MIA Aircraft


Missing 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-05-29:

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

#42-107011 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 100BG418BS
NameSHINING HOUR
MIA1944-05-29 - MACR #: 5237
Notes42-107011 Delivered: Tulsa 25/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Assigned: 418BS/100BG [LD-T] Thorpe Abbotts 7/3/44; on mission to LaoNavigator: Athis 8/5/44 Pilot: Burdette Williams the ship was hit by bomb from above aircraft which killed Tail Gunner: Ray Cohen 8/5/44, rest RTD; MIA Politiz 29/5/44 w/Burdette Williams, n-Walt Pickett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gordon Tricker{wia}, Radio Operator: Melvin Evans, Ball Turret Gunner: Larry Boyer, Waist Gunner: Elry Yaroch (6POW); Co-Pilot: Ellie Nesmith, Bombardier: Vernon Breazeale, Waist Gunner: Willard Goos {drowned after bailing out}, tg-Lyle Nord (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Torgau, Germany. MACR 5237 & 4214. SHINING HOUR.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne