MIA Aircraft


Missing 96th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-01-04:

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

#42-30518 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG413BS
NameSHORT STRIDE IV
MIA1944-01-04 - MACR #: 2016
Notes42-30518 Delivered: Boeing 18/6/43; Gore 29/6/43; Cheyenne 30/6/43; Kearney 14/7/43; Dow Fd 21/7/43; Assigned: 413BS/96BG [MZ-Y] Snetterton 26/7/43; MIA Kiel 4/1/44 Pilot: Jim McLean, Co-Pilot: Harry Zlotnik, Navigator: John Gray, Bombardier: John McGee{body never found}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Winn, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Keefe, Waist Gunner: Dave Miller (7KIA); Radio Operator: Lyall Taubert, Waist Gunner: Germany. y Waldron, Tail Gunner: John Young (3POW); mid air coll w/42-5953 on target approach, crashed Dalum, between Ems/Lingen, and Meppen, Ger; MACR 2016. SHORT STRIDE IV.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5953 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 96BG338FS
NameBONES
MIA1944-01-04 - MACR #: 2017
Notes42-5953 Delivered: Long Beach 30/5/43; Kearney 10/6/43; Dow Fd 16/7/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG [BX-Q/G] Snetterton 20/7/43; MIA Keil 4/1/44 Pilot: George Davis, Co-Pilot: Lester Guderian, Navigator: Julius Flusche, Bombardier: Hamlin Lowery, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Kermit Lansrud, Radio Operator: Alphonse Salvagna, Ball Turret Gunner: John Shoe, Waist Gunner: Nicholas Tolien, Waist Gunner: Jim Golden, Tail Gunner: John Shue, tg-Alex Korolchuk (10KIA); coll w/42-35018 approaching target, crashed Gross-Hesepe, between Lingen & Ems, Germany. MACR 2017. SKIN & BONES.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne