Earl Pinckney Furman, Jr. 


General Studies

Attended Clemson during the 1938-1940 school years. 

Allendale, South Carolina

Parents - Mr. and Mrs. Earl P. Furman, Sr. of Allendale.  He was also survived by one sister, Miss Dorothy Furman of Allendale. 

Army Air Force, Corporal

307th Bomb Group

Purple Heart

Feb 11, 1922

Nov 7, 1944

Died of Wounds - New Guinea

Swallow Savannah Cemetery, Allendale, SC


Personal Remembrances

This article appeared in the 2/16/1945 edition of The Tiger (Clemson College student newspaper)

P. Furman Dies in New Guinea

Cpl. Earl P. Furman, Jr., of Allendale, is reported by the War Department to have died Nov. 7 on Noemfoor Island, New Guinea. He was wounded on Nov. 4 and died as a result of his injuries. Cpl. Furman attended Clemson two years and was a student at Wofford when he volunteered for the service in March, 1943.  At the time of his death he was chief radio operator and waist gunnery.  He has been awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.


Additional Information

Corporal Furman attended Clemson for 2 years and Wofford College for one semester before enlisting in the Army Air Forces on March 6, 1943.  He received his military training at San Antonio, TX and completed radio training at Soux Falls, SD.  He took gunnery training at Yuma, AZ and was assigned his wings while stationed there.  He was transferred to March Field, CA, before being shipped to the Pacific on September 11, 1944.

Corporal Furman was serving as chief radio operator and waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator with the 13th Air Force.  He was wounded on November 4 and died three days later on Noemfoor Island, New Guinea.  The Army officially lists him as DNB (Death non Battle) but he probably should be classified as DOW (Died of Wounds)

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