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John Patrick Igoe

Birth
County Cork, Ireland
Death 3 Jun 1945 (aged 25)
Indonesia
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section D, Grave 11004
Memorial ID 5852378 · View Source
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John P. Igoe immigrated to the United States from Ireland and lived with his sister Mary Ellen Igoe in Brooklyn, NY; where he also made his living as a salesman. He became a U.S. Citizen at the age of 25 on Dec. 4, 1934. Enlisting in the United States Navy, John (SN 6473192), was assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet Squadron 14-1, Fleet Air Wing Fourteen. During WWII, John was killed in action while on a search mission as a member of Patrol Bombing Squadron VPB-20 in the vicinity of the Makassar Straits (Borneo's east coast), on June 4, 1945. His plane (a Navy Patrol Bomber - Martin Mariner PBM-5 Bureau No. 59062) and crew participated in a battle where two enemy transports were sunk. His plane was severely damaged and made on emergency beach landing in enemy territory on June 3. The location was one mile from the village of Tanahmeja, Island of Celebes (now Sulawesi), Netherlands East Indies. Avation Machinist's Mate First Class (AMM1/c), John P. Igoe was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Flying Cross (Air Medal) and the Bronze Star. He was buried at the Long Island National Military Cemetery, Pinelawn, NY at 2:30 PM on June 11, 1948. Section D - Grave 11004. Uncle John, we love you and will never forget you. May God grant you, your aircrew and all freedom-loving Patriots Eternal Rest.


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AMM1 US NAVY
WORLD WAR II


  • Created by: James E. "Jimmie" Carter, Jr.
  • Added: 17 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5852378
  • Gary Cooper
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Patrick Igoe (30 Sep 1919–3 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5852378, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by James E. "Jimmie" Carter, Jr. (contributor 46506609) .