GOODMAN, JAMES G., Private First Class, # 18547649, U.S. Army
James G. Goodman was born in 1923 in Campbell Co., Wyoming, to Grover Harrison Goodman (1892-1922) (AR) and Elsie (McCray) Goodman (1880-1938) (IN). He stated his next-of-kin was Florence L. Wolfe, Mother, of 2220 20th St, San Francisco, California. In 1941, Florence Lucile Wolfe lived in the Western Womens’ Club, Sutter St., San Francisco, CA. She was born 26 February 1879 in San Francisco, California and died 6 January 1947 in San Francisco, CA.
After enlisting in the U.S. Army, he was trained as an anti-aircraft artilleryman, assigned to 703rd AAA Battery, India. On 4 February 1945, a C-46A, “Believed To Be,” # 42-107386, assigned to Air Transport Command, 1306th AAF Base Unit, Karachi, India, departed the airfield at Chabua, India, on a cargo and passenger ferry mission to Agra, India. It carried two crewmen and thirty-three passengers. He was a passenger on this flight. It crashed near coordinates 27º 12’ North & 93º 27’ East (Mil. Map MT 7451). One survived: TSgt Marvin H. Jacobs, 14th Air Force, who had a fractured ankle and possible internal injuries, and was evacuated from the jungle on 28 February 1945 to the 234th General Hospital. After recovery of the remains from a Military Airfield Cemetery in India, indistinguishable from one another, those who perished aboard were buried in common graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 6 February 1950 (Sec. 78, Graves 1034 D & E). A memorial marker was placed in the Gillette Cemetery, Gillette, Campbell Co., Wyoming.
His father, born 25 August 1892, served during WW I from 5 July 1918 to 19 December 1918, U.S. Army, Private, # 516807, 2nd Battalion, 164th D.B., 2nd Co., and died 9 January 1922. He is buried in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Gillette, Wyoming.