MIA Aircraft


Missing 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-05-29:

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

#42-29531 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG422BS
MIA1943-05-29
Notes42-29531 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/1/43; Salina 11/1/43; Morrison 8/3/43; Assigned: 422BS/305BG [JJ-Z] Chelveston 8/4/43; MIA St Nazaire 29/5/43 Pilot: Marshall Peterson, Co-Pilot: Harry Bentz, Navigator: Larry Madleberg, Bombardier: F.R. Perrica, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Hilton Gilliard, Radio Operator: John Freeborn, Ball Turret Gunner: Pete Milasius, Waist Gunner: George Smith, Tail Gunner: Salvaged. Tafolya (9POW); Waist Gunner: Percy Matthews (KIA); flak hit, aircraft broke in two, crashed St Bihy, 12 miles SW of St Brieuc, Fr. No MACR.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29742 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG
MIA1943-05-29
Notes42-29742 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/2/43; Salina, Ks 5/3/43; Salinas, Cal 9/3/43; Assigned: MTO but Transferred: 366BS/305BG [KY-M] Chelveston 8/4/43; MIA St Nazaire 29/5/43 Pilot: Jim Stevenson, Co-Pilot: Clinton Bush, Navigator: Bob Curtis, Bombardier: C. Veach, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: C.L. Bitton, Radio Operator: Fred Huther, Ball Turret Gunner: Chester Hack, Waist Gunner: J.S. Chew, Tail Gunner: Alex Delgado (9RTD); Waist Gunner: Ralph Erwin (KIA); flak, ditched off Start Point, Devon, UK. No MACR.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29792 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG366BS
MIA1943-05-29
Notes42-29792 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; Assigned: 366BS/305BG [KY-G] Chelveston 8/4/43; MIA St Nazaire 29/5/43 Pilot: Jim Perry, Co-Pilot: Bob Roddy, Navigator: Herb Korenko, Bombardier: Russell Rose, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Frutch, Radio Operator: Harold Perry, Ball Turret Gunner: John Gemmel, Waist Gunner: Mike Macinsky, Waist Gunner: Ralph Vitello (9KIA); Tail Gunner: Ray Allaby (POW-only chute to open in time); flak, crashed St Nazaire, Fr. No MACR..
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne