MIA Aircraft


Missing 379th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-12-30:

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

#42-29963 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG527BS
MIA1943-12-30 - MACR #: 1977
Notes42-29963 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned: 527BS/379BG [FO-I] Kimbolton 11/6/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 Pilot: Glenn Camp, Navigator: Jarvis Cooper (2POW), Co-Pilot: Joe Fitzgerald, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Giersch, Ball Turret Gunner: Marcus Pierce, Tail Gunner: Bob Cross (4KIA), Bombardier: Ed Donaldson, Radio Operator: Milton Mills, Waist Gunner: Neelan Parker, Waist Gunner: Doug Farr (4EVD); flak, crashed two miles E of St Relnac, between Paris & Creil, Fr. MACR 1977. JUDY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5861 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 379BG349BS
NameLADEN MAIDEN
MIA1943-12-30 - MACR #: 2020
Notes42-5861 Delivered: Long Beach 30/3/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned: 349BS/379BG [XR-J] Kimbolton 8/6/43 STUD DUCK; MIA Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 Pilot: Marvin Leininger, Co-Pilot: Albt Witmyer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Meyer Weintraub, Radio Operator: Marshall Banta, Ball Turret Gunner: Nick Matulik, Waist Gunner: Jim Parham, Waist Gunner: Gene Latimer, Tail Gunner: Chas McGrogan (8KIA); Navigator: Leon McChesney, Bombardier: Chas Compton (2EVD); hit by three FW 190s , crashed Liry, 28 miles E of Rheims, Fr; MACR 2020. LADEN MAIDEN.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne