MIA Aircraft


Missing 447th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-05-20:

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

#42-37864 - B-17G-70-BO

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 447BG709BS
NameMARTY
MIA1944-05-20 - MACR #: 4938
Notes42-37864 Delivered: Denver 25/10/43; Harvard 29/10/43; ass 709BS/447BG [IE-K] Rattlesden 21/11/43; MIA Brussels 20/5/44 Pilot: Chas Mitchell, Co-Pilot: Ed Frost, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Andy Marsin, Ball Turret Gunner: Gene Szulczewski, Waist Gunner: Bob Sasse, Waist Gunner: Dick Kindic, Tail Gunner: Ray McCarthy (7EVD); Navigator: Joe Keenan, Bombardier: Leo McLaughlin, Radio Operator: Paul Dickerson (3POW); actually hit by friendly fire from another 447BG B-17, crashed Neerbeck, seven miles NE of Maarstricht, Hol. MACR 4938.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-97176 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 447BG710BS
MIA1944-05-20 - MACR #: 4939
Notes42-97176 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/2/44; Gr Island 15/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 4/3/44; MIA Brussels 20/5/44 Pilot: Town Archibald, Co-Pilot: Bob Lewis (2RTD); Navigator: Duane Kesterke, Bombardier: Chas Oulehla, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Harwell, Radio Operator: Gustave Secunda, Ball Turret Gunner: Simpson Gray, Waist Gunner: John Schomburger, Waist Gunner: Everett White, Tail Gunner: Art Baker (8KIA- actually drowned); en route to target was shot down accidentally by a B-17 of another group testing its guns, crashed Channel. MACR 4939.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne