43-3961 B25 (MACR 6450)
On 20 June 1944 a B-25J, # 43-3961, assigned to 10th Air Force, 12th Bomb Group, 82nd Bomb Squadron, Pandaveswar, India, departed its airfield to Palel, India. The crew was:
Pilot 2ndLt Richard D. Kizer 0-748998
Co-Pilot 2ndLt Jack V. Burkett 0-750332
Navigator/Bombardier 1stLt Celso R. Mosteiro 0-741745
Radio Operator TSgt William T. Dalton Jr. 14156532
Armorer Cpl Charles Kelliher 31007392
Crew Chief SSgt Perry B. Cartwright 34205256
The B-25 crashed 50 miles Southwest of Silchan, India. The last to see the B-25 were 2ndLt Duane L. Crosby, # 0-889119, 2ndLt Leonard G. Mood, # 0-806193, and 1stLt Richard J. Motherwell, # 0-741675. A dental chart for SSgt. Cartwright was included, stating he was 26 years old.
The next-of-kin listed were:
Mosteiro Irma Mosteiro, W, Long Island, NY
Kizer A. L. Kizer, W, TN
Mr Fred Kizer, F, TN
Burkett B. Burkett, M, Central City, FL
Dalton T. L. Dalton, M, Rte 3, New ?????, TN
Cartwright Betty Cartwright, W, Marion, OH
Kelliher Elinore Kelliher, S, 32 Washington Ave., Holyoke, Mass.
Inclimate weather was encountered. The formation seperated to by fly instrument flight rules (IFR).