A young Major Buschman 

ALFREY, MALCOLM PERSHING, Captain, # 0-421762, USAAF

 

Malcolm P. Alfrey was born 9 February 1919, in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, to George Stanley Alfrey (1895-1984) and Nell Price (Henry) Alfrey (1898-1982). A sibling was Helen C. (Alfrey) Davis (1916). On 1 January 1943, at age 23, assigned to the 1st Fighter Command at Mitchel Field, New York, he married Dorothy Jane Glesenkamp, age 18, at Langley Field, Virginia.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky, on 22 November 1940, with two years of college completed. On 23 August 1944, C-47A, # 43-15381, assigned to 14th Air Force, 14th Transport Squadron, departed the airfield at Cho Lum Pao, China, on a combat cargo mission to the airfield at Kunming, China. The last contact was by radio with radio station NQ-4. The C-47A crashed into mountains in northeast Yunan Province, near Yankai, China, enroute to Kunming from Peishiyi, China. Weather bad; flying IFR. Wreckage found by Chinese soldiers who reported all aboard were dead. His remains were recovered from China and buried in the National Memorial of the Pacific on 27 October 1949 (Sec. Q, Site 809).

WAX, JOHN HARVEY, Captain, # 0-166956, USAAF                   

 

John H. Wax was born 21 December 1894 in London, England, a U.S. citizen by naturalization, to Isaac Wax and Goldie (Rosenberg) Wax. His parents were born in Russia. He married Marcie H. Lindsay (1895-    ) on 24 September 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1920, they lived on Burlingame Ave., Detroit, Michigan. He had children – Mary Ann (Wax) Downs (1920-2008), Calvin Lindsay Wax (1924-2002), Dorothy Joan Wax (1921-1996), Robert Isaac Wax (1929-1950). In 1930, they lived at 4829 S. Clarendon, Detroit, Michigan. He was recorded by his wife, Marcie (Lindsay) Wax, as a MIA Jewish serviceman, age 50, in May 1945.

 

He registered for the WW I draft on 5 June 1917; a single medical student living at 1483 Michigan St., Detroit, Michigan. He decribed himself as short, medium build, with black hair and brown eyes. He registered for the WW II draft on 27 April 1942, reporting his birth date as 21 December 1985; next-of-kin – Reuben D. Wax, Detroit Sugar Milling Co., Detroit, Michigan. He was a physician, 7904 W. Vernon Hwy, Detroit. He described himself as 5’2”, 135 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He had an appendix removal scar. After induction as a physician, he was sent overseas and assigned to 14th Air Force, 1305th USAAF Base Unit. On 23 August 1944, C-47A, # 43-15381, assigned to 14th Air Force, 14th Transport Squadron, departed the airfield at Cho Lum Pao, China, on a combat cargo mission to the airfield at Kunming, China.