MIA Aircraft


Missing 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-02-26:

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

#41-24604 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG366BS
NameARKIE
MIA1943-02-26 - MACR #: 15443
Notes41-24604 Assigned: 366BS/305BG [KY-D] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; forced landing base Pilot: Sydney Smith 26/1/42; on 27/1/43 battle damage w/Lyle M. Adams, 2POW (bailed) 8RTD; MIA Wilhelmshafen 26/2/43 w/Capt Everett Tribbett, Co-Pilot: Harry Reardon, Navigator: Gene Valhala, Bombardier: Walt Ewing, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carroll Johns, Radio Operator: Bernie Saltz, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Ford, Waist Gunner: Alby Schlosser, Tail Gunner: Darrell Coats, passengers-Lts Arnold Mercier, Julius Dorfman (12POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hookseil, 10 miles N of Wilhelmshafen, Germany. MACR 15443. ARKIE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24623 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG365BS
MIA1943-02-26 - MACR #: 16054
Notes41-24623 Delivered: Geiger 1/9/42; Pilot: George Stallman forced landing Hancock Fd, NY 5/10/42; Assigned: 365BS/305BG [XK-V] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; MIA Wilhelmshafen 26/2/43 w/George Stallman, Co-Pilot: Bob Igo, Navigator: Joe Onorato, Bombardier: Tom Finlay, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Pete Kekseo (5KIA); Radio Operator: Cassius Morse, Ball Turret Gunner: Lee Gordon, Waist Gunner: Bill Jones, Waist Gunner: Larry Lovos, Tail Gunner: Floyd Ammerman (5POW); flak, ditched off Jadebusen, E of Wilhelmshaven, Germany. MACR 16054.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5056 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG364FSC5
NameDEVIL'S PLAYMATE
MIA1943-02-26 - MACR #: 15120
Notes42-5056 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/9/42; Presque Is 19/10/42; Assigned: 364BS/305BG [WF-C/L] Chelveston 30/10/42; MIA Wilhelmshafen 26/2/43 Pilot: Ike Benson, Co-Pilot: Martin Mjellem, Navigator: Stan Williszewski, Bombardier: Lee Winters, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Kleinshrodt, Radio Operator: Bill Peteritas, Ball Turret Gunner: Austin Routhier, Waist Gunner: Bill Hise, Waist Gunner: Ward Johnson, Tail Gunner: Chas Jackson (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea between Frisian Is & Heligoland. MACR 15120. DEVIL'S PLAYMATE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne