MIA Aircraft


Missing 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-12:

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

#42-29686 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG331BS
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 290
Notes42-29686 Delivered: Denver 2/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Gulfport 10/4/43; Assigned: 331BS/94BG [QE-R] Earls Colne 12/5/43; Transferred: 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 12/7/43; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Bill Bigelow, Co-Pilot: Earl Price, Navigator: Rich Hill, Radio Operator: Bill Bartels, Ball Turret Gunner: George Fulton, Waist Gunner: Walt Nowotny, Waist Gunner: Mike Lome, Tail Gunner: Martin Parisot (8POW); Bombardier: Walt Humphreys, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Hamilton (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Heisterbacherrott, three miles E of Konigswinter, Germany. MACR 290. PIE-EYED PIPER (aka ' KAYO).
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30046 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG546BS
NameMERRIE HELL
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 289
Notes42-30046 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned: 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43; MIA Recklinghausen 12/8/43 Pilot: Ernie Sierens{body never found}, Co-Pilot: Joel Acker, Navigator: Spiridon Scoursi, Bombardier: Allan Blossman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Melvin Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: George Hunt, Waist Gunner: Van Jones, Waist Gunner: Melvin Hansen (8KIA); Radio Operator: Harry Kettermann, Tail Gunner: Louis Brindley (2POW); flak blew off nose, crashed Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 289. MERRIE HELL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3104 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG547BS
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 286
Notes42-3104 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned: 333BS/94BG Rougham 6/43 RAIDER; Transferred: 547BS/384BG [SO-A] Grafton Underwood 10/7/43; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: George Keck, Co-Pilot: Ray Gaither, Radio Operator: Frank Hollingsworth, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Wolven, Waist Gunner: Theo Paduch, Waist Gunner: John Hughes (6KIA); Navigator: Bill Juart, Bombardier: Arthur Bryant, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Milton Deville, Tail Gunner: Bill Igou (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Haus Oelgarten, near Hennef, seven miles E of Bonn, Germany. MACR 286.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3231 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG545BS
NameTHE INFERNO
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 287
Notes42-3231 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/4/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned: 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 28/5/43; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Capt Rich Carrington, Co-Pilot: Harvey Esty, Navigator: Robin Tabor, Bombardier: Capt Mike Smithwick, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Phil Schmidlapp, Waist Gunner: Joe Scholand (6POW), Radio Operator: Art Brittain, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Smalley, Waist Gunner: Floyd Wingate, Tail Gunner: Walt Parkins (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Erfstadt, near Liblar, Germany. MACR 287. THE INFERNO.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5806 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG545BS
MIA1943-08-12 - MACR #: 288
Notes42-5806 Delivered: Long Beach 15/2/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Tinker 24/5/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned: 545BS/384BG [JD-Z] Grafton Underwood 3/7/43; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Bob Swank, Ball Turret Gunner: Carl Johnson, Waist Gunner: Pete Sorbo, Waist Gunner: Chas Richey (4KIA), Co-Pilot: Bill Hoffmeyer, Navigator: Harry Bolin, Bombardier: Newell Perkins, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russell Kosse, Radio Operator: Bill Mattoon, Tail Gunner: J.D. Martin (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Vollmershofen-Heidgen, six miles SW of Bonn, Germany. MACR 288.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne