CORLEY, ROY WALDO, JR., Captain, Service # 0-1587766, U.S. Army Graves Registration


Roy W. Corley Jr. was born 29 April, 1914, in Oklahoma to Roy W. Corley (1883-1944) and Dora O'Dale Stevens (1886-    ). On 4 June, 1940, at age 26, he married Kathryn Margaret Maxey, age 19, in Farmington, Davis County, Utah. His bride's father, John C. Maxey (1891-    ) was then a U.S. Army First Sergeant. Like a few of his Graves Registration team mates, he had been assigned to the Engineering Corps before transferring to Graves Registration to aid in the recovery of American war dead in the Pacific area. His survivors included his mother, a sister, Thelma, and half-siblings Don R. Corley (1925-    ), Wayne E. Corley (1925-2013) and two living sisters. His wife's mother was Estella V. Cruz (1898-    ) and siblings included John C. Maxey Jr. (1920-    ) and Robert W. Maxey (1930-    ).

CHAN, HARRY, First Lieutenant, Service # 0-877552, U.S. Army Air Force


Born 21 April. 1924, in San Francisco,  California, to Hip Young Chan and Sook Ming Chan, Harry was the eighth of thirteen children in a close-knit family which moved to Santa Rosa before settling in Oakland, California. Harry was a personable, cheerful and bright child and excellent student. Closest in age to brothers Warren and Ben, the three grew up selling newspapers in Oakland, joined the Boy Scouts, built balsa wood model airplances and worked part-time for a magazine distributor. Harry pursued engineering. He enlisted and attended Army training at U.C. Berkeley then went to Oregon's Reed College, graduating in 1944 (meterology). He desired assignment to Communications. Harry was transferring PCS from Rangoon enroute to Calcutta when he boarded the ill-fated C-47B. Surviving family following the search efforts include Arthur Chan, a nephew, Concoard, CA, and Carol Hum, a niece, Walnut Creek, CA.