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  B-24D-40-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-40254  
USAAF
13th AF
307th BG
370th BS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Nathaniel B. Guiberson, Jr., O-661828 (MIA / KIA) TX
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt Richard M. Foss, O-678221 (MIA / KIA) IL
Navigator  2nd Lt George E. Scamman, O-0797407 (MIA / KIA) ME
Bombardier  2nd Lt Leonard R. Graff, 0-727633 (MIA / KIA) NY
Engineer  SSgt Seymour L. Adelman, 12010960 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Asst Engineer  SSgt Robert N. Furtwangler, 36160718 (MIA / KIA) MI
Radio  SSgt John E. Fanning, 13047851 (MIA / KIA) PA
Asst Radio  Sgt James O. Avery, 7008922 (MIA / KIA) LA
Tail Gunner  SSgt Robert J. Ventura, 18125902 (MIA / KIA) TX
Armourer-Gunner  Pvt Gordon P. Bullock, 20914045 (MIA / KIA) CA

MIA  June 30, 1943
MACR  30

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the South Pacific.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 307th Bombardment Group, 370th Bombardment Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. When lost, engines R-1830-43 serail numbers 41-14753, 42-44079, 42-44119, 42-44031. Weapon serial numbers not noted in MACR 30.

Mission History
On June 30, 1943 took off from Carney Field on Guadlcanal at 7:05am on a search mission "X-Ray" shipping search to the north-west, then return to the same airfield, with good weather. This bomber failed to return and the crew was declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Possibly, this B-24 was shot down by 251st Kōkūtai J1N1 Irving piloted by Satoru Ono with observer Okado, which claimed a B-24 shot down.

Memorials
The crew was officially declared dead on January 21, 1946. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Missing Air Crew Report 30 (MACR 30) incorrectly lists Scamman as "Scammon"

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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