A Virtual Cemetery created by Russ Pickett

" Black Sunday ~ April 16, 1944 ~ Airmen who perished! "

On April 16, 1944, known as "Black Sunday", the below airmen lost their lives returning from a bombing mission in the Hollandia area due to severe thunderstorms blocking their flights back to their respective bases in the region. Planes lost included A-20's, B-24's, B-25's, F-5A's, F-7A's, P-38's, P-39's, & P-47D's. This incident was the largest operational loss suffered during World War II. All aircraft were lost due to bad weather or landing accidents.

51 memorials
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SSgt Harold W Anderson

SSgt Harold W Anderson

1920 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

No grave photo

2Lt George Eldon Archer

7 Jul 1920 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

Sgt Jack T Barr

Sgt Jack T Barr

unknown – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

  Lawrence J “ ” <I> </I> Bettencourt,

Lawrence J “ ” Bettencourt,

9 Feb 1923 – 16 Apr 1944

San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA

2Lt Robert Bruce Bidgood

2Lt Robert Bruce Bidgood

9 Apr 1921 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

No grave photo

Sgt Marshall P Borofsky

18 Dec 1922 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

Sgt Daniel L Brick

Sgt Daniel L Brick

1923 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

No grave photo

Donald W. Christians

24 Jan 1919 – 16 Apr 1944

Little Rock, Lyon County, Iowa, USA

2Lt Raymond Arthur Cooley
No grave photo

2Lt Raymond Arthur Cooley

1 Dec 1922 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

SSgt Melvin Gerold Cope

SSgt Melvin Gerold Cope

4 Jan 1921 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

No grave photo

Robert E. Fischer

28 Jul 1923 – 16 Apr 1944

Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA

No grave photo

1Lt Harry C Franklin,

unknown – 25 Feb 1946

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

No grave photo

1Lt Frank P Giugliano

29 Apr 1920 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

2Lt Donald F <I> </I> Grady,

2Lt Donald F Grady,

unknown – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

1Lt James P Gullion
No grave photo

1Lt James P Gullion

7 Jul 1915 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

No grave photo

2Lt George J Halaby,

unknown – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

No grave photo

Sgt Walter G Harm

17 May 1911 – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

2Lt Edward E Hooper

2Lt Edward E Hooper

unknown – 16 Apr 1944

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

No grave photo

1Lt Robert L Hubner,

unknown – 23 Jan 1946

Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

 Robert Herman Huhn

Robert Herman Huhn

14 May 1919 – 16 Apr 1944

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA

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