Born 3 April 1920
Died 4 June 1944
He is buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 608

First Lieutenant
454th Bomber Group, 737th Bomber Squadron, 15th Air Force

Aircraft B-24J with serial number 42-99801 departed from San Giovanni on a bombing mission to Genoa, Italy. The plane was hit by flak after which the plane fell apart in the center and parts flew all over. It crashed near the harbor of Genoa, Italy.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Claude F. McNabb
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Gerald H. Johnstone
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Meredith Hart
Engineer, T/Sgt Raymond E. Huff
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Ward H. Blasius
Aerial Gunner, Sgt James R. Goggin
Aerial Gunner, S/Sgt John F. Van Lare
Aerial Gunner, S/Sgt Raymond L. Laforce
Aerial Gunner, S/Sgt Nicola A. Dorazio
T/Sgt Wilbur K. Hawks

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 April 1920
  • Date of death: 4 June 1944
  • County: Bradley
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 454th Bomber Group, 737th Bomber Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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