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. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

PARKER, FRANCIS DAVID, Sergeant, # 33455708, USAAF

 

Francis D. Parker was born on 2 January 1921 in Newark, New Jersey to William Edmond Parker (1893-    ) and Myrtle Lottie (Taylor) Parker (1900-1988) (married 8 May 1916, D.C.). A brother was William E. Parker Jr. (11 June 1918-    ). His father worked at Bolling USAAF airfield in 1942. On 26 October 1940 he married Frances Ellen Mehaffey (1923- ) (PA) in Fairfax, Virginia; by Episcopal Priest Gray Temple. 

 

He registered for the WW II draft, resided at 3545 South Street NW, Washington, D.C., employed by C&P Telephone Co. and described himself as 5’8”, 143 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Myer, Virginia, on 26 February 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. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

LEVIN, STANLEY ALBERT, Corporal, # 33577824, USAAF

 

Stanley A. Levin was born on 5 March 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Samuel Sidney Levin (1897-1987) (Russia) and Nellie (Alperowitz) Levin (1899-1968) (Russia) (married 18 October 1919, Manhattan, NY). Siblings included Jean Levin 1922-2005), Marvin Mordecai Levin (1925-2001), Arlene (Levin) Petrof (1934-2013). The family lived at 4716 N. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA, in 1950. He was recorded as a missing Jewish serviceman by his father.

 

He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, resided at 2444 N. 30th St., Philadelphia, PA, employed by NY Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ, and described himself as 5’10”, 145 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Philadelphia, PA, on 26 January 1943. He was trained in the maintenance and operation of the radar 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. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

 

His father, Samuel Sidney Levin, served during WW I, U.S. Army, Private, # 370993, Quartermaster Corps, Fort Slocum, NY, from 5 September 1918 to 8 January 1919. He died 16 October 1987 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.