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Rank and Name,Sergeant Francisco Flores Aguirre.
Unit/Placed in,65th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group (Heavy).
Francisco is born in June 27, 1920 in Los Angles, California.
Mother, Florez Francisco.
Francisco enlisted the service in California with service number # 39167021.
Francisco was KIA after take-off when the plane crashed near Finschhafen Bay due to engine trouble on March 29, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Francisco’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;
2nd Lt. James T. Hogan Pilot
T/Sgt. Huuko J. Diussa
Sgt. George K. Stevens
Sgt. Golden B. Miller
Sgt. Francisco F. Aguirre
Sgt. Edward H. McCarthy
The B-24 normal has a crew of 10. It is unknown why this crew only had 6 crewmen. 2nd Lt. Hogan normally served as a Navigator and not a Pilot as he did on this mission, even the other crew members without position on the plane-file.
Francisco is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/43rd_Bombardment_Group.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html