B-24s Lost

This is a list of B-24s lost.

First HALPRO mission, Ploesti, June 12, 1942:

41-11596  Brooklyn Rambler    Brown, N. K.     Interned in Turkey   ***
41-11597  Blue Goose              Cave, E. A.        Interned in Turkey
41-11609  Little Eva                 Walker, H. E.     Interned in Turkey
41-11622  Town Hall                Nesbitt, F. W.    Interned in Turkey
41-11629  Jap Trap                  Mooty, M. T.     Crash landed Iraq


***  Was used by a group of interned airmen to escape.  Was flown to Crete.


Tobruk Harbor, June 29, 1942:

41-11624  Ball of Fire             Nestor, F. E.       Ditched at sea


Mediterranean convoy, July 9, 1942:

41-11618  Ole Rock             Butler, K. W.         Crashed


Benghazi, Libya, July 13, 1942:

41-11600  Eager Beaver       Brown, C. O.        Ditched


Benghazi, Libya, July 23, 1942:

41-11615  Mona the Lame Duck        Fountain, W. A.       Crash landing upon return.  All survived the crash.


Lydda, Palestine, August 1, 1942

41-11601    Hellsapoppin                   Sturkie, H. N.     Crash landing


Benghazi, Libya, October 6, 1942:

41-11910  Sag Ass Sally              Wilhite, I. J.     Crash landing, all survived


Maleme, Crete, October 28, 1942:

unknown #18                              Kidd, J W.            Flak


Tobruk, Libya, November 15, 1942:

41-11592  Draggin Lady  Wilcox, J. R.  enemy fighters, crash landed in desert


Tripoli, Libya, November 21, 1942:

41-11646  Battleaxe                    Whitlock, G. B.     crash landed in desert


Sousse, Tunisia, Dec. 28, 1942

41-11xxx  Skylark                    Edmonds, H. W.     Crash landing


Naples, Italy, Jan 11, 1943

41-11593  Black Maria II           Payne, J. H.           Shot down
41-23801     ?                           Prchal, L. A.          Shot down


Messina, Sicily, Jan 31, 1943

41-11603  Malicious                Toomey, J. M.        Shot down
unknown #37                           Uhrich, G. A.          Crash landing at base
41-23660  Poison Ivy               Stewart, W. S.         Crash landing at base


Messina Harbor, Feb. 7, 1943

41-11602  Babe the Blue Ox     Brereton, J. K.        MIA


Naples, April 4, 1943

41-24301    Lady Be Good        Hatton, W. J.         MIA


Catania, Sicily, April 17, 1943

unknown #43                                  Hurd, R. F.         Crash landing


Naples Harbor, April 28, 1943

41-24270  Pizzonia                      Bendroitis, J. V.    Crashed at sea


Messina, Sicily, April 30, 1943

41-24200  Widdle Wed Wabbit      Swarner, W. C.   Crashed at sea


Gerbini A/D, Sicily, July 1, 1943

42-40314  Satan’s Sister               Eakins, T. A.        Crashed on takeoff


Catania, Sicily, July 8, 1943

42-40321       ----                      Field, W. (NMI)       Crashed


Crashed, Bari Italy, July 16, 1943

42-40110    Pink Lady           Smith, R. (NMI)      enemy fighters
42-40236  Fertile Myrtle       Hinson, C. G.         enemy fighters
42-40649       ----               Rose, S. D.             enemy fighters


Operation Tidalwave, August 1, 1943

41-24294  Brewery Wagon    Palm, J. D.       crashed
41-24297  Chief Wahoo        Hines, W. E.     interned Turkey
42-40563  Wongo Wongo!    Flavelle, B. W.   crashed at sea, south of Corfu
42-40658  Warmaid              Miller, J. (NMI)   Diverted to Cyprus


Weiner Neustadt, Austria, August 13, 1943

42-40392  Chum VII             DuFour, J. P.        crash landed at Tunis


Foggia, Italy, August 16, 1943

42-40664  Teggie Anne       Hurd, D. B.       Shot down


Foggia, Italy, August 19, 1943

42-40660  Little Richard    Friberg, W. V.       Shot down


Sulmona, Italy, Sep. 3, 1943

42-40318  ----                 Beville, E. L.       Shot down


Weiner Neustadt, Austria, October 1, 1943

41-24030  ----            Frechette, O. (NMI)     crash landed at Palermo, Sicily
42-72927  ----            Knox, F. H.                 crash landed at Tunis


Eleusis, Greece, Oct. 5, 1943

41-24035  The Gremlin    Petty, C. A.                Enemy fighters
42-40206       8 Ball         Buehl, F. D.                Enemy fighters
42-72902       ----          Fallon, P. J.                 Enemy fighters


Weiner Neustadt, Austria, Oct 24, 1943

42-40315  Wolf Pack        Turner, K. J.                 Shot down


Weiner Neustadt, Austria, Nov. 2, 1943

41-24258  Desert Lilly             Schick, H. L.                Shot down
42-73084  Ropes McGonigle    Tennant, J. L.              Shot down


Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 24, 1943

42-41018  Earthquake        Gore, P. W.                                   Shot down
42-73137    ----                Stanisavljevich,  D. M.  (Yugo)       Shot down


Eleusis, Greece, Dec. 6, 1943

42-72844  Jackie's Boy         Metzger, W.                                 Shot down


Augsburg, Germany, Dec. 19, 1943

41-11779  Lil Abner       Thurman, E. D.                     Crash landed at base
42-41175  Sad Sack        Rice, D. P                             Enemy fighters
42-73089     ----           Milloyevich, D. .  (Yugo)       Shot down


Sofia, Bulgaria, Dec. 20, 1943

42-73428  Big Nig            Brown, Jr., R. W.           mid-air w/ enemy fighter


Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 28, 1943

42-40203  Little Isadore                   Sonaglia, J. L.              Shot down
42-40229  Bomb Boogie                   Collison, J. M.              Shot down
42-40657  G.I. Ginnie                       Farmer, I. (NMI)            Shot down
42-40658  Ole Sarge/Warmaid          Haigh, T. (NMI)            Shot down
42-41256  Red Wing                         Wendell, C. H.              Shot down
42-72768  Ready Willing, and Able    Jackson, R. S.              Shot down
42-72773  Frankie Ferocious             Frechette, O. (NMI)      Shot down
42-72852              ----                     Brown, Paul H.            Shot down
42-73088                 ----                  Wenzinger, H. J.          Shot down
42-73078  Superstitious Aloysius      Fortenberry, J. W.        Shot down


San Pan, Jan 16, 1944

42-72850  Georgia Cracker    Pearson, R. O.      mid-air during practice


Anzio, Italy, Feb. 12, 1944

42-41184    ----    Thrasher, L. E.          Shot down
42-72896    ----   Martin, A. O.              Shot down


Anzio, Italy, Feb. 17, 1944

42-73083  Vitamin P    Walsh, D. E.             crashed


Regensburg, Germany, Feb 22, 1944

42-100253    ----            Evatt, H. C.            mid-air with each other
42-72847    K.O. Katy II    Folck, A. C.


crashed, Steyr, Austria, Feb 23, 1944

42-52200           ----             Belyea, E. H.               Shot down
42-52206  Ye Ole Fur Wagon  Gibbons, H. B.            Shot down
42-52273           ----             White, J. W.                 Shot down
42-73090    Harry the Horse   Grice, M. E.                 Shot down
42-100255         ----             Chase, B. B.                 Shot down
42-100257         ----             Shannon, Jr., W. P.       Shot down
42-100265         ----             Hay, O. W.                   Shot down
42-109843         ----             Watson, E. F.               Shot down


Regensberg, Germany, Feb 25, 1944

unknown  #78    Killgore K. K.           crashed


Bolzano, Italy, March 29, 1944

41-29279    ----    Turner, M. A.          crash landed


Steyr, Austria, April 2, 1944

42-78085    ----            Breen, J. J.          Crashed
42-41031  Daisy Mae      Vogler C. S.       Crashed


Bucharest, Hungary, April 4, 1944

42-40661  Black Saturday   Brown, L. J.          Crashed


Schwechat, Austria, April 23, 1944

41-29435    ----    Davis, J. G.        Crashed


Ploesti, Romania, April 24, 1944

41-29556  Tobacco Rhoda    Wiltbank, R. J.    Crashed


Frascati, Italy, May 23, 1944

42-72772    ----   Gallagher, R. J.                  Crashed


Weiner Neustadt, Austria, May 24, 1944

42-64467  Lonesome Polecat         Matthews, R. R.       Crashed


crashed, Weiner Neustadt, Austria, May 29, 1944

42-95338     Battering Ram      Whaley, E. C.        Crashed
42-41176    Reluctant Virgin    Carmel, J. H.         Crashed


Pottendorf, Austria, May 30, 1944

42-72892  Bubbles    Mitchell, R. W.                    Crashed


Polesti, Romania, May 31, 1944

41-28926    ----    Turner, M. A.                        Crash landed


Ploesti, Romania, June 6, 1944

42-78075    ----    Estep, E. C.                               Crashed


Constanta, Romania, June 11, 1944

41-28920  Big Marge     Sierk, L. V.                 landed in Russia and returned


crashed, Bratislavia, Czechoslovakia, June 16, 1944

41-29294  Miss Minerva II   Drake, H. B.
41-29308         ----            Poe, J. W.
42-78209      The Wheel      Marcus, F. P.


crashed, Ploesti, Romania, June 24, 1944

42-52547         ----            Rudd, M. J.
42-78111         ----            Groom, V. R.
42-78190  Problem Child     Hampton, J. B.
42-78373         ----            Umphrias, J. O.


crashed, Schwechat, Austria, June 26, 1944

44-40091    ----    Hayden, T. J.


Budapest, Hungary, July 2, 1944

42-51151    ----   Rutherford, F. O.       
42-73140    ----  Jenson, J. E.


Giurgiu, Romania July 3, 1944

41-28960    ----    Sparta, J. J.               Enemy fighters
42-51157    ----    Holgate, W. R.          Enemy fighters
42-94779    ----    Staveley, A. J.           Enemy fighters
42-95388    ----    Hillman, G. H.          Enemy fighters
42-109831  ----    Dugi, A. H.               Enemy fighters


Markersdorf, Austria, July 8, 1944

41-28951    ----    Poe, J. W.                 mid-air with each other
42-109844  ----   Shepard, J. F.            mid-air with each other


Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 1944

41-28920    Big Marge    White, J. H.        crashed


Ploesti, Romania, July 15, 1944

42-73139    ----    Eden, M. W.              crashed


Budapest, Hungary, July 27, 1944

42-50421    ----   Brazelton, H. F.         Crash landed soon after takeoff


Targoviste, Romania, July 31, 1944

42-72767    Flame McGoon    Paterick, W. J.           crashed


Toulon, France, August 6, 1944

41-28965    Vivie    Amann, A. A.              crashed


Ploesti, Romania, August 10, 1944

42-52181    My Aching Back    Miller, L. H.    mech. Fail., crashed in Adriatic
42-64373           ----              Cloer, G. R.
42-73417      Hairless Joe        Badger, T. C.
42-78320           ----              Rigg, D. E.
42-78464       Upsy Daisy         Morrow, C. G.       shot down
42-99761           ----              Lowry, C. W.


August 15, 1944

44-41086    ----    Rimerman, F. A.     Exploded on takeoff


Ploesti, Romania, August 17, 1944

42-78206    Desert Fury    McConnaughey, J. R.
42-78386         ----         Westby, M. K.
44-40489         ----         Ford, H. V.


Lobau, Austria, August 22, 1944

42-73085           ----               Radosavlyevich, B. N.  (Yugo)
44-40330      Hardway Ten       Andrew, C.                              crash landed
44-40502    Bessa Me Mucho    Stickle, M. N.


Vienna, Austria, Sept. 10, 1944

42-78492    ----    James, R. B.


Munich, Germany, Sept. 12, 1944

41-28762  Tailwind   Click, D. W.


Maribor, Yugoslavia, Oct. 14, 1944

42-51719       ----         Hann, R. J.


Steyr, Austria, October 16, 1944

42-51646        Little Joe         James, R. B., crash landed at Ancona
42-78337           ----            Dale, H. W., no known casualities
42-94987       Yum Yum         Pitts, J. J.


Vienna, Austria, Oct 17, 1944

42-51401       ----         Lentz, R. T.
42-51568       ----         Kamps, A. L.
42-51814       ----         Bishop, J. P.          ditched per 376 report
44-40490    NoNoCleo    Grady, J. R.           crash landed at 456 HBG


Exploded upon return to base after mission scrubbed, Nov. 1, 1944

42-99752   Miss O'Lanious   Cornay, R. N.


crashed, Mezzocorona, Italy, Nov 11, 1944

42-50420       ----         Reed, D. O.
42-50960  Mary Ellen      Mader, W. W.
42-78337       ----         Langer, D. F.


Mezzocorona, Italy, Nov. 12, 1944

44-41171  ----   Harris, W. W.


Verona, Italy, Nov. 22, 1944

44-10631   Slow-Time-Sally  James, R. B.    landed at Foggia, plane damaged


Szombathely, Hungary, Dec. 6, 1944

42-78608       ----         Hicks, L. O.


Mooserbierbaum, Austria, Dec. 11, 1944

42-78602       ----         Witkin, W. I.      crash landing


Innsbruck, Austria, Dec. 15, 1944

42-51142       ----         Kremer, G. A.


Vienna, Austria, Dec 18, 1944

41-29606       Der Flittermouse        Kemp, G. G.
42-51658       Yankee Girl                Moore, C. D.


Hall, Austria, Dec. 25, 1944

42-78347              ----                Williams, D. D.


Avisio, Italy, Dec. 26, 1944

44-40884              ----                Brainard, H. V.


Linz, Austria,  Jan 8, 1945

42-95285      Red Ryder                Scott, P. R.


Vienna, Austria, Jan 15, 1945

42-78321       Sad Sack         McKinney, R. Q.
42-78400         Peggy           Ritter, R. S.
44-40496          ----            Taylor', W. S.


Mooserbierbaum, Austria, Jan. 31, 1945

41-28911           ----                Andrus, R. E.
42-51183       Bad Penny            Bartol, W. J.          crash landed
42-51635      Blue Streak II         Gage, S. F.           crash landed at San Pan


Mooserbierbaum, Austria, Feb. 7, 1945

41-29401              ----                Ballinger, W. F., crash landing in Yugo
42-78379              ----                Feak, R. G., crash landing in Yugo
42-78476       Send Me Baby         Breitmayer, W. F.
44-48972              ----                McGlynn, E. F.
44-48964              ----                Wood, W. C.


Matzleindorf, Austria, Feb. 15, 1945

42-50281              ----                Nulty, L. B.


Korneuberg, Austria, Feb. 17, 1945

44-40441              ----                Parks, R. G.


Matzleindorf, Austria, Feb. 21, 1945

42-51888              ----                Klee, J. R.         crash landing


Neumarkt, Germany, Feb. 22, 1945

42-78502       Pretty Baby            Bartels, H. J.     crash landing


Linz, Austria, March 31, 1945

42-50342           What Next?              Lumsden, G. T.
44-50393       Double Shot Sam         Rendahl, G. E.