On 8 April 1944, B-25H, # 43-4209, assigned to the 14th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Squadron, was one of two which crashed from a flight which departed Yangkai, China, on a combat mission to Samah Bay. The crew, KIA, was:
Pilot Capt. Marion T. Brown 0-664512
Navigator 1stLt Sal (NMI) Waldman 0-733495
Crew Chief Sgt Andrew (NMI) Steakin 32608938
Radio Operator SSgt Fred W. Clem Jr. 39037123
Photographer Sgt Louis (NMI) Klaman 31134233
(All enlisted men served dually as gunners)
The next-of-kin listed were:
Brown Lora A. Brown, M, Box 53, Hygiene, CO
Waldman Jack S. Waldman, B, 698 Walk Hill St., Hattapan, Mass.
Steakin Catherine Steakin, M, 7403 ???mine St., Hollywood, CA
Clem Alberta C. Mann, M, 676 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA
Klaman Bessie Klaman, W, 40 N. R ussell St., Boston, Mass.