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, 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. All of the crew were killed in action.
Pilot Capt. Dushan D. Ivanovic 0-662793
Co-Pilot 2ndLt Conley M. McMichael 0-684018
Navigator 1stLt Caroll A. Fisher 0-676038
Bombardier 1stLt Guy A. Johnson 0-729624
Flight Engineer 2ndLt Donald W. Simonson 0-549686
Senior Gunner Sgt. Richard C. Arnds 39283177
Radio Oper-Gunner SSgt Herbert G. Levy 11095940
Radar 2ndLt Robert J. Hymel 0-865761
Left Gunner MSgt James E. Goodroe 672208
Right Gunner Sgt Joseph C. Dupuis 11091512
Tail Gunner SSgt August W. Davis Jr 17003658
Passenger War Correspondent William Shenkel
Next-of-kin were listed as:
Ivanovic Mr Paul Ivanovic, F, 41 Steele, Wilmerding, PA
Fisher Mrs Beulah H Fisher, W, 208 Berkley St, Charleston, W.VA.
Johnson Mrs Ella Mae D. Johnson, W, Harvard, Nebraska
McMichael Mrs Hester V McMichael, W, 1317 Scott St, Williamsport, PA
Simonson Mrs Alice S Simonson, W, 458 N. Fourth St, Taft, LA
Hynel Mrs Louise N Hynel, M, Taft, LA
Davis Mrs Gladys M Davis, M, 1534 Avenue G, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Goodroe Mrs Mercedes A. Goodroe, W, 361 S. Main St, Salinas, CA
Levy Mr Harry B Levy, F, 168 Adams St, Hartford, Conn.
Arnds Mr Burton N Arnds, F, 4800 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Dupuis Mrs Rachel S Dupuis, W, 28 Carnes St, Lynn, Mass.
Shenkel Mrs Winifred D Shenkel, 1914 Elkart St, Silver Springs, M.D.