George Elmer Larkin, Jr., 6984298, Staff Sergeant
Engineer Crew 10

Graduated from New Haven High School and entered military service on November 27, 1939 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Graduated from Airplane Mechanic's School and assigned to 89th Reconnaissance Squadron, McChord Field, Washington.  Remained in the China-Burma-India Theater after the Tokyo Raid.  Killed in Action on October 18, 1942 in airplane crash near Assam, India while assigned to 11th Bomb Squadron and on Detached Service with the 26th Fighter Squadron.  Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.  Robert Gray Army Airfield Deployment Terminal is named in his honor.

Born November 26, 1918, New Haven, Kentucky
Killed in Action October 18, 1942

Sergeant Larkin was KIA six months after the raid when his airplane crashed near Assam, India.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
2177 Puomaina Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813-1729
808-532-3720

Section F Grave 1218
Interment 2/27/1951

Originally interred in Barrackapore, India

In 1983 the Kentucky Historical Society erected a marker at the
Hardin County Courthouse, Elizabethtown, KY
In 1986 an air terminal was named in his honor at Fort Hood, TX


 

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