He registered for the WW II draft on 16 October 1940 and stated his date of birth was 12 October 1912; next-of-kin, Wilbur F. Rosenfeld of Shelbyville, Indiana. He was employed by the Reliance Manufacturing Co., 212 W. Monroe St., Akron, Ohio. He described himself as 6’3 ½”, 165 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.  In 14th Air Force, Kunming, China, he was assigned to the 322nd Fighter Control Squadron. 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 Province, China. Weather bad; flying IFR. Wreckage found by Chinese soldiers who reported all aboard were dead. He was a passenger on the aircraft. His remains were recovered from China and buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on 17 November 1949 (Sec. P, Grave 840).

 

His brother, Abner M. Rosenfeld, born 30 September 1907, served in the U.S. Navy from 15 May 1942 to 7 November 1945. He died 24 June 1955. As a Lieutenant, # 140324, he served on the U.S.S. Kershaw (APA-176) in 1944. The U.S.S. Kershaw was a Haskell-class attack transport. It was launched 12 November 1944 and commissioned 1 December 1944; Commander A.G. Davenport, the ship Captain. It transported troops to Guam and then Saipan and the invasion of the Ryukyus. The 2nd Marine Division was taken to invade Okinawa 1 April 1945.

EVANS, DOUGLAS G., First Lieutenant, # 0-855598, USAAF

 

Douglas G. Evans was born on 18 June 1919 to Walter Earl Evans (1887-1944) and Ehel Evans. He had a brother, Keith W. Evans. He graduated from Dansville High School in 1938. In 1942, his family lived at 1605 Curtiss Rd, Dansville, Michigan. His 56-year-old father was killed when his father’s car hit a telephone pole south of the intersection of U.S. 127 and Jolly road, returning home from work at Nash-Kelvinator. The state police speculated that he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Detroit, Michigan, on 11 July 1942 and had completed four years of college. He was selected for training in aerial photograph and earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas to China, assigned to the 21st Photography Reconnaisance Squadron. 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. He was a passenger on the aircraft. His remains were recovered from China and buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, on 1 December 1949 (Sec. P, Grave 574).

 

His brother, Keith W. Evans, served in the U.S. Navy, Seaman 1st Class.