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Pauwela Point Air Ground Training Accident Casualties - Makawao, HI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 20° 51.720 W 156° 18.837
4Q E 779490 N 2309209
Quick Description: This memorial plaque is on the side of the Kaoru Moto Pavilion in the Maui Veterans Cemetery on Baldwin Ave. in Makawao, Hawaii. It honors the members of 22nd Marine Regiment who were killed and wounded in a training accident near here in 1943.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2010 11:14:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMA9M6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

According to an article entitled, "Catastrophic Mortality in Hawaii" by Robert C. Schmitt, "two Navy dive bombers during training exercises over Maui late in 1943. Both pilots parachuted to safety but their respective radiomen were killed. A bomb carried by one of the planes, loosened by the impact, fell and exploded in the midst of a group of Marines, killing 20 and injuring 29. (The exact time and place of this accident are unclear. One source gives the date as December 7, another as December 11, and both locate it near "Keilii Point," possibly a misspelling for Kealii Point, several miles east of Pauwela." Catastrophic Mortality in Hawaii


This Memorial is Dedicated to the Forty Five (45) U.S. Marines of the
22nd Regiment, and One (1) U.S. Navy Aviator That Lost Their Lives or
Were Wounded During an Air Ground Training Accident
on December 6, 1943, at Pauwela Point, Maui, T.H.
May Their Sacrifices and Dedication To Our Country Never Be Forgotten

CASUALTIES
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS


Corp. BAUER, Harvey J.
Corp. BERRYMAN, Edwin R.
PFC. CAMPBELL, Jack R.
PFC. CURTIS, Charles C.
FM1c EASTMAN, Francis W.
Pvt. FILAR, Edmund P.
Pvt. FROST, Arnold J.
Sgt. GATES, Harry S.
Corp. GOODRICH, Roy Jr.
PFC. HILL, John B.
Corp. HODGE, Chester R.
Pvt. KOIVISTO. George O.
Corp. MC COY, Kenneth W.
PFC. MELTON, Edward M.
Corp. OSBURN, Vail E.
PFC. PETRALIA, Anthony J.
Pvt. RUCKER, James M.
Corp. SEALE, Euoe C.
Pvt. WEBER, Ira S.
PFC. WULFF, Harold M.

UNITED STATES NAVY
ARM/1/c WILLIAMS, Ellgie, P.

WOUNDED
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS


PFC. BELFI, Edward W.
PFC. BOETTGER, Carl J.
PFC. BOWE, Grover C.
Corp. CUMMINGS, James D.
PFC. DESKIEWICZ, Waclaw J.
PFC. EGAN, Robert E.
Pvt. ENGELHARDT, William J.
Pvt. GALLANT, Gerard O.
Pvt. GODIN, William H. Jr.
PFC. HANSON, Harold E.
PLSgt. HILLYARD, Bennie A.
PFC. MC CAULEY, Clement F.
PFC. MC CLEAN, Odell B.
PFC. MC MORRIS, Norwood
PFC. MESSIER, Paul C.
PFC. MITCHELL, Henry D.
Pvt. MITCHELL, Rank L.
PFC. MYLER, Robert W.
PFC. NEMEROFSKY, Sidney
PFC. RAY, James W.
PhM2c STANLEY, Benjamin L.
PFC. TROTTA, Joseph A.
PFC. WATSON, Thomas E.
PFC. WHITTINGTON, Paul N.
PFC. WILLIAMS, Arnold V. Jr.
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Type of memorial: Plaque

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