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  B-25J-30/32-NC Mitchell Serial Number 44-31361  
13th AF
42nd BG
70th BS

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
MACR  14927

Aircraft History
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.

Wartime History
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.

Mission History
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) 14927
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
FindAGrave - 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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Last Updated
February 14, 2020


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