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  The Joker                         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     Slow Time Sally    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.

2017 REUNION

DATES :  2017

CITY : New Orleans

HOTEL: TBD


At the General Member meeting at the 2015 reunion, the members approved a motion for the board to investigate the possibility of our group joining 6 other 15th Air Force veterans groups.

The reasons for this merger are the declining attendance and declining financial resources.

After reviewing the joint reunion details, the board voted to join these other groups.

At the 2016 reunion, the board voted to continue meeting with the other groups, based on the success of this reunion.


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