Dr Everett K. Geer (Sr.)

WANG, YEN CHAO, Chinese Air Force

 

Yen Chao Wang was trained as a pilot of the B-24 Liberator. On 20 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73430, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, Yankai, China, departed the airfield at Luichow, China, on a sea sweep combat mission. It was lost due to enemy anti-aircraft fire as it was attacking an enemy convoy in the South China Sea.

THOMPSON, GLEN G., Captain, # 0-728522, USAAF

 

Glen G. Thompson was born 1916 in California. He was married to Maureen O. Thompson, Hollywood. California. Inadequate data is available to honor this veteran properly. Please provide assistance by using the contact page. He enlisted in the USAAF as an aviation cadet in Los Angeles, California, on 15 January 1942. Selected for bombardier training on the B-24 Liberator, he earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 20 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73430, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, Yankai, China, departed the airfield at Luichow, China, on a sea sweep combat mission. It was lost due to enemy anti-aircraft fire as it was attacking an enemy convoy in the South China Sea. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

SILVERSHATZ, MARVIN J., Captain, # 0-791639, USAAF

 

Marvin J. Silvershatz was born 1919 in Tennessee to Max Silverschatz (1889-1936) (Willun, Poland – immigrated 1896 - naturalized 8 October 1917) and Rebecca (Fishman) Silverschatz (1887-1956) (Poland – immigrated 1900 - naturalized). A sibling was Stanley Marcus Silverschatz (1916-1967)

He graduated from the Hume-Fogg Vocational Technical School, Nashville, Tennessee. His mother recorded him as a missing Jewish serviceman. His father was a bookkeeper in a dry goods store in 1920.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF as an aviation cadet in Montgomery, Alabama, on 24 January 1942. Selected for navigator training on the B-24 Liberator, he earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 20 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73430, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, Yankai, China, departed the airfield at Luichow, China, on a sea sweep combat mission. It was lost due to enemy anti-aircraft fire as it was attacking an enemy convoy in the South China Sea. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.