42-6261 - "Stockett's Rocket" - 45th Bomb Squadron - Delivered to
USAAF on 12/13/44 - Model B-29-5-BW - Departed Pratt
for India on 4/9/44 and arrived at Chakulia, India on 4/24/44.
Hump Missions - 4
June 15, 1944, missing over Hump. MACR 6010.
On the morning of June 15, 1944, Capt. Marvin Stockett and crew
departed in 42-6261 from Chakulia to proceed to the forward area in China. 42-6261 was loaded and was going
to participate in the Yawata mission. 42-6261 never reached the forward area.
It was last heard from at 0240 on June 15, 1944, as it cleared into Jorhat control.
Several days passed and a check was made to be sure that 42-6261 had not made
and emergency landing at some field enroute. It had to be concluded that
42-6261 and crew had go down over the Hump.
Capt. Marvin Stockett - AC - KIA
2nd Lt. William Pruitt - CP - KIA
2nd Lt. Martin Fisk - N - KIA
2nd Lt. Jose Morales - B - KIA
1st Lt. Max Kendzur - FE - KIA
Sgt. Lewis Landauer - RO - KIA
Sgt. Jesse Cotton - CFC - KIA
Sgt. John Montero - RG - KIA
Sgt. Harry Crawford - LG - KIA
S/Sgt. John Eudy - TG - KIA
Cpl. Richard Leckliter - R - KIA