|Pilot 1st Lt. Charles N. Crowell, O-411698 (MIA / KIA) IL
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. John W. Bixby, O-790612 (MIA / KIA) NY
Crew 1st Lt. Henry G. Carr, O-724290 (MIA / KIA) OR
Crew MSgt Frank C. French, Jr., 6265699 (MIA / KIA) CO
Crew TSgt William F. Martin, 6151547 (MIA / KIA) MA
Crew Sgt James H. Andrews, 6947160 (MIA / KIA) NC
Crew S/Sgt Herbert L. Kerley, 6296890 (MIA / KIA) TN
Crew Sgt Glenn H. Davis, 6904085 (MIA / KIA) NY
Crew Cpl Raymond F. Kettner, 6975699 (MIA / KIA) NY
MIA December 1, 1942
Built by Boeing at Seattle. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.
Assigned to the
5th Air Force, 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bombardment Squadron. Possibly, this B-17 was nicknamed "Miss Carriage".
This B-17 failed to return from. a reconnaissance mission over Buna and Gasmata. Extensive searches failed to locate the aircraft or its crew.
The crew was officially declared dead on January 7, 1946. All are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
History 43rd Bombardment Group frame 244
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2645
Thanks to Steve Birdsall for additional information
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August 27, 2014