TSgt Paul J Koerner

TSgt Paul J Koerner

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 26 May 1944 (aged 27–28)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56773220 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Gertrude Gibbons who resided in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Paul served as a Technical Sergeant & Gunner on B-24J #42-100040, 374th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Washington County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 10, 1940, prior to the war, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-100040 took off from Changkung, China on a combat / sea search mission over and near Hainan, Island. They are believed to have been shot down and crashed at sea.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 13001466

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100040:

Arnold, Rex D ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OK
Goldsmith, Seymour ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Kelsey, Matthew O ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Koerner, Paul J ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, MD
Kryscio, Anthony S ~ S/Sgt, Radar Operator, PA
Rice, John R ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MO
Sayer, Robert V ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, ID
Schulzkump, Lyle L ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NE
Tate, Luther W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, TX
Xita, Kosta ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56773220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Paul J Koerner (1916–26 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56773220, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .