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Corp Irving A Corliss
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Corp Irving A Corliss

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 20 Jun 1945 (aged 25)
Japan
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing ~ Court 7
Memorial ID 56127653 · View Source
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Irving served as a Corporal on B-29A #42-93953, 6th Bomber Squadron, 29th Bomber Group, Very Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Strafford County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on February 9, 1944 at Fort Deven's, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Skilled mechanic and also as Single, with dependents.

B-29A #42-93953 took off on May 5, 1945 from North Field on Guam for a precision bombing mission against Tachiarai Airfield, Kyushu, Japan. They were shot down by Japanese aircraft and crashed, possibly at sea, during the war. Eight parachutes were seen to open by other planes.

Irving became a POW of the Japanese Army.

Based on Japanese records, Irving, along with 3 other crewmen, were shot and killed while trying to escape during the war.

His remains were not recovered and he was later declared "Missing In Action".

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31376497

Irving also has a "Cenotaph" in the Forest Glade Cemetery, Somersworth, New Hampshire with his Dad. His headstone there shows the date his B-29 was shot down and not the actual date he was killed.

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Airmen who perished from B-29A #42-93953:

Bassett, Clark B, Jr ~ Corp, NY
Berry, Jack M ~ 2nd Lt, GA ~ Shot while POW
Calvin, Merlin R ~ Pvt, MO ~ Shot while POW
Chapman, William H ~ T/Sgt, NM
Corliss, Irving A ~ Corp, NH ~ Shot while POW
Dengler, Jack V ~ Sgt, IL ~ Shot while POW
Finkelstein, Joseph H ~ 2nd Lt, CA
Howard, Albert R ~ Sgt, AL
Miller, Ralph B ~ 1st, Pilot, MI
Roush, Clyde M ~ 1st Lt, KS
Winder, Charles C ~ 2nd Lt, UT

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56127653
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Irving A Corliss (26 Feb 1920–20 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56127653, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .