MIA Aircraft


Missing 381st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-17:

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

#42-29731 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG532BS
NameSWAYBACK
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 663
Notes42-29731 Delivered: Denver 12/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky Hill 28/3/43; Presque 8/4/43; Assigned: 413BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 MOOR-FIDITE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Leo Jarvis, Co-Pilot: Gene Mancinelli, Navigator: Rich Riley, Bombardier: Bill Lockhart, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Seymore, Radio Operator: Aythemonde Logan, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Persinger, Waist Gunner: Herman Grossman, Waist Gunner: Harry Stecher, Tail Gunner: Gene Roehl (10POW); Enemy aircraft & flak KO'd #3, #4 feathered, crashed Ebrach, 18 miles SE of Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. OL' SWAYBACK.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29735 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG532BS
MIA1943-08-17
Notes42-29735 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Smoky Hill 29/3/43; Presque Is 5/4/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 RUM BOOGIE; Andrews Fd 13/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA {2m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: George Darrow, Co-Pilot: John Howcroft, Navigator: Ralph Waldman, Bombardier: Phil Rokosa, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carl Hartnett, Radio Operator: Jack Kaufman, Ball Turret Gunner: Clarry Jones, Waist Gunner: Jim Baker, Waist Gunner: Rich Morrison, Tail Gunner: Paul Howard (10RTD); damaged in fighter attack, ditched North Sea 20 miles E of Felixstowe, Sfk., all rescued. No MACR.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29978 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG534BS
NameHELLS ANGELS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 382
Notes42-29978 Delivered: Denver 20/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 31/5/43 Pilot: Reinhardt King, Neil Wright, Ed McGlynn, Francis Petrillo, Cecil Fleura, Maynard Unger, Joe Lyons, Albt Pollard, Bob Dwyer, Julius Mann; MIA {3m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Reinhardt King, Co-Pilot: Henry Peeples, Navigator: Ed McGlynn, Bombardier: Francis Petrillo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Cecil Floura, Radio Operator: Maynard Unger, Ball Turret Gunner: Albt Pollard, Waist Gunner: Julius Mann, Waist Gunner: Bob Dwyer, Tail Gunner: Joe Lyons (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bad Schwalbach, six miles NW iof Wiesbaden, Germany. MACR 382. HELLS ANGELS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29983 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG533BS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 398
Notes42-29983 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/3/43; Dyersburg 31/3/43; Presque Is 10/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG [BX-K] Grafton Underwood 24/4/43 GLORIA ANN; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 17/6/43; MIA {6m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Challen Atkinson, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim McGoldrick (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Murray Dulberger, Navigator: Fred Frieberger, Bombardier: Julian Marks, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rich Hanna, Radio Operator: Stan Kasha, Waist Gunner: Hubert Goss, Waist Gunner: Pete Katsarelis, Tail Gunner: John Hyk (8POW); flak, crashed Kesseling, five miles SW of Ahrweiler, Germany. MACR 398. IRIS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30017 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG535BS
NameSHOT TO HELL
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 388
Notes42-30017 Delivered: Dallas 2/4/43; Geiger 23/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-W] Ridgewell 10/7/43; Transferred: Mildenhall 17/7/43, then 568BS/390BG [BI-G] Framlingham 14/7/43; MIA Scheweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Ashbrooke Tyson, Co-Pilot: Chas Hinckley, Navigator: Chas Hansen, Bombardier: Elmo Peterson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Edwin Tyson, Radio Operator: Verial Whaples, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Roberts, Waist Gunner: Albt Van Pelt, Waist Gunner: Edmund Valonis, Tail Gunner: C.L. Roseberry (10POW); Enemy aircraft, left wing on fire, exploded and crashed Bingen, Germany. MACR 388. ALL SHOT TO HELL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30028 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG534BS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 380
Notes42-30028 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 26/5/43 Pilot: Henry Peeples, Jack Rogers, Cliff Haverkamp, Vernon Nicholson, Jim Hill, Earl Allen, Ralph Bingenheimer, Paul Egliski, Walt Sowell, Wilf St Michael; involved in landing accident at base w/Jack Painter 8/6/43; MIA {5m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Neil Wright, Co-Pilot: Jack Rogers, Navigator: Cliff Haverkamp, Bombardier: John Stracotenko, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Allen, Radio Operator: Walt Sowell, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Egliski, Waist Gunner: Ralph Bingenheimer, Waist Gunner: Jim Hill, Tail Gunner: Wilf St Michael (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed south of Duren, Germany. MACR 380. SWEET IS (LE) LANI.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30140 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG532BS
NameKING MALFUNCTION II
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 379
Notes42-30140 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Walla Walla 2/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 26/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-V] Ridgewell 23/6/43; MIA {6m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Jack Painter (KIA-body still in aircraft); Co-Pilot: Bob Nelson, Waist Gunner: Ray Genz, Tail Gunner: Jim Mizell (3EVD), Navigator: Bill Keays, Bombardier: Lloyd Duke, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Matt Kowalski, Radio Operator: Bill Balentine, Ball Turret Gunner: Allen Kellogg, Waist Gunner: Norman Whitman, obs-Lt Everett Ragan (7POW); flak KO'd #3 & #4 feathered, crashed Esch, five miles SE of Munstereifel, Germany. MACR 379. KING MALFUNCTION II.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30245 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG534BS
NameLADY LUCK
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 381
Notes42-30245 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-L] Ridgewell 15/6/43; MIA {5m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Weldon Simpson (KIA), Bombardier: Doug Roraback (EVD), Co-Pilot: Elden Agler, Navigator: Bill Mee, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russ Warwick, Radio Operator: Bob Edwards, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Beech, Waist Gunner: Robin Bassinger, Waist Gunner: Paul Gregory, Tail Gunner: Chester Beasley (8POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Oostmalle, nine miles W of Turnhout, Belgium. MACR 381. LADY LUCK.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3092 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG533BS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 399
Notes42-3092 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 4/43 Pilot: Capt Bob Post, Bob Nelson, Fred Nudell {engineer}, Harry Baylerian {radio}, Capt Joe Murray {S-2}, M/Sgt Andy Banas {line chief}, S/Sgt Joe Johnson {elec/spec}, Cpl Adrian Johnson {AFCE spec}, S/Sgt Olin David {bomb sight maint}, Lt Jim Morrison {ARC nav}; MIA {7m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Jim Hudson, Co-Pilot: Bill Grant, Navigator: Ron Delaney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Vaughn, Radio Operator: Dave Pinsky, Ball Turret Gunner: John Vaughn, Waist Gunner: Ford Thueson, bTail Gunner: Jim Wakefield, tg-George Doyle (9POW), Bombardier: Ken Robinson (KIA, chute lines tangled in aircraft and unable to jump); shot down by Enemy aircraft, crashed Pesch, four miles SW of Munsterreifel, Germany. MACR 399. STRATO SAM (TOUGHEST CREW THAT EVER FLEW).
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3220 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG535BS
NameDAMFINO
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 384
Notes42-3220 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-M] Ridgewell 28/5/43 Pilot: Harry Smith, Sam Hawkins, John Noonan, Lloyd Gwinn, Harry Blake, Judd Lischke, Tony Sylvester, John Jupin, John Elsberry, Julius Cosby; MIA {9+m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Harry Smith, Co-Pilot: Sam Hawkins, Navigator: John Noonan, Bombardier: Lloyd Gwinn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Judd Lischke, Radio Operator: Tony Sylvester, Ball Turret Gunner: John Jupin, Waist Gunner: Harry Blake, Waist Gunner: John Elsberry, Tail Gunner: Bob Colborn (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Marksteinach, five miles E of Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 384. DAMFINO.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3225 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG535BS
NameA-LUG LULU
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 378
Notes42-3225 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-V] Ridgewell 6/6/43 WIDGET Pilot: Lorin Disbrow, Allen Chapin, Art Guertin, George Gaydos, Otto Bruzewski, Tom Crowley, Bill Kiniklis, Joe Walters, Ernie King, John Moulton; MIA {11+m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Loren Disbrow, Co-Pilot: Allen Chapin, Navigator: Dave Jones, Bombardier: George Gaydos, Waist Gunner: Ernie King, Waist Gunner: John Moulton (6POW), Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Otto Bruzewski, Radio Operator: Tom Moore, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Walters, Tail Gunner: Bill Kiniklis (4EVD); Enemy aircraft KO'd three engines, crashed Fexhe-Slins, near Tongeren, Belgium. MACR 378. CHUG-A-LUG LULU.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3227 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 381BG534BS
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 661
Notes42-3227 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Presque Is 25/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 26/5/43 Pilot: Hamden Forker, Joe Kelly, Bob Hyatt, Keith Moore, Paul Shipe, Ralph Stease, Chester Shattuck, Ed Sobolewski, Harry Horton, Lin Chew; MIA {9m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Hamden Forkner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Shipe, Waist Gunner: Ed Sobolewski, Waist Gunner: Harry Horton (4EVD), Co-Pilot: Joe Kelly, Navigator: Bob Hyatt, Bombardier: Edwin Vincent, Radio Operator: Chester Shattuck, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Stease, Tail Gunner: Lin Chew (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Meerland, Hol. MACR 661.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne