CHALK, ARTHUR GLENN, First Lieutenant, # 0-740039, USAAF

 

Arthur G. Chalk was born on 27 May 1921 in Wakeeney, Trego County, Kansas, to Benjamin Franklin Chalk (1897-1970) and Bertha Maude Chalk (1895-1976). Siblings included Harold Wayne Chalk (1917-1998) and Kathryn M. (Chalk ) Smith (1926-2013). On 10 October 1942 he married Frances Ewin, in Pima County, Arizona. 

 

He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Riley, Kansas on 1 April 1942. He completed flight training and was rated for multi-engine aircraft. He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 1 June 1944, a 10th Air Force, 12th Bomb Group (Medium), 434th Bomb Squadron, a B-25J, # 43-3935, departed the airfield at Tezgaon, India, on a combat mission to bomb the railroad bridge near Moza, Burma. The weather conditions were very poor with a heavy overcast up to 10,000 feet. The aircraft was last seen by 1stLt Herbert W. Lehman, # 0-672134 and 1stLt Edwin F. Johnson, # 0-672119. An element of three aircraft, they had bombed their target and were returning to base. The element flew into a large cloud and, upon exiting, 1stLt Chalk’s aircraft was not again seen. He is remembered on the monument in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. The family placed a memorial marker in the Wakeeney City Cemetery.

 

His brother, Harold W. Chalk served in the U.S. Army from 18 January 1942 to 29 October 1945.

HANAU, NATHANIEL AUSTIN, JR., Second Lieutenant, # 0-677264, USAAF

 

Nathaniel A. Hanau, Jr., was born 3 March 1921 in New Jersey to Nathaniel A. Hanau (1893-1971) and Helen (Kitchen) Hanau (1898-1980). A brother was Austin Gordon Hanau (1918-2001).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Cleveland, Ohio, on 14 April 1942. He had completed two years of college. He completed flight training and was rated for multi-engine aircraft. He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 1 June 1944, a 10th Air Force, 12th Bomb Group (Medium), 434th Bomb Squadron, a B-25J, # 43-3935, departed the airfield at Tezgaon, India, on a combat mission to bomb the railroad bridge near Moza, Burma. The weather conditions were very poor with a heavy overcast up to 10,000 feet. The aircraft was last seen by 1stLt Herbert W. Lehman, # 0-672134 and 1stLt Edwin F. Johnson, # 0-672119. An element of three aircraft, they had bombed their target and were returning to base. The element flew into a large cloud and, upon exiting, 1stLt Chalk’s aircraft was not again seen. He is remembered on the monument in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

 

His brother, Austin G. Hanau, born 12 June 1918, served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant from 27 June 1941 to 24 December 1945.