Corp Carl A Spangler

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Jun 1945 (aged 37)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Son of Mrs. Nellie Spangler who resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Carl served as a Corporal, 68th Airways and Communications Service Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was a passenger & worked with the AACS testers on OA-10A #44-34050, 1551st Army Air Force Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 29, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in woodworking and also as Married.

OA-10A #44-34050, with a crew of 4 and 8 passengers, took off from Mokerang, Los Negros, Admiralty Islands on a radio range testing mission & and also testing of a new "Direction Finding Evaluation" piece of equipment that had recently been install at the base unit. Seven (7) of the Passengers were members of the Army Airways Communications System Group's team (AACS).

They were contacted by radio 4 times. During the 4th radio contact they were told to standby as the base unit had an emergency broadcast they needed to handle first. They were never seen or heard from again and are assumed to have run out of fuel and crashed in the sea.

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

Service # 13098504

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Crew who perished on OA-10A #44-34050:

Bauer, Earnest J ~ Corp, Engineer, NJ
Beirdneau, Ralph E ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Drew, Paul W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Paige, Harry D, Jr ~ Corp, Radio Operator, MA

Passengers who perished on OA-10A #44-34050:

Crouch, Paul C ~ 1st Lt, AACS, TX
Eisele, Robert P ~ S/Sgt, AACS, OH
Flicker, Robert L ~ 2nd Lt, AACS, NY
Greco, Ralph J ~ 2nd Lt, AACS, NY
Johnson, Gordon A ~ 1st Lt, AACS, MN
Spangler, Carl A ~ Corp, AACS, PA
Tittler, Milton M ~ 2nd Lt, AACS, NY
Walker, Clyde A ~ Sgt, OR

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56769016
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Carl A Spangler (6 Sep 1907–21 Jun 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56769016, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .