PIOT, RAYMOND, Sergeant, # 33114416, USAAF

 

Raymond Piot was born on 18 October 1919 in California, Washington Co., Pennsylvania, to Aime Piot (1894-1982) and Theresa (Donkers) Piot (1895-1994). Siblings were Aime Lincoln Piot (1918-2007) and Mary Matilda Piot (1921-1951).

 

He registered for the WWII draft in 1941, resided at 814 Shutterly Ave., California, PA, employed by the Vesta Coal Co., and described himself as 6’1”, 170 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He noted that he had a scar on his right eyebrow. He enlisted in the USAAF in Pennsylvania on 30 October 1941. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the B-24/C-87 Express Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India on about 17 March 1942. On 7 May 1943 a C-87, # 41-23669, assigned 10th Air Force, 1st Ferry Group, 3rd Ferry Squadron, Chabua, India, departed the airfield at Yangkai, China, on a cargo mission through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump) to Chabua, India. The C-87 crashed enroute and the crew killed. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

 

His brother, Aime L. Piot, born 12 February 1918, served in the U.S. Army, Lieutenant, # 0-1115068 (enlisted SN 33177433) from 25 March 1942 to 2 March 1946. He died 4 July 2007 and is buried in the Fells Church Cemetery, Fellsburg, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.

BEEVES, GEORGE L. JR., Sergeant, # 17020579, USAAF

 

George L. Beeves Jr. was born 1922 in Kansas to George L. Beeves (1902-1961) (OK) and Russellaa Ellen (Schuler) Beeves (1905-1994) (IL). Sibling was Betty Lee Beeves (1925-    ). In 1940, he was a clerk for Stockton’s Pharmacy, Kansas City, KS, and resided at 1002 Miami Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, with his parents.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas, on 27 December 1941. He was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief) on the B-24/C-87 Express Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 7 May 1943 a C-87, # 41-23669, assigned 10th Air Force, 1st Ferry Group, 3rd Ferry Squadron, Chabua, India, departed the airfield at Yangkai, China, on a cargo mission through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump) to Chabua, India. The C-87 crashed enroute and the crew killed. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

DANIEL, LYNDAL E., Sergeant, # 37049758, USAAF

 

Lyndal Elmo Daniel was born on 14 April 1916 in Green Castle, Sullivan Co., Missouri, to Joseph Henry Daniel (1878-1956) (MO) and Laura (Broyles) Daniel (1884-1972) (MO) (married 1904). Siblings were Cecile Marie (Daniel) Baker (1905-1951), Delman J. Daniel (1907-1924), Dortha Lovell (Daniel) Sayre (1909-2004), Beulah May (Daniel) Baskett (1911-2002), Murrel Eugene Daniel (1913-1993), Ruth Daniel (1920-1920), Ruby Ivalee (Daniel) Burgess (1922-2007), Richard Gail Daniel (1927-2004). 

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 16 October 1940, resided in Green Castle, MO, and described himself as 5’8”, 140 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. After enlisting, he was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief) on the B-24/C-87 Express Liberator.