|Pilot 2nd Lt. John Miller, O-748451 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Bomb-Navigator 2nd Lt. Stanley C. Stickler, O-681830 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Engineer Sgt Howard W. Johnson, 38443844 (MIA / KIA) OH
Radio SSgt Jack G. Flintom, 34606673 (MIA / KIA) NC
Gunner Sgt James F. Rodgers, 6295504 (MIA / KIA) TX
Cannoneer Sgt Harry J. Szalanski, 33430131 (MIA / KIA) PA
Crashed August 1, 1944
Built by North American. Assigned to the 345th Bombardment Group, 498th Bombardment Squadron on April 11, 1944. No known nose art or nickname. Crew chief Rone.
One of four B-25s that took off from Mokmer Airfield on Biak on a mission to search for enemy aircraft in MacCluer Gulf. Over the target, they found a larger lugger and it was attacked with bombs and 75mm cannon fire. While attempting to make a second pass on the sinking lugger, this B-25 struck a coconut tree and crashed into the sea off Geboken Island in McCluer Gulf off New Guinea. There were no survivors from the crash.
The entire crew was declared dead the day of the mission. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Warpath Across The Pacific page 370, 175-176, 383
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January 1, 2014