On 4 March 1946 the remains of Campbell and Naberzy were recovered from Yangtze River and buried in an American military cemetery Shanghai, China. After recovery, his remains were buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on 6 November 1947 (Sec. 2, Grave 196).

ECKERT, JOHN HENRY, Sergeant, # 35061624, USAAF

 

John H. Eckert was born on 2 April 1923 in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, to Henry George Eckert (1890-1963) and Julia S. (Hauschild) Eckert (1897-1977). Siblings were Ethel Marie (Eckert) Waldschmidt (1920-2004), Margaret Helen (Eckert) Ondov (1921-1995), and Earnest Karl Eckert (1934-2015).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, on 8 February 1944. 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.

BRUSER, IRWIN C., Sergeant, # 36958024, USAAF

 

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.