It was last seen at about 0240 Zulu at the airfield at Jorhat, India. The planned route was departure on course 57º from Chakulia to Jorhat to Chabua, China, to Hsi-Chang, China, then to Hsing-Chang, China. (MACR 6010). The aircraft crashed during the route. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Philippines. The family placed a memorial marker in the Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado.

EUDY, JOHN ANDLE, Staff Sergeant, # 37069847, USAAF

 

John A. Eudy was born on 2 February 1920 in Center Point, Arkansas, to Polk McCune Eudy (1890-1963) and Mendora Isabelle “Dora” (Gammill) Eudy (1895-1932) (married 8 July 1913). Siblings included Ethel Malinda Eudy (1914-1914), Josephine Isabell Eudy (1915-1936), Essie Lueller Rachel (Eudy) Jones (1917-1996), Lee Edna Irene (Eudy) Wynn (1918-2001), Marie Louise (Eudy) Gilbert (1921-2001), Ruby Louise Eudy (1921-2000), Letha Mae (Eudy) Sharp (1924-2004), L. D. Eudy (1925-2009), Ruby Fay Eudy (1928-1928), and Nora Inez (Eudy) Hutchinson (1932-1997)

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 1 July 1941, worked as a farmer, and described himself as 5’6”, 136 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. He noted that he has suffered a broken collar bone and had a scar over his right eye. After enlisting he was trained to maintain and operate the .50 caliber machineguns on the B-29 Superfortress. He departed for an overseas assignment to India and China. On 15 June 1944, a B-29, # 42-6261, assigned to 20th Air Force, 40th Bomb Group, 45th Bomb Squadron, departed the air base at Chakulia, India, on an operational mission to the airfield at the advance base at Hsing-Ching, China. It was last seen at about 0240 Zulu at the airfield at Jorhat, India. The planned route was departure on course 57º from Chakulia to Jorhat to Chabua, China, to Hsi-Chang, China, then to Hsing-Chang, China. (MACR 6010). The aircraft crashed during the route. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Philippines.

BARAN, ALEXANDER, Master Sergeant, # 11032982, USAAF

 

Alex Baran was born on 15 November 1919 in Beacon, Dutchess Co., New York (on the Hudson River) to Baran and Mary Baran, 19 Crane St., Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT. He worked as a hatter for H. McLaughlan Co., Danbury. He registered for the WWII draft 1 July 1941 in Danbury, CT, and described himself as 6’2 ½”, 197 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He married Vera Zelezniak on 7 September 1942 in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona, at Davis-Monthan Field, by USAAF Chaplain William R. Richerson. He enlisted in the USAAF in Fairfield, Connecticut, on 14 August 1941. He departed for an overseas assignment to India and China. On 15 June 1944, a B-29, # 42-6261, assigned to 20th Air Force, 40th Bomb Group, 45th Bomb Squadron, departed the air base at Chakulia, India, on an operational mission to the airfield at the advance base at Hsing-Ching, China. It was last seen at about 0240 Zulu at the airfield at Jorhat, India. The planned route was departure on course 57º from Chakulia to Jorhat to Chabua, China, to Hsi-Chang, China, then to Hsing-Chang, China. (MACR 6010). The aircraft crashed during the route. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Philippines.