2Lt Adelino D Flores

Birth
Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 Nov 1942 (aged 23)
Northern (Oro), Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot D Row 9 Grave 99
Memorial ID 56760289 · View Source
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His next of kin was noted as Jesse Flores who resided in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Adelino served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-25C #41-12982, 90th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Bristol County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 20, 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

B-25C #41-12982 took off from Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea on a bombing mission attacking anti-aircraft installations at Buna, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.

Over the target, this B-25 sustained a direct hit on the wing, causing it to catch fire and crash near the shoreline. 1st Lt. Lindsay & S/Sgt Hill were able to parachute out however they were never seen again.

Adelino was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-791685

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Airmen who perished on B-25C #41-12982:

Baggenstoss, Alexander J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MN
Flores, Adelino D ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, MA
Hill, John L ~ S/Sgt, Togglier, NY
Lindsay, Archibald ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NJ
Pansier, Norbert W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, WI
Yeager, Richard O ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, LA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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