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PVT Delmar Russal Stephens

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PVT Delmar Russal Stephens

Birth
Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Death 9 Sep 1944 (aged 21)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 184095297 View Source

Delmar served as a Private, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Macomb County, Michigan prior to the war.

Delmar was a passenger on C-47A #42-23870 that was assigned to the 54th Troop Carrier Squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

C-47A #42-23870 took off, with a crew of 4 & 5 passengers, from Cape Field, Fort Glen, Alaska on a transport mission to Shemya Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. They were last heard from by radio as being approximately 30 miles west of Fort Glenn. After that radio contact they were not seen nor heard from again and believed to have crashed at sea due to severe weather turbulence in the area.

Delmar was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash.

Service # 36559547

Delmar also has a "Cenotaph" in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on C-47A #42-23870:

Edwards, Frederick A ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
Hand, Robert F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, NC
Hattenbach, Alfred D ~ Pfc, Passenger, PA
Moeller, Clarence A ~ Pfc, Passenger, IL
Norman, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Renstrom, Gerhard N ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, MN
Rhea, John E ~ Pfc, Passenger, VA
Rogers, Charles H, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, ME
Stephens, Delmar R ~ Pvt, Passenger, MI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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