Eldon Douglas Hunter Jr.
The Tiger; Company C, First Battalion, Second Regiment
Edisto Island, SC
Army Air Force, Staff Sergeant
Jun 22, 1921
Mar 1, 1944
Died Non-Battle in a crash of a B-24
Memorialized at the East Coast Memorial, New York, NY
Hunter was a Staff Sergeant assigned as flight engineer on B-24 Liberator bomber #41-28773. The aircraft, piloted by 1LT James Buchanan departed Waller Field, Trinidad, British West Indies, at 1009Z 1 March 1944. The aircraft was on a ferry flight bound for Belem, Brazil. After checking in with Atkinson radio on course at 1223Z, nothing further was heard from the flight.A blimp-borne aerial search was conducted between Atkinson and Belem but nothing was found of the aircraft or crew.
Based on an AAF accident report