His brother, Harvey L. Asp, served in the U.S. Army from 16 March 1946 to 15 September 1947 as a Private First Class. His brother, Preston H. Asp, Sergeant, born 16 April 1920, served in the USAAF from 9 February 1942 to 22 September 1945. His brother, Ernest G. Asp, born 13 February 1927, served in the U.S. Army, Private First Class, during the Korean War from 25 October 1950 to 1 October 1952.

 

LAJOIE, JOHN H., Corporal, # 11071096, U.S. Army

 

John H. Lajoie was born in 1922 in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Wilfred H. Lajoie (1898-1968) and Eva A. Lajoie (1904-1971). Siblings included Raymond Albert Lajoie (1933-1983) and Helen Lajoie (1937-    ).

 

He enlisted in Springfield, Massachusetts, on 3 August 1942. On 25 May 1944, at the 10th Air Force airfield at Dinjan, Assam, India, a C-47A, # 42-100614, assigned to the 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, departed on a shuttle flight to Calcutta, India, and return. Cpl. Lajoie was a passenger. The last known location of the aircraft was between Sylhet, India and Dinjan, India. His remains were recovered by Graves Registration from the airfield cemetery at Kalaikunda, India, with numerous undistinguishable others and all were buried in a group single-casket grave at the New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana, on 17 January 1950 (Sec. F, Grave 103).

 

His brother, Raymond A. Lajoie, born 9 December 1933, served in the U.S. Army between 16 September 1956 and 14 May 1958.

 

SANDACZ, GEORGE ARTHUR, Corporal, # 13087654, U.S. Army

 

George A. Sandacz was born on 26 November 1922 in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Joseph P. Sandacz (1899-1978) and Flora Marie (Paul) Sandacz (1896-1988). Siblings included Ellen E. (Sandacz) Watkins (1921-2008), Paul Joseph Sandacz (1926-    ), and Ruth Theresa (Sandacz) Boyer (1927-2002). On 30 September 1943, he married Lillian Lucille Mulkey in Marion, Florida.

 

He registered for the WW II draft in 1942 while residing in Latrobe, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, and described himself as 5’11”, 155 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 7 July 1942. On 25 May 1944, at the 10th Air Force airfield at Dinjan, Assam, India, a C-47A, # 42-100614, assigned to the 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, departed on a shuttle flight to Calcutta, India, and return. Cpl. Sandacz was a passenger. The last known location of the aircraft was between Sylhet, India and Dinjan, India. His remains were recovered by Graves Registration from the airfield cemetery at Kalaikunda, India, with numerous undistinguishable others and all were buried in a group single-casket grave at the New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana, on 17 January 1950 (Sec. F, Grave 103).

 

His brother, Paul J. Sandacz, born 24 April 1925, enlisted in the U.S. Army (# 33673324) on 29 May 1943 at Fort Meade, Maryland, and served overseas 22 July through 2 March 1946. He was honorably discharged 20 April 1946 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.