His father, Clinton S. Breese, born 17 October 1894, served during WW I, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Service from 15 August 1917 to 1 May 1919. He died 24 April 1975 and is buried in the Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

BAYNE, NORMAN TURNER, “JACK”, Private First Class, # 34722559, USAAF

 

John T. Bayne was born 4 January 1924 in Madison, Jefferson Co., Indiana, to Oliver “Ollie” James Bayne (1902-1963) (IN) and Ethel May (Perkinson) Bayne (1901-1990) (KY). A sister was Mary Ann Bayne (    ). In 1963, his father was a Marion County plumbing inspector and they resided at 238 N. State Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana. He was married to Imogene (Aycock) Bayne on 29 July 1943 in Marion, Indiana.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Oglethorp, Georgia, on 18 February 1943, while he resided in Marion County, Indiana (fold3.com misentry of TN). He was trained in the maintenance and operation of the radio equipment on the C-46 Commando and earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 1 March 1945, a C-46A-55, # 43-47154, assigned to Air Transport Command, Barrackpore, India, 1340th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Myitkyina, Burma, on a cargo mission to Kunming, China. 2nd Lt Breese was a third qualified pilot aboard. The C-46 was not heard from since its departure at about 1530 Zulu. Note re MSgt Dahlstrom: 1804th AAF Base Unit – Protestant – 5’11”, 175 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, size 10E shoe. Dental chart available. Age 24. After recovery from overseas, the crew (Breese, Carnie, Dahlstrom, Bayne & Capell) were buried in a common grave in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 29 August 1949 (Sec. 82, Graves 25-26).

DAHLSTROM, HAROLD W., Master Sergeant, # 17000092, USAAF

 

Harold W. Dahlstrom was born 19 April 1921 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas, to Gotthard Dahlstrom (Otto Gotthard Leander Carlsson) (1888-1982) (Laxa, Sweden – immigrated 23 December 1910 - naturalized) and Agnes Maria (Stenman) Dahlstrom (1889-1961) ( Lillsjodal, Sweden) (married 1 July 1915, Topeka, KS). Siblings included Virginia May Dahlstrom (1916-1993), Franklin William Dahlstrom (1918-2001), Clarence Dahlstrom (1922-2014), Robert Curtis Dahlstrom (1926-1995)    His father was home construction carpenter in 1930. He graduated from high school. He married Elizabeth Jacobine Krueger (1920-    ) on 31 December 1941 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on 8 July 1940. He was trained in the maintenance and repair of the mechanical systems of the Curtiss C-46 Commando and earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 1 March 1945, a C-46A-55, # 43-47154, assigned to Air Transport Command, Barrackpore, India, 1340th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Myitkyina, Burma, on a cargo mission to Kunming, China. 2nd Lt Breese was a third qualified pilot aboard. The C-46 was not heard from since its departure at about 1530 Zulu. Note re MSgt Dahlstrom: 1804th AAF Base Unit – Protestant – 5’11”, 175 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, size 10E shoe. Dental chart available. Age 24. After recovery from overseas, the crew (Breese, Carnie, Dahlstrom, Bayne & Capell) were buried in a common grave in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 29 August 1949 (Sec. 82, Graves 25-26).