10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

TSgt. Charles J. Cadwell, 17123268Radio Operator - Kaufmann Crew

Enlisted: 29 Sep 42

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters


Sgt. Hallie G. Cain, Jr., 17162197, Radio Operator - Osborne Crew

Air Medal    Purple Heart

Cain was the radio operator on B-24J #44-41172, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron. They were taking part in a bombing mission from Madhaiganj India against the Japanese air base at Moulmein Burma. Cain's plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire but, despite one engine being knocked out, they completed the bomb run and successfully hit the target. Immediately afterwards his plane was seen to turn west and disappear into turbulent clouds. The plane and crew were never seen again. Because his body was never recovered, his name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.

SSgt. Henry J. Caldwell, 11029848, Aerial Gunner - Brittenbach Crew

Enlisted: 21 Dec 41

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal


Sgt. Thomas J. Cantlin, 39199327, Aerial Gunner - Dwyer Crew

Enlisted: 2 Feb 43    Killed In Action: 11 Sep 44

Cantlin was a gunner on B-24J #42-73081, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron. They were flying from Tezgaon, India to Kunming, China when they had mechanical problems and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. Cantlin had an unsuccessful bailout and was killed.

2Lt. Robert J. Capener, O-816420, Co Pilot - Dwyer Crew

Enlisted: 27 Jul 42    Separated: 23 Oct 45

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


Capt. Benson V. "B.V." Carr, O-725263, Pilot & Squadron Operations Officer

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal    Presidential Unit Citation


Cpl. Robert W. Castle, 19125639, Armorer Gunner

Enlisted: 7 Aug 42


Sgt. Lloyd C. Caswell, 34263755

Enlisted: 10 Mar 42


Sgt. Donald T. Cavanaugh, 16168024, Aerial Gunner - Schanken Crew

Enlisted: 15 Dec 42    Separated: 21 Sep 45

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


SSgt. Warren J. Chadwick, 19020370, Waist Gunner

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal


TSgt. Robert F. Chambo, 36563765, Flight Engineer - Chambers & Sims Crews

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters


TSgt. William W. Champlin, 35319032, Flight Engineer - Rigdon Crew

Enlisted: 10 Aug 42

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters


Sgt. Lewis N. Charlton, 33053454, Radio Operator - Lang & Larson Crews

Enlisted: 19 May 41

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


Sgt. John W. Chrisemer, 13092929, Flight Engineer - Sosnow Crew

Enlisted: 29 Sep 42    To Gunnery School: 28 Oct 44

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal


TSgt. Eldred F. Christen, 34154921, Flight Engineer - German Crew

Enlisted: 6 Dec 41


1Lt. Lewis I. Christianson, O-768060, B-24 First Pilot

Enlisted: 1 Feb 43    40 Combat Missions

Distinguished Flying Cross w/Oak Leaf Cluster    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters


1Lt. James L. Clancy, O-697393, B-24 First Pilot

Enlisted: 16 Mar 42

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


TSgt. Alfred M. Clark, 14156639, Radio Operator - Shultz & Dwyer Crews

Enlisted: 24 Sep 42    Air Medal


1Lt. Robert L. Clark, O-692296, Navigator - Nemecek Crew

Distinguished Flying Cross w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


MSgt. Paul Cobb, Jr., 3859504, Flight Engineer - McNay Creew

Enlisted: 9 Jun 43

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal


SSgt. Noel C. Cogburn, 38439308, Radio Operator - Mosher Crew

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


1Lt. Stanley Cohen, O-789091, Navigator - Aalto & Ridgell Crews

Enlisted: 9 Oct 41    To Theater: May 1942

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal


Cpl. Maro B. Coleman, 34827061, Aerial Gunner - W.R. Smith Crew

Enlisted: 1 Sep 43    Separated: 26 Nov 45


Capt. William R. Coleman, O-558856, Navigator

Distinguished Flying Cross w/Oak Leaf Cluster    Air Medal

399:45 Combat Flying Hours


SSgt. Robert C. Connolly, 16084426, Aerial Gunner - Benjamin Joy Crew

Enlisted: 13 May 42    Killed In Action: 23 Jan 44

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal   Purple Heart

S/Sgt Connolly was a gunner on B-24J #42-73067, nicknamed "Rangoon Rosie", asigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron. They were on a bombing mission to Mergui on the Malayan peninsula. Shortly after coming off the bomb run the bomber was attacked from the front by a Japanese Zero. The bomber started down with smoke pouring from the tail. Although the plane was under control, fire raged inside and it crash landed on a strip of beach. It slid into the water and began to disintigrate as the forward portion was engulfed in flames. The wreckage came to rest and sank about 75 yards off shore from the village of Thingnaw. Eight men aboard died in the crash. Only the navigator, 1st Lt Charles S Huppman and the flight engineer, T/Sgt Grant L Butcher made it to shore, although both were injured. Huppman died soon after and Butcher was taken prisoner by the Japanese. Because the recovered remains could not be individually identified, the nine deceased members of the crew were placed in a group burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

MSgt. Harley L. Conrad, 0-6933926, Aircraft Mechanic

Enlisted: 25 Sep 39    Separated: September 1945

China-Burma-India Theater Ribbon w/3 Battle Stars

Presidential Unit Citation    American Defense Medal

Good Conduct Medal


Sgt. Richard P. Cook, 37571349, Tail Gunner - Demarest Crew

Air Medal    Purple Heart


2Lt. Richard N. Cordell, O-727182, B-24 Pilot

Enlisted: 14 Jan 42

Distinguished Flying Cross w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters    Air Medal

Distinguished Unit Citation


2Lt. Philip R. Coulter, O-820908, Co Pilot - Bair Crew

Enlisted: 13 Feb 43    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


2Lt. Wayne L. Covert, 0-1698889, Bombardier - Aalto & Berkeley Crews

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


Sgt. Dorman E. Cox, 18184108, Mechanic

Enlisted: 7 Apr 42


Cpl. Basil A. "Bill" Cozanites, 13077814, Radio Operator - McCann Crew

Enlisted: 7 Apr 42    35 Combat Missions

Returned To USA: 20 Oct 45

(Changed name to William A. Cozan following the War.)


SSgt. Richard E. Craig, 35622772, Waist Gunner - Nemecek Crew

Enlisted: 12 Jan 42

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters


SSgt. John E. Craigie, 0-6148576, Radio Operator - Trout, Werner & Berkeley Crews

Air Medal


Sgt. Louis Cresson, 13039767, Crew Chief

Enlisted: 24 Dec 41


SSgt. Ralph K. Crim, 15334066, Aerial Gunner

Enlisted: 27 Oct 42


1Lt. Ferris L. Crooms, O-453045, Navigator - Demarest Crew

Air Medal


Sgt. Louis J. Cuda, 31144475, Aerial Gunner - Richard Crew

Enlisted: 21 Jul 42    Killed In Action: 18 Dec 44

uda was a gunner on B-24J #44-40985, nicknamed 'Shy Ann', assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron. The Squadron was being used to fly fuel and supplies from India over the Himalayas to the Chinese and United States Army Air Forces based in China. The plane was headed for Suichwan when it crashed taking off from Luliang China. All aboard were killed.

Sgt. Donald E. Cully, 37526618, Armorer Gunner - Eide Crew

Enlisted: 20 May 43    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


Cpl. Malcolm W. Curtis, 36456106, Armorer Gunner

Enlisted: 13 Mar 43




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