MCMICHAEL, CONLEY M., Second (First) Lieutenant, 0-684018, USAAF

 

Conley M. McMichael was born on 8 June 1923 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, to Lester Grant McMichael (1900-1991) and Hester E. (Corderman) McMichael (1901-2009). Siblings included Betty McMichael (1926-    ), Thelma Marlene (McMichael) Oberg (1928-2010), and Evylyn McMichael (1934-    ). He married Hester V. Morris (1924-2014).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF on 14 July 1941 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He completed his extensive flight training, was rated for multi-engine aircraft, and earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas about April, 1944. During 15 to 16 June 1944, a 20th Air Force, 58th Bombardment Wing, 468th Bomb Group, 792nd Bomb Squadron, Kharagpur A.A.B., India, a B-29, # 42-6230, the “Limber Duggan,” departed the airfield at Pengshan, China, on a combat mission and did not return. They were shot down by an enemy fighter over Wakamatsu Fukuoka, Japan (the first to be shot down over Japan). All of the crew were killed in action. His remains were buried in a single casket group grave at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on 8 August 1949 (Sec. 82, Grave 209). He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Conley M. McMichael

FISHER, CAROLL ALLEN, First Lieutenant, # 0-676038, USAAF

 

Caroll A. Fisher was born on 15 May 1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Fisher and Verta Odell (Ransom) Fisher (1895-1942). He was married to Beulah H. Fisher, 208 Berkley St, Charleston, West Virginia.

 

He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940, employed by Carbide Carbon Chemical Co. and described himself as 6’, 160 lbs, with brown hair and gray eyes. He enlisted in Huntington, West Virginia, on 17 July 1941. He was trained as a navigator on the B-29 Superfortress and earned his commission and wings. During 15 to 16 June 1944, a 20th Air Force, 58th Bombardment Wing, 468th Bomb Group, 792nd Bomb Squadron, Kharagpur A.A.B., India, a B-29, # 42-6230, the “Limber Duggan,” departed the airfield at Pengshan, China, on a combat mission and did not return. They were shot down by an enemy fighter over Wakamatsu Fukuoka, Japan (the first to be shot down over Japan). All of the crew were killed in action. His remains were buried in a single casket group grave at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on 8 August 1949 (Sec. 82, Grave 209). He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.