MIA Aircraft


Missing 381st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-06-25:

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

#42-30027 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG533BS
MIA1943-06-25 - MACR #: 162
Notes42-30027 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-E] Ridgewell 25/5/43, Pilot: Bob Schrader, Ken Johnson, Ed Rogers, Ed Samara, Bill Cutting, Bill Yarnell, Earl Wietz, Cecil Pruiett, Lew Frisbee, Steve Kurnafil; MIA {1m} Hamburg 25/6/43 w/Bob Schrader, Co-Pilot: Capt John Hamilton, Navigator: Ed Rogers, Bombardier: Ed Samara*, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Cutting*, Radio Operator: Bill Yarnell, Ball Turret Gunner: Cecil Pruiett, Waist Gunner: Theo Leidecker, Waist Gunner: Stephen Kurnafil, Tail Gunner: Lewis Frisby* (10KIA-*bodies washed up on nearby beaches); flak, crashed three miles W of Benserseil, opposite Langeoog Is, Germany. MACR 162.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne