Sergeant, 881st Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb
Group (VH), 20th Air Force, World War II.
Left Gunner aboard B-29 Superfortress
Shot down over Tokyo, Japan on the night of
April 2, 1945. Parachuted from his aircraft and
taken as a Prisoner of War.
Died on May 26, 1945 when fire destroyed the
Tokyo Military Prison where he was being held.
His remains were identified and recovered.
Son of Stanley C. and Iris E. Myers, Souderton,
The crew members (all died on May 26, 1945):
1st Lt. Edward G Law, A/C Pilot
2nd Lt. Gerauld L Giddings, Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Donald J Van Dever, Navigator
2nd Lt. David R Gerhardt, Bombardier
TSgt. Raymond C Richmond , Flight Engineer
Sgt. Harry E McMillen, Right Gunner
Sgt. Leonard J McNeill, Tail Gunner
Sgt. Maurice Myers, Left Gunner
Sgt. Robert H Nead, Radar Operator
Sgt. Thaddeus J Pasternak, Radio Operator
One crew member, CFC Gunner Sergeant
Ray F. Hopper, survived the ordeal in Tokyo and
was returned to the United States following
500 AAF BOMB GP
WORLD WAR II
Sponsored by Ancestry