41-24463

Assigned 423BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; took off from Gander (Newfoundland) en route Thurleigh 5-Sep-42 exploded over Atlantic an hour out. (10 KIS) no trace, ditched off Greenland. Missing Air Crew Report 16344.

P 1Lt. John T. Leahy; CP 2Lt Robert R. Landry;
N 2Lt Andrew J. Hoyt; B 2Lt Frank L. Shannon;
E/TTG TSgt William Blakesley; RO Pvt James L. Wiley;
BTG SSgt Leslie R. Pettyjohn; WG SSgt Roland L. Oikle;
TG SSgt Charles H. Carlton; PASS 1Lt. Rush Poulan (423BS Eng-Off);

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 423rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33100937
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 423rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 180339873
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 423rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-725979
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 423rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-726265
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 423rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-438008
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Date12 Nov 2014 18:07:00
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 21-Nov-2014. Format description.

Date21 Oct 2014 17:14:55
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 21-Oct-43. Minor edit to take off location, Gander is in Newfoundland not Argentina , error in Dave Osborne data.

Date21 Oct 2014 17:10:13
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 21-Oct-2014, Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 16344; "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne; 306th BG Web site http://www.306bg.org/

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:02
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log