Honor Roll 86th Fighter Group 1943- Dec 45

Revised 25 Aug 2008

 

Page compiled from:

Missing Air Crew Reports

USAF Serial Number Search

American Battle Monuments Commission

AAIR Database Search

Wartime Aerial Victory Credits

 

MACR# Date  Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service # Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
. 1 Dec 42 AF-922 Northrop A-31-NO Vengeance or Vultee XA-31A Vengeance Modified prototype Vengeance Koness, Walter I O-665421 310BS 86BG . . Unknown incident Key Field 40 Mi W, MS
  16 Dec 42 42-83687 North American A-36A Clark, Owen R   309BS 86BG     Wheels up landing at Key Field, MS Mar 11, 1943. Major damage. To CL-26 at Indianapolis Field as RA-36A Dec 4, 1944
  16 Dec 42 AF-855 Northrop A-31-NO Vengeance or Vultee Batten, Donald S   309BS 86BG     Incident Key Field, MS, Serial numbers: XA-31C from V-72 "Vengeance II" (RAF AF 759); YA-31C from V-72 "Vengeance II" (RAF AF 756, AF 782, AF 845, AF 887, AF 904) Vultee Model 89 (YA-31C)

1943

MACR# Date  Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service # Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
. 1 Jan 43 AL-915 Northrop A-31-NO Vengeance Paige, Harold . 310BS 86BG . W/o Plane destroyed landing, Key Field, Mississippi, USA
. 6 Jan 43 AF-923 Northrop A-31-NO Vengeance or Vultee XA-31A Vengeance Modified prototype Vengeance Dorris, Harry W O-662893 310BS 86BG . . Damaged forced landing, Big Spring, Texas, USA
. 10 Jan 43 42-6790 Douglas A-24A Dauntless Franks, Orlan H . 311BS 86BG . W/o Plane destroyed crashed due to engine failure, Pachuta Bombing Range, Mississippi, USA
. 15 Jan 43 42-83705 North American A-36A Woeltz, August L O-665487 311BS 86BG . . Damaged during ground loop, Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, plane later condemned at Keesler AAF, MS Feb 9, 1943. He has later service with 526FS, 86FG
Conflict 20 Jan 43 42-83722 North American A-36A Home, Justus M . . 86BG . . Damaged landing, 86BG, Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA (wrecked in takeoff accident at Keesler AAF, MA Jan 20, 1943)
. 30 Jan 43 42-83705 North American A-36A Wecker, Laverne J O-663807 311BS 86BG . DNB Pilot killed plane destroyed in crash, Hancock Gunnery Range, Mississippi, USA, plane later condemned at Keesler AAF, MS Feb 9, 1943
. 1 Feb 43 42-83683 North American A-36A Edens, Alfred G Jr, O-663704 309BS 86BG . DNB Pilot killed plane destroyed in crash, Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, wrecked 3 mi N of Biloxi, MS Feb 1, 1943
He is mentioned in this report 560 13 Feb 42 . Involved B-24 of 307BG, 41-23980 ? Torland, John P. O-662990 310BS 86BG . . Location, Chortland Harber, Point Of Departure, [ILLEGIBLE]
. 17 Feb 43 42-83730 North American A-36A Paige, Harold . 310BS 86BG . . Damaged landing,  Key Field, Mississippi, USA, plane later to RFC at Albuquerque AAF, NM Jun 21, 1945
. 15 Mar 43 42-83723 North American A-36A Spieckerman, Carl E O-665459 312BS 86BG . . Damaged landing, Shreveport Municipal Airport, Louisiana, USA, plane later surveyed at Harding AAF Aug 17, 1943
. 15 Mar 43 42-22372 Republic P-47D-2-RA Thunderbolt Journell, Robert S . 535FS 87FG . . Cat 1 damage landing, Camp Springs AAF, Wash, DC . Later flew with 86FG, 16 Jul 1944, Crashed taking off Portetta, Corsica, escapes unharmed from the burning plane
. 25 May 43 . . Carvel, Vincent O-663701 312BS 86BG 12AF DNB

Hometown: Harris County, TX. Killed in plane crash while on tactical training at Mediouna, North Africa Buried at: North Africa American Cemetery
Location: Carthage, Tunisia
Plot: F Row: 17 Grave: 3

. 26 June 43 . North American A-36A Baer . 312BS 86BG 12AF . Forgot to put his wheels down, belly landed on concrete runway La Senia
. 3 Jul 43 42-84086 North American A-36A Garrels, Dale R O-066291 310BS 86BG 12AF . Assigned this plane and names it "Catherine".
. 7 Jul 43 . North American A-36A Stell, Glen A, takes over as CO, 310BS (later 526FBS) after loss of Winter . 310BS 86BG 12AF WIA Strafing and bombing railway station at Mazara, South of Marsula, Spain, attacked by 3 enemy aircraft receiving serious wounds to himself and damage to his plane
Possible 10 Jul 43 42-84097 or 42-84127 North American A-36A Kirsch, Robert G . 312BS 86BG 12AF . Crashed into another aircraft on take off killing two enlisted men of the 310BS and injuring Cpl Saturday perhaps fatally
Possible 10 Jul 43 41-83832 or 42-84136 North American A-36A . . 309BS 86BG 12AF . Destroyed in above crash
Possible 10 Jul 43 41-83955 North American A-36A . . 309BS 86BG 12AF . Destroyed in above crash
. 10 Jul 43 . . Kosobucki, Henry J Cpl 36241263 312BS 86BG 12AF DNB Hometown: Milwaukee County, WI
. 10 Jul 43 . . Saturday, Wilburn H Cpl 34198931 312BS 86BG 12AF DNB Hometown: Tattnall County, GA
. 10 Jul 43 . . Stachovic, John F Sgt 17043504 312BS 86BG 12AF DNB Hometown: Scott County, IA
. 10 Jul 43 . .   . 309BS 86BG 12AF W/o x 3 Careened off the runway with bombs attached demolishing the plane and two planes of the 310FS
. 10 Jul 43 . Medal Awarded Dyer, Jewell D . 310BS 86BG 12AF . Awarded the Soldiers Medal for heroism in rescue work near live bombs which  exploded,  10 July 1943
. 10 Jul 43 . Medal Awarded Biesecker, Jay M., S/Sgt . 310BS 86BG 12AF . Awarded the Soldiers Medal for heroism in rescue work near a burning exploding aircraft 10 July 1943
. 10 Jul 43 . Medal Awarded Gaffeny, John J., Sgt . 310BS 86BG 12AF . Awarded the Soldiers Medal for heroism in rescue work near a burning exploding aircraft 10 July 1943
. 10 Jul 43 . Medal Awarded on 2 Sep 43 Young, Clifford R., Sgt 18020973 310BS 86BG 12AF . Awarded the Soldiers Medal for heroism in rescue work near a burning exploding aircraft 10 July 1943
. 10 Jul 43 . Medal Awarded on 2 Sep 43 Herman, Clifford E., Cpl 33112967 310BS 86BG 12AF . Awarded the Soldiers Medal for heroism in rescue work near a burning exploding aircraft 10 July 1943
. 10 Jul 43 . Medal Awarded Palmieri, Carman, Pfc . 310BS 86BG 12AF . Awarded the Soldiers Medal for heroism in rescue work near a burning exploding aircraft 10 July 1943
369 10 Jul 43 other source has date of 14 July 42-83998 North American A-36A Winter, Reginald D., CO of 310BS O-432150 310BS 86BG 12AF KIA Hometown: Skagit County, WA. Location, Darra Franka, Sicily, Point Of Departure, Bir Mesouda, N. Africa, Second mission that day crashed. He dove into the ground having waited to long to pull out of his dive.
102 10 Jul 43 42-84012 MACR has 43-84012 North American A-36A Wilkinson, Roy L O-663816 309BS 86BG 12AF KIA Hometown: Nueces County, TX. Location, Over Target (Intended Destination). Point Of Departure, Bir Messuda
208 10 Jul 43 42-84075 North American A-36A Fleischmann, Albert R Jr   312BS 86BG 12AF MIA/Rtn Location, Mainyard, Point Of Departure, A P O 776 he was thought to be picked up by US Navy 12 July 1943 this may not be the case
931&208 10 Jul 43 Same Plane as Above? Torland, John P. O-662990 310BS 86BG 12AF MIA/ Rtn Hit by AA fire seen to bail out near Trcina, Scily. 
. 16 Jul 43 . . Dotson, William L . 312BS 86BG 12AF WIA/B/o Bailed out near Pantelleria, circled by Lt  Dugan until picked up by Navy launch.Awarded Purple Heart 23 July 1943 by Commanding General Pantelleria Island
. 16 Jul 43 . North American A-36A Hood, Robert F O-663731 310BS 86BG 12AF

B/o, 

Rtn

Wounded on the leg bailing out over Canicaitti, Spain, having been hit by AA fire, Robbed by an Itailian Officer he returned to his Unit 14 July 1943
. 17 Jul 43 . . Townsend (Possibly Charles C who later served with 37FS, 14FG) O-746225 . . 86BG 12AF MIA Hit by flak he bailed out over the Mediterranean, after 18 hours was rescued by a Walrus Rescue plane , he returned to the Unit on 18 July 1943
. 17 Jul 43 Possible 42-83807 or 42-84077 North American A-36A Crowder, John P O-420578 . 86BG 12AF . Forgot to put his wheels down, belly landed on dirt runway with two 500 pound bombs attached and lived to tell about it. 
. 18 Jul 43 . North American A-36A Place, Charles E . 310BS 86BG 12AF WIA Wounded in hip, arm and shoulder, by enemy machine gun and  AA fire, brought his plane back to base without throttle, which had been destroyed. His left arm was badly shot up.
376 18 Jul 43 42-83826 North American A-36A Torland, John P O-662990 310BS 86BG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Sicily, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11) Plane brought down by small arms fire.and AA fire at a town 20 miles west of Adrona, Italy
354 28 Jul 43 42-54056 Douglas A-20G-10-DO Havoc, converted to P-70A-2 night fighter. Amendment made on MACR page 2, Serial number is 42-84086--not 42-54056. . . . . . . Location, App. 7 Mi S. Of Cesaro (C-6110), Point Of Departure, West Gela. Sicily
354 & 569 28 Jul 43 42-84086 North American A-36A Mc Carroll, Francis D O-663750 310BS 86BG 12AF POW Plane named "Catherine". Forced belly landing Southwest of Cesaro near Regalbuto ?, Location, App. 7 Mi S. Of Cesaro (C-6110), Point Of Departure, West Gela. Sicily. North African Theatre: Sicily, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
356 1 Aug 43 42-84035 North American A-36A Sittler, Harold V O-665453 310BS 86BG 12AF KIA Naso, Sicily, after a strafing mission, cause of death unknown but thought to be flak.
. 4 Aug 43 N/A N/A Pulliam, Jewell C   Sgt 37199712 310BS 86BG 12AF DNB Hometown: Jackson County, MO. Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: E Row: 9 Grave: 34
353 6 Aug 43 42-83963 North American A-36A Campbell, George W JR O-661707 310BS 86BG 12AF POW Bailed out near Mt Edna, Sicily, cause of bailout unknown. North African Theatre: Sicily, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
. 6 Aug 43 42-83830 North American A-36A Cox, Morgan H . . 86BG 12AF . Plane destroyed belly landing El , Tunisia, condemned salvage crash Aug 22, 1944 Plane photographed earlier at Taiaratlui, Algerla
. 10 Aug 43 N/A N/A Holz, Donald A Cpl 36600120 312BS 86BG 12AF DNB Ordnance Truck collided with a Sicilian cart overturning killing the Cpl
411 15 Aug 43 42-83841 North American A-36A Hunter, John D O-791111 312BS 86BG 12AF POW Location, D 3364. Point Of Departure, A P O # 520. North African Theatre: Sicily. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
434 serial given as 42-81138 which is Cancelled contract for Curtiss A-25A 16 Aug 43 42-84135  North American A-36A Styles, or Stiles Clayborne R . . 86BG 12AF . Lost to flak. Location, D 6377 So Italy Blue Grd Shop W Cond 30 Mi So T. P Of Italy Vicinity Palemi, Italy. Point Of Departure, Gela (West)
. 16 Aug 43 . . Hitson, ED "Texan" . 312BS 86BG 12AF B/o/ Rtn Over North Sicily befriended by locals he returned that night
. 19 Aug  43 . . . . 310FBS 86FG 12AF . One of our new Pilots went out over the sea to jettison his bombs his engine failed and he bailed out. he was rescued and returned the next day.
. 19 Aug  43 . . Benear, Bert O-758919 310FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22 Aug  43 . . Fager, Everette E O-661731 310FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory Me-109 over Salerno, Italy
. 22 Aug  43 . . Wright, Stanley G O-662999 310FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory Me-109 over Salerno, Italy
. 22 Aug  43 . . Gilliland, Wilson B O-790826 310FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory Me-109 over Salerno, Italy
. 27  Aug 43 . North American A-36A Koness, Walter I O-665421 310BS 86BG 12AF KIA

One mile west of Mazzarano, Sicily, mechanical failure of the aircraft, while fifteen miles from the airbase returning from bombing mission over Siberi, Italy. Hometown: Cook County, IL. Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: E Row: 4 Grave: 9
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

699 2 Sep 43 42-83908 North American A-36A Striegel, Paul A. O-412980 309FBS 86BG 12AF KIA Lost to enemy action. Location, Rr. Yda. Lamazia, Italy, Point Of Departure, Barcelonna, Sicily.  Entered the Service from: Missouri, Buried at: Plot H Row 6 Grave 38, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
. 9 Sep 43 . . Garrels, Dale R O-066291 310FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory, small German Observation plane near "Apples" Salerno beach head
. 9 Sep 43 . . Yannell, Micheal P O-791180 310FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory, FW-190 at 0820 hours near "Apples" Salerno beach head
. 10 Sep 43 . . Tarrent, Yancey . 310BS 86BG 12AF . Ground looped Pilot not injured
. 12 Sep 43 ? . . Thornton . 312BS 86BG 12AF S/d Rtn Had his wings knocked off bailed out and was captured, escaped after three days, hid dressed as a native for four days and returned to the Unit on 22 Sep 1943
764 12 Sep 43 42-83818 North American A-36A Estep, Herbert C. Jr O-663705 310BS 86BG 12AF KIA Failed to return from mission near Casel Buno or Lagonegro, Italy cause unknown. Location, N. Of Lagonegro, Italy, Point Of Departure, Barcellona, Sicily
. 13 Sep 43 . . Campagna, Joseph F O-663700 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1victory
. 14 Sep 43 . . Cook  . 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Nosed his plane over at Sele he was stranded there along with Lt Willard for a short time
. 14 Sep 43 . . Hitson,    527FBS 86FG 12AF . Plane attacked by Me-109 while in landing pattern, the plane is out of commission awaiting coolant repairs
. 14 Sep 43 . . Walsh, Robert B O-663804 312FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1st victory for 312FS,  a Fi-156 German Observation plane
. 15 Sep 43 . . Thompson, Jearl C O-683794 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1victory FW-190
. 16 Sep 43 . . Dungan, Robert M O-663703 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1victory  FW-190
, 18 Sep 43 . . Vivier, Norman C . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Nosed plane over on landing went to hospital with minor injuries
765 18 Sep 43 42-83888 North American A-36A Fouts, Thomas Fredrick O-663710 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Dallas County, TX. Condemned flak. Location, Colliano, Italy, Point Of Departure, Sele L/G, Italy
766 18 Sep 43 42-83881 North American A-36A Strainis, William O-665461 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Vermilion County, IL. Condemned flak. Location, N.-6643, Point Of Departure, Sele L/G, Italy
763 19 Sep 43 42-83910 North American A-36A King, Howard L . HQ 86FG 12AF . Location, W Of Lioni, Italy, Point Of Departure, Sele, Italy. Group Assistant Operations Officer flew in Capt Harsh. s flight hit by AA
. 22 Sep 43 . . Gunnison, Major, CO . 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Bailed out near Capri, train he was strafing exploded damaging his plane
762 serial on MACR given as 42-85993 25 Sep 43 Incorrect 42-83995 North American A-36A Hilborn, Robert B O-766525 . 86FG 12AF POW Location, M-2073, Point Of Departure, Sele L/G, Italy. HONORED BY
Mr. Kenneth M. Schwartz, Nephew. HIGH SPEED INTERCEPTOR INSTRUCTOR (P-38S); PHOTO RECONNAISSANCE PILOT IN EUROPE, SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY, 9 MONTHS IN POW CAMP; RECALLED TO SERVICE DURING KOREA AS FLIGHT CONTROL OFFICER; EVENTUALLY RETIRED AS CIVILIAN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER. European Theatre: France. Oflag 64 or 21B Schubin (Moved to Usedom) Poland, Altburgund 53-17. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
. 27 Sep 43 . . Harsh, John W O-432063 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1victory Ju-52
. 27 Sep 43 . . Jensen, Roy A O-661768 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1victory He-111K
. 27 Sep 43 . . Dotson, William L . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Plane nose up on landing due to wet air field
966 27 Sep 43 42-83976 North American A-36A Gossett, Dewey L T-190429 527FS 86FG 12AF FOD Hometown: Spartanburg County, SC. Location, [ILLEGIBLE], Point Of Departure, Solo Airport (Writer possibly meant Sele ) last seen in a narrow canyon Pilot turned right while others turned left
. 18 Oct 43     Spieckerman, Carl E "Corky" O-665459 527FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Gonzales County, TX. He was leading a formation attacking roads North and North East of Rome. He flew into a mountain top east of Rome. He was on his 50th mission.
. 18 Oct 43     Hood, Lyle D . 527FS 86FG 12AF WIA Hit by flak over Pescara, Italy
. 18 Oct 43 . . Forst, Porter B O-661740 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 18 Oct 43 . . Yannell, Micheal P O-791180 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 20 Oct 43     Griffin, Milton S   527FS 86FG 12AF B/o North West of Naples, word came tonight from 95th Evac Hospital that he had been admitted in serious condition pelvis shattered and face and arms badly burned
1809 21 Oct 43 42- 84026 North American A-36A Kelly, William R O-684026 (not confirmed service #) 526FBS 86FG 12AF B/o Location, E. Of Fiuggi, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. Returning from a mission bailed out into the sea, stripped off his clothes and swam to shore once there he walked some distance in the nude before being aided by the British
. 23 Oct 43 . In a Command car Hood,  Robert F O-663731 525FBS 86FG 12AF WIA While on a trip to Cacerta, they where strafed by German pilots in Spitfires using English ammunition, Hood received injuries to his right knee. Another source have him listed as 309FB which became 525FBS
. 23 Oct 43 . In a  Command car Fager, Everett E O-661731 526FBS 86FG 12AF WIA While on a trip to Cacerta, where strafed by German pilots in Spitfires using English ammunition, Fager received life threatening injuries left cheek side and leg. He is in critical condition
. 23 Oct 43 . North American A-36A Bolch, Alfred P. O-662530 526FBS 86FG 12AF B/o Bailed out over friendly territory slightly injuring his 
1101 25 Oct 43 42-84066 North American A-36A Brown, Gerald R. "Brownie" O-662872 527FS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Texas, Buried at: Plot D Row 2 Grave 2, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters. Location, S E Of Attigliano Italy A-6234, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy Failed to return from a strafing mission North of Rome Train explode while being strafed his plane was caught in the explosion
. 26 Oct 43 . . Fleming, Robert B O-741975 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28 Oct 43 . . Schiller, Ray O-795650 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
1098 28 Oct 43 42-84076 North American A-36A Claus, John G O-663755 526FBS 86FG 12AF S/d / KIA Hometown: Cook County, IL. The flight was jumped by 20 or more ME-109's, Operations Officer Claus failed to return. Location, Civita Castlellana, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy
. 30 Oct 43 . . Fager, Everett E O--661731 526FBS 86FG 12AF DOW While on a trip to Cacerta, strafed by German pilots in Spitfires using English ammunition, Fager received life threatening injuries left cheek side and leg. He is in critical condition. Died from a blood clot and complications from his wounds.
. 3 Nov 43 . North American A-36A Williams . 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Fuel exhausted he belly lands at 324FG airbase at Cercola
. 4 Nov 43 . . Liljeberg, Bertil G O-663747 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA

Memorialized at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters

. 11 Nov 43 . . Mattes, Herschel H O-796000 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 11 Nov 43 . . Gaines, James R O-671528 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA

Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: D Row: 2 Grave: 24
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

1181 11 Nov 43 42-84044 North American A-36A Lundberg, Robert D O-661782 526FBS 86FG 12AF POW/ KIA Location, Guildonia, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. Bailed out East of Rome, Italy he was seen to land safely and run with his parachute, North African Theatre: Italy, Died as Prisoner of War, Dressing Station Unstated. Hometown: St. Paul, MN, Honored by: Mr. Walter B. Warren, SERVED IN NORTH AFRICA, SICILY, AND ITALY. SHOT DOWN AND PERISHED IN THE GENERAL HOSPITAL ON HIS 58TH MISSION.
. 12 Nov 43 . . Fox, William M O-672592 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims .33 victory
. 12 Nov 43 . . McLean, Clifford D O-799608 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims .33 victory
. 12 Nov 43 . . Woeltz, August L O-665487 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims .33 victory
. 12 Nov 43 . . Lost a Pilot today . 525FBS 86FG 12AF .. .
1479 9 Dec 43 42-84078 North American A-36A Plowden, Douglas R. Jr   525FS 86FG 12AF S/d

Location, G-O115 Near Town Of Tivoli, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. 9 Dec 1943 the Luftwaffe made only one claim over Italy, a Mustang claimed at 11.27 hrs NW of Valmontone by Hptm Julius Meimberg of 5./JG 53 (his 33rd victory). Lt. Plowden returned to his Unit on 24 May 1944. 

The new 86th FG book mentions
Dick "Pluto" Plowden started flying

Thunderbolts with the 527th in the winter of 44-45 at Pisa. Returned to Unit 24 May 1944

. 27 Dec 43 . . Gee, John W O-662915 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1victory

1944

MACR# Date  Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service # Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
1835 8 Jan 44 42-83805 North American A-36A Clark, Owen R.  O-663754 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Oklahoma, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Location, Clementino, Italy A-098025. (Italy 1,500,000), Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy
1793 14 Jan 44 42-84067 North American A-36A Dungan, Robert M. O-663703 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Plane coded "A". Entered the Service from: Oklahoma, Buried at: Plot J Row 14 Grave 36, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Location, G-833970 San Angelo In Teedico, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco Italy
1792 14 Jan 44 42-84096 North American A-36A Kaspervik, William T.  O-799192 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Illinois, Buried at: Plot F Row 6 Grave 13, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart. Location, M-852162 San Lorenzo, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco Italy
1809 22 Jan 44 42-84026 North American A-36A Street, Herbert W O-663788 526FBS 86FG 12AF POW Lost to flak. Location, E. Of Fiuggi, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. Last seen at approximately G-3456. North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
1808 22 Jan 44 42-84036 North American A-36A Walsh, Gerald Elmer O-675894 526FBS 86FG 12AF POW Lost to flak. Location, Ferentino, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. Bailed out safely near Ferentino, Italy his plane crashing at G-3853. Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
1806 22 Jan 44 42-84070  North American A-36A Mumm, Robert F O-686005 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA

Hometown: Webb County, TX. Lost to flak. Location, 8' Miles N. Of Nettuno, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy

. 23 Jan 44   Died of Spinal Meningitis Goldman, Paul S., Sergeant 19058940 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Washington, Buried at: Plot B Row 12 Grave 36, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
2066 28 Jan 44 42-83986 North American A-36A Leep, William C. O-802046 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Missing from mission South of Lago Di Nemi and road junction at Falcognana, Italy. Location, 7 1/2 Mi. E Of Idttoria, Italy (G-2118, Roma, 1:500,000), Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy
2073 31 Jan 44 42-84104 North American A-36A Drew, Robert L O-672580 525FBS 86FG 12AF S/d Location, Fondi, Italy G-528058, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. Lost to flak, Pilot from Fort Thomas, KY. His plane had blown up, parachuted landing on a rooftop near Gaeta Gulf, he took to the hills for 3and 1/2 months, rescued by French Ghoums he returned to his Unit 21 May 1944
2075 2 Feb 44 42-84003 North American A-36A Blackwell, Gilbert A. O-797942 . 86FG 12AF POW Location, Bellegra G 1965 Italy, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco. North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag 4F + Work Camps Hartmannsdorf-Chemnitz Saxony 51-12
2072 3 Feb 44 42-83973 North American A-36A Guyer, Lamert R. O-662923 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Texas, Buried at: Plot F Row 7 Grave 10, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Location, 3 1/2 Miles Se Of Fondi, Italy G-550040, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy
2074 3 Feb 44 42-83975 North American A-36A May, Robert L. O-738439 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Oregon, Buried at: Plot H Row 9 Grave 38, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, 6 Mi N W Of Atina, Italy (G-7538), Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco
2218 6 Feb 44 42-83855 North American A-36A Bloch, Alfred P. O-662530 526FBS 86FG 12AF POW Location, N E Of Prangimino, Italy (F-8439, Roma, 1:500,000), Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Mentioned in 2218, page 7 6 Feb 44 . North American A-36A Reid, Sibley O-660589 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Lost on a mission to Cisterna Di Roma, picked up by a Cruiser, he was found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Hometown: Bergen County, NJ. Memorialized at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
2219 8 Feb 44 42-84095 North American A-36A Fox, William M.  O-672592 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Lost on a mission to Cisterna Di Roma. Location, W Of Prangimino, Italy (F-7736, Roma, 1:500,000), Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy
2222 8 Feb 44 42-84002 North American A-36A Hansen, Allen M. O799561 526FBS 86FG 12AF POW Location, W Of Lake Bracciano Italy, (F-4992), Roma, 1:500,000), Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. Bailed out hit by AA fire near Bracciano, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
2223 8 Feb 44 42-84058 North American A-36A McLean, Clifford D O-799608 526FBS 86FG 12AF S/d Shot down by enemy fighters near Bracciano, Italy. Location, N Of Lake Bracciano Italy, (F-4885, Roma 1:500,000), Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy
2405 15 Feb 44 42-83893 North American A-36A Smedley, James Walter O-671606 527FBS 86FG 12AF POW The 527th lost three pilots today in three two plane rhubarb missions Location, G-5233 (Ne Of Pofi, Italy), Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco Italy. North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
2406 15 Feb 44 42-83866 North American A-36A Hegeman, John H O-671537 527FBS 86FG 12AF FOD The 527th lost three pilots today in three two plane rhubarb missions .Hometown: Washtenaw County, MI.  Location, Carpineto Romano Italy, G-2232, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco Italy
2407 15 Feb 44 42-84050 North American A-36A Campbell, Stanley J. O-675744 527FBS 86FG 12AF POW The 527th lost three pilots today in three two plane rhubarb missions Location, G-5809 4 Mi N E Of Tondi, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco Italy.  European Theatre: Germany, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
2480 18 Feb 44 42-11019 Curtiss P-40L-20-CU Warhawk Mace, Albert R O-754157 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA

Location: F-7936. Point Of Departure: Capodichino L. G. Italy. Hometown: Harris County, TX. Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: J Row: 14 Grave: 11
Awards: Purple Heart

. 18 Feb 44 42-83966 North American A-36A Home. Justus M O-24030 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Killed while in experimental flight testing a new type bomb,  Caserta/ 3mi SW , Italy
. 20 Feb 44 42-10905 Curtiss P-40L-15-CU Warhawk Dickison, James B O-737023 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples 
. 21 Feb 44 42-83991 North American A-36A Graves, Norman E   527FBS 86FG 12AF . Ground loop due to engine failure, Pomigiliano AF, Naples
. 28 Feb 43 42-83894 North American A-36A Orne, James D . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Take off accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, plane later condemned crash landing May 20,1944
. 2 Mar 44 42-83987 North American A-36A Nordell, Paul R . 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Crashed on take off due to engine failure, Pomigiliano AF, Naples
. 6 Mar 44 . . Mattes, Herschel H. O-796000 525FBS 86FG 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
. 6 Mar 44 42-83989 North American A-36A Nelson, Robert D . 525FS 86FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples 
. 6 Mar 44 42-83880 North American A-36A Ground accident . 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Ground accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, plane was condemned salvage Dec 8, 1944.
15280 10 Mar 44 42-83871 North American A-36A Palmer, Russell O-799844 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA The 527th lost two today Hometown: New York County, NY.  Location, F-8793 2 Mi. So. Fara Sabina, Italy. Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco, Italy
3164 10 Mar 44 42-84105 North American A-36A Treeple, Robert E. O-674424 527FBS 86FG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11 Teeple had been unable to rejoin the formation because his dive brakes would not close fully and his radio was u/s. He bailed out and was taken prisoner whereas Palmer was later confirmed killed in action
. 11 Mar 44 42-83924 North American A-36A Veatch, Francis M Jr O-445253 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Capodichino, Italy
. 11 Mar 44 42-84004 North American A-36A Orne, James D . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Crash landing gear up and bombs on caught fir, Pilot badly hurt, due to the fire, Pomigiliano AF, Naples , plane condemned excess inventory Nov 30, 1945
. 11 Mar 44 42-84022 North American A-36A Veatch, Francis M Jr O-445253 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples 
3163 13 Mar 44 42-83812 North American A-36A McDermott, John T O-811053 527FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Oneida County, NY. Location, A-585410. Point Of Departure, Pomigliano D'Arco, Italy. Flight Officer George Simpson: McDermott was in blue flight #4 position. We received heavy scattered flak over the target. We pulled out to the Northwest [and he] was last man off the target. we were at approximately 5,000 ft and about 10 miles Northeast of Viterbo where the flight receieved very accurate, heavy, medium flak. I received a RT call saying that I had a straggler. I doglegged and found him about 4 miles to our rear. As I saw him the plane was bracketed by flak, then four (4) more passed right under his plane. I did not observe him after that moment. I did not see any parachute.
3169 13 Mar 44 42-83983 North American A-36A Forster, Thomas E. O-803961 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Location, Between Pomigliano And N 1630 In Naples Gulf, (Est). Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. The mission our squadron flew today was most disastrous. The four Pilots flying cover where attacked by enemy fighters and badly outnumbered. None of the four returned. Lt Buchman, Warren and Mudrick where last seen North of Rome. Lt Forster made it back to base and was cleared twice for a crash landing, he elected to bail out over the Sea and was never heard from again.
3170 13 Mar 44 42-84120 North American A-36A Mudrich, George A O-754169 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Location, Bat. Soriano (A5526) And Attigliano, Italy (A585410). Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. The mission our squadron flew today was most disastrous. The four Pilots flying cover where attacked by enemy fighters and badly outnumbered. None of the four returned. Lt Buchman, Warren and Mudrick where last seen North of Rome. Lt Forster made it back to base and was cleared twice for a crash landing, he elected to bail out over the Sea and was never heard from again.
3171 13 Mar 44 42-83823 North American A-36A Buchman, De Forest L.  O-424900 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Location, Bat. Soriano (A5526) And Attigliano, Italy (A585410). Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. The mission our squadron flew today was most disastrous. The four Pilots flying cover where attacked by enemy fighters and badly outnumbered. None of the four returned. Lt Buchman, Warren and Mudrick where last seen North of Rome. Lt Forster made it back to base and was cleared twice for a crash landing, he elected to bail out over the Sea and was never heard from again.
3172 13 Mar 44 42-83934 North American A-36A Warren, James H O-754702 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Location, Bat. Soriano (A5526) And Attigliano, Italy (A585410). Point Of Departure, Pomigliano, Italy. The mission our squadron flew today was most disastrous. The four Pilots flying cover where attacked by enemy fighters and badly outnumbered. None of the four returned. Lt Buchman, Warren and Mudrick where last seen North of Rome. Lt Forster made it back to base and was cleared twice for a crash landing, he elected to bail out over the Sea and was never heard from again.
. 16 Mar 44 42-83880 North American A-36A Dolny, John R . 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, plane later condemned salvage Dec 8, 1944.
. 24 Mar 44 42-84150 North American A-36A Wheeler, Everett M O-754259  526FBS 86FG 12AF . Taxiing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, plane later condemned salvage Nov 9, 1944
. 24 Mar 44 42-84043 North American A-36A O'Neil, Junior G . 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Ground loop, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, (86th FG) lost to flak May 19, 1944. MACR 4893
. 30 Mar 44 42-83969 North American A-36A Myrick, Frank E O-812120 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Hometown: San Diego, CA. Landing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, plane later condemned salvage crash Apr 12, 1944
. 30 Mar 44 42-83972 North American A-36A Farnham, Sheldon W O-429384 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples he has later service with 318FS, 325FG
. 2 Apr 44 . . Dickison, James B. O-737023 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Crashed and burned. Entered the Service from: Missouri, Buried at: Plot C Row 13 Grave 17, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
3508 2 Apr 44 42-84063 North American A-36A     525FBS 86FG 12AF   .
. 2 Apr 44 . . King, Richard S.  O-737136 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Bailed out landing in the Sea. Entered the Service from: Washington, Buried at: Plot F Row 10 Grave 16, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 10 Apr 44 42-83991 North American A-36A Woolhouse, Joseph C Jr . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples 
. 13 Apr 44 42-83880 North American A-36A Palmer, George R . 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, plane later condemned salvage Dec 8, 1944
3985 14 Apr 44 42-84015 North American A-36A Johnson, Walter G. Jr. O-662561 . 86FG 12AF POW North African Theatre, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
3992 15 Apr 44 42-83859 North American A-36A Edmonds, Terrence E. T-187509 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: New York, Buried at: Plot G Row 10 Grave 13, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
3987 mentioned on Page 9 of 3996 16 Apr 44 42-83869 North American A-36A Bland, Edward A.Jr "Al" O-432034 HQ 86FG 12AF POW Plane named "Annie Jane". Bailed out of his plane two miles Southeast of Sutri, Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
3883 18 Apr 44 42-83875 North American A-36A Vukovich, Milan  O-754700 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Last of three missions that day, planes encountered enemy aircraft and this one was shot down.. Entered the Service from: Ohio, Buried at: Plot A Row 7 Grave 25, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart.
. 19 Apr 44 42-84144 North American A-36A Harrison, Andrew M.  O-662129 525FBS 86FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Jackson County, MO. Pilot killed in crash, New pilot to the Unit reason for crash was unknown. Nola/ S, Italy, plane was condemned Apr 22, 1944
3991 20 Apr 44 42-83911 North American A-36A Treat, Knight C O-736417 . 86FG 12AF  POW North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 20 Apr 44 42-84091 North American A-36A Fite, Frank E . 526FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Pomigiliano AF, Naples, plane later condemned Mar 22, 1945
. 22 Apr 44 42-84081 North American A-36A Purdum, Lemuel W III . 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Nola/ s, Italy, plane later condemned salvage crash Sep 14, 1945
3889 22 Apr 44 42-83960 North American A-36A Wright, Stanley G. O-662999 526FBS 86FG 12AF POW Condemned flak Apr 22, 1944, Location: 2 Mi. S E Of Lake Bracciano, Italy (F-595870, Roma, 1;500,000) Point Of Departure: Pomigliano, Italy North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
4382 24 Apr 44 42-83845 North American A-36A Mulnix, Charles E O-754653 . 86FG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 25 Apr 44 42-83972 North American A-36A Brumloy, Robert L O-697253 527FBS 86FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Montogomery County, NY, Pilot killed in crash, plane destroyed by fire, Brinze/ 5mi W. Italy
. 1 May 44 42-84128 North American A-36A Pierson, Carl H O-687449 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Marcianise AF, Italy, plane later condemned salvage Apr 5, 1945. Hometown: Greene County, NY
. 2 May 44 42-83952 North American A-36A Olihovik, John . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Ground looped, Marcianise AF, Italy, plane later condemned MIA Jul 10, 1944
. 2 May 44 42-84126 North American A-36A Dean, Michael B O-695040 527FBS 86FG 12AF B/o Pilot bailed out due to engine failure, Policastro/ 4mi W, Italy, plane later condemned as ditched,  May 6, 1944
. 3 May 44 42-83987 North American A-36A Wheeler, Everett M O-754259 526FBS 86FG 12AF DNB Pilot killed,crashed after mid air collision 526FS Marcianise AF, Italy He was on a training flight.
. 5 May 44 42-84157 North American A-36A Saunders, Newton L O-681709 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Hunt County, TX. Crashed belly landing, Marcianise AF, Italy, plane later to excess inventory list Sep 30, 1944
4639 6 May 44 42-83954 North American A-36A Womack, Charles R.  O-664281 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Plane was seen to crash into the Tyrrhenian Sea 8-10  miles Southeast of Anzio, returning from a bombing and strafing mission. Location, 8 Mi, S E Of Anzio, Italy (F-9205, Roma, 1:500,000), Point Of Departure, Marcianise, Italy
4521 7 May 44 42-83858 North American A-36A Cain, Marvin R O-695035 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Rains County, TX. Failed to return, last seen about A-3311
  7 May 44 . North American A-36A Dixon   526FBS 86FG 12AF   Successfully force belly lands
4900 9 May 44 42-84071 North American A-36A Waterman, David A  O-754703 527FBS 86FG 12AF POW Safely lands in enemy held territory 5 miles SW of Manziana after being hit by flak. North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. Repatriated. Killed in plane crash
. 11 May 44 42-83877 North American A-36A Dean, Michael B. O-695040 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA

Pilot killed in crash. About 10 miles west of the airfield near the Volturno, crash caused by oil leak which covered the canopy, Mass La Piana , Italy, 

. 15 May 44 42-84087 North American A-36A Corn, Carl Denver . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Mid air collision, Marcianise AF, Italy other source has crashed and w/o near Saint Maurice de Remen, France Dec 14, 1944.Condemned salvage no battle damage Mar 6, 1945
. 15 May 44 . Same man ? Corn, Carl Denver . 527FBS 86FG 12AF .

HOMETOWN
Huntingburg, IN, HONORED BY
Arlene, Dian & Marilyn, Daughters, 

1ST LIEUTENANT. SERVED IN THE EUROPEAN THEATER. RECEIVED THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS FOR PARTICIPATING IN AN ATTACK THAT DESTROYED BRIDGES, TRUCKS AND BOXCARS, A PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL NUMBER OF TRUCKS DESTROYED DURING THE PUSH ON ROME, AN AIR MEDAL WITH 3 OAK LEAF CLUSTERS AND A MEDITERRANEAN THEATER RIBBON WITH 3 BRONZE STARS SIGNIFYING THE MAJOR ENGAGEMENTS OF THE INVASION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE, ROME AND THE GOTHIC LINE. LED 31 OF HIS 101 MISSIONS AS SQUADRON LEADER. FLEW AN836, Ex RAF P-40 AND A P-47 (ALSO KNOWN AS A THUNDERBOLT) DURING HIS WWII SERVICE

. 15 May 44 42-83894 North American A-36A Simpson, George Jr, O-2056228 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Hampden County, MA. Pilot killed in mid air collision, Marcianise AF, Italy, other source has condemned crash landing May 20,194
. 18 May 44 42-84131 North American A-36A Finlayson, James C . 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Crashed on take off due to engine failure, Marcianise AF, Italy
4923 also mentioned in 4921 18 May 44 42-83847 North American A-36A Readman,  Peyton Everett, Jr O-686016 526FBS 86FG 12AF POW Condemned due to flak. Location, 5 Miles West Of Pontecorvo, Italy (G-145160), Point Of Departure, Marcianise, Italy. Plane crashed into a mountain at approximately O-645160, Wingman thought he saw a parachute but is not sure. North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
4893 19 May 44 42-84043 North American A-36A Briggs, Robert Jay O-695031 527FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Columbia County, PA. Lost to flak. Location, 21 M1. S W Of Ferentine, Italy (G-3541), Point Of Departure, Marcianise, Italy
4892 20 May 44 42-84116 North American A-36A Baker, David S O-758754 . 86FG 12AF POW Lost to flak. Location, G-460275, Point Of Departure, Marcionise A/D Italy. North African Theatre: Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. LIBERATED ON APRIL 29, 1945.
4920 21 May 44 42-83981 North American A-36A Bell, Russell J. O-758918 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Iowa, Buried at: Plot I Row 1 Grave 12, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy. Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, F-726790 3 Mi. S Of Marcigligna, Italy, Point Of Departure, Marcionise A/D. Italy
4918 22 May 44 41-20013 Curtiss P-40F-20-CU Warhawk Everitt, William F.  O-697261 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Crashed belly landing, 58FS, 33FG, Gaudo AD , Italy, plane went to (86th FG) lost May 22, 1944. MACR 4918 a plane of the 527FBS Pilot uninjured after landing gear collapses causing crash. Entered the Service from: Indiana, Buried at: Plot F Row 9 Grave 21, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Purple Heart. Location, G-4224- 4 Miles S W Of Ceccano, Italy, Point Of Departure, Marcianise, Italy
. 23 May 44 41-20038 Curtiss P-40F-20-CU Warhawk Madigan, John J . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Marcianise AF, Italy
. 24 May 44 . . . . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Lost a Pilot today
. 25 May 44 42-10499 Curtiss P-40L-5-CU Warhawk Mitchell, Ellis F . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Crashed belly landing, Nettuno LS , Italy, plane was condemned mechanical failure May 27, 1944
4913 25 May 44 42-83876 North American A-36A Baron, Theodore J O-679976 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Ventura, CA. Location, 6 Mi. Southwest Of Pontecorvo, Italy (G-6312), Point Of Departure, Marcianise, Italy.  Last seen gaining altitude at 4000 feet headed Southwest at O-6312, plane was on fire
4912 25 May 44 42-84009 North American A-36A Wood, Miles C Jr O-671830 . 86FG 12AF POW Lt Wood was lost while Lt Dolny (John R Dolny)  went into hospital. . Location, F-966546, Point Of Departure, Marcionise A/D Italy Detaining power Germany
5076 26 May 44 42-84061 North American A-36A Schultz, Oliver R. O-802356 527FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Wisconsin, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart.  Location, 2 Miles N W Of Fragene, Italy (F-422645), Point Of Departure, Marcianise, Italy
. 26 May 44 . . Veatch, Francis M. Jr. O-445253 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Texas, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
5079 27 May 44 42-10886 Curtiss P-40L-15-CU Warhawk Graves, Norman E . . 86FG 12AF . Location, 4 Miles S W Of Anagni, Italy At G-257467, Point Of Departure, Marcianise, Italy
. 27 May 44 42-10861 Curtiss P-40L-15-CU Warhawk Ground Accident . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Plane destroyed, ground accident fire, Marcianise AF, Italy
5148 29 May 44 42-83806 North American A-36A Meyer, Charles E  O-754163 526FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Three mission flown that day he failed to return. Location, A-5603 (Florence 1: 500,000), Point Of Departure, Marcianise, Italy
. Jun 44 . . Holt, James Kenneth . . 86FG 12AF . Arriving in Naples, Italy in June of 1944, he was assigned to the 86th Fighter Group as a fighter pilot.  Over the course of his tour, he flew 93 combat missions, and on at least one occasion, even strafed the Messerschmitt jet airfield at Lechfeld.   The mission remains a vivid memory, as his squadron was drawn in by the sight of several aircraft out on the ramp, and ultimately lost a pilot and plane to ground fire.  As it turned out, this was the same field that he would return to during the LUSTY project.  Over the course of his tour, Ken's squadron suffered an exceptionally heavy loss rate, but he survived several brushes with death to heed a call to the 262 project. 
. 2 Jun 44 42-10591 Curtiss P-40L-5-CU Warhawk Allen, William L   527FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Marcianise AF, Italy, plane later condemned due to crash landing Jul 15, 1944
. 4 Jun 44 . North American A-36A . . 526FBS 86FG 12AF B/o 7 planes fuel and ammunition exhausted force land on Nettuno beach head another Pilot bails out over friendly territory after an engine failure
. 4 Jun 44 42-84022 North American A-36A Brown, Graydon S . 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Marcianise AF, Italy, plane later condemned salvage crash Apr 3, 1945
. 8 Jun 44 . . Smith, Lewis C O-801176 99FS 86FG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
12928 10 Jun 44 42-84083 North American A-36A Correll, Carl E.Jr. O-812053 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Virginia, Buried at: Plot I Row 12 Grave 30, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
. 12 Jun 44 42-10900 Curtiss P-40L-15-CU Warhawk Milleer, Richard G . 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Ciampino A/D , Italy
. 21 Jun 44 42-83961 North American A-36A Ryan, Edward H Jr O-799260 525FBS 86FG 12AF . Crashed on take off due to engine failure, Ciampino A/D , Italy, plane condemned on Jun 24, 1944
. 24 Jun 44 42-11030 Curtiss P-40L-20-CU Warhawk Dart, Clarence W Jr . 99FS 86FG 12AF . Taxiing accident (99FS on attachment), 86FG, Orbetello, Italy
. 27 Jun 44 . P-47 Saunders . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Belly landed
. 24 Jun 44 . Probable cause 21 Jun 44 Ryan, Edward H. Jr. O-799260 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania, Buried at: Plot I Row 4 Grave 14, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
. 29 Jun 44 42-83813 North American A-36A Scheideler, John S O-815397 525FS 86FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Mercer County, NJ. Pilot killed in crash, , based at Orbetello, Italy,  crashed near San Stefano, Italy
. 2 Jul 44 42-10719 Curtiss P-40L-10-CU Warhawk McPherson, James E . 527FS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Orbetello, Italy, plane later condemned salvage Aug 28, 1944
. 3 Jul 44 42-84098 North American A-36A Mabry, Clyde D . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Take off accident, crashed into a truck taking off for his check out flight, no one knows how he survived. Orbetello, Italy, Plane condemned on Jul 8, 1944
. 5 Jul 44 42-84013 North American A-36A Howell, Elwyn L. O-820656 526FS 86FG 12AF DNB

Pilot killed in practice bombing training crash, Formica di Burano, Italy, plane condemned on Jul 8, Hometown: Tioga County, PA 1944. Buried at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Plot: H Row: 10 Grave: 13

. 5 Jul 44 42-76021 Republic P-47D-16-RE Thunderbolt Fulton, Bruce W . 527FS 86FG 12AF   Crashed on take off, Capodichino, Italy
. 6 Jul 44 . North American A-36A . . 526FS to 525FS 86FG 12AF . 526FS transfers its' remaining North American A-36A to the 525FS
6469 6 Jul 44 42-84057 North American A-36A Jefferson, Russell E.  O-820278 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania, Buried at: Plot A Row 14 Grave 13, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, ItalyAwards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, Q-068702, Point Of Departure, Orbetello A/D. Italy
7063 7 Jul 44 42-28052 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Neale, Douglas V . 527FS ? 86FG 12AF . Location, P-9813 Near Mt. Pisanino, Italy, Point Of Departure, Poretta, Corsica
. 8 Jul 44 42-75811 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Bartlett, Caz L . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Crash landing , engine failure due to bad fuel system, Montalto di Castro, Italy
. 8 Jul 44 . . Smith Lewis C O-801176   86FG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 8 Jul 44 42-84073 North American A-36A Stewart, Riley E . 525FS 86FG 12AF . Landing accident, Orbetello, Italy, plane condemned on Jul 8, 1944
. 11 Jul 44 . P-47 Taylor . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Crashed landing at Orbetello Air Base
. Information Only 42-27946 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Brown, Ed . 527FS 86FG 12AF   86th Fighter Group - 527th Fighter Squadron, Pilots : Lt. Ed Brown "83" named *Jeannie IV* - Lt. Aldon J. LoCelso "74", Source : Mrs. Dawn LoCelso. This plane is also listed with 405FS, 371FG
. 16 Jul 44 . P-47 Journell, Robert S . 526FS 86FG 12AF W/o Crashed taking off Portetta, Corsica, escapes unharmed from the burning plane
7069 17 Jul 44 42-26693 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Myrick, Frank E O-812120 527FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: San Diego, CA. Location, 2 Mi N W Of Pisa, Italy Q- 0667, Point Of Departure, Poretta, Corsica
. 17 Jul 44 42-26679 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Kapner, Sylvan L   527FS 86FG 12AF   Ditched 1.5 miles east of Poretta
. 17 Jul 44 42-83880 North American A-36A Conner, John V Jr O-706355 525FS 86FG 12AF . Plane destroyed. Crashed belly landing, Capodichino, Italy, plane later condemned salvage Dec 8, 1944
. 17 Jul 44 42-75741 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Jacoby, John C O-706409 525FS 86FG 12AF DNB Pilot killed in crash, Capodichino, Italy. Entered the Service from: Ohio, Buried at: Plot J Row 8 Grave 59, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
. 20 Jul 44 42-26978 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Oltman, Wilbert G . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Severely damaged taking off,  Poretta, Corsica
  27 Jul 44   P-47 Taylor, Walter C Jr  O-821561 526FS 86FG 12AF B/o Rtn Hit by flak 3 to 5 miles South of Portofino, Italy bailed out and safely returned to Unit
. 27 Jul 44 . North American A-36A . . . 86FG 12AF . The last A-36A was flown to Naples today to be exchanged for a P-47
. 28 Jul 44 42-27002 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Saunders, Jackson  . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Crashed into a truck taking off lost 3 feet of his wing but managed to land the plane safely,  Poretta AF, Corsica
. 30 Jul 45 42-27943 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Husskisson, James B . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Damaged landing, Poretta, Corsica
. 8 Aug 44 42-27950 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Anderson, Robert L O-758750 525FS 86FG 12AF W/o Plane destroyed taking off, Poretta, Corsica
. 8 Aug 44 42-28036 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt McGehee, John R . 527FS 86FG 12AF . Damaged landing, Poretta, Corsica
8254 11 Aug 44 42-27095 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Landan, Arnold O-824510 527FS 86FG 12AF FOD Hometown: Philadelphia County, PA. Location, 6 Mi. S. Of Marseille, France At T-4085, Point Of Departure, Poretta, Corsica
. 15 Aug 44 42-26854 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Reichert, John M . 527FS 86FG 12AF . Crashed at the North end of the airfield the nose of his plane a ball of flames, Poretta, Corsica
. 15 Aug 44 . P-47 Williams . 526FS 86FG 12AF B/o Rtn  Mid air collision with Sturman bailed out over enemy lines over the French Coast during the first day of the invasion, Returns to the Unit 20 Aug 1944
. 15 Aug 44 . P-47 Sturman, (John T ?) . 526FS 86FG 12AF B/o Rtn Mid air collision with Williams bailed out over the coast landing in the water over the French Coast during the first day of the invasion Returned to Unit the same day
. 17 Aug 44 42-26835 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Helms, Jack L . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Crashed plane destroyed, engine failure, Poretta, Corsica
8093 19 Aug 44 42-26678 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Burns, Donald E O-826379 527FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. Location, 13 Miles S E Avignon, Point Of Departure, Poretta, Corsica. Crashed on the steel matting of the runway 
8772 20 Aug 44 42-27916 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Jorgensen, Reginald H  T-124656 526FS 86FG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Italy last seen at point N-9090 Southwest of Savigliano, Italy. Location, 5 Mi. N E Of Saluzzo, Italy. (Turin, 1:500,000), Point Of Departure, Poretta, Corsica
. 20 Aug 44 42-27937 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Moore, Glenn C . 525FS 86FG 12AF . Damaged crash landing, Poretta, Corsica
. 21 Aug 44 42-27303 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Hill, George E . 527FS 86FG 12AF . Crashed
. 21 Aug 44 42-26964 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Watson, James C Jr. . 527FS 86FG 12AF W/o Plane destroyed crash landing, St, Corsica
. 22 Aug 44 42-27272 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Higginson, Benjamin A Jr O-824626 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Pilot killed in crash, Poretta, Corsica
. 25 Aug 44 . . Cooper, Donovan J O-754596 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA

Died: Friday, August 25, 1944
Memorialized at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

. 28 Aug 44 42-75638 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt McClees, Thomas A . 525FS 86FG 12AF . Plane destroyed belly landing, Poretta Ad/ 1/2mi NW, Corsica
. . 42-7972 Republic P-47D-2-RE Thunderbolt Plane information only .  526FS 86FG 12AF . Coded 51
. 28 Aug 44 42-27949 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Ingley, Harold J . 526FS 86FG 12AF B/o Pilot bailed out,  Poretta Ad/ 3 mi NW, Corsica. Fell 11,000 feet into a swamp when his parachute did not function and lived to tell about it without even breaking any bones.
. 28 Aug 44 42-74992 Republic P-47D-10-RE Thunderbolt Kuhl, James G . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Crashed taking off, Poretta, Corsica
8385 31 Aug 44 42-26954 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Kinley, Lloyd Dean O-824648 . 86FG 12AF POW Location, 12 Mi. N. Of Madena, Italy At L-5285, Point Of Departure, Poretta, Corsica. North African Theatre
. 6 Sep 44 42-28692 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt  Joslin, Cedric Freeman "Ric" O-822184 526FS 86FG 12AF DNB

Pilot killed in crash, Ghisonaccia/ 5mi E , Corsica. Hometown: Fairfield County, CT. Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: G Row: 12 Grave: 56

. 8 Sep 44 . . McFarland, John M . 527FS 86FG 12AF . 1st Emergency Rescue Squadron At 1057 orders, were received at headquarters that a P-47D pilot had ditched at 42 13'N 09 37E. At 1100 Lt Lasher and crew on stand-by at Borgo took off and proceeded to a fix position.  At 1125 an open-sea landing was affected in a rough sea at that position. Thirty minutes after ditching, 1st Lieutenant John M. McFarland of the 527th Fighter Squadron, 86th Fighter Group, was taken aboard the Catalina.  The take-off was made and the rescue plane returned to base with the Squadron's 164th survivor.
. 11 Sep 44 42-26830 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Jordan, John V . 525FS 86FG 12AF . Damaged taxiing, Poretta, Corsica
16356 also see MACR 8872 11 Sep 44 . . Marcy, Richard P O-759039 526FS 86FG 12AF KIA Crashed behind enemy lines at K-2510, Italy. Hometown: Hennepin County, MN
8781 12 Sep 44 42-27921 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Foster, Lewis K O-820681 526FS 86FG 12AF KIA Last seen 1 and 1/2 miles Northwest of Bordighera, Italy. Location, 1 Mi. N E Bordighera, Italy S-9185, Point Of Departure, Poretta, Corsica
  12 Sep 44 42-27263 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Kapner, Sylvan L . 527FS 86FG 12AF . Ditched plane lost, Bastia/ 12mi E, Corsica One of the 2 P-47D that can be dived on and viewed off Corsica.  Datum, WGS84, GPS Lat. 42 44.815' N, GPS Long., 9 28.057' E, Precision, Approximate
. 14 Sep 44 42-26695 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Lefkow, Paul  . 527FS 86FG 12AF . Damaged landing, Poretta, Corsica
. 14 Sep 44 42-26577 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Burkey, Lee D . 525FS 86FG 12AF . Crashed, engine failure, Poretta, Corsica
. 14 Sep 44 . P-47 Partridge, Harry A Jr O-820562 526FS 86FG 12AF KIA Seen to crash at J-9760, Italy. Hometown: Mobile County, AL
. 15 Sep 44 42-28554 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Aegerter, Henry Jr . 525FS 86FG 12AF . Destroyed taking off, Poretta, Corsica
8964 22 Sep 44 42-28042 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Klemme, Ardell . 526FS 86FG 12AF B/o Location, Breme, Italy, Point Of Departure, Grosseto, Italy. Last seen to bail out and land safely at J-7830, Italy
8963 22 Sep 44 42-27002 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Saunders, Jackson O-733997 526FS 86FG 12AF POW Location, Mede, Italy, Point Of Departure, Grosseto, Italy. Last seen at J-8625, Italy, European Theatre: Germanym Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
8965 23 Sep 44 42-27946 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Lefkow, Paul, O-824515 527FS 86FG 12AF POW Location, 5 Mi S W Imola, Italy M-1127, Point Of Departure, Grosseto, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
8962 26 Sep 44 42-27244 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Sturman, James F O-759111 526FS 86FG 12AF POW Location, 2 Miles East Of Ostiolio, Italy (F-7714), Point Of Departure, Grosseto, Italy. Plane seen to crash and explode at F-7715, Italy, European Theatre detaining party Germany
8966 30 Sep 44 42-26992 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Johnson, Lawrence L . 526FS 86FG 12AF B/o Bailed out South of Verne seen to land safely in enemy held territory. Location, 5 Miles S W Of Verona, Italy, (F-6147), Point Of Departure, Grosseto, Italy
9073 3 Oct 44 42-27943 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Boone, John T O-814640 527FS 86FG 12AF FOD Hometown: Cuyahoga County, OH. Location, M-0534, Point Of Departure, Grosseto, Italy
9039 3 Oct 44 42-28604 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Oldham, Richard Guy O-686008 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Garfield County, OK. Location, E-4738 Reverbella, Italy, Point Of Departure, Grosseto, Italy
. 4 Oct 44 . . Master, Harry A O-823112 526FS 86FG 12AF KIA Crashed at E-256893
. 4 Oct 44 . Unknown at this time Kuppeers, John W . 526FS 86FG 12AF . Ground looped, Grosseto, Italy
9200 13 Oct 44 42-26862 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Anderson, Robert L O-758750 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA

Buried at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Plot: G Row: 6 Grave: 33
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

. 19 Oct 44 42-75973 Republic P-47D-16-RE Thunderbolt Flake, Bennie G . 525FS 86FG 22TAC . Ground looped, Grosseto, Italy
. 23 Oct 44 42-28362 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt O'Rourke, Robert D . 525FS 86FG 22TAC . Damaged in midair collision, Cecina
9705 5 Nov 44 42-26966 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt . . . 86FG 22TAC . .
Name appears on  11613 report appears to have been numbered 9705 at one time 5 Nov 44 . . Maloney Raymond  J O-824529   86FG 22TAC POW North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
9708 5 Nov 44 42-26974 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Karrels, Clifford A . . 86FG 22TAC . Location: L-6446 App. 2 1/2 Mi. S E Of Vignola Town, Point Of Departure: Pisa, Italy
9706 5 Nov 44 44-20125 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt Huff, Raymond J  O-766535 525FS 86FG 22TAC KIA

Location: 1 Mi. N E Lonigo, Italy. (F-9750, Venice, 1:500,000). Point Of Departure: Grosseto, Italy. Plane hit by flak and set on fire last seen at F-9750, Italy. His grave was found by the Unit on 30 May 1945. Hometown: King County, WA. Buried at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Plot: H Row: 8 Grave: 2
Awards: Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

. 10 Nov 44 42-26957 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Lepry, John M . 526FS 86FG 22TAC . Crashed taking off, engine failure, Pisa
9999 11 Nov 44 44-19613 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt . . . 86FG 22TAC . .
9983 18 Nov 44 42-27909 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt . . . 86FG 22TAC . .
. 18 Nov 44 . . Hutchins, Sanborn B O-822329 526FS 86FG 22TAC POW Last seen at Ostiglia ( F-736128), Italy North African Theatre: Italy,
9984 18 Nov 44 42-26855 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt . . . 86FG 22TAC . .
9985 20 Nov 44 42-26697 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt . . . 86FG 22TAC . .
  21 Nov 44 44-19719 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt Chambers, Boyd B O-025883 527FS 86FG 22TAC . Damaged landing, Pisa, Italy
. 28 Nov 44 42-75810 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt O'Rourke, Robert D . 525FS 86FG 22TAC . Damaged landing, Pisa
9998 28 Nov 44 44-19715 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt Anderson, Beriger A O-777974 526FS 86FG 22TAC B/o On his first mission got caught in his own bomb blast bailed out, safely over enemy territory at P-5950
. 1 Dec 44 . . Hill, George E O-451878 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
10224 4 Dec 44 42-26830 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Jenkins, John C,  (Not confirmed) . . 86FG 22TAC . Location, 1-8047, Approx. 200 Yds East Of Target, Point Of Departure, Pisa A/D. Italy
. 10 Dec 44 . . Core, Jesse R III O-665763 527FBS 86FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
10370 10 Dec 44 42-28371 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt Williams, Charles E O-759143 526FS 86FG 22TAC KIA Witnesses think he went in with his plane at G-1428, Italy
10371 10 Dec 44 44-19603 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt Fulton, Bruce W O-707595 . 86FG 22TAC POW (MACR version, Location, L-6216 Near Bologna, Italy,) (Corrected version Location is Ospitaletto (Brescia) Italy, after bail out in Pievedizio 5miles south of crash, thanks Diego Vezzoli.)   Point Of Departure, Pisa, Italy North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
10789 16 Dec 44 42-27022 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Adler, Clifford W. O-886220 . 86FG 22TAC POW North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
8911  Unknown to me . . Chambers, Boyd B O-025883 527FS 86FG 22TAC KIA Hometown: Hamilton County, OH
10788 17 Dec 44 42-27938 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt James, Arthur E (Not confirmed) . . 86FG 22TAC . Location, 5 Miles East Of Varese, Italy At P-5752, Point Of Departure, Pisa, Italy
. 24 Dec 44 44-20586 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Taylor, Richard . 526FS 86FG 22TAC . Damaged landing, Pisa, Italy
. 25 Dec 44 42-28381 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt Huss, Thomas J . 526FS 86FG 22TAC . Damaged landing, Pisa, Italy
10794 conflict POW date is 3 Dec 44 31 Dec 44 42-28132 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Thompson, John Edward O-722183 . 86FG 22TAC POW Location, F-0039, Italy Near Alfianello, Italy, Point Of Departure, Pisa, Italy

1945

MACR# Date  Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service # Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
10952 3 Jan 45 42-28036 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Hale, James E (Not confirmed) . . 86FG 22TAC . Location, 1 Mi S E Of Ponte Dell Olio, Italy P-5994, Point Of Departure, Pisa, Italy
10948 4 Jan 45 44-20130 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt Connor, John V Jr O-706355 525FS 86FG 22TAC KIA From Kentucky. Location, K-648863 S E Of Bergamo Town, Point Of Departure, Pisa A/D, Italy
. 4 Jan 45 42-75649 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Ives, Walter R . 525FS 86FG 22TAC . Damaged taking off, Pisa, Italy
. 6 Jan 45 . See 17 Jul 44 for possible connection Connor, John V Jr O-706355 525FS 86FG 22TAC KIA Died: Saturday, January 06, 1945
Buried at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Plot: F Row: 11 Grave: 7
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
11281 6 Jan 45 42-27928 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Bostad, Kenneth Deane O-710036 526FS 86FG 22TAC KIA Last seen over P-3328 bailing out over water. Location, Crashed Into Sea Off Coast Of Sestri Levante, Italy. (P-3627), Point Of Departure, Pisa, Italy
. 9 Jan 45 44-20442 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Wiessner, Richard W . 526FS 86FG 22TAC . Severely damaged taking off, ran off the end of the runway,  Pisa, Italy
11282 15 Jan 45 42-27289 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Eastburn, Lester L O-793085 526FS 86FG 22TAC KIA Plane had a runaway propeller and the plane caught fire. Plane was seen to crash and explode at H-0871. Location, Crashed 4 Miles West Of Caorle, Italy, (H-0871), Point Of Departure, Pisa, Italy
. 20 Jan 45 42-27972 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Hoftiezer, Wallace A O-704347 526FS 86FG 22TAC W/o Severely damaged taking off, blew a tire on takeoff scraping the belly fuel tank starting a fire which due to winds could not be put out,  Pisa, Italy
11393 20 Jan 45 42-26577 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Moran, Maurice O-721578 525FS 86FG 22TAC KIA From California. Location, F-1360, Point Of Departure, XXII Tac
  21 Jan 45 . . Moore . 525FS 86FG 22TAC . Belly landed
11707 22 Jan 45 42-28542 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt,  Jackson, Paul T. Jr. O-2057632 . 86FG 22TAC POW North African Theatre: Italy
11715  25 Jan 45 42-27954 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Iavelli, Carlo A. O-2059305 . 86FG 22TAC POW North African Theatre: Italy 
11704 29 Jan 45 42-75810 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Bell, Robert S. T-004024 . 86FG 22TAC POW North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
12136 31 Jan 45 42-26698 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Locke, Harold H O-770909 525FS 86FG 22TAC KIA Hometown: Multnomah County, OR. Location: K-978607 Approx. 5 Miles S W Of Brescia, Italy Point Of Departure: Pisa A/D, Italy

12132 found on page 10 of MACR

12241

5 Feb 45 42-75663 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Leahy, William P O-714451 525FS 86FG 22TAC KIA

Buried at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Plot: H Row: 12 Grave: 4
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

12127 10 Feb 45 42-27965 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Held, Robert V O-2056962 526FS 86FG 22TAC KIA

Last seen at H-2473, Italy. Memorialized at: Florence American Cemetery
Location: Via Cassia, Italy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

. 23 Feb 45 44-33072 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Rosman, Benjamin . 527FS 86FG 1TAC   Damaged taxiing, Marignane/Y-14, France
. 23 Feb 45 42-27280 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Kerr, Lloyd R O-722108 527FS 86FG 1TAC DNB Hometown: Wapello County, IA. Severely damaged taxiing, Marignane/Y-14, France
12723 25 Feb 45 42-75769 Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt Stewart, Riley E.  O-821556 525FS 86FG 1TAC KIA From Minnesota. Location, G 5690 6 Miles East Of Betche, France, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France
12724 25 Feb 45 42-28320 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt Mather, Victor T. Jr O-714491 . 86FG 1TAC POW European Theatre: Germany, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
12964 11 Mar 45 42-22860 Republic P-47D-4-RA Thunderbolt Ramsey, George W O-715593 . 86FG 1TAC POW Location, Q-375731 -- 5 Miles W. Of Saarbrucken, Germany, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France. European Theatre: Germany
13001 12 Mar 45 42-27261 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Hill, George E  O-451878 527FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Hometown: Grafton County, NH. Location, Unknown, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France
13026 14 Mar 45 42-27936 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Kuppers, John H O-823093 526FS 86FG 1TAC KIA

Last seen at R-9542 just North of Gr. Scahenshiem, Germany His grave was located by the Unit on 19 June 1945. Hometown: Polk County, FL. Buried at: Lorraine American Cemetery
Location: St. Avold (Moselle), France
Plot: A Row: 20 Grave: 40
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

13020 14 Mar 45 44-20875 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt De Berry. Allan Hal O2059236 526FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Hometown: Travis County, TX, Location, R-1696, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France. My uncle, Allan Hal DeBerry was shot down over Germany on approx March 14, 1945. His last letter had return address of 86th fighter group, 526th fighter squadron. He had been with the group for about 3 months, having originally been assigned in Italy in Dec 1944. Any anecdotes or connections are appreciated.( Plane was seen to crash at R-1669 near Annweiler, Germany)
13031 15 Mar 45 44-20860 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Magarian, Edward C O-708723 526FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Crashed at Q-926321, near Uhrweiller, France, he was lster found still in his plane Location, East Of Haguanan, Germany At Q-9632. Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France. Hometown: Cook County, IL. Buried at: Lorraine American Cemetery
Location: St. Avold (Moselle), France
Plot: C Row: 18 Grave: 92
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
13078 16 Mar 45 44-20596 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Lewis, Leland P. O-821735 527FS 86FG 1TAC POW Location, M-1803-12 Miles N E- Kaiserlautern, Germany, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France. European Theatre: Germany, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
13131 18 Mar 45 42-27114 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Jacoby, William W T-127221 525FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Plane numbered 27. Named "Ole Baldy" From Missouri. Location, R-2615, About 2 1/2 Miles West Of Steinbach, Germany, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France. It was his 27th mission since joining the squadron at Pisa
13116 19 Mar 45 42-27005 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Welch, Bushnell N O-759135 526FS 86FG 1TAC POW/ Rtn Crashed at R-8134, just west of Wiernahien, Germany Returned to the Unit on 25 April 1945 Location, West Of Wiernahelm, Germany At R-8134, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France
. 20 Mar 45 42-76003 Republic P-47D-16-RE Thunderbolt Hohman, James W . 525FS 86FG 1TAC W/o Take off accident plane destroyed by fire, Tantonville/Y-1, France
13117 20 Mar 45 42-26973 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Taylor, Walter C Jr O-821561 526FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Plane crashed and burned at R-309662, near Landau, Germany. Pilots body was later found interred in a civilian graveyard. Location, East Of Landau, Germany At R-3166, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France
. 21 Mar 45 42-28076 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Beck, Donald M . 527FS 86FG 1TAC . Damaged taxiing, Tantonville/Y-1, France
13235 22 Mar 45 44-33297 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Dell, Joseph M O-722005 . 86FG 1TAC POW Location, R-6846, 10 Miles East Of Karlsrune, Germany, Point Of Departure, Tantonville, France. European Theatre: Germany, Stalag 5A Malschbach Ludwigsburg Wurtemberg 49-09
13443 25 Mar 45 44-20587 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Pidcock, Manuel L . . 86FG 1TAC . Location: R-746887. 3 Miles S W Of Heidelburg, Germany. Point Of Departure: Tantonville, France
13656 1 Apr 45 42-28063 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Nighswonger, Laurence L . . 86FG 1TAC . Location: 4 Miles S. Of Crailsheim, Germany At S-6856. Point Of Departure: Tantonville, France
. 2 Apr 45 44-33505 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Maxey, Vernon K . 525FS 86FG 1TAC . Damaged taking off, engine failure Tantonville/Y-1, France
13638 2 Apr 45 44-20983 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt Nelson, Blaine F O--820554 527FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Hometown: Box Elder County, UT. Location: 15 Miles W, Of Stuttgart, Germany At R-8026. Point Of Departure: Tantonville, France
. 7 Apr 45 . . Aegerter, Henry Jr O-711845 525FS 86FG 1TAC . Claims 1 victory
. 7 Apr 45 . . Green, Marion L O-706586 525FS 86FG 1TAC . Claims 1 victory
. 9 Apr 45 . . Hastie, Doyle W O-722064 527FS 86FG 1TAC . Claims .50 victory
. 9 Apr 45 . . Hefner, Carl E O-722070 527FS 86FG 1TAC . Claims .50 victory
. 9 Apr 45 . . Leventhal, Allan A O-824518 527FS 86FG 1TAC . Claims .50 victory
. 9 Apr 45 . . Milton, Leonard D O-722134 527FS 86FG 1TAC . Claims 1.50 victory
13751 11 Apr 45 44-20986 Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt . . . 86FG 1TAC . .
. 14 Apr 45 42-29287 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt O'Neill, George F . 526FS 86FG 1TAC . Severely damaged taking off, 526FS, 86FG, 9AF, Tantonville/Y-1, France
. 16 Apr 45 42-29049 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Westfall, Donald L . 525FS 86FG 1TAC . Damaged landing, Braunscrardt/Y-72, Germany
. 21 Apr 45 42-28381 Republic P-47D-26-RA Thunderbolt Shenk, Stanley R O-815400 526FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Pilot killed landing, Braunscrardt/Y-72, Germany
14330 27 Apr 45 42-27918 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Dornstadter, Paul J O-719286 526FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Hometown: Lebanon County, PA. Shot down engagement with FW-190
. 27 Apr 45 . . Brown, Roy W Jr O-470145 526FS 86FG 1TAC . He did a stateside stint as a flight instructor before being sent overseas in November of 1944.  Assigned to the 526th Squadron of the 86th Fighter Group, Roy logged 84 missions over the course of his tour in the P-47.  Late in the war, when his flight was jumped by German fighters, Roy got into a turning battle with a  Fw 190D.  He made several firing passes on the Focke Wulf, until his adversary was finally forced to bail out of his stricken plane.  When the LUSTY project was unfurled, Roy was summoned for an interview at Command Headquarters in Frankfort, and quickly selected.  He returned with the others aboard the H.M.S. Reaper, and left the service in September, 1945.
. 28 Apr 45 44-36516 Piper L-4A Grasshopper Frey, George J . HQ 86FG 1TAC . Severely damaged landing, Reisenbach, Germany
. Apr 45 . . Jette, Edward D . 526FS 86FG 1TAC . Crash landed his plane in enemy territory he returned to the Unit on 30 Apr 1945
14338 29 Apr 45 42-28601 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Scheele, John A T-063472 525FS 86FG 1TAC KIA Hometown: Milwaukee County, WI. Location: Z-1828, Bad Aibling A/D, Germany 364 Ml. 33 W Of Frankfurt. Point Of Departure: Braunschardt, Ger
. 29 Apr 45 43-31777 Cessna UC-78 Bobcat Van Vleet, Gerald E . . 86FG 1TAC . Damaged landing, Gmund [7th Army Strip], Germany
. 8 May 45 . . Knauff, Philip F, Sgt 13030416 527FS 86FG 1TAC DNB Hometown: Clinton County, PA. Buried at: Lorraine American Cemetery
Location: St. Avold (Moselle), France
Plot: F Row: 13 Grave: 30
. 8 May 45 42-26684 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Pries, Ralph A . 525FS 86FG 1TAC . Pilot bailed out mechanical failure Braunscrardt/Y-72, Germany
. 14 May 45 42-29340 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Covington, James C . 526FS 86FG 1TAC . Damaged belly landing Braunscrardt/Y-72, Germany
. 18 May 45 42-28040 Republic P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Eyer, Willard J . 526FS 86FG 1TAC . Severely damaged midair collision, hit some trees while flying to low, Nerenstetten, Germany
. 28 May 45 42-26817 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Forsyth, John A O-22070633 526FS 86FG 9AF DNB Hometown: Polk County, AR. Pilot killed in crash during a practise bombing run, Gross Gerau/ NE, Germany
. 30 May 45 42-29281 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Benear, Bert  . 526FS 86FG 9AF . Damaged taking off, Innsbruck/R-88, Austria
. 9 Jun 45 44-33279 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Daubenberger, Cecil D O-729141 525FS 86FG 9AF DNB Pilot killed in crash, Darnheim/nr, Germany
. 9 Jun 45 . . Brown, Captain   525FS 86FG 9AF DNB Shot by a guard when he failed to halt for identification
. 17 Jul 45 44-80692 Piper L-4J Grasshopper Kirsch, Robert G . 526FS 86FG 9AF . Severely damaged landing, Ober Amergau, Germany
. 21 Jul 45 42-74961 Republic P-47D-6-RE Thunderbolt Curtin, James F . 525FS 86FG 9AF . Crash landed, Hessisch/R-13 , Germany
. 25 Jul 45 44-33076 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Allen, Paul C Jr O-721934 525FS 86FG 9AF DNB Pilot killed in crash, Darmstadt/ 4mi S, Germany
. 30 Jul 45 42-26716 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Gunderson, Theodore A . 525FS 86FG 9AF . Severely damaged belly landing, Speyer/ 1mi SE, Germany
. 30 Jul 45 44-19782 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt Crawford, Alexander J . 525FS 86FG 9AF B/o Pilot bailed out midair collision, Koblenz/ 10mi S, Germany
. 8 Aug 45 42-29040 Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt Mason, Robert G . 527FS 86FG 9AF . Damaged taxiing, Nordholz/R-56, Germany
. 21 Aug 45 44-19782 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt Marsters, Thomas G . 525FS 86FG 9AF . Severely damaged crash landing due to weather, Antwerp/B-70, Belgium
. 23 Aug 45 42-98653 Stinson L-5 Sentinel Bussey, Donald G . 527FS 86FG 9AF . Severely damaged landing, Weisbaden/Y-80, Germany
. 3 Oct 45 43-30449 Piper L-4H Grasshopper Holman, Donald K . 525FS 86FG 9AF . Damaged landed, Kitzingen (R-6), Germany
  19 Oct 45 44-33345 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Harrison, Clifford J . 525FS 86FG 9AF . Damaged taxiing Schweinfurt/R-25, Germany
. 23 Oct 45 45-4482 Piper L-4J Grasshopper Power, Frank M . 526FS 86FG 9AF . c/n 13212, severely damaged taking off, Neckersternick, Germany
. 27 Nov 45 42-26781 Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt Kratt, Jacob Jr . HQ 86FG 9AF B/o Pilot bailed out, Arnstein {N-6058}, Germany
. 17 Dec 45 44-89753 Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt Ounnoe, Lon C . HQ 86FG 9AF . Crashed belly landing, engine failure, Schweinfurt/3mi E, Germany
  24 Dec 45 42-93039 Douglas C-47A-20-DK Skytrain Mitzner, Robert A O-713863 HQ 86FG 9AF DNB c/n 12906, Pilot killed in crash caused by weather, Kengersfeld {WH 6303}, Germany
  24 Dec 45 42-93039 Douglas C-47A-20-DK Skytrain Mitzner, Robert A O-713863 HQ 86FG 9AF DNB c/n 12906, Pilot killed in crash caused by weather, Kengersfeld {WH 6303}, Germany
xxxxx Unknown to me . . Crowell, Paul E O-1692650 527FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Westmoreland County, PA. 
xxxxx Unknown to me . . Joslin, James B O-706592 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Lucas County, OH
8911 Unknown to me . . Kinsel, George D O-721428 527FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Jim Wells County, TX
xxxxx Unknown to me . . Lochowitz, Aloysuis J O-714457 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Racine County, WI
xxxxx Unknown to me . . Marsh, Glenn E O-714489 525FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Cabell County, WV
xxxxx Unknown to me . . Master, Harry A O-823112 526FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Clarion County, PA
xxxxx Unknown to me . . McArthur, Stewart C O-1290969 525FS 86FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Isabella County, MI
xxxxx Unknown to me 42-84128 See 1 May 44 for possibility Pierson, Carl H O-687449 525FBS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Greene County, NY
xxxxx Unknown to me . . Rutter, Arthur C O-663780 527FS 86FG 12AF DNB Hometown: Cook County, IL
Mentioned in 12127 Unknown to me . . Shenk, Stanley R O-815400 526FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
xxxxx Unknown to me . . Stanhovic, John A  Sgt . 526FS 86FG 12AF KIA I did not find any record of this man
xxxxx Unknown to me . . West, William L O-466833 526FS 86FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Knox County, IL
 

Home] [Nominal Roll 1940-45] [March Of  The Gladiators] [Gladiators] [K Flight] [112 Sqdn Personnel]  [Claims] [Bases 1939-1946 ] [Bill Barwick] [Plane Losses 1940 -45] [Prisoner of War] [In Memory of]  [Operations Room Book] [ Log Book Extracts] [112 Plane Codes] [Memories] [Letters Home] [RAF Map Napoli 40/14] [[Allied Air Forces in MTO 1942/43]] [USAAF Honor Rolls 1942-1943 MTO] [US Dispatches] [Photos