42-93371         C47

 

On 15 July 1944, a C47A, # 42-93371, assigned to 10th Air Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Imphal, India, on a mission to Sylhet, India. The C-47A crashed between Sylhey and Imphal at about 0930 hours. The crew were:

                                             Pilot                             2ndLt Raymond C. Lowry                   0-745431

                                             Co-Pilot                       2ndLt Albert S. Ford                            0-705675

                                             Engineer                      Sgt Thomas H. Thompson                   18041093

                                             Radio Operator            Sgt Joseph V. Tasson                           36304093

Searches were conducted for more than 24 hours. Nothing was found. The next-of-kin were listed as:

                                             Ford                 Jean L Ford, W, West Chester, Iowa

                                             Lowry              Martha R. Lowry, W, Rte # 4, Box 81A, Fort Worth, TX

                                             Tasson             Hilma M Tasson, W, 25436 Petroleum, Wilmington, CA

                                             Thompson       Myrtle W Thompson, W, c/o Mrs W Z Smith, Lake Wales, FL

                                                                     M E Thompson, M, Rte 1, Denison, TX

 

LOWRY, RAYMOND C., Second Lieutenant, # 0-745431, USAAF

 

Raymond C. Lowry enlisted in the USAAF and completed flight instruction and advanced flight schools. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to 10th Air Force in India. He was multi-engine rated. On 15 July 1944, a C47A, # 42-93371, assigned to 10th Air Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Imphal, India, on a mission to Sylhet, India. The C-47A crashed between Sylhey and Imphal at about 0930 hours. Searches were conducted for more than 24 hours. He is remembered on the memorial wall in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philipines. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

 

FORD, ALBERT S., Second Lieutenant, # 705675, USAAF

 

Albert S. Ford enlisted in the USAAF and completed flight instruction and advanced flight schools. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to 10th Air Force in India. He was multi-engine rated. On 15 July 1944, a C47A, # 42-93371, assigned to 10th Air Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Imphal, India, on a mission to Sylhet, India. The C-47A crashed between Sylhey and Imphal at about 0930 hours. Searches were conducted for more than 24 hours. He is remembered on the memorial wall in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philipines. He was awarded the Purple Heart.