Lieut Arthur Kwun Puey Chinn

Lieut Arthur Kwun Puey Chinn

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 27 Aug 1944 (aged 23)
France
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 73100600 · View Source
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Shot down over France in a P-51. #42-103451
10th PRG /12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Air Force


Chinn Rites Set Tuesday

Final rites for 1st Lt. Arthur K. P. Chinn, killed in air fighting over Brest, France, in August, 1944, will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the graveside in Salt Lake City Cemetery. Lt. Chinn, air corps, was the first Chinese-American form a Utah home to fall in battle in World War II. He was the son of Edward M. Chinn and Mrs. May S. Chinn, 153 Pierpont St. During his service in the European theater he was decorated with the air medal, with four oak leaf clusters and the distinguished flying cross. Born in Salt Lake City, Aug. 25, 1921, Lt. Chinn attended the Grant Elementary School and was graduated from West High School in 1938. Prior to entering the service, he was a news service and commercial photographer and was also associated with the Ray King News Photo service. He entered the service in June, 1942, receiving his commission and wings at Brooks Field, Tex., a year later. After several months training at Meridian field, Miss. and St. Petersburg, Fla., he was ordered to the European theater. Besides his parents, he is survived by the following brother and sisters, Herbert Q. Chinn, Salt Lake City, and Miss Virginia R. Chinn, and Miss Vivian O. Chinn, Los Angeles. Friends may call at 125 North Main St., Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. (The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT, Sunday, Oct. 24, 1948, p. B2, Col. 3


Inscription

ARTHUR K P CHINN
UTAH
1ST LIEUT 12 AAF TAC RCN SQ
WORLD WAR II
AUG 25 1921 - AUG 27 1944


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  • Created by: mokennehan
  • Added: 9 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73100600
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Arthur Kwun Puey Chinn (25 Aug 1921–27 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73100600, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by mokennehan (contributor 47119719) .