MIA Aircraft


Missing 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-05-11:

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

#42-31402 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG365BS
MIA1944-05-11 - MACR #: 4869
Notes42-31402 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Nashville 29/11/43; Assigned: 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 22/12/43; MIA Saarbruken 11/5/44 Pilot: AlexThomaides, Co-Pilot: Bernard Controulis, Navigator: Foster Stolp, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stanford Goldberg, Radio Operator: Harry Davis, Ball Turret Gunner: Dick Grider, Tail Gunner: Bernie Fair (7KIA); Bombardier: Bill Price, Waist Gunner: George Hobbs, Waist Gunner: Ed Thomalen (3POW); flak set aircraft on fire, crashed Drahzugweiher, near Saarbruken,Germany. MACR 4869.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31611 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG
MIA1944-05-11 - MACR #: 4870
Notes42-31611 Delivered: Denver 28/11/43; Kearney 23/12/43; Romulus 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; 366BS/305BG [KY-U] Chelveston 29/1/44; MIA Saarbrucken 11/5/44 Pilot: Capt Marion Holbrook, Co-Pilot: Don Wendt, Navigator: Alf Hills, Ex/n-Mortimer Greenwald, Bombardier: Frank Murphy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Mitchie, Radio Operator: Joe Fitch, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Lewis, Waist Gunner: Ted McCormic, Waist Gunner: Ken Zirkle (10POW); Tail Gunner: Calvin Ferrari (KIA-shot by civilian after baling out to land in tree); flak, crashed Hagondange, nine miles N of Metz, Fr.; MACR 4870.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-97077 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG366BS
MIA1944-05-11 - MACR #: 4875
Notes42-97077 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned: 366BS/305BG [KY-D] Chelveston 31/3/44; MIA Saarbrucken 11/5/44 Pilot: Capt Maurice Thomas, Co-Pilot: Capt Magnus Bolken, Radio Operator: Joe Regan (3EVD); Navigator: Bill Dixon, Ex/n-Carroll Witton, Bombardier: Jim San Marco, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Olvin Cherry, Ball Turret Gunner: Rivers Cowley, Waist Gunner: Francis Sanford, Waist Gunner: Bill Quinn, Tail Gunner: Lt Bob Sunderland (8POW); flak damaged three engines, crashed Belgium. al, five miles W of Charleville, Fr. MACR 4875.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne