444th Bombardment Group Association

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Raymond Mann


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Ocilla, GA
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I am the nephew of S/Sgt. S. B. Ellis, Jr.,  ASN 34687577, who was rated L Gunner, Class 38, 2nd Air Force, 20th Command, 58th Wing, 444th Group, 677th Squadron, Air Corps, on B29 42-65226, which crashed near Masia, Johore, Malaya, during a bombing run from take-off at Duddkhundi, India, targeting Salita Naval Base, Singapore, on January 11, 1945. Other crew were 1st Lt. Russell G. Fitzgerald, co-pilot; S/Sgt. Jerry D. Roberts, radio operator; Major Joseph H. Wilson, Jr., pilot; S/Sgt. Boyd M. Gumbert, 1st Lt. Edward Heiss, T/Sgt. Alarick R. Holt, 1st Lt. Carrol Osterdahl, 1st Lt. Charles E. Vail, 1st Lt. Robert W. Yowell and Sgt. Philip Wolk. Vail was not the regular flight engineer and this flight was his first assignment.

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Reply Erin Yowell Estes
12:44 PM on May 30, 2011 
I am the grand niece of Radar 1st Lt. Robert W. Yowell, O-862033 (MIA / KIA) Peola Mills, VA. I just found this website today http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-29/42-65226.html which is informative. My grandfather, his brother, seeks information pertaining to the story of what happened that day.