PFC Howard G Spencer

PFC Howard G Spencer

Kansas, USA
Death 13 Oct 1942 (aged 33)
Burial Admire, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 23024842 · View Source
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PFC Kansas Army Air Forces WW II.

Serial No. #18058627

NARA War Department records list this soldiers Home of Record as Shawnee County, Kansas...Died Non-Battle.

PFC Spencer was a crewman on B-26B #41-17590, assigned to the 5th Air Force, 38th Bombardment Group, 70th Bombardment Squadron. They were flying from Nandi airfield in Fiji on a local altitude training flight. They had a mid-air collision with P-39D #41-7043 south of Itai Island. Both planes plummeted into the sea and all men aboard were killed.

Because his body was not recovered, Spencer's name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii(see Memorial ID 56132313). .

***Many thanks to Janice (#46569014) for the transfer of this memorial to my care as well as adding her photo. It is very much appreciated***

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  • Maintained by: Eric Ackerman
  • Originally Created by: Janice
  • Added: 21 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 23024842
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Howard G Spencer (10 May 1909–13 Oct 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23024842, citing Admire Cemetery, Admire, Lyon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Eric Ackerman (contributor 48445240) .