WEAVER, HENRY GRADY, JR., Second Lieutenant, # 0-2009908, USAAF

 

Henry G. Weaver Jr. was born on 27 May 1922 in Florence, South Carolina, to Henry G. Weaver (1890-1950) and Maggie Jane (McElveen) Weaver (1892-1953). Siblings included Pearl Juanita Weaver (1919-1970), Maggie Jane Weaver (1924-1924), Sullie Ocilla (Weaver) Lane (1925-####), Elaine (Weaver) Williams (1930-2012), Franklin David Weaver (1915-1999), Georgia (Weaver) Jordan (1917-2011), Cecil Laverne Weaver (1933-    ), and Christine (Weaver) Hursey (1929-    ). He was married to Doris E. Cowick on 29 June 1941.

 

After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight schools through advanced school to fly the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 5 September 1945, a B-25D, # 43-3407, assigned to 10th Air Force, 8th Reconnaisance Group, 40th Reconnaisance Squadron, departed the airfield at Alipore, India, on a flight to Sylet, India. The B-25 crashed and the crew killed near Sylhet, India. The remains of the crew (Coon, Linkevich, van Volkenburg, Weaver) were indistinguishable and were buried in a group burial and ceremony in the Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia, on 4 August 1949 (Sec. B, Grave 3640). A memorial marker was placed in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington, South Carolina.

 

His brother, Franklin D. Weaver, born 1 February 1915, served as a Private in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1 May 1944 to 1 May 1945. He died 20 September 1999 and is buried in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington, South Carolina.

COON, EDWARD P., Sergeant, # 11131257, USAAF

 

Edward P. Coon was born on 7 April 1923 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, to Harry Oliver Coon (1891-1983) and Elizabeth Agnes (Doyle) Coon (1894-1976) (married on 1 October 1912 in Boston, MA). Siblings included Harry O. Coon Jr. (1935-    ) and Audrey Elizabeth (Coon) McNamara (1933-    ).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Boston, Massachusetts, on 15 December 1942. He was trained to maintain and repair the mechanical systems of the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his creman wings and was sent overseas to India. On 5 September 1945, a B-25D, # 43-3407, assigned to 10th Air Force, 8th Reconnaisance Group, 40th Reconnaisance Squadron, departed the airfield at Alipore, India, on a flight to Sylet, India. The B-25 crashed and the crew killed near Sylhet, India. The remains of the crew (Coon, Linkevich, van Volkenburg, Weaver) were indistinguishable and were buried in a group burial and ceremony in the Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia, on 4 August 1949 (Sec. B, Grave 3640).