Yes-I have Googled and made some calls. I did locate a descendant on one of the KIA in the Cleveland, OH area but think he was a little undecided about talking to a stranger and said he had little information. Beyond that has been somewhat uphill battle. So many WWII records were lost in the record center at St. Louis in the early 1970's. When I travelled to Savannah, GA to the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum and Library with my father last year they were a tremendous help.
I hope to make it to St. Louis very soon to do some in person research.