Sgt Warren F McLaughlin

Sgt Warren F McLaughlin

Death 24 Oct 1944
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56773494 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until March 15, 1946

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Husband of Florence McLaughlin who resided in Detroit, Michigan.

Warren served as a Sergeant & Asst. Engineer / Gunner on B-24J #44-40947, 72nd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Wayne County, Michigan prior to the war.

B-24J #44-40947 took off from Pitu Airfield (APO 719) on Morotai, North Maluku Province, Indonesia on an armed search for enemy shipping off Borneo. After take off, nothing was ever heard from the bomber again. It is unknown if this B-24 was lost due to bad weather, mechanical failure or enemy action.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 36518525

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-40947:

Albert, William A, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WA
Bailes, Keith C ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Faust, George H ~ Pvt, Photographer, PA
Holland, Calvin S ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Ivey, Josie W ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, FL
Lape, Dwane E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WA
McLaughlin, Warren F ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Palmer, Donald N ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Runde, Kenneth P ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Schow, Mason R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Worley, Charles D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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