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Corp Earnest John Bauer

Corp Earnest John Bauer

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Death 21 Jun 1945
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56786812 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Sophie Bauer who resided in Paulsboro, New Jersey.

Earnest served as a Corporal & Flight Engineer on OA-10A #44-34050, 1551st Army Air Force Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Gloucester County, New Jersey prior to the war.

OA-10A #44-34050, with a crew of 4 and 8 passengers, took off from Mokerang, Los Negros, Admiralty Islands on a radio range testing mission & and also testing of a new "Direction Finding Evaluation" piece of equipment that had recently been install at the base unit. Seven (7) of the Passengers were members of the Army Airways Communications System Group's team (AACS).

They were contacted by radio 4 times. During the 4th radio contact they were told to standby as the base unit had an emergency broadcast they needed to handle first. They were never seen or heard from again and are assumed to have run out of fuel and crashed in the sea.

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

Service # 32757555

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Crew who perished on OA-10A #44-34050:

Bauer, Earnest J ~ Corp, Engineer, NJ
Beirdneau, Ralph E ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Drew, Paul W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Paige, Harry D, Jr ~ Corp, Radio Operator, MA

Passengers who perished on OA-10A #44-34050:

Crouch, Paul C ~ 1st Lt, AACS, TX
Eisele, Robert P ~ S/Sgt, AACS, OH
Flicker, Robert L ~ 2nd Lt, AACS, NY
Greco, Ralph J ~ 2nd Lt, AACS, NY
Johnson, Gordon A ~ 1st Lt, AACS, MN
Spangler, Carl A ~ Corp, AACS, PA
Tittler, Milton M ~ 2nd Lt, AACS, NY
Walker, Clyde A ~ Sgt, OR

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56786812
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Earnest John Bauer (unknown–21 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56786812, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .