MIA Aircraft


Missing 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-04:

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

#42-30051 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG351FSYJ
MIA1943-07-04
Notes42-30051 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 15/5/43; Wendover 18/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned: 351BS/100BG [EP- ] Thorpe Abbotts 1/6/43; MIA La Pallice 4/7/43 Pilot: Bob Pearson, Co-Pilot: Melville Boyd{broke arm], Navigator: Bruce Rinker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Goss, Radio Operator: Randall Villa, Ball Turret Gunner: Everett Moore, Waist Gunner: John Westwood, Waist Gunner: Lorrie Rutledge, Tail Gunner: Albt Purcell (9POW); Bombardier: John Dunbar (EVD); ship lost power on two engines, and a third shot out by Me 109, crashed three miles W of La Pallice, near Isle D'Oleran, Fr; MACR 685.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne