WARD, R. D., Captain, # 0-495865, USAAF

 

There was insufficient data available to accurately identify this veteran. Please help by using the contact page and sending information. He was likely born in Texas, He may have graduated from A&M University, College Station, Texas in 1943. He was married to Wanda E. Ward, Jay, Oklahoma. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced school and was multi-engine rated to fly the Curtiss C-46 Commando. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India and assigned to fly to and from China across the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). On 9 February 1945 a C-46A Commando assigned to 10th Air Force, 1333rd AAF Base Unit, Chabua, India, departed the airfield at Kunming, China, on a cargo mission to Chabua through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). It crashed enroute. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.

 

GINSBERG, JULIUS, Technical Sergeant, # 36348901, USAAF

 

Julius Ginsberg was born 1912 in England to Barnet Ginsberg (also known by Rosenberg) (1882-    ) (Russia) and Ethel Ginsberg (1877-    ) (Russia – naturalized 1906). Sibling was Dave Ginsberg (1908-1995) (England – naturalized 1939).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Chicago, Illinois, on 11 June 1942. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the Curtiss C-46 Commando. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India and assigned to fly to and from China across the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). On 9 February 1945 a C-46A Commando assigned to 10th Air Force, 1333rd AAF Base Unit, Chabua, India, departed the airfield at Kunming, China, on a cargo mission to Chabua through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). It crashed enroute. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.