The next-of-kin were:
Savoie Mrs Adelaide N Savoie, W, 131 Brittany Drv, San Antonio, TX
Lutz Mrs Malie T Lutz, M, 1236 Weaver Lane, PO Box 3082, Honolulu, Hawaii
O’Brien Mr Daniel A O’Brien, F, 233 Le Cato Ave, Audubon, NJ
Wedel Mrs Inez M Wedel, W, Box 146, Hereford, TX
Stelmach Mrs Joseph Stelmach, M, 4320 W Haddon Ave, Chicago, IL
Geyer Mr Bertram B Geyer, F, 435 E 52nd St, NY, NY
Brundage Mrs Florence A Brundage, M, 64 Wood Ave, Pittsfield, Mass.
Alspaugh Mrs Elizabeth J Alspaugh, W, Rockford, OH
Beckham Mrs Kathryn M Beckham, M, 6 West Plafea Plc, C/O Capt. Charles Well,
Adams Miss Majorie V Adams, S, Messick, VA
Heffernan Mrs Pearl M Heffernan, M, 509 N 7th St, Appollo, PA
Meehan Mrs Virginia Meehan, W, 3262 Ormond Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH
In a short-wave radio broadcast by the enemy on 23 August 1944, the announcer read and spelled the names of Capt. Wedel and the other five of the crew who jumped early. He said, “We are very happy to have these brave American fliers with us. They were rescued by us after their plane crashed into the sea.” SSgt Meehan returned to the U.S. in September 1945 after being liberated from a Japanese prison camp on Japan. He was a POW from 20 August 1944. SSgt Brundage, Lt.Col. Savoie, Capt. O’Brien, 1stLt Lutz, and 1stLt Stelmach returned to the squadron on 15 November 1944 and were returned to the U.S. for reassignment 7 Dec. 1944.