On 14 November 1943, B-24J, 42-73304, assigned to the 7th Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Squadron, departed India, on a bombing mission with six other B-24J bombers, to Pokokku, Burma. After the bombs were dropped, about 15-20 enemy fighters engaged them. Some were shot down and the remainder returned to their bases in India. The crew of 42-73304 was comprised of:
Crew Position Rank/Name Next-of-kin
Pilot 1stLt George H. Kimball Mr Hubert G. Kimball, father
411 So. Walnut St.
Hartford City, Indiana
Co-Pilot F/O George R. Johnson Mrs. Rachel Johnson, mother
38 No. 12th St.
Saint Charles, Illinois
Navigator 2ndLt Hyman Leibowitz Mrs. Anne S. Leibowitz, wife
212 Van Buren St.
Bombardier 2ndLt Albert Walker Jr. Mr. Albert W. Walker, father
Engineer TSgt Grady H. Farley Mr. Grady H/N Farley, father
RFD # 3, Russellville, Alabama
Radio Operator TSgt Ernest S. Quick Mr. Ernest Quick, father
1806 Kipling, Houston, TX
Asst. Eng. SSgt Quintin D. Cory Mrs. Avis D. Cory, wife
122 So. Chelan St, Apt 7
Asst Radio-Op SSgt Carl A. Speck Mrs. Birdie L. Speck, mother
RFD # 1, Mound Valley, Kansas
Armorer-Gun SSgt William C. Becker Mrs. Mary Kieth/Rieth, mother
RFD 1, Huntsburg, OH
“ SSgt Paul B. Callahan Mrs. Lorene Callahan, mother
Asheville, North Carolina