42-61072         C46

 

On 6 January 1945, a C-46A, # 42-61072, assigned to Air Transport Command, 1337th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Sookerating, India, on a cargo mission to Chanyi, China, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). Its last known contact point was check point 47 at 2004 IST. The crew were:

 

                                               Pilot                             2ndLt Ray C. Taylor                            0-770837

                                               Co-Pilot                       2ndLt Harvey Bos                               0-2059951

                                               Radio Operator            Pvt Robert L. Crowder                        14120205

The next-of-kin listed were:

                                            Taylor              Pearl C Taylor, M, 1064 S 17th St East, Salt Lake City, Utah

                                            Bos                  Gertrude M Bos, W, 1046 12th St, Grand Rapids, Mich.

                                            Crowder           Nova P Moore, Uncle, 415 Springs St, Fairfax, Alabama

TAYLOR, RAY C., Second Lieutenant, # 0-770837, USAAF

 

He completed aviation training through advanced flights schools and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 6 January 1945, a C-46A, # 42-61072, assigned to Air Transport Command, 1337th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Sookerating, India, on a cargo mission to Chanyi, China. Its last known contact point was check point 47 at 2004 IST. He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal.

BOS, HARVEY, Second Lieutenant, # 0-2059951, USAAF

 

Harvey Bos was born on 11 January 1921 in Michigan to Reynold Harry Bos (1898-1976) and Geraldine “Dena” (Bouwman) Bos (1898-1934). Siblings included Harriett (Bos) Lancia (1922-1997), Gladys (Bos) DeFouw (1924-2011), Jeanne R. (Bos) Groenhout (1926-2010), and Bonney Lou Bos (1933-    ). From the second wife of Reynold H. Bos, Fay M. (Tupper) Boss (1907-1973) (married 2 April 1937): Thomas Bos (1939-    ). He was married to Gertrude M. (Honholt) Bos of 1046 12th St., Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

He completed aviation training through advanced flights schools and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 6 January 1945, a C-46A, # 42-61072, assigned to Air Transport Command, 1337th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Sookerating, India, on a cargo mission to Chanyi, China. Its last known contact point was check point 47 at 2004 IST. He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal.

 

His father Reynold H. Bos, born 10 February 1898, served in the U.S. Army during WW I from 6 February 1918 to 17 July 1919. He died on 4 November 1976.