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Aaltoonen, Kullervo L.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant (Engineer C-49) Kullervo T. Aaltonen.

Unit/Placed in on, 6th Squadron, 1st Transport Group (CBI).


Kullervo was born in 1912 in, Michigan.


Father, Frank Aaltonen.

Mother, Rauhu Aaltonen.


Kullervo enlisted the service in Massachusetts with serial # 13001692.


Kullervo’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-49 were;


  1. Max E. Wilbur Pilot

2nd Lt. Jack R. Tate Co Pilot

2nd Lt. Raymond V. Pouch Navigator

T/Sgt. Richard Stapleford Radio Operator

T/Sgt. Kullervo T. Aaltonen Engineer

  1. Kenneth E. Grill Passenger


Due to Engine trouble, the plane crashed in India,and Killed the Crew and Passenger, the bodies where not yet found.



Kullervo was KIA due to Engine Trouble with the plane and they probably crashed in India, on Aug. 7, 1943, Technical Sergeant Kullervo T. Aaltonen is honored with a  Silver Star Medal, Heart, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Kullervo is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of Missing.

He is also mentioned at the Tablets of Missing at Monument to Aviation Martyrs Nanjing, Memorial, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.


Thanks to http://www.cbi-history.com/part_ii.html#82 Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/ 

Air transport Command
Chabua Airfield, India
His rank Technical Sergeant