1Lt John K Booroojy

1Lt John K Booroojy

New Jersey, USA
Death 16 Nov 1942 (aged 21–22)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 10, 1945.

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John served as a First Lieutenant on B-24D "Punjab" #41-11902, 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 20, 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Engraver and also as Single, without dependents.

He was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant posthumously on July 25, 1945.

B-24D #41-11902 took off, with a crew of 10, from Iron Range Airfield, Queensland Australia on a bombing mission over Rabaul Harbor, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.

After take off this B-24 was not heard from nor seen again and is believed to have crashed into the sea possibly due to bad weather that was reported in the area or being shot down once reaching the target.

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

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-790296

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-11902:

Booroojy, John K ~ 1st Lt, Crew, NJ
Jordan, Vico W ~ Sgt, Crew, IL
Kinsella, Robert I ~ 1st Lt, Crew, TX
Meehan, Arthur W ~ Col, Pilot, IN
Morse, Raymond S ~ Maj, Co-Pilot, OK
Nayfa, Jimmie M ~ Sgt, Crew, OK
Pyron, Albert J ~ Corp, Crew, DC
Schooler, Forrest C ~ Corp, Crew, OH
Sorensen, Wallace S ~ 1st Lt, Crew, UT
Whiteman, William J ~ S/Sgt, Crew, OK

Note: Col. Meehan was the Commander of the 90th Bomber Group and is noted on records as the Pilot. Major Morse was noted as the Commander of the 320th Bomber Squadron. The positions of the rest of the crew is not recorded and unknown.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt John K Booroojy (1920–16 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56786980, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .