FLACH, JOHN ANDREW, First Lieutenant, # 0-7522398,

 

John A. Flach was born on 2 May 1919 in Brooklyn Kings Co., New York, to William Henry Flach (1891-1977) and Mary V. Flach (1901-1983).

 

He enlisted in Brooklyn, New York, in the U.S. Army, Cavalry, on 1 April 1940, then re-enlisted as a Private First Class, # 20241399, on 27 January 1941 and was appointed a Second Lieutenant on 27 July 1943. He transferred to the USAAF. He completed training and was sent overseas to 10th Air Force in 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).

YOUNG, MARSHALL, First Lieutenant, # 0-742403, USAAF

 

Marshall Young was born on 19 December 1921 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois to Herman M. Young (1886-    ) (Russia) and Florence (Moskovitz) Frank nee Young (1890-1979) (NY). Siblings included Annette (Young) Kebre (1913-1983) (IL) and Muriel Young (1920-    ) (IL).

 

He registered for the WW II draft in Los Angeles, California, on 14 February 1942, employed by Columbia Pictures Inc., and described himself as 5’6”, 135 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Los Angeles, California, on 20 April 1942. He completed training and was sent overseas to 10th Air Force in 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).