MIA Aircraft


Missing 388th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-06-20:

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

#42-32004 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG560BS
NameOF THE YANKS
MIA1944-06-20 - MACR #: 5921
Notes42-32004 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/1/44; Kearney 23/1/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [B] Knettishall 9/2/44; MIA Magdeburg 20/6/44 Pilot: Joe Patrick, Bombardier: Andy Vuksta, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rick Rarick, Radio Operator: Erroll Bingham, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Heiden, Waist Gunner: Joe Ford, Waist Gunner: Don Harter (7POW); Co-Pilot: Alex McDonnell, Navigator: Jim Spear, Tail Gunner: Bob Rupe (3KIA-drowned); flak, ditched North Sea near Terschelling Is, Holl. MACR 5921. PRIDE OF THE YANKS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-97820 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 388BG560BS
NameTRUE LOVE
MIA1944-06-20
Notes42-97820 Delivered: Denver 7/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/5/44; MIA Fallersleben 20/6/44 Pilot: Ron McGrath, Co-Pilot: Bill DeWitt, Navigator: Vernon Spartz, Bombardier: E.R. Miller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: H.L. Thibault, Radio Operator: N.B. Baber, photo-Sid Goloden, Waist Gunner: R.L. Spaulding, Tail Gunner: Chas Newton (10RTD); mid air coll w/42-97873; crew baled overHorsford/Felthorpe area, aircraft ditched North Sea off Cromer, Nfk. UK; No MACR. TRUE LOVE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne