MIA Aircraft


Missing 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-04-24:

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

#42-107200 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG358FSYF
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4274
Notes42-107200 Delivered: Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 312/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 358BS/303BG [VK- ] Molesworth 23/4/44; MIA Friedrichshafen (1st mission) 24/4/44 Pilot: Paul Stewart, Co-Pilot: Rudolph Heap, Navigator: Bob Moller, Bombardier: Dario Manze, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tom Coe, Radio Operator: Drackart Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Jasinski (7KIA); Waist Gunner: Ray Cadlolo, Waist Gunner: Jim Cast, Tail Gunner: Roy Sable (3POW); flak and Enemy aircraft severely damaged nose, three baled then it exploded, crashed Gross-Seeham, 22 miles from Munich/Rosenheim, Germany. MACR 4274.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-38204 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 303BG
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4271
Notes42-38204 Delivered: Denver 14/1/44; Gr Island 31/1/44; ass 358BS/303BG [VK-H] Molesworth 29/2/44, then 360BS [PU-H]; MIA Oberpfaffenhofen (19m) 24/4/44 Pilot: Tom McClure, Co-Pilot: John Putiri, Navigator: Joe Brady, Bombardier: Jim Stavast, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Herb Swift, Radio Operator: Francis Frazee, Ball Turret Gunner: George Duncan, Waist Gunner: Amos Kent, Waist Gunner: Parlan Allred, Tail Gunner: George Senheiser (10INT); Enemy aircraft & flak KOd #3, crash-landed Cointrin Afd, Geneva, Switz; MACR 4271.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne