After recovery from Kalaikunda air field cemetery, India, his remains were buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, on 25 May 1948 (Sec. C, Grave 417). He was awarded the Purple Heart.

 

His brother, John A. Boers, born 17 May 1917, served in the U.S. Merchant Marines from 27 January 1944 to 15 August 1945. He died 17 May 1995 in Seattle, Washington.

 

His brother, Cornelius Boers, born 27 March 1920, served in the U.S. Army from 16 August 1944 to 9 February 1946. He died 11 April 1997 in Marysville, Washington.

LANZ, LYLE A., Private, # 36476196, USAAF

 

Lyle A. Lanz was born on 12 July 1921 in McLean Co., Illinois, to Andrew C. Lanz (1881-1953) and Emma Tamora (Doyle) Lanz (1884-1964) (married 19 February 1913, Bloomington, IL).  A sister was Margaret E. (Lanz) McGuire (1914-1997) (attended Illinois State University). He attended Weslayan Illinois University in Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois (1941).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Peoria, Illinois, on 8 March 1943. 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 East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Mausoleum, Bloomington, Illinois. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Lyle A. Lanz