MIA Aircraft


Missing 388th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-12-30:

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

#42-31131 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG563BS
NameSATAN'S SISTER
MIA1943-12-30 - MACR #: 3041
Notes42-31131 Delivered: Dallas 24/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Wilmington 14/10/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 Pilot: Art Carlson, Co-Pilot: Ben Scoggin, Bombardier: Edgar Slentz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Hawkins, Radio Operator: Dan Letter, Waist Gunner: Chas Parizo (6KIA); Navigator: John Bassler, Tail Gunner: Bob Scalley, Waist Gunner: Jim Neal, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Brincat (4POW); hit by prop wash from w/42-31176, crashed Birkenu-Odenwald, 12 miles NE of Ludwigshaven, Germany. MACR 3041. SATAN'S SISTER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31149 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG560BS
NameMY DAY
MIA1943-12-30 - MACR #: 3139
Notes42-31149 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Love Fd 12/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 Pilot: Phil Comelia, Co-Pilot: Guy Claypool, Navigator: Bill Aunspaugh, Bombardier: Curtis Belgium. fy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Patsy Sacco, Radio Operator: Frank Pilato (6KIA-all failed to board the dinghy in very rough conditions); Ball Turret Gunner: John Mont, Waist Gunner: Walter Steele, Waist Gunner: Joe Payne, Tail Gunner: Frank Zagrovich (4RTD); flak, ditched English Channel, 20 miles of Isle of Wight; MACR 3139. MY DAY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne