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|Pilot Captain Richard R. Royall, Jr., O-388645 (MIA / KIA) TX
Co-Pilot 1/Lt Thomas C. Domville, O-420581 (MIA / KIA) IL
Navigator 1/Lt Herman E. Knauer, O-433110 (MIA / KIA) MS
Bombardier 1/Lt Samuel T. Cleveland, O-432967 (MIA / KIA) NY
Radio Cpl Stanley A. Zajewski, 13014398 (MIA / KIA) PA
Engineer PFC Hyman W. Ostroff, 7024587 (MIA / KIA) PA
Gunner Sgt John W. Evans, 13005409 (MIA / KIA) PA
MIA May 10, 1942
Later intelligence reports with Japanese diaries as a source state that the aircraft was shot down by machine gun fire while strafing from a low level. Japanese records indicate that the strafing by the B-26s damaged two E13A Jakes, but remained in flyable condition. Machine gun fire from one of the E13A Jake crews (W/O Matsuoka and S1C M Shimizu) firing from the beach hit this bomber causing it to crash.
Possibly, this B-26 crashed off Panapompom Island, after strafing. It is believed the crew died in the crash, but some accounts raise the possibility of captured by the Japanese.
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