MIA Aircraft


Missing 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-17:

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

#42-29830 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG525BS
NamePETER WABBIT
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 1350
Notes42-29830 Delivered: Denver 23/2/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned: 525BS/379BG [FR-A] Kimbolton; then 524BS [WA-T]; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Erwalt Wagner, Co-Pilot: Bill Barnard, Navigator: Joe Hilderbrand, Bombardier: Ken Gibbs, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Henry Kushman, Radio Operator: Ben Radensky, Ball Turret Gunner: Francis Donahue, Waist Gunner: Marvin Charlson, Waist Gunner: Eldred Andruss, Tail Gunner: Dean Yates (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Dorrebach, six miles W of Bingen, Germany. MACR 1350. PETER WABBIT.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30158 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG525BS
NameMARY JANE II
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 1764
Notes42-30158 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/4/43; Tinker 28/4/43; New Castle 29/4/43; Assigned: 525BS/379BG [FR-X] Kimbolton 23/6/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Howie Koeppen, Waist Gunner: Jack Posemsky (2KIA), Co-Pilot: Harry Thomkpson, Navigator: Ed Dennstedt, Bombardier: Bob Thomas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Hurlo, Radio Operator: Floyd Barrowman, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Watkins, Waist Gunner: Gene Shadick, Tail Gunner: Rich Feese (8POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Abenheim, five miles NW of Worms, Germany. MACR 1764. MARY JANE II.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30191 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG525BS
NameTHE BOLEVICH
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 1765
Notes42-30191 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Tinker 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 1/6/43; Assigned: 525BS/379BG [FR-C] Kimbolton 6/6/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Don Merchant, Co-Pilot: Jim Sullivan, Navigator: Ernie Keith, Bombardier: Leon Roman, Radio Operator: Johannes Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Tongue, eg-Edgar Van Valkenburg, Waist Gunner: Harry Ridgley, Tail Gunner: John Wierzbanowski (9POW), Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gene Hecht (KIA); flak, crash-landed wheels up on road between Elfershausen & Trimburg, 13 miles NW of Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 1765. THE BOLEVICH.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30309 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG525BS
NameRAGING RED
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 1763
Notes42-30309 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 23/5/43; Kearney 26/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 525BS/379BG [FR-P] Kimbolton 21/6/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Jim Sexton, Co-Pilot: John Goettel, Navigator: Bill LaDow, Bombardier: Joe Lee, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Preston Wells, Radio Operator: Vince Leonard, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Schad, Waist Gunner: Jim Leckey, Tail Gunner: Joe Sheppard (9POW), Waist Gunner: Talmadge Naron (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Niederwetz, five miles S of Wetzlar, Germany. MACR 1763. RAGING RED.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne