MIA Aircraft


Missing 385th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-28:

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

#42-30179 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 385BG550BS
NameGRIM REAPER
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 189
Notes42-30179 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/4/43; Gt Falls 8/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 550BS/385BG [SG-C] Gt Ashfield 16/6/43; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: Herman Gurgel, Co-Pilot: Jake Silverstein, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Holley, Tail Gunner: Dick Gaston (4KIA); Navigator: Paul Fauerso, Bombardier: John Hendricks, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Frank Bartnicki, Radio Operator: Leo Donahue, Waist Gunner: George Krzyzak, Waist Gunner: George Dainton (6POW); Enemy aircraft on return, crashed Herford, ten Miles NE of Biefeld, Germany. MACR 189A. MURDER INC. aka GRIM REAPER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3316 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 385BG550BS
NameBIG STINKY
MIA1943-07-28 - MACR #: 189
Notes42-3316 Delivered: Denver 6/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Assigned: 550BS/385BG [SG-F] Gt Ashfield 26/6/43; MIA Warnemunde 28/7/43 Pilot: Bill Storr, Co-Pilot: Bob Blakely, Navigator: Clinton Weaver, Bombardier: Athel Miller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry McComb, Radio Operator: Walter Reep, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Schipani, Waist Gunner: Art Spicas, Waist Gunner: Jim McDonough, Tail Gunner: Jim Murphy (10KIA); coll w/42-30257 off Heligoland, ditched North Sea, MACR 189B. BETTY BOOM aka BIG STINKY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne