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|Pilot Capt James W. Underwood, O-421358 (MIA / KIA) Hermosa, CA
Co-Pilot 2Lt William H. Clark, O-718868 (MIA / KIA) Hammond, IN
Nav-Bomb Maj William J. McBride, O-662285 (MIA / KIA) Minneapolis, MN
Engineer Sgt Carl E. Schenzel, 36244506 (MIA / KIA) Merrill, WI
Radio TSgt Robert S. Knowlden, 13070626 (MIA / KIA) Washington, DC
Gunner SSgt George H. Ray, 13025173 (MIA / KIA) Shavertown, PA
Crashed January 9, 1945
During May 1963, a US Army search and recovery team, acting on a tip from Filipinos in the area visited the crash site.
Also found were "five incomplete bones." It was subsequently learned, in February 2008, that the bones had been cremated in 1965 by the Army since they could not be positively identified. No further efforts have been made since 1963 to search for any additional remains at the crash site.
A February 1965 memo in the file notes that the tail boom of the plane was found (with ID number and the Red Raider insignia of the 501st Bombardment Squadron), along with Capt Underwood's ID tag and flight school ring engraved with his name inside. (Nothing was reportedly found from any of the other five crew members.)
Not until August 2002, when the family Capt James Underwood, obtained his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF), did they learn of the discovery in 1963 or recovery of remains. This was never reported to the Underwood family.
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