MIA Aircraft


Missing 385th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-02-28:

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

#42-31203 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 385BG548BS
NameGREMLIN AVENGER
MIA1944-02-28
Notes42-31203 Delivered: Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Gt Falls 6/11/43; Assigned: 548BS/385BG [GX- ] Gt Ashfield 29/11/43; MIA Pas de Calais 28/2/44 Pilot: Harlan Inglis, Co-Pilot: Norman Gunn, Navigator: Melvin Reed, Bombardier: Harry Hoover, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Boever, Radio Operator: Albt Audette, Ball Turret Gunner: Pete Rizkovsky, Waist Gunner: John Danko, Tail Gunner: Bob Pellman (9RTD); Waist Gunner: unknown (KIA); #2 engine smoking & ditched in Channel of Folkestone, crew rescued. No MACR. GREMLIN AVENGER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31751 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 385BG549BS
MIA1944-02-28 - MACR #: 2883
Notes42-31751 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Detroit 26/1/44; Grenier 28/1/44; Assigned: 549BS/385BG [XA- ] Gt Ashfield 1/23/44; MIA Pas de Calais 28/2/44 Pilot: Salter Clark, Co-Pilot: Ed Henig, Navigator: Chas Baird, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clifton Cleaver, Radio Operator: Joe Millins, Ball Turret Gunner: Lee Heitman, Waist Gunner: Jim Gulley, Tail Gunner: Bill Kalenkoski (8KIA); Bombardier: Art Canton, Waist Gunner: Alf Barber (2POW); flak hit in nose, crashed St Martin, near Boulougne, Fr. MACR 2883.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-38121 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 385BG
MIA1944-02-28 - MACR #: 2882
Notes42-38121 Delivered: Denver 19/12/43; Phoenix 2/1/44; Kearney 3/1/44; ass 551BS/385BG [HR-E] Gt Ashfield 28/1/44; MIA Pas de Calais 28/2/44 Pilot: Gil Kemman, Co-Pilot: Steve Kruppa, Navigator: Henry Dagg, Bombardier: Ben Gallegos, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Lewis, Radio Operator: Dick Thoos, Waist Gunner: Orin Lee, Tail Gunner: Chas Vobroucek (8KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Wallace Kuester, Waist Gunner: Horace Hosbach (2POW): flak knocked tail off, crashed in Boulogne town, Fr. MACR 2882.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne