HART, J. K., Sergeant, # 6584429

 

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BRUNNER, RAYMOND F., Sergeant, # 6916014, U.S. Army

 

Raymond F. Brunner was born on 30 September 1920 in New York to Frank B. Brunner (1885-    ) and Zora (Sherman) Brunner (1886-    ). Living with them in 1920 was maternal grandmother, Fanny Sherman (1857-    ) (NY) (widowed).

 

He enlisted on 24 October 1939 and was divorced at the time, resided in Oakland Co., Michigan. The 1940 census shows him assigned to the 5th Signal Division, 5th Signal Company, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, training. He was trained and sent overseas to the CBI theater of war. His last assignment was to the 835th Signal Service Battalion. On 6 January 1945 a Curtiss C-46A Commando, “Stork,” # 42-96721, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1333rd AAF Base Unit, Chabua, India, departed the airfield at Kunming, China, on a cargo and passenger ferry mission to Chabua, India, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). Last contact was with Kunming ATC at about 0937 Zulu. The C-46A encountered moderate to severe icing. It crashed enroute and the crew and passengers were killed. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

SHERMAN, ROBERT F., Technician 4th Grade, # 7031642, U.S. Army

 

Robert F. Sherman was born in 31 March 1918 in Illinois to Raymond Herman Sherman (1892-1963) and Louise E. (Jeanblanc) Sherman (1891-1964). Siblings were Homer R. Sherman (1914-1943), Donald S. Sherman (1920-1945), Francis F. Sherman (1924-1964), Joseph E. Sherman (1916-1927), Mary Elizabeth Sherman (1927-1927), Cyril R. Sherman (1929-2016)

 

He was trained and sent overseas to the CBI theater of war. His last assignment was to the 835th Signal Service Battalion. On 6 January 1945 a Curtiss C-46A Commando, “Stork,” # 42-96721, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1333rd AAF Base Unit, Chabua, India, departed the airfield at Kunming, China, on a cargo and passenger ferry mission to Chabua, India, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). Last contact was with Kunming ATC at about 0937 Zulu. The C-46A encountered moderate to severe icing. It crashed enroute and the crew and passengers were killed. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.