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|Pilot 1st Lt Leonard G. Larsen, O-556063 (MIA / KIA) Dallas, TX
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Joseph F. Jellinghausen, Jr., O-778167 (MIA / KIA) Duncan, AZ
Nav-Bomb 2nd Lt Reno D. Zambonini (MIA / KIA) Prescott, AZ
Engineer Cpl Israel S. Port, 39577074 (MIA / KIA) Los Angeles, CA
Radio Cpl William A. Biggs, 15120503 (MIA / KIA) Columbus, OH
Gunner Cpl Thomas C. Barnes, Jr., 34586171 (MIA / KIA) Birmingham, AL
Crashed May 10, 1945 at 21:25
Over the target, this B-25's passed over a large freighter and was hit by anti-aircraft fire in the left engine, causing it to catch fire. It was also believe that his co-pilot Jellinghausen might have been hit. A minute later, it was observed that his left landing gear extended from a loss of hydraulic pressure.
Larsen was heard to state over the radio: "This is Larsen in two-five, in flames and going down into the water." He continued to fly for five minuets at a low altitude of only 300' and then slowly descended, ditching approximately 3/4 of a mile offshore, 1/3 to 1/2 of the way up the coast of Shumshu Island. Observed to crash, Sgt Jack Parker a tail gunner in another B-25 stated (MACR 14408 page 6) "It didn't look to me as though anyone could have come out of that crash alive."
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