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PFC Frank B Di Paola

Death 15 May 1944 (aged 21)
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 43989175 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Ivan Anderson who resided in Seattle, Washington.

Frank served as a Private First Class & Crew Chief on C-87 #43-30593, India-China Wing, Air Transport Command, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hartford County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 29, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.

C-87 #43-30593 took off from Jorhat, India on a transport mission to Chengtu, China. They never arrived at their destination and went missing somewhere in either India or China during the war.

Frank was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission.

Service # 11101215

Frank also has a "Cenotaph" in the Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, Connecticut with his parents.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on C-87 #43-30593:

Anderson, Clarence I ~ Pvt, Radio Operator, WA
Christian, Carl F ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Di Paola, Frank B ~ Pfc, Crew Chief, CT
McDowell, James D ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IN

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

Special thanks to: ShaneO
for submitting this record for bio updates!


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PFC, India-China Wing, Air Transport Command




  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 6 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43989175
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Frank B Di Paola (23 Sep 1922–15 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43989175, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .