2Lt John Joseph McInerney, Jr

Iowa, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 23–24)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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His parents were John Joseph McInerney and Avis Josephine (Sloan) McInerney.

McInerney was the co-pilot of B-24J #44-40992, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a five plane formation that departed Pandaveswar India to bomb targets at Moulmein Burma. Five minutes after dropping their bombs the formation was jumped by eight to twelve Japanese fighters. During the attacks McInerney's plane collided with one of the other bombers in the formation causing both to crash into the Bay of Martaban, killing both crews.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

McInerney received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Montana.



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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56789753
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt John Joseph McInerney, Jr (1920–22 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56789753, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .