Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG Navarin 20/5/43; Missing in Action Messina 25/5/43 with Bob Goad, DeBow, Dingo, McGrath, Rhodes, King, Sproul, Kennedy, Barkas, Lawrence (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed in sea and exploded, life rafts dropped by Orance crew in vain. Missing Air Crew Report 16451.
Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...
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