41-18554         C47 (MACR 15650)

 

On 4 March 1945, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain, # 18554, assigned to Air Transport Command, 11th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Dinjan, India, on a passenger ferry mission to Ledo, India. In one of the most tragic losses in theater, on attempting to land, it made a low turn and crashed. The passengers were mostly medical personnel, doctors, nurses, aides, being flown to Imphal to care for the wounded. All aboard were killed.

Pilot                 Capt. Nicholas J. Mandoukos               0-799206

Co-Pilot           Capt. John J. Lukaszczyk                     0-419083

Passengers       LtCol (Dr.) Jack P. Scott                      0-21021

                        Capt Charles W. Loucks                      0-803029

                        Capt Edward R. Moore                        0-680577

                        1stLt Walter S. Amsler Jr.                     0-720065

                        1stLt Henry D. Hammack Jr.               0-695904

                        1stLt Grady A. Masters                        0-804197

                        2ndLt Joseph R. Launier                      0-686763

                        1stLt Robert W. Tibbetts                     0-451525

                        2ndLt Francis W. Blalock                    0-2066302

                        2ndLt Thomas E. Dellinger                 0-715731

                        2ndLt Julia S. Barnes                           N-732832

                        2ndLt Evelyn Mae Gerdrum                N-783127

                        2ndLt Ethel L. Harris                          N-788366

                        2ndLt Helen J. Henley                         N-789406

                        2ndLt Ann Lee Merrill                         N-787403

                        2ndLt Genevieve O. Monahan            N-783192

                        2ndLt Mayo C. Onken                         N-788129

                        Leona Amelia Thomey                        AGO 366422 ARC 38636

                        1stLt Catherine Maria Larkin               N-720658

                        1stLt Kathryn L. Lloyd                        N-759905

                        2ndLt Jane M. Blevins                         N-790252

                        2ndLt Lyndell A. Glisson                     N-790185

                        2ndLt Kathryn Lucille McCarthy         N-789939

                        2ndLt Margie A. Camper                     N-737137

                        2ndLt Cecilla A. Schmolke                  N-775344

The next-of-kin listed were:

Mandoukas      Mrs Efthalia V Mandoukas, M, 1776 59th St, Brooklyn, NY

Lukaszczyk      Frank W Lukaszczyk, F, 14 Wayne St, Uniontown, PA

Scott                Mildred R Scott, W, 2609 Broadway, Galveston, TX