John Francis Kirwin
John Kirwin Killed In Pacific Plane Crash
Aviation Ordnanceman Dies In Navy Bomber Fall
(Sept. 28, 1944) -- Ordnanceman 3/c John F. Kirwin of 90 Forest Street, Belleville, N.J., was killed in the South Pacific when his patrol plane (PBM) crashed at sea on Sept. 5.
"Jack" Kirwin was 19 when he enlisted in the Navy in February 1943. He didn't finish high school, he went as a senior to boot training at Sampson.
Kirwin received his specialized training in Tennessee, Florida and California before going overseas in July 1944.
His twin brother, James E., is believed to be serving overseas.
JOHN KIRWIN WAY
Belleville Street Naming In Honor of WWII Sailor
11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 17, 2016
Tiona Avenue and Forest Street in honor of John F. Kirwin
Seaman, First Class John F. Kirwin, U.S. Navy
United States Naval Reserve
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Father: John Francis Kirwin Sr., Forest Street, Belleville.
Belleville Times, Sept. 28, 1944
World War II Honor List of
Dead and Missing,
James Kirwin, August 2003
A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave
Belleville, New Jersey
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