MIA Aircraft


Missing 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-06-25:

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

#42-5382 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG360FSPI
NameWITCH'S TIT
MIA1943-06-25
Notes42-5382 Delivered: Denver 26/11/42; Berry 31/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned: 360BS/303BG [PU-E] Molesworth 25/2/43; MIA Wangerooge Is, Holl. 25/6/43 Pilot: Dave Mack, Co-Pilot: Ragnar Barhuag, Navigator: Roland Smith, Bombardier: Chas Cox, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dan Deitch, Radio Operator: Salvaged. Cincinelli, Waist Gunner: Carl Stewart, Waist Gunner: Bob Spitzfaden, Tail Gunner: Joe Biernacki (9POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Andy Peterson (KIA); shot down by Enemy aircraft, crashed near Oldenburg, Germany. No MACR. THE WITCH'S TIT.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5390 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG360FSPI
NameTHE AVENGER
MIA1943-06-25
Notes42-5390 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/11/42; Salina 20/1/43; Assigned: 360BS/303BG [PU-L] Molesworth 26/3/43; MIA Wangerooge Is 25/6/43 Pilot: Joe Palmer, Co-Pilot: Bob Sheldon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Elmer Duffy, Radio Operator: Edmund Gullage, Ball Turret Gunner: Burl Owen, Waist Gunner: Norm Hornbacher, Waist Gunner: Sam Holder (7KIA); Navigator: Claude Kieffer, togg-Sgt Leon Applequist, Tail Gunner: Alva Hodges (3POW); crashed Bourgsweer, Groningen, Hol. No MACR. THE AVENGER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5468 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG360FSPI
NameTHE BITTER DOSE
MIA1943-06-25
Notes42-5468 Delivered: Denver 11/12/42; Salina 8/1/43; Assigned: 360BS/303BG [PU-I] Molesworth 8/4/43; MIA Wangerooge Is 25/6/43 Pilot: George Stallings, Co-Pilot: Joe Bradbury, Navigator: Jim Kelley, Bombardier: Frank Kulesa, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Watson{wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Stevens, Waist Gunner: Joe Klasnick{wia}, Waist Gunner: Bob Yattaw, Tail Gunner: John Stickler, obs-Mike Hlastala (10RTD); Radio Operator: Dick Jones (KIA); nearing base crew bailed near RAD Coltishall & Stallings took ship to ditch in North Sea. THE NASTY NINE aka QUI- 9, THE BITTER DOSE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne