MADELINE, JOHN JOSEPH, Second Lieutenant, # 0-808859, USAAF

 

John J. Madeline was born on 14 November 1921 in Hubbard, Tumbull Co., Ohio, to Daniel Madeline (1888-1968) and Katherine E. (Rock) Madeline (1888-    ). Siblings included Rita Anne (Madeline) Marshall (1918-1999) and Ruth (Madeline) Keenan (1920-    ).

 

After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction and advanced flight schools and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to the CIB theater of operations. On 30 July 1944, B-29-10-BW, # 42-6240, “Pampered Lady,” assigned to the 40th Bomb Group, 395th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Chakulia, India, on a ferry (fuel and bombs) mission to Hsinching, China, over “the Hump” of the Himalayan mountain range. It was last in contact by radio at about 0539 Zulu at about 25º 50’ North & 96º 10’ East (Myitkyina, Burma), with Maj. Perier A. Koenig, 0-413599. Remains were recovered of the crew but were indistinguishable. They were buried in a common or group ceremony in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, 17 November 1947 (Sec. 81, Graves 282 & 283).

MORGAN, HENRY, First Lieutenant, # 0-662359, USAAF

 

Henry Morgan was born on 11 June 1919 in Lancaster, California, to Maurice Eben Morgan (1877-1968) and Cora Elizabeth (Packard) Morgan (1887-1952). Siblings included Donald Perce Morgan (1907-1996), Elizabeth A. Morgan (1909-    ), Maurice Eben Morgan Jr. (1910-1984), Ruth Aileen Morgan (1913-1990) and two more sisters.

 

He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940 and described himself as 6’, 155 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California, on 6 March 1941. He was trained as a navigator for the B-29 Superfortress and sent overseas to the CIB theater of operations. On 30 July 1944, B-29-10-BW, # 42-6240, “Pampered Lady,” assigned to the 40th Bomb Group, 395th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Chakulia, India, on a ferry (fuel and bombs) mission to Hsinching, China, over “the Hump” of the Himalayan mountain range. It was last in contact by radio at about 0539 Zulu at about 25º 50’ North & 96º 10’ East (Myitkyina, Burma), with Maj. Perier A. Koenig, 0-413599. Remains were recovered of the crew but were indistinguishable. They were buried in a common or group ceremony in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, 17 November 1947 (Sec. 81, Graves 282 & 283).

KWEATOWSKI, LEONARD BERNARD, First Lieutenant, # 0-736710, USAAF

 

Leonard B. Kweatowski was born on 9 March 1919 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, to Stanley Paul Kweatowski (1893-1983) and Stella (Papienski) Kweatowski (1895-1981) (married 16 March 1918, Chicago, IL). A sister was Geraldine Colletta Kweatowski (1922-1923). In 1930 and 1940, his paternal grandfather, Frank Kweatowski (1869-    ) (divorced) lived with them. In 1942, he married Loretta Elizabeth Bartha (1921-2002) and they had a daughter.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Chicago, Illinois, on 13 March 1942. He was trained as a bombardier for the B-29 Superfortress and sent overseas to the CIB theater of operations. On 30 July 1944, B-29-10-BW, # 42-6240, “Pampered Lady,” assigned to the 40th Bomb Group, 395th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Chakulia, India, on a ferry (fuel and bombs) mission to Hsinching, China, over “the Hump” of the Himalayan mountain range.