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  B-24J-20-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-73183  
10th AF
7th BG
9th BS

Pilot  2nd Lt. George T. Elliott, O-670990 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. Morris P. Maag, O-742495 (MIA / KIA, BR) Wray, CO
Navigator  2nd Lt. Howard Hansen, O-673560 (MIA / KIA, BR) New York, NY
Bombardier  2nd Lt. Roy E. Emery, O-671407 (MIA / KIA, BR) Bronx, NY
Engineer  TSgt Albert C. Johnson, 33190179 (MIA / KIA, BR) ND
Radio  TSgt Roland E. Soderstrom, 37294533 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Asst Engineer  SSgt John D. Bender, 33276178 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Asst Radio  SSgt Talbot C. Glance, 14149234 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Gunner  SSgt Verl E. Coddington, 39832131 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Gunner  SSgt James W. Forrest, 15333185 (MIA / KIA, BR)

Crashed  December 1, 1943
MACR  1225

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas to India.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. Weapon serial numbers noted in MACR. Nose number "24".

Mission History
On December 1, 1943 took off from Pandaveswar Airfield in India on bombing mission against Insein north of Rangoon in Burma. Over the target, this B-24 was intercepted by enemy fighters and burst into flames from the bomb bay to the waist windows and dove out of formation out of control. The entire crew was killed in the crash.

Recovery of Remains
After the war, the remains of the crew were recovered and transported to the United States for permanent burial.

The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. After the recovery of remains, Forrest, Coddington, Glance, Soderstrom, Hansen and Johnson were buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at section 82 site 49-50 in a group burial.

Elliott's burial is unknown but presumed to be in a private cemetery in the United States.
Maag is buried at Grandview Cemetery in Wray, CO at range 8, grave 26.
Emery is buried at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY at plot J, grave 14020.
Bender is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA at section N grave 1291.

Missing Air Crew Report 1225 (MACR 1225)
FindAGrave - Morris P. Maag (grave photo, photo)
FindAGrave - Howard Hansen (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Lieut Roy E Emery (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Albert C Johnson (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Roland E Soderstrom (grave photo)
FindAGrave - John D Bender (grave photo)
FindAGrave - Talbot Carlisle Glance (grave photo, photo)
FindAGrave - Verl E Coddington (grave photo)
FindAGrave - James W Forrest (grave photo)

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Last Updated
February 14, 2020


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