On 8 June 1944, C-47, # 41-8573, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1st 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 1st Troop Carrier Squadron, departed Sookerating, India, for Myitkyina, Burma, on an air supply mission. The C-47 crashed. His remains were recovered from the airfield cemetery at Kalaikunda, India, and on 3 August 1949, were buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, Califorinia (Sec. N, Grave 1545).

 

His brother, Edward M. Giddings, born 31 March 1916, served with the U.S. Army 110th Infantry Regiment, as a Private (# 39338444), and died 5 October 1944. He is buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

HUBER, JOHN TIMOTHY, Staff Sergeant, # 13123996, USAAF

 

John T. Huber was born 11 October 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Joseph M. Huber (1880-    ) and Catherine Veronica Huber (1881-    ). Siblings included Amelia Catherine (Huber) Glenn (1907-    ). His father was a druggist in New Jersey.

 

On his WW II draft card, he described himself as 5’7”, 140 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. After enlistment, he was sent overseas to India and assigned to the 1326th USAAF Base Unit. He was trained in the operation of the radio equipment on the C-47 and earned his crewman wings. On 8 June 1944, C-47, # 41-8573, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1st 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 1st Troop Carrier Squadron, departed Sookerating, India, for Myitkyina, Burma, on an air supply mission. The C-47 crashed. His remains were recovered from the airfield cemetery at Kalaikuna, India, and on 27 January 1949, buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii (Sec. B, Grave 695).