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John Laurence Corum

Military

Service

People

  • Horace Pair

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

Units served with

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Whitley County, Kentucky 28 May 1921
Lived in Bland, Virginia 1940
Enlisted Fort Meade, Maryland 26 June 1941
First 416th BG Combat Mission Foret de Parrov, France 28 September 1944
Final 416th BG Combat Mission Stod, Czech Republic 1 May 1945

Flew 43 combat missions

Died Big Flats, New York 8 November 1945

Killed in the crash of a B-25J flown by William J. Driver

Buried Hopewell, Virginia 14 November 1945

City Point National Cemetery
Hopewell, Hopewell City, Virginia, USA
Plot
E, 4236

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2021 01:05:13 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.416th.com/missions/LoadingList.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64590688/john-laurence-corum
https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Nov1945S.htm
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2294&h=400&tid=...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2590/images/40479_15210...

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