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1Lt Adrian P Payne

Birth
New York, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 22)
Myanmar
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56757161 · View Source
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His parents were John Hedley Payne and Catherine Agatha (Ward) Payne.

Payne was the co-pilot of B-24J #44-40588, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a five plane formation that departed Pandaveswar India to bomb targets at Moulmein Burma. Five minutes after dropping their bombs the formation was jumped by eight to twelve Japanese fighters. On about the third or fourth pass the bomber's #2 engine caught fire. The pilot shut down the engine, the fire went out and they made a diving left turn into clouds. They were not seen again.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

Payne received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from California.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56757161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Adrian P Payne (13 May 1922–22 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56757161, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .