MIA Aircraft


Missing 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-01-11:

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

#42-29993 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG369FSIV
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1935
Notes42-29993 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 19/4/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Don Tattershall, Co-Pilot: Bill Grisham, Navigator: Jim Crabtree, Bombardier: John Whittle, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leroy Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Carmel Melita, Waist Gunner: Elmer Sweitzer, Waist Gunner: Bob Hogg, Tail Gunner: Bill Dodson (9KIA), Radio Operator: Jim Hobbs (POW); flak knocked off tailplane, crashed De Wetering, near Colmschate, Diepenveen, Hol. MACR 1935.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30782 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG368FSCV
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1931
Notes42-30782 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/7/43; Gr Isle 8/8/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh; Transferred: 369BS; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Bill Reed, Navigator: Ivan Glaze, Bombardier: Myron Dmochowski{wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe O'Connell, Tail Gunner: Warren Cole (5POW), Co-Pilot: Tom Brady, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Orian Owens**, Radio Operator: Chas Nichols**, Waist Gunner: Albt Schaeffler, Waist Gunner: John Gembrowski** (5KIA-**all shot after interrogation); Enemy aircraft & flak hit set wing on fire, crashed Heegejanskamp, near Nijverdal, Hol. MACR 1931.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31236 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG367BS
NameARCH BISHOP
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1933
Notes42-31236 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/10/43; Grand Island 11/11/43; Wilmington 17/11/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-F] Thurleigh 21/12/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: George Campert, Co-Pilot: Germany. ld Coots, Navigator: John Dougherty, Bombardier: Joe Sparks, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Pat Murray, Radio Operator: Cyril Lebert, Ball Turret Gunner: Adolf Graubart, Waist Gunner: Perley Colburn, Waist Gunner: Welton Teston, Tail Gunner: Kneeland Hudson (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Kremer Farm, near Vlessendijk, Raalte, Hol. MACR 1933. ARCH BISHOP.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31451 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG369FSIV
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1934
Notes42-31451 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/11/43; Gt Falls 6/11/43; Billings 7/11/43; Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 15/11/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 21/12/43 then 367BS [GY-G]; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Ross McCollum, Co-Pilot: Marcus Thomas, Navigator: Dan Jones, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wayne Warner, Radio Operator: Henry Stelmach, Ball Turret Gunner: Howard Chatelain, Waist Gunner: Warren Goss, Waist Gunner: Leander Aurie, Tail Gunner: Andy Barrus (9KIA), Bombardier: Lloyd Crabtree (POW); mid air coll w/another B-17, then Enemy aircraft on return trip, crashed near Hotel De Witte Raaf, Epe, Gelderland, Hol. MACR 1934.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31538 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG367BS
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1932
Notes42-31538 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 6/12/43; Grenier 20/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-V] Thurleigh 21/1/44; 368BS [BO-V]; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Perry Cavos, Co-Pilot: Mike O'Grady, Navigator: Dick Wright, Bombardier: Julius Monticone, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Germany. in Norris, Radio Operator: Howard Kline, Ball Turret Gunner: George Amorosco, Waist Gunner: Sam Sin Jr, Waist Gunner: Jim Allie, Tail Gunner: Roger Collins (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bessenbinder Farm, Nieuw-Heeten, Raalte, Hol. MACR 1932.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne