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SGT Maurice Myers

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SGT Maurice Myers

Birth
North Wales, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 May 1945 (aged 19)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section: 34, Site: 2240
Memorial ID 49263423 View Source
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Sergeant, 881st Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb
Group (VH), 20th Air Force, World War II.

Left Gunner aboard B-29 Superfortress
#44-69666.

Shot down over Tokyo, Japan on the night of
April 2, 1945. Parachuted from his aircraft and
taken as a Prisoner of War.

Died on May 26, 1945 when fire destroyed the
Tokyo Military Prison where he was being held.
His remains were identified and recovered.

Son of Stanley C. and Iris E. Myers, Souderton,
Pennsylvania.

The crew members (all died on May 26, 1945):

1st Lt. Edward G Law, A/C Pilot
2nd Lt. Gerauld L Giddings, Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Donald J Van Dever, Navigator
2nd Lt. David R Gerhardt, Bombardier
TSgt. Raymond C Richmond , Flight Engineer
Sgt. Harry E McMillen, Right Gunner
Sgt. Leonard J McNeill, Tail Gunner
Sgt. Maurice Myers, Left Gunner
Sgt. Robert H Nead, Radar Operator
Sgt. Thaddeus J Pasternak, Radio Operator

One crew member, CFC Gunner Sergeant
Ray F. Hopper, survived the ordeal in Tokyo and
was returned to the United States following
liberation.

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PENNSYLVANIA
SGT
500 AAF BOMB GP
WORLD WAR II


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