MIA Aircraft


Missing 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-01-11:

Dates may be UK-style: dd/mm/yy

#42-29487 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG324BS
NameRITZY BLITZ
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1915
Notes42-29487 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/12/42; Salina 2/2/43; Duncan 23/2/43; Assigned: 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; {48m} MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Wayne Hedglin, Co-Pilot: Don Jones, Navigator: Carey Goodwin, Waist Gunner: Bill Francisco, Waist Gunner: Walt Williams (5POW), Bombardier: John McKewen (chute failed), Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Cody Wolf, Radio Operator: Jim Lascu, Ball Turret Gunner: George Richardson, Tail Gunner: Stan Lyttle (5KIA); hit by 20 Enemy aircraft KO'd #1 and fire broke out in fuselage, crashed Wennigsen/Diester, 12 miles SW of Hanover, Germany. MACR 1915. RITZY BLITZ.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3057 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG324BS
NameBLONDE BOMBER
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1918
Notes42-3057 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/1/43; Nashville 27/2/43; Assigned: 324BS/91BG [LG-N] Wildflower 21/3/43; Bassingbourn 26/3/43; MIA Oschersleben {38+m} 11/1/44 Pilot: Wayne Murdoch {chute failed to open}, Radio Operator: Teddy Morris (2KIA), Co-Pilot: Ken Manson, Navigator: George Young, Bombardier: Bob Case, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Arlo Roswell, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Rogers, Waist Gunner: Walt Romanofski, Waist Gunner: Russ Hoover, Tail Gunner: Julius Sobieski{foot shot off in action} (8POW-baled out over target area); flak hits and Enemy aircraft, crashed Ausleben, six miles NW of Oschersleben, Germany. MACR 1918. PICADILLY COMMANDO later BLONDE BOMBER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31076 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
NameSLY'S SON
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1919
Notes42-31076 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Assigned: 323BS/91BG [0R-L] Bassingbourn 16/10/43; Transferred: 322BS [LG-X]; MIA {18m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: J. C. Page, Navigator: Larry Lynch, Bombardier: Bill Stevenson, Radio Operator: Albt Macos, Ball Turret Gunner: Arlie Wotring, Waist Gunner: Jim Alfred, Waist Gunner: Chas Brokke, Tail Gunner: Warren Oliver (8POW), Co-Pilot: Tom Butler, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Art Ginder (2KIA); Enemy aircraft set wing on fire then ship exploded, crashed Schmede, near Dummer Lake, seven miles SW of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 1919. CHIEF SLY'S SON.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31230 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG324BS
NameLITTLE JEAN
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1916
Notes42-31230 Delivered: Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 20/10/43; Memphis 26/10/43; Assigned: 324BS/91BG [DF-A1] Bassingbourn 22/12/43; MIA {3+m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Allen Uskela, Radio Operator: Eric Braga, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Keib, Waist Gunner: Marvin Pearl, Waist Gunner: Franklin Buck, Tail Gunner: Bert Pearson (6KIA), Co-Pilot: Gilbert Heims, Navigator: George Potter, Bombardier: Bob Morgan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bernard Offley (4POW); Enemy aircraft attack blew hole in wing between #1 & #2, further attacks riddled cockpit then crashed Schoepenstedt, 12 miles SW of Helmstedt, Germany. MACR 1916. LITTLE JEAN.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31372 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
NameHARASS DRAGON
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1917
Notes42-31372 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/10/43; Gr Island 11/11/43; Romulus 18/11/43; Assigned: 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; MIA {5m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Edwin Reid, Co-Pilot: Dick Morgan{chute caught fire}, Bombardier: George Marghita, Radio Operator: Benton Lowry, Ball Turret Gunner: John Gustafson, Waist Gunner: Melvin Stoddard, Tail Gunner: Tony Czarnecki (7KIA), Navigator: John Haus{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ernie Kretchmer, Waist Gunner: Arnold Hovey (3POW); Enemy aircraft shot out #3, another e/a clipped bomber's wing sent it into a dive to crashed Bad Muender, 12 miles SW of Hanover, Germany. MACR 1917. MALAYAN LADY aka HARASS DRAGON.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne