Lieut Hugh Pierce MacPherson

Lieut Hugh Pierce MacPherson

Birth
Cameron, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Dec 1943 (aged 23)
Rangoon, Yangon Region, Myanmar
Burial Cameron, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 84636871 · View Source
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He attended Lees McRae Jr. College.

Macpherson was the navigator on B-24J #42-73159, nicknamed 'Tough Baba', serving with the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a formation of B-24s on a bombing mission to Insein, Burma, near Rangoon. Fierce enemy opposition of anti-aircraft fire and fighter planes was encountered. Before reaching the target the plane was hit by A-A and the right wing was smoking badly as the ship dropped and slid off in a banking turn to the right. Between eight and ten enemy fighters began attacking the disabled ship. The plane dropped about 3000-6000 feet before bursting into flames and exploding.

His actual burial location is in a group burial with others of his bomber crew in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St Louis Missouri.


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  • Created by: dfr
  • Added: 7 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84636871
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Hugh Pierce MacPherson (31 Mar 1920–1 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84636871, citing Cameron Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cameron, Moore County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .