MIA Aircraft


Missing 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-05-11:

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

#42-31971 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 390BG570BS
NameONE OR BUST
MIA1944-05-11 - MACR #: 4787
Notes42-31971 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/1/44; Gt Falls 12/1/44; Kearney 23/1/44; (forced landing Rineanna, Eire from Labrador to UK 8/2/44): Assigned: 570BS/390BG [DI-E] Framlingham 9/2/44; over Augsburg 15/4/44 p/Lt Tom Sutters (KIA); MIA Liege 11/5/44 Pilot: Bill Cockrean, Co-Pilot: John Rutherford (2KIA); Navigator: Ed Dentz, Bombardier: Bill Hays, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Hodgson, Radio Operator: John Ward, Ball Turret Gunner: Melvin Poling, Waist Gunner: Leon Balducci, Waist Gunner: Purvis Christian, Tail Gunner: George Thalman (8POW); flak damage started fires, crashed Hultens Broek, two miles N of Gilze-Rijen A/F, Hol. MACR 4787. TWENTY-ONE OR BUST.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne