He enlisted in the USAAF in Houston, Texas, on 23 January 1941. He was selected for service on the B-29 Superfortress and was sent overseas, assigned to 20th Air Force in India and sent to 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 Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas, on 30 October 1947 (Sec. M, Grave 5).

JOHNSON, NORMAN EDWIN, Technical Sergeant, # 36334714, USAAF

 

Norman E. Johnson was born on 19 July 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, to Anders August Edwin Johnson (1882-1954) (Finland) and Hilma Fredericka (Brandt) Johnson (1880-1969) (Sweden). He was baptized in the U.S. Evangilical Lutheran Church on 25 June 1916, in Chicago, Illinois. His siblings were Ruth Mildred Mare Johnson (1906-1980), Astrid Josephine Johnson (1908-1982), Mabel Johnson (1911-2006), Raymond Edwin Johnson (1912-2000), Edith Marie (Johnson) Hood (1912-1985), Edna Florence (Johnson) Young (1910-    ), and Vivian Frances Johnson (1917-2008). In 1940 he was employed as a draftsman. In 1942, he was a senior at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. His mother lived at 7735 Bennett Ave., Chicago, IL.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Chicago, Illinois, on 1 May 1942. He was selected for service on the B-29 Superfortress and was sent overseas, assigned to 20th Air Force in India and sent to 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 Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois, in 1947.

CARNES, ARTHUR HILL, JR., Staff Sergeant, # 18038503, USAAF

 

Arthur H. Carnes, Jr., was born on 17 February 1920 in Texas to Arthur Hill Carnes (1873-1943) (TN) and Augusta Caline (Hill) Carnes (1888-1964), (TX) (married in Bosque Co., TX, 17 April 1913). In 1942 his mother lived at Rural Box 5, Moody, Texas. He completed two years of college. Siblings included Mary Florence Carnes (1916-    ). In 1920 his father was a hardware merchant. In 1930 his father owned a skating rink and then was employed in a bank.