SSgt Joseph Wilburn Dunaway


SSgt Joseph Wilburn Dunaway

Lewis County, Kentucky, USA
Death 5 Jul 1946 (aged 24)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56760026 View Source
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ASN 35639388

He was the son of Richard J Dunaway and Pearl E Browning. He had siblings Clara L, Warren K, Leo R, Donald H, Joyce, Richard, and Jeanette Lucille Dunaway.

His mother, Pearl E Browning Dunaway, wrote the poem called Where Is My Son?

10TH AF, 427th NFS

B-25G #41-30010 'Matilda' left 4 July 1945 from Chengkung, China on an operational mission to Dinjan, India, when it disappeared over The Hump. Weather was reported to be generally good that day. Fifteen men were lost and the cause is unknown. The crew members were~

Major Richard F Ginther, Pilot, from Orlando FL
2nd Lt William A McWhirk, Co-Pilot, from Bella Vista CA
2nd Lt James M Citron, Navigator, from Fresno CA
2nd Lt John P Arrasmith, Navigator, from El Cajon CA
SSgt Aaron Cohen, Flight Engineer, from Cincinnati OH
SSgt Jack R Laney, Asst Flight Engineer, from Ogden UT
TSgt Joseph J Schrader, Passenger, from Hamilton Heights PA
SSgt Joseph W Dunaway, Passenger, from South Shore KY
SSgt Gerald Dunbar, Passenger, from Inkster MI
Sgt Floy L Hicks, Jr, Passenger, from Altus OK
Sgt Philip A Jones, Passenger, from Sylvania OH
Sgt Theodore F Kowalow, Passenger, from Alden NY
Sgt Howard J Redfield, Passenger, from New York NY
Sgt Robert J Thompson, Passenger, from Niagara Falls NY
PFC Bruce M White, Passenger, from Dallas TX

A witness statement was given by Major Edwin J Witzenburger, who had last contacted the plane by radio. The last position reported was 27/32 N. 95 degrees 16 minutes E, Nine miles south of the Brahmaputra River.

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Entered the service from Kentucky.


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