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2Lt Paul Rogers Kuhns

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 24–25)
Myanmar
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56767988 · View Source
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He attended Muhlenberg College and was the son of Franklin Ewellyn Kuhns and Mabel R Kuhns.

Kuhns was the navigator on B-24J #44-40588, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a five plane formation that departed Pandaveswar India to bomb targets at Moulmein Burma. Five minutes after dropping their bombs the formation was jumped by eight to twelve Japanese fighters. On about the third or fourth pass the bomber's #2 engine caught fire. The pilot shut down the engine, the fire went out and they made a diving left turn into clouds. They were not seen again.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Pennsylvania.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56767988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Paul Rogers Kuhns (1919–22 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56767988, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .