Killed Or Missing In Action
Central/Western Pacific

Dedicated to the memory of these young men of the 820th Bombardment Squadron who gave their lives in defense of their country.


January 2, 1944 Missing in Action over Jaluit Atoll
1st Lt. Gerard J. Galvin,
2nd Lt. John T. Moyer,
1st Lt. Charles F. Jennings,
T/Sgt. Steve J. Miko,
S/Sgt. John W. Major,
Cpl. Samuel A. Bush,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

January 15, 1944 Missing in Action over Maloelap Atoll
2nd Lt. Charles A. Gross, Jr.,
2nd Lt. Junnie G. Carter,
2nd Lt. George M. Bourdon,
T/Sgt. James E. Anderson,
T/Sgt. Nicole G. Gervasoni,
S/Sgt. Carl J. Adler,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

January 24, 1944 Missing and Killed in Action over Maloelap Atoll
S/Sgt. William J. Griffin,
S/Sgt. Ben B. Hunt, Jr.,
S/Sgt. Claude E. Velboom,
2nd Lt. Edward A. Nachajski,
2nd Lt. Edward D. McIntyre,
2nd Lt. Edward J. Malinowski,
Sgt. Edward J. Eskitallier,
S/Sgt. Robert D. Tyree,
Sgt. David A. Jensen,
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

February 12, 1944 Missing in Action over Wotje Atoll
1st Lt. Robert L. Galloway,
2nd Lt. Roy H. Shealy,
2nd Lt. Richard H. Knight,
S/Sgt. Clyde Matthews,
Sgt. Theodore H. Meyer,
Sgt. Joseph A. Richotte,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

May 10, 1944 Killed in Action, Searchlight Mission over Makin
1st Lt. Charles V. Gouker,
2nd Lt. Ivy D. L. Kuykendall,
2nd Lt. John P. Lyons,
T/Sgt. Bertine M. Riegel,
S/Sgt. Alson L. Causby,
S/Sgt. Abner D. Suvall,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

June 30, 1944 Missing in Action over Nauru
1st Lt. Karl R. James,
1st Lt. Alexander Cheropovich,
2nd Lt. John A. Keeling,
T/Sgt. Frank J. Kapla,
S/Sgt. Harry L. Stockton,
S/Sgt. Benedict T. Jasper,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

July 10, 1945 Missing in Action - Air Collision
1st Lt. William L. Chase,
F/O. Thomas E. McMahon,
2nd Lt. Arnold M. Gamsey,
Cpl. Raymond Arena,
Cpl. Nelson E. Borden,
Sgt. William E. Townsend,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

July 29, 1945 Missing in Action over Kyushu
Cpl. Thomas E. Billings,
S/Sgt. Joe J. Kinkley,
S/Sgt. Frederick V. Foree Jr.,
Radio Operator/Gunner
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

Killed on training mission in U.S. after 51 missions in Mandated Islands
1st Lt. Alvin R. Wong,
Bombardier/Navigator

April 27, 1945 Killed in the line of duty at Wheeler Field, Oahu, Hawaii
T/Sgt. Owen G. Hendricks,
Armament Specialist

October 7, 1945 Killed in aircraft accident (Operations)
2nd Lt. J.M. Westhaver,
2nd Lt. B.D. Olsen,
Pilot
Co-Pilot

November 30, 1945 Died of cancer after completing his combat missions in the Mandated Islands with 41st Bomb Group Hq.
Major Henry Branch,
Bombardier/Navigator

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