Bernard U. Homschek

Bernard U. & Agnes Homschek

PIPPEN, ALFRED, Private, # 37374530, U.S. Army

 

Alfred Pippen was born 22 March 1917 to Albert Thomas Pippen (1881-1955) and Laura Alice (Altis) Pippen (1882-1947). Siblings included Ray Pippen (1905-1948), Ollie Pippen (1907-1986), Myrtle Pippen (1909-1934), Mae Pippen (1910-2001), Harvey Lowden Pippen (1911-1970), Cecil Pippen (1915-1960), Arthur Pippen (1920-1989) and another brother and sister. The family placed a veterans marker in the Cabool Cemetery, Cabool, Missouri.

 

He resided in Texas County, Missouri, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army on 29 July 1942 in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He was transferred to India and served there through his death. On 18 January 1944, a C-47A troop carrier, 42-100696, assigned to the 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, departed Dinjan, India, on a food packet drop mission to Burma. It was last contacted at 1137 hours by radio. It was shot down by enemy fighters in Burma. All aboard were killed in action. Graves Registration recovered mixed remains of the named servicemen and returned the remains to the U.S. for burial. On 8 June 1950, a single casket group burial of several remains is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, Section E, Site 407.

PROCTOR, MILLARD H., Technician Fifth Grade, # 35488269, U.S. Army

 

Insufficient data is available to honor this veteran properly. Help would be appreciated. On 18 January 1944, a C-47A troop carrier, 42-100696, assigned to the 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, departed Dinjan, India, on a food packet drop mission to Burma. It was last contacted at 1137 hours by radio. It was shot down by enemy fighters in Burma. All aboard were killed in action. Graves Registration recovered mixed remains of the named servicemen and returned the remains to the U.S. for burial. On 8 June 1950, a single casket group burial of several remains is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, Section E, Site 407.