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Lieut James D McGlynn

Lieut James D McGlynn

Birth
New York, USA
Death 25 Jul 1945 (aged 21)
Japan
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot D, 495 499
Memorial ID 3784794 · View Source
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James served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on B-29B "Maniuwa" (#42-63678), 402nd Bomber Squadron, 502nd Bomber Group, 20th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 28, 1943 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Messenger and also as Single, with dependents.

James was "Killed In Action", along with the rest of his crew, when his B-29 was hit by enemy flak and crashed into the Nippon Casting Company factory near Kawasaki, Japan during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Japan and was later repatriated here on July 19, 1949.

Service # O-835680

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Airmen who perished on B-29B (#42-63678):

Bordino, Charles J ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, New York
Cary, John P ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Minnesota
Dempsey, Harvey J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Wisconsin
Dillingham, Henry G ~ Capt, Flight Commander, Hawaii
Greene, John F ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Texas
LeBlanc, Joseph T H ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Massachusetts
McGlynn, James D ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, New York
Morrow, Edward R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Radar Operator, Ohio
Orner, Willis S ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, Pennsylvania
Reekstin, Theodore W ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, Michigan

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

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3784794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut James D McGlynn (18 Jul 1924–25 Jul 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3784794, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .