MCVICAR, JAMES A., Master Sergeant, # 6725300, USAAF

 

There is insufficient data available to accurately honor this veteran. Please use the contact page to provide assistance. A sister was Grace (McVicar) Asquith, Detroit, Michigan.

 

On 6 January 1938, a U.S. Army Private, he was a passenger on the U.S. Army Transport, “Republic” from Fort Slocum, NY, to Fort McDowell, CA. On 29 January 1938, he was transferred on the “Grant” from San Francisco, CA, to the Philippine Department, Manila, Philippines. He was subsequently transferred to the USAAF. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the C-87/B-24 Express Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 10 September 1943 a C-87 (B-24 cargo variant, Express Liberator), # 41-11908, assigned to 10th Air Force, 22nd Transport Group, 77th Transport Squadron, Jorhat, India, departed the airfield at 0557 IST on a cargo mission through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump) to Kunming, China. It crashed enroute and was never found. It crashed near Njawntawng, Hukwang River Valley, Burma. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.

 

MCCUE, DUDLEY VAN, Master Sergeant, # 6554498, USAAF

 

Dudley Van McCue was born on 18 August 1912 in Grant, Montgomery Co., Iowa, to William Albert McCue (1882-1952) (IA) and Rosa May (Worley) McCue (1886-1955) (IL) (married 26 August 1909, Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa)  and step Mary Ceicle (Gillett) McCue (1896-1986). Siblings were Donald M. McCue (1910-1963), Albert Doyle McCue (1914-1981), Max Michael McCue (1915-2012), John Leroy McCue (1916-1994), Leslie (NMI) McCue (1917-1981). Half-siblings were John Leroy Gillett McCue (1916-1994), Martha Ann (McCue) Bonham (1920-2005), and Jerold Junior McCue (1922-2002), Harold James McCue (1925-1992), and Geneva B. McCue (1927-2005) (mother Mary C. (Gillett) McCue (1896-1986) (married 3 September 1921, Atlantic, Cass Co., IA). The 1920 census for Elliott, Montgomery Co., IA, shows his mother, Rosa M. McCue, as divorced. He was married to Virginia H. (Heassler) McCue.

 

He first enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1934. He served on Angel Island, San Diego in 1934, and Wheeler Field, Hawaii in 1935-1936. He was eventually transferred to the USAAF and trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief) of the B-24/C-87 Express Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 10 September 1943 a C-87 (B-24 cargo variant, Express Liberator), # 41-11908, assigned to 10th Air Force, 22nd Transport Group, 77th Transport Squadron, Jorhat, India, departed the airfield at 0557 IST on a cargo mission through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump) to Kunming, China. It crashed near Njawntawng, Hukwang River Valley, Burma.  He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Soldier’s Medal and the Air Medal.