MIA Aircraft


Missing 492nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-05-29:

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

#41-28781 - Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 492BG
NameBRER RABBIT / NANI WAHINE CHIE
MIA1944-05-29 - MACR #: 12908
NotesShot down Mar 7-8, 1945 over Dortmund, Germany. MACR 12908. All aboard KIA.
SourceJoe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

#41-28781 - Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 492BG
NameBRER RABBIT / NANI WAHINE CHIE
MIA1944-05-29 - MACR #: 12908
NotesEx 389th BG - first trace as assigned to 453rd BG: 24 Aug 44 originally 482nd BG. Last trace with 453rd BG: aborted as deputy lead on 8 Nov 44 mission to Rheine. Assigned to 492nd BG - 2nd Organisation before 6 Dec 44 (appears on 492nd BG monthly inventory report of aircraft dated 6 Dec 44) and later designated as a B-24HSH (NITE) and named CHIEF which appears on MACR 12908 (492nd BG).
SourceAircraft of the 453rd by Keith Sowter -

#42-95011 - Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 492BG858BS
MIA1944-05-29 - MACR #: 5220
Notes95011 (492nd BG, 858th BS) interned in Sweden May 29, 1944. MACR 5220
SourceJoe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

#44-40154 - Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 492BG859BS
MIA1944-05-29 - MACR #: 5221
Notes40154 (492nd BG, 859th BS) ditched in North Sea May 29, 1944. MACR 5221. 1 KIA, 9 rescued.
SourceJoe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

#44-40155 - Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 492BG859BS
MIA1944-05-29
Notes40155 originally with 492nd BG, 859th BS, transferred Aug 1944 to 467th BG, 788th BS. Returned to USA Jun 1945
SourceJoe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html