He was sent overseas to 20th Air Force in India and flew out of an advance airfield in China. On 29 July 1944, a B-29, # 42-6351, assigned to 20th Air Force, 40th Bomb Group, 25th Bomb Squadron, departed an airfield at Hsinching, China, on a bombing mission. The last known location of the B-29 was three miles southeast of Heinching. The # 4 engine had to be feathered. As they lowered the landing gear, the # 3 engine quit, thus it crashed on its emergency landing approach made shortly after departure. After recovery from China, his remains were buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, on 24 January 1949 (Sec. C, Grave 6). He was awarded the Purple Heart.

TAYLOR, NEUMON HORNE, Captain, # 0-790187, USAAF

 

Neumon H. Taylor was born on 19 March 1920 in Tennessee to Dr. Neumon Taylor, M.D. (1875-1954) (Alabama) and Attie Belle (Horne) Taylor (1889-1974) (TN). Siblings included Lola Iska (Taylor) Duke (1915-2013) and Bernadine (Taylor) Goshorn (1917-2015).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF as an aviation cadet in Jackson, Mississippi, on 5 November 1941, just two days after Captain Skousen enlisted. He completed training and earned his commission and wings. On 29 July 1944, a B-29, # 42-6351, assigned to 20th Air Force, 40th Bomb Group, 25th Bomb Squadron, departed an airfield at Hsinching, China, on a bombing mission. The last known location of the B-29 was three miles southeast of Heinching. The # 4 engine had to be feathered. As they lowered the landing gear, the # 3 engine quit, thus it crashed on its emergency landing approach made shortly after departure. The family placed a memorial marker in the Memoral Park Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

LYMAN, CLEMENT W., First Lieutenant, # 0-807005, USAAF

 

Clement W. Lyman was born 12 December 1918 in New York to Willard N. Lyman (1886-1969) and Bessie (Dunlap) Lyman (1888-1968). He had a sister, Marjorie D. Lyman (1915-2003). In 1920, Bessie’s mother, Ida Dunlap (1869-1931), widowed lived with them and was a tannery inspector.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in New York, New York, on 8 July 1941. He completed training and earned his commission and wings. On 29 July 1944, a B-29, # 42-6351, assigned to 20th Air Force, 40th Bomb Group, 25th Bomb Squadron, departed an airfield at Hsinching, China, on a bombing mission. The last known location of the B-29 was three miles southeast of Heinching. As they lowered the landing gear, the # 3 and # 4 engines quit, thus it crashed on its emergency landing approach made shortly after departure.