MILLER, WAYNE A., Corporal, # 17127767, USAAF

 

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After enlisting, he was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief/ engineer) on the C-87/B-24 Liberator Express. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 18 March 1944 a C-87 (B-24 Express Liberator cargo variant), # 43-30575, assigned to 10th Air Force, India-China Wing, Eastern Sector, departed the airfield at Chengtu, China, at 0558 Zulu on a cargo mission to Jorhat, India, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). After recovery, his remains were buried, indistinguishable, with the remains of other crew members in the New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana on 5 April 1950 (Sec. G, Grave 157).

 

GAGE, WINTHROP A., Private First Class, # 1114566, USAAF

 

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After enlisting, he was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief/ engineer) on the C-87/B-24 Liberator Express. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 18 March 1944 a C-87 (B-24 Express Liberator cargo variant), # 43-30575, assigned to 10th Air Force, India-China Wing, Eastern Sector, departed the airfield at Chengtu, China, at 0558 Zulu on a cargo mission to Jorhat, India, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump).

 

DESORMEAUX, LLOYD, Sergeant, # 18117255, USAAF

 

Lloyd Desormeaux was born on 2 May 1923 in Louisiana to Francis “Frank” Desomeaux (1898-1980) and Eva (Broussard) Desormeaux (1899-1972). Siblings included Hazel Marie (Desormeaux) Miles (1918-1967), Betty M. Desormeaux (1931-    ). Living with them in 1940 was a son-in-law (stepson), John W. Gelbeaux (1919-    ). He graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School, Port Neches, Texas.