|Pilot 1st Lt. Walter A. Scalese, O-697377 (MIA / KIA / BR) Windber, PA
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Stephen Fuda, O-764278 (MIA / KIA / BR) Stamford, CT
Navigator F/O Joseph E. Novakovits, T-124379 (MIA / KIA) Bethlehem, PA
Bombardier 2nd Lt. Paul H. Phillips, O-703067 (MIA / KIA) Logan, WV
Engineer TSgt Charles H. Neville, 15020222 (MIA / KIA / BR) Evansville, IN
Asst Engineer SSgt George J. Kacoyannakis, 12025464 (MIA / KIA / BR) Tyrone, NY
Radio TSgt Chester E. Matz, 13081336 (MIA / KIA / BR) Wilkes Barre, PA
Asst Radio SSgt John T. Stough, 33669803 (MIA / KIA / BR) Jeanette, PA
Gunner SSgt Robert L. Dyson, 15171268 (MIA / KIA / BR) Dennison, OH
Gunner SSgt Michael P. Falcone, 33829746 (MIA / KIA / BR) Ranger, PA
Crashed November 8, 1944 at 10:10am
When lost, engines R-1830-65A serial numbers BP-444463, BP-444523, BP-444142 and BP-444109. Weapon serial numbers not noted in MACR.
The photograph of the damaged bomber was released by the Associated Press (AP) on December 11, 1944 with the caption: "OVER THE PHILIPPINES - This picture was made at the moment of impact when a Japanese Zero crashed into a Liberator Bomber of the 13th AF over the Philippines. The bombers were intercepted by enemy planes en route to a Negros Island airstrip. Both planes exploded and fell to the ground. Note wing broken off and tilting upward revealing US star insignia. (AP Wire photo from USAAF)"