Aircraft B-29 with serial number 44-69665 departed from West Field in Tinian on a combat mission to Kobe, Japan. The aircraft was hit by enemy fighters and went down in a slow spiral, one engine smoking. The aircraft was seen to crash approximately 23 miles from the coast of Southern Honshu.

Crewmembers
Captain Robert L. Arnold
1st Lt Vincent L. Garman
S/Sgt Glenn C. Huhnstock
S/Sgt Kenneth L. Kirkland
S/Sgt Theodore P. Ladd
Cpl Theodore J. Mainiere
Sgt Joseph R. McDaniel
1st Lt Harry P. Polgar
S/Sgt Charles L. Vreeland
F/O Melvin Wolf
1st Lt Roy M. Young

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 July 1920
  • Date of death: 5 June 1945
  • County: Jefferson
  • Hometown: New Market
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 793rd Bomber Squadron, 468th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Friends Station Cemetery, New Market, Jefferson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Bottom Panel
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