MCKISSOCK, DAVID, JR., Staff Sergeant, # 32138397, USAAF
David McKissock, Jr., was born in New York to David McKissock (1889-1979) (Glasgow, Scotland) and Elizabeth (Holt) McKissck (1895-1974), Albion, New York. Dorothy Elizabeth (McKissock) Garrison (1917-2007), George Dawson McKissock (1921-2010), Sarah Helen (McKissock) Vick (1924-2010).
He enlisted 7 April 1942. He was trained at Key Field, Mississippi. He saw service with the 315th Service Group in Egypt, Libya, Sicily, Italy, and the China-Burma-India war theater. He was in the Egyptian-Libyan, Tunisian, Sicilian, Rome-Arno, Naples-Foggia, and the China campaigns. 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. Like many aboard, he was on his way home. 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).