Clarence Conrad Corpening
Born 21 November 1920, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee
Missing since 26 May 1943
Memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial, HI
He also has a memorial stone in Monte Visa Memorial Park/Johnson City (Section I)
Son of Clarence Conrad Corpening and Kathryn C. Gilmer

First Lieutenant
530th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy

Aircraft B-24 D-1 with serial number 42-40519 departed from Hickam Field, Oahu, Hawaii and was enroute to Amberly Field, Australia with a stop at Canton Island. They never reached Canton Island and disappeared in the Pacific Ocean.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Clarence C. Corpening
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Richard J. St. Denis
Navigator, 2nd Lt Ralph S. Powell
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Everette D. Stoner
Engineer, T/Sgt Francis L. Powell
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Felipe D. Chavez
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Raymond Jackson
Assistant Radio Operator, S/Sgt Anthony J. Schneider
Armorer-Gunner, S/Sgt Howard A. Morckel
Passenger, M/Sgt Richard E. Boucher

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 November 1920
  • Date of death: 26 May 1943
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 530th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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