MIA Aircraft


Missing 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-04:

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

#42-5792 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG358FSYF
NameTHE MUGGER
MIA1943-07-04
Notes42-5792 Delivered: Long Beach 28/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Assigned: 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 8/4/43; MIA Le Mans 4/7/43 Pilot: Bob O'Connor, Bombardier: Rich Peterson (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Donovan Manifold, Navigator: Andy Halioris, Radio Operator: Earl Hogue, Waist Gunner: Harry Thompson-Brundidge (4POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bernie Koenig, Ball Turret Gunner: Albert Carroll, Waist Gunner: Ed Chonskie, Tail Gunner: John Zioance (4EVD); Enemy aircraft KO'd an engine, crashed near Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, 18 miles SW of Le Mans, Fr. No MACR .THE MUGGER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne