MIA Aircraft


Missing 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-04-27:

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

#42-39829 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG
MIA1944-04-27 - MACR #: 4276
Notes42-39829 Delivered: Long Beach 11/9/43; Scott 30/9/43; ass 366BS/305BG [KY-J] Chelveston 19/10/43; MIA Nancy 27/4/44 Pilot: Capt Bob Copley, Co-Pilot: Maurice Hayward, Navigator: John Nickel, Bombardier: John Hedlund, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sam Woodland, Radio Operator: Tom Joyce, Waist Gunner: Chas Gast, Waist Gunner: Chester Fikes, Tail Gunner: Jim Johnson, photos-John Hester (10POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Leigh Kerr (KIA); flak, crashed near Sompuis, 19 miles SE of Chalons-sur-Marne, Fr; MACR 4276.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-97097 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG366BS
MIA1944-04-27 - MACR #: 4277
Notes42-97097 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 18/3/44; Assigned: 366BS/305BG Chelveston 31/3/44; MIA Nancy 27/4/44 Pilot: Bob Knight, Navigator: Fred Brown, Bombardier: John Hendrickson, Radio Operator: Leo Fines, Ball Turret Gunner: Alvin Billingsley, Waist Gunner: Joe Casatelli (6KIA); Co-Pilot: Herman Sutter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Emery Tipton, Waist Gunner: Don Parker, Tail Gunner: Jim Montone (4POW); flak, crashed Sompuis, three miles E of Poivres, six miles E of Mailley le Camp, 19 miles S of Chalons-sur-Marne, Fr; MACR 4277.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne