2LT Martin R Niemi

2LT Martin R Niemi

Birth
Death 20 Oct 1943 (aged 24)
Popondetta, Northern (Oro), Papua New Guinea
Burial Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 142333354 · View Source
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Second Lieutenant, 2nd Bomb Squadron,
22nd Bomb Group, World War II.

Killed when B-25D Mitchell #41-30573 had a
mid air collision with another B-25 over
the Dohudura airfield, New Guinea, during
formation training and the twin engined
medium bomber tumbled to earth, claiming
the lives of all seven aboard. The other
B-25 landed without casualties.

The airmen lost in the crash were:

Capt. Jason L Brown, pilot
1st Lt. Wirt A Johnson, Jr, co-pilot
1st Lt. Virgil D Fugler, Jr
2nd Lt. Martin R. Niemi
T/Sgt. Samuel R Robey
S/Sgt. James P Jordan
PFC Peter J Keane


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MICHIGAN
2 LIEUT AIR CORPS
WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details ASN O-746665

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tim Cook
  • Added: 7 Feb 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 142333354
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Martin R Niemi (20 Aug 1919–20 Oct 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142333354, citing Park Cemetery, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .