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by Anthony J. Mireles
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Zamperini B-24 loss
Replies: 11
Views: 4053

Re: Zamperini B-24 loss

Thanks Jesse. I received a message from a historian at B-24BESTWEB, indicating that the plane was 42-40101. On the other hand, some say that the B-24 in question is 41-24097, since Zamperini mentions leading the 372nd on a bomb mission in his book. Thanks, I appreciate the help. TonyM. I forgot to ...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Zamperini B-24 loss
Replies: 11
Views: 4053

Re: Zamperini B-24 loss

Thanks Jesse.

I received a message from a historian at B-24BESTWEB, indicating that the plane was 42-40101.

On the other hand, some say that the B-24 in question is 41-24097, since Zamperini mentions leading the 372nd on a bomb mission in his book.

Thanks, I appreciate the help.

TonyM.
by Anthony J. Mireles
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E # 41-2443
Replies: 10
Views: 5374

Re: B-17E # 41-2443

Thanks for the info.

TM
by Anthony J. Mireles
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E # 41-9209
Replies: 20
Views: 16116

Re: B-17E # 41-9209

The following is from the pacificwrecks.com summary for this accident. Mission History While taking off on a bombing mission from 7-Mile Drome at 1:48am, the tire and rim came off this B-17 on take off which might have punctured the bomber's hydraulic system. The aircraft cleared the runway but at a...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E # 41-9209
Replies: 20
Views: 16116

Re: B-17E # 41-9209

Just a casual search of my accident data base has turned up at least six B-17 Brake failure accidents. Four of those accidents resulted in fatalities. See: 2-18-43 (non-fatal) 4-12-43 (McCullar) 8-15-43A (see my Stateside accident book) 9-17-43 (non-fatal) 11-20-43 (see my Stateside accident book) 1...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E # 41-9209
Replies: 20
Views: 16116

Re: B-17E # 41-9209

This is my view on the B-17E take-off accident that killed Major Kenneth McCullar on April 12, 1943, at Jackson Airdrome, Port Moresby, PNG--the famous "Wallaby" accident. I first purchased this accident report in 2003 and a few years later wrote the following summary concerning this unusual accide...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Zamperini B-24 loss
Replies: 11
Views: 4053

Re: Zamperini B-24 loss

PF, Thanks for the links. An Update: I have a new copy of the book. I had checked both Wiki and pacificwrecks weeks ago and the thread on the aaf.com link was started by me. None of these sources list the AC serial number, which is the info I am still looking for. Tried Baugher and BestB-24 but have...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E # 41-9209
Replies: 20
Views: 16116

Re: B-17E # 41-9209

This is my view on the B-17E take-off accident that killed Major Kenneth McCullar on April 12, 1943, at Jackson Airdrome, Port Moresby, PNG--the famous "Wallaby" accident. I first purchased this accident report in 2003 and a few years later wrote the following summary concerning this unusual acciden...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: I have the location maps of my dad's B 25
Replies: 10
Views: 3053

Re: I have the location maps of my dad's B 25

Kilroy, I noticed that you had a question mark next to the squadron info. Took a look for this. According to Hickey's book on the 345BG, the B-25D # 41-30071 was assigned to the 501BS. There is a photo of the airplane and information on page 100-101 in the text about this crash landing in Hickey's b...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: I have the location maps of my dad's B 25
Replies: 10
Views: 3053

Re: I have the location maps of my dad's B 25

Kilroy, Those walk out stories are always good and exciting and I am glad they made it. Were the other men in the crew who did not walk out with your father killed in the crash landing? And I noticed two men who walked out but were not part of the crew. These would be airmen from other downed airpla...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: I have the location maps of my dad's B 25
Replies: 10
Views: 3053

Re: I have the location maps of my dad's B 25

I am an aviation accident researcher and author. What is the serial number of the airplane? What day did it crash? Who was on board the airplane? Do you have an MACR number? Maybe I can turn up some info in my data base of accidents. If the airplane is still there, some one on this forum might know ...
by Anthony J. Mireles
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: I have the location maps of my dad's B 25
Replies: 10
Views: 3053

Re: I have the location maps of my dad's B 25

You can send them to me:

Anthony J. Mireles

1102 156th Place
Calumet City, Illinois 60409-4349
by Anthony J. Mireles
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: C-87 41-24027
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: C-87 41-24027

Evidence indicates that the correct date is 2 August 1943.

That means that the AAF Form No. 14 Aircraft Accident Report for this C-87 is mis-filed under 1 August 1942 on the microfilm record.

Thanks to all who helped.

Tony M.
by Anthony J. Mireles
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: C-87 41-24027
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: C-87 41-24027

Timerover 51,

T.F. North 1981. So I am catcing up with you. Where are you living now?

At Thornridge, What sports did you play? Maybe you competed against some of my relatives.

TonyM.
by Anthony J. Mireles
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Zamperini B-24 loss
Replies: 11
Views: 4053

Re: Zamperini B-24 loss

Was able to retrieve most of the infomation concerning this wreck.

Still looking for the AAF serial number for this B-24.

TonyM.