MIA Aircraft


Missing 381st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-01-11:

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

#42-29999 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG
NameFERTILE MYRTLE
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1880
Notes42-29999 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Presque Is 2/5/43; Assigned: 96BG Grafton Underwood 8/5/43 GENIE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA {18m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Matt McEvoy, Co-Pilot: Nicholas Nikitin, Navigator: Henry Lipsky, Bombardier: Bill Ingram, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Art Loehrer, Radio Operator: Fred Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Weldon Wittwer, Waist Gunner: Gene Kracium, Waist Gunner: Mack Sexton, Tail Gunner: Jack Trueblood (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Eicholz, three miles S of Melle, 14 miles SE of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 1880. FERTILE MYRTLE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3118 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG534BS
NameTHE GREEN HORNET
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1875
Notes42-3118 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ-A] Thurleigh 16/4/43 DAISY JUNE; Transferred: 413BS SHACK RABBIT; tran 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 6/7/43; MIA {14m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Austin Larson, Co-Pilot: Francis Wilson, Navigator: Horace Neff, Bombardier: George Regan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Edwin Nix, Radio Operator: Mike Trainer, Ball Turret Gunner: Milt Copeland, Waist Gunner: John Crawbuck, Tail Gunner: Alex Williams (9POW), Waist Gunner: Ross Defenbaugh (KIA); two engines KO'd by Enemy aircraft & flak, crashed out of control at Goslar near Bernburg, 20 miles SW of Oschersleben, Germany. MACR 1875. THE GREEN HORNET.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31381 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG535BS
NameJAYNEE B
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 3315
Notes42-31381 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/10/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-O] Ridgewell 22/1/44; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: George McIntosh, Co-Pilot: Bob Fowler, Navigator: Nick Rabay, Bombardier: Carl Dittus, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Dever, Radio Operator: Russell Rose, Ball Turret Gunner: Garland Carson, Waist Gunner: Gene Copp, Waist Gunner: Bob Matcham, Tail Gunner: Clyde Craig (10POW); flak, ditched Channel, 12 miles W of Quimper, Fr; MACR 3315. JAYNEE B.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31417 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG533BS
NamePATCHES
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1879
Notes42-31417 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/11/43; Gr Island 9/11/43; Nashville 11/11/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 11/12/43 BIG TIME OPERATOR II; MIA {7m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Ernie Klein, Co-Pilot: Paul Chelf, Bombardier: Louis Gill, Radio Operator: Melvin Soderstrom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard Pope, Waist Gunner: Ed Schuitema, Waist Gunner: John Miskin, Tail Gunner: John Bunworth (POW), Navigator: Jim Counce, Ball Turret Gunner: Stan Wright (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, on return crashed N of Hildesheim, Germany. MACR 1879. PATCHES.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3514 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG533BS
NameDOLL BABY
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1878
Notes42-3514 Delivered: Denver 13/7/43; Hill 20/8/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgewell 24/9/43 (DINAH MITE II'); MIA {18+m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Billy Chason, Co-Pilot: Henry Mickelson, Navigator: Larry Walker, Bombardier: Americus Gentile, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carl Hydra, Radio Operator: Bob Wollbrecht, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Martin, Waist Gunner: Howard Greenwood, Waist Gunner: Tom Cobb, Tail Gunner: Steve Kudla (10POW); Enemy aircraft, #3 caught fire, crashed between Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany. MACR 1878. DOLL BABY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-37719 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG
NameHELLCAT
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1881
Notes42-37719 Delivered: Long Beach 6/8/43; Walla Walla 15/8/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 8/10/43; MIA (12m) Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Don Nason, Co-Pilot: Joe Byser*, Navigator: Tony Anagnos, Bombardier: Chas Fiery*, Radio Operator: Ralph Lab, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Buster Harrah*, Waist Gunner: Paul Stonich, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Beus, Tail Gunner: George Whitney (9KIA), Waist Gunner: John Lantz (POW-rescued by Urk fishermen); flak damaged three engines, ditched Enkhuizerzand, on Ijsselmer, Zuider Zee, Hol; * bodies never found; (Lantz returned when aircraft recovered from Ijsselmeer in Feb 1975, after a/c found in June 1966); MACR 1881. HELLCAT.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-37730 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1887
Notes42-37730 Delivered: Denver 10/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 20/9/43; MIA {15+m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Gordon Crozier, Co-Pilot: Sid Van Ness, Navigator: George Hannon, Bombardier: Albt Monaco, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clyde Dideum, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Osborne, Waist Gunner: Gordon Giddens, Waist Gunner: Cliff Easley, Tail Gunner: Walt Purnell (9POW), Radio Operator: George Balmore (KIA); flak, ship exploded & crashed near Schlagen, eight miles N of Paderborn, Germany. MACR 1887.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-37962 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG
NameBETTY LOU
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1876
Notes42-37962 Delivered: Denver 26/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-L] Ridgewell 20/12/43; {4m} MIA Oschersleben flying as a spare 11/1/44 Pilot: Bob Saur, Co-Pilot: Frank Capobianco, Navigator: Phil Miller, Bombardier: Doug Warren, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Davis, Radio Operator: John Brogden, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Prestwood{still in turret when found}, Tail Gunner: Jim Jones (8KIA), Waist Gunner: L.T. Patterson, Waist Gunner: Bernard Keene (2POW); Enemy aircraft exploded near by and egine hit ship breaking it in half, crashed Mittelberg Forest, near Gellenbeck, six miles SW of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 1876. BETTY LOU.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5878 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG533BS
NameYANKEE EAGLE
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1874
Notes42-5878 Delivered: Long Beach 14/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Salt Lake City 18/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned: 350BS/100BG [LN- ] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/43 BADGER'S BEAUTY; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 18/9/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Wilfred Perot, Co-Pilot: Dudley Jones, Navigator: Bob Weaver, Bombardier: Adelbert Faulconer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Jerinowski, Radio Operator: O.K. Daniels, Ball Turret Gunner: Phillip Ball, Waist Gunner: Walter Turk, Tail Gunner: Tom Graham (9KIA), Waist Gunner: Edwin Bosley (POW); coll w/Enemy aircraft, crashed two miles E of Heyersum, Germany. MACR 1874. YANKEE EAGLE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne