|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1946|
Service # 36037518
45th Bomber Squadron, 40th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
27 November 1944
58th Bomb Wing: 58 of 60 58th BW B-29's dispatched from the Calcutta area bases attack rail yards at Bangkok, 55 hit the primary target, while three B-29's attack targets of opportunity: one bombed Mergui, the secondary target; one bombed Taungup, the last resort target; and one hit a target of opportunity northeast of the primary. Two planes, one from the 444th and one from the 462nd, aborted for mechanical reasons.
One B-29 is lost:
Hit by RTAF fighters & crashed in Burma on the way home;
42-24452 40th BG, Blackwell Crew, 11 MIA.
Carl E. Blackwell - pilot
Fellow crew members:
(bio by: searcher)
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56770234