On 14 December 1944, a C-47A, # 42-93379, assigned to 10th Air Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 12th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the Ledo airfield to site 281 and to return. It crashed in Burma during the mission and all aboard were killed. The last contact was by radio with Sgt Floyd F. Higgins, # 19103396, at 1420 hours local. The remains of the crewmen (Roberts, Callahan, Meyers, Olason, & Kane) were indistinguishable and they were buried in a common ceremony and graves in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louiseville, Kentucky, on 28 September 1949 (Sec. E, Graves 167-168).

MEYERS, JOHN C., Private, # 35111907, USAAF

 

John C. Meyers enlisted in the USAAF and was trained in the supply of goods at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Ft. Lee, Virginia. He was sent overseas to India. On 14 December 1944, a C-47A, # 42-93379, assigned to 10th Air Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 12th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the Ledo airfield to site 281 and to return. It crashed in Burma during the mission and all aboard were killed. The last contact was by radio with Sgt Floyd F. Higgins, # 19103396, at 1420 hours local. The remains of the crewmen (Roberts, Callahan, Meyers, Olason, & Kane) were indistinguishable and they were buried in a common ceremony and graves in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louiseville, Kentucky, on 28 September 1949 (Sec. E, Graves 167-168). He was married to Marietta P. Meyers, Dayton, Ohio.

OLASON, STEPHEN C., Private, # 37555802, USAAF

 

Stephen Gisli Olason was born on 4 July 1919 in Manitoba, Canada, to Jon Metusalemsson Olason (1874-1965) (Iceland) and Elinfridur Porlasdottir (1878-1961) (Iceland). Siblings included John M. Olason (1902-    ), Peter Olason (1905-1989), Gudrun olason (1906-1992), Ingveldur Jonina Olason (1910-1999), Anna Haldora Olason (1913-2011), Holmfridur Lilja Olason (1915-1994). He was naturalized in Missouri after 1925. The family lived in Akra, Pembina, North Dakota, in 1930-1940.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF and was trained in the supply of goods at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Ft. Lee, Virginia. He was sent overseas to India. On 14 December 1944, a C-47A, # 42-93379, assigned to 10th Air Force, 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 12th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the Ledo airfield to site 281 and to return. It crashed in Burma during the mission and all aboard were killed. The last contact was by radio with Sgt Floyd F. Higgins, # 19103396, at 1420 hours local. The remains of the crewmen (Roberts, Callahan, Meyers, Olason, & Kane) were indistinguishable and they were buried in a common ceremony and graves in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louiseville, Kentucky, on 28 September 1949 (Sec. E, Graves 167-168).