MIA Aircraft


Missing 388th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-28:

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

#42-30216 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG563BS
NameJOHNNIE
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 3128
Notes42-30216 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [--S] Knettishall 18/6/43; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: Ralph Swanson, Co-Pilot: Harry Erickson, Navigator: Chas Bergheimer, Bombardier: Norvell Nystrom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Phil Kinder, Radio Operator: Fred Ward, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Shaw, Waist Gunner: Dick Lambrecht, Waist Gunner: Chas McMenamin, Tail Gunner: Bill Deane (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Banteln, near Elze, S of Hanover, Germany. MACR 3128. JOHNNIE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-30285 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG
NameROUNDTRIP TICKET
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 189
Notes42-30285 Delivered: Denver 9/5/43; Gt Falls 16/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 30/9/43; Transferred: 550BS/385BG [XA- ] Gt Ashfield 1/10/43; then 549BS; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: John Noel, Co-Pilot: Henry Wilczyk (2POW); Navigator: Leon Marion, Bombardier: George Ramelot, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob McKnight, Radio Operator: Ned Mirabel, Ball Turret Gunner: Grant Schaff, Waist Gunner: Ulysses McElhinney, Waist Gunner: Ray Magin, Tail Gunner: Bill Peterson (8KIA-all washed up later); mid air coll w/42-30285 (385BG), ditched North Sea; MACR 189D. ROUNDTRIP TICKET.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne