AOM2 Ora H. Sharninghouse Jr.


AOM2 Ora H. Sharninghouse Jr.

Ohio, USA
Death 9 Sep 1944 (aged 22)
Cenotaph Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Navy Reserve Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Ora H. Sharninghouse, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.

On Sept. 8, 1944, Sharninghouse was a member of the Navy Torpedo Squadron Eighteen (VT-18), USS Intrepid, on a bombing mission against Japanese positions on Babelthuap Island, Palau. As the aircraft reached the target area, the pilot began a dive near Bokerugeru Point and the crew released its 2,000-pound bomb. While attempting to pull out of the dive, the bomb hit an ammunition dump and exploded. The explosion tore the tail from the aircraft, causing it to crash off-shore. Sharninghouse was reported missing in action.

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Sharninghouse's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.


His burial location is here.


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  • Maintained by: Lance Ramsey-Roberts
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56766116
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for AOM2 Ora H. Sharninghouse Jr. (16 Aug 1922–9 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56766116, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Lance Ramsey-Roberts (contributor 50694968) .