He registered for the WW II draft , while employed at the Watsontown Cabinet Co., and described himself as 5’8”, 136 lbs, with blond hair and gray eyes. He enlisted in Camden County, New Jersey, on 8 September 1942. He was trained as an armorer in the maintenance and function of the weapons aboard the B-24 and, as such, as a gunner. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas. On 25 May 1944, a B-24J, # 42-100184, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Yangkai, China, on a ferry mission to Chabua, India. Its last known location was about 30 minutes flight time East of Chabua. It was last sighted by 1stLt Donald P. Lackey, # 0-799033. He is remembered on the monument in the Manila American Cemetery & Mausoleum, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal.

 

REED, GARLAND J., Staff Sergeant, # 39190874, USAAF

 

Garland J. Reed was born in 1922 in Arkansas to John Walter Reed (1901-1956) and Anna Inez (Simpson) Reed (1903-1999). Siblings included Robert Curtis Reed (1925-1975) and Virgil Grady Reed (1928-1978). 

 

He enlisted in Tacoma, Washington, on 30 September 1942. He was trained as an armorer in the maintenance and function of the weapons aboard the B-24 and, as such, as a gunner. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas. On 25 May 1944, a B-24J, # 42-100184, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Yangkai, China, on a ferry mission to Chabua, India. Its last known location was about 30 minutes flight time East of Chabua. It was last sighted by 1stLt Donald P. Lackey, # 0-799033. He is remembered on the monument in the Manila American Cemetery & Mausoleum, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal.

 

PICKUP, MERLE LLOYD “MOSE”, Corporal, # 39832953, U.S. Army

 

Merle L. Pickup was born 11 May 1917 in Utah to Clarence Ray Pickup (1879-1952) and Vilate Celestia Pickup (1878-1968) (married 1902). Sisters were Grace (Pickup) McConkie (1903-1993) and Clair Batty Pickup (1915-2006).

 

He registered for the WW II draft in 1940 while employed by the Pacific Fruit & Produce Co., and described himself as 6’2”, 192 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 8 September 1942. After training, he was sent overseas. On 25 May 1944, a B-24J, # 42-100184, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Yangkai, China, on a ferry mission to Chabua, India. Cpl. Pickup was a passenger on the flight. Its last known location was about 30 minutes flight time East of Chabua. It was last sighted by 1stLt Donald P. Lackey, # 0-799033. He is remembered on the monument in the Manila American Cemetery & Mausoleum, Philippines. The family placed a marker in the Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.