I have been trying to locate surviving relatives of the six members ofthis crew who were KIA on 4/11/44.
My father was one of the lucky members of the crew to survive that day and have had limited success trying to locate any surviving family members of the KIA. I believe my father is the last living survivor of this crew. He has said many times he wished he had been able to get to know his crew and family better.
I have searched Google and Google Earth and appears some of the addresses given for the KIA no longer exist. The Missing Aircrew Report and Footnote.com have provided some help.
Below is a list of the KIA and their hometowns if you happen to know any information on these men and suriviving family I would be very thankful!
I WANT TO ESPECIALLY THANK THE FINE LADY FROM SIDNEY, NE WHO ACTUALLY WENT DOOR TO DOOR IN THAT COMMUNITY IN AN EFFORT TO LOCATE FAMILY OF SGT THOMAS D. ROBERTS. SIDNEY, NE MUST BE A FANTASTIC TOWN!
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE KIA AND THEIR HOMETOWNS. S/SGT ROBERT J. ROBERTS--PLYMOUTH, PA S/SGT RAYMOND H. JOHNSTON--READING, PA SGT.RALPH T. AMENDOLA--NEW YORK, NY SGT.HAROLD F. MANLEY--EAST CHICAGO, IL SGT. JESS RONALDO--CLEVELAND, OH SGT. THOMAS D. ROBERTS--SIDNEY, NE
Any information would be helpful. Thanks, Steve Allen