SCOTT, RAY A., Staff Sergeant, # 31975669, USAAF

 

Ray A. Scott completed his training to maintain the mechanics of the C-47 and earned his crewman wings. On 28 February 1944, a C-47A, # 42-100693, of the 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th Air Force, departed the air base at Sookerating, India, on a food dropping mission to allied troops at Laawng, Burma. The aircraft was last contacted by radio and was down for unknown reasons. Six aboard were killed and two food droppers survived. His remains were recovered by Graves Registration and returned to the U.S. with others and a group single-casket funeral was conducted 20 May 1949 (Plot 82, Grave 226) at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri. Six aboard were killed and two food droppers survived. His remains were recovered by Graves Registration and returned to the U.S. with others and a group single-casket funeral was conducted 20 May 1949 (Plot 82, Grave 226) at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri.

 

KLEINER, GEORGE, Corporal, # 32444302, U.S. Army

 

George Kleiner completed his training for delivering supplies to troops in the field and was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps in India. On 28 February 1944, a C-47A, # 42-100693, of the 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th Air Force, departed the air base at Sookerating, India, on a food dropping mission to allied troops at Laawng, Burma. The aircraft was last contacted by radio and was down for unknown reasons. Six aboard were killed and two food droppers survived. His remains were recovered by Graves Registration and returned to the U.S. with others and a group single-casket funeral was conducted 20 May 1949 (Plot 82, Grave 226) at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri.

 

 

BARNES, ERNEST D., Sergeant, # 33204837, U.S. Army

 

Ernest D. Barnes completed his training for delivering supplies to troops in the field and was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps in India. On 28 February 1944, a C-47A, # 42-100693, of the 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th Air Force, departed the air base at Sookerating, India, on a food dropping mission to allied troops at Laawng, Burma. The aircraft was last contacted by radio and was down for unknown reasons. Six aboard were killed and two food droppers survived, including Sgt. Barnes.

 

FLANAGAN, HARLIN B., Sergeant, # 35439714, U.S. Army

 

Harlin B. Flanagan completed his training for delivering supplies to troops in the field and was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps in India. On 28 February 1944, a C-47A, # 42-100693, of the 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th Air Force, departed the air base at Sookerating, India, on a food dropping mission to allied troops at Laawng, Burma. The aircraft was last contacted by radio and was down for unknown reasons. Six aboard were killed and two food droppers survived, including Sgt. Flanagan.