MIA Aircraft


Missing 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-17:

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

#41-24453 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG322BS
NameTHE BEARDED BEAUTY
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 275
Notes41-24453 Assigned: 322BS/91BG [LG-O] Bangor 29/8/42; Bassingbourn 29/9/42; in taxi accident Pilot: John Hardin 18/11/42 at RNAS Yeovilton; MIA {28m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Everett Kenner, Co-Pilot: George Bryan {decapitated}, Navigator: Rich Martin {chute failed to open}, Waist Gunner: Gardner Moore, Tail Gunner: Bill Hagin (5KIA), Bombardier: Herb Egender, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Glen Chase, Radio Operator: George Vender, Ball Turret Gunner: John O'Toole, Waist Gunner: Jim Bowcock (5POW); hit by Enemy aircraft, along top of fuselage and KO'd #2, dropped out and crashed Mayen, 15 miles W of Coblenz, Germany. MACR 275. MIZPAH - THE BEARDED LADY aka THE BEARDED BEAUTY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24524 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
NameEAGLE'S WRATH
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 279
Notes41-24524 Assigned: 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bangor 10/9/42; Bassingbourn 11/10/42; MIA {16m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Tony Arcaro, Co-Pilot: Roman Niemczyk, Bombardier: Bill Glover, Radio Operator: Delmar Kaech, Waist Gunner: Elmer Lindholm, Waist Gunner: Ralph Dearth, Tail Gunner: Bill Golden (7POW); Navigator: Harry Warner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Michaud (3KIA); Enemy aircraft hit oxygen bottles setting fuselage on fire, crashed Gelnhausen, near Harxheim, 12 miles E of Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. MACR 279. THE EAGLE'S WRATH.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24527 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG401BS
NameGREAT SPECKLED BIRD
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 274
Notes41-24527 Assigned: 401BS/91BG [LL- ] Bangor 6/9/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; {1m} Transferred: 324BS [DF-Y]; MIA {27+m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Bill Munger, Co-Pilot: Dave Gladhart, Navigator: John Brickley, Bombardier: Tony Kalupy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Latta, Radio Operator: Howie Schultz, Ball Turret Gunner: Arnold Musum, Waist Gunner: Bob Blair, Waist Gunner: Bernie Bedrock, Tail Gunner: Rich Teague (10POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd #3 & #4, smoking as it dropped further behind crashed Waldeschaff, six miles E of Aschaffenburg, Germany. MACR 274. THE SKY WOLF aka GREAT SPECKLED BIRD.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29559 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
NameSTUPNTAKIT
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 278
Notes42-29559 Delivered: Denver 4/1/43; Salina 13/1/43; Homestead 1/2/43; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned: 323BS/91BG [OR-Q] Bassingbourn 25/2/43; MIA {13m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Chas Bennett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ford Cowherd (2EVD), Co-Pilot: Stan Dahlman, Radio Operator: Bill Barrett, Waist Gunner: Tom Hunt (3KIA), Navigator: Adrian Von Bemmel, Bombardier: Mo Sullivan, Ball Turret Gunner: John Greager, Waist Gunner: Bob Gaynor, Tail Gunner: Ed Troy (5POW ' two wia); shot down by Enemy aircraft, crashed Langdorp, eight miles W of Diest, Belgium. MACR 278. STUPNTAKIT.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-2990 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG322BS
NameDAME SATAN
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 277
Notes42-2990 Assigned: 322BS/91BG [LG-R] West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Bassingbourn 10/1/43; MIA {11+m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Jack Hargis, Ball Turret Gunner: Starr Tucker (2KIA), Navigator: Carlyle Darling, Bombardier: Ed Winslow {broke leg on bailing out}, Radio Operator: Vic Ciganek, bTail Gunner: Germany. y Tucker (4POW), Co-Pilot: Carl Smith, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jarvis Allen, Waist Gunner: Albt Diminno, tg-Leland Judy (4EVD); Enemy aircraft hit #2 and dropped back before being hit again, crashed Frasnes-lez-Buissenal, near Hainaut, Belgium. MACR 277. DAME SATAN.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30283 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG324BS
NameMASON'S MORONS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 403
Notes42-30283 Delivered: Denver 9/5/43; Gore 17/5/43; Smoky Hill 19/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned: 324BS/91BG Bassingbourn 10/6/43; Transferred: 336BS/95BG [ET-C] Horham 16/6/43; 10m, MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Bob Mason, Co-Pilot: Lou Belgium. on, Navigator: Frank Messersmith, Bombardier: Bill Reinecke, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Carter, Radio Operator: Bill Rogers, Ball Turret Gunner: Herschel Beane, Waist Gunner: Jay McKee, Waist Gunner: Ray Elias, Tail Gunner: Bob Bickford (10POW); crashed Darmstadt, Germany. MACR 403. MASON'S MORONS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3043 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG401BS
NameHITLER'S GREMLIN
MIA1943-08-17
Notes42-3043 Delivered: Denver 29/1/43; Assigned: 401BS/91BG [LL-B] Bassingbourn 22/4/43; MIA {16m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Gene Lockhart, Co-Pilot: Clive Woodbury, Navigator: Granville Williams, Bombardier: Bob Sherwin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ted Cetnarowski, Radio Operator: Bill Darden, Ball Turret Gunner: George Serafin, Waist Gunner: Chester Raphoom, Waist Gunner: John Husick, Tail Gunner: Art Burns (10RTD); severely damaged by Enemy aircraft, continued to target but never reached home base, ditched North Sea, all rescued by RAF Walrus from Hawkinge and taxied back to Ramsgate. HITLER'S GREMLIN.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5069 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG324BS
NameOUR GANG
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 281
Notes42-5069 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/9/42; New Castle 19/11/42; Assigned: 324BS/91BG [DF-G] Bassingbourn 23/11/42; MIA {20m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Bill Wheeler (401BS), Co-Pilot: Louis Bianchi, Navigator: Joe Newberry, Bombardier: Denver Woodward, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bayne Scurlock, Radio Operator: Jim Cobb, Ball Turret Gunner: Lloyd Thomas, Waist Gunner: Ray Gillet, Waist Gunner: Jim McGovern, Tail Gunner: Jim McBride (10POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd #1 & #2, lagged behind crashed St Goar, 15 miles S of Coblenz, Germany. MACR 281. OUR GANG.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5139 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG322BS
NameCHIEF SLY II
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 276
Notes42-5139 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/10/42; West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Assigned: 322BS/91BG [LG-V] Bassingbourn 13/3/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Joel Gatewood, Navigator: Dan Downy, Bombardier: Harry Hammond, Waist Gunner: Tom Parfitt (4POW-all caught after nine days at Saarbrucken), Co-Pilot: George Riegel, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Canada, Radio Operator: Dan Butler, Ball Turret Gunner: Stanford Adams, Waist Gunner: George Hite, Tail Gunner: Fred Pearce (6KIA); Enemy aircraft KO'd #3 & #4 and wing on fire, crashed Geisenheim, 12 miles W of Weisbaden, Germany. MACR 276. CHIEF SLY II.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5225 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG323BS
NameV-PACKETTE
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 280
Notes42-5225 Delivered: Tulsa 14/10/42; West Palm Beach 15/1/43; Assigned: 323BS/91BG [OR-S] Bassingbourn 8/2/43 as STORMY WEATHER; battle damage Hamm 4/3/43 Pilot: George Birdsong, crash-landed base, when repaired was re-named; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Don Von Der Heyde, Co-Pilot: Don Primeau, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Pete Comac, Radio Operator: John Kloposky, Waist Gunner: Bill Wannemacher, Ball Turret Gunner: Homer Mitts, Waist Gunner: Dick Sparman, Tail Gunner: Mack Walton (8KIA); Navigator: Edgar Yelle (POW), Bombardier: Walt Brown (EVD-arrived home next day!); Enemy aircraft, crashed Baelen, six miles W of Leopoldsburg, Belgium. MACR 280. V-PACKETTE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5437 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 91BG401BS
NameFRANK'S NIGHTMARE
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 282
Notes42-5437 Delivered: Denver 8/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned: 401BS/91BG [LL-H] Bassingbourn 8/3/43; MIA {23m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Arlynn Weiweneth, Co-Pilot: Clarry Blackman, Navigator: Bill Warose, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Reidy, Radio Operator: John Halloran, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Hall, Waist Gunner: Edgar Roe, Waist Gunner: Vernon Lamplot, Tail Gunner: Bob McDonald (9KIA), Bombardier: Gene Cook (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hergarten, 12 miles S of Duren, Germany. MACR 282. FRANK'S NIGHTMARE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne