Honor Roll 27th Fighter Group 1941- Sep 45

Revised 25 Aug  2008

Page compiled from:

Missing Air Crew Reports

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American Battle Monuments Commission

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1942, A-24 Plane Research done by Gordon Birkett via Armyairforces Forum 

27th Bombardment Group (L) Australia

Wartime Aerial Victory Credits

 

 

MACR# Date  Serial# A/C Type Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Details/Comments
. 14 Jan 41 40-1203 North American BT-14  Lassiter, O.F. . 16BS 27BG 3AF . Beaufort, SC 
. 18 Feb 41 37-59 Curtiss Y1A-18 Shrike Smith, James R O-393156 15BL 27BL . . Cat 3 damage in a crash. Based out of Lawson Field, GA , incident occured at Preston, GA He later served in 91BS
. 6 Apr 41 37-622 Douglas B-18A Larner, Edward L  . 17BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage,  Savannah Air Base, GA 
. 23 Apr 41 35-245 Martin B-10B Schurter, O O . 16OS 27BG 3AF . Goodman Field Fort Knox, KY 
. 6 May 41 40-092 Douglas A-20A Havoc Callaway, R D . 16BS 27BL 3AF . To CL-26 Savannah Air Base, GA 
. 22 May 41 41-8037 Stearman PT-17 Talley, Thomas P O-403948 17BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 4 damaged forced landing engine failure, Savannah Air Base, GA. USA
. 12 Jun 41 40-119 Douglas A-20A Havoc Bocot, H P . 15BS 27BG 3AF DNB Pilot killed force landing due to engine failure based out of Lawson Field, GA. Accident occurred at Lovell Field, TN 
. 19 Jun 41 38-593 Douglas B-18A Denson, Render D . 17BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage taking off, Biggs Field, TX. USA.  Plane later 593 (B-18B) operated as fire bomber N66267 1954-1970. Now at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
. 22 Jul 41 40-1203 North American BT-14 Wienert, John C.  O-404107 17BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage ground looped while landing Savannah Air Base, GA ., USA
. 7 Aug 41 40-171 Douglas A-20A Havoc Whipple, Robert W O-404105 17BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 4 damage taxing, Bolling Field, DC . USA Plane surveyed Feb 16, 1942.
. 7 Aug 41 40-3144 Douglas A-20A Havoc Schmidt, Ralph L. L. O-403818 16BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage taking off, Brunswick, GA , USA
. 15 Aug 41 41-8036 Stearman PT-17 Nuttall, Alfred C . 16BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage landing, Savannah AAB, GA. USA
. 18 Aug 41 37-64 Curtiss Y1A-18 Shrike Griffith, John W . 15BS 27BG 3AF . C/N 12199. Crashed belly landing while based out of Lawson Field, Fort Benning, GA ., USA
. 23 Aug 41 41-15757 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Bird, William Wiley O-425233 16BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage taxing, Savannah AAB, GA , USA Plane later (91st BS) destroyed on ground Java Mar 1942. Later serves with 91BS.
. 24 Aug 41 37-58 Curtiss Y1A-18 Shrike Neff, William F . 15BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage landing, mechanical failure, Charlotte AAB, NC , USA
. 25 Aug 41 41-15761 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Hipps, William G (later CO of 16BS) O-20787 16BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage landing based at Savannah AAB, GA. USA Plane later SOC Nov 7, 1942
. 31 Aug 41 37-54 Curtiss Y1A-18 Shrike Cock, Howard G . 15BS 27BG 3AF . Crashed landing due to mechanical failure based at Lawson Field, Fort Benning, GA ., USA. Accident occurred at Port Columbus, OH 
. 6 Sep 41 40-105 Douglas A-20A Havoc Mangan, James H O-404121 17BS 27BG 3AF . Plane destroyed taking off due to engine failure, based at Savannah AAB, GA. USA. Accident occured at Shreveport Muni Airport, LA. USA. One engine failed on take off and he landed in the Red River, wet but unhurt
. 8 Sep 41 40-3144 Douglas A-20A Havoc Birnn, Richard R "Dick" O-403701 17BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 4 damage mid air collision, bailed out, Barksdale Field, LA, USA. He tore out 6 high tension power lines and blacked out 6 towns, he landed ok.
. 8 Sep 41 40-3146 Douglas A-20A Havoc Davies, John H O-17999 HQ 27BG 3AF . Cat 4 damage landing, Municipal Airport, Lake Charles, LA 
. 19 Sept 41 41-15748 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Dale, Eugene P O-421898 16BS 27BG 3AF . Cat 3 damage landing, De Rider Airport, LA ., USA. Plane stayed in USA. To CL-26 Jan 12, 1944.
. 12 Dec 41 . . 27BG Personnel used as Infantry . . 27BG 3AF . Became the 2nd Provisional Infantry, announced by General Henry B Claggett at Fort Mc Kinley in Manila. They held their position for 99 straight days of front line duty
. 23 Dec 41 A18-10 Short Empire Flying boat Centaurus  (ex QANTAS) Ruegg, Robert "Bob" G. O-378042 16BS 27BG 3AF . Bob Ruegg (later Lt General) was one of 25 members of the 27th Bomb Group who were evacuated from the Philippines along with seven pilots of the 24th Pursuit Group on board flying boat A18-10 "Centaurus" of 11 Squadron RAAF. The aircraft was piloted by Squadron Leader Norm Fader and co-piloted by Squadron Leader Mike Seymour. They had departed Darwin on 23 December 1941 in RAAF short Empire flying boat which travelled to Brisbane via Groote Eylant, Townsville, Rockhampton, arriving at the Hamilton Reach of the Brisbane River on 24 December 1941.
. . . Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . . 27BG 3AF . The A24 aircraft selected for transport to the Philippines had just completed War Game manoeuvres at Savannah AAB, GA. USA and were not cleaned or serviced prior to disassembly. (All were ex stateside 3rdBG shipped planes)
Control cables and various items were not secured, sealed or locked down. This caused a fair amount of damage, both to these cables, instruments and various components by way of chaffing, corrosion, chinking and breakage. A high percentage of the engines were in need of overhaul.  Materially deficient would be a fair description on their arrival.
  29 Dec 41 41-15816 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Ruegg, Robert "Bob" G. O-378042 16BS 27BG 3AF   The first assembled A-24 in Australia, 41-15816, flew on December 29 1941, piloted by Lt Bob Ruegg on a test flight from Amberley RAAF Base.  This was a remarkable feat considering that it was only eight days after the Pensacola Convoy arrived at Brisbane. Plane condemned Nov 7, 1942
Dec 41

A list of those in Java: All FY41's

41-15757
41-15759
41-15760
41- 15782
41-15786
41-15787
41-15788
41-15796
41-15800
41-15804
41-15810
41-15818

Made it to Darwin

41-15794
41-15806

Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27FG 3AF . Some 52 A-24s were unloaded at Brisbane and assembled at Amberley, where after they were assigned to the 91st, then 16th then 17th BS(Lt)s before moving up. The last two squadrons got as far as Daly Waters late February 1942 and were held there, and stayed there till early March 42, with the Gp disbanded and the aircraft handed over to the 3rdBG(Lt) (who received an addition 15 A24s shipped over by 3/42) That was a total of 67 A24s sent out.

1942

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
. 4 Jan 42 . Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF .

By January 4 1942,  twenty of the 52 A-24s had been assembled and test flown. Of these 14 A24s were the earmarked aircraft for the forming of the first squadron
This first A-24 squadron, the 91st BS (Lt) commanded by Capt Harry L. Galushia, was transferred to Archerfield, Brisbane for immediate combat training with its higher ratio of trained A-24 pilots. The new pilots were given their transition flying on the A-24, which included formation-flying, night flying and dive-bombing.  The latter was performed north of Southport (Gold Coast) on an island with RAAF practice bombs

. 8 Jan 42 41-15803 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Crash-landed at Maranboy Northern Territory 30 mi SE of Katherine NT due to engine failure Jan 8, 1942. Condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . 41-15812 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless 2nd Lt Armstrong . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Forgot to lower his undercarriage and performed a wheels up landing. After the aircraft stopped, the powder charge of one practice bomb detonated and the crew hastily evacuated the aircraft, thinking that it was on fire, as did the standby fire crew. Only slight damage was incurred. He had previously had a prior experience of landing with only one main wheel down and locked in the same aircraft
. . . Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . . 27BG 3AF . Some 52 A-24s were unloaded at Brisbane and assembled at Amberley, where after they were assigned to the 91st, then 16th then 17th BS(Lt)s before moving up. The last two squadrons got as far as Daly Waters late February 1942 and were held there, and stayed there till early March 42, with the Gp disbanded and the aircraft handed over to the 3rdBG(Lt) (who received an addition 15 A24s shipped over by 3/42) That was a total of 67 A24s sent out.
. 29 Jan 42 41-15809 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless 2nd Lt Alverson . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Crash- landed following engine trouble and fire at Southport, south-east Queensland circa January 29 1942. The aircraft remains were transported to Archerfield for salvage. It was officially condemned November 7 1942
. 31 Jan 42 41-15808 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless 2nd Lt Parker . . 27BG 3AF . Crash-landed at Redbank near Ipswich after engine failure. Salvaged per a report of March 8 and condemned November 7 1942.
. 9 Feb 42   P-40F Stone, Earl R Jr O-390872 17BS/17PS 27BG/24PG . KIA

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. Took off at 1:00pm from Bataan Field. Stone was the wingman of flight leader, Ben Brown, to escort at 17,000' a Stinson biplane piloted by Jesus Villamor taking photographs over the Ternate area. Two other P-40s flew higher top cover.

Spotted by a Ki-46 Dinah, six Ki-27 Nate fighters intercepted, dog fighting with the escorting P-40s. Lt. Stone pursued a single Ki-27 Nate piloted by Kurosawa.

On the ground at Mariveles, a Japanese fighter had been observed chasing a P-40 overhead, gaining on it. The two went in and out of clouds around Mount Mariveles, then an explosion was heard. Both the Nate and Lt. Stone failed to return. Stone remains MIA to this day.

. 10 Feb 42 41-15755 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless 2nd Lt Jackson . 17BS 27BG 3AF . Crashed at Aramac, Queensland, whilst on route to Daly Waters circa February 10 1942.
. 10 Feb 42 41-15805 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Walker, Ireland A Jr and crew Sgt. C.C.Cox 0-404097 17BS 27BG 3AF . Crash-landed during its ferry flight to Northern Territory February 10 at McKinlay, Queensland due to a loss of engine oil. Salvaged for parts. Condemned November 7 1942
. 16 Feb 42 41-15806 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Salvadore, Andrew R and crew ? O-403816 16BS 27BG 3AF . Worn engine on landing at Darwin Feb 16, 1942. Used as spares for repair of 41-15794. Destroyed during Darwin air raid Feb 19, 1942. Condemned Nov 7, 1942
. 17 Feb 42 41-15794 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Jacobs, John W Jr. and crew Sgt. C.C. Hutchins. . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Crashed while night landing at Darwin, Australia civil airfield Feb 17, 1942. Aircraft destroyed in Darwin air raid Feb 19, 1942.The crew of this aircraft was 2nd Lt Jacobs and. Sgt. C.C. Hutchins.
. 19 Feb 42 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless 2Lt. Alverson . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Was to have flown A-24 to Java but he and his plane never got away from Darwin.
. 19 Feb 42 41-15796 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Tubb, Douglas B, crew Sgt. Moore O-421633 91BS 27BG 3AF KIA Hometown: Monroe County, MS. (91st BS) crashed into sea Feb 19, 1942 while attacking enemy fleet. Crew KIA
. 19 Feb 42 . . Summers, Julius B Jr O-023271 16BS 27BG 3AF . Flew strikes on 19th, 20th and 27th Feb 1942, later evacuated from Java
. 20 Feb 42 41-15821, 41-15774, 41-15784, 41-15797, 41-15775, 41-15795, 41-15798, see 7 Apr 42 41-15790 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 16BS 27BG 3AF . On February 20, the day after the Darwin air raid, the air-bridge to Java was severed at Koepang by the Japanese invasion of Timor. The aircraft of the 16th and 17th Squadrons were still being ferried north but were held short of Darwin after the bombing. These aircraft assembled at Batchelor (itself not considered safe) – 25 aircraft, Katherine – 1 aircraft and Daly Waters – 3 aircraft.
. 20 Feb 42 41-15816, 41-15783, 41-15813, 41-15801, 41-15811, 41-15793, 41-15815 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 16BS 27BG 3AF . Were grounded with engine problems
. 20 Feb 42 41-15799, 41-15819, 41-15751, 41-15807, 41-15758, 41-15763, 41-15769, 41-15772, 41-15773, 41-15785 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 17BS 27BG 3AF . On February 20, the day after the Darwin air raid, the air-bridge to Java was severed at Koepang by the Japanese invasion of Timor. The aircraft of the 16th and 17th Squadrons were still being ferried north but were held short of Darwin after the bombing. These aircraft assembled at Batchelor (itself not considered safe) – 25 aircraft, Katherine – 1 aircraft and Daly Waters – 3 aircraft.
. 20 Feb 42 41-15750, 41-15768, 41-15756 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 17BS 27BG 3AF . Were grounded with engine problems
. 20 Feb 42 41-15786 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Backus, Edward N, crew M/Sgt. CC Sanders O-303125 91BS 27BG 3AF . Crash-landed in Java Feb 20, 1942, abandoned. Condemned Nov 7, 1942
. 20 Feb 42 . . Hambraugh, Robert G O-421691 91BS 27BG 3AF . Flew strike on 20th Feb 1942, later evacuated from Java
. 20 Feb 42 41-15804 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Launder, Richard B, crew Sgt. I.A.Lnenicke . 91BS 27BG 3AF . (91st BS) shot down by AAA Feb 20, 1942, Sumatra. Both made it ashore on Bali and returned to duty in Java
. 20 Feb 42 . . Larronde, James Pedro . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Flew A-24 to Java, unserviceable on 20 Feb 42 he was evacuated
. . . . Able, Charles . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Wrecked at Batavia later evacuated from Java
. . . . Ferguson,  James A . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Flew strikes on 20th and 27th Feb 42, later evacuated from Java
. . . . Criswell, J. B.  91BS 27BG 3AF . Wrecked at Bandoeng. Pilot  later evacuated from Java
. Mar 42 . . Showing how 27BG men ended up serving in 3BG . . 27BG . . In Mar. 42 Pilots and 64 E.M. were evacuated and assigned to the 3rd Bomb. Gp.  Col. John Davies was their C.O., and since we had left all our brass, along with our aircraft in Savannah, he becamse C.O. of the 3rd.  In Mar. we also received A-24s (I'm not sure of the number) out of Java that had been headed to the P.I. but were pulled back due to the detorating conditions in the P.I. and put in the 8th Sq.
. 21 Mar 42 41-15757 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Galusha, Harry L and crew M/Sgt. Dulavy O-373895 91BS 27BG 3AF . Flown on the February 27 sortie to the Java invasion beaches, abandoned in Java. (91st BS) destroyed on ground Java Mar 1942
. . . . Haines, Walter D O-429789 91BS 27BG 3AF POW Flew A-24 to Java wrecked at Wainappoe. POW report dated 14 Aug 1944, Southwest Pacific Theatre. Java POW Camps D.X.Y. (Batavia) Java 6-107. Repatriated 15 Oct 1945
. . 41-15759 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Lost in Java. Condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . 41-15760 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Damaged in landing Aug 25, 1941, repaired. Lost in Java, condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . 41-15782 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Lost in Java. Condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . 41-15786 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . . . Smith, James R O-393156 91BS 27BG 3AF . Wrecked at Batavia  later evacuated from Java
. . 41-15787 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Lost in Java, condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . 41-15788 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Lost in Java, condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . 41-15800 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Lost in Java, condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . 41-15810 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Lost in Java, condemned Nov 7, 1942
. . 41-15818 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless . . 91BS 27BG 3AF . Lost in Java, condemned Nov 7, 1942
. 5 Apr 42 . Showing how 27BG men ended up serving in 3BG . . 13/90BS 3 BG . . Also in Mar. Col. Davies got word of 25 B-25s in Melbourne belonging to the Dutch.  He took a group of pilots with him and came back with those 25 B-25s.  (He begged, borrowed or stole them - take your pick)  Half were assigned to the 13th Sq. and half to the 90th Sq.  April 1, 1942 the 8th Sq. sent some of their A-24 on a mission to Lae, which was socked in so they dropped 5 500lb bombs on the strip at Salamoa.  April 5 (Easter Sunday) the 13th and 90th flew their first mission to Gasmata on the Is. of New Britain. 
. 7 Apr 42 41-15798 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless Pilot  2nd Lt. Henry G. Swartz 
Gunner  Sgt. John J. Stephenson 
O-430040

19019475

8BS 3BG . FOD Nine A-24's of the 3rd BG took off from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby to bomb Lae. The A-24's were escorted by six P-40Es of RAAF 75 Squadron. The A-24s were led by 1st Lt. Robert G. Ruegg as C.O. Floyd "Buck" Rogers was out with dengue. This A-24 was last seen diving on an anti-aircraft position. While no one apparently saw him being shot down it seems almost certain that he was brought down by the standing air patrol of A6M2 Zeros.
. 9 Apr 42 . . . . . . . . Realizing the futility of continued resistance, Maj. Gen. Edward King, commander of forces on Bataan after MacArthur was ordered to leave, surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942 (the island of Corregidor held out until May 6). Although General King surrendered his force to save them from unnecessary suffering, the brutality of their Japanese captors killed thousands of the POWs in what became known as the Bataan Death March.
. 12 Apr 42 . . Edwards, Gordon (Master Sergent) 6235250 16BS 27BG 3AF KIA Entered the Service from: Texas, Died: 12-Apr-42. Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
. 21 Apr 42 41-12455 North American B-25C Mitchell Keeter, John J Jr, Pilot that day O-404019 /90BS 27/3BG DNB Crashed into Mount Bartle Frere near Babinda in north Queensland at 7 p.m. on 21 April 1942 while returning from a search mission in the Coral Sea. They flew into a blind gully which lead to the peak of Mount Bartle Frere. They were searching for the Japanese fleet which was destined to take part in the Battle of the Coral Sea a few weeks later. 
. 21 Apr 42 41-12455 North American B-25C Mitchell Stephenson, Glenwood G.,  Co-Pilot that day O-023128 16/90BS 27/3BG DNB Crashed into Mount Bartle Frere near Babinda in north Queensland at 7 p.m. on 21 April 1942 while returning from a search mission in the Coral Sea. They flew into a blind gully which lead to the peak of Mount Bartle Frere. They were searching for the Japanese fleet which was destined to take part in the Battle of the Coral Sea a few weeks later.
. 24 Apr 42 41-12??? North American B-25C Mitchell Bender, Frank P  O-302735 16/90BS 27/3BG

5AF

3AG

(Survived) Bender had survived the crash of B-25C "Salvo Sadie" during a ferry flight to New Guinea on April 24, 1942.
. 6 May 42 . . Gause, Damon J "Rocky" O-421599 17BS 27BG 3AF Evaded Survived a 3,000 mile escape covering 59 days only to be shot down and killed with HQ squadron of the 365th FG,  9 Mar 1944
. 6 May 42 . . Burns, Robert L (Coporal) 6113487 91BS 27BG 3AF DOW Hometown: New London County, CT
. 6 May 42 . NARA lists him as Coast Artillery Corps, ABMC lists as 16BS, 27BG Sollers, Russell E (Corporal) 6914185 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121.Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Austin, Basil A (Private) 11013632 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War.
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Barker, Donald L (Private) 11014335 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Belcheff, Teddy (Private) 35027980 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Braddock, Beauford C (Private First Class) 7001278 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Bramlett, George R (TEC5) 14006598 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
7 May 42 . . Cannon, Charles M Jr O-420575 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Hometown: Hillsborough County, FL. Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Died as Prisoner of War. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135
. 7 May 42 . . Cowart, Leroy W Jr O-429145 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Fukuoka POW Camp #1 - Kashii (Pine Tree Camp) Kyushu Island 33-130 FOD date 28 Feb 45
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Craft, Paul (Private First Class) 6922573 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #10 - Batanges Batanges Luzon Philippines 13-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944 :
The convoy is attacked by two American wolf packs. The submarines’ attacks scatter the convoy. Each Maru is attacked repeatedly, from both sides. During the wolfpacks’ attacks on the convoy, LtCdr George H. Brown’s SNOOK (SS-279) sinks the ARISAN MARU. Sadly, she is carrying 1,781 American PoWs who are lost along with 204 members of the ships’ crew and 125 other Japanese passengers. Only nine PoWs survive
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Crull, Scott W (Sergeant) 6970975 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Oryoka Maru 7 May 42 . . Donnewald, Richard B O-421739 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #2 - Davao Mindanao Philippines 7-125. Died in Ship's Sinking. DS = December Sinkings: See code  (B)DS=Brazil Maru; (E)DS=Enoura Maru; (O)DS=Oryoka Maru; (X) Died during transportation from Olongapo to San Fernando, PI. (His was (O)DS=Oryoka Maru)
. 7 May 42 . . Downey, Phil R O-421888 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War, 12 June 1942.
. 7 May 42 . . Dillard, Samuel H III O-421737 16BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated 30 Nov 1945
. 7 May 42 . . Frissell, Karl J (Staff Sergeant) 6822154 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Gates, Fentress D ( Private First Class) 14026268 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #10 - Batanges Batanges Luzon Philippines 13-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Giles, Conrad D (Private First Class) 14012955 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Hall, Vaux L (Private) 38060403 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . .

Haverfield, Nathan K  

( Private)

14014417 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #2 - Davao Mindanao Philippines 7-125. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Hilley, Arthur Gayle O-421703 16BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Rokuroshi Camp Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
. 7 May 42 . . Hochman David A O-420069 16BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Howard, Elmer (Technical Sergeant) 6778188 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Hudson, Isaac L (Staff Sergeant) 6397156 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Johnston, Delmont (Corporal) 11013663 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Keliher, John E (Tec 5) 11014864 16BS 27BG 3AF KIA Died: 22-May-42
Buried at: Plot L Row 2 Grave 78, Manila American Cemetery
. 7 May 42 . . Kokoszka, Wladyslaw (Private) 11018834 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Le Blanc, Woodrow J  (Tec5) 14014844 16BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Died: 7-Sep-44
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
. 7 May 42 . . Legendre, James A (Sergeant) 6378303 16BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Louisiana
Died: 16-May-42
Buried at: Plot N Row 12 Grave 20
Manila American Cemetery
. 7 May 42 . . Leonard, Daniel P (Tec5) 11016199 16BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Vermont
Died: 25-Jan-43
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
. 7 May 42 . . Lescaut, Joseph E (Private) 11024358 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Maccani, Gordon E O-427456 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking, Enoura Maru
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Mangram, Max R (Private First Class) 14022036 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Mc Clure, Robert F O-327688 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Hometown: Dauphin County, PA. Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. OS=October Sinking: Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Mc Dearis, Dallas R ( Private First Class) 6923965 16BS 27BG 3AF Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #2 - Davao Mindanao Philippines 7-125. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Mc Dill, Jack D (SSgt) 7002621 16BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Mississippi
Died: 31-Dec-42
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Oryoku Maru 7 May 42 . . Mc Lin, Lannie (Sergeant) 7000431 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Oryoku Maru
. 7 May 42 . . Medley, Claude L (Private) 6969597 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Merrill, Robert C (Private First Class) 11015739 16BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Vermont
Died: 1-Feb-46
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Mitchler, Paul E O-300044 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121, Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Moore, Clifford G (Tec5) 11013684 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Mueller, Richard A (Sergeant) 6901106 16BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: 28-Apr-42
Buried at: Plot D Row 1 Grave 162
Manila American Cemetery
. 7 May 42 . . Musgrove, Thomas J Jr (Corporal) 7002736 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Ose, Alvan S O-427647 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Enoura Maru
Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Owen, Woody T O-427650 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #10 - Batanges Batanges Luzon Philippines 13-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Enoura Maru
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Quinn, Eugene M (Private) 14027302 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #2 - Davao Mindanao Philippines 7-125. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Rapp, Edward, W Jr (Staff Sergeant) 6247970 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #3 - Old Bilibid Prison Rizal Manila Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Reader, Penrod L (Staff Sergeant) 6915752 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Rhoades, Ben R (Staff Sergeant) 6970818 16BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Texas
Died: 28-Jul-42
Buried at: Plot A Row 2 Grave 54
Manila American Cemetery
Brazil Maru/Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Rolfe, Jesse (Private First Class) 7086720 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121Died in Ship's Sinking. Brazil Maru - Transported survivors of Enoura Maru to Japan (13 - 29 January 1945). Some POWs died in transit.
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Roth, Harry R O-403810 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. OS=October Sinking: Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Ryan, John A O-430804 16BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Rokuroshi Camp Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
. 7 May 42 . . Savoie, Alex (Technician, Grade 5) 14014522 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Sawyer, Reginald E (Staff Sergeant) 6973568 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Savage, Columbus O-365942 16BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Fukuoka POW Camp #1 - Kashii (Pine Tree Camp) Kyushu Island 33-130. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated, 4 Dec 1945
. 7 May 42 . . Scuggs, James C (Staff Sergeant) 6922919 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Simons, John T (Staff Sergeant) 6384965 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Smith, Raymond E (Private First Class) 11017303 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Starks, Orval C (Private First Class) 6971040 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Stott, William J (Staff Sergeant) 6367994 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Schwarz, Bert O-420648 HQ 27BG 3AF POW/Survives sinking The Shinyo Maru was torpedoed by the USS submarine Paddle.  A few of the men  managed to swim-float-drift, etc., and made it to shore some 2 l/2 miles from the ship. Out of the 700 or so men aboard, only about 82 survived and have been accounted for. Bert Schwarz was one of those men. They finally were picked up by submarine and safely delivered to Australia. The Shinyo a 2,518 ton cargo ship was sunk by the USS Paddle under the command of B. H. Nowell on Sept. 7, 1944 at location 8-11N, 122-40E.
. 7 May 42 . . Sweet, George L (Sergeant) 6138605 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121, Died as Prisoner of War
NARA has Tatum, Ernest S  7 May 42 14042887 captured this date died as POW . Tatum, Garland (Staff Sergeant) 7002712 16BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Louisiana
Died: 31-Dec-42
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Tefft, Erving W Jr (Private) 11011629 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Titcomb, Lewis A (Corporal) 11024227 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Valyou, Richard (TEC5) 11017277 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Good possibility Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944 7 May 42 . . Ward, Rankin H (Staff Sergeant) 6231887 16BS 27BG 3AF KIA Entered the Service from: Arkansas
Died: 24-Oct-44
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Watson, Charles W Jr (Private) 14014804 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Webber, Rodger P (Private) 11016727 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Woodman, Edward B (Corporal) 11014367 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Youmans, Charlie A (Private First Class) 4011981 16BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Akers, Earl N (Private First Class) 14014763 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #10 - Batanges Batanges Luzon Philippines 13-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Barnes, Fredrick (Private) 11018843 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Callihan, Clinton B (Private) 36125958 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Camerer, Lawrence F (Technical Sergeant) 6765963 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Carpenter, Morton E (Private) 6972450 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Hoten POW Camp (Mukden) Manchuria 42-123. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Causey, Truman J (Staff Sergeant) 6350976 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Collette, Francis A (Private) 11017653 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Copleo, Auguest (Private) 15067587 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Cronk, Francis J (Private) 14036508 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War. He died in Cabanatuan Prison Camp in September 1942.
Good possibility Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944 7 May 42 . . Delude, Leon W (Private First Class) 11009233 17BS 27BG 3AF KIA Entered the Service from: Massachusetts
Died: 24-Oct-44
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
. 7 May 42 . . Endsley, Nolan (Staff Sergeant) 7002920 17BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Arkansas
Died: 14-Jul-42
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
. 7 May 42 . . Ensley, Cecil (Private) 16019054 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
Brazil Maru/ Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Gilbo, Edward E O-421600 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands, PW Camp #2 - Davao Mindanao Philippines 7-125. Died in Ship's Sinking. Brazil Maru - Transported survivors of Enoura Maru to Japan (13 - 29 January 1945). Some POWs died in transit.
Enoura Maru . . NARA lists as INFANTRY capture date 7 Dec 1941 Ginzl, John J (Corporal) 16026861 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #10 - Batanges Batanges Luzon Philippines 13-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Enoura Maru
. 7 May 42 . . Hackett, Ray (Private) 11016187 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Harvey, Elmer C (Corporal) 14021855 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Hitchcock, Daniel B (TEC5) 14014377 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Hoague, Theodore (Tec5) 11015328 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. . . . Hollis, Harry S (Staff  Sergeant) 6969889 17BS 27BG 3AF KIA Entered the Service from: Tennessee
Died: 8-Apr-42
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
. 7 May 42 . . Horton, Harold N (Staff  Sergeant) 7001090 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Howell, James A (Private) 19048862 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Hudson, Aubie O (Staff  Sergeant) 7002107 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Tokyo Sectional Camp #3 - Hiraoka, Nagano Tokyo Bay Area 35-139. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Hurst, James C (Sergeant) 6972434 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Jordan, Frank B Jr (Tec5) 11010494 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Jordan, Nylon F (Private) 14014562 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Kneeland, Raymond M (Tec5) 11015717 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Kokjer, Madsen C O-412509 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Fukuoka POW Camp #1 - Kashii (Pine Tree Camp) Kyushu Island 33-130. Died as Prisoner of War 
. 7 May 42 . . Lassman, Charles E  O-427449 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Lewis , Jack D (Sergeant) 16039174 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Malcolm, Robert D (Private) 16039170 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Mc Namara, James V (Staff Sergeant) 6917428 17BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Illinois
Died: 12-Jun-42
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
. 7 May 42 . . Megowan, Willard G (Private) 39000666 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Murphey, James A (TEC4) 7002108 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Nix, Jesse C (TEC5) 7002650 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. . . . Oesterreicher, James H (Private First Class) 14011870 17BS 27BG 3AF KIA Entered the Service from: Georgia
Died: 6-Apr-42
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
. . . . Pearson, John W (Staff Sergeant) 6362399 17BS 27BG 3AF KIA Entered the Service from: Alabama
Died: 6-May-42
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
. 7 May 42 . . Patterson, Horace B. Jr O-424720 17BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Rokuroshi Camp Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
. 7 May 42 . . Pennington, Mack D (Private First Class) 20546108 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Brazil Maru/Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Purvis, Huey H (Staff Sergeant) 6376953 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121, Died in Ship's Sinking. Brazil Maru - Transported survivors of Enoura Maru to Japan (13 - 29 January 1945). Some POWs died in transit.
. 7 May 42 . . Ralph, Eugene C (Private) 20905094 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Rebouche, Raymond A (Corporal) 14014697 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. . . . Richard, Gurnie J (TEC5) 14014762 17BS 27BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service from: Louisiana
Died: 25-Nov-42
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
. 7 May 42 .

NARA has  Repatriated

ABMC has Died: 10-Sep-45

Rigdon, Alvin (T Sgt) 6971059 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated. Hometown: Clairborne Parish, LA
. 7 May 42 . . Rodgers, Henry A (Private) 11013703 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Ross, Edwin E (Tec5) 6971446 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Salter, Walter R (Corporal) 7002883 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #5 - Baybombong Luzon Philippines 16-120. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Seymour, Eurise A (Staff Sergeant) 7000507 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Silverwood, Robert E (Private) 6632430 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Skinner, Clifton R (Staff Sergeant) 6971426 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Snyder, Francis G (Private) 16039173 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Springer, Duey E (Private) 14026193 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Stirling, Warren C O-23230 17BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Rokuroshi Camp Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
. 7 May 42 . . Strickland, Albert E (Private First Class) 14006590 17BS 27BG 3AF DNB Entered the Service from: Louisiana
Died: 30-May-42
Buried at: Plot L Row 12 Grave 14
Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Tanner, William R (Staff Sergeant) 7002903 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Pw camp #17 - North Central Luzon Luzon Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Titus, Donald L (Private) 16030148 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru, 7 May 42 . . Vos, Eugene L (Staff Sergeant) 6970812 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #5 - Baybombong Luzon Philippines 16-120. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Waters, Bennett H (Private) 14028009 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died in Ship's Sinking. Enoura Maru
. 7 May 42 . . Webster, Earl H (Private) 20811785 17BS 27BG 3AF DNB Entered the Service from: Texas
Died: 30-Jun-42
Buried at: Plot A Row 3 Grave 134
Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Whalley, Alvin E O-430306 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking, Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Whiteside, Bedford Jr (Private First Class) 7002913 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Williams, Howard R (Private First Class) 39676506 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Woodson, Everett E (Private) 37069531 17BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #10 - Batanges Batanges Luzon Philippines 13-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Allen, Henry G Jr ( Sgt) 6973616 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Anderson, Clifford O (Private) 37090568 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Ball, Freddie L (Corporal) 20822493 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Bennett, Fredrick A (Corporal) 11014890 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War.
. 7 May 42 . . Bird, William Wiley O-425233 91BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Rokuroshi Camp Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
. 7 May 42 . . Bjoring, Robert G O-427504 91BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Rokuroshi Camp Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
. 7 May 42 . . Bizzell,  Richard H (Private) 34144636 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Hometown: Tate County, MS. FOUGHT AND WAS CAPTURED ON THE ISLAND OF CORREGIDOR IN THE PHILIPPINES. SURVIVED THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH AND LATER DIED IN JAPANESE PRISON CAMP. 15 Nov 42 MEMORIALIZED IN THE AMERICAN CEMETERY IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES
. 7 May 42 . . Bostick, Robert J (Private) 14014387 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Boutwell, Rufus L (SSgt) 6971494 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Brazil Maru/Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Braswell, Homer P O-424710 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #2 - Davao Mindanao Philippines 7-125. Died in Ship's Sinking. Brazil Maru - Transported survivors of Enoura Maru to Japan (13 - 29 January 1945). Some POWs died in transit.
. 7 May 42 . . Bryant, Parker L (SSgt) 6795017 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Hometown: Pemiscot County, MO
. 7 May 42 . . Clayton, Robert E (Private First Class) 13032387 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Clemans, Charles R (Technical Sergeant) 6279876 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Clifton, William E (Private) 13032690 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #2 - Davao Mindanao Philippines 7-125. Died in Ship's Sinking, Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Colter, Robert L (Private) 14014485 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Davis, George S O-424717 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Enoura Maru
Oryoku Maru 7 May 42 . . Davis, James R O-427470 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Oryoku Maru
. 7 May 42 . . Demarets, Gilbert (Private) 7002616 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Drohan, Joseph P (Private First Class) 11024363 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Dugan, Paul O-424718 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Freyaldenhoven, Daniel J (Private) 37067667 91BS 27BG 3AF DNB Hometown: Conway County, AR Date of Death 10 May 1942
. 7 May 42 . . Gravatt, Horace T (Private) 14060162 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Graham, Leonard C O-370449 . 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Rokuroshi Camp Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Hart, John C (SSgt) 7001226 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Henson, Lewis J (Private First Class) 14009498 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Enoura Maru
. 7 May 42 . . Hoyt, Francis W (Corporal) 11019905 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Jewell, Lawrence E (Private First Class) 13032336 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Johnson, Norman J (Private) 18044253 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Johnston, William T O-424768 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
Note the ABMC 19BG are not listed in NARA . . . Jones, John R (Private) 7002613 91BS 19BG 3AF KIA Entered the Service From: Louisiana, Date of Death 8 Apr 42, Manila Cemetery
. 7 May 42 . . Jones, Ollie C (SSGT) 6250237 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Jones, Ollie C (SSGT) 6250237 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Keener, John R (Private First Class) (Tec4) 13037263 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 .. . King, Herbert D (Staff Sergeant) 6237550 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Kulp, Benjamin B (Private First Class) 13028014 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Lampkin, Arthur B (Sergeant) 6823565 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
NARA Has Albert L Lenhart 7 May 42 Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944 . Lenhart, Kenneth F (SSgt) 6246174 91BS 27BG FOD Hometown: Walker County, TX. FOD date is 1 Feb 1946
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Lossett, Eugene E (Technical Sergeant) 736008 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . MacMath, Donald (Private) 13032380 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #3 - Old Bilibid Prison Rizal Manila Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Magolefsky, David (Corporal) 13028043 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Martel,  Lionel J (Technical Sergeant) 6129896 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #5 - Baybombong Luzon Philippines 16-120. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Matthews. Edward E Jr (Technician, Grade 5) 3032347 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Mc Cormick, Robert F (Private First Class) 16034432 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Note the ABMC 19BG are not listed in NARA . . . Mc Gee, Robert C (Private) 13032371 91BS 19BG 3AF DNB ? Entered the Service From: North Carolina. Date of Death Thursday, May 07, 1942. Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
. . . . Mc Kenney, Ezra O-404121 91BS 27BG 3AF KIA Details unknown
Note the ABMC 19BG are not listed in NARA . . . Miner, Cecil A (Tec5) 13025057 91BS 19BG 3AF DNB ? Died: Monday, August 17, 1942. Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Plot: N Row: 8 Grave: 188
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Molnar, Gaza J (Private) 13030368 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Note the ABMC 19BG are not listed in NARA . . . Morgan, Wendell E (Corporal) 20459146 91BS 19BG 3AF DNB ? Died: Sunday, June 27, 1943. Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Plot: N Row: 4 Grave: 49
. 7 May 42 . . Morris, John G (Master Sergeant) 6351023 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Musson, Ralph I O-424777 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War, 30 Jun 42
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Oden, Tommy G (Corporal) 14032483 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #8 - Bachrach Garage Manila Luzon Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
Note the ABMC 19BG are not listed in NARA . . . Ortega, Eligio (Private) 18035199 91BS 19BG 3AF DNB Hometown: Bernalillo County, NM, Died: Wednesday, June 10, 1942
. Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Shinyo Maru 7 May 42 . . Pringle, Robert J Jr (Private First Class) 11017677 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Shinyo Maru, 7 September 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Radel, Robert R 13028081 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Rodgers, Buley G (Staff Sergeant) 6923132 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Russell, Elmer S Jr (Private First Class) 13028090 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
Arisan Maru 7 May 42 . . Scarboro, Pearly H Jr O-424732 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died in Ship's Sinking. Arisan Maru, 24 October 1944
. 7 May 42 . . Sensing, Robert A (Sergeant) 6972994 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Shouse, Blaine J (Staff Sergeant) 6743064 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Smith, Horace A O-351722 91BS 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135, Rokuroshi Camp Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Brazil Maru/Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Strese, William W O-421642 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #2 - Davao Mindanao Philippines 7-125. Died in Ship's Sinking. Brazil Maru - Transported survivors of Enoura Maru to Japan (13 - 29 January 1945). Some POWs died in transit
. 7 May 42 . . Tagg, Ralph S Jr (Private First Class) 13024668 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Tebrinke, Robert E (Sergeant) 6915753 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121Died as Prisoner of War
Oryoku Maru 7 May 42 . . Thompson, Arnold W O-360024 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Oryoku Maru
. 7 May 42 . . Trotter, Elmer K (Sergeant) 7000462 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Tupek, Francis M (Private) 13037287 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
Note the ABMC 19BG are not listed in NARA . . . Turner, Robert D (Private) 13030357 91BS 19BG 3AF DNB ? Died: Thursday, April 09, 1942
. 7 May 42 . . Tyler, Oscar L Jr (Private) 11029400 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Fukuoka POW Camp #1 - Kashii (Pine Tree Camp) Kyushu Island 33-130. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Walker, Herbert J (Private) 13028064 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Whitener, Richard M (Private) 14056099 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
Oryoku Maru 7 May 42 . . Wolf, Michael F O-418262 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking, Oryoku Maru.
. 7 May 42 . . Wolfe, Frank J M (Sergeant) 6375437 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Yankelevitz, Harold (Technician, Grade 5) 13023389 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Yurgey, Donald F (Private) 13028054 91BS 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #4 - O'Donnel Tarlac Luzon Philippines 15-120. Died as Prisoner of War
. 7 May 42 . . Dunlavy, Joe M (Warrant Officer) W2101259 HQ 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died as Prisoner of War, 20 Sep 1942
Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Glebis, Anthony L O-427835 HQ / 21PS 27BG / 24PG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Enoura Maru
Oryoku Maru 7 May 42 . . Haltom, Winfield S O-220914 HQ 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Oryoku Maru, 
. 7 May 42 . . Hansen, David C (Private First Class) (Bombadier) 16006593 HQ 27BG 3AF POW/DNB Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died as Prisoner of War (Was attached as a bombardier to HQ&HQ 27th Bomb Group (L) during WWII.  David died from disease and wounds in Cabanatuan Prison Camp 27 June 1942)
. 7 May 42 . . Kane, George W Jr O-311602 HQ 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated 7 March 1945
Oryoku Maru 7 May 42 . . Marvel, William H O-350519 HQ 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Oryoku Maru
Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Miller, Kenneth G O-420751 HQ 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Enoura Maru
Oryoku Maru 7 May 42 . . Sewall, John W O-251331 HQ 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Oryoku Maru
Brazil Maru/Enoura Maru 7 May 42 . . Swensen, Melvin R O-375788 HQ 27BG 3AF POW/KIA Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121. Died in Ship's Sinking. Brazil Maru - Transported survivors of Enoura Maru to Japan (13 - 29 January 1945). Some POWs died in transit.
. 7 May 42 . . Petrie, Wayne J (Cpl) 19006156 . 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Fukuoka Branch Camp #17 - Omuta Kyushu Island 33-130. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated, 15 Aug 1945
. 7 May 42 . . Sims, Leland W (Private 1st Class) 6970849 . 27BG 3AF POW Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Fukuoka POW Camp #1 - Kashii (Pine Tree Camp) Kyushu Island 33-130. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated, 03 Oct 1945
. 9 May 42 . North American B-25 Mitchell (Type A, B, C, ect  unknown to me at this time likely a C as the 13BS had 41-12499 on strength at this time) Townsend, Edwin C O-388196 17/13BS 27/3BG

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DNB Co-pilot, prior service with 16BS, 27BG. Hometown: Washington, DC. The aircraft crashed at the end of the runway. The theory at the time was that the accident had occurred because the pilot had attempted takeoff with the B-25's autopilot engaged. 2nd Lt. Townsend was badly burned and died a few days later on 12 May 1942. Accident occurred at Charters Field, Queensland Piloted by Albaugh, John E
. 25 May 42 41-12441 North American B-25C Mitchell Lowery, Herman F O-021622 17/13BS 27/3BG

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FOD Hometown: Forrest County, MS. "Lt. Wilson's and Lt. Hesselbarth's ships were shot down almost immediately, Capt. Lowery and Lt. Rulison (both 13th.) ships quickly followed and about twenty miles out of Lae. Lt. Shearer was forced to crash land in the water. The remaining three ships were attacked continuously until they reached Salamaua where the flight lost them in the clouds."
. 26 Jun 42 . . Graham, Wallace B (Private) 36045463 91BS 27BG 3AF DNB Hometown: Will County, IL
. 1 Jul 42 Z-2200 ? DB-7B Stacher, Sherman F . 15BS 17BG 8AF . Plane destroyed landing Molesworth UK
. 2 Jul 42 . . Baptista, Edward J (Corporal) 11024433 91BS 27BG 3AF DNB Hometown: Suffolk County, MA
. 4 July 42 . . . . 15BS 27BG 8AF . Lt Ruegg, Lt Rush, Lt Mc Afee and Lt. Stafford left on temporary duty to help the Ferry Command ferry DB-7s to the English.
. 4 July 42 . . . . 15BS 27BG 8AF . 6 American Crews From 15th Bomb Sq. Joined 6 RAF 226 Sq. Crews, Flying 12 RAF Douglas DB7 " Boston IIIs "  -
For low level attacks on 4 LuftWaffe Fields
in Low Countries.
. 4 July 1942 AL672

DB-73 - 1940, 480 ordered for France but completed to DB-7B, (C/N 3604)  standard as (RAF) AL263 / AL502, AL668 / AL907.

. . 15BS 27BG 8AF . RDB-7B (RAF Douglas A-20C-1-DO Havoc Boston III), Serial AL672, shown as a staff communications aircraft for 8th AF HQ at RAF Bovingdon. Prior to its use by 8th AF, this aircraft was originally used to equip the 15th Bombardment Squadron (Light) and used on 4 July 1942 a low-level attack on Luftwaffe airfields in the Netherlands
. 4 July 42 AL677 DB-73 - 1940, 480 ordered for France but completed to DB-7B, standard as (RAF) AL263 / AL502, AL668 / AL907.
Loehrl, Fredrick A O-432079 15BS 27BG 8AF KIA

Hometown: King County, WA. Coded MQ-P borrowed from RAF 226 Sqdn. Hit By Flak near De Kooy Airfield and crashed in flames. Memorialized at: Netherlands American Cemetery
Location: Margraten, Netherlands
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

. 4 July 42 AL750 DB-73 - 1940, 480 ordered for France but completed to DB-7B, standard as (RAF) AL263 / AL502, AL668 / AL907.
Kegelman, Charles . 15BS 27BG 8AF . Badly Damaged  , returned to Base. The Bostons used for the first 2 missions were in RAF 226 Sqdn. markings with their " MQ " codes. AL452 was retained by Eighth AF when the squadron moved to N. Africa.  Originally they were re-designated as the 1st. Pursuit Sqdn. (night fighter), to be equipped with Douglas Havocs (Turbinlite) which had 2,700 million candle-power searchlights in the nose for illuminating German night bombers; they would then be shot down by night fighter Hurricanes.
This was not very successful so they reverted to the 15th BS (L); they moved to Molesworth on June 9th but flew their first mission in British  Bostons from the RAF station at Swanton Morley in Norfolk. ( July 4th.). This was to 2 Luftwaffe airfields in Holland. The photo ( from IMPACT Magazine for April 1943) was taken over Bergen-Alkmaar airfield, no. "2" is the number 2 plane in the flight, just below it is the explosion of the no. 3 plane shot down by Flak on the edge of the field.
They flew one more mission in RAF Bostons before getting their own which were re-marked with US stars; they flew 3 more in these before standing down in Oct. for transfer to Twelfth AF. in Nov. At the time they were stationed at Podington.
The low-level raids on Holland were a foretaste of what to expect from German airfield defences later.
. 4 July 42 AL742 DB-73 - 1940, 480 ordered for France but completed to DB-7B, standard as (RAF) AL263 / AL502, AL668 / AL907.
Lynn, William G Jr O-432081 15BS 27BG 8AF KIA

Coded MQ-V, In 5 missions between July 4 and Oct.2 1942 flying from England with VIII BC the 15th lost 2 in operations ( both on July 4 ) 

Buried at: Plot B Row 5 Grave 10, Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Awards: Purple Heart

. 4 July 42 . . Wright, James W 19000376 15BS 27BG 8AF KIA

Cpl. Wright was KIA over Holland on July 4th 1942. Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery
Location: Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium,, Plot: C Row: 36 Grave: 7
Awards: Purple Heart

. 4 July 42 . . Kramarewitcz, Charles 11019157 15BS 27BG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Connecticut. Buried at: Plot I Row 14 Grave 18
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Awards: Purple Heart
. . AL397 DB-73 - 1940, 480 ordered for France but completed to DB-7B, standard as (RAF) AL263 / AL502, AL668 / AL907.
. . 15BS 27BG 8AF . AL397 was a Boston III (DB-7B) formerly with the 15th BS in 1942 when it flew a mission; the photo shows it in it's original RAF camouflage.
It was later stripped to bare metal and assigned to HQ 1st Bomb Wing and had red-black check cowlings. It was coded "G" in black on the nose.
The 15th flew their last mission with the Eighth on Oct.2 1942 and were assigned to Twelfth AF. Later the plane is listed with 398th BG. 15 October 1942 it  was transferred to Twelfth Air Force for support of Allied landings in North Africa, being assigned to Ste-Barbe-du-Tlelat, Algeria on 26 December 1942, Its crews were absorbed by the 47th Bombardment Group (Light), and the 15th was inactivated.
. 5 Jul 42 40-3154 Douglas A-20A Havoc Birnn, Richard R  O-403701 17BS 27BG

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Hometown: Mecklenburg County, NC. An A-20A Havoc, #40-3154, of the 89th Bomb Squadron, 3rd Bomb Group, crashed into Moreton Bay, near Brisbane on 5 July 1942. 1st Lieutenant Richard "Dick" Birnn was on a test flight in the A-20A Havoc, when it cart wheeled into the waters of Moreton Bay.  Dick Birnn was killed in this tragic accident. The 89th Squadron was the first to be equipped with the A-20's which had been shipped from the United States in crates. They were then assembled in Brisbane and test flown before being flown to Charters Towers. 

The following is an extract from the 90th Combat Log which would seem to suggest he was with the 90th Squadron rather than the 89th Squadron:- On July 5th Lt. Richard R. Birnn in Brisbane on official relief from combat zone, was testing an A-20a and from unknown causes crashed to his death. He had flown some 14 combat missions, been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Silver Star and had flown 140 combat hours without injury to his crew. His loss was deeply felt by the squadron and the group

. 8 Jul 42 761381 ? DB-7B Radetsky, Harold A . 15BS 27BG 8AF . Based out of Molesworth, England Incident occurred at Thrapston, Uk 
. 20 Jul 42 AL409 DB-7 Grim, Raymond K . 15BS 27BG 8AF . Incident at Molesworth, England
. 25 Jul 42 . . Stevens, William H Jr (Sgt) 6915788 15BS 27BG 8AF DNB Hometown: Licking County, OH. Buried at: Plot F Row 5 Grave 20
Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge, England
. 26 Jul 42 41-12470 North American B-25C Mitchell Schmidt, Ralph L. L. O-403818 16/90BS 27/3BG

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FOD Hometown: Bond County, IL
. 26 Jul 42 41-12792 North American B-25C Mitchell Bender, Frank P  O-302735 16/90BS 27/3BG

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S/d (Survived) Plane named *Aurora*. Flew out of Port Moresby, bombing run on Sea plane base at Gasmata located on island of New Britain. He was shot down over New Guinea
. 29 July 42 41-15797 Douglas A-24-DE Dauntless

Rogers, Floyd W "Buck" Pilot/ Crew

Nichols, Robert E. (Cpl)

O-022494

11016184

91/8BS 27/3BG

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Both KIA Rogers was often referred to as "Buck Rogers" after the comic strip and movie serial hero made famous by "Buster" Crabbe. He was the C.O. 3rd BG / 8th BS. Earned the Silver Star for missions to Lae (April 7-13), Air Medal and Purpule Heart posthumously. Nichols earned the Air Medal and Purple Heart posthumously
. 31 Jul 42 . . Showing how 27BG men ended up serving in 3BG . 89BS 3BG

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. The 89th Sq. went begging until eventually they started getting some A-20s  On July 31, '42 the 8th sent their last remaining A-24s (I think 7) to attack a convoy around Buna on the north coast of N.G.  They lost their fighter cover over the Owen Stanleys, went in any way - one plane survived.  Eventually they received some A-20s, then some B-25s.  The 13th and 90th used B-25s - altho they had been converted to low-level straffer - until Dec. '43.  At that time the Group finally received a full compliment of A-20s for  all four Sqs.  In Aug. '42 Hqs. Sq. had been deactivated as a tactical unit and was strictly a Hq. Sq.
. 13 Aug 42 AL-344 DB-7B Brackett, John G O-790503 17BS 27BG . DNB Hometown: Middlesex County, MA. Based out of Key Field, MS , plane destroyed (unconfirmed as Pilots DOD) incident occurred Key Field 1 Mi W, MS 
. 13 Aug 42 AL385 DB-7B Miers, Walter J O-790868 17BS 27BG . DNB Hometown: Acadia Parish, LA. Based out of Key Field, MS , plane destroyed (unconfirmed as Pilots DOD) incident occurred Key Field 1 Mi W, MS 
. 26 Aug 42 AL452 DB-7B Grim, Raymond K . 15BS 27BG 8AF . Incident at Molesworth, England
. 4 Sep 42 41-12472 North American B-25C Mitchell Heiss, Gustave M Jr O-403821

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KIA Crashed 125 miles off Port Moresby possibly due to Pilot fatigue
. 5 Sep 42 41-2982 Douglas A-20B Havoc Pritchard, George R O-433393 16BS 27BG . DNB Hometown: Jefferson County, MS, Based out of  Hattiesburg, MS , plane destroyed New Agusta 7 Mi N, MS  (Unconfirmed DOD)
. Unknown to me . . Groce, Lethco A Jr O-414335 16BS 27BG . DNB Hometown: Spartanburg County, SC
. 6  Sep 42 41-2972 Douglas A-20B Havoc Baker, Donald T O-790774 17BS 27BG . DNB Hometown: Delaware County, NY Based out of  Hattiesburg, MS , plane destroyed Hattiesburg 2 Mi W, MS  (Unconfirmed DOD)
. 11  Sep 42 AL386 DB-7B Wynens, Walter H O-790892 17BS 27BG . DNB Hometown: Jasper County, GA Based out of  Esler AAF, LA  , plane destroyed Esler Field 1 Mi NE, LA  (Unconfirmed DOD)
. 19 Sept 42 N/A N/A Cronk, Francis J (Private) 14036508 17BS 27BG

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DNB/POW Hometown: Savannah, Chatham County, GA. Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands. Died as Prisoner of War. Philippines Unstated Philippines 14-121 (He died in Cabanatuan Prison Camp)
. 5 Dec 42 . . Ruchti, James F O-789271 15BS 27BG 12AF KIA Hometown: Lake County, IN. Buried at: Plot I Row 6 Grave 3, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia. Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
. 31 Dec 42 . . Chabot, Joseph R (Sgt) 11013678 15BS 27BG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: New Hampshire. Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia. Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
. 31 Dec 42 . . Glatz, Earl A (SSgt) 6915644 15BS 27BG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Ohio. Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia. Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
. 31 Dec 42 . . Hee, Clifford O-431288 15BS 27BG 12AF KIA Hometown: Queens County, N. Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia. Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
. 31 Dec 42 . . Holladay, Dan W O-432066 15BS 27BG 12AF FOD Hometown: Hamilton County, TX. Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia. Awards: Air Medal , Purple Heart
. 31 Dec 42 . . Holt, Lee R (SSgt) 7001062 15BS 27BG 12AF FOD Hometown: Dougherty County, GA. Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia. Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
. 31 Dec 42 . . Mostow, Jechiel (Sgt) 11024325 15BS 27BG 12AF FOD Hometown: Suffolk County, MA, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia. Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
. 31 Dec 42 . . Randolph, William S O-885362 15BS 27BG 12AF KIA Hometown: Shelby County, TN, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia. Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

1943

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
. 3 Jan 43 41-3256 Douglas A-20B Havoc Adams, George R O-790771 91BS 27BG DNB Hometown: Jefferson County, AL. Pilot killed in take off accident based out of Harding Field, LA ., USA. Accident occurred at Duncan Field, TX 
. 8 Jan 43 41-3362 Douglas A-20B Havoc Marchand, Roscoe L  T/Sgt 15063537 91BS 27BG . DNB Hometown: Elkhart County, IN. Ground accident plane destroyed by fire, based at Harding Field, LA ., USA
. 8 Jan 43  41-3358 Douglas A-20B Havoc Unoccupied  . 91BS 27BG . . Ground accident plane destroyed by fire, based at Harding Field, LA ., USA
. 20-Jan-43 . . Gordon, John M (Private) 15102168 16BS 27BG . DNB ? Died: 20-Jan-43. Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial New York City, USA
. 20-Jan-43 . . Mc Clelland, Homer L Jr 0-790574 16BS 27BG . KIA ? Entered the Service from: Alabama
Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial
New York City, USA
.  20-Jan-43 . . Mc Collum, Gordon R (Sergeant) 14064662 16BS 27BG . DNB ? Entered the Service from: Florida
Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial
New York City, USA
. 16 Feb 43 41-3254 Douglas A-20B Havoc Gilmour, John V Jr  . 17BS 27BG . . Plane destroyed belly landing Service Center #3 
. 25 Feb 43 . .

Chilstrom, Kenneth O

. 311FS/58FG 58FG to 27FBG 12AF . Kenneth Chilstrom, was #35 in line when he flew a P-40 off of the USS Ranger with the 58FG Feb 1943 before becoming an A-36 pilot with the 27th Fighter Bomber Squadron during WWII. After his combat tour of 80 missions he returned to the U.S. to became one of the Air Corps first test pilots
. 30 Mar 43 . . Crowder, John P Jr O-420578 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 5 Apr 43 . . Crowder, John P Jr O-420578 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 5 Apr 43 . . Heny, Harry C O-659708 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
7 7 Jun 43 42-83953 North American A-36A Dillingham, Charles K  O--794307 16BS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Union County, NJ. Location, One Ml. N. Pantelleria Isl., Point Of Departure, A. P. O.# 525
. 15 June 43 . . Allen, Elwyn  Alford O-559535 17BS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Monroe County, WV. DIED IN TUNIS, NORTH AFRICA. SERVED 1942 - JUNE 15, 1943
8 12 Jun 43 42-83935 North American A-36A Selman, John B O-668650 524BS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: McMinn County, TN. Location, Lampedusa, Point Of Departure, Korba South, Tunisia
. . 42-83996 North American A-36A Information Only . 523FBS 27FBG 12AF . Coded CB
. . 42-83987 North American A-36A Information Only . 523FBS 27FBG 12AF . Coded CX
14 19 Jun 43 42-83914 North American A-36A Nichols, James T O-794350 17BS 27FBG 12AF DNB Pantelleira, Location, E. Of Base: 1 Mile Offshore, Point Of Departure, Korba (South)
16473 22 Jun 43 42-83929 North American A-36A Washer, Neil F O-792889 16BS 27BG 12AF KIA Hometown: Oswego County, NY. Entered the Service from: New York. Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery. Carthage, Tunisia. Location, 15 Mi. E Of El Melah Tunisia. Point Of Departure. A. P. O. #520
68 8 Jul 43 42-84028 North American A-36A Lilly, John A T-060298 17BS 27FBG 12AF POW Location, 200 Rda Off Shore S Of Palma, Sicily, Point Of Departure, Korba S., Tunisia, Sicily, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
37 is 42-83573 9 Jul 43 not 42-83873 North American A-36A Eichenlaub, Raymond J O-662901 . 27FBG 12AF S/d Rtn Honored by, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Eberle, shot down twice spent 2 years as a POW. Location, 20 Mi. N E Pantelleria, Point Of Departure, Korba S., Tunisia
107 10 Jul 43 42-83817 North American A-36A Thompson, Theodore J O-662989 91BS 27FBG 12AF KIA Sicily. Hometown: Clay County, MN. Location, 13° 52' E. 37° 23' N., Point Of Departure, Korba, South, Tunisia
108 10 Jul 43 42-83988 North American A-36A Miller, Levan A O--794344 91BS 19BG 12AF KIA Hometown: Richland County, OH. Location, 14° 15' E. 37° 23' N, Point Of Departure, Korba, South Tunisia
106 11 Jul 43 42-84084 North American A-36A Clopton, Verne M. Jr O-662883 91BS 27BG 12AF FOD Hometown: Bexar County, TX. Location, Unknown, Point Of Departure, Korba South, Tunisia. Other source has (27th FG) MIA Jul 11, 1943, Sicily
65 11 Jul 43 42-83917 North American A-36A Jones, Ainsworth B O-794240 17BS 27FBG 12AF FOD Hometown: Coos County, NH. Location, Castel Vetrano, Sicily, Point Of Departure, Korba, S. Tunisia
66 11 Jul 43 42-84054 North American A-36A Staley, James H T-060180 91BS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Dauphin County, PA. Location, 22 S Mi. Se Of Vicari, Sicily, Point Of Departure, Korba South, Tunisia
104 12 Jul 43 42-83879 North American A-36A Thomas, Tom A Jr O-664691 91BS/524BS 27FBG 12AF MIA/Rtn Claims 1 victory. Sicily. Location, [ILLEGIBLE], Point Of Departure, Korba South, Tunisia He has later service with 58FS, 33FG
. 13 Jul 43 . . Carparelli, Joseph O-793582 16BS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
505 14 Jul 43 42-84016 North American A-36A Parker,  John P. T-060038 524BS 27FBG 12AF POW MIA, Sicily, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
419 17 Jul 43 42-84023

North American A-36A

Hollfelder, Eric J O-421705 HQ 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Erie County, NY. Location, 30 Yds Off Shore N Of Palermo, Sicily, Point Of Departure, Korba, S. Tunisia
421 19 Jul 43 42-53921 is listed on MACR it is a Douglas A-20G-10-DO Havoc more likely 42-83921 North American A-36A Miller, Roger L O-432091 91BS 27FBG 12AF FOD Hometown: Okanogan County, WA. Location, 3 Mi. W. Palermo, Point Of Departure, Gela (East) Sicily
420 21 Jul 43 42-84068 North American A-36A Korber, William B O-668251 . 27FBG 12AF POW Location, W. Of Soprana, Point Of Departure, Gela Farello, Sicily, Oflag 64 or 21B Schubin (Moved to Usedom) Poland, Altburgund 53-17
358 24 Jul 43 42-83904 North American A-36A Smith, Charles B. O-794293 17BS 27FBG 12AF POW Location, Milazoo Harbor, Point Of Departure, Gela (East). Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
 . 24 Jul 43 .  . Sparkman,  James Leonard T. T-060040 16BS 27FBG 12AF  POW Oflag 64 or 21B Schubin (Moved to Usedom) Poland, Altburgund 53-17
427 27 Jul 43 42-84059 North American A-36A Rodgers, John R O-668280 522BS 27FBG 12AF POW Location, 1/2 Mi. S E Cesaro, Sicily, Point Of Departure, Gela, Sicily. North African Theatre: Sicily. Oflag 64 or 21B Schubin (Moved to Usedom) Poland, Altburgund 53-17
. 31 Jul 43 . .

Shay, Max G

M/Sgt

17009286 HQ 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Cowley County, KS. Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: J Row: 12 Grave: 34
417 2 Aug 43 42-83895 North American A-36A Gaines Winford A O-662912 17BS 27FBG 12AF POW Location, Vicinity Of Navaro, Point Of Departure, Gela East. Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
349 2 Aug 43 42-84049 North American A-36A Amend, Wilson R . 91BS 27FBG 12AF . Location, H-4287, Point Of Departure, Gela Farello Sicily, plane later condemned non combat 20 Jan 1944
351 6 Aug 43 42-83872 North American A-36A Mergenthal, Lloyd W O-791137 17BS/523BS 27FBG 12AF FOD Hometown: Traill County, ND. Location, D-5867 (Italy), Point Of Departure, Gela (East)
357 6 Aug 43 42-84101 North American A-36A Stevenson,  John D. O-020583 HQ 27FBG 12AF POW Location, C-707 C-6807, Point Of Departure, Gela Farello, Sicily. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
634 19 Aug 43 42-83809 North American A-36A Redding, Howard E O-794981 522BS 27FBG 12AF POW Location, 4 Mi W. Vaticano, Italy, Point Of Departure, Gela. E. Sicily. North African Theatre. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. Plane later condemned enemy action Jan 29, 1944
630 19 Aug 43 42-84042 North American A-36A Cooper, David W O-661716 16BS 27FBG 12AF FOD 20 Aug 44 Hometown: Lawrence County, MO. Lost to enemy action Aug 19, 1943. Location, 4 Mi N. Vaticano, Italy, Point Of Departure, Gela. E. Sicily
632 19 Aug 43 42-84085 North American A-36A Harris, Charles L O-661754 16BS 27FBG 12AF FOD 20 Aug 44 Hometown: Roanoke County, VA. Location, 4 Mi N. Vaticano, Italy, Point Of Departure, Gela. E. Sicily
631 19 Aug 43 42-84102 North American A-36A Maslowskas, Albert A O-799215 16BS 27FBG 12AF FOD 20 Aug 44 Hometown: Cook County, IL. Lost to enemy action Aug 19, 1943. Location, 4 Mi N. Vaticano Italy, Point Of Departure, Gela. E. Sicily
636 19 Aug 43 42-84116 North American A-36A Simenson, Alvin L O-792163 16BS 27FBG 12AF FOD 20 Aug 44 Hometown: Worcester County, MA. Location, 4 Mi W. Vaticano, Italy, Point Of Departure, Gela. E. Sicily
712 31 Aug 43 42-83897 North American A-36A Bowman, Vere M Jr . 16BS 27FBG 12AF MIA/Rtn Location: 2 Mi S W Scaloa. Italy. Point Of Departure: Gela. E. Sicily
633 4 Sep 43 42-84039 North American A-36A Cassleman, Harry R O-663129 17BS 27FBG 12AF MIA/Rtn Location, Y-4236, Point Of Departure, San Antonio L/G
. 10 Sep 43 . . Sandler, Shelton O-671775 91BS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
703 10 Sep 43 42-83938 North American A-36A Williams, Darrell E . 523BS 27FBG 12AF . Condemned enemy action Location, O-2118, Point Of Departure, S. Antonio L/G
. 11 Sep 43 . . Carter, Roy T T-186061 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 11 Sep 43 . . Henry, Harry C O-659708 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 13 Sep 43 . . Carparelli, Joseph O-793582 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 13 Sep 43 . . Courtney, Johnnie O-521123 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 13 Sep 43 . . Garvin, Robert M O-793606 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 13 Sep 43 . . Johnson, Robert M O-663741 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 13 Sep 43 . . Rathbun, Daniel B O-442231 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 13 Sep 43 . . Russo, Michael J O-672681 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. . 42-83830 North American A-36A Russo, Michael J O-672681 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Assigned this plane coded B3 on the tail named "Pat"
. 13 Sep 43 . . Hafer, Robert W O-432235 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
713 13 Sep 43 42-83990 North American A-36A Wenger, Donald R O-671816 522BS 27FBG 12AF S/d/POW

The Salerno invasion was viewed with something less than awe by many of the pilots, the prevailing view being that it was
a poorly conceived and executed affair. An incident which took place on the evening of September 13 was considered by
some of them to be an example of the botched nature of the operation.

The 97th Sq. 82FG,  was flying its final patrol mission of the day, first in the "Pears" area, then over "Peaches." (All three of the
group's patrol areas were named after fruits: "Pears" was over Pisciotta, "Peaches" over Agropoli and "Apples" over
Salerno itself.). Around 7 o'clock, the controller informed the P- 38 pilots of the presence of some "bogies" (unidentified aircraft) - possibly "bandits" (enemy aircraft) - on the deck, and he provided them with the map grids. They dove from 11,000 feet down to less than 3,000 feet and opened fire on the four "bandits." The squadron leader,
Capt. Smith, immediately stopped, however, and ordered the others to do the same. The "bandits" were actually a flight of American A-36s (dive-bomber version of the Allison-engined P-51A Mustang). FIO Verle Tilley had already hit one squarely, however, and it burst into flames. Fortunately, its pilot managed to bailout and was rescued by American soldiers. The A-36s, which were attacking German positions, had been misidentified by the controller as Me 109s supposedly strafing American troops! Location, 2 Mi. N E Sassano, Point Of Departure, S. Antonio. North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

. 13 Sep 43 . . Maier, Ernest A., Sergeant 39385748 522FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Montana, Buried at: Plot F Row 15 Grave 24, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Purple Heart. Lost to enemy action 
. Date Unknown to me . . Alworth, William F O-777970 524BS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: St. Louis County, MN
. Date Unknown to me . . Gilliland, Deane L. T-060652 91BS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Venango County, PA
. Date Unknown to me . . Harris, Jesse A Jr. O- 522FS 27FBG 12AF MIA April _ May 1944, One of our pilots learned the hard lesson of why you bail out of a P-40 (or other single engine, piston powered airplane) on the right side. The prop corkscrews the air behind it in a way that if you bail out to the left, it supports you so the tail can hit you. If you bail out on the right it throws you down out of the way. I am not sure of the name, maybe it will come to me later but I think his first name was Jesse. (I finally remembered, Jesse Harris.) He was hit while strafing a truck and had to get out of his plane right NOW! Unfortunately he went out the left side and his back was broken by hitting the tail. The first thing he knew, he was lying on the ground surrounded by angry Germans. He was put in a hospital. When the Germans retreated he was left behind with a skeleton staff as he could not be moved. He made it and probably lived a good life afterward.
. Date Unknown to me . . Head, Charles A. O-672611 16BS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Pottawatomie County, OK
. Date Unknown to me . . Holbrook, John V O-716139 523FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Marion County, IN
. Date Unknown to me . . Nicholson, Robert A (A VC) F/O 39704956 16BS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
. Date Unknown to me . . Kaiser, George W Sgt 17015857 16BS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Cape Girardeau Cty, MO
. Date Unknown to me . . Kelly, Ralph A . 522FS 27FBG 12AF KIA .
. Date Unknown to me . . Knapp, John Cpl 12077700 522FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Bergen County, NJ
. Date Unknown to me . . Lapoint, George W  Sgt 11039850 17BS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Sullivan County, NH
. Date Unknown to me . . Lones, Floyd E S/Sgt 19064378 16BS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Fresno, C
. Date Unknown to me . . Pelka, Matthew F T-001498 524FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Bergen County, NJ
. Date Unknown to me . . Weidenhammer, Ernest W . 522BS 27FBG 12AF LWA HONORED BY
Stanley D. Weidenhammer, 1st cousin once removed. SERVED WITH THE 12TH AIR FORCE IN ITALY. RECEIVED THE SILVER STAR, PURPLE HEART AND THE AIR MEDAL.
. Date Unknown to me . . Wellons, Colin E Jr O-801925 523BS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Bibb County, GA
710 13 Sep 43 42-84041 North American A-36A Carparelli, Joseph J O-793582 16BS 27FBG 12AF POW Location, 3 Mi S East Eboli, Italy, Point Of Departure, S. Antonio. North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 13 Sep 43 . . McCarthy, Kenneth W O-2055928 16BS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 13 Sep 44 . . Gary, Theodore A O-758979 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 17 Sep 43 . . Holmquist, George W O-397394 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
708 19 Sep 43 42-84088 North American A-36A Hafer, Robert W O-432235 522FS/16BS 27FBG 12AF MIA/Rtn Condemned enemy action. Location, 3 Mi W. Pescopagana, Italy, Point Of Departure, Cappacio, Italy
709 19 Sep 43 42-84051 North American A-36A Dubinski, Charles A O-672581 16BS 27FBG 12AF POW Lost to enemy action. Location, 8 Mi W. Fallata, Italy, Point Of Departure, Capaccio, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
711 19 Sep 43 42-83836 North American A-36A Dye, Lawrence William O-709536 16BS 27FBG 12AF POW Location, 1 Mi W. Pescopagana, Italy. Point Of Departure, Capaccio, Italy Date of capture is given as 28 Aug 44. North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
. 25 Sep 43 . . Allan, Robert C T-126077 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 25 Sep 43 . . Libbert, William O-794260 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 25 Sep 43 . . Santala, Eugene W O-728741 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 1 Oct 43 . . Allan, Robert C T-126077 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 1 Oct 43 . . Cummings, Donald M O-667803 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
994 2 Oct 43 42-84145 North American A-36A Wright, John A O-794296 523FS 27FBG 12AF KIA From New York. Location, N-0475, Point Of Departure, Capaccio L/G
. 5 Oct 43 . . Hartman, Albert E Jr O-665792 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 5 Oct 43 . . Russell, Clement M O-668643 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
972 5 Oct 43 42-83864 North American A-36A Schofield, Donald S T-186071 522BS 27FBG 12AF KIA ATTENDED FLIGHT SCHOOL, GRADUATING AT NAPIER FIELD, DOTHAN, ALABAMA, 1942. KILLED IN ACTION DURING INVASION OF SICILY. POSTHUMOUSLY COMMISSIONED 2ND LIEUTENANT, AS STATED IN THE DEDICATION OF THE ARMORY THAT BEARS HIS NAME IN CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND. REQUEST THAT RANK BE CHANGED TO 2ND LIEUTENANT. Hometown: Providence County, RI. Point Of Departure, Capaccio, Italy. He flew a Curtiss P-40L-5-CU Warhawk, 42-10566, off USS Ranger 25 Feb 1943, 310FS, 58FG
967 5 Oct 43 42-84010 North American A-36A Coutu, Paul F O-736126 523FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Kent County, RI. Italy. Location, [ILLEGIBLE], Point Of Departure, Capaccio L/G. Entered the Service from: Rhode Island, Buried at: Plot I Row 13 Grave 61, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster
969 5 Oct 43 42-84014 North American A-36A Sammons, Willis A T-186532 522BS 27FBG 12AF POW Italy. Location, [ILLEGIBLE], Point Of Departure, Capaccio, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
971 5 Oct 43 MACR lists 42-54020 which is a Douglas A-20G-10-DO Havoc, more likely 42-84020 North American A-36A Bogdan, Richard J T-060641 17BS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Cook County, IL. Location, [ILLEGIBLE], Point Of Departure, Capaccio L/G
970 5 Oct 43 42-84113 North American A-36A Eichenlaub, Raymond J O-662901 16BS 27FBG 12AF POW Italy. Location, 2 Mi. W. Of Circello Or 2 Mi N W Of Sassinoro, Point Of Departure, Capaccio, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
. 22 Oct 43 . . Vandervort, Tedford Jr O-794391 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
1062 22 Oct 43 42-83849 North American A-36A Lacefield, Harve Merlyn O-744718 524FS 27FBG 12AF FOD Hometown: McLean County, KY. Location, Capaccio, Italy, Point Of Departure, Capaccio, Italy. 
. 24 Oct 43 . . Forbes, George R O-793603 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 24 Oct 43 . . Reynolds, Thomas F Jr O-799639 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 24 Oct 43 . . Russo, Michael J O-672681 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28 Oct 43 . . Doyle, Thomas A O-737029 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28 Oct 43 . . Forbes, George R O-793603 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28 Oct 43 . . Halliwell, George R O-733882 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 28 Oct 43 . . McCarthy, Kenneth W O-2055928 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 28 Oct 43 . . Tetzlaff, Jerome L O-671803 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 4 Nov 43 . . Cassleman, Harry R O-663129 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 4 Nov 43 . . Griffin, Edmund D O-668574 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
1196 11 Nov 43 42-84124 North American A-36A Price, Albert S O-661798 522FS 27FBG 12AF MIA/Rtn

Location, 3 Mi W Of Isola Di Liri, Point Of Departure, Gaudo, Italy. Statement of 2nd Lt. Truman Forbis: On the morning of 11 November 1943, at approx. 0820 hours, while flying on Lt. Price, Albert S. Jr's wing on a ground strafing mission, I noticed coolant or white smoke pouring from the right side of his engine. We were in the vicinity of Isola di Liri, Italy and he had apparently been hit by small arms fire. He peeled up into the sun and I momentarily lost sight of him. When I next sighted him he had gained about 4000 feet and his engine was still pouring white smoke. He bailed out and I saw his parachute open. The plane crashed into the mountain.
Engine V-1710-87 serial 42-176063 (
He returned during May 44 (My grandfather saved him in the mountains in Italy), see Charlie Dills story of the 27 th FBG , My research about this pilot ended when I found the grave in the Golden gate Cemetery of San FRANCISCO, He died in a fatal spin in Texas with a T6D plane 42-86476  on 26 August 1948. Sincerely, Argentino Rea)

1240 12 Nov 43 42-83919 North American A-36A Richard, Wesley L O-2055991 523BS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Jefferson Parish, LA. Location, G-2008, Point Of Departure, Gaudo A/D
. 3 Dec 43 . . Kelly, Joseph A O-022519 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
1472 5 Dec 43 42-84060 North American A-36A Beesley, Ellis N O-800455 91FS 27FBG 12AF MIA/POW North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 30 Dec 43 . . Russo, Michael J O-672681 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 2 victories

1944

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
. 13-Jan-44 . . Vinciguerra, Silvio R.   O-820368 522FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania, Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery
Florence, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
2719 16-Jan-44 42-83835 North American A-36A Janney, Robert S.  O-358503 523FS/HQ 27FBG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Maryland, Buried at: Plot E Row 8 Grave 11, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Location, Near Cecina, Point Of Departure, Gaudo A/D, Italy
. 19 Jan 44 . . Buffenbarger, Harold L O-736098 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
349 20 Jan 44 42-84049 North American A-36A see 2 Aug 43 for details of MACR . . 27FBG 12AF . Condemned non combat
. 21-Jan-44 . . Farmer, Vyrene W., Technical Sergeant 34095580 522FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: South Carolina, Buried at: Plot I Row 13 Grave 52, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
. 29 Jan 44 . . Holmquist, George W O-397394 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
2067 29 Jan 44 42-83810 North American A-36A Williams, Vernon B O-799698 523FS 27FBG 12AF DOW Hometown: Giles County, VA. Location, 9010 – Q, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano A/D
1196 5-Feb-44 42-84124 North American A-36A Forbis, Truman F. O-670993 522FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Location, 3 Mi W Of Isola Di Liri, Point Of Departure, Gaudo, Italy. Entered the Service from: Oregon, Buried at: Plot F Row 13 Grave 20, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart Charles Dills was his wingman on this mission.
. 6 Feb 44 . . Cooper, James H O-416273 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
2215 6 Feb 44 42-84111 North American A-36A Troxell, Fred R O-686032 522FS 27FBG 12AF FOD Hometown: Adams County, PA. Location, 2 Mi N W Of Capranice, Italy., Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, A/D
. 12 Feb 44 . . Richardson, Donald A O-802149 523FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Fresno, CA. Memorialized at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 13 Feb 44 41-14436 Curtiss P-40F-10-CU Warhawk McDaniel, Wallace S O-809171 524FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Hometown: Cooper County, MO. Taxiing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, Italy,  plane later condemned from this crash Jun 17, 1944,  
. 13 Feb 44 41-14453 Curtiss P-40F-10-CU Warhawk Kupiec, John S O-799194 524FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Pilot killed in crash , condemned crash, Castellammare, Italy, Hometown: Windsor County, VT
. 19 Feb 44 42-83970 North American A-36A Dills, Charles E . 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Crash landing due to faulty canopy, DBR, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, Italy
. 20 Feb 44 42-84047 North American A-36A McCauley, James R . 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Landing accident, condemned salvage crash landing Feb 20, 1944
. 23 Feb 44 41-19985 Curtiss P-40F-20-CU Warhawk McDace, Joseph M . 523FS 27FBG 12AF W/o Crash Landing Engine Failure, Pomigiliano AF, Naples. Plane came from 66FS , 57FG, coded white79 with the 57FG
. 6-Mar-44 . . Davis, Frank D.  O-799539 522FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Alabama, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart. Previous mishap: 12 May 43, 43-6281, North American P-51A-10 Mustang, 1 Mi W Harding Field, LA, USA
  16 Mar 44 . P-40 Traughber, Leslie E. . 522FS 27FBG 12AF S/d Rtn Shot down returned to Unit same day. Leslie E. Traughber began his military career in the Medical Detachment of the National Guard from Jackson, Tennessee. After Pearl Harbor he entered the Air Force and took combat training in the A-36 Apache in Hillsboro Field, Florida. During his tour of duty he was heavily engaged in strafing the enemy in and around Monte Cassino, and shot down on his 36th mission but returned to his squadron and completed 113 missions in the A-36 and P-40 aircraft. He became a Flight Leader and was awarded the D.F.C., Air Medal with 4 O.L.C.'s and is authorized to wear a Presidential Unit Citation with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters.
. 19 Mar 44 42-10714 Curtiss P-40L-10-CU Warhawk Sherman, William P . 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Landing accident crash, condemned Apr 29, 1944, Pomigiliano AF, Naples 
. 26 Mar 44 42-10860 Curtiss P-40L-15-CU Warhawk Spence, Julius B . 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Crash Landing Engine Failure, Santa Maria LG 
. 27-Mar-44 . . Spaletta, Peter E.  O-751473 524FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: California, Buried at: Plot J Row 9 Grave 13, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal. 

Previous mishaps, 17 Oct 43, .43-6073, North American P-51A-1-NA Mustang,  BAAF, Ft Myers, FL 

18 Oct 42, 43-6179, North American P-51A-10 Mustang,      

. 27 Mar 44 42-10905 Curtiss P-40L-15-CU Warhawk  McCauley, James R . 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Crash Landing Engine Failure, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, 5mi NW
. 27 Mar 44 41-19853 Curtiss P-40F-15-CU Warhawk Dyer, James M . 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Pilot has prior incident at Norfolk, VA, P-40F, 41-13750, 14 May 42 another at Bolling Field P-40F 41-14058, 3 Feb 43 while with 351FS, 353FG
. 1 Apr 44 42-10830 Curtiss P-40L-10-CU Warhawk Kelly, Thomas L . 523FS 27FBG 12AF . Landing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples
. 12 Apr 44 42-22825 Republic P-47D-4-RA Thunderbolt Sayre, Kenneth C Jr O-752242 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Crash landing, Castel Volturno LG 
. 16 Apr 44 42-10518 Curtiss P-40L-5-CU Warhawk Beason, Ross Jr O-443185 523FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Sarasota County, FL. Missing In Service [often a MACR], condemned ditched Apr 15, 1944, 523FS, Tyrrhenian Sea, note discrepancy in dates
. 21 Apr 44 42-74994 Republic P-47D-10-RE Thunderbolt Dollenger, Louis A Jr . 524FS 27FBG 12AF   Plane destroyed landing accident, Castel Volturno 
. 23 Apr 44 41-19874 Curtiss P-40F-15-CU Warhawk Harner, Rissell J . 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Ground loop,Castel Volturno
. 24 Apr 44 41-19873 Curtiss P-40F-15-CU Warhawk Dills, Charles E, . 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Crashed on take off, Castel Volturno LG, (DBR) ( he survived the war)
4194 28 Apr 44 41-19810 Curtiss P-40F-15-CU Warhawk Raymond, George E. O-686015 524FS 27FBG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Minnesota, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart, landing accident, 21 Jan 1944,  66FS, 57FG, Capodichino, Italy, went on to (27th FG) lost Apr 28, 1944. MACR 4194.
. 29 Apr 44 42-22820 Republic P-47D-4-RA Thunderbolt Powell, Robert K . 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Landing accident, Castel Volturno LG 
. 30 Apr 44 42-74999 Republic P-47D-10-RE Thunderbolt Smejkal, Wenzel F . 522FS 27FBG 12AF . Landing accident, Castel Volturno LG 
. 2 May 44 42-22845 Republic P-47D-4-RA Thunderbolt Goodman, Henry B . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Castel Volturno LG 
. 2 May 44 42-22852 Republic P-47D-4-RA Thunderbolt Kropf, William A Jr . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Castel Volturno LG
. 4 May 44 41-14456 Curtiss P-40F-10-CU Warhawk Rorie, Benjamin L. O-388411 524FS 27FG 12AF . Hometown: Garland County, AR. Crash landing, Castel Volturno LG, condemned from the crash on May 6, 1944
4648 8 May 44 41-20021 Curtiss P-40F-20-CU Warhawk Klein, Allan I O-754634 524FS 27FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: New York, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. From New York. Location, F-4070, Point Of Departure, Castel Volturno, Italy
. 8 May 44 42-26703 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Ground crew . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Ground accident fire, Serragia AF 
. 13 May 44 42-75660 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Preston, Clyde W . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Santa Maria LG 
4919 18 May 44 42-10937 Curtiss P-40L-15-CU Warhawk Kearney, Edward J Jr 0-802236 523FS 27FG 12AF FOD Hometown: Albany County, NY. Location, G-734187, Point Of Departure, Santa Maria A/D
4834 21 May 44 41-19748 Curtiss P-40F-15-CU Warhawk Carney, Bernard Joseph . 523FS 27FG 12AF S/d/ rtn Location, G-455215, Point Of Departure, Santa Maria A/D HONORED BY, Peter M. Carney, Son. FIRST LIEUTENANT WITH THE 27TH FIGHTER GROUP, 523RD FIGHTER BOMBER SQUADRON, STATIONED IN ITALY. FLEW 86 MISSIONS AND ON MAY 21, 1944 WAS SHOT DOWN OVER SOUTHERN ITALY. DECLARED MISSING IN ACTION BEHIND ENEMY LINES. HE WAS MISSING FOR ABOUT SEVEN DAYS. THE LOCAL PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS HELPED HIDE HIM AND, WITH THEIR HELP, HE WAS ABLE TO WALK OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS AND REJOIN HIS SQUADRON
. 24 May 44 . . Tanassy, Emil . HQ 27FG 12AF . Crash landed at Anzio. The Major got a 20 mm(?) shell in his engine. The engine didn't stop but there was oil all over the place. He couldn't see because there was oil on his goggles. I went up on his wing and talked to him to keep him straight and level while he cleaned off the oil so he could see. He jettisoned the canopy and we headed for the Anzio beachead and the emergency strip. He went in and belly landed. He landed long and if he had not touched down there he probably would have cleared the edge of a gully and hit the other side head on.!
. 25 May 44 . . Brown, Clyde F O-758761 524FS 27FBG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 25 May 44 42-22839 Republic P-47D-4-RA Thunderbolt Harner, Russel J, . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Crash on take off due to engine failure, Santa Maria LG 
5074 26 May 44 42-74999 Republic P-47D-10-RE Thunderbolt Hamner, Harold G . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Location, F-6673 (Presumed), Point Of Departure, Santa Maria, Italy
5072 27 May 44 42-26361 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Rorie, Benjamin L  O-388411 524FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Garland County, AR. Location, G-4645, Point Of Departure, Santa Maria, Italy
5183 27 May 44 42-74963 Republic P-47D-6-RE Thunderbolt Collister, Frank C O-695038 524FS 27FG 12AF POW Location, G-6360, Point Of Departure, Santa Maria, Italy European Theatre: Germany. Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
5147 29-May-44 41-14505 Curtiss P-40F-10-CU Warhawk Baetzmann, William L.  O-689839 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Florida, Buried at: Plot E Row 3 Grave 30, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, 3 Mi. N Of Poli (G-0969), Point Of Departure, S. Maria, Italy
. 31 May 44 42-10452 Curtiss P-40L-1-CU Warhawk Gary, Theodore A O-758979 522FS 27FG 12AF . On this date involved in a taxiing accident at Santa Maria LG
5371 1 Jun 44 41-14747 Fairchild PT-19A-FA Shiner, Burton S Jr O-751465 522FS 27FG 12AF POW To RFC at La Mesa Field, TX Oct 31, 1944. I also have this one as being lost Jun 1, 1944 with 27th FG, MACR 5371. Location, 4 Mi N W Of Rome, Italy, Point Of Departure, S. Maria, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy.
5421 4 Jun 44 41-14531 Curtiss P-40F-10-CU Warhawk  Giovanniello, Ralph D O-806432 522FS 27FG 12AF POW Location, 4 Miles N E Rome, Italy, Point Of Departure, S. Maria, Italy. European Theatre: Germany. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. Ralph Giovanniello was born in Ashbury Park, New Jersey, first generation of Italian immigrants. After enlisting in the Air Corps in 1941 he was shipped to Africa with the 27th Fighter Bomber Group and flew missions over Sicily, Salerno, Naples, Anzio and Monte Cassino. June , 1945, he was shot down in his P-40, numbered C over 9 on the tail fin named "Gibroni," north of Rome near Lago Bracciano while on his 44th mission. A P.O.W. for one year, "Tex" Giovanniello was liberated by General Patton's troops from Stalag A in Mooseberg, Germany.
. 4 Jun 44 . . Wagner, John,   . . 27FG 12AF . 27th FG, lost to AAA Jun 4, 1944. Condemned Jun 10, 1944. MACR if any ? ,belly landed North of Rome, Italy,  picked up by 88th Infantry Division, he returned to his Unit 4-5 days later Location, 4 Miles N E Rome, Italy, Point Of Departure, S. Maria, Italy
. 5 Jun 44 . P-40 Schulte, Robert O-686022 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Natrona County, WY. Unable to pull out of a low-level strafing run on a motorcycle north of Rome, Italy he flew into a mountain and exploded in flames

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6 Jun 44 42-10452 Curtiss P-40L-1-CU Warhawk Flory, Laurence J. Jr. O-758786 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Missouri, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart.
5449 6 Jun 44 41-14559 Curtiss P-40F-10-CU Warhawk   Johnson, David W  O1321040 . 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Greene County, NY. Location, 5 Miles N Of Vetrallo, Point Of Departure, Santa Maria, Italy
5646 6 Jun 44 41-19812 Curtiss P-40F-15-CU Warhawk Hansman, Ralph F O-697276 523FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Kings County, NY. Location, A-8340, Point Of Departure, Santa Maria A/D, Italy
5649 8 Jun 44 42-27641 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Sayre, Kenneth C Jr O-752242 524FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Stark County, OH. Location, A-2761, Point Of Departure, La Banca Air Base
5789 12 Jun 44 41-14580 Curtiss P-40F-10-CU Warhawk Turner, Aubry  O-818052 523FS 27FG 12AF KIA His name was Aubrey Turner (also spelled "Aubry"), from Mississippi. He was only overseas a short time (six weeks) before being killed in action. He was a pilot, a Second Lt. with the 523rd Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Group. He went overseas in May, 1944 and was shot down over Italy on June 12, 1944, Entered the Service from: Mississippi, Buried at: Plot F Row 1 Grave 22, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, A-2168, Point Of Departure, Ciampino A/D, Italy
. 12 Jun 44 42-75026 Republic P-47D-10-RE Thunderbolt Kincannon, Quintin S . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Crashed on take off, La Banca LG 
. 12 Jun 44 42-26444 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Kropf, William A Jr . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing accident,  Ciampino A/D 
. 12 Jun 44 41-14568 Curtiss P-40F-10-CU Warhawk Spreadbury, Laurence F . 523FS 27FG 12AF . This date was a taxiing accident, condemned due to AAA Nov 13, 1943, Ciampino A/D 
5786 13 Jun 44 42-10820 Curtiss P-40L-10-CU Warhawk Gugeler, Ivan W  . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Location, Q-9601, Point Of Departure, Ciampino A/D, Italy
. 14 Jun 44 41-14247 Curtiss P-40F Warhawk Wilkins, Owen D Jr . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Involved in a take off accident on this date, Ciampino A/D condemned salvage Jun 29, 1944
. 14 Jun 44 42-10940 Curtiss P-40L-15-CU Warhawk Wilkins, Owen D Jr . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident, Ciampino A/D
. 14 Jun 44 42-22856 Republic P-47D-4-RA Thunderbolt Lipiarz, John F . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Ciampino A/D
6068 16 Jun 44 41-19996 Curtiss P-40F-20-CU Warhawk Jones, Edward F O-564376, # not confirmed 523FS 27FG 12AF MIA/Rtn Location, W-1086, Point Of Departure, Ciampino A/D, Italy
6066 25 Jun 44 42-26680 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Ginsberg, Erwin  O-758982 522FS 27FG 12AF DOW Hometown: Bristol County, MA. Location, 3 Miles N.E. Fucecchio, Point Of Departure, Ciampino, Italy
. 26 Jun 44 42-28070 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Marcy, Richard P O-759039 523FS 27FG 12AF KIA Forced landing due to engine failure, Orbettello A/D, Hometown: Hennepin County, MN
6448 29 Jun 44 42-26357 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Mc Daniel, Wallace S O-809171 524FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Cooper County, MO. Location, R-5435, Point Of Departure, Ciampino, Italy
. 1 Jul 44 42-26426 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Kelley, Ralph A O-817965 522FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident,  Ciampino
. 1 Jul 44 42-27958 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Parked aircraft . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Ground accident, Ciampino
. 2 Jul 44 42-26816 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Joyce, Paul R O-817964 522FS 27FG 12AF .

Crashed on take off engine failure,  Ciampino. 

If you will email me your postal address I will send you the only documentation I have on Lt Joyce. There is no Missing Air Crew Report as the crash was considered an accident. Actually there were two accidents a few days apart, both accident reports say that he survived but from the squadron history and the translated article we know he was killed in the 2nd accident that occurred on the 15 of July 1944.

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. 3 Jul 44 42-27944 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Nelson, Blaine F O-820554 522FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident, Capodichino He is later lost with the 86FG, MACR 13638, 44-20983, 2 Apr 1945
6459 6 Jul 44 42-26378 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Fletcher, Stephen E T-062271 524FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. Location, L-8950, Point Of Departure, Tarcuinia, Italy
. 11 Jul 44 42-26442 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Peterson, Lester H (or should it be C, O-740545) . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident, Serragia AF 
. 11 Jul 44 42-26720 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Joyce, Paul R O-817964 522FS 27FG 12AF . Crashed on take off engine failure, Serragia AF 

If you will email me your postal address I will send you the only documentation I have on Lt Joyce. There is no Missing Air Crew Report as the crash was considered an accident. Actually there were two accidents a few days apart, both accident reports say that he survived but from the squadron history and the translated article we know he was killed in the 2nd accident that occurred on the 15 of July 1944.

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. 12 Jul 44 42-26431 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Mylly, Rafael Y T-123202 522FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident,  Serragia AF
. 13 Jul 44 42-27689 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Read, John E . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF
. 15 Jul 44 .So far I have not been able to determine if he died on 11 July or on the 15th of July while on a mission the second crash report contends he died on 11th July his DOD is listed as the 15th July P-47D. Joyce, Paul R. O-817964 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA Bombing RR lines between Prato and Bologna, Italy, returning from bombing the Bazzano Bridge, hit by A/A fire, plane exploded scattering along the Martignone River, near the town of Pragatto, Italy, He crashed at L-6544 Hometown: Beaver County, PA. 

If you will email me your postal address I will send you the only documentation I have on Lt Joyce. There is no Missing Air Crew Report as the crash was considered an accident. Actually there were two accidents a few days apart, both accident reports say that he survived but from the squadron history and the translated article we know he was killed in the 2nd accident that occurred on the 15 of July 1944.

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AFHSO/HOR  This must be incorrect information on their part as this makes the 3rd crash for him

. 15 Jul 44 42-28034 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Wallace, Bernard W Jr O-705646 524FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Serragia AF 
. 15 Jul 44 42-27911 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Parked aircraft . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Serragia AF 
. 19 Jun 44 42-27945 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Read, John E . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF
7040 20 Jul 44 42-27952 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt . . . 27FG 12AF . .
. 20 Jul 44 42-26572 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Kling, John R . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF
. 20 Jul 44 42-26537 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Urquhart, Don R O-663801 522FS 27FG 12AF DNB Killed crash on take off,  Serragia AF, Hometown: Taylor County, WI
. 21 Jul 44 42-26822 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Womack, Daniel L . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF
Mentioned in 7041 28 July 44 41-28950  Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator Timmerman, Nile F T-124318 523FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Winnebago County, WI. Location: 43°35' N - 21°20' E. Point Of Departure: Castelluccio, Italy
11400 31 Jul 44 42-26445 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt   Mylly, Rafael Y. T-123202 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Washington, Buried at: Plot A Row 2 Grave 23, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, 3 Miles N.W. Of Castano Italy, Point Of Departure, Sernagia A/D Corsica
. 1 Aug 44 42-26717 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Boissevain, Robert F . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Crash landing, Serragia AF
. 2 Aug 44 42-27913 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Belt, Claude Elmer O-824369 523FS 27FG 12AF Taxiing Accident, Serragia AF
. 2 Aug 44 42-27907 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Dollenger, Louis A . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident, Serragia AF
7330 3 Aug 44 42-28131 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Belt, Claude Elmer O-824369 523FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Baltimore County, MD. Location, Immediately S Of A/D At F-0857, Point Of Departure, Serragia L/G
10663 4 Aug 44 44-23686 Lockheed P-38J-25-LO Lightning Freeman, Ted M (Not confirmed) O-686737 . 27FG 12AF FOD Hometown: Hill County, TX. Location, Langford Lodge, Point Of Departure, Gortnagallon, Antrim, N. I (310 Ferry Squadron)
. 5 Aug 44 42-26703 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Ground crew . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Ground accident fire, Serragia AF
. 5 Aug 44 42-28037 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Cattanach, Alexander R O-822117 523FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing Accident, Serragia AF
. 8 Aug 44 42-26572 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Haynes, William V O-821537 522FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF. Hometown: Oakland County, MI, he later DNB testing an FW-190 at Freeman Field, IN., 22 Sep 1945
. 8 Aug 44 42-26975 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Hay, William J O-821621 522FS 27FG 12AF . On this date involved in landing accident, Serragia AF, lost Apr 2, 1945. MACR 13639
8258 9 Aug 44 42-28090 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Nave, Leslie H O-820553 523FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Carter County, TN. Location, J-6333, Point Of Departure, Serragia L/G
. 10 Aug 44 42-27922 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Gottleib, Abraham I . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF
. 10 Aug 44 42-26707 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Dooley, John C . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF. Plane had prior service with 65FS, 57FG where it was  numbered 59 named *Belle* on pilot in cockpit left side and *Carol* on the right side under the canopy. 
. 11 Aug 44 42-26364 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Read, John E . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident, Serragia AF
. 11 Aug 44 42-27907 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Lalonde, Andrew O . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident, Serragia AF
. 12 Aug 44 42-26439 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Sweeney, Frank C Jr . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF
8092 12 Aug 44 42-26442 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Herriges, Norbert W 0-821602 522FS 27FG 12AF . Coded D, take off  Serragia in Corsica at 4:30 p.m. , with twelve other planes of the squadron. Eleven other planes of the 523Sqdn and twelve of the 524Sqdn take part in an attack of the  stations of Istres and of Miramas.
The weather is good, but the visibility is limited by a light fog on the objective. Flak of all calibres breaks out against the allied planes. At 6:20 p.m. , the P 47 Thunderbolt of the 522 Squadron locate their objective: the marshalling yard of Miramas. 24 bombs of 1000 pounds hit the station. They are  surprised by three Messerschmitt 109 and one Folke-Wulf 190. During the combat three enemy planes are cut down, and fourth is damaged. His plane is seen for the last time at 7:15 p.m.,  one and half miles  west of Eguilles.
Witnesses saw the plane flying over Pourričres and, that its pilot bailed out, but the parachute fails.. The pilot is crashed onto the ground near Pourričres, and the plane is falls on the field at Pinchinat located on the commune.  Norbert HERRIGES is transported to the vault of the old people's home of Pourričres, then buried under the war memorial of the locality. Lieutenant HERRIGES would have been killed by Oberfelwebel Eduard ISKEN of Jagdgruppe 200 which asserts to have shot down a P 47 Thunderbolt, around 6: 30 p.m., in the north of the mountain of Holy Victoire, thus obtaining his 40 victory.
His body was given to the American Authorities September 3, 1944 in order to be buried with the American Cemetery of Luynes, then with that of Draguignan 2 the Mars 1948. Later on, its body is transferred to the United States in order to be buried with the cemetery of Whitefish,, January 20, 1949. MACR  8092.
August 19, 2004, on the 60th  Birthday of the liberation of Pourričres organized by the Municipality, on the initiative of Rhone-native Association for the Air Memory (ARSA), a commemorative plate in memory of Lieutenant Norbert HERRIGES is inaugurated on the War memorial.
. 13 Aug 44 42-26436 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt  Shaffer, Herbert W. O-710776 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA/DOI Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania, Buried at: Plot H Row 3 Grave 30, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart, killed in crash landing, Serragia AF
. 13 Aug 44 42-27914 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Rader. Robert W . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Crashed belly landing, Etang de Bigiglia 
. 14 Aug 44 42-27077 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Waddell, Charles E . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Serragia AF
. 17 Aug 44 42-26895 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Murphy, Harry F O-751409 522FS 27FG 12AF .   Landing accident, (HD282) SOC May 31, 1945
. 17 Aug 44 . . Nelson, Alfred A T-062400 522FS 27FG 12AF POW/Rtn Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated Charles Dills relates 
My number 4 man, we found out later, when he returned, had been picked up by the Maquis and taken to a camp in the mountains. He told us a little about this experience. He said the women would come up from a village at sunset with whatever food and armament they had managed to acquire. One of the men came over to him, meaning to honor the American pilot, and said to him, "Zis woman, she will stay with you zis night!" He was red as a beet when he told us and would not elaborate further! This was his sixth mission and my 94th.
      Since he had been in contact with the Maquis he was sent home rather than take a chance that he might go down later, be captured and be forced to betray them.
      As a matter of fact we went back to the US on the same boat, several weeks later. Between us we averaged fifty missions! Charles Dills with 94 and Alfred Nelson with 6. 
14529 18 Aug 44 42-198930 Douglas C-47A-20-DK Skytrain . . . 27FG 12AF . .
. 21 Aug 44 . . Neale, Harold H  Jr O-97293 527FS 27FG 12AF   1st Rescue Squadron Another rescue and our 136th survivor. Lieutenant Bleier and crew from Flight “C” took-off at 11:55.  1304 a man in a dinghy was sighted within twelve mi1es of Genoa.  Within seven minutes, with full coordination of the entire crew 1st Lt Harold H Neale Jr, 0-97293, of the 524th Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Group was taken aboard the Catalina and a take-off effected.
8340 23 Aug 44 43-14844 42-14844, is a Stinson L-5 Sentinel no further details

43-14844,(must be an error, (HB611) to F. Muller as F-BBXN Mar 1948., Fairchild UC-61A Forwarder

44-14844, is a North American P-51D-10-NA Mustang  

Heath, Ellis G. O-821787 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: New York, Tablets of the Missing at Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 25 Aug 44 42-26558 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt MacDonald, John . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Le Luc 
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42-26429 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Williams, Charles C, Squadron Commander O-432148 522FS 27FG 12AF . Named Short Stuff" coded M
. 27 Aug 44 42-27967 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Hebbel, George T . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Crashed on take off, Le Luc HOMETOWN
Wilmington, DE
. 27 Aug 44 42-27907 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Turner, Wallace B O1692663 524FS 27FG 12AF Landing accident Frejus (St Raphael)/Y-12 
. 27 Aug 44 42-27689 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt English, Frederick F Jr . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident Frejus (St Raphael)/Y-12 
. 30 Aug 44 .

Harley-

Davidson

Murphy, Harry F O-751409 522FS 27FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Hudson County, NJ. Entered the Service from: New Jersey, Buried at: Plot C Row 2 Grave 11, Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France, Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. One of our pilots, Harry Murphy, went to town with the Pratt and Whitney representative. They apparently had a good bit to drink and on the way back to the base they were going too fast and he missed a turn. They all went flying through the air and the big Harley-Davidson motorcycle landed on top of Harry and killed him. He had about 66 missions at the time.
8259 30-Aug-44 42-26381 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Kuykendall, William F.  O-679894 524FS 27FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: West Virginia, Buried at: Plot C Row 20 Grave 16, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium, Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, H-9900 (Chateaubourg), Point Of Departure, Salon A/B, France
. 31 Aug 44 42-26589 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Ground crew . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Salon 
. 2 Sep 44 42-28591 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Reasman, James C Jr . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Borgo
. 4 Sep 44   Republic P-47. coded U Newman, John . 523FS 27FG 12AF S/d Strafing a convoy at Barges between Dole and Besançon
. 4 Sep 44   Republic P-47. Daniel, William Wright 016922662 523FS 27FG 12AF S/d Strafing a convoy at Barges between Dole and Chelons
. 7 Sep 44 42-28077 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Herrmann, John A . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Amberieu/Y-5 
. 7 Sep 44 42-28568 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Mosher, Calvin D . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Amberieu/Y-5 
8388 8 Sep 44 42-26429 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Nose art : Short Stuff Williams, Charles C O-432148 522FS 27FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
8939 9 Sep 44 42-26375 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Carlile, Lester C . 524FS 27FG 12AF Rtn ? Location, V-6807, Point Of Departure, Salon A/B, France
8769 9 Sep 44 42-27941 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Hebbel, George T . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Hometown Wilmington, DE. Location, W V-5809, Point Of Departure, Salon A/D, France
8386 9 Sep 44 42-27067 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Hunger, Ned O O-702803 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Des Moines County, IA. Location, 2 Mi. S E Vesoul, Fr., Point Of Departure, Salon A/D France
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 Crashed Sept 11, 1944 near Loyette Air Field, France. 15 killed. North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Maltby, John Thurston Jr

Pilot B-25 "I regret to say that some months later he flew it into the top of a hill, killing all aboard."

O-744732 524FS  27FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Bailey County, TX.. HONORED BY, Evelyn Rigdon Mayes. STATIONED AT FORT GEORGE WRIGHT, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON IN METEOROLOGY TRAINING. DECEMBER 1942 DISPATCHED TO ESTABLISH WEATHER STATION, GILCHRIST, KLAMATH COUNTY, OREGON. RETURNED TO FORT GEORGE WRIGHT EARLY 1943.CADET PILOT TRAINING YUMA AIR FORCE BASE, YUMA, ARIZONA SPRING 1943. GRADUATED PILOT TRAINING AS 2ND LIEUTENANT SUMMER 1943. ASSIGNED TO 524TH FIGHTER BOMBER SQUADRON, 27TH FIGHTER BOMBER GROUP EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS SEPTEMBER 1943. PROMOTED TO FIRST LIEUTENANT FLEW OVER SIXTY MISSIONS IN MUSTANG, Buried at: Rhone American Cemetery
Location: Draguignan (Var), France
Plot: B Row: 2 Grave: 25
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Conley, Harry J Civilian Pratt & Whitney . DNB Buried at: Rhone American Cemetery
Location: Draguignan (Var), France
Plot: D Row: 9 Grave: 3
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Gillmore, Thomas F S/Sgt 37013182 522FS 27FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Harvey County, KS
. Buried at: Rhone American Cemetery
Location: Draguignan (Var), France
Plot: A Row: 2 Grave: 30
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Herbert, Vernon J Cpl 33276525 523FS 27FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Allegheny County, PA. HONORED BY
Mrs. Arlene Gaietto. 27TH FIGHTER BOMBER GROUP ENGAGED IN ALL MAJOR BATTLES FROM NORTH AFRICA TO FRANCE, WHERE HE WAS KILLED. NUMEROUS INVASIONS.
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Lee, James T S/Sgt 16036606 522FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Cook County, IL. HONORED by. Mrs. Mary Lee Wicke. SERVED IN THE EUROPEAN THEATRE WITH THE 16TH BOMB SQUADRON, 27TH LIGHT BOMB GROUP.
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Mather, Stuart E Cpl 31224021 523FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Essex County, MA
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Meyer, Kurt D Cpl 16048198 HQ 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Milwaukee County, WI
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Roberts, Peter Cpl 36325554 HQ 27FBG 12AF DNB Buried at: Rhone American Cemetery
Location: Draguignan (Var), France
Plot: D Row: 11 Grave: 4
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Sobierajski, Frank W T/Sgt 12030770 HQ 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Monroe County, NY
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Towler, Arthur H Civilian Republic Aviation . DNB .
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Utkewich, John W Jr Cpl 11052366 523FS 27FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Suffolk County, MA. Buried at: Rhone American Cemetery
Location: Draguignan (Var), France
Plot: C Row: 4 Grave: 25
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Weckel, Lawrence K Cpl 16141105 523FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Rock Island County, IL
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Whelan, Peter L O-562334 HQ 27FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Henderson County, KY. HONORED BY
Maudeanna Whelan Minniear, Wife. 1ST LIEUTENANT. SERVED AS A GROUND OFFICER WITH THE 27TH FIGHTER GROUP, 12TH AIR FORCE, IN NORTH AFRICA, SICILY, ITALY, CORSICA AND SOUTHERN FRANCE. KILLED IN THE CRASH OF A B-25D LIAISON PLANE, EAST OF LYON, FRANCE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1944. ALONG WITH HIS 27TH GROUP, HE WAS A RECIPIENT OF TWO PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, AWARDED SEPTEMBER 10, 1943 FOR THE SALERNO INVASION OF ITALY AND SEPTEMBER 4, 1944, THE RHONE VALLEY OF FRANCE
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Wilner, Harry Cpl 32502138 523FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: New York County, NY
. 11 Sep 44 42-87440 North American B-25D-25 Mitchell Williams, Carl L Jr S/Sgt 13041183 523FS 27FBG 12AF DNB Hometown: Venango County, PA
8958 11 Sep 44 42-28037 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Ruble, Roy C. O-704815 523FS 27FG 12AF POW Location, A-4792, Point Of Departure, Loyettes L/G, France. European Theatre: France, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
. 12 Sep 44 . Republic P-47 Chaplin, Donald . . 27FG 12AF S/d Rtn North of Belfort
. 13 Sep 44 42-28043 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Turner, Wallace B O1692663 524FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Chambers County, TX. Crashed during take off, Tarquina 
8939 18 Sep 44 42-26375  Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Carlile, Lester C . 524FS 27FG 12AF MIA/Rtn Location: V-6807, Point Of Departure: Salon A/B, France
9621 27 Sep 44 43-48395 Douglas C-47B-1-DK, (c/n 25656) . . . 27FG 12AF . .
. 29 Sep 44 42-29088 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Moreland, Harry H  . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Besancon AF
. 29 Sep 44 42-28369 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt Fain, Thomas A . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing accident,  Loyettes/Y-25 
. 10 Oct 44 42-27973 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Trujillo, Eloy H . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Florence, Italy
. 13 Oct 44 42-27646 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Benson, Thomas J . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Ground accident destroyed by fire,  Grosetto 
. 14 Oct 44 42-74975 Republic P-47D-10-RE Thunderbolt Dooley, John C . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Tarquina
. 14 Oct 44 42-28065 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Stevenson, Gerald W . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Mid air collision, Tarquina
. 14 Oct 44 42-28577 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Lafollette, Robert P . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Mid air collision, Tarquina
9441, Conflict with 2 Dec 44 20 Oct 44 42-26834 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Fromm, Robert E. . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Location, 3 Miles West Of Gallieano. Italy, Point Of Departure, Tarquinia, Italy
. 21 Oct 44 42-27658 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Dooley, John C . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Ground looped, Tarquina, Italy
. 24 Oct 44 42-28034 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Foster, James R O-714395 524FS 27FG 12AF DOI Killed in crash landing, Tarquina, Italy, Hometown: Montgomery County, OH
. 31 Oct 44 42-75803 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Holland, Thomas P . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Grosetto, Italy
. 4 Nov 44 42-27246 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Hawkins, Robert L . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Ground accident, Tarquinia, Italy
. 6 Nov 44 42-27276 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Parked aircraft . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Ground accident, based at  Pontedera AF, happened at Tarquina AD, Italy
. 7 Nov 44 42-27246 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Shay, John J Jr . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident, Tarquinia, Italy
15764 7 Nov 44 . . Harris, Donald M 0-820822 522FS 27FG 12AF KIA Details unknown by me
. 8 Nov 44 42-27291 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Soape, Thomas R . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident due to engine failure, Tarquinia, Italy
. 10 Nov 44 . Republic P-47 Taylor, Robert O . 524FS 27FG 12AF . "November 10, 1944 - Robert Taylor of the 524th fighter squadron bailed out of his P-47 near Ligonchio, Italy (0724). Returned to base and was sent to hospital with a shoulder injury. Returned to duty at the end of the month."
. 14 Nov 44 42-26435 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Shay, John J Jr . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Crashed belly landing due to engine failure or fire, Capalbio 
9988 16 Nov 44 42-26362 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Nielsen, Henry L O-820559 524FS 27FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11, 524FS, 27FG, downed near Valence in the South of France
. 18 Nov 44 42-29053 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Todd, James R . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Tarquinia 
10042 21 Nov 44 42-26560 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt,  Thrasher, Thomas E O-825512 523FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Hillsborough County, NH. Buried at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Plot: H Row: 12 Grave: 27
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
9994 25 Nov 44 42-27970 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Crabtree, Richard C (Not Confirmed) O-810955 523FS 27FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12, 
. 27 Nov 44 44-7023 Curtiss P-40N-30-CU Warhawk Dills, Charles E, . S-2

338

AAFBU

. . Former 522FS,  27th FG Pilot, minor  accident, when an “armament man” failed to properly secure an ammunition door and it blew off when the pilot was in a dive., S-2 Squadron, 338AAFBU  Group,  Page Fld (Ft Myers), USA
. 29 Nov 44 42-29036 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Daniel, William W . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident due to engine failure, Tarquinia
Conflict with 9441 20 Oct 44 2 Dec 44 42-26834 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Holland, Thomas P . 523FS 27FG 12AF . On this date, taxing accident, 523FS, Pontedera LG  , Italy,  lost Oct 20, 1944. MACR 9441)
. 2 Dec 44 42-75616 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Mackey, John P O-826706 523FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Calhoun County, MI. Taxing accident, Pontedera LG, Italy
. 2 Dec 44 42-27913 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Shipley, Miles R . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Pontedera LG, Italy
. 2 Dec 44 42-28091 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Bowen, Charles J . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident, Pontedera LG, Italy
. 5 Dec 44 42-26438 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Womack, Daniel L . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Landing accident, Pontedera LG, Italy
. 10 Dec 44 42-26383 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Stevenson, Gerald W . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Take off accident due to mechanical failure, Pontedore LG, Italy
. 15 Dec 44 42-28039 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Smith, James C . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Ground looped on take off, Pontedera LG, Italy

1945

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
10947 4 Jan 45 42-27973 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Cattanach, Alexander Ralph O-822117 523BS 27FG 12AF POW Location, G-2485, Point Of Departure, Pontedera A/D, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy
. 9 Jan 45 42-28039 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Shaheen, Alfred G . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Damaged landing, Pontedera A/D, Italy
11283 17 Jan 45 42-29061 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Wheeler, Wayne . 522FS 27FG 12AF MIA/Rtn Hometown Winfield, KS, Location, 3 Miles S. Of Leno, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pontedera, Italy
11395 18 Dec 45 42-26422 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Adams, John R O-754042 522BS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Sedgwick County, KS. Location, Six (6) Miles S.Of Sanbonifacio, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pontedera, Italy
11533 22 Jan 45 44-20447 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt,  Shivers, Jesse E . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Location, L-4664. Point Of Departure, Pontedera A/D Italy
. 27 Jan 45 42-75733 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Frederick, Peter J . 524FS 27FG 12AF . Damaged landing, Pontedera A/D, Italy
11824 29 Jan 45 42-26440 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Driessen, Donald J O-513890 522FS 27FG 12AF FOD Hometown: State At Large, IL. Location, Six (6) Miles Northwest Rimini, Italy. Point Of Departure, Pontedera, Italy
11833 29 Jan 45 42-28575 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt,  Wisby, Joseph E O-710807 522FS 27FG 12AF POW Location, Six (6) Miles S. Of Bergemo, Italy. Point Of Departure, Pontedera, Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 29 Jan 45 42-26822 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Penn, Alvin S Jr . 522FS 27FG 12AF . Damaged landing,  Pontedera A/D, Italy
12027 2 Feb 45 43-48771 Douglas C-47B-5-DK . . . 27FG 12AF . Lost Feb 2, 1945, France
. 6 Feb 45 . . Williams, Robert E O-824812 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 6 Feb 45 42-28343 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt Fain, Thomas A . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Damaged taxiing, Pontedera A/D, Italy
. 6 Feb 45 42-29036 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Houser, William F . 523FS 27FG 12AF . Damaged landing,  Pontedera A/D, Italy
12119 8 Feb 45 42-27906 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Banner, Donald W O-719247 524BS 27FG 12AF POW Location, Last Seen At B-2202. Point Of Departure, Pontedera A/B, Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 8 Feb 45 . . Young, Charles D Jr O2057709 524FS 27FG 12AF KIA Hometown: State At Large, IL. Memorialized at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Hear
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12117 8 Feb 45 42-28353 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt Johnson, Wilbur H . 523FS 27FG 12AF MIA/Rtn Location, F-1673. Point Of Departure, Pontedera A/D Italy
12122 11 Feb 45 42-26438 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Spencer, Glen H O-715619 522FS 27FG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Italy
12588 21 Feb 45 44-20801 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Russell, Billy T O-715608 522FS 27FG 9AF DNB Pilot killed in crash, Home base (A64), happened at Chabeuil, France, Hometown: Hidalgo County, TX
. 25 Feb 45 . . Daniel, William W O1692662 523FS 27FBG 9AF . Claims 1 victory
. 25 Feb 45 . . Warren, Edus H Jr O-824592 523FS 27FBG 9AF . Claims 1 victory
12720 25 Feb 45 42-26694 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Bull, George W O2057543 523FS 27FG 9AF POW Location, R – 5288, Point Of Departure, St. Dizier A/D, France. European Theatre: Germany
. 25 Feb 45 42-74995 Republic P-47D-10-RE Thunderbolt Platt, Robert M . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged taxiing, Home base (A64), Luneville/Y-2, France
. 26 Feb 45 42-28343 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt Hussung, Alvin E O-722088 523FS 27FG 9AF KIA Pilot killed mid air collision. Home base (St Dizier, A64), happened at Delramy/ nr, France, Hometown: Floyd County, IN
. 26 Feb 45 44-33095 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Young, George D . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged mid air collision. Home base (St Dizier, A64), happened at Delramy/ nr, France
. 26 Feb 45 42-29009 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Houser, William E . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged mid air collision. Home base (St Dizier, A64), happened at Delramy/ nr, France
. 28 Feb 45 . . Todd, James R O1692727 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28 Feb 45 . . Wiehrdt, Leonard L,  O-433949 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
12860 2 Mar 45 44-19595 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt Wolf, Harold K. 01998893 524FS 27FG 9AF DOI Hometown: Knox County, OH. Location, 0-7276, Point Of Departure, St Dizier A/B, France Died 14 Mar 1945
12891 3 Mar 45 42-26803 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Durnbaugh, Arthur D O-661727 522FS 27FG 9AF POW Location, 4 Miles S.W. Of Shaver, Germany, Point Of Departure, St. Dizier, France. European Theatre: Germany
. 3 Mar 45 42-26385 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Rose, Ralph D . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged taxiing, St Dizier (A-64), France
. 10 Mar 45 44-20434 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Cooper, Henry N . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged taxiing, St Dizier (A-64), France
. 18 Mar 45 44-33508 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Rex, Joseph E . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged taxiing, St Dizier (A-64), France

15870 also mentioned in 8419, Pages, 2118057046; 2118057059; 

2118057067

18 Mar 45 . . Wallace, Bernard Waldo Jr. O-705646 524FS 27FG 9AF KIA Whilst leading his flight. He was attacking locomotives in a marshalling yard near Homburg, Germany when his aircraft was hit by flak. He was buried at the village cemetary of Bruchhof in a common grave with other allied dead. Later he is buried at Fairmount/Illinois - USA
. 18 Mar 45 42-28051 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Stelljes, Edward R . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged taking off, St Dizier (A-64), France
. 19 Mar 45 44-20434 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Reasman, James C . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged taxiing, St Dizier (A-64), France
. 19 Mar 45 42-26575 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Pritchett, Ray N . 522FS 27FG 9AF . Mechanical Failure due to bomb blast, St Dizier (A-64), France
14103 24 Mar 45 42-27945 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Hack, James E, two b-26 where shot down before the p-47 was able to react, but one of the enemy A/C was also shot down. This was a great result, because the B-26 has been jumped by four me-262! The b-26 survivors stated that three Me-262 jumped their planes: Iguess that at least one of the four me-262 stated in the Lt. Hack MACR was shot down or was in fight before attacking the bombers. A last note: That messerschmitt is believed to be flown by one of the major German aces, Ghunter Lutzow. 02064040 524FS 27FG 9AF KIA Location, X-9362 352 Miles Sw Of Frankfurt, Point Of Departure, Biblis A/D, Germany. The mission was to escort B-26 to Airfield at Landau airdrome,  Isar/oil depot at Schrobenhausen in Southern Germany. .HONORED BY, Ms. Janice Kelley, A PILOT, HE WAS SHOT DOWN DURING HIS 46TH BOMBING MISSION. BURIED ST AVOLD, FRANCE. LATER REBURIED AT OAK GROVE CEMETERY IN DELAWARE, OHIO
. 26 Mar 45 44-33854 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Rohrer, Clare E . 522FS 27FG 1TAF Damaged belly landing, Biblis, / 2mi E Y-78, Germany
13460 26 Mar 45 44-33513 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Alexander, Paul R. O-824342 523BS 27FG 9AF POW European Theatre: Germany
. 31 Mar 45 42-27699 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt De Hoke, Albert S Jr, . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged crash landing. Home base (Ochey, A96), happened near Ludwigshafen/ SW, Germany
13639 2 Apr 45 42-26975 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Hay, William J O-821621 522FS 27FG 9AF POW European Theatre: Germany. Location, Seven (7) Mi. N W Of Heilbronn 49°21' N 70°48' E 376 Miles S W Of Frankfurt. Point Of Departure, Ochey, France
13649 2 Apr 45 44-33066 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Sellars, Arnold, I Jr O-720937 522FS 27FG 9AF POW Location, Seven (7) Miles W. N W Of Heilbronn, Ger. 376 Miles S W Of Frankfurt. Point Of Departure, Ochey, France
13650 2 Apr 45 44-20856 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Jones, Robert P O-825446 522FS 27FG 9AF KIA Location, Seven (7) Miles W. N W Of Heilbronn, Ger. 376 Miles S W Of Frankfurt. Point Of Departure, Ochey, France
14336 2 Apr 45 44-20715 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Homolka, George S O-716143 523FS 27FG 1TAF S/d Rtn ? later KIA ? Hometown: Republic County, KS. Location, Y-7326 336 Miles S W Of Frankfurt. Point Of Departure, Biblis A/D Germany
13632 5 Apr 45 42-27933 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Mecklenburg, Charles E. O-720905 523FS 27FG 9AF POW European Theatre: Germany (Not Confirmed)
. 5 Apr 45 42-28073 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Carraher, Thomas M, . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged taxiing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 5 Apr 45 44-33337 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Radabaugh, Ernest A . 524FS 27FG 1TAF . Damaged taxiing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 7 Apr 45 42-26372 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt French, Carl F . 523FS 27FG 1TAF . Damaged taxiing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 7 Apr 45 44-21004 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Klaus, John S . 523FS 27FG 1TAF . Damaged taxiing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany, plane later reclamation completed Germany 28 Apr 1948
. 7 Apr 45 44-20591 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Shipley, Miles R . 523FS 27FG 1TAF . Damaged taxiing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
13828 8 Apr 45 44-20460 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Churchill, John B . 524FS 27FG 1TAF Rtn Hometown Zephyrhills, FL. Location, S E Corner Of A/D At U-0496 208 Mi S W Of Frankfurt, Point Of Departure, Y-78, Germany
13702 9 Apr 45 42-23604 Douglas C-47A-30-DL . . . . . . (c/n 9466) lost with 27th TCG,  Apr 9, 1945. MACR 13702. Location, 208 Miles West Of Frankfurt, Point Of Departure, A A B, Villecoublay, France
. 9 Apr 45 44-33410 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Prater, Robert E . 524FS 27FG 1TAF . Badly damaged landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 10 Apr 45 42-75733 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Platt, Robert M . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged belly landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 10 Apr 45 44-33483 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Stelljes, Edward R . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 10 Apr 45 44-20440 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Klaus, John S . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 11 Apr 45 44-20448 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Reasman, James C Jr . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged taxiing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 12 Apr 45 42-28039 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Rose, Ralph D . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged crash landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
13829 14 Apr 45 42-26439 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Willard, Dean D O-705655 522FS 27FG 9AF KIA Hometown: Bay County, MI. Location, Approx, Five (5) Mi. S. E. Weiszenburg, Germany. Point Of Departure, Biblis, Germany
14115 14 Apr 45 42-27072 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Almand, John I O-710021 523FS 27FG 9AF KIA Hometown: De Kalb County, GA. Location, S-728285 320 Miles S W Of Frankfurt, Point Of Departure, Biblis A/D,Germany
13899 14 Apr 45 44-20618 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Hutson, Charles R O2059785 523FS 27FG 9AF KIA Hometown: San Joaquin, CA. Location, T-0832, Point Of Departure, Biblis A/D Germany
. 14 Apr 45 44-21004 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Holland, Thomas J . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany, plane later reclamation completed Germany 28 Apr 1948
. 14 Apr 45 44-33450 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt French, Charles E . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 14 Apr 45 42-28059 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Wiltz, Jack W . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged during ground loop, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
14108 16 Apr 44 42-22832 Republic P-47D-4-RA Thunderbolt. Jones, Randall L . 523FS 27FG 12AF MIA Location, X-6368, Point Of Departure, Biblis A/D_Germany
. 20 Apr 45 42-27291 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt French, Charles E . 524FS 27FG 1TAF . Damaged belly landing engine on fire, Mannheim, Germany
14135 21 Apr 45 44-33590 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt,  Gillespie, William A O2062795 523FS 27FG 9AF KIA Hometown: Genesee County, MI. Location, X-438868, Point Of Departure, Biblis A/D, Germany
. 23 Apr 45 . . Ruby, Maurice E O2059843 523FS 27FBG 9AF . Claims 1 victory
. 23 Apr 45 42-76516 Republic P-47D-20-RE Thunderbolt Klaus, John S . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged belly landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 23 Apr 45 44-20440 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Homolka, George S O-716143 523FS 27FG 9AF KIA ? Damaged mid air collision, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 26 Apr 45 . . Philo, Herbert A O1286178 522FS 27FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 12 Apr 45 . . Moreland, Harry H O-820306 523FS 27FBG 9AF . Claims 1 victory
14329 27 Apr 45 42-26379 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt,  Bond, Alfred J Jr 02059214 524BS 27FG 1TAF KIA Hometown: Worcester County, MA. Location, X-9702 336 Miles S W Of Frankfurt. Point Of Departure, Biblis, Germany
. 28 Apr 45 44-20997 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt George, Donald J . 524FS 27FG 1TAF . Damaged landing, Biblis, / 2mi E Y-78, Germany
. 30 Apr 45 42-26958 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Martin, Lyle W O2066696 522FS 27FG 1TAF DNB Hometown: Bowie County, TX. Pilot killed crash landing, Biblis, Y-78, Germany
. 20 May 45 42-28059 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Forrest, Vincent C . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged belly landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 20 May 45 44-20601 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Gusic, John R . 524FS 27FG  9AF . Crashed landing plane destroyed by fire, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 16 Jun 45 44-33338 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Cooksey, James M . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 16 Jun 45 42-28578 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt MacGregor, John C . 523FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged landing, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 16 Jun 45 44-33346 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Read, John E . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged belly landing engine failure, Biblis (Y-78), Germany
. 9 Jul 45 43-1164 Piper L-4B Grasshopper Glenn, John D . HQ 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged landing, home base, Y79, happened near Furstenfeldbruck/R-72, Germany, plane had been sent to Army Ground Forces Mar 22, 1943
. 12 Jul 45 42-26718 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Schwartz, Fred B O2057031 522FS 27FG 9AF DNB Pilot killed in crash, home base Sandhofen, Y79, happened near Lake Ammer, Germany, Hometown: Allegheny County, PA
. 13 Jul 45 42-26959 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Kenney, George S . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged taking off, Sandhofen, Y79, Germany
. 25 Jul 45 42-25774 Republic P-47D-22-RE Thunderbolt Witmer, Ralph . 522FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged landing, Lichtenau/R-13, Germany
. 27 Jul 45 44-20461 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Ritchie, James C . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Badly damaged belly landing, Waldhausen {S-375230),  Germany
. 28 Jul 45 44-33269 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Birdsall, Kenneth E . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged in mid air collision, Sandhofen, Y79, Germany
. 28 Jul 45 42-28626 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Burke, William J . 524FS 27FG 9AF . Damaged in mid air collision, Sandhofen, Y79, Germany
. 30 Sep 45 44-81789 North American AT-6F-NT Texan Sammons, Willis A .  HQ 27FG 9AF . c/n 121-42511, damaged taxiing, home base R90, happened at Weisbaden/Y-90, Germany
. 4 Nov 45 . . Jones, Randall L O-727347 523FS 27FBG 9AF . Claims 1 victory

 

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