CPL John Robert Clanton

CPL John Robert Clanton

Birth
Death 8 Jun 1942 (aged 20)
Auckland, New Zealand
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot O 15
Memorial ID 64129582 · View Source
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CPL, 31 AAF BOMB SQUADRON, 2 BOMB GP

Killed in the crash of US Army Air Corps
B-17E Flying Fortress #41-2667 when the
aircraft failed to gain altitude on takeoff
from the airdrome at Whenuapai, Auckland,
New Zealand for a flight to Laverton, Victoria,
Australia during World War II.

All eleven aboard died when the cargo of
bombs detonated after the the plane had
impacted the ground and caught fire.

The personnel killed were:

Col. Richard E Cobb, Pilot
Capt. James R Bruce, Jr, Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Edward H Hoffman, Navigator
TSgt. Charles P Brunson, Crew
Sgt. Harry Cohn, Crew
TSgt. Joe F Lopez, Crew
Cpl. John R. Clanton, Crew
Cpl. James Herriotts, Jr, Crew
Pvt. Curtis Childers, Crew
Lt. Edwin W Hurst, Passenger, US Navy
Capt. Jean Clovis Alexandre Gilbert, Passenger, Free French Navy (Noumea)


Inscription

PENNSYLVANIA
CPL 2 AAF BOMB GROUP
WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 12 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64129582
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL John Robert Clanton (30 Jan 1922–8 Jun 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 64129582, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .