MIA Aircraft


Missing 381st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-12:

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

#42-29950 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG535BS
NameFORGET ME NOT
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 385
Notes42-29950 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/4/43; Pueblo 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 29/5/43 Pilot: Chas Dowell, Fred Evans, John Lander, Clarry Watkins, Chas Dodge, Herb Kern, Walt Wessler, Chas Miller, Stuart Doll, Ken Hackett; MIA {12m} Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 w/Fred Evans, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Dodge, Radio Operator: Herb Kern{body never found}, Ball Turret Gunner: Walt Messler, Waist Gunner: Chas Miller (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Joe Robbins, Navigator: John Lander, Bombardier: Clarry Watkins, Waist Gunner: Stuart Doll, Tail Gunner: Ken Hackett (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rheurdt, SW of Lintfort, Germany. MACR 385. FORGET ME NOT.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29954 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG534BS
NameDEVIL'S ANGEL
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 383
Notes42-29954 Delivered: Denver 17/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 25/5/43 Pilot: Bill Wroblicka, Omen Jones, Jim Delano, Lester Schneider, Joe Labushevicz, Fred Smith, Dick Wante, Edwin Jonson, John Kratzer, Walt Cecil; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 w/Bill Wroblicka, Co-Pilot: Claude Neeley, Navigator: Dave Harris, Bombardier: Lester Schneider, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Labusheivicz (5POW), Radio Operator: Fred Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: Edwin Jonson, Waist Gunner: John Kratzer, Waist Gunner: John Phelan, Tail Gunner: Walt Cecil (5KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hemmerich, NW of Bonn, Germany. MACR 383. DEVIL'S ANGEL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5847 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG532BS
NameMARGIE MAE
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 660
Notes42-5847 Delivered: Long Beach 17/3/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-T] Ridgewell 26/5/43 Pilot: Guerdon Humason, Alf Casaly, Leroy Hames, Bill Tsialas, John Ivey, Albt Parker, Joe Kralik, Frank Fabiano, Walt Anderson, Bob Cummings; MIA {1+m} Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 w/Theo Moon, Co-Pilot: Jim Hamer, Navigator: Steve Pritz, Bombardier: Bernie McNichol, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Ernharth, Radio Operator: Mike Fleming, Ball Turret Gunner: John Wheeler, Waist Gunner: Wilbur Alsheimer, Waist Gunner: Paul Mattfield, Tail Gunner: Howie Wood (10POW); flak, crashed Maastricht, Hol. MACR 660. MARGIE MAE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne