MIA Aircraft


Missing 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-10-04:

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

#42-30043 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG547BS
NameRUTHLESS
MIA1943-10-04
Notes42-30043 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned: 547BS/384BG [SO-V] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; MIA Frankfurt 4/10/43 Pilot: Giles Kauffman, Co-Pilot: George Molnar, Navigator: Frank Pogorzelski, Bombardier: Jim Lacroix, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Jarrell, Radio Operator: Jules Beck, Ball Turret Gunner: Jacob Martinex, Waist Gunner: Paul Spodar, Waist Gunner: Pete Seniansky, Tail Gunner: Stan Reuben (10RTD); ditched North Sea, all rescued by HM drifter 'Lord Keith'. No MACR. RUTHLESS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30045 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 384BG545BS
NameBIT'N
MIA1943-10-04 - MACR #: 744
Notes42-30045 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 3/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned: 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; Transferred: 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 28/6/43 SHE'S MY GAL; 12m, MIA Saarlautern 4/10/43 Pilot: Max Crowder, Navigator: Paul Terrell, Bombardier: Bill Savage, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Lewis, Radio Operator: Duke Rosenburg, Ball Turret Gunner: Andres Torres, Waist Gunner: Theo Mayer, wo-Melvin Hibbert, Tail Gunner: Arlie Arneson (9POW); Co-Pilot: Edgar Taylor (KIA); Enemy aircraft, ditched off Bayeux, Fr; MACR 744 & 1455. FIGHT'N -'N -BIT'N.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne