|Pilot Captain Morton H. Estrin, 1287161 (MIA / KIA) Trenton, NJ
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Gustaf L. Tangring, O-788280 (MIA / KIA) MA
Crew 1st Lt Leon Resnick, O-706546 (MIA / KIA) PA
Crew Sgt Chester C. Dougherty, Jr, 39410626 (MIA / KIA) CA
Crew Sgt Daniel B. Ginn, 34842867 (MIA / KIA) SC
MIA August 16, 1945
Built by North American Aviation (NAA) at Air Force Plant NC at Fairfax Field near Kansas City, KS. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the Pacific.
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 42nd Bombardment Group, 70th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. When lost, engines R-2600-29 serial numbers unknown.
On August 16, 1945 took off from Biak on an administrative flight bound for Fremantle (APO 926). The
aircraft was headed via Morotai, and disappeared somewhere along the flight route between Biak and Morotai.
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. The entire crew is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Missing Air Crew Report (MACR)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Morton H. Estrin
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Gustaf L. Tangring
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Leon Resnick
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Chester C. Dougherty Jr.
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Daniel B. Ginn
FindAGrave - Capt Morton H Estrin, Jr
2Lt Gustaf L Tangring
FindAGrave - 1Lt Leon Resnick (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - Sgt Chester C Dougherty, Jr (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - Sgt Daniel Baker Ginn
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February 14, 2020