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SSGT James W Franklin

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SSGT James W Franklin

Birth
Montana, USA
Death 26 Mar 1943 (aged 24)
West Bengal, India
Burial Polson, Lake County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 88706720 View Source
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S/Sgt Franklin was the radio operator on a B-24D bomber assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron.

On March 26, 1943 they were number one to take off for a mission from Alipore Airdrome in India. They failed to clear some palm trees at the end of the runway, crashed, and eight of the nine men aboard were killed. Only the flight engineer survived.

His parents were William Talbert Franklin and Grace M (Donnally) Franklin.


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SSGT, 492 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II

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  • Created by: dfr
  • Added: 18 Apr 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 88706720
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/88706720/james-w-franklin : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT James W Franklin (26 Apr 1918–26 Mar 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 88706720, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Polson, Lake County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .