MIA Aircraft


Missing 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-12:

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

#42-29884 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 92BG325BS
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 374
Notes42-29884 Delivered: Denver 4/3/43; Patterson 8/4/43; Eglin Fd 16/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned: 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Alconbury 23/5/43; forced landing base with friendly fire damage Pilot: Lopez Mantou 9/6/43; then trans 326BG [JW--]; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 w/Capt Hans Johnson, Co-Pilot: Don Weir, Navigator: Bob Doolan, Bombardier: Harry Broyles, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Dickson, Radio Operator: Herb Jackson, Ball Turret Gunner: Carlos Guiterrez, Waist Gunner: Herb Jackson, Waist Gunner: Rudi Antala, Tail Gunner: John Treon (10POW); flak, crashed Haltern, near Sevenum, six miles W of Venlo, Holl. MACR 374.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29945 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 92BG326BS
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 658
Notes42-29945 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned: 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 2/5/43 DAISY JUNE II; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 326BS/92BG Alconbury 23/7/43; MIA Recklinghausen 12/8/43 Pilot: George Davis, Co-Pilot: Jim Barrett, Navigator: Lyman Morton, Bombardier: Asa Irwin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Spicher, Radio Operator: Bob Lash, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe White, Waist Gunner: Bill Bertagnolia, Waist Gunner: Paul Quinones, Tail Gunner: Tom Jacks (10POW); flak KO'd two engines, crashed Datteln, 12 miles NE of Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 658.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30081 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 92BG407BS
NameUSS ALIQUIPPA
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 655
Notes42-30081 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/4/43; New Castle 29/4/43; Presque Is 3/5/43; Assigned: 407BS/92BG [PY-O] Alconbury 23/5/43; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Gene Wiley, Co-Pilot: Emitte Wells, Navigator: Bob Broach, Bombardier: Jay Overman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Grover Groff, Radio Operator: Bob Daniels, Ball Turret Gunner: Gordon Chisholm, Waist Gunner: Weldon Phelps, Waist Gunner: Jim Lee, Tail Gunner: Franklin Grey, obs-Col. Delmar T. Spivey (11POW); flak hit KO'd #1 then #3 caught fire, crash-landed Ahaus, NW of Munster, Germany. MACR 655. USS ALIQUIPPA.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5801 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 92BG327BS
NameFLAK HAPPY
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 656
Notes42-5801 Delivered: Long Beach 10/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 31/3/43; Presque Is 14/4/43; Assigned: 410BS/94BG Earls Colne 22/4/43; 333BS Rougham 13/6/43; Transferred: 327BS/92BG [UX-J] Alconbury 28/7/43; MIA Bochum (T/O), Germany. 12/8/43 Pilot: Paul Casey, Co-Pilot: George Kearin, Navigator: Luther Baker, Radio Operator: Dave Penley, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Perkins, Waist Gunner: Joe Soper, Waist Gunner: Audrey Berry, Tail Gunner: Elmer Ripley (8POW); Bombardier: Chas Mayo{bailed out too low}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Edwards (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Phillipine, four miles W of Ternuezen, Holl. MACR 656. FLAK HAPPY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne