2LT John Calvin Grice

Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Jul 1944 (aged 21)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until February 15, 1946.

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John served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-25D #41-30058, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Clinton County, Indiana prior to the war.

B-25D #41-30058 took off, with a crew of 6, from Mokmer Airfield, Papua Province, Indonesia on a barge sweep mission over the Sorong area, province of West Papua, eastern Indonesia.

They were last seen on this sweep but never returned to base. The entire crew of 6 were lost on this mission during the war.

John was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-713411

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30058:

Anuta, Russell E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Bennett, Frederick E, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Ciaramella, Joseph ~ 2nd Lt, Bmb/Nav, PA
Goebel, Victor J ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, TX
Grice, John C ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IN
Hotz, Robert R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY

( Bio, Family Link & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT John Calvin Grice (18 May 1923–30 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56760643, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .