Corp Dominic P Verdi

Corp Dominic P Verdi

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 May 1944 (aged 28)
Central, Papua New Guinea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Son of Mrs. Raphaella Verdi who resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dominic served as a Corporal & Engineer on C-47 #41-18661, 21st Squadron, 374th Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on August 11, 1941, prior to the war, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Shoemaker and also as Single, without dependents.

C-47 #41-18661 took off, with a crew of 4 and 1 passenger, from Dobodura Airfield, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea on a cargo mission to Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea.

They crashed, for an unknown reason, near Lake Myola, Central Province, Papua New Guinea. There is some indications that they may have been shot down by Japanese forces in the area.

Dominic was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross".

Service # 13028681

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Those who perished on C-47 #41-18661:

Only the remains of Col. Brewer were recovered from this crash.

Brewer, John H ~ Col, Passenger, CT
Gower, Lorenzo R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TN
Hickman, James G ~ Corp, Radio Operator, OH
Verdi, Dominic P ~ Corp, Engineer, PA
Wood, Robert W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, FL

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56769228
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Dominic P Verdi (12 Jan 1916–13 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56769228, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .