MIA Aircraft


Missing 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-01-23:

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

#41-24567 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG360FSPI
NameBEATS ME
MIA1943-01-23 - MACR #: 15571
Notes41-24567 Assigned: 360BS/303BG [PU-V] Bangor 14/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; MIA Lorient 23/1/43 Pilot: Joe Haas, Co-Pilot: Roy Christianson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Antone Pacheco, Waist Gunner: John Sherman, Ball Turret Gunner: Pete Soria, Waist Gunner: Jerry Dobbins, Tail Gunner: Wayne Stevens (7KIA); Navigator: John Embach, Bombardier: Ewell McCright, Radio Operator: Chas Roth (3POW); flak hit, crashed Bois de Queronic, near Pluvinger, Fr.; MACR 15571. BEATS ME.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24580 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG358FSYF
NameHELLCAT AGNES
MIA1943-01-23 - MACR #: 15473
Notes41-24580 Assigned: 358BS/303BG [VK-C] Bangor 11/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/62; MIA Lorient 23/1/43 Pilot: Oran O'Connor, Bombardier: Earle Dumont, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Merle Mullendore, Radio Operator: Norman Hughes, Ball Turret Gunner: Clifton Fincher, Waist Gunner: Jack Lucas, Waist Gunner: Lester Robuck, Tail Gunner: Frank Batterson (8POW); Co-Pilot: Eldon Ruppe, Navigator: Bruce Gordon (2EVD); Enemy aircraft KO'd #4 & #1 smoking, crashed Bay of Biscay; MACR 15473. NO MONKEY BUSINESS aka HELLCAT AGNES.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24584 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG427BS
NameSUSFU
MIA1943-01-23 - MACR #: 15571
Notes41-24584 Assigned: 427BS/303BG [GN-Q] Bangor 5/10/42; Molesworth 22/10/42; MIA Lorient 23/1/43 Pilot: Harry Robey., Bombardier: Roy Moser (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Mark McDermott, Radio Operator: Sebastian Vogel (2EVD); Navigator: Chas Grace, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Francis Sulkofski, Ball Turret Gunner: Wilbur Hummel, Waist Gunner: Val Nannen, Waist Gunner: Tom Morrison, Tail Gunner: Ed Levering (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Pleyben Abbey, near Edern, 10 miles NE of Quimper, Fr. MACR 15571. SUSFU.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24603 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG359FSOC
NameGREEN HORNET / YAHOODI
MIA1943-01-23
Notes41-24603 Assigned: 359BS/303BG [BN-Y] Bangor 9/10/42; Molesworth 22/10/42; MIA Lorient 23/1/43 Pilot: Ellis Sanderson, Co-Pilot: Horace Bowman, Bombardier: Grady Ward, Waist Gunner: Carlos Silva, Waist Gunner: Harry Swanson (5POW); Tail Gunner: Joe Markiewicz (KIA); Navigator: John Spence, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sid Devers, Radio Operator: Miles Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Greene (4EVD); flak KO\'d three engines, crash-landed Kergolay, near Motreff, Fr; no MACR.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#41-24607 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG427BS
MIA1943-01-23 - MACR #: 15473
Notes41-24607 Assigned: 427BS/303BG [GN-W] Bangor 24/9/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; MIA 23/1/43 Pilot: Ehle Reber, Co-Pilot: Allan Mitchell, Navigator: Jarold Byrom, Bombardier: Bob Swindle, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Duke Hamilton, Radio Operator: Irwin Blankenship, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Mayo, Waist Gunner: Victor Hand, Waist Gunner: Luther Gross, Tail Gunner: Roger Milford (10KIA); hit by AA, ditched Bay of Biscay. MACR 15473. JERRY JINX aka WHAT'S UP DOC ' .
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne