Both were buried by the Chinese west-southwest of Tiengo (24° 55’ North & 107° 15’ East). Dr. Austin and PFC Robie survived bailing out. The thirty-five unmanifested Chinese soldiers died in the crash. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial was placed in the Pythian Ridge Cemetery, Sturgis, Union Co., Kentucky.

 

His brother, Daniel H. Gregory, born 22 March 1922, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 19 June 1940 to 6 July 1946. With the 5th marine Division, 26th Marines, 3rd Battalion, Company H, a Sergeant, he was wounded in action on 1 March 1945. He died 25 June 1998 and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

YOUNG, RALPH R., Second Lieutenant, # 0-550952, USAAF

 

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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 7 February 1945 a C-47B, # 43-49675, assigned 14th Air Force, ATC, 1342nd AAF Base Unit, departed Hsian, China, on a flight to Kunming, China, and the C-47B crashed, killing the pilot, co-pilot and the Chinese troops on board. Both were buried by the Chinese west-southwest of Tiengo (24° 55’ North & 107° 15’ East). Dr. Austin and PFC Robie survived bailing out. The thirty-five unmanifested Chinese soldiers died in the crash. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.