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  B-24D-95-CO "Fuzzy Wuzzy" Serial Number 42-40752  
13th AF
5th BG
72nd BS

Pilot  F/O LaVerne V. David, 0-547411 (MIA / KIA) WI
Co-Pilot  F/O Joseph L. Thomas, T-61415 (MIA / KIA) OH
Navigator  2nd Lt. George F. Maier, O-692043 (MIA / KIA) PA
Bombardier  2nd Lt. William J. Rodgers, O-754772 (MIA / KIA) IL
Engineer  Sgt Oscar R. Tiffin, 34394250 (MIA / KIA) AL
Asst Engineer  Sgt Charles L. Sweet, Jr., 13118080 (MIA / KIA) VA
Radio  Sgt Thomas F. Lane, 11117249 (MIA / KIA) MA
Asst Radio  Sgt Kenneth C. Gove, 11057275 (MIA / KIA) MA
Gunner  Sgt Ernest J. Sheen, 19171370 (MIA / KIA) UT
Gunner  Sgt Joshua B. Walton, 33344487 (MIA / KIA) PA

MIA  March 30, 1944 at 12:47
MACR  9146

Mission History
Took off from Torokina Airfield to staged from Green Island Airfield (Nissian), on a long range against Moen Island at Truk. Lost somewhere between Torkonia and Green Island during severe weather. Lost at approximately 7 degrees 10' N and 152 degrees east.

The crew was declared dead on January 27, 1946. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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10 Missing

Lat 7 10'
Long 152

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