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SSgt. Arthur R McCormack

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SSgt. Arthur R McCormack

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 1 May 1943 (aged 27–28)
France
Burial Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot I Row 13 Grave 6
Memorial ID 56350737 View Source
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Arthur served as a Staff Sergeant and Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F #42-5780 "Black Swan", 427th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Aroostook County, Maine prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 4, 1942 in Bangor, Maine. He was noted as being employed as a Hunters and trapper and also as Single, with dependents.

Arthur was "Killed In Action" when his B-17F was hit by a direct aerial bomb and crashed near St. Pere-en-Retz, France during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Pont du Cens Cemetery, France and was later repatriated here.

Service # 31099995

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The 10 man Crew of the "Black Swan":

Cashman, Daniel J., S/Sgt, Gunner, Massachusetts, KIA
Fields, Harley W., T/Sgt, Radio-Op, Michigan, KIA
Griffin, Powell E., T/Sgt, Engineer, Alabama, POW
McCormick, Arthur R., S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, Maine, KIA
Neill, John L., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, California, POW
Parker, David H., 2nd Lt, Bombardier, North Carolina, POW
Roach, Harry E., Jr, 2nd Lt, Navigator, Pennsylvania, EVD
Sterling, Jay R., 1st Lt, Pilot, Iowa, KIA
Whalon, William R., S/Sgt, Gunner, Connecticut, KIA
Cleavelin, Jessie C., S/Sgt, Gunner, Oklahoma, KIA

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56350737
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56350737/arthur-r-mccormack : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt. Arthur R McCormack (1915–1 May 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56350737, citing Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .