SSgt John R Chrisman

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SSgt John R Chrisman

Iowa, USA
Death 12 May 1945 (aged 26–27)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56769862 · View Source
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John served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on a B-24 (# unknown ), 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cook County, Illinois prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 6, 1941, prior to the war, in Chicago, Illinois. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Architect and also as Single, without dependents.

The B-24 that he was on was last seen by others to explode right before it crashed into the sea. Cause is currently unknown and the entire crew perished.

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

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 36035115

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Baum, Bertram I ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Chrisman, John R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Jordan, Emil A ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
La Maye, Frank V ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Morris, Leo G, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, ID
Moskovitz, Morree ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Wells, Donal D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, DC
Wood, Thomas C ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, VA
Worfolk, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, RI
Young, William W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL

One of the above crew members served as a "Radio Operator" and the records don't indicate which one of them.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Previously added to Find A Grave,
source unknown:

Chicago Tribune 6/29/1945 Abstract

S/Sgt. John R. Chrisman, U.S.A.A.F., armorer gunner, late of 1523 Addison, killed in action over Mindoro, P.I., May 12 1945, son of Cuba and Lorenz, brother of Thomas, R.T.3/c U.S.N., William Robert, Merchant Marine, Major George and Betty Hedblom, Pvt. Carl and Jane Dahl. Memorial service Buena Memorial Presbyterian church.


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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56769862
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt John R Chrisman (1918–12 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56769862, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .