MIA Aircraft


Missing 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-17:

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

#42-30002 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG349BS
NameTHE WAAC HUNTER
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 680
Notes42-30002 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Gore 17/4/43; Hamilton 28/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 12/5/43; Wendover 19/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned: 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Henry Shotland, Co-Pilot: Chas Thompson, Navigator: Tom Doran, Bombardier: Bill Harrison, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lloyd Field, Radio Operator: Ed Kussman, Ball Turret Gunner: Larry Capdeville, Waist Gunner: John Keegan, Waist Gunner: Roy Butler (9POW); Tail Gunner: Foster Compton (KIA); Enemy aircraft hit wing which caught fire, crashed Boxheierhof, SE of Burstadt, 10 miles N of Mannheim, Germany. MACR 680. DAMIFINO aka THE WAAC HUNTER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30042 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG349BS
NameOH NAUSEA
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 682
Notes42-30042 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 12/5/43; Wendover 19/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Patterson 29/5/43; Detroit 3/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned: 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Glen Van Noy, Co-Pilot: Jim Evans, Navigator: Ken Allen, Bombardier: Bill Couch, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Stewart, Radio Operator: Bill Crabb, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Gibson, Waist Gunner: Joe Hruskocy, Waist Gunner: Col Bill Kennedy{armourer & gunnery expert}, Tail Gunner: Sam Cusmano (10POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd two engines, then another en route to North Africa mech problem, ditched Mediterranean Sea 90 miles N of Sicily, It., with no injuries; MACR 682. OH NAUSEA.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30063 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG418BS
NamePICKLEPUSS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 677
Notes42-30063 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/6/43 PADDLEFOOT; Transferred: 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Capt Bob Knox, Co-Pilot: John Whitaker, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Tychewicz, Waist Gunner: Alex Markowski, Waist Gunner: Joe LaSpada, Tail Gunner: Henry Norton (6KIA); Bombardier: Ernie Warsaw, Navigator: Edwin Tobin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Glover Barney, Radio Operator: Walt Paulsen (4POW); Me 110s KO'd one engine then ship lost another before a wing snapped off, crashed Schmalgraf, five miles N of Eupen, Germany. MACR 677. PICKLEPUSS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30070 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG350FSLH
NameTWEEDLE-O-TWILL
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 679
Notes42-30070 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Hamilton 2/5/43; Kearney 21/5/43; Dow Fd 22/5/43; Assigned: 350BS/100BG [LN- ] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Ron Braley, Co-Pilot: Walt Trenchard{wia}, Navigator: John Fawcett, Bombardier: Tom Carlton, Radio Operator: Joe McGuire, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Ruggles, Waist Gunner: Chas Grissom{wia}, Waist Gunner: Elmo White{wia}, Tail Gunner: Phil Ong{wia} (9POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Blair (KIA); flak hit #1 and tail, crashed Pulferingen, 20 miles SW of Wurtzburg, Germany. MACR 679. TWEEDLE-O-TWILL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30080 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG351FSYJ
NameHIGH LIFE
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 683
Notes42-30080 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Westover 3/5/43; Wendover 16/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 22/5/43; Assigned: 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Don Oakes, Co-Pilot: Joe Harper, Navigator: Hiram Harris, Bombardier: Lloyd Hammarlund, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Elder, Radio Operator: Jim Scott, Ball Turret Gunner: Les Nadeau, Waist Gunner: Vince McGrath, Waist Gunner: Nolan Stevens, Tail Gunner: Leon Goyer (10INT); Enemy aircraft KO'd #3, then #2 lost oil pressure and crash-landed Dubendorf, near Zurich, Switz, where it was dismantled and taken to Kloten for storage, was eventually scrapped (1st US aircraft interned); MACR 683. HIGH LIFE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30311 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG350FSLH
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 681
Notes42-30311 Delivered: Dallas 14/5/43; Gore 15/5/43; Love 15/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Gd Isle 30/6/43; Dallas 7/7/43; Kearney 23/7/43; Dow Fd 26/7/43; Assigned: 350BS/100BG [LN- ] Thorpe Abbotts 26/7/43; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Tom Hummel, Co-Pilot: Mike Doroski{wia}, Navigator: Archie Depew, Bombardier: Norman Brewster, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Nelson Gunnar, Radio Operator: Don Meeker, Ball Turret Gunner: Gordon Williams, Tail Gunner: Francis Stafford (8POW); Waist Gunner: Ken O'Connor, Waist Gunner: Dick Bowler (2KIA); Enemy aircraft KO'd #2 which caught fire, crashed Schorsheim, nine miles S of Mainz, Germany. MACR 681.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3232 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG350FSLH
NameFLAK HAPPY
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 676
Notes42-3232 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/4/43; Bangor 27/5/43; Assigned: 350BS/100BG [LN-V]Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; MIA Schweinfurt (Regensburg) 17/8/43 Pilot: Ron Hollenbeck, Co-Pilot: John Williams, Navigator: Harry Weintraub, Bombardier: Zeak Buckner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rush Mintz, Radio Operator: Emile Reimherr, Ball Turret Gunner: John Pachiotti, Waist Gunner: Glen Keirsey, Waist Gunner: Bill Rouse, Tail Gunner: Tom Flounders (10POW); Enemy aircraft hit ship in bomb bay, and #4 feathered, crashed in mountains at Ghedi, 12 miles S of Brescia, It., heading for North Africa. MACR 676. FLAK HAPPY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5860 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG418BS
NameESCAPE KIT
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 675
Notes42-5860 Delivered: Long Beach 30/3/43; Denver 2/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill Fd 17/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned: 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 2/6/43; MIA Schweinfurt (Regensburg) 17/8/43 Pilot: Curtis Biddick{never found}, Co-Pilot: Dick Snyder{found months later, still hanging in tree}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry Godbey, Radio Operator: Bob DeKay (4KIA); Navigator: John Dennis, Bombardier: Dan McKay, Ball Turret Gunner: Walt Halunka, Waist Gunner: Howard Brock, Waist Gunner: Bill Blank, Tail Gunner: Clarence Bowlin (6POW); Enemy aircraft hit nose which caught fire, crashed Schweinberg, 18 miles SW of Wurtzburg, Germany. MACR 675. ESCAPE KIT.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5867 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG350FSLH
NameALICE FROM DALLAS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 678
Notes42-5867 Delivered: Long Beach 2/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned: 350BS/100BG [LN-O] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/43; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Roy Claytor, Co-Pilot: Ray Nutting, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Burgin, Radio Operator: Bill Quinn, Waist Gunner: Chas Bailey (5EVD); Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Hinton, Waist Gunner: Edmund Musante{chute caught on tail} (2KIA); Navigator: Oscar Amison, Bombardier: Ken Lorch{originally evaded but caught eight months later}, Tail Gunner: Cliff Starkey (3POW); flak KO'd two engines, crashed Langerloo, five miles E of Hasselt, Belgium. MACR 678. ALICE FROM DALLAS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne