|Pilot 1st Lt. Stephen W. Blount, III, O-661181 (WIA, survived)
Co-Pilot Lt Julian J. Petty (WIA, survived)
Crew S/Sgt Delray Echohawk, 38088034 (WIA, survived) OK
Crew S/Sgt Clayton L. Landon 37383109 (WIA, survived)
Crew T/Sgt Alvin K. Hartley, 17016791 (KIA, BR) IL
Crew S/Sgt Sequoyah J. Downing 18128575 (KIA, BNR)
Crew 1st Lt Jack D. Ganz, O-419770 (MIA / KIA) IL
Crew S/Sgt Donald W. Ham, 39832194 (MIA / KIA) IA
Crew 2nd Lt John E. Wagner, O-734765 (MIA / KIA) IA
Crew T/Sgt Jack R. Myers, 15019872 (MIA / KIA) OH
Crew Lawrence A. Ommundsen, 32279311 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Ditched October 18, 1943
On October 18, 1943 took off from 7 Mile Drome (Jackson) near Port Moresby on mission to bomb Rabaul as part of a formation of B-24 Liberators from the 43rd, 90th and 380th Bombardment Groups. The formation encountered bad weather and aborted the mission.
The entire crew was awarded Purple Heart for wounds or posthumously. Due to his actions save others, Cherokee Indian Echohawk was recommended for the Silver Star.
Recovery of Remains
Ganz, Ham, Wagner, Myers and Ommundsen were never located and are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Downing has a memorial marker at Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove, OK.
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