MIA Aircraft


Missing 447th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-01-11:

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

#42-31082 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 447BG710BS
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 2512
Notes42-31082 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 4/10/43; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Claud Hickey, Co-Pilot: Justin Kegley, Navigator: Jerome Moskowitz, Bombardier: Vernon Devitt, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Rokow, Radio Operator: Wade Hampton, Waist Gunner: Irving Gitlitz, Tail Gunner: John Deere (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: John Roth, Waist Gunner: Bob Schooling (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed near Wagenfeld, ten miles SE of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 2512, 23 pages.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-37824 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 447BG
MIA1944-01-11
Notes42-37824 Delivered: Denver 11/9/43; ass 447BG Rattlesden 21/10/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Dick Fouts, Co-Pilot: Dan Lionadakis, Navigator: Elbridge Park, Bombardier: Jim Kidd, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Wilmurth, Radio Operator: Bill Trobaugh, Ball Turret Gunner: Eric Hill, Waist Gunner: John Curby, Waist Gunner: Lou Szurleys, Tail Gunner: Chas Harris (10RTD); Enemy aircraft set fire to #3, then #1 was hit, ditched North Sea, broke in half almost immediately and sank; RAF Hudson found and circled until ASR picked crew up and took to Gt Yarmouth, Nfk. No MACR.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne