MIA Aircraft


Missing 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-05-29:

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

#42-102699 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG
MIA1944-05-29 - MACR #: 5335
Notes42-102699 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 379BG Kimbolton 23/5/44; Transferred: 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 25/5/44; MIA Cottbus 29/5/44 Pilot: Ward Hanson, Co-Pilot: Jacob Shearer, Navigator: Phil Vooz, Bombardier: Mike Benedict, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leon Tindell, Radio Operator: Walt Overstreet, Ball Turret Gunner: Russell Ray, Waist Gunner: Bob Mergan, Waist Gunner: Ralph Finney, Tail Gunner: Harry Bailey (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Politzig, four miles E of Meseritz, near Schwerin, Pol. MACR 5335.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31475 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG364FSC5
MIA1944-05-29 - MACR #: 5339
Notes42-31475 Cheyenne 5/11/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; Detroit 26/11/43; Presque Is 30/11/43; Assigned: 364BS/305BG Chelveston 28/12/43; MIA Sorau 29/5/44 Pilot: Bob Wilkinson, Navigator: George Cooley, Bombardier: Larry Singleton, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Deckard, Radio Operator: Joe Kobierecki, Ball Turret Gunner: Marvin Beasley, Waist Gunner: Harry Arfman, Waist Gunner: Earl Ketchledge, Tail Gunner: Verner Bartholomew (9POW); Co-Pilot: Ezra Shapiro (KIA); crippled by Enemy aircraft, crashed Prittisch, nine miles E of Schwerin, Germany. MACR 5339.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-38176 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG
MIA1944-05-29 - MACR #: 5337
Notes42-38176 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/1/44; Gr Island 16/1/44; ass 366BS/305BG [KY-W] Chelveston 16/2/44; MIA Cottbus 29/5/44 Pilot: Ed Kass, Co-Pilot: Frank Gioffe, Bombardier: Warren Nutter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Henry Rublewsky, Radio Operator: Bob Rahn, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Towle, Waist Gunner: Bill Franklin, Waist Gunner: Claude Blanton (8KIA); Navigator: Bob Kierman, Tail Gunner: Foster Heath (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea, of Ransow, Germany. MACR 5337.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne