2Lt. Elden W. Watts, ASN O-680554

Co Pilot - McLauchlen Crew

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

Entered Service: 27 Feb 43

Air Medal     Purple Heart

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2Lt. Elden Watts

Watts was the co-pilot of B-24J #42-73196, serving with the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a formation of B-24s on a bombing mission to Insein, Burma, near Rangoon. After the bombing run, the B-24 was hit in the left wing by anti-aircraft fire, began smoking badly and dove sharply to the left, chased by three enemy fighters. They were last seen descending into a cloud bank.

Lt. Watts'Find-A-Grave.com Memorial

436th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel