MIA Aircraft


Missing 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-26:

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

#42-3031 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG324BS
NameNITEMARE
MIA1943-07-26 - MACR #: 201
Notes42-3031 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/1/43; Assigned: 324BS/91BG [DF-F] Bassingbourn 19/4/43; MIA Hamburg 26/7/43 Pilot: Jim Randall, Co-Pilot: Vernon Brack, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Johnson, Waist Gunner: Dave Ramsey, Waist Gunner: Byron Brunty, Tail Gunner: Chas Murray (6POW); Navigator: George Guy, Bombardier: Bob Cadilek, Radio Operator: John Monahan, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Oyler (4KIA); sustained flak damage, dropped back crashed Nindorf, 10 miles SE of Rotenburg, Germany. MACR 201. NITEMARE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3119 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG322BS
NameDESTINY'S TOT
MIA1943-07-26
Notes42-3119 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Presque 28/4/43; Assigned: 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bassingbourn 4/6/43; MIA {5m} Hamburg 26/7/43 Pilot: Jack Hargis, Co-Pilot: Carl Smith, Navigator: Bill Turcotte, Bombardier: Capen Simons, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jarvis Allen, Radio Operator: Vic Ciganek, Ball Turret Gunner: Rudie Thigpen, Waist Gunner: Germany. y Tucker, Waist Gunner: Albert Mineo, Tail Gunner: Jim Bowcock (10RTD); ditched North Sea, all rescued. Five flew off in RAF Walrus L2307, but other five in second Walrus K8549 unable to take off and it taxied back to Yarmouth harbour (possibly FRISCO JENNY) better known as DESTINY'S TOT.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5893 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
MIA1943-07-26 - MACR #: 197
Notes42-5893 Delivered: Long Beach 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Tinker 13/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 323BS/91BG [OR-M] Bassingbourn 24/5/43; Transferred: 336BS/95BG [ET-F] Horham 16/6/43; 8m, MIA Hannover 26/7/43 Pilot: Oliver Robichaud, Co-Pilot: Martin Heathcote, Navigator: Capt Roy Deadman, Bombardier: Bob Katz, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Bloxom, Waist Gunner: Joe Mutz{broke arm in bale out} (6POW); Waist Gunner: Clarry Borchardt, Tail Gunner: George Kosturko (2RTD); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Cothran{shot dead by SS when on march from POW camp}, Radio Operator: Graham Smith (2KIA); flak, crashed Dorrieloh, 12 miles E of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 197.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5895 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
NameSOUSE FAMILY
MIA1943-07-26 - MACR #: 191
Notes42-5895 Delivered: Long Beach 24/4/43; Gt Falls 3/5/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Assigned: 323BS/91BG [OR-M] Bassingbourn 4/6/43; Transferred: 548BS/385BG [GX-B] Gt Ashfield 16/6/43; then 551BS; MIA Hannover 26/7/43 Pilot: Theo Harris, Bombardier: Jack Mills{picked up next day 18 miles off Heligoland}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alvin Wrobel, Radio Operator: Warren Dinardi, Waist Gunner: John Leaf, Tail Gunner: Chester Beres (6POW); Co-Pilot: Everett Hiatt, Navigator: Arlis Anderson, Ball Turret Gunner: George Hrubovcack, Waist Gunner: Howard Sloop, obs-Major Berkley Springfield {549BS} (5KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea, MACR 191B. SOUSE FAMILY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne