September 28, 1907 (Portage, ME) – August 24, 1943; 33 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 8 Baxter Drive, South Norwalk
Enlisted on June 3, 1942
Service number: 31123763
308TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 425TH BOMBER SQUADRON
Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal.
Norwalk High School Class of 1928
B-24D #42-40845 took off, with a crew of 10, from Kunming, China on a combat mission over Hankow, China. They were shot down by Japanese fighter planes. The crew was given the order to bailout due to extreme damage. Six members of the crew were lost.
Memorialized on “The Monument to the Aviation Martyrs in the War of Resistance Against Japan” in Nanjing, China. this memorial honors 870 Chinese, 2,197 Americans, 231 Soviets, and 2 Koreans who gave their lives to defend China from the Japanese invaders from 1941-1945.