AUBUCHON continued.


There is also a Lt. Kenneth F. Horner, 218 E. Lopez, New Orleans, Louisiana, that can eluicidate more on where Lt. Hogan was buried and the chances are he went out on the party that buried Lt. Hogan at the time, but I am not sure. After Lt. Hogan died, they took us out of solitary confinement, except Major Werner, and put us in compounds. SSgt Hopes, SSgt Jordan and myself were placed in the British compound, while Lt Kelley and TSgt Aubuchon were placed in the American compound. On or about 23 November 1943 SSgt Hopes died and was buried in the Rangoon cemetery. I saw the headstone on his grave. About a week later, SSgt Jordan died and he was buried right next to Hopes. In the American compound, Aubuchon and Kelley died within the next month. But I do not know for sure the dates. Kelley and Aubuchon were also buried in the Rangoon cemetery and I also saw the headstones on their graves there. I saw Major Werner alive later and I am sure he is still alive as he came back from overseas with us and is in some hospital here in California. There were two British Medical Officers in the prison who might be able to give further information if necessary. Their names are Col. McKinsey and Major Ramsey, both of the British Medical Corps, although I do not know their first names or addresses."


St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, 28 Nov., 1943 - "One Killed, Two Missing" - TSgt Urvan A. Aubuchon, son of Mrs. Marie Aubuchon, is reported missing in action over Burma, the War Department has informed his mother. Aubuchon, 32, engineer-gunner on a Liberator bomber, was employed at Lacleda Gas & Light Co. before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in May, 1942.


The St. Louis Star and Times, St. Louis, Missouri, 6 July 1944, wrote about "Eight Receive Air Medal; 12 More Honored" - TSgt Urvan A. Aubuchon, 33, son of Mrs. marie Aubuchon, ... for more than 100 hours of heavy bombardment missions from bases in India over Burma, Thailand and the Andaman Islands.