CARPENTER, JOHN GILMAN, Sergeant, # 31374974, USAAF

 

John G. Carpenter was born in 1921 in Massachusetts to Ralph Gilman Carpenter (1885-1963) (NH) and Rita Augusta (Klinck nee Hoagland) Carpenter (1889-    ) (NJ) (married 23 February 1921, Dover, NH). Siblings included Carleton Hoagland Klinck (half brother) (1917-    ) (NY). Living with them in 1930 were Anna L. Griffis (1857-    ) (grand aunt). In 1941 he married Marjorie S. Carpenter, 380 Beacon St., Boston, Massachusetts. His father owned real estate and retained a nurse and three maids.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Manchester, New Hampshire, on 2 October 1943, while residing in Carroll Co., New Hampshire. He was trained to maintain the mechanical parts of the C-47 Skytrain. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 8 November 1944, a C47A, # 43-15864 assigned to 10th Air Force, 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargon Squadron, departed the airfield at Tulihal, India, on an operational mission to Drop Zone YN in [Burma] and was last reported to be near Yazagyo, Burma. A ground search by the unit (25th East Afrisian Brigade) to whom supplies were to be dropped found no trace of the C-47A. According to the Aviation Safety Network database places the crash near Paoshan, China. The recovered remains were first buried (as a group) in one grave at the airfield cemetery, Barrackpore, India. Due to the inability to distinguish remains, the crew remains were buried in a common (Ingram, Perkins, Carpenter & McLaughln) grave in the Richmond National Cemetery on 6 May 1949 (Sec. 2-C, Grave 7171), Richmond, Virginia.

MCLAUGHLIN, EDWARD L., Sergeant, # 11081620, USAAF

 

Edward L. McLaughlin was born to Thomas J. McLaughlin, who in 1944 resided at 33 Seymour, Roslindale, Massachusetts. After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the C-47 Skytrain. He earned his crewman wings and was sent overseas to India. On 8 November 1944, a C47A, # 43-15864 assigned to 10th Air Force, 1st Combat Cargo Group, 3rd Combat Cargon Squadron, departed the airfield at Tulihal, India, on an operational mission to Drop Zone YN in [Burma] and was last reported to be near Yazagyo, Burma. A ground search by the unit (25th East Afrisian Brigade) to whom supplies were to be dropped found no trace of the C-47A. According to the Aviation Safety Network database places the crash near Paoshan, China. The recovered remains were first buried (as a group) in one grave at the airfield cemetery, Barrackpore, India. Due to the inability to distinguish remains, the crew remains were buried in a common (Ingram, Perkins, Carpenter & McLaughln) grave in the Richmond National Cemetery on 6 May 1949 (Sec. 2-C, Grave 7171), Richmond, Virginia.  If additional information about him and his family is available, it would be very appreciated if someone would use the contact page to let me know.