44-72848 MACR 14929
On 12 September 1945 a P-51D-25 Mustang, “Stumpy Red,” # 44-72848, assigned to 14th Air Force, 311th Fighter Group, 530th Fighter Squadron, Sian, China, departed the airfield on a flight to Peishiyi, China. The pilot was Capt. George W. Lee, # 0-792037. The P-51 crashed and the pilot was killed.
LEE, GEORGE W., Captain, # 0-792037. USAAF
There is insufficient data to identify this veteran. Please assist by using the contact page. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and the Purple Heart. He was awarded the Air Hero Medal by the Chinese.
44-78200 MACR 14868
On 1 August 1945 a C-46D Commando, # 44-78200, assigned to 10th Air Force, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, Dinjan, India, departed the airfield at Kunming, China, on a flight through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump) on a return to Dinjan, India. The C-46D flew through the Hump but when it was over Dinjan, the pilot could not see the field from low altitude and was diverted to Chabua, India. He answered over the field at Chabua and was low on fuel. He was seen by air traffic control at Chabua. He was cleared for an immediate landing. However, the C-46D did not land. The crash had not been discovered by 24 September 1945. The crew was:
Pilot 1stLt Jewell H. Boggus 0-790500
Co-Pilot F/O Jack V. Harless T-7880
Radio Operator Sgt Milton E. Glaub 37576738
The next-of-kin listed were:
Boggus Vanita M. Boggus, W, 1932 Washington Ave., Vincennes, IN
Harless Pearl L. Harless, M, Rte 2, Box 53, Lenoir, NC
Glaub Mildred E. Glaub, M, 4031 Emerson Ave, Minnepolis, Minn.
Curtiss C-46 Commando over the Hump