DUNAWAY, JOSEPH WILBURN, Staff Sergeant, # 35639388, USAAF

 

Joseph W. Dunaway was born on 16 October 1921 in Lewis, Kentucky to Richard Joseph Dunaway (1900-1985) and Pearl E. (Browning) Dunaway (1902-1978). Siblings included Clara Lee (Dunaway) Gilbert (1920-1997), Kenneth Warren Dunaway (1923-2005), Leo R. Dunaway (1925-    ), Donald H. Dunaway (1928-2014), Barbara Joyce Dunaway (1933-    ), Richard C. Dunaway (1935-    ), and Jeanette Lucille Dunaway (1930-1932).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Huntington, West Virginia, on 10 November 1942. He was trained and sent overseas to the China-Burma-India theater of war. On 4 July 1945 a B-25D Mitchell medium bomber, “Miz Matilda,” # 41-30010, assigned to 10th Air Force, 427 Night Fighter Squadron, Kisselbari, India, departed the airfield at Chengkung, China, on a utility mission to Dinjan, India, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). He was a passenger on the flight. Its last radio contact was at 27° 32’ North and 95° 16’ East, 9 miles south of the Brahmaputra River, in the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He is memorialized in the Collier Memorial Gardens, South Portsmouth, Greenup Co., Kentucky.

DUNBAR, GERALD, Staff Sergeant, # 36560006, USAAF

 

Gerald Dunbar was born 1923 in Michigan to Gustav “Gust” August Dunbar (Dombrowski) (1886-    ) (Goldan, Germany) and Florence B. (Knopp or Knope) Dunbar (1894-    ) (married 1 June 1912, Detroit, Michigan). Siblings included an infant (1915-1915), Harold Dunbar (1914-    ), Gustav Dunbar (1916-1917), Gertrude Clara (Dunbar) Seale (1918-1997), Ruth Mable Dunbar (1920-    ), and Pearl Emma (Dunbar) Miller (1928-1998).

 

After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained and sent overseas to the China-Burma-India theater of war. On 4 July 1945 a B-25D Mitchell medium bomber, “Miz Matilda,” # 41-30010, assigned to 10th Air Force, 427 Night Fighter Squadron, Kisselbari, India, departed the airfield at Chengkung, China, on a utility mission to Dinjan, India, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). He was a passenger on the flight. Its last radio contact was at 27° 32’ North and 95° 16’ East, 9 miles south of the Brahmaputra River, in the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

 

His father, Gustav August Dunbar, born 25 April 1883 or 1886, served during WWI in the German Infantry, specifically in the recruit depot of the southern army.