Clarence Conrad Corpening was born on 21 November 1920, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, the son of Clarence Conrad Corpening and Kathryn C. Gilmer.
Missing since 26 May 1943
Memorialized at the Honolulu Mmorial, HI
He also has a memorial stone in Monte Visa Memorial Park/Johnson City (Section I)

First Lieutenant
530th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy

Aircraft B-24 D-1 with serial number 42-40519 departed from Hickam Field, Oahu, Hawaii and was enroute to Amberly Field, Australia with a stop at Canton Island. They never reached Canton Island and disappeared in the Pacific Ocean.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Clarence C. Corpening
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Richard J. St. Denis
Navigator, 2nd Lt Ralph S. Powell
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Everette D. Stoner
Engineer, T/Sgt Francis L. Powell
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Felipe D. Chavez
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Raymond Jackson
Assistant Radio Operator, S/Sgt Anthony J. Schneider
Armorer-Gunner, S/Sgt Howard A. Morckel
Passenger, M/Sgt Richard E. Boucher

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 November 1920
  • Date of death: 26 May 1943
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 530th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Word War II Cross of Military Service
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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