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Cooper, Calvin Thomas

Rank and Name, Sergeant Calvin Thomas Cooper.

Unit/Placed in, 823th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group (Medium).

 

Calvin is born approx. on Aug. 7, 1923 in Kansas.

 

Father, Earl C. Cooper.

Mother, Blanche (Ifland) Cooper.

Sister, Ruth M. Cooper.

Brothers, Willard E. Charles I. Bill and Happy Cooper.

 

Calvin enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 17127516.

 

Calvin’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

F/O.             John Keslevitc         Pilot

2nd Lt.          Henry P. Jeanfavre  Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          George A. Gaffney    Bombardier/Navigator

Sgt.              Michael Rutigliane    Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Murray Burgess       Gunner

Sgt.              Calvin T. Cooper       Engineer/Gunner

 

Calvin was KIA when they were shot down over Cebu Island and crashed in the sea on Nov. 1, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Calvin is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to https://www.sunsetters38bg.com/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

823th Bomber Squadron
38th Bomber Group
North American B-25 Mitchell
Wama Airfield, Morotai
His rank Sergeant