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  B-24J-15-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-73119  
USAAF
13th AF
307th BG
370nd BS

Pilot  2nd Lt Anthony Diederich, O-697342 (MIA / KIA) NB
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. Robert W. Pomeroy, O-768215 (MIA / KIA) IL
Navigator  2nd Lt Eugene W. Garrett, O-708251 (MIA / KIA) CA
Bombardier  2nd Lt Andrew Sekanics, O-703402 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Engineer  
S/Sgt Kenneth W. Seiler, 32762907 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Asst. Engineer  Cpl. Clint D. Hundley, 38135303 (MIA / KIA) TX
Radio  S/Sgt Robert F. Jacobs, 33738013 (MIA / KIA) DC
Asst. Radio  Cpl Charles F. Reynolds, 37676896 (MIA / KIA) IA
Gunner  Cpl. John O. Dunbar, Jr., 37540207 (MIA / KIA) KS
Armorer-Gunner  Sgt. William E. Crowley, 16004052 (MIA / KIA) IL
Camera-Gunner  Sgt. William E. Moores, 36647606 (MIA / KIA) IL

Crashed  July 15, 1944
MACR  6924

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. This bomber had a natural aluminum finish. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 307th Bombardment Group, 372nd Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On July 15, 1944 took off from Mokerang Airfield on Los Negros Island on a bombing mission against Yap. Flying in formation over the target, this bomber suffered a mid-air collision with B-24J 44-40555 causing both to crash.

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Relatives
Sharon Edwards (daughter of Sgt. William Edward Crowley)

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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