WORSHAM, RAYMOND WALKER, JR., Lieutenant Colonel, # 0-343470, USAAF

 

Raymond W. Worsham Jr. was born on 13 January 1912 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee to Raymond Walker Worsham (1886-1961) and Mary Lenore Catherine (Eckel) Worsham (1887-1981). Siblings included Hugh Eckel Worsham (1911-1976) and Mary Rose (Worsham) Black (1916-1996). His father was an electrical engineer in 1920. He married Esther Earline Garstang. He attended Knoxville H.S. and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1933.

 

He was sent overseas to India. On 2 June 1941, as a First Lieutenant, he was the Commander of the 62nd Pursuit Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. 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. Lt. Col. Worsham 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).

Raymond W. Worsham, Jr.

KLAMKA, HERMAN G., Captain, # 0-1821468, USAAF

 

Herman G. Klamka was born in 1916 in Cicago, Cook County, Illinois, to Samuel Baruch Klamka (1887-1950) and Frieda Klamka (1890- 1957) (both born n Poland). Siblings included Jessie (Klamka) Pow (1911-    ) (Poland), Fannie Klamka (1914-    ), and Sarah Klamka (1921-    ).

 

He was a B-24 Liberator bomber pilot assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron, “The Eager Beavers.” 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. Capt. Klamka 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).