SULLIVAN, JOHN F., Second Lieutenant, # 0-735690, USAAF

 

He was the co-pilot of a B-25C, # 53468, assigned to the 341st Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Squadron, departed Kurmitela, India, on a bombing mission to Maymyo, Burma, at about 0615 hours on 25 September 1943. F/O Sherry, flying number two position in a two-aircraft formation, was on my right wind, as we entered the clouds at about 5,000 feet, 170 MPH [leaving the base in India]. There was little air turbulence. F/O Sherry did not rejoin the flight, according to the crew of the other bomber. He and his crew are buried in a group grave in Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas, on 23 January 1950, after their remains were recovered by a Graves Registration team.

 

ROBINSON, CHARLES W , Second Lieutenant, # 0-733466, USAAF

 

Charles W. Robinson was trained as a navigator and bombardier. He was the navigator-bombardier of a B-25C, # 53468, assigned to the 341st Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Squadron, departed Kurmitela, India, on a bombing mission to Maymyo, Burma, at about 0615 hours on 25 September 1943. F/O Sherry, flying number two position in a two-aircraft formation, was on my right wind, as we entered the clouds at about 5,000 feet, 170 MPH [leaving the base in India]. There was little air turbulence. F/O Sherry did not rejoin the flight, according to the crew of the other bomber. He and his crew are buried in a group grave in Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas, on 23 January 1950, after their remains were recovered by a Graves Registration team.

HAGGERTY, CHARLES FRANCIS, JR., Staff Sergeant, # 11027414, USAAF

 

Charles F. Haggerty, Jr., was born in 1920 in Massachusetts to Charles F. Haggerty (1884-    ) and Mary Elizabeth (Flaherty) Haggerty (1890-    ). He had siblings, including, Mary A. Haggerty (1916-    ), Evelyn G. Haggerty (1919-    ), Catherine Haggerty (1923-    ), and Arthur J. Haggerty (1924-    ), according to the 1930 census for Winchester, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. His parents were both born in Massachusetts but paternal and maternal grandparents were from Ireland. The 1940 census is consistent.

 

He enlisted 29 April 1941 for the USAAF in Boston, Massachusetts. Trained as an engineer and mechanic for the B-25C and a gunner, he was sent overseas. He was the engineer and gunner on B-25C, # 53468, assigned to the 341st Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Squadron, departed Kurmitela, India, on a bombing mission to Maymyo, Burma, at about 0615 hours on 25 September 1943. F/O Sherry, flying number two position in a two-aircraft formation, was on my right wind, as we entered the clouds at about 5,000 feet, 170 MPH [leaving the base in India]. There was little air turbulence. F/O Sherry did not rejoin the flight, according to the crew of the other bomber. He and his crew are buried in a group grave in Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas, on 23 January 1950, after their remains were recovered by a Graves Registration team.