43-3668           MACR 14966

 

On 19 October 1945 a B-25D, # 43-3668, assigned to 10th Air Force, 47th Depot Repair Group, 47th Hqs Squadron, Panagarh, India, departed the airfield on a flight to overfly Cuttack on a search mission, land at Vizagapatam and return to Cuttack. The B-25 could not be found on radio search at any station and it crashed. The crew was:

 

                                     Pilot                             Maj. Charles S. McDougall                              0-407107

                                     Co-Pilot                       1stLt Clovis Ketron                                         0-818068

                                     Observer                     1stLt Walter R. Weston                                   0-875894

                                     Radio Operator            Tech. 4th Corlo Ryle                                        37499807

                                     Crew Chief                  Cpl Joseph L. Mackey                                      14159207

The next-of-kin listed were:

                             McDougall       Genevieve Field McDougall, W, 408 W. Arg??no Drv, Kirkwood, MO

                             Ketron             Fay N. Ketron, W, 1914 7th St., Lubbock, TX

                             Weston            Charles W. Weston, F, 2391 Columbia Rd, Westlake, OH

                             Ryle                 Neuza E. Ryle, W, 1231 Jackson Ave., Kansas City, MO

                             Mackey            William A. Mackey, F, Rte 2, Cleveland, TN

MCDOUGALL, CHARLES SIDNEY, Major, # 0-407107, USAAF

 

Charles S. McDougall was born in 1918 in Missouri to Laurance McDougall (1888-1969) and Bertha M. (Schisler) McDougall (1889-1981) (MO) (married 13 November 1911, Clayton, St. Louis Co., MO). Sibling was Laurance Wilson McDougall (1913-1990). He was married to Genevieve “Jenny” Field (Davis) Coleman nee McDougall (1919-1999). His maternal grandmother was living with them in 1930, Clara L. (Reichenbeche) Schisler (1865-1931).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF as an aviation cadet at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, while he resided in Goliad, Goliad Co., Texas. He completed flight instruction through advanced school and was assigned to fly the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent to India. On 19 October 1945 a B-25D, # 43-3668, assigned to 10th Air Force, 47th Depot Repair Group, 47th Hqs Squadron, Panagarh, India, departed the airfield on a flight to overfly Cuttack on a search mission, land at Vizagapatam and return to Cuttack. The B-25 could not be found on radio search at any station and it crashed thirteen miles from Udayagiri, India. After recovery, his remains were buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, on 25 February 1949 (Sec. 34, Grave 4784).