Delivered Cheyenne 1/7/42; Assigned 28BS/19BG Mareeba, Aus 6/8/42; transferred 64BS/43BG Fenton Fd, Aus; Mareeba, Aus 21/1/43; t/o Port Moresby then ditched off Buna on return from Wewak in poor weather 15/3/43 with Arthur McMullen, Navigator: McJilton Sargeant, Radio Operator: Bob Freeman (survived ditching but disappeared while swimming ashore), Wayne Specher, Milburn Glanville, Herman Bender, Jim Grahl (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Howard Eberly, Bombardier: John Dawson (2 Returned to Duty). Written off 17/3/43 Missing Air Crew Report 15667. HELL FROM HEAVEN MEN.
|27 September 2014 18:40:02||AAM||AAM ingest|
Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log