WYMAN, WENDELL WILLIAM, Captain, # 0-411750, USAAF
Wendell W. Wyman was born on 3 September 1917 in Wilton, Franklin Co., Maine, to Charles Grant Wyman (1887-1960) and Elsie Miriam (Stickney) Wyman (1894-1975). Siblings were Wilma Marilyn (Wyman) Williams (1920-1986) and Charles Grant Wyman Jr. (1922-2013). He attended the Wilton Academy. He was married to Ruth E. (Sawyer) Wyman on 28 April 1941, in Montgomery Co., Alabama. Living with them in 1920 was a maternal uncle, William Penn Stickney (1901-1989) (U.S. Army, 4 September 1942 to 8 February 1943). Living with them in 1930 were his maternal grandfather, Oliver Nelson Stickney (1856-1937) (widowed – Lena May (Webster) Stickney (1872-1917) and William P. Stickney. The 1940 census shows him living with his remarried mother, Elsie M. Adams, his step-father, Harold L. Adams, his brother and William P. Stickney.
He enlisted in the USAAF on 5 September 1940 and was commissioned on 26 April 1941. He completed flight instruction through advanced school, was multi-engine rated, and were assigned to fly the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 5 October 1945 a C-47B, # 43-49646, assigned 10th Air Force, 69th Composite Group, 328th Troop Carrier Squadron, Kunming, China, departed the airfield on a flight to Hankow, China. It crashed enroute and all were killed. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.
DANIEL, CHARLES BOWEN, JR., Technical Sergeant, # 15118047, USAAF
Charles B. Daniel Jr. was born on 23 June 1921 in Horsepen, Tazewell Co., Virginia, to Charles B. Daniel (1878-1953) (VA) and Mallie C. (Bowman) Daniel (1891-1956) (WVA). Siblings were Edward Cody Daniel (1923-1974), Mary Agnes (Daniel) Nelson (1925- ), Claire Eleanor (Daniel) Alexander (1928-2014), Nannie Freda (Daniel) Mason (1930-2007).
He registered for the WWII draft in 1942, and described himself as 5’9”, 145 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky, on 18 September 1942. He was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief) of the C-47 Skytrain. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 5 October 1945 a C-47B, # 43-49646, assigned 10th Air Force, 69th Composite Group, 328th Troop Carrier Squadron, Kunming, China, departed the airfield on a flight to Hankow, China. It crashed enroute and all were killed. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.
BONNELL, DONALD G., Staff Sergeant, # 14200087, USAAF
Donald G. Bonnell was born on 18 April 1925 in Kentucky to Jesse Ralph Bonnell (1895-1968) (Walnut Bottom, Henderson Co., KY) and Mary Francis (Long) Bonnell (1896- ) (KY) (married 8 July 1918, Posey Co., IN). A sibling was Jerry H. Bonnell (1921-1921). In 1917 his father worked as a cutter for buggy tops. The 1930 census shows the parents and Donald rooming in a boarding house in Springfield, Robertson Co., Kentucky, and his father worked as a hardware salesman. The 1940 census shows them living in a residence in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee and his father worked as a branch manager of of a farm machinery business.