MIA Aircraft


Missing 385th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-08-17:

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

#42-5886 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 385BG548BS
NameTHE JOLLY ROGER
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 387
Notes42-5886 Delivered: Long Beach 21/4/43; Denver 5/3/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Assigned: 548BS/385BG [GX-D] Gt Ashfield 24/6/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Paul Sommers, Co-Pilot: Herb Brown, Navigator: Hugh McClatchey, Radio Operator: Olin Wieneke, Waist Gunner: Parker Crabtree, Tail Gunner: Joe Schreppel (6KIA); Bombardier: Henry Walker, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Brown, Waist Gunner: Larry Stokes (3POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bruno Gallerini (EVD); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed a mile from Woensdrecht a/fd, on the Holl/Belgium. Border. MACR 387A. THE JOLLY ROGER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5892 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 385BG551BS
NamePREGNANT PORTIA
MIA1943-08-17
Notes42-5892 Delivered: Long Beach 25/4/43; Gore Fd 1/5/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Dow Fd 17/6/43; Assigned: 551BS/385BG [HR-B] Gt Ashfield 18/6/43; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: John Keeley, crew unknown (10RTD); damaged in fighter attacks, ditched Mediterranean Sea, 130 from North African coast. No MACR. PREGNANT PORTIA.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5914 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 385BG549BS
NameROGER WILCO
MIA1943-08-17 - MACR #: 387
Notes42-5914 Delivered: Long Beach 5/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned: 549BS/385BG [XA-Q] Gt Ashfield 17/6/43; MIA Regensburg 17/8/43 Pilot: Leslie Reichardt, Co-Pilot: Bruno Roti, Navigator: Clem Sullivan, Bombardier: John Zavisno, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Biggs, Radio Operator: Mike Khoury, Ball Turret Gunner: Ben Phelper, Waist Gunner: Ed Conan, Waist Gunner: Bob Currie, Tail Gunner: John Kelaher (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed SW of Darmstadt, Germany. MACR 387B. SACK TIME aka ROGER WILCO.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne