Hugh Pierce MacPherson

Hugh Pierce MacPherson

Birth
Cameron, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Dec 1943 (aged 23)
Rangoon, Yangon Region, Myanmar
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 79 SITE 449C-E
Memorial ID 41119756 · View Source
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1LT, 493 AAF BOMB SQ, 7 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
He served on the B-24J #42-73159, nicknamed 'Tough Baba', serving with the 10th Air Force. They were part of a formation of B-24s on a bombing mission to Insein, Burma, near Rangoon. Fierce enemy opposition of anti-aircraft fire and fighter planes was encountered. Before reaching the target the plane was hit by A-A and the right wing was smoking badly as the ship dropped and slid off in a banking turn to the right. Between eight and ten enemy fighters began attacking the disabled ship. The plane dropped about 3000-6000 feet before bursting into flames and exploding.


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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 25 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41119756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Pierce MacPherson (31 Mar 1920–1 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41119756, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .