43-3671 MACR 12978
On 10 March 1945 a B-25D-36NC, “Bit of Lace,” # 43-3671, assigned to 10th Air Force, 10th Weather Region Group, 2nd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Guskhara, India, departed the airfield at Myitkyina, Burma, on a staging mission to Chengtu, China, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). Last contact was by radio when it was near Myitkyina, Burma, after landing there and refueling. A pilot of another B-25, Lt. John C. Scales, tried to contact 43-3672 and got no replies. The crew was:
Pilot 1stLt William L. Knowlan Jr. 0-701066
Co-Pilot 2ndLt Charles A. Cannon Jr. 0-704460
Weather Observer 2ndLt Charles H. Janssen 0-874309
Radio Operator SSgt William H. Hutchings 11064264
Crew Chief SSgt Fred E. Keup 36325666
Navigator 2ndLt Calvin D. Sigrist 0-2058570
Passenger TSgt John Zok 31072294
The next-of-kin listed were:
Knowlan Luella E. Knowlan, W, c/o Dr. J.R. Edwards, Blanco, TX
Cannon Mildred W. Cannon, W, 2300 Nebraska St., Sioux City, Iowa
Charles A. Cannon
Janssen Edith G. Janssen, M, 1728 Highland Parkway, Saint Paul, Minn.
Hutchings Bertha A. Hutchings, M, 613 Maple St., Fall River, Mass.
Keup Mary Keup, W, 220 E. Howard St., Pontiac, IL
Sigrist Beatrice D. Sigrist, M, 4716 19th Southeast, Seattle, WA
Zok Annie Zok, M, 71 Oxford, Lawrence, Mass.