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Armor, John L.

Rank and Name, Captain John L. Armor.

Unit/Placed in, 71st Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

John is born approx. on 1920 in Arkansas.

Father, Robert L. Armor.

Mother, Ola M. Armor.

Sister(s), Frances E. Armor.

Brother(s), Robert L. Armor.

 

John enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 0-791663.

 

John ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

Captain        John L. Armor         Pilot

2nd Lt.          James F. Garner      Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Lawrence M. Elkins  Navigator

S/Sgt.           Melvin L. Hamner    Radio Operator/Gunner

S/Sgt.           Billy H. Smith Jr.     Gunner

 

John was KIA on the mission when the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft fire and crashed on Dec. 20, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Silver Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/38th_Bombardment_Group.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com