James O Etter

James O Etter

Death 1942 (aged 24–25)
Burial Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 37085969 · View Source
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On August 2, 1942, Etter was the navigator on B-17E #41-2435 assigned to the 19th Bombardment Group, 28th Bombardment Squadron. The plane was part of a flight of B-17s searching for a Japanese convoy near Buna. The aircraft was attacked by ten Zeros and shot down, crashing into the Solomon Sea. Several men bailed out, but only one survived. The men were not officially declared dead by the Army until 1946.

Etter was from Cleveland County, OK. He received the Purple Heart.

He is also memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines

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son of Claude and Nellie Etter

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  • Created by: Robert Bennett
  • Added: 14 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 37085969
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James O Etter (1917–1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 37085969, citing IOOF Cemetery, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Robert Bennett (contributor 46637977) .