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  B-24D-40-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-40250  
13th AF
5th BG
72nd BS

Pilot  1st Lt. Michael A. Lord, O-791466 (survived)
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt Radford F. Lowin, O-736263 (survived)
Navigator  2nd Lt. Louis C. Roark, O-667431 (survived)
Bombardier  2nd Lt. Robert S. Potter, O-732972 (KIA) IN
Engineer  T/Sgt Edward R. Semik, 160045215 (survived)
Asst Engineer  S/Sgt Kenneth N. Winham, 16133908 (KIA) LA
Radio  T/Sgt Robert Chapman, 14051363 (KIA) NC
Asst Radio  S/Sgt Howard L. Whetten, 38122372 (survived)
Gunner  S/Sgt Harold L. Ewng, 39178047 (survived)
Gunner  S/Sgt Claude J. Myers, 39178049 (KIA) OR

Ditched  June 16, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Constructors Number 1327. Engines P&W 1830-43 a) 42-43950 b) 42-37281 c) 42-36386 d) 42-43762.

Mission History
Departed Henderson Field at 23:20 local on a mission to ?. On the return flight, ditched due to fuel shortage at Lat 9 degrees long 159 degrees 30' (east of Russell Islands).

The following crew members are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery: Potter and Myers (both declared dead June 17, 1943), Winham (declared dead February 5, 1946), Chapman (declared dead May 5, 1944).

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


Tech Information

Lat 9 Long 159 30'

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