* Men on next-of-kin list but not on MACR

**Men on MACR list but not on next-of-kin list

 

On 4 March 1946 the remains of Campbell and Naberzy were recovered from Yangtze River and buried in an American military cemetery Shanghai, China.

 

TAMBERT, ROBERT E., First Lieutenant, # 0-2070910, USAAF

 

There is insufficient data to accurately identify and honor this veteran. Please use the contact page to provide information. He was married to Edna J. Tambert, 816 Renoir St., Biloxi, Mississippi

 

After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight school through advanced for the Curtiss C-46 Commando, earned his commission and pilot wings. He was multi-engine rated. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 29 January 1946 a C-46D Commando, # 44-78226, assigned to the China theater of war, 513th Troop Carrier Group, 330th Troop Carrier Squadron, Shanghai, China, departed the airfield at Tsinan, China, on a passenger and cargo flight to Shanghai. The C-46 made it to Shanghai but because of ground fog, could not land. The pilot was instructed to fly 5 minutes north of the airfield beacon and have all crew and passengers bail out. This was done at 5,000’ altitude but they landed in the Yangtze River and were lost. The C-46 crashed on land 15 miles northwest and was searched. On 4 March 1946 the remains of Campbell and Naberzy were recovered from Yangtze River and buried in an American military cemetery Shanghai, China. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

AUSTEN, ROBERT LEWIS, First Lieutenant, # 0-2070737, USAAF

 

Robert L. Austen was born in 1924 in White Plains, Westchester, New York, to Lewis Theodore Austen (1891-1983) (NY) and Ruth E. (Groat) Austen (1889-1980) (NY). Sibling Richard Groat Austen (1916-2002).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in New York, New York, on 18 February 1943. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight school through advanced for the Curtiss C-46 Commando, earned his commission and pilot wings. He was multi-engine rated. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 29 January 1946 a C-46D Commando, # 44-78226, assigned to the China theater of war, 513th Troop Carrier Group, 330th Troop Carrier Squadron, Shanghai, China, departed the airfield at Tsinan, China, on a passenger and cargo flight to Shanghai. The C-46 made it to Shanghai but because of ground fog, could not land. The pilot was instructed to fly 5 minutes north of the airfield beacon and have all crew and passengers bail out. This was done at 5,000’ altitude but they landed in the Yangtze River and were lost. The C-46 crashed on land 15 miles northwest and was searched. On 4 March 1946 the remains of Campbell and Naberzy were recovered from Yangtze River and buried in an American military cemetery Shanghai, China. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial is in the

 

His brother, Richard G. Austen, born 4 October 1916, served in the USAAF from 4 December 1943 to 23 October 1945. He died 4 June 2002 and is buried in the Canaan Cemetery, Canaan, New York.