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. The crew was:
Pilot 2ndLt Raymond S. Throgmorton 0-533365
Co-Pilot FO LeRoy J. Zalusky T-123509
Navigator 2ndLt Glenn C. Streeter 0-447473
Bombardier 2ndLt Robert W. Young 0-698073
Crew Chief TSgt Jasper B. Armstrong 14033665 375th Bomb Squadron
Radio Operator TSgt Hans G. Hansen 39040769
Radar Observer TSgt Robert J. Morrison 20151532 373rd Bomb Squadron
Last contact was with TSgt Jimmie V. Angel, 37410194. The next-of-kin listed were:
Throgmorton Pearl V. Throgmorton, M, 3737 Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL
Streeter Marian E. Streeter, W, Lunenburg, VT
Young Dr. Morgan H. Young, F, Crump Rd, Capeville, TN
Zalusky Ellen R. Zalusky, M, 3414 Saint Paul Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.
Armstrong Bell B. Armstrong, M, Franklinton, LA
Hansen Phyllis J. Hansen, W, 25 Oregon St., Richmond, CA
Morrison Louella D. Morrison, M, 6 Sacramento St., Cambridge, Mass.