Assigned to 17BS, 25BG. Lost on anti submarine patrol 15 miles NW of Boriquen Field, Puerto Rica. Crashed in sea, coast guard cutter found an empty dingy and no survivors. Pilot Lt Jasper J Kraynick. 6 x KIA 31-Oct-43. MACR 980.
Crew: 1Lt Jasper J Kraynick, 1Lt Thomas W Appleyard, 2Lt Myron L Mantell, T/Sgt Frederick R Droney, S/Sgt Ralph Swerdloff, Cpl William D McLemore.
The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...
||Inglewood, CA, USA
||15 miles NW Borinquen, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
||31 October 1943
Lost on anti submarine patrol 15 miles NW of Boriquen Field, Puerto Rica. Crashed in sea no survivors. 6 x KIA 31-Oct-43. MACR 980.