Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/42; with Capt Jim Barnett to Hickam 28/7/42; Assigned 26BS then 93BS/19BG Mareeba, Aus 31/7/42; transferred 63BS/43BG Torrens Creek, Aus; Iron Range, Aus 17/10/42; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; Mareeba, Aus 21/1/43; the usual pilot Lt James T. Murphy being instrumental in the development of skipbombing; Missing in Action on mission from 7 Mile Drome to Horn Is and return 26/3/43 with Capt Stan Loewenberg, Co-pilot: Brig. Gen. Howard Ramey (5AF BC CO), Navigator: Capt Jim Griffin, Bombardier: Bill Lief, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Collier, Radio Operator: Ortis Quaal, Waist gunner: Bob Stith, Waist gunner: Harry Johnson,Tail gunner: Marvin Berkowith, three pass-Lt Comm Ferdinand Mannoccir (USN), Lt Col Harold Chaffin, Pfc George Hopfield (12 Killed in Action). Missing Air Crew Report 15499. Found Feb 2007. SNOOPY aka PLUTO.
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log