MIA Aircraft


Missing 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-17:

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

#42-29872 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG511BS
NameSNOW BALL
MIA1943-07-17
Notes42-29872 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/2/43; Pueblo 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned: 511BS/351BG [DS-W] Polebrook 16/4/43; MIA {6m} T/Ops (Hannover) 17/7/43 Pilot: Bill Peters, Co-Pilot: E. Eslund, Bombardier: P. Shanes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: E. Atwood, Radio Operator: R. Martin, btyg-Tom Dye, Waist Gunner: W. Hunter, Waist Gunner: J. McGee, Tail Gunner: A. Chacon (9RTD); Navigator: Fred Wattles (KIA); flak, ditched North Sea, and sunk in seconds. Crew picked up by RAF Walruses L2307 & L2238, which had to taxi back to Yarmouth as sea too rough to take off. SNOW BALL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29872 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG511BS
NameSNOW BALL
MIA1943-07-17
NotesCS: DS-W
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour