Need Serial Number of B-24 Lost In Papua New Guinea

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Need Serial Number of B-24 Lost In Papua New Guinea

Postby hennjhn » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:05 pm

A B-24 crashed on the mountains four miles from Bottless Bay, Papua New Guinea on 10/18/43. The plane was assigned to the 64th Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group. I would like if someone could please give me the serial number of this plane. One of the crew members name is 1st Lt. Jack D. Ganz. Thank You: John
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Need Serial Number of B-24 Lost In Papua New Guinea

Postby Ranuguri » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:41 am

John - believe Bruce Hoy can help you with the serial number for this aircraft and where it actually crashed. Understand you met Bruce in the 1980s
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Postby Daniel Leahy » Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:36 pm

This was B-24D 42-40670:

1/Lt Stephen W Blount III
Lt Julian J Petty
1/Lt Jack D Ganz
2/Lt John E Wagner
S/Sgt Delray B Echohawk
S/Sgt Clayton L Landon
T/Sgt Jack R Myers
T/Sgt Lawrence A Ommundsen
S/Sgt Sequoyah J Downing
S/Sgt Donald W Ham
T/Sgt Alvin K Hartley
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Need Serial Number of B-24 Lost In Papua New Guinea

Postby Ranuguri » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:54 am

Daniel is correct with the names according to details given to me by Bruce two decades ago! Actually, his records has the B-24D as ditching in Bootless Bay off the end of the runway at Seven Mile. His notes also has Delray Echohawk as being from the Cherokee Nation but I am not certain whether this is correct or not. Doug
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