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342nd Fighter Squadron, "Scourgers", New Guinea Edition

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  1. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    In the 342nd squadron history the only mention I've found is:

    "We lost another pilot on the 19th when four planes were patrolling a convoy east of Leyte. While over the area the #4 man F/O James D. Larimore broke formation and then called in that he was going to bail out. No one in the flight could see any parachute however nor any trace of his plane. They searched the area for a half-hour but could see nothing. F/O Larimore has not been heard from since and it is difficult to surmise what happened."

    I'll keep looking for more information and checked Fold3 for a MACR of F/L Larimore.
     
  2. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Here is the 4 page MACR 42-75920 regarding the loss of F/O Jame D. Larimore.

    Larimore_MACR_42-75920_Pg1.jpg Larimore_MACR_42-75920_Pg2.jpg Larimore_MACR_42-75920_Pg3.jpg Larimore_MACR_42-75920_Pg4.jpg
     
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  3. Mark Wilson

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    Btw
    Baik, i really appreciate your help Btw, i found this single posted page from the yearbook referenced in this thread showing his name (although the spelling is shown with 2 r's)
    Also found this
    James Dale Larimore (1920-1944) - Find A Grave...
     

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  4. Mark Wilson

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    Thanks to Tommy and Biak for all the help!!! I am so thankful there are people like those on this forum that are so willing to help like this. This report is just what I needed.
     
  5. WallaceG

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    mwallace13,
    Was just researching my father, Lt. Wallace, and found this thread.
     

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