KIA and MIA

Below is a list of men who were either KIA or MIA in enemy action.  Click here to see the list of planes lost.

MIA, Tobruk Harbor, June 29, 1942:

Officers
Nestor, Francis E. *                     412625    Pilot
Shaw, Charles A. *                      436006    Co-pilot
Phillips, Marshall L. *                  434676    Nav-Bom

Enlisted
Hunter, Charles W. *                13013918    Engineer
Umstead, Arnold M. *              17025387    Radio Operator
Rozanski, Stanley B. *              17029598    Armorer
Kramer, Harold W.  *               13045769    Gunner

*  Date shown on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency website for these men is incorrect.  Their site shows July 1, 1943.


MIA, Mediterranean convoy, July 9, 1942:

Officers
Butler, Kenneth W.  *                  430568    Pilot
Kysar, Herbert A.  *                    435956    Co-pilot
Hiatt, Walker H.  *                      789109    Nav-Bom

Enlisted
Thompson, Jr., John M. *          2020885    Engineer
Cwikiel, Matthew (NMI) *          7022523    Radio Operator
Blair, Jr., Thomas A.  *            13037140    Armorer
Bedrosian, Peter (NMI)  *         11038617    Gunner

*  Date shown on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency website for these men is incorrect.  Their site shows July 9, 1943.


MIA, Benghazi, Libya, July 13, 1942:

Officers
Brown, Jr., Charles O.                  431015    Pilot
Taylor, John R.                            435809    Co-pilot
Anderson, Malcolm R.                 789038    Nav-Bom

Enlisted
Cutler, Irving (NMI)                   13027278    Radio Operator
Perry, Donald (NMI)                  16014855    Gunner
Osgood, Harold L.                    18046605    Armorer


Parachute accident, Benghazi, Libya, July 23, 1942:


Enlisted
Wrigley, George F.                                         Enlisted Bombardier


Crash landing, Lydda, Palestine, August 2, 1942

Officers
Swope, Glenn B.                         437902    Co-pilot
Moore, LaMar C.                         660884    Navigator
Strait, Matthew B.                       412953    Bombardier

Enlisted
Pearce, Glenn H.                      34044085    Engineer
Burdette, Harold L.                  37174829    Gunner
Jenkins, Richard C.                  14072553    Radio Operator
Trumbel, Melvin A.                  18114762    Gunner

Survived the crash
Sturkie, Howard N.                      437903    Pilot


Casualty, Benghazi, Lybia, Oct. 6, 1942

Weipert, Raymond F.                39604377    Gunner


MIA, Maleme, Crete, October 28, 1942:

Officers
Kidd, John W. *                                 435799    Pilot / Co-pilot
Smith, Martin (NMI)  *                       660011    Co-pilot
Baker, Kenneth W. *                          660444    Navigator
Silbowitz, Bernard (NMI) *                 727670    Bombardier

Enlisted
Majors, Hoyle E. *                          14035908    Engineer
Venegas, Raul R.  *                        18102677    Radio Operator
Weaver, Raymond F.  *                   13027285    Gunner
Glabb, William S.  *                        37059919    Gunner

*  Date shown on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency website for these men is incorrect.  Their site shows October 29, 1943.


crashed, Sousse, Tunisia, Dec. 28, 1942

Officers
Edmonds, Harold W.                         398675    Pilot
O'Neal, Jim B.                                                    Co-pilot
Wright, L. D.                                                     Navigator
Macrae, R. R.                                                    Bombardier

Enlisted
Germany, A C.                                                  Engineer
Harvey, Arthur J.                                               Radio Operator
Sliman, A. J.                                                      Gunner
Brower, F. I.                                                      Armorer
Wilson, Robert C.                            6556351    Radio Operator


Naples, Italy, Jan 11, 1943

---------    Payne's crew

Officers
Payne, John H.                                     21594    Pilot   
Angell, Norman R.                                            Co-pilot
Lewis, Julius P.                                                  Navigator
Brown, Daniel W.                                               Bombardier

Enlisted

Andrews, Merle J.                                              Engineer
Buttram, Cecil J.                                                Radio Operator
Vanness, Harold C.                        11033044    Armorer

---------    Prchal's crew

Officers
Prchal, Louis A.                                 435990    Pilot / Co-pilot
Ziesel, Eugene L.                               410575    Co-pilot
Matheny, Earl G.                                                Bombardier

Enlisted

Cotham, Jess W.                            18057681    Gunner
Lavender, Jack B.                           14043295    Radio Operator
Carr, Elwood E.                                                  Armorer
Woody, Roy O.                               19011912    Gunner


Messina Harbor, January 31, 1943

---------    Toomey's crew

Officers
Toomey, John M. "Jack"  *                393162    Pilot
Woltman, Frank H.                         425053    Co-pilot
O'Meara, Joseph D.  *                      433160    Navigator
Taulbee, Joseph F.  *                      6548760   Bombardier

Enlisted
Montgomery, Alfred E.  *              6997114    Engineer
Hundley, Otho C.  *                      7020819    Radio Operator
Block, Robert A. *                       16003930    Gunner
Street, Clifford G.  *                    14024924    Gunner

*  Date shown on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency website for these men is incorrect.  Their site shows January 31, 1944.


Messina Harbor, Feb. 7, 1943

---------    Brereton's crew

Officers
Brereton, James K.                      401378    Pilot
Burgess, Donald L.                      725580    Co-pilot
Wilkins, Russell E.                       660952    Navigator
Flynn, Thomas V.                        660981    Bombardier

Enlisted
Ballentine, Henry R.                 13013718    Engineer
Hartley, Charles D.                  38069563    Radio Operator
Schembri, Alfonse A.               37138872    Armorer
Gardner, Kenneth L.                18097235    Gunner


Naples, April 4, 1943

---------    Hatton's crew

Officers
Hatton, William J.                    791102     Pilot
Toner, Robert F.                      793200    Co-pilot
Hays, Dp                                 730262    Navigator
Woravka, John S.                     731127    Bombardier

Enlisted
Ripslinger, Harold J.             16043686    Engineer
LaMotte, Robert E.               36237913    Radio Operator
Shelley, Jr., Guy E.                33233099    Gunner
Moore, Vernon L.                 35211523    Gunner
Adams, Samuel E.                36318060    Gunner


Messina, Sicily, Apr. 6, 1943

---------    Rose's crew

Enlisted
Hoover, Roscoe S.                            ?           Tail Gunner


Catania, Sicily, April 17, 1943

---------    Hurd's crew

Enlisted
Cota, Carlton M.                 12094144      Gunner
Seitenbach, Justin (NMI)      12040570    Engineer
Steiner, Hyman
                              ?          Gunner


Naples Harbor, April 28, 1943

---------    Bendoritis' crew

Officers
Yenerick, Robert E.                         729691    Navigator
Stipo, John A.                                 727675    Bombardier

Enlisted
Smith, Clarence E.                       13034265    Engineer
Christopher, Joseph F.                 12045456    Radio Operator
Geisler, Robert G.                        37188785    Gunner
Kelly, Harold D.                           36333661    Gunner

According to Jim Collison, 3 survived. According to John Bendoritis' daughter-in-law, the survivors were John, Bendoritis, the co-pilot, and "Pappy."


Messina, Sicily, April 30, 1943

---------    Swarner's crew

Officers
Swarner, Jr., Walter C.                       435808    Pilot / Co-pilot
Morgan, Dwight F.                            731632    Pilot / Co-pilot
Longstreth, Robert E.                        438238    Navigator
Deffner, Theodore P.                         660335    Bombardier

Enlisted
Huska, Andrew (NMI)                     11033196    Engineer
Paul, John F.                                    6949170    Arm
Holliday, Alexander S.                    16009035    Gunner


Catania, Sicily, July 8, 1943

---------    Field's crew

Officers
Field, Wayne (NMI)                               737977    Pilot
McKelvy, Robert I.                                663398    Navigator
McMullen, Robert F.                             728303    Bombardier

Enlisted
Calhoun, Kenneth D.                       18020197    Engineer
Rykiel, Francis T.                             16029026    Radio Operator
Thornton, Eddie R.                          34261388    Gunner
Phelps, Gene R.                               36183733    Gunner
Foster, William J.                             35434739    Camera / Gunner
Cunningham, Matthew I.                 11050295    Ball Turret

5 chutes were reported before plane exploded.  Field, McMullen, Calhoun, Rykiel, Thorton, Phelps, and Foster are buried in North Africa American Cemetary.  Cunningham is memorialized at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial.

McKelvy is unknown.  According to the Ancestry.com page for O'Brien, all were KIA except O'Brien, who passed away in 2012.

---------    Goehry's crew

Officers
Brown, Maxton                                   729411    Bombardier


Messina, Sicily, July 14, 1943   ** This was a 389th BG plane

Officers
Rang, Francis B.                                    409905    Nav-Bom



Bari Italy, July 16, 1943

---------   Rose's crew

Cladakis, Nikitas J.                                 492547    Observer

---------   Hinson's crew

Officers
Hinson, Charles G.  **                             791107    Pilot
Jorgensen, Orval H.                                 675350    Co-pilot
Greenawalt, Richard P.                            730258    Navigator
Prendergast, Joseph M.                           730818    Bombardier
Willey, Don H.                                         664357    Navigator / Observer

Enlisted
Kile, Lloyd E.                                       37146695    Radio Operator
Shea, Patrick F.                                   11053556    Gunner

** Hinson, Charles G. has a marker at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, MO.

---------  Smith's crew

Officers
Ruddick, James F.                                736371    Co-pilot

Enlisted
Chaifetz, Oscar J.                              32341678    Radio Operator
Wiles, Robert W.                                16069631    Tail Turret


Operation Tidalwave, August 1, 1943

---------  Flavelle's crew, crashed at sea

Officers
Flavelle, Brian W.                         435680    Pilot
Ryan, John C.                              730621    Co-pilot
Wilson, Robert F.                         429286    Navigator
Lanning, Jack B.                          423177    Bombardier

Enlisted
Cleveland, John H.                   16097148    Engineer
Lutz, Willis S.                           19005904    Radio Operator
McLaughlin, Tim O.                  16047969    Gunner
Bowden, Robert M.                   18038683    Armorer
Janacek, Melick J.                     18106481    Gunner
Lazar, Sander (NMI)                  12171238    Camera

---------  Palm's crew

Officers
Wright, William M.                      794189    Navigator
Merrell, Robert W.                      729458    Bombardier


Foggia, Italy, August 19, 1943

Officers
Friberg, Wayne V.               1699099    Pilot
Schoocraft, David O.             793178    Co-pilot

Enlisted
Johnston, Woodrow W.      34284068    Engineer
Bale, Jewett A.                   17050986    Radio Operator
Grosse, Albert E.                 6291359    Tail Gunner
Hoover, Parke L.                13078700    Waist Gunner
Masterson, John J.             17068827    Ball Turret


Sulmona, Italy, Sep. 3, 1943

Officers

Bevan, Jr., Walter E.               T-60663    Copilot
Kenyon, Charles F.                  673587    Navigator
Mehlman, Jack (NMI)               734957    Bombardier

Enlisted
Nelson, Donald S.               13072657    Engineer
Ruffino, Louis J.                  31143793    Radio Operator
Campbell, Walter G.            13114879    Gunner
Post, Robert C.                    19102517    Gunner
Jacobs, Issac (NMI)              33366877    Armorer
Issacs, Paul (NMI)                15117536    Ball Turret


Weiner Neustadt, Austria, October 1, 1943

---------  Knox's crew

Officers
Henell, Leonard H.                  730263    Navigator *
Tomoshosky, Joseph (NMI)     730002    Bombardier

* Died Oct 3, 1943


Eleusis, Greece, Oct. 5, 1943

---------  Buehl's crew

Officers
Fegan, Charles W.                                 676238    Bombardier

Enlisted
Funk, Norman B.                                  20761152    Radio Operator

---------  Fallon's crew

Officers
Talas, Ralph L.                                          730755    Bombardier

Enlisted
Fisher, Louis G.                                      5951496    Engineer
Wheeler, Ernest L.                                 33392025    Radio Operator
Keller, Roscoe L.                                   36500406    Tail Turret

---------   Petty's crew

Officers
Petty, Charles A.                                  743271    Pilot / Co-pilot
McArthur, William L.                             683266    Navigator

Enlisted
Hern, Joseph L.                                  38110441    Engineer
Shinn, H. B.                                          6959911    Radio Operator
Rule, Donald E.                                  17076169    Gunner
Tezak, Martin J.                                  13029084    Gunner
Blackwell, Sydney B.                           32634644    Armorer
Pahl, Wayne P.                                    37226739    Ball Turret

---------   Metzger's crew

Enlisted
Potter, Wendell A.                                               Gunner



Weiner Neustadt, Austria, Oct 24, 1943

Officers
Turner, Kenneth J.                             526324    Pilot
Wilhite, Jesse P.                                 680353    Co-pilot
Garcia, Anthony (NMI)                        801006    Navigator
Burton, Jack E.                                   676349    Bombardier

Enlisted
Tabaczynski, John P.                        35319367    Engineer
Key, Harold E.                                  37216857    Radio Operator
Tatarowicz, Bruno P.                        35319380    Asst. Engineer
DeWitt, Charles B.                            14158249    Gunner
Stokes, George F.                             14067093    Camera / Gunner
Allis, Burton S.                                 16064297    Ball Turret


Weiner Neustadt, Austria, Nov. 2, 1943

---------   Schick's crew

Officers
Schick, Harold L.                        743209    Pilot
Brewer, Donald D.                      747731    Co-pilot
Simon, Carl (NMI)                       678775    Navigator

Enlisted
Dascalakis, William J.                33345236    Engineer
Beneivenni, Theodore E.           11105871    Ball Turret
Gish, Leonard N.                       13108769    Tail Turret
Van Cleave, Roy L.                      7010392    Armorer
Rundle, John D.                         33221236    Ball Turret

---------   Tennant's crew

Officers
Artykewicz, Henry J.                     683363    Co-pilot
Fleming, James J.                          601003    Navigator

Enlisted
Eisenberg, Max (NMI)                32409129    Engineer
Bluejacket, Charles E.                38127243    Gunner
Peluso, Philip (NMI)                   32424333    Gunner
Bacon, Willard L.                        19143332    Gunner
Bolduc, Leonard C.                    32574861    Camera


Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 24, 1943

Officers
Graham, Jr., Charles E.               671423    Bombardier


Augsburg, Germany, Dec. 19, 1943

---------  Rice's crew

Officers
Kapche, Fred W.                                         683464    Co-pilot

---------  Milloyevich, Dooshan's Yugo crew

Officers
Vause, Jr., Levie E.                                      393694    Navigator

---------  Thurman's crew

3 men were reported as KIA per Harry Porter
Enlisted
Nustad, Arthur W.                                          Nose Turret ?
Dickey, Philip C.                                            Gunner         ?
?


mid-air, Sofia, Bulgaria, Dec. 20, 1943

---------  Brown's crew

Officers
Brown, Jr., Robert W.                                     802714    Pilot
Laramore, Jr., Florian E.                                 448232    Co-pilot
Larsen, Jack (NMI)                                          685656    Navigator
Alexander, Henry C.                                       674715    Bombardier

Enlisted
Schankerman, Samuel (NMI)                       15059233    Engineer
Heath, Cyril F.                                            12185762    Radio Operator
Studer, Eugene A.                                      37154771    Ball turret
Runyan, Kenneth W.                                   35565427    Armorer
Dschaak, Alvin (NMI)                                  39610191    Gunner

Jana Churchill has created a "Virtual Cemetery" for the crew.  Click on the link below to visit it.

Crew of Big Nig

Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 28, 1943

---------  Sonaglia's crew

Officers
Sonaglia, John L.                              800419    Pilot
Carr, Irwin H.                                   681605    Co-pilot

Enlisted
Houseknecht, Carl G.                    12198550    Armorer

---------  Collison's crew

Enlisted
Piper, Ernest B.                             32251387    Radio Operator
Butts, John R.                               19114351    Ball Turret
Perry, Clayton L.                           11016392    Gunner
Woods, Eugene C.                                 ?          Gunner

---------  Farmer's crew

Officers
Farmer, Ivan (NMI)  *                         684704    Pilot
McCord, Dale T.                               742591    Co-pilot
Morrow, Jr., John D.                         685388    Navigator
Gallagher, Albert W.                         673671    Bombardier

Enlisted
Milich, Peter (NMI)                        33402353    Gunner

* Note - The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial web site lists Lt. Farmer's date of death as Dec 29, 1944.  Either this is a typing error, or he survived the crash.

---------  Haigh's crew

Officers
Haigh, Thomas (NMI)                      797524    Pilot

Enlisted
Ivey, Winston P.                         14105456    Waist Gunner
Hager, Leonard P.                      35436025    Waist Gunner
Kerschner, Joseph A.                 15098076    Gunner

---------  Wendell's crew

Officers
Parsons, James B.                          680282    Co-pilot
Borger, Charles D.                         676541    Bombardier

---------  Jackson's crew

Enlisted
Berg, Charles L.                                   ?         Engineer
Linton, William H.                      31146700    Radio Operator
Duffy, Robert G.                                  ?         Tail Turret
Schulman, Maurice                              ?         Gunner
Hamilton, Wilton Woodrow        38125596    Ball Turret

---------  Frechette's crew

Officers
Reece, Claude N.                           801147    Navigator
Giarratano, John J.                         671340    Bombardier

---------  Brown's crew

Officers
Fontaine, Arthur B.                          677700    Co-pilot

Enlisted
Moseley, Oscar C.                        34203019    Engineer
Wesson, Stanley (NMI)                  32509750    Radio Operator
Swearingen, John A.                     36244319    Gunner
McKenna, Jr., William T.               14158002     Gunner
Cline, Robert R.                            33278678    Ball Turret
Milstein, Morton                           15080277    Armorer

---------  Wenzinger's crew

Officers
Kerl, John I.                                                 742585    Pilot
Johnson, Robert J.                                        730270    Navigator

---------  Fortenberry's crew

Enlisted
Yavorsky, Joseph J. *                                         Engineer
Porteous, Charles L.                                          Gunner

* Note -  according to the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial web site, S/Sgt Yavorsky died Sep. 10, 1945.  If true, he survived the crash, but died later.



Anzio, Italy, Feb. 12, 1944

---------  Thrasher's crew

Officers
Thrasher, Louis E.                        742466    Pilot
Powell, Robert E.                          683775    Co-pilot
Gutson, Edward H.                       738636    Navigator
Koeneman, Robert M.                  682700    Bombardier
Murphy, James E.                         442776    Observer

Enlisted
McGonigle, Francis R.              33284820    Engineer
Stillson, Jr., Irvin (NMI)             15334419    Radio Operator
Nerenberg, Irwin J.                   12190851    Gunner
Pierce, Earl J.                            14138655    Ball Turret
Perkins, Jr., Irven R.                 35562748    Nose Turret
Henrotte, Frank J.                    19087291    Armorer

---------  Martin's crew

Officers
Martin, Albert O.                      799606    Pilot
Smith, Douglass A.                   755444    Co-pilot
McCanlies, Willard G.               736760    Navigator
Rushing, John E.                      736798    Bombardier

Enlisted
Balla, Robert L.                       33372174    Waist Gunner
Long, William E.                      39380667    Gunner
Lusk, Roscoe W.                      34261375    Ball Turret
Battaglia, Anthony S.               32552164    Ball Turret
Howison, Roy D.                      35414360    Radio Operator
McKinney, Harry P.                  14164902    Ball Turret


Anzio, Italy, Feb. 17, 1944

Officers
Walsh, Donald E.                                  672512    Pilot
Warner, William V.                                806017    Co-pilot
Harris, Jr., Joseph W.                             744844    Navigator
Lunn, Paul D.                                                        Bombardier

Enlisted
Albright, Adam                                                    Engineer
Natoli, Anthony J. "Tom"                  32477258    Gunner
Bruce, Charles H.                             14124664    Armorer
Langone, Stephen M.                       11090342    Radio Operator
Maroldo, Thomas A.                        36355432    Ball Turret
McVey, Arthur E.                              33344452    Gunner


Regensburg, Germany, Feb 22, 1944

---------  Evatt's crew

Officers
Evatt, Harold C.                                   685181    Pilot
Gumaer, Harry W.                                692548    Co-pilot
Arnold, Homer J.                                  694643    Navigator
Englen, Robert J.                                  690851    Bombardier

Enlisted
Cannon, Oran K.                               18127838    Engineer
Meier, Rudolph C.                             15341141    Radio Operator
Karickoff, Clifton E.                           35740762    Nose Turret
Rodoff, Joseph (NMI)                          32818234    Waist Gunner
Harvey, Laurence D.                           39907663    Gunner
Folkes, Thomas G.                             14027062    Gunner

---------  Folck's crew

Officers
Folck, Alfred C.                               789155    Pilot
Ohrt, James B.                                 794446    Co-pilot
Koslow, Jr., Walter J.                        789780    Navigator
O'Brien, David D.                             678382    Bombardier

Enlisted
Mosher, Warren A.                       11044101    Gunner
Simpson, Maurice E.                     11038829    Ball Turret
Herbert, Glendon H.                       6990351    Gunner
Andrews, Ralph H.                        11023951    Armorer


Steyr, Austria, Feb 23, 1944

---------  Belyea's crew

Enlisted
Carter, Leon L.                              17169515    Gunner
Garcia, Ignacio (NMI)                     39536411    Ball Turret

---------  Gibbons's crew

Officers
Gibbons, Henry B.                             412100    Pilot
Solow, Michael J.                               685307    Co-pilot

---------  Grice's crew

Enlisted
Hoffman, Aerial R.                        34600059      Ball Turret
Root, Thomas G.                          17158461      Radio Operator
Hermann, Franklin O.                   12044206      Waist Gunner

---------  Chase's crew

Officers
Chase, Benjamin B.                           797470    Pilot
Pine, Edward M.                                739495    Navigator

Enlisted
Fairley, David R.                           18217536     Radio Operator
Yerick, Martin (NMI)                     35513438     Tail Turret
Capogreco, Russell P.                   12198242    Right Waist Gunner

---------  Hay's crew

Enlisted
Bare, Robert C.                            33238246    Gunner
Moody, Robert L.                         39260628    Gunner


March 18, 1944, after the March 17 mission

---------  Joe Davis' crew

Officers
Mertz, Daniel W.                     682708    Bombardier



Bucharest, Hungary, April 4, 1944

---------  French's crew

Enlisted
Morgan, Billy W.                         18192547    Gunner

---------  ?   crew

Enlisted
Fleming, James W.                     18126799     reported KIA April 4, 1944

---------  Puddlewitts' crew

Enlisted
Craul, Ralph W.                         33239285    Ball Turret




Ploesti, Romania, April 24, 1944

---------  Wiltbank's crew

Officers
Wiltbank, Robert J.                             807091    Pilot
Smith, Paul E.                                    812680    Co-pilot

Enlisted
Tatom, Clyde W.                            18165524    Engineer
Fikes, James T.                              34587520    Radio Operator
Parris, Virgil W.                              38270302    Gunner
Zemanek, Richard H.                     32478489    Gunner


Frascati, Italy, May 23, 1944

---------  Gallagher's crew

Officers
Gallagher, Robert J.                      726367    Pilot, Dept 1024
Fuller, Jr., Hollis M.                       392076    Co-pilot, Dept 1024
Cobb, Odus E.                              703607    Navigator
Gerrish, Rodney J.                         682024    Bombardier

Enlisted
Jumper, Paul H.                         35336646    Engineer, Dept 748
Keck, Julius M.                          35596500    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Sayre, Howard L.                       35597575    Gunner, Dept 748
Seick, Marion A.                        39202775    Top Turret, Dept 612
Moore, George P.                      14161162    Waist Gunner, Dept 748
Carter, Malcolm R.                    34262979    Ball Turret, Dept 748
Anderson, Linford R.                                     Camera


Weiner Neustadt, Austria, May 29, 1944

---------  Whaley's crew

Officers
Whaley, Edward C.                       801315    Pilot

Enlisted
Howard, Elverton R.                       35307199    Engineer
Turner, William D.                          14141724    Gunner
Sprentz, Joseph J.                          13088867    Radio Operator
Goulder, Daniel L.                          36271209    Gunner
Leibforth, William J.                       16036114    Gunner

---------  Carmel's crew

Officers
Simmons, Ralph L.                       814994    Co-pilot, Dept 1024
Glunt, John P.                              702414    Navigator, Dept 1034
Michalzik, Arthur R.                     695823    Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Prout, John R.                           36421821    Top Turret, Dept 748
Williams, Jr., Benjamin R.          16081212    Nose Turret, Dept 612
Iannazzi, Edward J.                   11103298    Ball Turret, Dept 612
Heller, Vincent H.                     36815283    Tail Turret, Dept 612
Boecker, Bernard P.                  17070453    Top Turret, Dept. 748


Ploesti, Romania, June 6, 1944

---------  Estep's crew

Enlisted
Files Frank A.                                  38125193    Waist Gunner, Dept 748


crashed, Bratislavia, Czechoslovakia, June 16, 1944

---------  Drake's crew

Officers
Drake, Harold B.             754274    Pilot
Hambidge, Gordon W.     696694    Co-pilot
Marcucci, Andrew A.       685083    Bombardier

Enlisted
Shogren, Harold V.      17155372    Engineer, Dept 748
Latimer, Jr., Philip A.    33094522    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Wilburn, Billy S.            13064917    Tail Turret, Dept 612
Maddox, Paul E.           37500544    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Riley, George F.              1202065    Ball Turret, Dept 612

---------  Poe's crew

Mid-air w/ enemy fighter but crew returned to base.

