MIA Aircraft


Missing 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-17:

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

#42-30315 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 390BG569BS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 391
Notes42-30315 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 1/7/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned: 569BS/390BG [CC-S] Framlingham 12/7/43; MIA Regensbury 17/8/43 Pilot: Steve Rapport, Co-Pilot: Elmer Holloway, Navigator: Grover Boyd, Bombardier: Chas Ryan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Scott, Radio Operator: Bill Carter, Ball Turret Gunner: Theo Obsharsky, Waist Gunner: Blair Neal, Waist Gunner: Joe Russell, Tail Gunner: Ricardo Robledo (10INT ' but both WGs and ettg later escaped and returned to base}; flak, crashed Utzendorf, nine miles N of Berne, Switz; MACR 391. BATTLE QUEEN aka 'PEG OF MY HEART'.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3305 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 390BG568BS
NamePRINCESS PAT
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 392
Notes42-3305 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/5/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned: 568BS/390BG [BI-E] Framlingham 14/7/43 PRINCESS PAT; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Dale Shaver, Co-Pilot: Harry Boyd, Navigator: Caesar Bruschi, Bombardier: Jim Patterson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Herman Thomasson, Radio Operator: Earl Spann, Ball Turret Gunner: Wilson Bruce, Waist Gunner: Francis Moran, Waist Gunner: Jim Schwartz, Tail Gunner: Dave Lindsay (10POW); Enemy aircraft damage & low fuel so attempted to reach Spain, crash-landed Hyeres, 12 mioles E of Toulon, Fr. MACR 392. FERTILE MYRTLE aka PRINCESS PAT.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3310 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 390BG568BS
NameGUTS AND RUST
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 396
Notes42-3310 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned: 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 14/7/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Wade Sneed, Co-Pilot: John Wenzel, Navigator: Melvin Breckenridge, Bombardier: Scott Barrows, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bertil Olsen, Radio Operator: Virgil Ulven, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Oppelt, Waist Gunner: John Danielson, Waist Gunner: Clarry Pane, Tail Gunner: Carl Spirito (10RTD) flak, ditched Mediterranean Sea 13 miles off Bone, North Africa, all rescued. MACR 396. BLOOD, GUTS AND RUST.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3333 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 390BG569BS
NamePURGATORY PETE
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 389
Notes42-3333 Delivered: Denver 12/5/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned: 569BS/390BG [CC-O] Framlingham 14/7/43; 3m, MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Ray Becker, Co-Pilot: Dave Schlegell, Navigator: Bill Conner, Bombardier: Bill Burke, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clinton Hahn, Radio Operator: Herman Black, Ball Turret Gunner: Earl Shermeyer, Waist Gunner: John Muir, Waist Gunner: Roy Ball, Tail Gunner: Chas Reed (10RTD); Enemy aircraft, ditched Med Sea, 50 miles off Bone, North Africa; MACR 389. PURGATORY PETE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne