MIA Aircraft


Missing 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-09-16:

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

#42-29699 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG547BS
NameOLD BATTLE AXE
MIA1943-09-16
Notes42-29699 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Presque Is 9/4/43; Assigned: 332BS/94BG [XM-F] Earls Colne 12/5/43 FIFI; Rougham 13/6/43; Transferred: 547BS/384BG Grafton Underwood [SO-D] 16/7/43; MIA Nantes 16/9/43 Pilot: Bill Price, Co-Pilot: Lee Coleman, Navigator: Harry Harvey, Bombardier: Larcey Arquette, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Beaty, Radio Operator: Rob Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: Dan Griffin, Waist Gunner: Jim Leigh, Waist Gunner: Earl Nelson, Tail Gunner: Ralph Grant (10RTD); Enemy aircraft, ditched off south coast, all rescued by ASR launch. No MACR OLD BATTLE AXE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30030 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG544BS
NameOLD IRONSIDES
MIA1943-09-16 - MACR #: 16289
Notes42-30030 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned: 544BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; damaged in mid-air collision Pilot: Elwood Kowalski 12/6/43; Transferred: 2 SAD Lt Staughton 31/7/43 then 560BS/388BG; MIA La Rochelle 16/9/43 w/Henry Nagorka, Co-Pilot: Gil Parker, Navigator: John Leverone, Bombardier: Mike Mahoney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Kiesler, Radio Operator: Francis Antalek, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Blankenburg, Tail Gunner: Jack Harris{lost leg in ditching} (8RTD); Waist Gunner: Ed Christensen, Waist Gunner: Claude Whitehead (2KIA); no gas, ditched near Farne Islands, Northumberland; survivors reached St Cutherbert's Is in their dinghy. MACR 16289 OLD IRONSIDES.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5849 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG547BS
NameS BELLES II
MIA1943-09-16 - MACR #: 722
Notes42-5849 Delivered: Long Beach 20/3/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 3/5/43; Dow Fd 20/3/43; Assigned: 547BS/384BG [SO-N] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43; MIA Nantes 16/9/43 Pilot: John Butler, Co-Pilot: Herman Wollenweber, Navigator: Ed Knowling, Bombardier: Burnis Martin, Radio Operator: Preston Davis, Tail Gunner: Clarry Barnes (6POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Turlington (EVD); Ball Turret Gunner: Herb May, Waist Gunner: Marion Rogers, Waist Gunner: Walt Sword (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rennes, Fr. MACR 722. HELL'S BELLES II.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne