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|Pilot 1st Lt. Delton D. Shilling, O-670447 1330th Air Force Base Unit (MIA / KIA) Tulsa, OK
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Charles H. Henley, O-670905 1330th Air Force Base Unit (MIA / KIA) Knoxville, TN
Radio Pfc Charles O. Hedges, 17159249 (MIA / KIA) Stockton, MS
Engineer T/Sgt William M. Costell, 6978434 1330th Air Force Base Unit (MIA / KIA) Wildwood Villa, NJ
MIA February 1, 1945
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.
Afterwards, assigned to the Air Transport Command (ATC) and ferried back to the United States. Ferried overseas departing Palm Beach, Florida to South America and Africa including Maduguri, Nigeria before arriving in China. The ferry crew included: pilot 1st Lt. Roy E. Tooman, co-pilot 2nd Lt. Robert E. Hairston, navigator 2nd Lt. Marvin J. Silvershatz, bombardier 2nd Lt. James F. Nolan, assistant engineer Sgt Charles B. Hertzberg, gunner Cpl Deno Renieri, engineer SSgt James L. Whited, assistant radio operator Sgt George C. Little and radio operator SSgt Robert T. Tertell.
Assigned to the 1330th Air Force Base Unit (1330th AFBU) with no nickname or nose art and armament removed. When lost, engines R-1830-43 serial numbers CP 307261, 42-44556, CP 301085 and 41- 44887.
This bomber was on course "ABLE" last position report was being over Likiang China, the following bearings were shot from Kharagpurat 1938z, 232 deg. class 2 at 1946z, 234 deg. class 1 at 2013z, 235 deg, class 1 piaradoba on 183 at 2034z, 270 deg, class 2 aircraft didn't acknowledge these bearings. Airbase at likiang received distress call at 1930z last contact at 2034z somewhere southwest of Fort Hertz valley.
The B-24 was last contacted by Kharagpur air ground radio. Reportedly, this B-24 was low on fuel and might have force landed. When it failed to land, this bomber was reported as Missing In Action (MIA).
Henley has a memorial marker in Phoenix Rural Cemetery in Phoenix, NY.
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