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  B-24D-105-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-40856  
13th AF
307th BG
424th BS

Pilot  1st Lt. Orlin F. Wyse, O-662017 (MIA / KIA) IA
Co-Pilot  1st Lt. Quentine L. Wagner, O-724659 (MIA / KIA) IA
Navigator  2nd Lt. Howard W. Dugan, O-662030 (MIA / KIA) PA
Bombardier  1st Lt. Harold R. Cunningham, O-661593 (MIA / KIA) MS
Engineer  TSgt Joe G. Herzog, 18015749 (MIA / KIA) TX
Assistant Engineer  SSgt Royce W. Colclasure, 18085297 (MIA / KIA) OK
Radio  SSgt James A. Mickler, 14064698 (MIA / KIA) FL
Assistant Radio  SSgt Dexter J. Reddick, 39683010 (MIA / KIA) ID
Gunner  SSgt Julio L. Caparrella, 37329643 (MIA / KIA) CO
Gunner  SSgt Joseph L. Duke, Jr., 14046288 (MIA / KIA) MS

MIA  July 25, 1943
MACR  221

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Constructors Number 1944. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Assinged to the 13th Air Force, 307th Bombardment Group, 424th Bombardment Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. When lost, engines R-1830-43 serial numbers 42-???86, 42-61606, 42-61649, 42-61631. Weapon serial numbers not noted in MACR.

Mission History
On July 25, 1943 took off from Carney Field on Guadalcanal at 4:19am on a mission to New Georgia. Weather was thin cumulus cloud at 3,000' and 7/10 cumulus at 6,000'. Believed to be lost shortly after take off.

The entire crew was officially declared dead on January 3, 1946. All are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Missing Air Crew Report 221 (MACR 221)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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