YOUNG, ROBERT W., Second Lieutenant, # 0-698073, USAAF
Robert W. Young was born on 1923 in Tennessee to Dr. Morgan McCallum Young (1885-1950) and Maggie M. (Baker) Young (1896-1958). Siblings were Addie C. (Young) Ewing (1917-1994), Sydney (Young) Cason (1919-2008), Margaret (Young) Powers Cummings (1920-2013), Morgan McCallum Young (1922-1923). Living with them in 1930 was his paternal uncle, Hiram Madison Young (1873-1954) and Hiram’s wife, Della Delora (Mashburn) Young (1888-1969). Living with them in 1940 were his maternal grandmother, Martha C. (Hall) Baker (1865-1949) (MS) and maternal grandfather, John “Jake” C. Baker (1862-1956) (MS). His father was a dentist.
After enlisting in the USAAF at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, on 15 October 1942, he completed training as a bombardier on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 17 September 1944 a B-24J, # 44-40787, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 374th Bomb Squadron, Chengkung, China, departed the airfield at Liuchow with another B-24 on a combat sweep. Last contact by radio was at 0135 Zulu, 125 miles east of Hong Kong. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
ARMSTRONG, JASPER B., Technical Sergeant, # 14033665, USAAF
Jasper B. Armstrong was born in 1920 in Louisiana to Luther Rudolph Armstrong (1887-1960) and Belle (Bahm) Armstrong (1898-1981) (married 25 August 1920). Sibling was Anna Louise Armstrong (1933-1934).
He enlisted in the USAAF in Montgomery, Alabama, on 3 December 1940. He was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief/engineer) on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 17 September 1944 a B-24J, # 44-40787, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 374th Bomb Squadron, Chengkung, China, departed the airfield at Liuchow with another B-24 on a combat sweep. Last contact by radio was at 0135 Zulu, 125 miles east of Hong Kong. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
HANSEN, HANS ARNOLD MARTIN “GENE,” Technical Sergeant, # 39040769, USAAF
Hans G. Hansen was born on 9 November 1922 in Belgrade, Gallatin Co., Montana, to Neils Peter Nephi Hansen (1878-1948) (UT) and Pauline (Gabrielson) Hansen (1881-1962) (UT) (married 22 December 1897, Logan, Cache Co., UT). Siblings were Sybil Pauline (Hansen) King (1900-1998) (UT), Ettamae Moselle (Hansen) Hutchins (1902-1979) (UT), Zazyl Elvena (Hansen) Schnoor (1906-2000) (MT), Karen Marie (Hansen) Sorenson (1908-2006) (MT), Agnes Afton (Hansen) Gale (1911-1963) (MT), Neilen (Hansen) Hicks (1913-1995) (MT), Drue Louise (Hansen) Pickles (1915-2011) (MT), Paul Hansen (1918- ) (MT), and Zelva Lyle (Hansen) Wright (1921-2013) (MT). In 1900 his father was a laborer, in 1910 a carpenter, in 1920 a laborer, in 1930 he worked for a creamery as a butter maker, and in 1940 a lumber framer for a gold mine. He was married to Phyllis June (Busby) Hansen (1926-2003).