1stLt Ingalls was the flight engineer. Information was that the B-29 crashed near Mandai Village, 34 miles north of Singapore but this was a different crash, reported to have crashed 15 days before this B-29. Contact was made with these organizations to try to find those lost: U.S. War Crimes, Singapore; Air Jungle Rescue; Force 136 and ‘E’ Group; British Naval Intelligence; Japanese Army Liaison Officer; Japanese Naval Headquarters; British Military Administration; Singapore and Johore Bahru; Dutch Liaison Office and Resident of the Riouw Archipellage; Singapore Marine Police; employees of the English language newspaper printed in Johore during the Japanese occupation; Chinese Affairs Officer in Johore Bahru. None provided information. Except for 2 other B-29 crashes and personnel recovered from them, no other USAAF personnel were aided or evacuated by guerillas or Force 136. Those aboard are classified as missing in action. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

 

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BRENNAN, JAMES L., First Lieutenant, # 0-862229, USAAF

 

James L. Brennan enlisted in the USAAF, after which he was trained to maintain and operate the radar aboard the B-29 Superfortress. He earned his commission and wings and was sent overseas to the China-Burma-India theater of war. On 1 February 1945 a B-29, “Calamity Jane,” # 42-24589, assigned to 20th Air Force, 40th Bomb Group, 25th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Chakulia, India, on a combat bombing mission over Singapore. The B-29 was last seen by 1stLt Ralph S. Braley, 0-169921, to have been hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire, its # 3 engine was on fire, and it ditched southwest of Singapore. 1stLt Ingalls was the flight engineer. Information was that the B-29 crashed near Mandai Village, 34 miles north of Singapore but this was a different crash, reported to have crashed 15 days before this B-29. Contact was made with these organizations to try to find those lost: U.S. War Crimes, Singapore; Air Jungle Rescue; Force 136 and ‘E’ Group; British Naval Intelligence; Japanese Army Liaison Officer; Japanese Naval Headquarters; British Military Administration; Singapore and Johore Bahru; Dutch Liaison Office and Resident of the Riouw Archipellage; Singapore Marine Police; employees of the English language newspaper printed in Johore during the Japanese occupation; Chinese Affairs Officer in Johore Bahru. None provided information. Except for 2 other B-29 crashes and personnel recovered from them, no other USAAF personnel were aided or evacuated by guerillas or Force 136. Those aboard are classified as missing in action. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

 

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KIDD, OLIVER MORTON, Sergeant, # 15339204, USAAF

 

Oliver M. Kidd was born on 26 May 1923 in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co., Kentucky, to James Mitchell Kidd (1883-1939) (KY) and Peachie Alice (Campbell) Kidd (1888-1972) (KY) (married 19 October 1928 in Huntington, Cabell Co., W.VA.). Siblings included William O. Kidd (1918-1974), Myrtle E. Kidd (1920-    ), Otto Leo Kidd (1925-1985), and Peachie Lorraine (Kidd) James (1928-1967), Florence Kidd (unknown).