Aircraft B-24J with serial number 42-73222 was on a bombing mission to Rangoon, Burma. After about ten minutes after leaving the target area the ship was seen to explode in midair. The aircraft crashed 3 to 5 miles south of Chaungpyaw, which is a small village in the Bassein district of southern Burma.
Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
Pilot, 2nd Lt Carl F. Carpenter
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt William R. McCandless
Navigator, 1st Lt Grant W. Erwin Jr.
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Clarence A. Clyborne Jr.
Engineer, S/Sgt Robert McCarty
Radio Operator, S/Sgt William C. Fetterman
Assistant Engineer, Sgt Eugene L. Moyers
Assistant Radio Operator, Sgt Alfred L. Busby
Armorer/Gunner, Sgt Paul I. Elyea
Armorer/Gunner, Sgt Malcolm W. Carter