His brother, John A. Dawson, born 14 November 1936, served in the U.S. Army, Specialist 4th Class, in Germanyfrom 26 May 1960 to 12 May 1962). He further served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He died 28 October 2005 and is buried in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Iowa.

 

INGLE, IRA J., JR., Staff Sergeant, # 39042244, USAAF

 

Ira J. Ingle Jr. was born on 17 January 1925 in Toledo, Ogio, to Ira J. Ingle and Lillian Ingle (1900-2000) (Panama). Siblings included Royce Ingle (1917-2012), Idabelle Ingle (1920-    ), and Mary Frances Ingle (1923-2018). This information may be somewhat inaccurate. Please assist by using the contact page.

 

Ira J. Ingle Jr. registered for the WII draft on 18 January 1943, employed by the Richmond Shipyard, resided at 1044 Neilson St., Albany, Alameda Co., CA, and described himself as 5’11”, 135 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He was trained to maintain the weapons on the B-24 Liberator (armorer) and as a gunner using the .50 caliber machineguns. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 9 October 1944 a B-24J, “Red Heart Riding Hood,” # 44-40780, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 374th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Chengtu, China, on a one-aircraft combat-mine laying mission of the Yangtze River. It was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire and crashed. The crew was killed. His remains and those of crewmen (Schlentz, Lesher, Brown, Clarke, Dawson, Ingle, and Nocek) were buried in a group ceremony on 23 September 1949 in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (Sec. 82, Graves 94 & 95).

 

His brother, Royce L. Ingle, born on 9 March 1917, enlisted in the U.S. Army, Technician Fifth Grade, on 15 March 1944.  He died on 28 August 2012 and is buried in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., California (Sec. 62F, Grave 106).

WILSON, WALTER EDWARD, Staff Sergeant, # 18083642, USAAF

 

Walter E. Wilson was born on 3 March 1921 in Ada, Oklahoma to Ollin Joseph Wilson Wilson (1887-1971) and Madeline F. Senter nee Wilson (1897-1971). In 1930 he was living with his maternal grandparents, Edward W. Runnion (1871-1943) and Julia A. Runnion (1873-1932), in Ada, Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma, and his mother, Madelyn (Runnion) Wilson nee Johnson (1897-1971) (divorced).

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 16 February 1942, employed by the M.K.T. Railroad,   and described himself as 6’, 160 lbs, with brown hair and gray eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Dallas, Texas, on 25 June 1942. He was trained to monitor and maintain the radar on the B-24 Liberator and as a gunner using the .50 caliber machineguns. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China.