1Lt John R Cunningham

1Lt John R Cunningham

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Death 19 Nov 1944 (aged 19–20)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 55923434 · View Source
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John serve as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #44-41258, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Rock County, Wisconsin prior to the war.

B-24J #44-41258 took off, with a crew of 10, from Mokmer Airfield, Biak, Numfor Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia on a strike mission over Libby Airfield, Mindanao, Philippines.

B-24J #44-41258 was last seen near the target but was not seen again and did not return to base. The entire crew was lost on this mission.

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

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-771325

John also has a "Cenotaph" in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Wisconsin.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-41258:

Boettcher, James E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, WI
Clark, Louis D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CA
Cunningham, John R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WI
Gibson, Robert J ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Heerey, James T ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Marino, Philip J ~ Sgt, Nose Gunner, LA
Millner, William M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Rivers, Jewel A ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, AL
Tata, Ambrozio B ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, OH
Wachal, Gerald J ~ FO, Navigator, IA

( Bio, Family Link & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55923434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt John R Cunningham (1924–19 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55923434, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .