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2LT Jack S Connor

Birth
Death 22 May 1944 (aged 27)
Chimbu (Simbu), Papua New Guinea
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 190836909 View Source
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Jack served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on F-7A "Under Exposed" #42-73052, 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, 6th Photographic Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in King County, Washington prior to the war.

F-7A #42-73052 took off, with a crew of 11 and 2 other F-7As, from Nadzab Airfield, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on a combat mapping mission over Padaidori Island Group, Biak, Numfor Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia.

Shortly after takeoff they crashed, for an unknown reason, into Mount Wilhelm, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea. The entire crew was lost in this crash.

Jack was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-729317

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Airmen who perished on F-7A #42-73052:

Barstow, Loren G ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Boudreaux, Stephen J, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, LA
Connor, Jack S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WA
Degollado, Luis ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Diamond, Leonard ~ Sgt, Photographer, CT
Dick, George ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Harvey, George M ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Maillie, Edwin P ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, IA
Puck, Douglas H ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MN
Schmitt, John W ~ Sgt, Gunner, WA
Valentine, Harold M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, LA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Gravesite Details "Flat Bronze Marker" in Cemetery ... May be mounted on the back of another headstone.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 24 Jun 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 190836909
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/190836909/jack-s-connor : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Jack S Connor (22 Jul 1916–22 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 190836909, citing Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .