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42-65118

B-25 Mitchell

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.

Service

Units

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1943
Crashed 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.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 08:54:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-65118&Submit6=Go
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=111974
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114243528

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 980 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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