He enlisted in the USAAF at Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky, on 22 April 1942. 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).

MAXFELDT, NORMAN CHARLES, Private First Class, # 38073065,

 

Norman C. Maxfeldt was born on 30 April 1920 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, to Peter John Maxfeldt (1875-1942) (widowed in 1940) and Emma Louise (Simmang) Maxfeldt (1879-1935). Siblings included Oliver F. Maxfeldt (1903-1980), Gladys Marie (Maxfeldt) Nottingham (1905-2000), Herbert Frank Maxfeldt (1907-1991), Harold Oliver Maxfeldt (1909-1971), Raymond Maxfeldt (1910-1915), Arthur Peter Maxfeldt (1912-1993), Alvin G. Maxfeldt (1914-2001), Dorothy Grace (Maxfeldt) Creswell (1916-1973), and Leroy John Maxfeldt (1923-2004).

 

He enlisted at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on 1 December 1941. 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).

 

His brother, Leroy J. Maxfeldt, born 21 April 1923, served in the military honorably as well. He died on 27 August 2004 and is buried in the Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, TX.

 

His brother, Alvin G. Maxfeldt, born 16 July 1914, served in the U.S. Army, a Private First Class, during WW II. He died on 10 June 2001 and is buried in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.

HARPER, THOMAS J., Captain, # 0-503807, USAAF

 

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ARNETTE, KENNETH RUSSELL, Captain, # 0-501903, USAAF

 

Kenneth R. Arnette was born on 31 August 1912 in Rutherfordton, Rutherford Co., North Carolina, to James McLeod Arnette (1874-1935) and Bertha Elizabeth (Prince) Arnette (1875-1966) (married 25 May 1899, Onslow, NC).