After recovery from Shanghai, China, the crew (Robinson, Bartlett, Brown, Bitner, Wade, Van Deventer) was buried in a group burial and ceremony in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, on 12 May 1949 (Sec. E, Graves 49-50). After recovery from Shanghai, China, his remains were buried in the Saint Charles Cemetery, Saint Charles, Bear Lake Co., Idaho. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

WADE, HARRY EUGENE, Technical Sergeant, # 32454380, USAAF

 

Harry E. Wade was born on 20 October 1919 in West Virginia to Clarence L. Wade (1896-1958) (PA) and Edith Mabel (Crimm) Wade (1894-1972) (married 1914, Marion, WVA). Siblings were Charles W. Wade (1911-    ), Edith Daisy (Wade) Betzler (1916-1992), Robert Allen Wade (1923-2005), Howard L. Wade (1921-1974), Mary Wade (1927-    ), and Doris Wade (1929-    ).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Newark, New Jersey, on 31 July 1942. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 24 August 1943 a B-24D, # 42-40930, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 425th Bomb Squadron, Kunming, China, departed the airfield to bomb Hankow, China. It was attached and shot down by enemy fighters. After recovery from Shanghai, China, the crew (Robinson, Bartlett, Brown, Bitner, Wade, Van Deventer) was buried in a group burial and ceremony in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, on 12 May 1949 (Sec. E, Graves 49-50). He was awarded the Purple Heart.

 

His brother, Howard L. Wade, born 23 June 1921, served in the U.S. Army, Staff Sergeant, #33832530, from 16 September 1943. He died 21 January 1974 and is buried in the Northwood Cemetery, Emmaus, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania.

Harry Wade

BROWN, CLOYD DORMAN, Staff Sergeant, # 38185860, USAAF

 

Cloyd D. Brown was born on 8 April 1921 in Pleasant Hill, Sabine Co., Louisiana, to Willie Jackson Brown (1895-1963) and Lela B. Brown (1900-1962). Siblings were Troyce Argaine Brown (1925-1991) and Alda Etoyce (Brown) Free (1931-2018).

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 10 February 1942, resided at Pleasant Hill, Sabine Co., LA, and described himself as 5’9”, 145 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. After enlisting, he was trained to maintain and shoot (armorer-gunner) the .50 caliber machineguns on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 24 August 1943 a B-24D, # 42-40930, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 425th Bomb Squadron, Kunming, China, departed the airfield to bomb Hankow, China. It was attached and shot down by enemy fighters. After recovery from Shanghai, China, the crew (Robinson, Bartlett, Brown, Bitner, Wade, Van Deventer) was buried in a group burial and ceremony in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, on 12 May 1949 (Sec. E, Graves 49-50). He was awarded the Purple Heart.