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Corp Carl A Drain

Corp Carl A Drain

New York, USA
Death 10 Dec 1944 (aged 21)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 75404178 · View Source
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Carl served as a Corporal & Engineer on C-47A #42-24215, 41st Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Lima, Livingston County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 18, 1943 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as a Salespersons and also as being married.

C-47A #42-24215 took off from Dobodura Airfield on a cargo flight to Hollandia, and crashed into the Sarawaget range durng the war.

Carl, along with the rest of the crew, was first declared "Missing In Action" and noted as unrecoverable by the military.

In 2004 the crash site was located and the remains of the entire crew were recovered.

Carl's status was then changed to "Killed In Action" when his remains were recovered.

Service # 32735839

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Airmen who perished on this aircraft:

Cameron, Robert H ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IN
Campbell, Stanley D ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NV
Cunningham, George E ~ Corp, Radio Operator, NY
Drain, Carl A ~ Corp, Engineer, NY
Sasko, Vladimir M ~ Capt, Passenger, IL

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 24 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75404178
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Carl A Drain (24 May 1923–10 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75404178, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .