MIA Aircraft


Missing 398th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-07-08:

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

#42-102445 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 398BG601BS
MIA1944-07-08 - MACR #: 7217
Notes42-102445 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-R] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (23m) MIA Noball V-1 sites 8/7/44 Pilot: George Wilson (KIA ' went down with ship); Tail Gunner: Reg Ferguson (EVD); Co-Pilot: Vernon Atkinson, Navigator: Dick Dunn, Bombardier: Bob Perry, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sanford Walke, Radio Operator: George Vela, Ball Turret Gunner: Martin Hansen, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Dye (7POW); flak KO'd #1 & #2, crashed Money Cayeux, near Rouen, Fr; MACR 7217.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-107096 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 398BG601BS
MIA1944-07-08 - MACR #: 7220
Notes42-107096 Delivered: Tulsa 18/2/44; Grenier 1/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-K] Nuthampstead 10/4/44; (24m) MIA French noball sites - Humieres 8/7/44 Pilot: Capt Kearie Berry, Tail Gunner: Manuel Ray (2RTD, picked up by ASR launch); Co-Pilot: Ray Thornton, Navigator: Walter Kruse, Bombardier: Paul McCain, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Bisping, Radio Operator: Carlo Galioto, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Hess, Waist Gunner: George Papajohn (7KIA); flak, ditched Channel; MACR 7220.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne