GLISSON, LYNDELL A., Second Lieutenant, # N-790185, U.S. Army Nursing Corps


Lyndell A. Glisson was born on 6 November 1921 in Mississippi to Onnie Ethel Glisson (1897-1943) and Beulah Lee (Myers) Glisson (1897-1929) (2nd – Helen J. (Dial) Glisson (1913-    ) (MS). Siblings included John Paul Glisson (1923-2006) and Willie B. Chance [changed from] Glisson (1926-1999), Alvie Carroll Glisson (1933-1995), and Sidney D. Glisson (1935-    ) of Ellisville, Mississippi. She graduated from Raleigh High School and nursing training at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis.


She volunteered for the Nursing Corps in May 1943. She was sent overseas in September 1944 to India and assigned to the 172nd General Hospital. On 4 March 1945, a C-47, # 41-18554, assigned to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 11th Combat Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Dinjan, India, on a passenger ferry mission to Ledo, India. On attempting to land, it made a low turn and crashed. All aboard were killed. She was a passenger on board. Her remains were recovered from the American military airfield cemetery at Kalaikunda, India, and buried in the Bezer Cemetery West, Bezer, Smith Co., Mississippi.


Her brother, John P. Glisson, born 1923, served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 through 1945 and served on the U.S.S. L.C.T. (5) Flotilla Two, Seaman 1st Class, # 8436076, Flotilla Four, and Seventeen. The LCT was a Landing Craft Tank which took part in invasions.


Her brother, Alvie C. Glisson, born 30 June 1933, served in the U.S. Air Force, Airman First Class (E-4), from 13 May 1953, during the Korean War. He died on 26 May 1995 and is buried in the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas (Sec. G2, Grave 2090).


A brother of Helen J. (Dial) Glisson, John Buchanan Dial, age 20, Seaman 1st Class, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was declared deceased after becoming missing in action on the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

MCCARTHY, KATHRYN LUCILLE, Second Lieutenant, # N-789939, U.S. Army Nursing Corps


Kathryn L. McCarthy was born on 13 March 1921 in New York to George Anthony McCarthy (1894-1954) and Frances L. (Carcorn) McCarthy (1898-1971). Siblings included Marian R. (McCarthy) Gurl (1918-2008), Elizabeth Frances “Betty” McCarthy (1920-1998), Richard James McCarthy (1925-1986), and Thomas V. McCarthy (1928-    ).