MIA Aircraft


Missing 96th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-28:

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

#42-30141 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG337BS
NameLIBERTY BELLE
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 140
Notes42-30141 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: Capt Milton Fulton, Co-Pilot: Maj Virgil Emerson, Navigator: Don Humke, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lloyd Hume, Radio Operator: Don Gordoni, Ball Turret Gunner: Rhae Postlewait, Waist Gunner: Chas McDermott, Waist Gunner: George Guest, Tail Gunner: Lt Bob Anderson, obs/nav-Lt Dean Howell {339BS} (10KIA); Bombardier: Larry Woolford (POW-picked up by Germany. an seaplane eight hours later); Enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, six bodies washed up weeks later; MACR 140. LIBERTY BELLE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30355 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG337BS
NameDALLAS REBEL
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 141
Notes42-30355 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG [AW- ] Snetterton 4/7/43; MIA Warnemunde 28/7/43 Pilot: Bill Nance, Co-Pilot: Norville Gorse, Navigator: Joe Hudson, Bombardier: R.H. McGuiness, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Basil Maxwell, Tail Gunner: Ed Youngers (6POW-picked up by Germany. an seaplane); Radio Operator: Luther Paysinger, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Bennett, Waist Gunner: Ernie Kralik, Waist Gunner: Edwin Wolfekuhle (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, NW of Frisian Is; MACR 141. DALLAS REBEL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30394 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG339BS
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 143
Notes42-30394 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ- ] Snetterton 27/6/43; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: Clarry Covert, Co-Pilot: Jim Wyse, Navigator: Doug Johnson, Bombardier: Bill Galle, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Colvin, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Goodson (6OW); Radio Operator: Jim Ellis*, Waist Gunner: Harry Jarvis, Waist Gunner: Bob Korff*, Tail Gunner: Chas Defferdoll* (4KIA-*bodies washed up weeks later); Enemy aircraft, ditched off Sylt Is, Nth Sea; MACR 143.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30401 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG338FS
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 139
Notes42-30401 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 26/6/43; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: Steve Hettrick, Co-Pilot: Jack Adair, Navigator: Calvin Bramlett, Bombardier: Marshall Herrick*, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Connell*, Radio Operator: Bill Reeves, Ball Turret Gunner: Clifford Kinney, Waist Gunner: Bronislaus Kubis*, Waist Gunner: Chas Mossbey, Tail Gunner: Stan Lukowitz (10KIA-*bodies washed up weeks later); Enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea; MACR 139.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3326 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG413BS
NameMOORE-FIDITE II
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 137
Notes42-3326 Delivered: Denver 10/5/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned: 413BS/96BG [MZ- ] Andrews Fd 3/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: Hugh Moore, Co-Pilot: Bill Ault, Navigator: Munroe Coleman*, Bombardier: Tom Hodges, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wilson Bills, Radio Operator: Harry Averbeck, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Lewek, Waist Gunner: John Grubb, Waist Gunner: John Woolford*, Tail Gunner: Bill Werner (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, N of Frisian Is, Hol MACR 137.(*bodies washed up on Sylt Is, Germany. weeks later). MOORE-FIDITE II.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3345 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG338FS
NamePAPER DOLL
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 138
Notes42-3345 Delivered: Denver 20/5/43; Dow Fd 26/6/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG (QJ- ] Snetterton 31/6/43; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: Ernie Deshotles, Co-Pilot: Otis Pritchard, Navigator: Leon D'Addesio, Bombardier: Nelson McCall, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Hudson, Radio Operator: Bill Bolton, Ball Turret Gunner: A.B. Farrow, Waist Gunner: Ken Godfrey, Waist Gunner: George Canem, Tail Gunner: Ray Hallenbeck (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, near Ijmuiden, Hol. MACR 138. PAPER DOLL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne