MIA Aircraft


Missing 447th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-04-27:

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

#42-107197 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 447BG710BS
MIA1944-04-27 - MACR #: 4299
Notes42-107197 Delivered: Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 11/4/44; MIA Pas de Calais 27/4/44 Pilot: Capt Ashley Guynn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Thomas, Tail Gunner: Ernie Hernandez (3KIA); Co-Pilot: Rich Bender, n/Bombardier: Edmund Hollister, ng-S/Sgt-John Northrup, Radio Operator: George Swingle, Ball Turret Gunner: Bernie Weiss, Waist Gunner: Ed Kucinski, Waist Gunner: Chas Mouser (7POW); flak and Enemy aircraft set ship on fire which exploded, most wreckage falling in the Channel; the KIA recovered near Killem, 12 miles E of Dunkirk, Fr; MACR 4299.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31477 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 447BG709BS
MIA1944-04-27 - MACR #: 4294
Notes42-31477 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Pilot: Frank Umhoefer forced landing base 16/12/43; Assigned: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/3/44; MIA Pas de Calais 27/4/44 w/George Hofsess, n/Bombardier: Oscar Lezman, Radio Operator: Ray Kuusela, Waist Gunner: Norman Kirby, Waist Gunner: Harry McCaskill, Tail Gunner: Jim Stamas (7POW); Co-Pilot: Frank Chaimson[shot in his chute], Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dominic Lorusso[landed on power lines] (2KIA); ng-S/Sgt Jack Stead, Ball Turret Gunner: Ike Jackson (2EVD); flak KOd some engines, some crew baled, ship exploded crashed Nesle-Hodeng, four miles SE of Neufchatel-eNavigator: Bray, 37 miles SW of Amiens, Fr. MACR 4294.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne