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|Aircraft Commander Lt. Col Everett C. Plummer, O-300865 10th AF, HQ (MIA / KIA) NJ
Pilot 1st Lt. Granvill B. Stringfellow, O-725549 (MIA / KIA, BR) Des Moines, IA
Navigator 1st Lt. Hugh P. MacPherson, O-660875 (MIA / KIA, BR) Camaron, NC
Bombardier 1st Lt. Lancer W. Robertson, O-727076 (MIA / KIA, BR) Malta, MT
Engineer TSgt Charles C. Bowen, 1407020288 (MIA / KIA, BR) Osceola, AR
Radio SSgt Alfonse S. Cieslak, 36301984 (MIA / KIA, BR) Chicago, IL
Asst Engineer SSgt Henry W. Ley, 11045540 (MIA / KIA, BR) New Haven, CT
Gunner Cpl George W. Tidd, 14073599 (MIA / KIA, BR) Hendersonville, NC
Asst Radio SSgt Henry C. Vanis, 37190972 (MIA / KIA. BR) David City, NB
Gunner SSgt Bertram J. Archer, 12140538 (MIA / KIA. BR) Peekskill, NY
Observer Captain John W. Lasell, O-219261 (MIA / KIA, BR) Whitinsville, MA
Crashed December 1, 1943 at 12:30pm
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24J-15-CO Liberator serial number 42-73159. Ferried overseas to India.
Assigned to the 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Tough Baba" with large while "159" on the left side of the nose. When lost, engines R-1830-65 serial numbers 42-88468, 42-89208, 42-89198, 42-91856. Weapon serial numbers are noted in Missing Air Crew Report 1233 (MACR 1233).
Fates of the Crew
Recovery of Remains
The crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. After the recovery of remains, the crew was buried in a group burial at Jeffeson Barrack National Cemetery at section 79 site 449C-E.
MacPherson also has a memorial marker at Cameron Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Cameron, NC.
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