Continuation of missing aircrew from 2nd.Lt. Baker's bomber:
Mrs. Mary Jane Redd (Wife)
432 South Hanley Road
1st.Lt. Joseph F.
Mr. Joseph Zizlavsky (Father)
Rte # 2, Box 18, New Buffalo, Michigan
SSgt Joseph B. Tarasewicz Mrs. Tillie Buchfuhrer (Mother)
600 West 186th Street, New York, New York
SSgt John (NMI) Murphy Mrs. Ethel Murphy (Mother)
518 Arlington Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
The statement of 2nd.Lt. Donald J. Spreitzer adds " ... At about 3 miles west of Kalewa, the plane started spinning to the left and crashed and exploded in the trees north of a small stream. I saw 3 chutes open
As the pilot of my ship, F/O Sanders, made runs over Baker's ship in order to drop medical supplies, I observed one chute in a tree, the occupant had freed himself, and one chute on the ground, its occupant having freed himself. Lt. Baker crashed at 1210 hours. Our ship circled for 20 minutes. We headed home at 1230 hours. Donald J. Spreitzer, 2nd.Lt. Bombardier."
BODELL, EDWARD RAYMOND, Technical Sergeant, Service # 11031740, U.S. Army Air Force
Edward Bodell was born 13 October 1919 and was one of three brothers who joined to fight the Japanese and Germans. After his death in Burma and the death of another brother on active duty, his sole surviving brother, Lt. James Bodell, was reassigned to the United States for the duration of the war as the sole surviving son. The Bodell family gave the utmost for freedom. James had flown a transport carrying parachutists behind the lines during and after the D-Day invasion, June 6th, 1944, and was one of those who had an opportunity to look down and see the thousands of ships crossing the channel. He ferried gliders and more men into Normandy and Holland. James served in the 315th Troop Carrier Group of the 9th Air Force. The Bodell family provided clippings concerning the MIA status of Edward and a copy of the letter informing them that their son's remains were lost in the crash of the C47B.