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Capt Lawrence Copeland Archer

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Capt Lawrence Copeland Archer Veteran

Birth
Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
4 Feb 1945 (aged 41)
India
Burial
Lemay Township, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Add to Map
Plot
SECTION 78 SITE 1034D-E
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Capt. Lawrence C. Archer DNB

Home: New York

Squadron:

Service ID: 32539828.

Awards:

Pilot


MACR# 12033

Target: Transfer Mission

Mission Date: 4-Feb-45

Serial Number: # 42-107386

Aircraft Model C-46A

Aircraft Letter:

Aircraft Name:

Location:55 miles West of Karoi India

Cause: Mechanical

2 Crew 33 passengers DIS 1 survivor.


This C46 with a crew of Two and 33 passengers departed Chabua Air base India for Karachi Pakistan. While flying over remote Jungle terrain they developed mechanical problems caught fire and crashed on mountain elevation of 6559 feet killing 35. Twenty two of the passengers were in the 22nd Bomb Squadron 341st Bomb Group being sent home for reassignment. Miraculously there was 1 survivor T/Sgt. Marvin H. Jacobs. He walked away with minor cuts and bruises and was soon rescued by locals and repatriated to the US. The casualties were eventually located and buried in a mass grave at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in 1950.


Captain Archer remains are buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. He has a cenotaph memorial Beaver Cemetery East Bridgewater Plymouth County Massachusetts his body was not recovered.


Passengers and crew of 42-107386

1st/Lt. Lawrence C. Archer

1st/Lt. Lawrence C. Archer

1st/Lt. Kenneth R. Arnette

1st/Lt. Thomas J. Harper

1st/Lt. James W. Brokaw

1st/Lt. Myron L. Cook

1st/Lt. John A. Flach

1st/Lt. John F. McDonough Jr.

1st/Lt. Charles B. Moore

1st/Lt. Harold B. Morse

1st/Lt. Howard S. Pierson

1st/Lt. William E. Price

1st/Lt. Frederick J. Raubinger

1st/Lt. Louis F. Worland

1st/Lt. Marshall Young

2nd/Lt. Robert H. Maddox

Fl/Of. Cecil A. Weaver

T/Sgt. Allan H. Cousins

T/Sgt. Philip Feld

T/Sgt. Robert E. Finks

T/Sgt. Lawrence G. Jacobs

T/Sgt. Scott F. Mitchell

S/Sgt. Harlan G. Casper

S/Sgt. Joseph B. Hewitt Jr.

S/Sgt. Merrill R. Hyde

S/Sgt. David McKissock Jr.

S/Sgt. Ernest B. Schenck

S/Sgt. Forman F. Smith

Sgt. Joseph F. Kehrer

Pfc. Buster Beck

Pfc. Lester F. Sellers

Pfc. James G. Goodman

Pfc. Norman C. Maxfeldt

Private Harold B. Erwin


Survivor T/Sgt. Marvin H Jacobs

Capt. Lawrence C. Archer DNB

Home: New York

Squadron:

Service ID: 32539828.

Awards:

Pilot


MACR# 12033

Target: Transfer Mission

Mission Date: 4-Feb-45

Serial Number: # 42-107386

Aircraft Model C-46A

Aircraft Letter:

Aircraft Name:

Location:55 miles West of Karoi India

Cause: Mechanical

2 Crew 33 passengers DIS 1 survivor.


This C46 with a crew of Two and 33 passengers departed Chabua Air base India for Karachi Pakistan. While flying over remote Jungle terrain they developed mechanical problems caught fire and crashed on mountain elevation of 6559 feet killing 35. Twenty two of the passengers were in the 22nd Bomb Squadron 341st Bomb Group being sent home for reassignment. Miraculously there was 1 survivor T/Sgt. Marvin H. Jacobs. He walked away with minor cuts and bruises and was soon rescued by locals and repatriated to the US. The casualties were eventually located and buried in a mass grave at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in 1950.


Captain Archer remains are buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. He has a cenotaph memorial Beaver Cemetery East Bridgewater Plymouth County Massachusetts his body was not recovered.


Passengers and crew of 42-107386

1st/Lt. Lawrence C. Archer

1st/Lt. Lawrence C. Archer

1st/Lt. Kenneth R. Arnette

1st/Lt. Thomas J. Harper

1st/Lt. James W. Brokaw

1st/Lt. Myron L. Cook

1st/Lt. John A. Flach

1st/Lt. John F. McDonough Jr.

1st/Lt. Charles B. Moore

1st/Lt. Harold B. Morse

1st/Lt. Howard S. Pierson

1st/Lt. William E. Price

1st/Lt. Frederick J. Raubinger

1st/Lt. Louis F. Worland

1st/Lt. Marshall Young

2nd/Lt. Robert H. Maddox

Fl/Of. Cecil A. Weaver

T/Sgt. Allan H. Cousins

T/Sgt. Philip Feld

T/Sgt. Robert E. Finks

T/Sgt. Lawrence G. Jacobs

T/Sgt. Scott F. Mitchell

S/Sgt. Harlan G. Casper

S/Sgt. Joseph B. Hewitt Jr.

S/Sgt. Merrill R. Hyde

S/Sgt. David McKissock Jr.

S/Sgt. Ernest B. Schenck

S/Sgt. Forman F. Smith

Sgt. Joseph F. Kehrer

Pfc. Buster Beck

Pfc. Lester F. Sellers

Pfc. James G. Goodman

Pfc. Norman C. Maxfeldt

Private Harold B. Erwin


Survivor T/Sgt. Marvin H Jacobs


Inscription

CAPT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II



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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: Aug 25, 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41119352/lawrence_copeland-archer: accessed ), memorial page for Capt Lawrence Copeland Archer (11 Jun 1903–4 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 41119352, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay Township, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366).