Cheyenne 29/2/44; Hunter 22/3/44; Morrison 9/4/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 9/4/44; Missing in Action Friedrichshafen 3/8/44 with George Mullins, Bradshaw, Macko, Gaffney, Griffin, Danielson, Mitchley, Foster, Ross, Hosmer (10 Returned to Duty); ditched Adriatic Sea, crew rescued.


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Seen through a 433rd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress' strike camera, a 816th Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5786) nicknamed "Whizzer II" goes down over Nis in Yugoslavia on the 15th of April 1944 in a gout of flame after taking a direct flak hit. There were no survivors. Official caption on image: "(483BG:4M3:2VI) (4:15:1208) (24:21300) ([south-west arrow] 140 [degrees]) (Nis M/Y Yugo) (Ship 111 816 Sq)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15/4/44. 483BG, 15AF. Nis, Yugoslavia. 42-5786
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



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