41-18543         MACR 674

 

On 28 August 1943 a C-47, # 41-18543, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1st Transport Group, 6th Transport Squadron, Mohanbari, India, departed the airfield at Calcutta, India, on a cargo mission to Tezpur, India. The crew was:

                                          Pilot                             1stLt Harry E. Roese                             0-794697

                                          Co-Pilot                       F/O Marion L. Meaders                        T-60177

                                          Radio Operator            PFC Charles W. Locke                         18128610

Next-of-kin were:

                                            Roese               Harry E. Roese, F, Shorecreast, Bemidji, Minn.

                                            Meaders           Margaret Madge Meaders, M, Box 196, Newton, Mississippi

                                            Locke              Elizabeth Locke, W, 109 S. Mississippi Ave., Atoka, OK

                                                                    Mary P. Locke, M, 109 S. Mississippi Ave., Atoka, OK

 

ROESE, HARRY EUGENE, JR., First Lieutenant, # 0-794697, USAAF

 

Harry E. Roese Jr. was born on 25 March 1921 in Minnesota to Harry E. Roese (1895-1955) (Wisc.) and Judith Amanda (Malmo) Roese (1901-1964) (Minn.). Sibling was Betty Lou (Roese) Nesper (1925-1994).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in St. Paul, Minnesota, on 10 February 1941. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced schools and was assigned to fly the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. He was multi-engine rated and earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 28 August 1943 a C-47, # 41-18543, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1st Transport Group, 6th Transport Squadron, Mohanbari, India, departed the airfield at Calcutta, India, on a cargo mission to Tezpur, India. The C-47 crashed. After recovery from the American military airfield cemetery at Kalaikunda, India, his remains were buried in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Fort Snelling, Minnesota on 9 July 1948 (Sec. C, Block 1, Grave 7519).

 

His father, born 25 February 1895, served in the U.S. Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Quartermaster Corps, during WWI from 30 June 1918 to 5 December 1918. He died 19 May 1955 and is buried in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Fort Snelling, Minnesota (Sec. G, Grave 1870).