MIA Aircraft


Missing 96th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-26:

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

#42-30198 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG339BS
NameGUZZLERS
MIA1943-07-26
Notes42-30198 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Cheyenne 14/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ-L] Andrews Fd 5/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 563BS/388BG Knettishall /43; MIA Hanover 26/7/43 Pilot: Aubrey Bobbitt, Co-Pilot: Pete McCahill, Navigator: Larry Wiegman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Claybourn, Tail Gunner: Bill Hart (5POW); Bombardier: Gordon Amos, Radio Operator: Jim Duncan, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Warren, Waist Gunner: Larry Hopwood, Waist Gunner: Jim Langley (5KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Holtland, NE of Leer, S of Hesel, Germany. No MACR. GUZZLERS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3281 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG337BS
NameTHE MARY R
MIA1943-07-26 - MACR #: 96
Notes42-3281 Delivered: Denver 23/4/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG [AW- ] Andrews Fd 30/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; MIA Hannover 26/7/43 Pilot: Frank Spino, Co-Pilot: Ira Middaugh, Navigator: Les Hawley, Bombardier: Tony Grasso, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Geese, Radio Operator: Armando Cieri, Ball Turret Gunner: Leon Donaldson, Waist Gunner: George Strauss, Waist Gunner: Orville Williams, Tail Gunner: Fred Taylor (10POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd two engines, crashed Eindorf, near Walsrode, 30 miles E of Bremen, Germany. MACR 96. THE MARY R.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne