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|Pilot 1st Lt. Harold M. Adams, O-435835 (MIA / KIA, BR) TX
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Alexander S. Dewar, O-790223 (MIA / KIA, BR) NY
Crew TSgt John P Beecroft, 12039537 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Crew SSgt SSgt Paul E Zogg, 35376189 (MIA / KIA, BR) WV
Crew SSgt Sol Allen, 19079962 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Crew 2nd Lt. Truman C Metcalf, O-726925 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Crew 2nd Lt. Warren H. Sleeper, O-727930 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Crew SSgt William M. Gretka, 12044281 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Crew Leonard H. Sooter, 39019029 (MIA / KIA, BR)
Crashed December 18, 1942
Over the Owen Stanley Mountains in New Guinea, the flight experienced an afternoon build up of clouds and caused the formation to break up and severe turbulance, icing, up and down drafts that caused gyroscope failures. This B-24 was last seen entering the overcast and failed to return. One of the other B-24s aborted the mission and landed at Milne Bay. Due to the bad weather, only two of the B-24 found the convoy and bombed the vessels claiming near misses in the darkness. The rest of the formation bombed Lae instead then landed at Milne Bay.
When this B-24 failed to return, the entire crew was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA). In fact, this B-24 crashed roughly 8 miles northwest of Bulldog.
Adams was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs, TX.
Six of the crew are buried in a group burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at section 82 site 153 including Beecroft, Allen, Metcalf, Sleeper, Gretka and Sooter.
Two of the crew are buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) Dewar at plot B grave 542 and Zogg at plot F grave 800. Adams is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs, TX.
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