2Lt John M Meisner

2Lt John M Meisner

Birth
Death 9 Oct 1944
Morobe, Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Memorial ID 56762140 · View Source
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John's remains were discovered in 2002 and recovered in 2003. His remains were identified in 2006. He is now interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

" Click Here " for that record.

A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at Manila to signify that his remains were recovered.


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John served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24D "Mr. Five By Five" #42-40505, 360th Service Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

B-24D #42-40505 took off from Nadzab Airfield (No. 1) on a local training flight bound for Port Moresby. They encountered a thunderstorm and went missing in the Nadzab area during the war.

John was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

After his remains were recovered his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

Service # O-777903

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40505:

De Carlo, John A ~ Corp, Asst. Radio, NJ
Green, John F ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Johnson, Hugh L, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, AL
Knudsen, Walter ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Meisner, John M ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, MA
Mohr, William G ~ Corp, Gunner, PA
Pushkar, Michael J ~ Corp, Engineer, PA
Raney, Robert E ~ Corp, Radio Operator, IN
Stenen, Byron L ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA

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Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for noticing that his remains were recovered!

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56762140
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt John M Meisner (unknown–9 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56762140, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .