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North Carolinians Service Records Taken from the Burlington, North Carolina Daily Times News This document contains statewide casualty lists along with items local to Alamance County. 1-27-45 to 2-3-45 (Some overlap from preceding document) January 27, 1945 Navy Casualties: Watertender 3C Wm. Rufus Key, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shedric Key, parents, Roaring River Sgt. Robert A Rhinehardt, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Eva Wilson, mother, Marion Seaman 1C James Wayne Trull, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Faridy Trull, parents, Waynesville Pfc. Homer L. Watts, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Watts, parents, West Lumberton Bronze Medals: Lt. Col. Charles P. Greyer, Morganton Captain Kellman P. Gomo, 314 Howell St., High Point 1st Lt. Jesse L. Morrow, Marion Sgt. Norman O. Elson, 2022 Bertha St., Winston-Salem Pvt. Elbert M. Freeze, Landis Feb. 1, 1945 Wounded in Action European Theater Pvt. Cleveland V. Austin, Mrs. Betty H. Austin, mother, Stanfield Pvt. Willie B. Basnight, Mrs. Belle L. Basnight, mother, Rte. 3, Columbia Corp. Clay B. Boger, Mrs. Macy Belle Boger, mother, Mocksville Sgt. Wm. H. Branks, Mrs. Gussie G. Brankes, mother, Bessemer City Sgt. Erie S. Brown, Mrs. Mary Ida Brown, mother, 95 Rex Mills, Ranlo Station, Gastonia Pfc. James W. Buckner, E.C. Buckner, father, Elon College Tech 5G Carroll B. Cannon, Mrs. Ella F. Cannon, wife, Morganton Pfc. Edward A. Chastian, Mrs. Irene H. Chastian, wife, Murphy Staff Sgt. Henry M. Duggins, Mrs. Agnes T. Duggins, wife, Winston-Salem Pvt. Wm. R. Fox, Mrs. Lottie T. Fox, wife, Taylorsville Staff Sgt. Lonnie O. Francis, Mrs. Leona H. Francis, mother, Mt. Airy Pfc. Henry Hayes, Fremont Hayes, father, Fair Bluff Staff Sgt. Jack G. Honeycutt, Mrs. Ada L. Honeycutt, mother, Waxhaw Sgt. James E. Hoover, Mrs. Ada A. Hoover, mother, Thomasville Pvt. Dent D. Houck, Mrs. Omie T. Holman, mother, Rte. 1, West Jefferson Sgt. George E. Johnson, Mrs. Helen K. Johnson, wife, Louisburg Staff Sgt. Clyde H. Kane, Mrs. Laura Kane, mother, Yadkinville Sgt. Glen W. Kimbro, Mrs. Delores Kimbro, wife, 501 Hatch St., Burlington Pvt. Charles W. Kinley, Mrs. Velma E. Kinley, wife, Lincolnton Pfc. Alton D. Laughinghouse, Mrs. Zula E. Laughinghouse, wife, Wilson Pfc. Johnny G. Laws, Mrs. Lou Cain, mother, Moravian Falls Pfc. Ellis C. Leatherwood, Mrs. Nettie M. Leatherwood, mother, Candler Staff Sgt. Ernest G. Lowery, Mrs. Shirley R. Lowery, wife, Dallas Pfc. Ellis N. Lee, Mrs. Angela Lee, wife, 154 Vance St., Concord Tech 4th Grade Ralph H. Lyerly, Charles H. Lyerly, father, Granite Quarry Pvt. Zinell H. Millard, Mrs. Bessie C. Millard, mother, Maysville Pfc. James W. McLean, John D. McLean, father, Lenoir Pfc. Willie D. McKeithan, Mrs. Donnie S. McKeithan, mother, Ash Tech Sgt. Harvey W. McLendon, George H. McLendon, father, Rockingham Pfc. Dannie McNeill, Mrs. Francis K. McNeill, mother, Lillington Staff Sgt. Thurmon M. Moore, Mrs. Virginia Sophia Swain, sister, Leicester Pfc. Stanley H. Mulford, Jr., Stanley H. Mulford, Sr., father, Matthews Pfc. Gary E. Mullins, Mrs. Mary E. Mullins, wife, 1709 Ryan St., Greensboro Pfc. Wm. M. Norcum, Jr., Mrs. Carrie H. Norcum, mother, Columbia Sgt. Carl E. Oliver, Mrs. Vista Oliver, mother, Fig Pvt. Willard J. Plemmons, Mrs. Julia M. Plemmons, Mrs. Julia M. Plemmons, mother, Bryson City Staff Sgt. Wool T. Pondex, Otis W. Pondex, uncle, Mill Spring Pfc. J.W. Pratt, Mrs. Mary S. Pratt, mother, Morvan Pvt. James L. Presnell, Mrs. Treva H. Presnell, mother, 214 Bellemeade St., Greensboro Pvt. Wm. E. Rice, Mrs. Margaret L. Rice, wife, Reidsville Pfc. Mack G. Ross, Mrs. Lovie M. Ross, mother, Vanceboro Staff Sgt. Homer L. Russ, Mrs. Milrum Russ, mother, Freeland Corp. Wade P. Sanders, Aubrey Bredin Sanders, brother, Charlotte Pfc. James A. Scott, Mrs. Evan J. Scott, wife, Summerfield Pvt. James D. Seagle, Mrs. Lois A. Seagle, wife, 2441 11 ½ Avenue, Hickory Pfc. James F. Simms, Mrs. Margaret L. Simms, wife, Evergreen Pvt. Byron Simpson, Mrs. Maude P. Simpson, mother, Atkinson Sgt. Herbert W. Singleton, Mrs. Jamie H. Singleton, wife, Kinston Pvt. Robert B. Sisk, Mrs. Martha M. Sisk, wife, 2211 Vine St., Greensboro Pvt. Cecil E. Smith, Mrs. Augusta B. Smith, mother, Dunn Pfc. David C. Smith, Mrs. Novella C. Smith, mother, Burlington Pfc. James H. Smith, Mrs. Susanna H. Smith, mother, St. Pauls Pvt. John G. Smith, Ned H. Smith, father, Louisburg Staff Sgt. Jess R. Temple, Mrs. Arlene H. Temple, wife, Cerro Gordo Pvt. Vermel W. Temple, Mrs. Marie R. Temple, wife, Zebulon Pvt. Wm. D. Tharpe, Mrs. Betty M. Tharpe, mother, Ronda Pvt. Basil H. Thomas, Mrs. Annabelle H. Thomas, mother, Statesville 2nd Lt. John R. Thomas, Jr., James E. Thomas, brother, 904 Vance St., Raleigh Tech 4G Raymond Thompson, Sidney S. Thompson, father, Thurmond Tech 4G William R. Vaughn, William A. Vaughn, father, Pikeville Pfc. Wilson O. Vaughn, Mrs. Sophie T. Vaughn, mother, 208 N. Spring St., Winston- Salem Pvt. Luther R. Watson, Mrs. Lizzie Watson, mother, Lucama Pvt. Garland H. Wells, Mrs. Geneva M. Wells, wife, Canton Pfc. James W. Whitaker, Mrs. Helen D. Whitaker, mother, Pleasant Garden Sgt. Wm. C. Whitaker, Mrs. Annie M. Whitaker, mother, Rte. 2, Asheville Sgt. Nick Whitson, Mrs. Lina Whitson, mother, Sioux Pfc. Wm. H. Williams, Mrs. Ethel I. Williams, mother, Gastonia Pvt. Robert L. Williams, Mrs. Sarah D. Williams, mother, Fuquay Springs Pvt. James O. Wilson, Robert B. Wilson, father, 808 E. Devonshire St., Winston-Salem Pvt. Vance Woods, Mrs. Martha G. Woods, wife, Huntersville 1st Sgt. Herbert B. Woodward, Mrs. Alice R. Woodward, wife, Box 2109, Greensboro Pvt. Charles H. Wray, Mrs. Allie T. Wray, mother, Stoneville Pvt. Jack E. Wright, Mrs. Catherine Wright, wife, Hazelwood Pvt. W.W. Wyatt, Mrs. Lena A. Wyatt, mother, Waynesville 1st Lt. Ira A. Yelverton, Melvin C. Yelverton, brother, Fremont Pfc. Theodore R. Young, Mrs. Juanita V. Young, wife, Brevard 2nd List—European Area Pfc. Johnny A. Baucom, Lonnie R. Baucom, father, Belmont Pfc. James T. Cone, Mrs. Lizzie L. Cone, mother, Middlesex Pfc. Arnel A. Edwards, Mrs. Rada Edwards, mother, Spring Hope Sgt. Floyd R. Edwards, Mrs.Sarah E. Lefler, sister, Willard Sgt. Floyd R. Edwards, Mrs. Sarah E. Lefler, sister, Willard Pfc. Ronald J. Holman, Mrs. Edna M. Holman, mother, Lenoir Pvt. James I. Hooks, Ruffin H. Hooks, father, Rte. 4, Wilson Sgt. Luther W. Horne, Jr., Mrs. Helen B. Horne, mother, Burgaw Staff Sgt. Frank D. Horton, Mrs. Ethel B. Horton, wife, Belmont Staff Sgt. Wallace G. Houck, Mrs. Beulah Houck, wife, Todd Staff Sgt. Clyde H. Howell, Mrs. Cordelia A. Howell, mother, Jefferson 1st Lt. James G. Huckahoe, Jr., Mrs. Kathryn C. Huckahoe, wife, 1008 Minerva Avenue, Durham Pfc. Bob L. Huff, J.M. Mangum, friend, Chapel Hill Pvt. Alfred E. Morris, Mrs. Irene P. Morris, wife, Scotland Neck Pfc. Lewis L. White, Mrs. Tillie J. White, wife, Black Mountain Mediterranean Area Pfc. Raymond H. Clark, Mrs. Anna M. Clark, wife, Rockfish Pfc. John D. Dowdle, Mrs. Marva L. Dowdle, wife, Franklin Staff Sgt. Vaxtor L. Franklin, Mrs. Mary A. Franklin, mother, Stem Tech 5G Frank J. Goodman, Murry G. Goodman, brother, Concord Pvt. Curtis H. Gray, Sr., Mrs. Imlay Gray, wife, Fremont Pvt. James P. Reavis, Melvin(?) W. Reavis, father, Rte. 1, Mocksville Sgt. Clarence Russell, Jr., Mrs. Susie L. Russell, mother, Charlotte Pvt. Elijah Ryals, Mrs. Lula B. Ryals, mother, Erwin Sgt. Curry C. Suits, Mrs. Maggie M. Suits, mother, Julian Tech 5G Hughie L. Wilson, Virgil T. Wilson, brother, Grimesland Pvt. Henry D. Wood, Mrs. Lula H. Wood, mother, Spring Hope Southwest Pacific Area: Pvt. Odell Adams, Mrs. Etta Adams, mother, Hamptonville Pvt. David B. Beaver, Mrs. Charlotte B. Beaver, mother, China Grove Pvt. Earl L. Beaver, Luther M. Beaver, father, Murphy Wyatt J. Blalock, (next of kin illegible), mother, Roxboro Tech 3G Sidney O. Bryson, Mrs. Lois R. Bryson, wife, Old Fort Pfc. Thomas S. Crumpton, Sr., Mrs. Bertha C. Crumpton, wife, 52 Walnut St., Asheville Pfc. John Darr, Charles F. Darr, brother, Thomasville Pvt. William E. Franklin, Mrs. Pauline F. Branch, sister, Valdese Pfc. Johnnie E. Frazier, Mrs. Lucretia Frazier, mother, Swansboro Pfc. Herrill R. Hodge, Mrs. Edna M. Hodge, wife, Lexington Pvt. George M. Hucks, Mrs. Daisy V. Hucks, mother, Charlotte Pfc. Harold G. Justice, Glocer J. Justice, father, Hendersonville Pfc. Winfred R.(?) Kirkman, Mrs. Lillian O. (or C.) Kirkman, mother, Greensboro Staff Sgt. James E. Lester, Wm. H. Lester, father, Canton Pvt. Robert Nodine, Mrs. Pauline P. Nodine, wife, Forest City Pfc. Walton Roscoe, Mrs. Anna W. Roscoe, mother, Pantego Pvt. Lester L. Smith, Mrs. Agnes Smith, mother, Laurenburg Bronze Star: Tech 5G Charles W. Walker, infantry, Monroe Pfc. Archie H. Asheworth, infantry, posthumous (reported killed in action on June 25, 1944 in France) Next of kin: Mrs. Zella W. Asheworth, mother, Seagrove Pvt. Wm. A. Norman, Jr., infantry, posthumous (reported killed in action June 25, 1944 in France) Next of kin William A. Norman, father, RFD 1, Box 73, Sylvia Pvt. Harry Burleson, infantry, Hughes Pvt. Robert V. Saunders, infantry, Malden Pvt. Albert Warner, infantry, posthumous (reported killed in action June 25, 1944 in France) Next of Kin: Mrs. Lilly K. Warner, mother, Randleman Navy Casualties Seaman 1C Robert Lee Falls, USN, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Vance Falls, parents, Kings Mountain Platoon Sgt. Morris C. Owens, USMCR, wounded second time (last reported wounded on report of Navy casualties dated 8-18-44), Mrs. Morris C. Owens, wife, Richlands Distinguished Flying Cross: 1st Lt. Wm. C. Braxton, Snow Camp, for extraordinary achievement on many difficult bomber escorts, dive bombing and strafing missions. “Despite the hazards of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, and the difficulties of unfavorable flying conditions”, the citation says “Lt. Braxton displayed outstanding courage and fearless combat spirit in the execution of vital missions in direct support of eh ground forces throughout the campaign in Normandy and southern France”. Lt Braxton is squadron flight commander with the 19th Tactical Air Command B-47 Thunderbolt “Raider” fighter bomber group and he has flown more than 65 missions against the enemy and during that time has destroyed an unlimited number of enemy supplies and equipment. Good Conduct Medal Tech Sgt. Wade H. Huffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Huffman, 440 Old Suffolk Road, Portsmouth, Va., has been presented with the Good Conduct Medal for his exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during the service of over one year in the Army. He is an engineer aboard a 13th A.F. B-24 Liberator of the “Bomber Barons”. He entered the service in March of 1943 and received his A.A.F. training at Gulfport, Mississippi and Las Vegas, Nevada before going overseas in April of 1944. He graduated from Burlington High School and is a former student of Elon College. Tech Sgt. Carl Hudgins, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hudgins, 609 Durham Street, Burlington, has been awarded the Air Medal at a 15th A.A.F. base in Italy. He is an engineer-gunner on a B-24 Liberator Bomber plane. The award was for “meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy”. He is a veteran of 18 missions and is a member of a group that has staged more than 200 attacks against Nazi targets and which has been cited twice by the War Department for outstanding performance in combat operations. He is a graduate of Burlington High School and was an inspector for the Burlington Mills Corp. prior to joining the A.A.F. in September of 1942. He received his armament schooling at the Spartan School of Aeronautics at Tulsa, Oklahoma and his gunnery training at Tyndall Field, Florida prior to receiving his wings at the latter place on April 15, 1944. He has been stationed in Italy since October, 1944. Feb. 1, 1945 Pfc. Lloyd D. Goodman, whose wife Doris lives in Glen Raven, N.C., has been cited by the 351st Infantry Regiment of the 91st “Powder River” division and awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for actual participation in combat against the enemy with the 5th Army in Italy. Standards for the badge are high. The decoration is awarded to the infantry soldier who has proved his fighting ability in combat. The handsome badge consists of a silver rifle set against a background of infantry blue enclosed in a silver wreath. Feb. 2, 1945 At least two Tar Heels were among the American soldiers liberated in the daring raid on the Japanese Prisoner of War camp Tuesday night in the Philippines. They were Private Herman J. Keller of Pineola in Hyde Co. and Private Travis W. Flowers of Scranton in Hyde Co. Flowers was at Clark Field the day before the Japanese spilled their first bombs there in December of 1941. His mother who has not seen him since September of 1941 said it was “the most exciting moment of my life” when she heard her son had been rescued. Among the rescuing Rangers was another North Carolinian Staff Sgt. Cletus George Norton, a 34 year old farmer from Etoway in Henderson Co. Norton and two other sergeants stealthily approached within five feet of one of the prison camp towers without firing a shot and they mowed down 30 or 40 Japanese in their barracks. Wounded in Action: Pacific Ocean Area: Pfc. Wm. A. Hall, Jr., son of Mrs. Lulu L. Hall, Winton Pvt. James B. Purdue, Mrs. Mary V. Purdue, wife, Rte. 4, High Point European Area: Pvt. Wade S. Benfireld, Mrs. Mary A. Benfield, wife, Belmont James P. Blanton, Jr., James P. Blanton, Sr., father, Wallace (no rank given) Sgt. Hugh W. Bolick, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Bolick, mother, 818 Franklin, Gastonia Pvt. Samuel M. Bullin, Mrs. Geneva C. Bullin, wife, Elkin Pvt. Johnnie H. Byrd, Mrs. Bessie H. Byrd, wife, Faison Pvt. Mack A. Candell, Mrs. O.C. Candell, mother, Sparta Pfc. Gibson F. Crumpler, Archie B. Crumpler, father, Stedman Tech 5G Morgan H. Collins, Mrs. Reather P. Collins, wife, Washington Sgt. Lawrence A. Cook, Mrs. Mildred D. Cook, wife, Statesville Pfc. Earl S. Davis, Mrs. Estelle W. Davis, wife, Lumberton Pvt. Bennie F. Doby, Mrs. Pauline F. Doby, wife, Albemarle Pvt. Claude G. Duckworth, Mrs. Pauline K. Duckworth, wife, Stanley Pfc. Robert W. Edison, Mrs. Etta L. Edison, mother, 35 East Knox, Salisbury Pfc. Alfred I. Flowers, Mrs. Iola H. Flowers, mother, Leland Pvt. Jesse W. Frady, Mrs. Emma L. Frady, mother, Gastonia Pvt. Bertram M. Garrett, Mrs. May B. Garrett, wife, Belmont Pvt. Howard S. George, Mrs. Marie S. George, wife, Charlotte Pfc. Adria L. Gerringer, Mrs. Lelan Gerringer, mother, Gibsonville Tech Sgt. Lawrence T. Goode, Mrs. Sadie Goode, mother, Horse Shoe Pfc. Claude O. Gray, James A. Gray, father, Cherryville Pfc. Edwin A. Greer, Mrs. Lela M. Greer, mother, Ball Pfc. George J. Hall, Mrs. Mamie J. Hall, mother, 607(?) Ewell Avenue, Greensboro Pvt. Fred R. Hamilton, Mrs. Katherine H. Hamilton, wife, Belmont Pfc. Ervin C. Harmon, Avery I. Green, uncle, Beaton(?) Heaton(?) Pfc. Robert J. Heade, Mrs. Louise T. Heade, Hiddenite Sgt. Robert G. Hines, Mrs. Flora D. Hines, Hiddenite Pvt. Garland D. Hogan, Mrs. Anna L. Hogan, wife, Andrews Pfc. Carl S. Horne, Mrs. Mattie K. Horne, mother, Beulahville Sgt. Morris S. Howard, Thurman Howard, father, Pink Hill Pfc. Harvey T. Kiger, Oscar L. Kiger, uncle, Winton Pfc. Tommie C. Knight, Tom Knight, father, Hemlet Pfc. Hercules N. Kontoulas, Mrs. Athena P. Kontoulas, mother, 882 Chestnut St., Greensboro Pvt. Meyer Levine, Mrs. Roxie S. Levine, mother, 1604 Walker Avenue, Greensboro Pvt. Ellis L. Leviner, Mrs. Emma H. Leviner, Gibson Pfc. Robert C. Livingood, Mrs. Helen P. Livingood, wife, Mooresville Pfc. Wm. F. Lucas, Paul V. Lucas, brother, Albemarle Pfc. Emerson W. Malie, Mrs. Laura H. Malie, mother, Furches 1st Sgt. Joseph B. Majerick, Mrs. Laura L. Majerick, wife, Oakboro Sgt. Robert M. McCoy, Marshall McCoy, father, Charlotte Pvt. George R. Medlin, George W. Medlin, father, Monroe Tech 5G Raymond Mercer, Mrs. Bettie T. Mercer, mother, Beaulaville Pvt. George J. Moore, Mrs. Hazel E. Moore, mother, Climax Tech 5G James G. Morrison, Jr., Mrs. Helen E. Morrison, wife, Statesville Sgt. Thomas H. Moss, Mrs. Mary J. Moss, mother, Oxford Pfc. Wilbur Q. Munns, Mrs. Bessie S. Munns, wife, 2820 ½ Everett Avenue, Raleigh Pvt. David A. Neal, Mrs. Mary L. Neal, wife, Dallas Sgt. Robert L. Nye, Thomas A. Nye, brother, Orram Billie B. Olive (no rank given), Mrs. Virginia P. Olive, mother, 824 Wilkinson Avenue, Durham Pfc. James B. Pearce, Mrs. Pearl W. Pearce, mother, Micro Pfc. Sidney Pigott, Lewis F. Pigott, father, Tabor City Pvt. Lloyd E. Pressley, Mrs. Emma E. Pressley, mother, Monroe Tech Sgt. Percy C. Rann, Mrs. Margaret S. Rann, wife, Lumberton Pvt. Merrell W. Reams, Mrs. Catharine L. Reams, wife, Pomona Tech Sgt. Raymond K. Rhodes, Mrs. Minnie P. Rhodes, mother, Arden Pvt. Bruce H. Riggsbee, Mrs. Dorothy B. Riggsbee, wife, Carrboro Pvt. Roy L. Robinson, Mrs. Lou Robinson, mother, Windom Corp. Charles D. Simmons, Mrs. Carrie R. Simmons, wife, Thomasville Pvt. Wm. D. Smith, Mrs. Ida M. Smith, mother, Cherryville Tech Sgt. Monty C. Staton, Mrs. Mary L. Staton, wife, Saluda Pfc. Howard E. Stubbs, Mrs. Maggie Stubbs, mother, East Rockingham Pfc. Harold R. Sutton, Mrs. Clara E. Sutton, mother, Dupline Pfc. Paul F. Swink, Mrs. Mary E. Swink, wife, Cooleemee Pfc. Gus J. Thompson, Mrs. Mattie G. Thompson, mother, 2341 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem Sgt. Alfred B. Turlington, Mrs. Mattie L. Turlington, mother, Clinton 1st Lt. Wm. J. Vann, Mrs. Wm. J. Vann, wife, 1010 Clonedon St., Fayetteville Pfc. Dewey S. Watson, Mrs. Florence Watson, mother, Walstonburg Pfc. Robert G. Washburn, Mrs. Clara Maude Washburn, mother, Spray Pfc. Alex R. Webster, Jr., Alex R. Webster, Sr., father, Lillington Mediterranean Area: Staff Sgt. John D. Bland, Mrs. J.T. Bland, mother, Williamston Feb. 3, 1945 In separate War Department messages received this week, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Braxton, of 260 Banks St., in Graham, were notified that two of their sons had been wounded in action in the European theater. Sgt. Donnell was reported seriously wounded in France on Jan. 17 and the second message stated that Pvt. Everette A. Braxton, Jr., received slight wounds on active duty somewhere in Luxembourg on Jan. 20. Shortly after the government messages a letter was received from Sgt. Braxton telling his parents that he was in the army hospital in France, suffering from shoulder and arm shrapnel wounds. He entered the infantry in October of 1942 and took basic training at Camp Campbell, Ky., before going overseas in September of 1944. Pvt. Braxton, husband of Mrs. Essie P. Braxton, was a member of the Engineers. He trained at Camp Blanding, Florida after June of 1944 and was sent overseas in December of last year. Brower McPherson of Rte. 2, Graham, was notified yesterday that his brother Jack died in action in the southwest Pacific where he was serving with the army. He was the son of Mrs. Sallie McPherson and the late J.W. McPherson of Lillington; also the nephew of he late O.O. McPherson of Burlington and the late Arlendo McPherson of Snow Camp. Headquarters 21st Bomber Command Guam, Feb. 3 36 men from North Carolina were among the ground specialists on a B-29 organization on Saipan who took up the unfamiliar task of air base construction in addition to their regular duties and who have received special commendation from Brigadier General H.S. Hansell, Jr., commanding general, 21st Bomber Command. With the aviation engineers absorbed in the priority task of completing the giant airstrip, ground echelons were called upon for the unusual assignment of building administration and service facilities as well as living quarters. Men whose regular jobs were those of clerk typists, medical technicians, truck drivers and chemical warfare instructors, moved in on the area of the battle wreckage and in less than 20 weeks B-29 Super Fortresses were bombing Tokyo from the completed base on Saipan. The North Carolina men are: Pvt. James W. Allen, Suit, Cherokee Co. Corp. Harold E. Moore, 41 Orchard, Asheville Pvt. Robert R. Griggs, 702 Brown Bare Drive, Burlington Staff Sgt. Alvion F. Snodgrass, Rte. 3, Box 308, Charlotte Sgt. Col. L. Lewis, 1903 W. Pettigrew St., Durham Pvc. Olan O. Cloninger, Rte. 1, Dallas Pfc. Samuel A. Fawke, Ropes 1st Lt. Max D. Long, 508 W. 2nd Avenue, Gastonia Corp. Fred L. Ratchford, Rte. 1, Dallas Pvt. Robert L. Flynt, 119 W. Market, Graham Pfc. Willard E. Cline, Hickory Corp. Marvin R. Bryant, 2018 English St., High Point M/5 Charles T. parker, Emerywood Court Apartments, High Point Pfc. Arnold Y. Haney, Rte. 1, Kernersville Sgt. Thomas M. Martin, Summit Avenue, Leakesville Pfc. Mack R. Fredell, Rte. 3, Lincolnton 1st Sgt. James H. McCoy, Jr., 208 Crowell, Monroe Staff Sgt. Thomas S. Saturday, Rte. 2, Monroe Pvt. Norvin E. Clontz, 205 Hogan St., Morganton Pfc. Reube C. Edwards, Rte. 5, Mt. Airy Sgt. La Grande D. Schuyler, Box 5, Murphy Corp. Charles W. Cauble, Box 251, Cleveland Staff Sgt. James E. Roberts, 123 Cline St., Shelby Pvt. Wm. B. Petty, 110 Highland Avenue, Thomasville Staff Sgt. James T. Twine, RFD 1, Tyner, Chowan Co. Pfc. John E. Silva, Wilmington Corp. Russell C. Williams, Jr., 218 Princess St., Wilmington Staff Sgt. Vallis(?) Simpson, Rte. 1, Lucama Corp. Herman P. Webb, 613 West Lee St., Wilson Pfc. Lowell P. Spivey, Windsor Pfc. Swanson B. Crreed, East Bend Sgt. Paul S. Cooper, 2414 Vargrave St., Winston-Salem Sgt. Wm. E. Hemrick, Union Grove Corp. Robert F. Highsmith, 2524 Stockton St., Winston-Salem Staff Sgt. Buster B. Mock or Mack, 820 S. Broad St., Winston-Salem
Transcribed by Christine Spencer March 2008
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