FltOff Gerald J Wachal

FltOff Gerald J Wachal

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 19 Nov 1944 (aged 20–21)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56764089 · View Source
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Gerald serve as a Flight Officer & Navigator on B-24J #44-41258, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Linn County, Iowa prior to the war.

B-24J #44-41258 took off, with a crew of 10, from Mokmer Airfield, Biak, Numfor Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia on a strike mission over Libby Airfield, Mindanao, Philippines.

B-24J #44-41258 was last seen near the target but was not seen again and did not return to base. The entire crew was lost on this mission.

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

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # T-127638

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-41258:

Boettcher, James E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, WI
Clark, Louis D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CA
Cunningham, John R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WI
Gibson, Robert J ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Heerey, James T ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Marino, Philip J ~ Sgt, Nose Gunner, LA
Millner, William M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Rivers, Jewel A ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, AL
Tata, Ambrozio B ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, OH
Wachal, Gerald J ~ FO, Navigator, IA

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

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56764089
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for FltOff Gerald J Wachal (1923–19 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56764089, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .