MIA Aircraft


Missing 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-04-24:

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

#42-30586 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG368FSCV
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4239
Notes42-30586 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/6/43; Gr Isle 16/7/43; Kearney 20/7/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-A] Thurleigh 8/8/43; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Bob MacDowell (KIA); Co-Pilot: Fred Puckett {wia}; Navigator: Bob Schmeilau{wia}, Bombardier: Larry Christofori{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Frye, Radio Operator: Jim Prout, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Murdock, Waist Gunner: Larry Wagoner, Waist Gunner: Bob Emery, Tail Gunner: John Hazy (9POW); Enemy aircraft hit #3 & #4, crashed Hainhausen, 16 miles NE of Munich, Germany. MACR 4239.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30730 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG369FSIV
NameDEARLY BELOVED
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4278
Notes42-30730 Delivered: Denver 19/7/43; Geiger 9/8/32; Walla Walla 11/8/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Thurleigh 20/9/43; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Dave Ramsey, Co-Pilot: Edwin Miller, Navigator: Bob Krohn, Bombardier: Sterling Strange, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Ryan, Radio Operator: John Gray, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Callaghan, Waist Gunner: Carl Potter, Waist Gunner: Don Miller, Tail Gunner: Paul Walshin (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #3 and #4 followed by fire, crashed Augsburg, Germany. MACR 4278. DEARLY BELOVED.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31172 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG367BS
NameMISS PATRICIA
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4279
Notes42-31172 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-B] Thurleigh 26/11/43; MIA Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 Pilot: Irwin Schwedock, Co-Pilot: Paul Gambiana, Navigator: Harris Palmer, Bombardier: Howard Hunter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed McNeil, Radio Operator: Constantine Tsairis, Ball Turret Gunner: George Dufau, Waist Gunner: Martin Willoughby, Waist Gunner: Dick Iacona, Tail Gunner: Bryce Frisbie (10INT); Enemy aircraft KOd #2 with damage to #3; crash-landed Dubendorf, Switz; MACR 4279; (old B-17F top turret installed). MISS PATRICIA.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31445 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG367BS
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4280
Notes42-31445 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/11/43; Gt Falls 5/11/43; Kearney 17/11/43; Romulus 2/12/43; Syracuse 5/12/43; Bangor 6/12/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-G] Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Walt Peterson, Co-Pilot: Leslie King, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Antonio Celli, Radio Operator: Archie Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: John Belgium. , Waist Gunner: Roger Burton (6KIA); Navigator: Chris Dinkel, Bombardier: Edmond Storolis, Waist Gunner: Clarry Marlow, Tail Gunner: Roderick McAllister (4POW); flak KOd #4, four baled before ship exploded, crashed St Saens, 19 miles SE of Dieppe, Fr; MACR 4280.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31558 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG369FSIV
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4282
Notes42-31558 Delivered: Denver 21/11/43; Kearney 14/12/43; Chicago 18/12/43; Syracuse 19/12/43; Presque Is 21/12/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-M] Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Gil Vandermarliere{wia}, Co-Pilot: Bill James, Navigator: Ray Uhrich, Bombardier: Sid Shertzer{landed in tree, thern on freeing himself fell and injured his back}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Vogt, Radio Operator: Willard Elliott, Ball Turret Gunner: Earl Wynn, Waist Gunner: Jim Copeman, Waist Gunner: Everett Minto, Tail Gunner: Walt Lastinger (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd two engines, then radio lost followed by a third engine, crashed Horbach, near Althegnenberg, 11 miles SE of Augsburg, Germany. MACR 4282.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31758 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG367BS
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4357
Notes42-31758 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/12/43; Billings 17/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-F] Thurleigh 3/3/44; MIA Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 Pilot: Capt John Stoltz, Co-Pilot: Bill Rutherford, Navigator: Allen Ballard, Bombardier: Tom Cliney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Arnold Springer, Radio Operator: John Miller, Ball Turret Gunner: Farris Rashid, Waist Gunner: Herb Wooten, Waist Gunner: Alby Gentile, Tail Gunner: Lt Bill Leiser (10INT); battle damage KOd #2 and #3, forced landing Dubendorf, Switz; MACR 4357.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31768 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG369FSIV
NameMISS CARRIAGE
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4283
Notes42-31768 Delivered: Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 8/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-Y] Thurleigh 17/1/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Carroll Biggs, Co-Pilot: Bill Chapman, Navigator: Joe Weldon, Bombardier: John Pedevillano, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Economos, Radio Operator: Germany. ld Swift, Ball Turret Gunner: Matt Moore, Waist Gunner: Lee Prugh, Waist Gunner: Walter Garr, Tail Gunner: Luther Victory; (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #3 and #4 plus top turret, then fired developed; crew baled, eight picked up at Mainburg, crashed Niederrumelsdorf, eight miles S of Abensberg, 20 miles E of Ingoldstadt, Ger; MACR 4283. MISS CARRIAGE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31901 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG369FSIV
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4284
Notes42-31901 Delivered: Denver 1/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-Y] Thurleigh 25/2/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Bill Tarr, Co-Pilot: Ross Handy, Navigator: Olin Odom, Bombardier: Bert Krashes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Georges Farkes, Radio Operator: Jack Cunningham, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Lively, Waist Gunner: Bill Simpson, Waist Gunner: John Moore, Tail Gunner: Bob Seaman, obs-Capt Shubel Owen, Gp Int. Off. (11POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Straubing, near Ingoldstadt, Germany. MACR 4284.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-39776 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 306BG
NameTAR HEEL PEGGY
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4285
Notes42-39776 Delivered: Long Beach 28/8/43; Scott 8/10/43; ass 423BS/306BG [RD-K]Thurleigh 13/10/43; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: John Coughlin, Co-Pilot: Allan Johnson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Madison Beasley, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Flores, Waist Gunner: Ralph Garner (5KIA); Navigator: Frank Hall, Bombardier: George Gretton, Radio Operator: Orville Libby, Waist Gunner: Chas Ladage, Tail Gunner: Melvin Tucker (5POW); Enemy aircraft struck severely and ship exploded, crashed Sainbach, 34 miles NW of Munich, Germany. MACR 4285. TAR HEEL PEGGY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne