PFC Alice D King

PFC Alice D King

Birth
Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Death 30 May 1945 (aged 27–28)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Memorial ID 56248183 · View Source
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She was the daughter of Mrs. Emma King of Oswego, Oregon, according to the newspaper article from the Eugene Guard, Eugene, Oregon from June 6, 1945

Entered the service from Oregon.

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Missing in action after disappearance of the C-47B (44-76406) she was traveling on as passenger off the coast of Ghana (MACR 14550). The plane was carrying 18 members of the Women's Army Corp WACS and was normally a routine flight from Accra, British West Africa to Liberia.

Born in 1917 in in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She enlisted in the WACs in Portland, Oregon on May 11, 1944.

She was one of 159 WACs who arrived in Accra in November 1944 to serve with the Air Transport Command. Created to deliver troops and supplies overseas, as well as to transfer aircraft to where the planes were most needed, Air Transport Command spanned the globe.

The WACs who were part of the 1202nd Army Air Force Base Unit were older than most other recruits, as they were "chosen for maturity and work experience." Their average age was 28 and they collectively represented wide and varied life experiences and professions.


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56248183
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Alice D King (1917–30 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56248183, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .