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by wmccollum
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Update: B-25C 41-12470 lost 7/26/1942 in PNG
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: Update: B-25C 41-12470 lost 7/26/1942 in PNG

I have no additional information about the identification of remains of the four crew members still missing and presumed dead. However, a post I made about five years ago resulted this week in my establishing contact with twin daughters and grandsons of the RAAF co-pilot of 41-12470, F/O Edward T. M...
by wmccollum
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Northrop A-17A s/n 36-11
Replies: 1
Views: 2447

Re: Northrop A-17A s/n 36-11

My apologies. A little more research turned up the fact that the A-17A was in the inventory of the Army Air Corps at Barksdale Field, LA in the late 1930s. The last one known to exist, 36-207, is on display and is marked in the colors of the 90th Attack Squadron, 3rd Attack Group. That was my uncle'...
by wmccollum
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Northrop A-17A s/n 36-11
Replies: 1
Views: 2447

Northrop A-17A s/n 36-11

I have a photo of my uncle Cpl Walter N. Cook Jr, standing by the tail of what appears to be a Northrop A-17. It has the number 611 on the side of the fuselage just behind and beneath the canopy. All I have been able to find out about the A-17 is that it went into production in the spring of 1935 an...
by wmccollum
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Missing/Killed In Action (MIA/KIA)
Topic: Update: B-25C 41-12470 lost 7/26/1942 in PNG
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Update: B-25C 41-12470 lost 7/26/1942 in PNG

B-25Cs 41-12470 and 41-12792 of the 3rd BG were shot down within 5 minutes of each other in the vicinity of Buna, PNG on the morning of July 26, 1942. All crew of 41-12470 were believed lost and the pilot and turret gunner of 41-12792 survived. At war's end all missing were declared dead. Despite US...