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|Pilot Captain Ira Wintermute (rescued)
Navigator 1st Lt. Horace T. Freeman, Jr., O-421214 30th BG, 392nd BS (MIA / KIA) GA
Gunner Pvt Brooks C. Quattlebaum, 34119948 30th BG, 392nd BS (MIA / KIA) NC
Crashed June 18, 1942
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. When lost, at least two of the crew members from the 4th Air Force, 30th Bombardment Group, 392nd Bombardment Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On June 18, 1942 took off from Cold Bay Airfield piloted by Captain Ira Wintermute as one of four B-24 that joined a formation including one LB-30 plus three B-17s on a high altitude bombing mission from an altitude of 14,000' against enemy shipping in Kiska Harbor off Kiska Island. A transport is left burning and sinking, another is mauled, and two scout planes were claimed as possibly shot down. Over the target, damaged by anti-aircraft fire.
Returning, this B-24 ran low on fuel and ditched into the sea. During the landing, the B-24 broke apart and sank immediately with two crew members: Freeman and Quattlebaum were never seen again. The remainder of the crew sucessfully deployed their life rafts.
Freeman also has a memorial marker at Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah, GA.
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