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Barry Cornelius Conway

Graduating Class of 1943
Served in World War II
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Barry Cornelius Conway

Army Air Forces
45th Infantry Division
20th Combat Mapping Squadron


Spring Valley, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Papua New Guinea

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Spring Valley, WI

More About Lieutenant Conway

Second Lieutenant Barry Cornelius Conway was born on Feb. 6, 1921, in Pierce County, Wisconsin. He volunteered for the US Army Air Corps on Jan. 21, 1942. Conway was given his pilot's wings in late November 1942 and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant. Second Lieutenant Conway was deployed overseas and was assigned to the 20th Combat Mapping Squadron in the Pacific, where he flew on B-24s modified for reconnaissance. On June 9, 1944, he was flying in the F-7A "Wango Wango Bird" (s/n 42-73044) when it blew a tire during landing on Saidor. It slid into an embankment and burned, killing Conway and 7 of his crew-mates. Second Lieutenant Barry Cornelius Conway is interred at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Spring Valley, Pierce County, Wisconsin.