MIA Aircraft


Missing 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-06-11:

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

#42-29875 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG525BS
MIA1943-06-11 - MACR #: 1358
Notes42-29875 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/2/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned: 525BS/379BG [FO-L] Kimbolton 2/5/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 Pilot: Capt George Hamrick, Navigator: Hal Herrick, Bombardier: Walt Kozel, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lother Nichols, Radio Operator: Tony Zarro, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Fleck, Waist Gunner: Warren Crane, Waist Gunner: Jim Mitchell, Tail Gunner: Jasper Gallegos (9KIA); Co-Pilot: Sam Gossen (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Grossheide, NW of Aurich, Germany. MACR 1358.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29915 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG524BS
NameTHUNDER GOD
MIA1943-06-11 - MACR #: 1760
Notes42-29915 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned: 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 22/4/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 Pilot: Ray Zucker, Co-Pilot: Abram Birch, Navigator: Harry Anderson, Bombardier: Tony Amaya, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Julius Lee, Radio Operator: Russell Good, Ball Turret Gunner: John Sneed, Waist Gunner: Paul Hammond*, Waist Gunner: Jim Keeler*, Tail Gunner: Mike Froehlioch (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea; (*bodies washed up a month later). MACR 1760. THUNDER GOD.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3099 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG527BS
MIA1943-06-11 - MACR #: 1368
Notes42-3099 Delivered: Denver 4/3/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned: 527BS/379BG [FO-R] Kimbolton 26/4/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 Pilot: Bill Pinson (POW-picked up by Germany. an minesweeper R88); Co-Pilot: Reed Lamb, Navigator: Davis Murdock, Bombardier: Leroy Self, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Sendzick, Radio Operator: Carrol Lohman, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Anderson, Waist Gunner: Larus Snydal, Waist Gunner: Harry Northey, Tail Gunner: Cleon Biddle (9KIA); Enemy aircraft & flak hits, crashed near Borkum, nr Juist Island, North Sea. MACR 1368.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3114 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG525BS
MIA1943-06-11 - MACR #: 1295
Notes42-3114 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/2/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned: 525BS/379BG [FR-T] Kimbolton 3/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 Pilot: Noel Britten, Co-Pilot: Patrick Rea, Navigator: Olympio Cassera, n-Matt Driscoll, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Germany. ld Stratton, Radio Operator: John Rogers, Ball Turret Gunner: Floyd Tichnell, Waist Gunner: Mike Holinka, Waist Gunner: Dan Kenney, Tail Gunner: Ellis Vance. (10POW-picked up by German Navy and taken to Cuxhaven); Enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea off Borkum, Ger. MACR 1295.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3148 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG527BS
MIA1943-06-11 - MACR #: 1369
Notes42-3148 Delivered: Denver 3/1/43; Assigned: 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Patterson 17/4/43; then 526BS [LF-A] Kimbolton 30/5/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 Pilot: Bill Brinkman, Bombardier: Don Andrews, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarry Watkins, Radio Operator: Bill Carver, Ball Turret Gunner: Alf Mitchell, Waist Gunner: Ralph Smith, Waist Gunner: Bob Todd, Tail Gunner: Frank Murphy (8KIA); Co-Pilot: Bill Cochran, Navigator: Bill Homes{wia} (2POW); coll head on w/Enemy aircraft, crashed close to airfield at Marx, Germany. MACR 1369.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne