Claude Sims Lawson Jr.
Army Air Force, Captain
402nd Bomber Squadron, 502nd Bomber Group
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal
Nov 12, 1920
Aug 27, 1945
Death Non-Battle - Plane crash in the Pacific.
Buried at the National Memorial of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI, in Plot Q, Grave 866
Additional InformationAccident report #46-8-27-512 Aircraft Model: B-29 AC Nickname: Temper Eleven S/N # 44-83899 Organization: Location: NW Field, Guam Group no. 502 B VH Place of Departure: NW Field, Guam Target or intended destination: Isley Field, Siapan Type of Mission: Delivery of a load of supplies Date: 27 August 1945 Time: 00:37 Location of Crash: 5 mi. NNE of Isley Field, Siapan Reason aircraft was Lost: Crash when trying to land Number of Persons aboard aircraft: 11 Narrative of eyewitness statements:
- The B-29 aircraft departed from Northwest Field, Guam at 2247 on a flight to Isley Field, Siapan to deliver a load of supplies. A routine take-off and flight followed as far as can be known.
- The B-29 made a few attempts at landing at Isley Field, but was unable to do so successfully.
- The plane crashed about five miles NNE of the field at the elevation of about 800 feet.