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|Pilot 1st Lt. Richard A. Snoddy, O-725217(MIA / KIA) Straford, OK
Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Frank D. Sprague, O-725219 (MIA / KIA) De Moines, IA
Bombardier TSgt Lawrence O. Habermehl (MIA / KIA) Salt Lake City, UT
Navigator SSgt Ernest N. Bowser, O-797255 (MIA / KIA) Washington County, MD
Engineer SSgt J. H. Swanner, 14037725 (MIA / KIA) Knoxville, TN
Asst Engineer SSgt Lawrence E. Hill, 19053554 (MIA / KIA) Shreveport, LA
Radio MSgt Carl M. Mosher, 6916132 (MIA / KIA) Traverse City, MI
Asst Radio Sgt Clifford M. Wolff, 18007047 (MIA / KIA) West Englewood, NJ
Gunner SSgt Frederick H. Swonsey, 39165588 (MIA / KIA) South Gate, CA
MIA June 9, 1943 at 19:10
This B-17 was flown from Hickam Field piloted by 1st Lt. Richard A. Snoddy with an extra bomb bay fuel tank to Midway Airfield on Eastern Island to search for Japanese Naval forces and participated in the Battle of Midway then returned to Hickam Field.
Later, transfered to the 5th Bombardment Group, 31st Bombardment Squadron. Afterwards, flown across the Pacific Ocean to the South Pacifc. This bomber flew at least eight bombing missions, claimed three fighters and a ship. When lost, engine R-1820-65 serial numbers 41-24891, 41-24890, 41-24592 and 41-23868. Weapon serial numbers not noted in Missing Air Crew Report 799 (MACR 799).
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