Corp Harold H Langrock

Birth
New York, USA
Death 30 Aug 1943 (aged 31–32)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56752536 · View Source
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Harold served as a Corporal & Tail Gunner on B-24D #42-40217, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in New York County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 11, 1942 at Fort Jay, Governor's Island, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Clerk and also as Married.

B-24D #42-40217 took off from Carney Field on Guadalcanal on a bombing mission against Kahili Airfield on southern Bougainville along with 23 other bombers.

After releasing their bombs B-24D #42-40217 was attacked by possibly a Japanese Zero causing damage to the #1 & #2 engines and they crashed into the sea during the war.

Harold was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32313868

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40217:

Bernier, Roland W ~ Corp, Gunner, NH
Bloch, Arthur ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Couse, Fred A ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, FL
Falta, Walter A ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, MA
Haas, Edgar M ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
Knight, Frank J, Jr ~ Corp, Asst. Engineer, KY
Langrock, Harold H ~ Corp, Tail Gunner, NY
McDonald, Harry L ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MO
Sauer, Keith W ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, ID
Tuttle, Roy H ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA

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

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56752536
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Harold H Langrock (1911–30 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56752536, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .