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|Pilot 2nd Lt Joseph M. Casale, O-519484 (MIA / KIA) South Orange, NJ
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Richard T. Dodson, O-675180 (MIA / KIA) San Francisco, CA
Navigator 2nd Lt Jason V. George Jr., O-673536 (MIA / KIA) SC
Bombardier 2nd Lt Valentine B. Kane Jr., O-738927 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Engineer T/Sgt Oscar R. Jordan, 34393704 (MIA / KIA) NC
Gunner S/Sgt Edward S. Meding, 35307461 (MIA / KIA) OH
Radio T/Sgt Raymond L. St Jeor, 39830743 (MIA / KIA) ID
Gunner S/Sgt Jack W. Eaton, 39454651 (MIA / KIA) WA
Gunner S/Sgt Alfred A. Podesta, 32357566 (MIA / KIA) NY
Gunner S/Sgt Harry M. Manson, 6265899 (MIA / KIA) MA
Passenger M/Sgt Rupert W. Adams, 13034565 (MIA / KIA) AL
Crashed August 17, 1943 at 0300am
This B-24 operated from 5-Mile Drome (Wards) near Port Moresby on bombing missions over New Guinea. During March 1943, comedian Joe E. Brown visited the 90th Bomb Group area and was photographed with B-24 "Yanks From Hell" an painted a message to Tojo on one of the bombs being loaded for a mission.
When lost, engines R-1830-43 serial number 42-36525, 42-37059, 42-36757 and 42-36479. Weapon serial number are not noted in the Missing Air Crew Report 4906.
Over the target, on August 17, 1943 at 2:26am, the formation experienced intense anti-aircraft fire and searchlights and this B-24 suffered a direct hit, causing it to catch fire and crash at Cape Boram. After being hit, it is possible this bomber might have collided with B-24D "Twin Niftys" 42-40348, causing it to also crash.
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