MIA Aircraft


Missing 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-01-11:

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

#41-24562 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG358FSYF
NameSKY WOLF
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1925
Notes41-24562 Assigned: 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Bangor 14/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; {60m} MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Aubrey Emerson, Co-Pilot: McDonald Riddick, Navigator: Lew Halliburton, Bombardier: Don Delaura, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Grover Mullins, Radio Operator: Jim Supple, Waist Gunner: John Visznecki, Waist Gunner: Jim Pleasant, Tail Gunner: Bernie Sutton (9POW), Ball Turret Gunner: Howard Zeitner (KIA); crashed Wolsdorf, four miles SW of Helmstedt, Germany. MACR 1925. SKY WOLF.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24587 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG427BS
NameBAD CHECK
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1922
Notes41-24587 Assigned: 427BS/303BG [GN-P] Bangor 5/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; MIA {45m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: George McClellan, Co-Pilot: Bill Fisher{ex B-26 pilot on his 1st mission}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Tempesta, Radio Operator: George Callihan (4KIA), Navigator: John Kaliher, Bombardier: Merlin Cornish, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Yarian, Waist Gunner: Bernell Heaton, Waist Gunner: Alf Chiles, Tail Gunner: Chas Dugan (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed Lienen, Tecklenburg, Germany. MACR 1922. BAD CHECK.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29894 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG367BS
NameBALTIMORE BOUNCE
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1928
Notes42-29894 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/3/43; Gore 6/3/43; Cheyenne 24/3/43; Romulus 16/4/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-D] Thurleigh 18/5/43; Transferred: 359BS/303BG [BN-X] Molesworth 25/9/43; {15m} MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Bill Pursell, Co-Pilot: Francis Krohn, Navigator: Marvin Mussett, Bombardier: Joe Kyne, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Pete Castriciano, Radio Operator: Jim Beeny, Ball Turret Gunner: Leon Faner, Waist Gunner: Kermit Nye, Waist Gunner: Harley Eastburn, Tail Gunner: John Swanson (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Laubke, near Lemgo, 15 miles E of Bielefeld, Hamelin, Germany. MACR 1928. BALTIMORE BOUNCE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30865 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG358FSYF
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1927
Notes42-30865 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/8/43; Gr Isle 31/8/43; Assigned: 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Molesworth 18/10/43; {9m} MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Paul Campbell, Co-Pilot: John Doty, Navigator: John Nothstein {wia - later repatriated}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stan Bakiel (4POW), Bombardier: Bill Millner, Radio Operator: Dante DiMartino, Ball Turret Gunner: John Brooke, Waist Gunner: Jim Hoy, Waist Gunner: Alex Wisniewski, Tail Gunner: Ed Cassidy (6KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Herzberg/Sudharz, near Oschersleben. MACR 1927.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3131 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG427BS
NameFLAK WOLF
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1966
Notes42-3131 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/2/43; 19/4/43; Assigned: 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Molesworth 4/6/43; RWG Leon Kesky KIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43; {40m} MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: John Carothers, Co-Pilot: Chas Frost, Radio Operator: George Rajcula, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Peavy, Waist Gunner: Wiley Rogers, Waist Gunner: Francis Morneau, Tail Gunner: Roland Ziegler (7KIA), Navigator: Art Linnehan, Bombardier: Howard Barriscale, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harvey Scott (3POW); Enemy aircraft hits and exploded, crashed Kloster Oesede, four miles SE of Osnabruk, Germany. MACR 1966. WINNIE THE POOH then FLAK WOLF.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-37896 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 9554
Notes42-37896 Delivered: Denver 7/10/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; ass 360BS/303BG [PU-B] Molesworth 27/12/43; {3m} MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Bob Hallden, Co-Pilot: Ray Gentry (2KIA), Navigator: Germany. rd Limon, Bombardier: John Hubenschmidt, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Henry Beben, Radio Operator: Dalton Hutchins, Ball Turret Gunner: Clyde Moore, Waist Gunner: Bob Robinson, Waist Gunner: Henry Hays, Tail Gunner: Carl Chatoir (8POW); Enemy aircraft shot off tail, crashed Kirchlengern, 22 miles E of Osnabruck, Ger. MACR 9554.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-39794 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1929
Notes42-39794 Delivered: Long Beach 3/9/43; ass 358BS/303BG [VK-F] Molesworth 18/10/43; {10m} MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Bill Dashiell, Co-Pilot: Hilton Mabie, Navigator: Tom Sutherland, Bombardier: George Fee, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Stevenson, Radio Operator: Bernie Radebaugh, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Robinson, Waist Gunner: Bob Parker, Waist Gunner: Bob Owen, Tail Gunner: Cliff McKinney (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Nollman Farm, Hagen-Natrup, six miles SW of Oschersleben, Germany. MACR 1929.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5360 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG358FSYF
NameWAR BRIDE
MIA1944-01-11 - MACR #: 1926
Notes42-5360 Delivered: Tulsa 20/11/42; New Castle 13/12/42; Assigned: 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-N] 8/1/43; MIA [35m] Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Harry Schwaebe, Co-Pilot: Harry Dumse, Navigator: Paul Degnan, Bombardier: Wilburn Wiley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Foreman, Radio Operator: Mark Tudor, Ball Turret Gunner: Ben Harvey, Waist Gunner: Jim Malcolm, Tail Gunner: George Lott (9POW); Waist Gunner: Russ Whitesell (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Goslar, near Detmold, Germany. MACR 1926. OLD FAITHFUL aka WAR BRIDE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne