On 8 April 1944 a B-25D, # 43-3290, assigned to 14th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Squadron (Heavy), Yangkai, China, departed its airfield on a night combat mission southeast to Yulikau Bay when the bombers were attacked by seven enemy Zero fighters. From the flight of B-25s, two B-25s were missing and one was seen to crash. After recovery from China, his remains were buried in the U.S. Military Academy West Point Cemetery on 8 December 1949 (Sec. VII, Grave 132).

In wartime, "sweet little boys" become warriors!!!

SINGER, VINCENT EDSON, Second Lieutenant, # 0-691122, USAAF

 

Vincent E. Singer was born on 25 August 1919 in Indiana to Ray Edson Singer (1893-1974) and Evelyn Elizabeth (Corbin) Singer (1894-1988). Siblings included Caroline Elizabeth (Singer) Jones (1917-2002) and Esther Louise (Singer) Perry (1924-    ). Living with them in 1930 was his maternal uncle, John M. Corbin (1898-    ).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Ohio on 11 December 1941. After enlisting, he completed flight instruction through advanced schools, was multi-engine rated, and earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 8 April 1944 a B-25D, # 43-3290, assigned to 14th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Squadron (Heavy), Yangkai, China, departed its airfield on a night combat mission southeast to Yulikau Bay when the bombers were attacked by seven enemy Zero fighters. From the flight of B-25s, two B-25s were missing and one was seen to crash. After recovery from China, his remains were buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio.