MARTIN, ROBERT W., Sergeant, # 11034033, USAAF

 

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After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained in the maintenance and operation of the radio equipment on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 16 November 1944, a B-24J, # 44-41451, “Love Sugar Oboe,” assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 375th Bomb Squadron, departed the aifield at Chengkung, China, on a combat & reconnaissance sweep over the South China Sea. It was last known to be in the vicinity of Mengtaz, China, at about 0230 Z (friendly territory).  He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

TAYLOR, WILLIAM CHARLES, Corporal, # 39620385, USAAF

 

William C. Taylor was born on 7 October 1922 in Montana to Charles Taylor (1888-1978) and Julia Alice (Pilch) Taylor (1898-1995) (married 19 May 1917, Timberline, MT). A sister was Dorothy Mae (Taylor) Gilderoy (1918-2004). In 1960, Julia A. Taylor resided at 204 6th Street West, Roundup, Montana.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF on 30 September 1943. He was trained as an armorer and gunner, responsible for the maintenance and function of the weapons on the B-24 Liberator, except the bombs. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 16 November 1944, a B-24J, # 44-41451, “Love Sugar Oboe,” assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 375th Bomb Squadron, departed the aifield at Chengkung, China, on a combat & reconnaissance sweep over the South China Sea. It was last known to be in the vicinity of Mengtaz, China, at about 0230 Z (friendly territory).  He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker is placed in the Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn Co., Montana (Sec. MA, Grave 5). He was awarded the Purple Heart.

LANE, RUDOLPH L., Corporal, # 14159047, USAAF

 

Rudolph L. Lane was born in 1915 in Loudon Co., Tennessee. He was living with his uncle’s family in 1930: Stokes Lane (1894-1966) and Tennie Linnie (Hayes) Lane (1897-1937) and their son, Rudolph’s first cousin, Herschel Lane (1923-2003) in 1930.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, on 19 October 1942. He was trained as an armorer and gunner, responsible for the maintenance and function of the weapons on the B-24 Liberator, except the bombs. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 16 November 1944, a B-24J, # 44-41451, “Love Sugar Oboe,” assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 375th Bomb Squadron, departed the aifield at Chengkung, China, on a combat & reconnaissance sweep over the South China Sea.