On 25 February 194, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported "Long Missing Aerial Gunner Reported Dead." On his 2nd combat mission 1 December 1943, Sgt. Elyea was MIA. He is survived by four brothers and his wife, Lois, wo lives at 52 So. 24th Street, Battle Creek, Michigan.
CARTER, MALCOLM W , Sergeant, Service # 31151547, U.S. Army Air Force
Malcolm W Carter was born in 1921 in Maine to Wilbur R. Carter (1892-1966) and Mabel D. (Andrews) Carter (1900-1983). He had at least four sibings, Ralph A. Carter (1918-1972), Hazel E. Carter (1920-2005), Robert B. Carter (1924- ) and Maxine A. (Carter) Beam (1926-1969). In 1930, the family lived on Lobster Cove Road in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and his father was a fisherman. Their address was unchanged in 1940 and Robert and Malcolm had begun working as fishermen. He enlisted 19 August 1942 in Portland, Maine. After armament training, he was snt overseas. He was an armorer-gunner on the B-24J Liberator, shot down by Japanese fighters 1 December 1943 and died that day. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.