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).

 

His father, born 2 September 1893, served during WW I in the U.S. Army. He died 6 April 1966 and is buried in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

 

His great-grandfather, Charles P. Pierson, born 10 October 1837 in Shelburn, Vermont, served during the Civil War, a Private with the Colorado Cavalry, enlisted 20 August 1864, discharged 28 December 1864 in Denver, CO. He died 19 July 1914 and is buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery (Sec. 25, Row C, Grave 3).

RAUBINGER, FREDERICK J., First Lieutenant, # 0-756694, USAAF

 

Frederick J. Raubinger was born on 15 September 1923 in Saginaw, Saginaw Co., Michigan, to William “Willie” James Raubinger Jr. (1882-1932) (MI) and Muriel Margaret (Oatman) Raubinger (1890-    ) (CA). Siblings included William James Raubinger (1912-2003) (CA), Margaret Mary Raubinger (1914-1920), Phillip Clark Raubinger (1917-2010) (MI), Mary Catherine (Raubinger) Cross (1921-1998) (MI), and Charles D. Raubinger (1928-1934) (MI).

 

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).

WORLAND, LOUIS F., First Lieutenant, # 0-681849, USAAF

 

Louis F. Worland was born on 4 November 1917 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, to Leo Francis Worland (1881-1964) and Marie Sue (Heverin) Worland (1886-1940). Siblings included Margaret Mary (Worland) Hays (1913-2005), James Edward Worland (1914-1995), Mary Leo Worland (1916-1916), Mary Catherine (Worland) Henning (1919-2013), Loretta Patricia (Worland) Mckenzie (1922-2005), Justin Charles Worland (1924-1999), Elizabeth J. (Worland) Knabel (1926-    ), and Paul Wilbur Worland (1929-2018). In 1930, his paternal grandmother, Mary Barbara (Hirschauer) Worland (1856-1939) (widowed – Simon Brute Worland (1841-1893) (IN) lived with them.