10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 9th Bombardment Squadron

1Lt. Jack M. Abjanich, O-762879, Bombardier

Enlisted: 27 Nov 42

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


1Lt. John F. Albert, O-699644, B-24 Pilot

Enlisted: 11 Sep 42

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


TSgt. Chester R. Alexander, 18052796, Flight Engineer

Enlisted: 16 Oct 41

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


2Lt. James R. Alexander, O-660437, Navigator - James Barton Crew

Air Medal


1Lt. Norman J. Alfin, O-833676, Co Pilot - Boyer Crew

Enlisted: 27 Jun 44    Separated: 3 Mar 46

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


TSgt. Homer W. Alford, 14057247, Enlisted: 23 Jan 42    Air Medal


2Lt. Edwin W. Allen, O-785157, Bombardier - Howser Crew

Enlisted: 20 May 43    Killed In Action: 21 Jan 45

Bombardier on Roy Howser crew, 9th Bomb squadron, 7th Bomb Group, 10th Air Force, India-Burma Theater. Killed with rest of crew as their B-24J took off Jan. 21, 1945, from Pandaveswar Army Air Base, India, striking a small hill a mile off the end of the runway. Edwin was about 19.

Sgt. Grant O. Allen, 19011012, Aerial Gunner - Cawood & Kellogg Crews

Enlisted: 16 Apr 41    Killed In Action: 8 May 44

Sgt Allen was a gunner on B-24J #42-73302 nicknamed 'Leaping Lena', assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron, based in Kurmitola, India. They were on a night mission to lay mines in Sattahip Harbor, Thailand. To do so required flying at very low altitude, & after completing their drop, they headed towards the open sea to the south. At an altitude of about 300 feet they flew over a Japanese gunboat & were immediately riddled with 20mm fire. Two engines failed, the wing caught on fire & they were forced to ditch in the water near the Sattahip naval base. Two crewmen survived to become prisoners of war; Allen & 7 others died.

1Lt. Stanley M. Allison, O-672287, B-24 Pilot

Enlisted: 4 Dec 41    Killed In Action: 15 Apr 44

Silver Star

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

Purple Heart

Allison was the pilot of B-24J #42-100243 assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a formation of planes flying from Pandaveswar airbase to bomb Port Blair in the Andaman Islands when they came under attack by enemy fighters. Their first pass knocked out one of the bomber's engines, the second pass knocked out another. Thereafter the fighters concentrated on the crippled bomber. The plane rapidly lost altitude, crashed into the ocean and exploded. three crew members were able to bail out, but only the navigator survived to become a prisoner of war. Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

SSgt. Wallace R. Anderson, 17113069, Armorer Gunner

Enlisted: 18 Nov 42

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster


TSgt. William T. Anderson, 34190907, Flight Engineer - Crall & M. Young Crews

Enlisted: 28 Feb 42    Killed In Action: 25 Nov 43

Air Medal    Purple Heart

T/Sgt Anderson was the flight engineer on B-24 #42-73064, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. The plane crashed taking off from Pandaveswar airbase in India on a bombing mission, and all aboard were killed.

2Lt. Don M. Arndt, O-833667, Co Pilot - Pfister Crew

Enlisted: 15 Dec 42    Air Medal


1Lt. Olaf F. Arneson, O-768916, Bombardier - Murphy Crew

Killed In Action: 22 Mar 45

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster    Purple Heart

Arneson was the bombardier on B-24J #42-73437 assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. They were flying as part of a group of planes to bomb targets on Great Coco Island in the Indian Ocean. Moderate anti-aircraft fire was encountered and Arneson's plane was hit. The plane winged over to the right and went almost vertically into the ocean. There were no survivors. Because his body was not recovered, he is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.



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