MIA Aircraft


Missing 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-06-13:

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

#42-5814 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG508BS
MIA1943-06-13
Notes42-5814 Delivered: Long Beach 25/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned: 508BS/351BG [YB-B] Polebrook 17/4/43; MIA {1m} Bremen 13/6/43 Pilot: Willard Forrest + crew ' (*RTD); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Roebuck, Radio Operator: Joe Hayes (2KIA); suffered engine problems and forced to return, but ditched North Sea where crew picked up by RAF Walrus..
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5814 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG508BS
MIA1943-06-13
NotesCS: YB-B
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour

#42-5815 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG509BS
MIA1943-06-13
Notes42-5815 Delivered: Long Beach 25/2/43; Cheyenne 1/3/43; Gore Fd 14/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned: 509BS/351BG [RQ-Q] Polebrook 17/4/43; MIA {1m} Bremen 13/6/43 Pilot: Bob Jackson, Co-Pilot: Chester Lott, Navigator: Herman Lindsey, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Adams, Radio Operator: Wallis Patton, Ball Turret Gunner: Floyd Viles, Waist Gunner: Bill Whittaker (7POW); Bombardier: Charles Noetzel, Waist Gunner: Roy Johnson, Tail Gunner: Ed Berry (3KIA); Enemy aircraft damaged three engines, crashed Oldenbrook, near Brake, NW of Bremen. No MACR.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5815 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG509BS
MIA1943-06-13
NotesCS: RQ-Q
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour