A memorial marker was placed in the Beaver Cemetery, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He is remembered on the Memorial to Aviator Martyrs, China.

 

His brother, Sanford L. Archer, born 25 September 1909, served in the U.S. Navy, a WT2, from 15 April 1944 to 5 November 1945. He died on 11 May 2004 and is buried in the Miami Memorial Park, Miami, Florida.

PRICE, WILLIAM E., First Lieutenant, # 0-503719, USAAF

 

William E. Price was born in 1919. He married Helen Cunningham on 6 July 1940 in Florence, Pinal Co., Arizona. When he died, Helen resided at 233 S. Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ. 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). A memorial marker was placed in the Beaver Cemetery, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

 

MOORE, CHARLES B. JR., First Lieutenant, 0-805097, USAAF

 

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ERWIN, HAROLD BASIL, Private, # 37053241,

 

Harold B. Erwin was born 1913 in Mountain View, Howell Co., Missouri, to Emmet Elsworth Erwin (1881-1962) (MO) and Mollie Ida Erwin (1886-1974) (AR). Sibling included Elza Gail Erwin (1904-1959), Margaret “Maggie” May (Erwin) Goddard, Iola Agnes Erwin, and Maude Viola (Erwin) Lyons (1907-1968). Living with them in 1940 was maternal grandmother Letitia Pollock (1866-    ) (KY) (widowed). He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940 and described himself as 5’8”, 140 lbs, with black hair and gray eyes. 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. 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). A memorial marker was placed in the Beaver Cemetery, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.