Sgt Broadus McClellan Valentine

Sgt Broadus McClellan Valentine

Harlan County, Kentucky, USA
Death 15 Jan 1945 (aged 30)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56778003 · 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 January 16, 1946, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Husband of Mrs. Broadus M. Valintine who resided in Washington, D.C.

Broadus served as a Sergeant, 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Washington, D.C. prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 5, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Messenger and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married after his enlistment.

Broadus was a passenger on C-46D #44-77452.

C-46D #44-77452 took off from Mokmer Airfield, Papua New Guinea on an operational flight to Morotai Airfield, Indonesia. They never arrived at Morotai and were considered a possible battle casualty.

Broadus was declared "Missing In Action" while on this flight during the war.

Service # 33069133

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Airmen who perished on C-46D #44-77452

Derrico, Patsy V ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Lindquist, James ~ Sgt, Passenger, MA
Prewitt, John W ~ Corp, Passenger, KY
Price, George ~ Corp, Radio Operator, NY
Valentine, Broadus M ~ Sgt, Passenger, DC
Veach, Ralph ~ Corp, Passenger, IN
Walmsley, Thomas O ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Winberg, Robert F ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett



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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56778003
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Broadus McClellan Valentine (25 Jul 1914–15 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56778003, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .