MIA Aircraft


Missing 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-05-19:

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

#41-24573 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG
MIA1943-05-19 - MACR #: 15329
Notes41-24573 364BS/305BG [WF-S/N] Bangor 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; MIA Kiel 19/5/43 Pilot: Carroll MacCauley, Co-Pilot: Adrian Lyon, Radio Operator: Jim Shaw, Ball Turret Gunner: Elsa Spiva, Waist Gunner: John Lukacovic, Waist Gunner: Alex Laird (6KIA); Navigator: Kurt Von Gruben, Bombardier: Heywood Sawyer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Schonberger, Tail Gunner: Jack Milton (4POW) Enemy aircraft, ditched shallow waters SW of Husum, Germany. MACR 15329.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24590 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG364FSC5
MIA1943-05-19
Notes41-24590 Assigned: 364BS/305BG [WF-B] Presque Is 19/10/43; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; MIA Kiel 19/5/43 Pilot: Harvey Kohler, Navigator: J. S. Vasil, Bombardier: Bill Jones (3POW); Co-Pilot: Vic Plekavic, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Whitaker, Radio Operator: Alf Everetts, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Freeman, Waist Gunner: George Byler, Waist Gunner: Waldo Riddle, Tail Gunner: Tom Fuller (7KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Tetenhusen, W of Rendsburg, Germany. No MACR.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24624 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG366BS
NameMADAM BUTTERFLY
MIA1943-05-19 - MACR #: 15549
Notes41-24624 Delivered: Geiger 1/9/42; Assigned: 366BS/305BG [KY-J] Presque Is 22/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; Transferred: 422BS [JJ-J]; MIA Kiel 19/5/43 Pilot: Capt Chas Clark, Co-Pilot: Bob Ruse, Navigator: John Ward, Bombardier: Chas Woodworth, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Everett Howard, Radio Operator: Ken Baldridge, Tail Gunner: Lewis Clayton (7POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Earl Rheinhart, Waist Gunner: Louis Haviland, Waist Gunner: Ken Edwards (3KIA); flak, ditched in mouth of Keil harbor. MACR 15549. MADAM BUTTERFLY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5155 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG365BS
MIA1943-05-19 - MACR #: 15488
Notes42-5155 Delivered: Tulsa 4/10/42; West Palm Beach 11/12/42; Assigned: 365BS/305BG [XK-T] Chelveston 21/3/43; MIA 19/5/43 Pilot: Bill Higgins, Co-Pilot: Max Wiggins, Navigator: George Dorrance, Bombardier: John Kirkpatrick, Ball Turret Gunner: Clyde Garrett, Waist Gunner: Tom McDonald, Waist Gunner: Fred Nadroski (7POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Norman Shank, Radio Operator: Bradley Gardner, Tail Gunner: Vince Barron (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bohmstedt, seven miles N of Husum, Germany. . MACR 15488.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne