|Pilot 1st Lt Enoch P. Burley, O-66496 (KIA)
Co-Pilot 1st Lt James F. Miles, O-66508 (KIA)
Crew Chief T/Sgt Edward R. Bering, 682536 (KIA)
Radio Pvt John Kvaka, Jr., 13057826 (KIA)
Passenger Captain Robert C. Heller (39th FS Dental Officer) (WIA / KIA)
Passenger Cpl Virgil H. Dockery (39th FS, Dental Assistant) (KIA)
Shot Down August 15, 1943
In the initial attack, the aircraft was set on fire, and passenger Dockery was seriously wounded in the shoulder. Attacked a second time, the pilot was killed. The pilot attempted to crash land between trees, and crashed near Tsili Tsili.
Australian troops reached the crash site about an hour later. They found Robert Heller alive, and he had sustained injuries to both legs. He was thrown clear of the wreckage when its fuel tanks exploded. He was taken to Tsili Tsili, where he was evacuated back to Port Moresby. Two hours after being admitted to the hospital there, he died.