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|Pilot Captain David C. Bryant Jr, O-725579 (MIA / KIA) Window Rock, AZ
Co-Pilot 1st Lt George E. Summers Jr., O-729918 (MIA / KIA) Endicott, NY
Radio T/Sgt Elmer W. Beck, 16084479 (MIA / KIA) Kalamazoo, MI
Engineer Sgt Leslie C. Tucker, 17014259 (MIA / KIA) Warren, AR
Crew Chief T/Sgt John H. Greenfield 32420935 823rd BS (MIA / KIA) Long Island City, NY
Passenger 1st Lt. Daniel E. Goodwin, O-577718, 822nd BS (MIA / KIA) KS
Passenger 1st Lt. John H. Stewart O-570402, 822nd BS Intel Officer (MIA / KIA) Hollidaysburg, PA
Passenger 1st Lt. Joseph F. Meyers, O-792618 823rd BS (MIA / KIA) Larchmont, NY
Passenger 2nd Lt Alden J. Chatwin O-675036 823rd BS (MIA / KIA) UT
Passenger S/Sgt Ted P. Shabowski 35370264 823rd BS (MIA / KIA) Gary, IN
Passenger 2nd Lt George E. Alderfer, O-673006, 43rd BG (MIA / KIA) Wadsworth, OH
Passenger 2nd Lt Macleod Jones, O-796380, 475th FG 431st FS (MIA / KIA) Stillwater, MN
MIA January 21, 1944
When lost, engines: R-2600-13 serial numbers: 41-29680, 41-30902. Weapon serial numbers noted in Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 1848 including: 75mm cannon M4 serial number 415, nose guns, side guns, turret guns, waist guns .30 caliber M1 serial numbers 28990 and 68704, tail gun .30 caliber M1 serial number 12990. Also aboard were Thompson submachine guns.
An Australian Army patrol at Myola reported the sound of a twin engine aircraft in a dive at the same location as the last radar plot and that natives reported a loud explosion in the same location. An aircraft was heard to crash in the same area.
When this B-25 failed to arrive at Dobodura or any other airfield n the area, this aircraft was reported as Missing In Action (MIA).
On January 22, 1944, twelve B-25s took off on a search mission for this missing plane, searching the flight path of the plane. Several sightings of crashed aircraft were reported, but all proved to be known wrecks. Meanwhile, an L-5 was borrowed and flown at low level in the same area of the last radar plot. A sighting was made and a plot taken, but this proved to be a different plane.
On January 23, 1944 three B-25s searched the same area, while an L-5 piloted by a 822nd BS pilot with an Australian observer flew at low level. Both searches had negative results.
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