Name and Rank, Staff sergeant Emerald T. Queen.
Unit/Placed in, 793rd Bomber Squadron, 468th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).
Emerald was born approx. on 1916 in Florida.
Father, Charles G. Queen.
Mother, Orpha L. Queen.
Sister, Eva M.Queen.
Brother, Ercel C. Queen.
Emerald entered the service from Florida with service number # 34243386.
Emerald T. Queen was a Tail Gunner in the 793rd Bomber Squadron.
Emerald’s crewmembers and their positions onboard the B-29 were,
Col. Ted S. Faulkner Pilot
1st Lt. Maurice E. Eigler Co Pilot
Maj. Robert T. Arnoldus Navigator
Maj. Harve N. Johnson Bombardier
1st Lt. Harry H. Peterson Flight Engineer
Sgt. William Glibon Radio Operator
F/O Edward J. Kennedy Central Fire Control
S/Sgt. Hubert B. Gruber Right Waist Gunner
Sgt. Buster Westbrook Left Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. Emerald T. Queen Tail Gunner
S/Sgt. John Andrew Passenger
Emerald was Killed in action when his plane was lost over the sea due to enemy fighters, on 5 Nov. 1944, and he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Emerald is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. Manila, Metro Manila,
National Capital Region, Philippines.
Tablets of the Missing.
Thanks to 468th Bomb Group http://www.468thbombgroup.org/
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/