TSgt. Chester D. Goodwin, ASN 35552203

Engineer - Wiley Crew

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

Enlisted: 31 Mar 43

Killed In Action - 29 Mar 45

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

Purple Heart

(Image Courtesy of Find-A-Grave.com/Vada L. Long)

Goodwin was the flight engineer on B-24M #44-50335, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron.

They were part of a formation of planes sent to bomb Rangoon Burma. They encountered anti-aircraft fire and took damage. Shortly after dropping their bombs Goodwin's bomber lost altitude and was lost from view of the other planes. Reportedly the crew survived the crash and they were captured by Burmese nationals who turned them over to the Japanese. They were transported to Rangoon and no further trace of the crew was ever found.

Sgt. Goodwin's Find-A-Grave.com Memorial

9th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel