RILEY, THOMAS R., Second Lieutenant, # 0-354389, U.S. Army, Infantry

 

On 18 January 1944, a C-47A troop carrier, 41-19476, assigned to the 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, departed Dinjan, India, on a food packet drop mission to Burma. It was last contacted by radio. It was shot down by enemy fighters in Burma. All aboard were killed in action. Graves Registration recovered mixed remains of the named servicemen and returned the remains to the U.S. for burial. On 8 June 1950, a single casket group burial of several remains is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, Section E, Site 407.

 

 

BAUMANN, BERNARD NICHOLAS, Pharm.Mate 2nd Class, # 3290829, U.S. Navy

 

Bernard N. Baumann was born in 1921 in Lidgerwood, North Dakota to Henry J. Baumann (1869-1956) and Anna L. “Annie” (Olson) Baumann (1891-1967). Siblings included Lorence J. Baumann (1911-1997), Henrietta “Gladys” Baumann (1913-    ), Ernest Sylvester Baumann (1915-1993), Leola C. Baumann (1917-1996), Selma Helena “Sally” Baumann (1919-1984), Joseph M. Baumann (1923-2004), Clifford Paul Baumann (1925-2001), Raymond B. Baumann (1927-2005), Harold Stanley Baumann (1929-205), Nancy Baumann (1933-2007), two more brothers and a sister.

 

After enlisting, he trained as a Pharmacist’s mate and was sent overseas. On 18 January 1944, a C-47A troop carrier, 41-19476, assigned to the 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, departed Dinjan, India, on a food packet drop mission to Burma. It was last contacted by radio. It was shot down by enemy fighters in Burma. All aboard were killed in action. Graves Registration recovered mixed remains of the named servicemen and returned the remains to the U.S. for burial. On 8 June 1950, a single casket group burial of several remains is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, Section E, Site 407.