44-41293 C-109 - B24J Franken (MACR 14825)
On 7 August 1945, a B-24J, # 44-41293, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 425th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Lushien, China, at 0920Z on a routine fuel transport to Rupsi, Assam, India, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). Last contact was by radio at 1202Z with a position report near Fort Hertz, North Burma, at 17,000’. The crew were:
Pilot F/O Richard H. Franken T-64772
Co-Pilot 1stLt James W. Cantrell 0-833485
Navigator F/O Francis P. Yuskaitis T-136492
Engineer Sgt William J. Cannady 36878303
Radio Operator SSgt Harvey E. Brockmiller 37584913
The next-of-kin listed were:
Cantrell Katie K Cantrell, M, 713 E Milam St, Mexia, TX
Franken Joseph P Franken, F, Dir Custerdale, Manitawac, Wisc.
Yuskaitis Stella Yuskaitis, M, 38 Emmet St, Brockton, Mass.
Brockmiller Emma O Brockmiller, M, Box 44, Meriden, Minn.
Cannady Roy W. Marshall, F-in-law, 31620 Barrington St, Wayne, Mich.