On 3 May 1945, a B-24J, # 44-41172, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 436th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Madhaiganj, India, and was part of a flight of bombers on a mission over Moulmein, Burma. The B-24 was last seen at about 1,500’ with one engine not running about 2 miles West of Moulmein, Burma. The B-24J was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire over Moulmein, Burma. It was last seen entering a cloud formation with one engine feathered. He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

 

His father served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospial Corman in 1920 at Camp Paul Jones, San Francisco, California. He died in 1964.

FOULKK, DAVID GRANT, Sergeant, # 39142102, USAAF

 

David G. Foulkk was born on 16 March 1925 in Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colorado, to Joseph Lester Foulk (1899-1974) and Gladys Irene (McDermith) Foulkk (1900-1972). Siblings included James Lloyd Foulkk (1927-2000), Virginia Foulkk, Margaret Elizabeth Foulkk (1930-1930), Patricia Joyce Foulkk (1931-2007), Robert William Foulkk (1933-    ), and Janice M. Foulkk (1935-    ).

 

He registered for the WW II draft on 16 March 1943, resided at 129 Beverly Drive, San Carlos, San Mateo Co., California, a student in the Seqouia High School, Redwood City, California, and described himself as 6’, 168 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in California on 16 November 1943 and was trained as an armorer and gunner on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 3 May 1945, a B-24J, # 44-41172, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 436th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Madhaiganj, India, and was part of a flight of bombers on a mission over Moulmein, Burma. The B-24 was last seen at about 1,500’ with one engine not running about 2 miles West of Moulmein, Burma. The B-24J was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire over Moulmein, Burma. It was last seen entering a cloud formation with one engine feathered. He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

MERRITT, HAROLD J., Sergeant, # 33539212, USAAF

 

Harold J. Merritt was born 1924 in Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the USAAF in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 22 January 1943. He was trained as an armorer and gunner on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 3 May 1945, a B-24J, # 44-41172, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 436th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Madhaiganj, India, and was part of a flight of bombers on a mission over Moulmein, Burma. The B-24 was last seen at about 1,500’ with one engine not running about 2 miles West of Moulmein, Burma. The B-24J was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire over Moulmein, Burma. It was last seen entering a cloud formation with one engine feathered. He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.