He was awarded an Air Medal and Purple Heart.


Donald Gauvain, born 8 May 1932, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He died 6 February 1996 and is buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (Plot 1-10, Grave 1637).

Roe and crew - no ID of individuals

ROE, GEORGE W., Second Lieutenant, # 0-752447, USAAF


George W. Roe was born on 9 December 1921 in Gillette, Wyoming, to George Washington Roe (1886-1964) and Ruth Vera (Wright) Roe (1896-1980). A brother was Richard Allen Roe (1920-2011).


He enlisted in the U.S. Army Wyoming National Guard on 24 February 1941 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On the needs of the service, he was placed on active duty and completed flight training and was rated for multi-engine aircraft. He earned his commission and pilot wings. On 13 May 1944 B-25H, # 43-4360, assigned 14th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Squadron, Yangkai, China, departed the air field at Yangkai on a combat mission to Yunnanyi, China. It was last sighted at about 1246 hours at 24º, 43’ North - 100º, 27’ East. It was returning from mission, flew into weather but not seen agan after clearing weather. All were killed in action. He is remembered at the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lamay, Missouri. He is remembered in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.


His brother, Richard Allen Roe, born 9 June 1920, registered for the WW II draft while working for the Wyoming State Highway Departmentas an office clerk. He served during WW II in the US. Navy. He died 9 March 2011 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  Images next page.