SSgt John E Cunningham

SSgt John E Cunningham

Birth
Death 24 Mar 1945
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 55923433 · View Source
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Son of Vincent D. Cunningham who resided in Atlanta, Georgia.

John served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24L #44-49607, 9th Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Atlanta, Georgia prior to the war.

B-24L #44-49607 took off, with a crew of 10, from Pandaveswar Airfield, India on an objective bombing mission over a railroad bridge on the Burma-Siam Railway. Soon after takeoff they experienced engine trouble. The pilot was unable to feather the engine and gave the command to bailout. 6 of the crew were able to bailout successfully and 4 were not.

John was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart.

Service # 14147628

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Airmen who perished on B-24L #44-49607:

Cunningham, John E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, GA
Margolies, Nathan ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Reed, Edward ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MA
Scranton, Edwin E ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, OH

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55923433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt John E Cunningham (unknown–24 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55923433, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .