MIA Aircraft


Missing 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-12:

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

#42-29587 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG401BS
NameJOLLY ROGER
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 260
Notes42-29587 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/1/43; Salina 2/2/43; Nashville 30/3/43; Homestead 7/4/43; Assigned: 401BS/91BG [LL-J] Bassingbourn 19/4/43; MIA {9m} Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Bob Heller, Co-Pilot: Wilbur Rowland, Navigator: Walt Ferguson, Bombardier: Bob Ball, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Holmes, Radio Operator: John Turner, Waist Gunner: Ken Jones, Waist Gunner: Andy Pasztor, Tail Gunner: Harry Harmon (9POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Price (KIA-died of wounds two weeks later); coll mid-air w/42-3162, crash-landed Schmidtheim, 45 miles NW of Koblenz, Germany. MACR 260. JOLLY ROGER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30194 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG
NameAIN'T SCARED
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 253
Notes42-30194 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/4/43; Gore Fd 25/4/43; Smoky Hill 12/5/43; Tinker 25/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 1/6/43; Assigned: 91BG Bassingbourn 15/6/43; Transferred: 335BS/95BG [OE-O] Horham 16/6/43; 8m, MIA Bonn 12/8/43 Pilot: Capt Cliff Hamilton, Radio Operator: Lydle Ocheltree, Ball Turret Gunner: Claud DeVerger, Waist Gunner: Cleo Gardner, Tail Gunner: Lt Col Churchill Scott (5KIA); Navigator: Leroy Lawson, Bombardier: Virgil Jones, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Anderson, Waist Gunner: Col Dave Jenkins, obs-Lt John Lee (5POW); Co-Pilot: Major Cliff Cole (EVD, joined French Resistance, ret UK via Spain & Gibraltar); Enemy aircraft shot out #4 crashed Kattenbos, three miles S of Lommel, Belgium. MACR 253. WE AIN'T SCARED.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3162 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG401BS
NameBUCCANEER
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 259
Notes42-3162 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/3/43; Dow Fd 9/4/43; Assigned: 332BS/94BG [XM-C] BLACK JACK Bassing- bourn 18/4/43; then BLOOPY BLOOMERS; Transferred: 401BS/91BG [LL-A] Bassingbourn 15/7/43; MIA (2+m} Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Talmadge Wilson, Co-Pilot: Pete Berkley, Navigator: Gill Carlson, Bombardier: Wilf Boyle, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Floyd King, Radio Operator: Chas Alston, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Sams, Waist Gunner: Lou Gramesty, Waist Gunner: Gil Pratt, Tail Gunner: John Marko (10POW); coll w/42-29587 damaged tail, ditched SW off Hook of Holland, crew picked up by Germany. an boat; MACR 259. BUCCANEER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5077 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 261
Notes42-5077 Delivered: Tulsa 15/9/42; Bangor 11/10/42; Assigned: 323BS/91BG [OR-T] Bassingbourn 15/10/42; MIA {33m} Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Bob Thompson, Co-Pilot: Serge Klinkow, Navigator: George Lausted, Bombardier: Mike Couzzi, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carroll Goodwin, Radio Operator: Bob Brooks (6POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Wayne Kienberger, Waist Gunner: Bob Ziernicki, Tail Gunner: Chas Blonstein, Waist Gunner: Micky Lengyel (4KIA); Enemy aircraft set ship ablaze, crashed Brunninghausen, Germany. MACR 261. (possibly completed 25 missions before Memphis Belgium. e). DELTA REBEL No. 2.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5787 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
NameBILLIE K
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 262
Notes42-5787 Delivered: Long Beach 19/1/43; Salina 2/2/43; Homestead 21/2/43; Assigned: 323BS/91BG [OR-U] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; MIA {5+m} Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Jerold Kethley, Co-Pilot: Ennis Cox, Navigator: Bob Sternberg, Bombardier: Jim Cullen, tTail Gunner: Bob Danielson, Radio Operator: Conrad Dussault, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Stokes, Waist Gunner: Alf Bragg, Waist Gunner: John Burke, tg-Wilf Bacon (10POW); Enemy aircraft strafed cockpit and KO'd #1, crashed Forsbach, near Cologne, Germany. MACR 262. BILLIE K.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne