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September 17, 1943
Brian Bennett 2004
Lt. William M. Hafner, O-790659 (MIA / KIA) Norfolk, VA
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Arthur C. Armacost, III, O-801750 (MIA / KIA) Cincinnati, OH
Crew 2nd Lt David R. Eppright, O-669024 (MIA / KIA) Warrensburg, MO
Crew 2nd It Charles F. Feucht, O-673790 (MIA / KIA) Reynoldsburg, OH
Crew T/Sgt James G. Lascelles, 32501454 (MIA / KIA) New York, NY
Crew S/Sgt Wilburn W. Rozzell, 18129869 (MIA / KIA) Duncan, OK
Crew T/Sgt Alfred W. Hill, 38089108 (MIA / KIA) Temple, OK
Crew S/Sgt William C. Cameron, 19174370 (MIA / KIA) Los Angeles, CA
Gunner-Radio T/Sgt Raymond S. Cisneros, 38204263 (MIA / KIA) San Antonio,TX
Crashed November 5, 1943 at 1:21am
Prior to the final mission, this B-24 was fueled with 230 gallons for a maximum of 12 hours of flying time. Loaded into the bomb bay were six 1,000 lbs bombs with 1/10 second delay nose fuse and a 5 second tail fuse. Also, four flares for night illumination. When lost R-1830-43 engines serial numbers 42-62706, 42-62962, 42-62548 and 42-87001. Weapon serial numbers not noted in Missing Air Crew Report 1069 (MACR 1069).
Investigated by US Army CILHI during July - August 2003. Site PP0088. Again visited during 2004 by JPAC team led by Captain Paul Royale. The bomber's five day clock shows that it crashed at 1:21am, a minute after its last radio call.
During July 2006, the military announced that the crew of nine were all identified, and returned to their families for burial.
After the recovery and identification of remains, the crew were buried different cemeteries.
On July 19, 2006 five of the crew were buried in a group burial at Arlington National Cemetery. The burial included remains that could not be specifically matched to any of the missing airman, and were buried at section 60 site 8464 including Hafner, Armacost, Cameron, Lascelles, Eppright, Hill Cameron, Cisneros and Feucht.
The following crew members have individual burials at Arlington National Cemetery. Hafner at section 60 site 8466. Lascelles at section 60 site 8465.
The remains of the other five crew were buried in their hometown cemeteries. Raymond Cisneros was buried in Webster, TX. Feucht at Glen Rest Memorial Estates section B. Hill at Ft. Still National Cemetery at section 30 site 44. Cisneros at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster TX.
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