On 28 Aug 1944, at 1400 China ST, an aircraft crashed and burned on Fan Mili Chan Mountain in the Jun Lung District near Hsifang, China. Due to adverse conditions and extreme difficulty climbing to the crash site, it was reached 1 Sept 1944. The fuselage was totally destroyed by fire. The aircraft exploded when it crashed, scattering debris across the mountainside. The remains of the crew were recovered but because the remains were indistinguishable, they were buried in a common grave in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 27 September 1949 (Sec. 82, Grave 52).

 

His brother, Max H. Dunaway, born 10 May 1912, served in the U.S. Army from 19 June 1942 to 20 November 1945. He died 18 December 1972 in Brookline, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.

 

His paternal grandfather, Henry Turner Dunaway, born 30 April 1942, served in the Confederate Army, 22nd Texas Cavalry, Co. B, during the Civil War. He died 22 February 1922 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas. He and Sussanah Elizabeth (Savage) Dunaway (1846-1899) had eleven children.

Carl P. Dunaway

SKULLY, JOSEPH T., First Lieutenant, # 0-511033, USAAF

 

Joseph T. Skully was born 1919 in New York to Thomas J. Skully (1882-    ) )Canada) and Marie E. Skully (1884-    ) (NY). Siblings included Richard Patrick Skully (1921-   ) and Jack B. Skully  He married Ruth M. O’Brien (1919-    ) in Sarasota, DeSoto Co., Florida, on 9 February 1942.

 

After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced schools and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to 10th Air Force in India. On 28 August 1944, a B-24/XC-109, # 42-7221, assigned to Air Transport Command, 1327th Air Base Unit, departed the airfield at Tezpur, India, at about 0139 hours, on a cargo mission to Kunming, China. On 28 Aug 1944, at 1400 China ST, an aircraft crashed and burned on Fan Mili Chan Mountain in the Jun Lung District near Hsifang, China. Due to adverse conditions and extreme difficulty climbing to the crash site, it was reached 1 Sept 1944. The fuselage was totally destroyed by fire. The aircraft exploded when it crashed, scattering debris across the mountainside. The remains of the crew were recovered but because the remains were indistinguishable, they were buried in a common grave in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 27 September 1949 (Sec. 82, Grave 52).