|Pilot 1st Lt. Glenn P. Randol, Jr. (KIA, BR) AL
Crashed July 23, 1944
Built by Douglas. Constructors number 19451. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas to Hawaii to the Central Pacific.
Assigned to the 7th Air Force.
On July 23, 1944 took off from Kwajalein Airfield on Kwajalein Island. After take off, this C-47 crashed onto
a coral reef one mile off the northeastern tip of Kwajalein and Little
All nine aboard were killed in the crash. This aircraft was officially condemned on August 8, 1944.
Very little wreckage remains
due to wave action in the shallow water. At low tide, one of the landing
is visible above water.
The remains of the crew and passengers were recovered aft the crash. Randol was buried at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Randol at section B site 858.
FindAGrave - Glenn P Randol, Jr (grave photo)
AAIR - July 1944 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports
- C-47 42-100988
Aviation Safety Network - C-47A 42-100988
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January 5, 2018