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SSGT Alvin J Lenox

Connecticut, USA
Death 9 Aug 1943 (aged 26–27)
Arunachal Pradesh, India
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 170995383 · View Source
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Alvin served as a Staff Sergeant on C-87 #42-107259, 77th Squadron, 22nd Transport Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hartford County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a Private on September 7, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Radio operator and also as Married.

C-87 #42-107259 took off from Yangkai, China on August 9, 1943 enroute to Jorhat, India and was not heard from again. The plane was found in 2008 near Donli, Arunachal Pradesh, India. No remains were found however a local noted they were buried close to the wreckage. As of October, 2016 no one is believed to have returned to the site.

Alvin was declared "Missing In Action" in the "Line Of Duty" in this crash.

Service # 6136475

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Airmen who perished on C-87 #42-107259:

Funk, John W, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, OH
Johnson, Donald A ~ Corp, IL
Lenox, Alvin J ~ S/Sgt, CT
Perry, Tom ~ Capt, FL
Tennison, John T, Jr ~ 1st Lt, MO

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!







  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 8 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 170995383
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Alvin J Lenox (1916–9 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170995383, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .