WALTON, ARTHUR EARL, First Lieutenant, # 515880, USAAF

 

Arthur E. Walton was born on 17 April 1914 in Ohio to. E. Walton (1884-1923) and (Padden) Walton. His father was divorced by 1920. The 1930 census shows him as an adopted son of Thomas Joseph Padden (1869-1942) and Alice R. Padden (1877-    ). He married Dorothy Marie Hehr in 1935 in West Virginia.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF on 13 March 1943. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced schools and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 8 November 1944, a C-87, # 44-39287, assigned to 10th Air Force, Indi-China Wing, 1330th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Jorhat, India, on a cargo mission to Chengtu, China, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). He was recovered and buried in the Saint Marys Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Belmont Co., Ohio.

SCHULLER, ALBERT, Private First Class, # 12150844, USAAF

 

Albert Schuller was born on 13 May 1922 in New York, New York, to Abraham “Harry” Schuller (1898-1972) and Lena “Tillie” (Michelson) Schuller (married 11 October 1922). Siblings included Irwin Leonard Schuller (1928-1994) and Blosson Esther (Schuller) Levine (1923-2011). He was married to Sophie Goldman on 23 May 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. He was recorded as a missing Jewish serviceman by his wife.

 

He registered for the WWII draft in 1942, employed by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Yards, resided at 1640 Moreland Ave., Baltimore, Maryland, and described himself as 5’10”, 178 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in New York, New York, on 6 October 1942. He was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the C-87/B-24 Express Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 8 November 1944, a C-87, # 44-39287, assigned to 10th Air Force, Indi-China Wing, 1330th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Jorhat, India, on a cargo mission to Chengtu, China, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). He was recovered and buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii (Sec. A, Grave 775).

 

His brother, Leonard Schuller, born in 1927, enlisted in the U.S. Army on 11 September 1945.