CBI World War II MIA and KIA in Crash of C-47B # 43-48308 17 May 1946

List of the MIA/KIA on the C-47B

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The following list is derived from the U.S. Army air crash investigation report, a copy of which is available as a .pdf file.

2ndLt Joseph Rich contact:
Lisa Phillips
2ndLt G. Gambale contact:
Gene Gambale
Sgt N. Albinson contact:
Chris Wilgus
1stLt Kelley contact
James Rone
TSgt U. Aubuchon contact:
Capt. Corley contact:
Wayne Corley
1stLt Donald C. Dutton contact:
Linda Steindler nee Dutton (daughter)
or Walter Dutton (nephew)
Capt. Wayne R. Westberg - contact:
Andy Highfill at andyhighfill@hotmail.com
TSgt Edward Bodell - Contact
Barry Bodell at bodellbj@aol.com
Lt Charles B. Liston - Contact
Merle Bever at beverzone@mchsi.com
Lt. Burdette Baker - Contact
Jean Brate at bratemj@infoblvd.net
Lt Horace J. Gabbart - Contact
Neva Erbacher at nevaerbacher@hotmail.com
Sgt Malcolm W. Carter - Contact
Sarah Sherman at ssherman@nnei.net
SSgt Thomas E. Hopes - Contact
Karen Sink - karenlann@woh.rr.com

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Aircrew of C-47B, tail no. 43-8308:
 
1stLt Horace J. Gabbart, SR# 0-769790
1stLt Melvin L. Power, SR#0-933431
PFC Eugene H. Ryan, SR# 17134187
 
Passengers:
1stLt Donald C. Dutton SR# 0-1118713 (Graves Registration)
Lt.Cmdr James T. Campbell SR# 205425 (USNR)
1stLt Henry Chan SR# 0-877552
Capt. Roy W. Corley SR# 0-1587766
SSgt Glenn F. Cox, Jr. SR# 36961684
Tech-5 Wallace J. Davis SR# 33551295
1stLt Henry E. Derbyshire SR# 0-1116766 (Graves Registration)
Tech-4 Warren R. Hines SR# 42083730
 
Remains aboard (identities verified):
Albinson, Norman E., Sgt. 13176804
Aubuchon, Urvan A., TSgt. 37183004
Bodell, Edward R., TSgt. 11031740
Briggs, Everett E., Jr., 2ndLt. 0-669189
Brown, J., Sgt., No serial number given
Cummings, Harold B., Sgt. 6970825
Gambale, Gene, F/O  T-121948
Gonsalves, Elias E., Sgt. 6570123
Grey, James M., 1stLt. 0-665192
Hopes, Thomas E., SSgt. 35305336
Jordan, Francis B., SSgt. 19064268
Kavanagh, Robert L., 1stLt. 0-435791
Kelley, John C. 1stLt. 0-726034
Malok, Albert L., SSgt. 6942456
Murphy, G.R. (AVG) No rank or SR# *
Pittard, Charles A., TSgt. 39251123
Plummer, Everett C., Lt.Col. 0-300865
Rodriguez, Frank (NMI), SSgt., 6578491
Sheets, Jack R., SSgt. 13067183
Westberg, Wayne R., Capt. 0-732792
Yackie, Juluis F., Cpl. 17072536
 
* AVG = American Volunteer Group (The
Flying Tigers, China)
 
Remains identified but not verified:
 
Almand, Paul E., 1stLt. 0-494774
Angell, Robert F., 1stLt. 0-407635
Baker, Burdette H., 2ndLt. 0-1698884
Boldman, Arnel, Jr., 1stLt. 0-416094
Drummey, Robert D., 1stLt. 0-815670
Gilhousen, William R., Capt., 0-667062
Goodrich, Burdett C., 1stLt. 0-750504
Hogan, Thomas P. Jr., 2ndLt. 0-673571
Liston, Charles B., 1stLt., 0-529445
Ortmeyer, Armin J., Jr., Capt. 0-659326
Rich, Joseph C., 2ndLt., 0-739054
 
Plus 5 other American dead - unidentified.
 
These five men may be from the aircraft,
Bugs Bunny (uncertain if Bugs Bunny I or II),
Tail No. 42-73222 and that crew is:
 
Pilot: 2ndLt Carl F. Carpenter (KIA)
Copilot: 2ndLt William R. McCandles (KIA)
Navigator: 1stLt Grant W. Erwin (POW)
Bombadier: 2ndLt Clarence H. Clyborne (POW
deceased)
SSgt Robert McCarty (KIA)
SSgt William C. Fetterman (KIA)
Gunners:
Eugene L. Moyers (KIA)
Sgt Alfred L. Busby (KIA)
Sgt Paul L. Elyea (KIA)
Sgt Malcolm W. Carter
 

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