Died 5 October 1944
Aviation Cadet, Staff Sergeant
38th Bomber Group, 405th Bomber Squadron
Aircraft B-25J with serial number 42-28099 was on a mission to Barge Sweep, North Coast of Ceram.
Statement from 1st Lt John F. Carte.
Lieutenant Kirk’s aircraft was last seen in the Seleman Bay area strafing a small enemy barge on the east coast of Cape Namaa. The trees were unusually high on this shore line and it would be very possible that Lieutenant Kirk’s aircraft mushed into the trees, disabling the aircraft. The gasoline fire was a short distance inland in line with Lieutenant Kirk’s run. The fire was in the midst of heavy jungle and no wreckage was observed.
John Senter is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Missouri together with 1st Lt Jack Walfish, 1st Lt Wallace E. Kirk, S/Sgt Samuel A. Boccelli, SSgt Anthony P. Zingaro and 2nd Lt William E. Guyer. He was the son of Anna L. Senter of Bristol, Tennessee.
Pilot, 2nd Lt William E. Kirk
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt William E. Guyer
BN, 2nd Lt Jack Walfish
EG, S/Sgt Samuel A. Boccelli
RG, S/Sgt John P. Senter
AG, S/Sgt Anthony P. Zingaro