COUSINS, ALLAN H., Technical Sergeant, # 32439828, USAAF

 

Allan H. Cousins was born to Cousins and Elizabeth (McDonald) White nee Cousins (1895-1986). After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained and sent overseas to 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).

JACOBS, MARVIN H., Technical Sergeant, # 32833249, USAAF

 

Marvin H. Jacobs was born on 13 June 1923 in to Jacobs and Rebecca Jacobs. He was married to Rosalie Jacobs (1922-2007). He died 19 January 2008 in Buffalo, New York. He enlisted in the USAAF in Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, on 12 February 1943. He was trained and sent overseas to 14th Air Force in China. 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).

BROKAW, JAMES WARREN, First Lieutenant, # 0-750331, USAAF

 

James W. Brokaw was born on 20 March 1922 in Tacoma, Washington, to John Bradley Brokaw (1894-1948) and Alice Irene (Moore) McBride nee Brokaw (1893-1967) (married 29 January 1921, Skagit, WA). A brother was Thomas C. Brokaw (1930-2010).

 

He enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard, Field Artillery, in Tacoma, Washington, on 16 September 1940 and subsequently was activated then transferred to the USAAF. 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).