He did not who this was or if it was true. When he and Beckwith were liberated, they found a box of flier’s clothing, including the Mackinaw and winter flying boots that Gwaltney was wearing. Both bore Gwalney’s name plate, which probably indicates the enemy may have found and disposed of his body. Other items was the back parachute that belonged to Sgt Roth as he found Roth’s record card in the same box. The parachute had been opened and had considerable blood on it. He thought it had been used to cover a body.
The next-of-kin list was:
Krueger Mrs Patricia V Krueger, W, Rte 4, Box 262, Kanosha, Wisc.
Mr Charles E Krueger, F, Rte 3, Monroe, Wisc.
Colby Mr Asa P Colby, F, Rumney Depot, Grafton, NH
O’Donnell Mrs Julia O’Donnell, M, 99 Beech St, Westwood, NJ
Cleland Mrs Martha “Mattie” C Johnson, M, 112 Randolph Ave, Topeka, KS
Kremer Mrs Julia S Kremer, M, 237 N. Central Ave, Glendale, AZ
Beckwith Mrs Grace E Beckwith, W, 148 Sawyer St. South, Portland, Maine
Gwaltney Mrs Alma F Gwaltney, W, 38 Pasonage St, Newville, PA
Zavala Mrs Rose V Zavala, M, Box 69A, RR # 1, Dawson, NM
Roth Mrs Hilda F Roth, M, 1911 Potomac Drv, Toledo, OH
Huss Mr Floyd E Huss, F, 1617 Garrison St, Fremont, OH
Ruddy Miss Margaret Theresa Ruddy, S, 87 Wyckoff St, Brooklyn, NY