MIA Aircraft


Missing 388th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-04-24:

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

#42-31176 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG560BS
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4288
Notes42-31176 Delivered: Dallas 27/9/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Wilmington 24/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; MIA Berlin 24/4/44 Pilot: George Gwin, Co-Pilot: Chas Dunfee, Navigator: Wilbur Minnich, Bombardier: Bob Reis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Jones, Radio Operator: Gene Mitchell, Ball Turret Gunner: Neal Phillips, Waist Gunner: Carl Kohn, Waist Gunner: Elwood Dasher, Tail Gunner: Roy Choate (10POW); ditched Channel off Calais, picked up by Germany. ans. MACR 4288.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31253 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG562BS
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4289
Notes42-31253 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/10/43; Gr Isle 22/10/43; Romulus 28/10/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; MIA Freidrichshafen 24/4/44 Pilot: Bob McWhite, Co-Pilot: Harry Olmstead, Navigator: Martin Cullen, Bombardier: Herb Scott, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Winn, Radio Operator: Walter Long, Ball Turret Gunner: George Wright, Waist Gunner: Carroll Roth, Waist Gunner: Lou Thompson, Tail Gunner: Ron Honeyman (10POW); flak KOd #3 and #2, crashed Ehrensberg 12 miles W of Memmingen, Germany. MACR 4289.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3388 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG
NameSLEEPYTIME GIRL
MIA1944-04-24 - MACR #: 4452
Notes42-3388 Delivered: Denver 1/6/43; Dow Field 13/7/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 3/8/43; Transferred: 550BS/385BG [SG-F] Gt Ashfield /43; MIA Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 Pilot: Bill Nesen, Co-Pilot: Bernie Gruble, Navigator: Jim Delo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lee Lance, Radio Operator: Fred Howland, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe McKenna (6KIA); Bombardier: Chester Desormeaux, Waist Gunner: Evan Wells, Waist Gunner: Murdoch McNeil, Tail Gunner: Ernie Mitchell (4RTD); Enemy aircraft KOd three engines, ditched Channel off Dungeness, Kent, picked up by ASR Walrus. MACR 4452 . SLEEPYTIME GIRL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne