1Lt John Barr Willcoxon

Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, USA
Death 20 Jul 1943 (aged 28)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Service # 0-662616
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Headquarters Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: Kansas
Died: 20-Jul-43
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines
Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

NARA War Department records list this soldiers Home of Record as Decatur County, Kansas...Killed In Action...Pilot of B-24D-50-CO Liberator "Virgin III" #42-40327 that was shot down by fighters on a bombing mission against the Madang in New Guinea.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Kansas.


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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56764307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt John Barr Willcoxon (15 Jul 1915–20 Jul 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56764307, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .