MIA Aircraft


Missing 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-06-25:

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

#42-29864 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG525BS
MIA1943-06-25 - MACR #: 1759
Notes42-29864 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/2/43; Gore 4/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Bangor 28/4/43; Assigned: 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 3/5/43; MIA Wangerooge Is 25/6/43 Pilot: Courtney Browne, Navigator: Stan Cohen, Bombardier: Chas Dunham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Louis Nima, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Johnson, Waist Gunner: Carl Louis, Waist Gunner: Melvin Eckert, Tail Gunner: Jim Franklin (8KIA); Co-Pilot: Harry Hodgin, Radio Operator: Clarry Mertz (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed between Mull abd Dorpen, Germany. close to Dutch border. MACR 1759.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29892 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG527BS
MIA1943-06-25 - MACR #: 1758
Notes42-29892 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned: 527BS/379BG [FO-N] Kimbolton 22/4/43; MIA Bochum 25/6/43 Pilot: Doug Groom, Co-Pilot: Frank Pulaski, Radio Operator: Tom Lyons, Waist Gunner: Thaddeus Burzycki, Tail Gunner: Frank Mills (5KIA); Navigator: Art Belgium. meyer, Bombardier: Tom Mortenson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howie Brinkman, Waist Gunner: Ralph Weaver, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Bowers (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Neu Arenberg, four miles NW of Freisoythe, Germany. MACR 1758.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30107 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG526BS
NameBLACK MAGIC
MIA1943-06-25 - MACR #: 1366
Notes42-30107 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/4/43; Pendleton 12/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned: 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 20/6/43; MIA Wangerooge Is 25/6/43 Pilot: Weldon Homes, Co-Pilot: Bill Griffith, Navigator: Leo Gladin, Bombardier: Bob Andrews, Radio Operator: Milton Bailey, Waist Gunner: Marshall Sanford, Waist Gunner: Verne Shovan, Tail Gunner: Roy Dillbeck (8POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Winston Tinker, Ball Turret Gunner: Wilbur Koleon (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Wieste, near Quakenbruck, Germany. MACR 1366. BLACK MAGIC.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30165 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG
MIA1943-06-25 - MACR #: 1356
Notes42-30165 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 28/4/43; Smoky Hill 4/5/43; Lowry 6/5/43; Walla Walla 15/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 5/6/43; Transferred: 524BS/379BG [WA- ] Kimbolton 21/6/43; MIA {1m} Wangerooge 25/6/43 Pilot: Paul Hartman, Co-Pilot: Chas Howe, Navigator: Jim Gore, Bombardier: John Francis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tony Gullace, Ball Turret Gunner: Clyde Slagowski, Waist Gunner: Bob Greeley, Tail Gunner: Bryant Fannin (8POW); Radio Operator: Jim Blick, Waist Gunner: Harry Schrader (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Wiestel, near Sogel, Aschendorf, Germany. MACR 1356.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3023 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG
NameBOOZENESS
MIA1943-06-25 - MACR #: 1365
Notes42-3023 Delivered: Rapid City 14/12/42; Memphis Pilot: Bob Gates, forced landing Kansas City Apt. 7/4/43; ass 335BS/95BG [OE-V] Presque Is 18/5/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Transferred: 525BS/379BG [FR-F] Kimbolton 8/6/43; MIA Wangerooge Is, 25/6/43 w/Tom Simones, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Polcover, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Noonan, Waist Gunner: Norbert Meyer, Tail Gunner: Norman Schoolcraft (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Jack Schmitt, Navigator: Harry Aebischer, Bombardier: Thornton Baker, Radio Operator: Germany. ld Metthe, Waist Gunner: Fred Hartt (5POW-all caught by farmers and home defence); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Brahe, East Friesland, Ger; MACR 1365. BOOZENESS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5839 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG325BS
MIA1943-06-25 - MACR #: 1367
Notes42-5839 Delivered: Long Beach 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 25/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned: 325BS/379BG [FR-X] Kimbolton 16/4/43; MIA Wangerooge Is 25/6/43 Pilot: Ken Quade, Co-Pilot: George Barnett, Bombardier: Wallace Cosper, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chester Burnes, Radio Operator: Jim Edinger, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Heron, Waist Gunner: Hugo Pettinatti, Waist Gunner: Joe Owesny, Tail Gunner: Kingsley Nelson (9KIA); Navigator: Bill Hughes (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Dingstede, eight miles E of Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 1367.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne