Villagers turned over to authorities at Jorhat a record card which belonged to PFC Spaulding and a boot with a foot inside. A ground party was to leave on 10 May 1945 for the crash site. On 1 June 1945, the 1327th Base Unit said that a message dated 29 May 1945 from Search and Rescue was that the ground party got to the wreckage and there was no possibility of survivors. The aircraft exploded on impact and little remained. He is remembered on the memorial wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., Indiana. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.

C-87/C-109 (B-24D) Liberator Express

Liberator Express on ramp awaiting cargo (fuel)