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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.
Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/
Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org
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