After recovery from Kalaikunda air field cemetery, India, his remains were buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

 

His brother, Earl E. Wallace, born 28 October 1922, and served in the USAAF, Intelligence Dept., from 6 October 1942 to 3 January 1946. He died 28 May 2006 and is buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

SCALA, DOMINIC, Staff Sergeant, # 12011972, USAAF

 

Dominic Scala was born on 1 June 1920 in Brookyn, New York, to Carmine Scala (1866-1937) (Marigliano, Napoli, Italy) and (unknown) Scala. A half-brother was Andrew Scala (1897-1962) (Italy).

 

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 3 June 1941. He was first assigned to the 721st USAAF Aviation Cadet Squadron (rank – Staff Sergeant). After training, he was sent overseas to India to the 1st Air Cargo Resupply Squadron. On 18 January 1945, a C-47, # 42-93329, assigned to 10th Air Force, Combat Cargo Task Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 9th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Warazup, Burma, on an air supply drop mission. The C-47 crashed into a mountain while dropping supplies to ground troops at Hua-Lin, Burma, five and one-half miles from Namhkam (coordinates 23º 46’ North & 97º 40’ East. After recovery from Kalaikunda air field cemetery, India, his remains were buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey (Sec. 2, page 11, Col. 3 of the Red Bank Cem. Register). He was awarded the Purple Heart.

BOERS, ARNOLD J., Corporal, # 39194356, USAAF

 

Arnold J. Boers was born on 19 June 1921 in Wapato, Washington, to Arnoldus Franciscus Hebertus Boers (1884-1944) (Holland) and Anna “Nona” Henrica (Schoenmaker) Boers (1889-1983)(Holland). Siblings included Margaret Agnus (Boers) Hamilton (1913-1996) (Canada), Johanna Petronella (Boers) Taylor (1915-2002) (Canada), John Anthony Boers (1917-1995) (Canada), Cornelius A. Boers (1920-1997) (Canada), Nellie Anne (Boers) Rathbun (1922-2003), Jack Boers (1924-    ), Elizabeth Ann (Boers) Coombs (1925-2005), Robert Arnold Boers (1928-2014). He graduated from Garfield High School, Seattle, Washington. He was married to Nona Jeam (Smith) Boers (1919-1969) on 21 March 1942 in Seattle, Washington.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Tacoma, Washington, on 9 November 1942. After training, he was sent overseas to India to the 1st Air Cargo Resupply Squadron. On 18 January 1945, a C-47, # 42-93329, assigned to 10th Air Force, Combat Cargo Task Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 9th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Warazup, Burma, on an air supply drop mission. The C-47 crashed into a mountain while dropping supplies to ground troops at Hua-Lin, Burma, five and one-half miles from Namhkam (coordinates 23º 46’ North & 97º 40’ East.