---------  Marcus' crew

Officers
Marcus, Frank P.                         T-61132    Pilot
Peterson, Marshall V.                    693312    Co-pilot
McNally, Charles H.                      694573    Navigator

Enlisted
Hadfield, George G.                   17154453    Engineer
Fahr, William F.                          32658590    Radio Operator
Gibson, Charles C.                     35508784    Tail Turret
Keyes, George R. "Bud"              32737559    Waist Gunner
Wiles, Carleton E.                       33459822    Ball Turret
Lain, A.W. (IO)                           18187319    Nose Turret


crashed, Ploesti, Romania, June 24, 1944

---------  Rudd's crew

Enlisted
Henry, Kenneth J.                       32769747    Top Turret, Dept 612
Sessions, William G.                   38370006    Nose Turret, Dept 612

---------  Grooms's crew

Officer
Groom, Vernon R.                         697114    Pilot, Dept 1024
Dabbs, William D.                         819673    Co-pilot, Dept 1024
Lyons, Jerry F.                              712454    Navigator, Dept 1034
Johnson, Donald E.                       704211    Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Smith, Thomas E.                      17031434    Engineer, Dept 748
Del Tredici, Walter G.                39038573    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Palmer, Clayton L.                     37671632    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Breeze, LeVar W.                       19117217    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Frevel, LeRoy T.                         36807543    Ball Turret, Dept 612

---------  Hampton's crew

Officers
Kistler, David L.                             818286    Co-pilot

Enlisted
Matthews, Benjamin A.               12054423    Waist Gunner

---------  Umphries's crew

Enlisted
Hangen, Claude N. "Pop"             33370947    Radio Operator
Ferguson, Ben L.                         39558643    Gunner


Schwechat, Austria, June 26, 1944

---------  Hayden's crew

Officers
Hayden, Thomas J.                        797991    Pilot, Dept 1024

Enlisted
Lamm, Abraham J.                     36329768    Nose Turret, Dept 612
Thomas, William C.                    32689441    Tail Turret, Dept 612


Budapest, Hungary, July 2, 1944

---------  Rutherford's crew

Enlisted
Huey, James M.                         35632814    Engineer
Van Bibber, James W.                15394471    Radio Operator
Davis, Lawrence V.                    38366288    Tail Gunner
Fenn, Clifford L.                        37484890    Ball Turret



Giurgiu, Romania July 3, 1944

---------  Sparta's crew

Officers
Sparta, James J.                            683602    Pilot
Wilkins, Howard C.                       693581    Co-pilot
Daner, Benjamin (NMI)                 689435    Bombardier

Enlisted
Kramer, James F.                       17121633    Engineer
Freiling, Jr., William H.               15392608    Gunner
Evans, Charles C.                       38220194    Gunner
Hoey, James E.                           35623865    Gunner

---------  Holgate's crew

Enlisted
Hawkins, Charles S.                   15112640    Nose Turret, Dept 612

---------  Staveley's crew

Officers
Bussman, Harold L.                            712764    Navigator, Dept 1034

Enlisted
Taeger, Thomas H.                         39836458    Engineer, Dept 748
Kiss, Steve (NMI)                             36178459    Nose Turret, Dept 612
Turko, John (NMI)                           33428576    Tail Turret, Dept 612

---------  Dugi's crew


Enlisted
Prater Joseph C.                         38464692    Waist Gunner  ***


Markersdorf, Austria, July 8, 1944

---------  Poe's crew

Officers
Poe, Joseph W.                                    696960    Pilot, Dept 1024
Roland, Francis K.                               700369    Copilot
Walker, Donald J.                                874112    Navigator, Dept 1034
Castillo, Richard J.                               704162    Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Judd, Jr., Theodore J.                        36114847    Engineer, Dept 748
Whitacre, Glenn M.                           35544927    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Kedzierski, Thaddeus J.                    36565989    Gunner, Dept 612
Meyers, Marvin (NMI)                        32871264    Gunner, Dept 612
Hoffman, Richard A.                         19101966    Engineer
Kilgore, Jr., Harry N.                         34801743    Nose Turret, Dept 612

---------  Shepard's crew

Officers
Shepard, John F.                              691300    Pilot
Moreau, James K.                             696790    Pilot, Dept 1024
White, Dorrance A.                           716627    Navigator, Dept 1034

Enlisted
Camp, David K.                            34764574    Engineer, Dept 748
Breneman, Colver B.                     14076093    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Bolduc, Aimee L.                          31211443   Tail Turret, Dept 612
Swaski, Frank A.                           39331608    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Scott, Harry G.                              31268383    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Barham, Jr., Cecil F.                      34728352    Ball Turret, Dept 612


Budapest, Hungary, July 14, 1944

---------  White's crew

Enlisted
O'Hara, Joseph (NMI)                            32609531    Gunner
Cornett, Emil (NMI)                               35435457    Camera


Ploesti, Romania, July 15, 1944

---------  Eden's crew

Officers
Eden, Marrion W.                         T-123722    Pilot, Dept 1024
Phillips, Joseph J.                            716876    Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Bresch, Henry F.                         39209871    Nose Turret, Dept 612
Peppinger, Michael S.                 37357500    Tail Turret, Dept 612


crashed, Targoviste, Romania, July 31, 1944

---------  Paterick's crew

Officers
Smith, Morton E.                            715098    Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Roch, Jerry C.                             36566873    Nose Turret, Dept 612
Haltli, Earl G.                              37563813    Ball Turret, Dept 612
Hamilton, Kenneth E.                  35892955    Tail Turret, Dept 612


Toulon, France, August 6, 1944

---------  Amann's crew

Officers
Amann, Alfred A.                             812529    Pilot, Dept 1024
Manning, Melville R.                         819925    Co-pilot, Dept 1024

Enlisted
Battistone, Terondino A.              35632239    Engineer, Dept 748
Clark, Leroy W.                            18163347    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Holt, Richlyn H.                                                Top Turret


Ploesti, Romania, August 10, 1944

---------  Miller's crew

Enlisted
Dain, Arlyn L.                                   36235735    Nose Turret    ?


---------  Cloer's crew

Officers
Cloer, George R.                                 696429    Pilot
Greene, Walter C.                              T-62043    Co-pilot
McConnon, John S.                             716501    Navigator

Enlisted
Shaffner, Wayne O.                        36312216    Engineer
Wilkins, Russel H.                          34507227    Waist Gunner
Bock, Donald L.                             37474200    Tail Turret



Ploesti, Romania, August 17, 1944

---------  Westby' crew

Officers
Westby, Morton K.                           751063    Pilot
Ortega, Jose V.                                692516    Bombardier

Enlisted
Harris, Marvin R.                           14107477    Engineer
Brotherton, Frank T.                     17096777    Top Turret
Stennerson, Harold J.                    36028212    Nose Turret
Farrington, Elwood F.                      6900035    Waist
Glassup, Jr., Charles F.                  31232151    Gunner


Lobau, Austria, August 22, 1944

---------  Andrews' crew

Enlisted
Hostetler, Duane M.                  33757213    Radio Operator
Cross, John E.                           33727478    Nose Turret
Ferguson, Vernon D.                 18162270    Tail Turret

---------  Stickle's crew

Officers
Stickel, Marshall N.                               446481    Pilot, Dept 1024
Good, Robert P.                                    665005    Co-pilot
Smith, Charles W.                                 824958    Co-pilot
Johnston, James L.                                723629    Navigator
Scott, Douglas P.                                  722758    Bombardier

Enlisted
Jones, Robert L.                                  36482262    Engineer
Brancato, Stephen V.                           32236882    Radio Operator
Catron, Jr., William H.                          35770319    Tail Turret
Newton, Lawrence D.                           14203193    Ball Turret
Edwards, Horace P.                              34854117    Nose Turret


Vienna, Austria, Sept. 10, 1944

---------  James' crew

Enlisted
Sweet, William H.    1004207    Engineer
Sullivan, Clarence H.    37345056    Ball Turret


Munich, Germany, Sept. 12, 1944

---------  Click's crew

Officers
Hawkins, Jr., John K.                      718305    Navigator, Dept 1034
Florczak, Henry W.                    T-125210    Navigator

Enlisted
Aronowitz, Jack                          32106359   Gunner
Lange, William A.                       38426075    Nose Turret


Bologna, Italy, Oct. 12, 1944

---------  Andrews' crew

Officers
Zimmerman, Lindley R.         715923    Co-pilot


Maribor, Yugoslavia, Oct. 14, 1944

---------  Hann's crew

Officers
Hann, Roland J.                              705687    Pilot, Dept 1024
Armstrong, Clyde N.                       704820    Co-pilot, Dept 1024
Goggins, Bernard L.                        716859    Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Kieser, Ivan W.                            17085413    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Guthreau, Joe E.                          32353839    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Terrill, Laurence L.                      37507818    Gunner, Dept 612
Hancock, Jr., Jule (NMI)                34652165    Ball Turret, Dept 612


Steyr, Austria, October 16, 1944

---------  Pitt's crew

Enlisted
Morrow, Robert W.                        16031941    Radio Operator
Whitmore, Russell E.                     39466224    Gunner


crashed, Vienna, Austria, Oct 17, 1944

---------  Lentz's crew

Officers
Lentz, Richard T.                       822495    Pilot, Dept 1092
Purkapile, Edwin E.                    712252    Co-pilot, Dept 1092
Granger, John F.                        701536     Bombardier

Enlisted
Christensen, Elmer P.                     6647056    Engineer, Dept 748
Johnson, Melvern E.                     37481272    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Robertson, John M.                      31351349    Gunner, Dept 612
Heaton, Clifford R.                       35233638    Tail Turret, Dept 612
Thorpe, Charles P.                       12042682    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Heatherwick, Arnaud J.                18139544    Ball Turret

---------  Kamps' crew

Officers
Kamps, Aloyx L.                         691367    Pilot, Dept 1024
Taylor, Jr., Mosby G.                   692573    Co-pilot, Dept 1024
Lyon, Earle J.                              713204    Navigator, Dept 1034
Lawson, Charles W.                     706297    Bombardier, Dept 1035
McEvoy, Donald V.                      811678    Navigator

Enlisted
Butler, Jr., Almon B.                     34670316    Engineer, Dept 748
Copeland, Hance B.                       6264685    Radio Operator, Dept 1035
Toadvine, Billy W.                        37722458    Tail Turret, Dept 612
James, III, Thomas H.                   33667242    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Staton, Jr., Roy E.                         14133528    Nose Turret, Dept 612

---------  Grady's crew

Enlisted
Craig, Keith W.                                                   Camera
Malone, John K.                              35091511    Nose Turret, Dept 612
Ringey, Ralph G.                             31285800    Waist Gunner, Dept 612


Mezzocorona, Italy, Nov 11, 1944

---------  Reed's crew

Officers
Reed, Dana O.                           822806    Pilot
Donovan, John G.                    T-62184    Co-pilot     
Sekerak, Joseph M.                    703325    Navigator
Quartner, Maxwell "Mackie"   T-125725    Bombardier

Enlisted
Chaty, Joseph F.                            32757233    Engineer
Tyrrell, Harold A.                           11069479    Radio Operator
Beckel, Lloyd K.                             17118551    Tail Turret
Nicholas, Berwyn F.                       36893392    Top Turret
Cichoracki, Henry H.                      32204146    Ball Turret
Sanden, James F.                           36699036    Nose Turret
Aybar, Tomas (NMI)                       12152691    Camera / Gunner

---------  Mader's crew

Officers
Mader, Walter W.                            823398    Pilot
Dever, Jr., William P.                       720809    Co-pilot
Constandy, Peter C.                      2060246    Navigator
Orth, William G.                              772873    Bombardier

Enlisted
Johnson, Buford T.                       38508639    Engineer
Kerman, Maurice R.                      36328649    Radio Operator
Dixon, George E.                          20316681    Tail Turret
Shaw, James L.                              16188285    Top Turret
Daoust, Lucien                              32397419    Ball Turret
Swift, Otis B.                                 38591737    Nose Turret

---------  Langer's crew

Officers
Langer, Donald F.              743036    Pilot
Cress, Curg K.                  2064224    Navigator
Bellis, Milton D.                  780208    Bombardier

Enlisted
Daley, Marion H.             14085097    Engineer
Kane, Edward R.              32091003    Radio
Strittmatter, Raymon L.    38429082    Tail
Salmala, Chester G.          37583912    Gunner
Enos, Edgar S.                  33750522    Ball
Kneller, Ronald B.             37683447    Nose


Mezzocorona, Italy, Nov. 12, 1944

---------  Harris' crew

Officers
Malick, Dee N.                         1048884    Co-pilot
Greene, Donald E.                     716424    Navigator, Dept 1034

Enlisted
Woods, Dan S.                            18118257    Tail Turret
Howard, Jr., Earl W.                     16029478    Top Turret
O'Donnell, Patrick J.                    31285430    Nose Turret


Szombathely, Hungary, Dec. 6, 1944

---------  Hick's crew

Officers
Elbel, William P.                        718267    Navigator, Dept 1034
Beck, Donald E.                        772113    Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Ross, Edwin S.                        35726804    Engineer, Dept 748
Wright, Willard K.                   39274267    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Burbick, William (NMI)            35918153    Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Banfield, Tunnis G.                 35446953    Tail Turret, Dept 612
Doherty, Jr., Michael F.           31321615    Ball Turret, Dept 612
Rhyne, Marvin L.                    34671793    Gunner


Vienna, Austria, Dec 18, 1944

---------  Moore's crew

Officers
Moore, Carl D.                            705250    Pilot, Dept 1092
Reneau, William E.                      705430    Co-pilot, Dept 1092
Werling, Jr., William H.              2056652    Navigator, Dept 1034
Mercurio, John J.                        T-3266    Bombardier, Dept 1035

Enlisted
Wood, Noble F.                       15140887    Engineer, Dept 748
Carrell, Tommy R.                   37526794    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Darblay, Jr., Forrest L.             31294022    Top Turret, Dept 612
Gauchat, Robert L.                  37621907    Tail Turret, Dept 612
Gillespie, Landon C.                35778323    Nose Turret, Dept 612
Mitchell, William D.                 14193703    Tail Turret, Dept 612
Proulx, Robert A.                     31061924    Ball Turret, Dept 612


crashed, Avisio, Italy, Dec. 26, 1944

---------  Brainard's crew

Officers
Bland, Haskell H.                               2064210    Navigator, Dept 1034


Linz, Austria,  Jan 9, 1945

---------  Scott's crew

Enlisted
Holt, Jack D.                             39209660    Radio Operator, Dept 757
Harden, Gerald L.                     13141641    Tail Turret, Dept 612
Messing, Gerald                       12227303    Gunner, Dept 612
McDermott, John E.                  36961968    Gunner, Dept 612


Vienna, Austria,  Jan 15, 1945

---------  Ritter's crew

Officers
Ritter, Richard S.                     828241    Pilot, Dept 1092
Wilson, Ralph G.                      710838    Co-pilot, Dept 1022


Yugoslavia, January 24, 1945

---------  Miller's crew

Officers
Miller, Lane H.  *                                  733950    Pilot

* Lane Miller joined the OSS after the August 10, 1944 mission.  Click here to read Glenn Bodien's account.


Mooserbierbaum, Austria, Jan. 31, 1945

---------  Bartol's crew

Officers
Tocco, Leonard N.                             T-6873    Bombardier, Dept 1035


Mooserbierbaum, Austria, Feb. 7, 1945

---------  Wood's crew

Enlisted
Neifert, Jr., James O.                           33513534    RCM


Korneuberg, Austria, Feb. 17, 1945

---------  Parks' crew

Officers
Parks, Reid G.                              827934    Pilot, Dept 1092
Drennan, Robert D.                 T-129131    Navigator, Dept 1034


Matzleindorf, Austria, Feb. 21, 1945

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

Enlisted
Walker, Bart E.                         34810856    Engineer


Linz, Austria, March 31, 1945

---------  Lumsden' crew

Officers
Shockey, Thomas R.                 2062061    Co-pilot

376 ARCHIVES

At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

Click here to go to their main website.

Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

2018 REUNION

DATES :  TBD

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: TBD

2018 reunion details


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


Full Circle


Shadows of Wings


Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


Shot Down In Yugoslavia


Stories of My Life


Attack


Born in Battle