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|Pilot 1st Lt. Walter A. Scalese, O-697377 (MIA / KIA / BR) Windber, PA
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Stephen Fuda, O-764278 (MIA / KIA / BR) Stamford, CT
Navigator F/O Joseph E. Novakovits, T-124379 (MIA / KIA) Bethlehem, PA
Bombardier 2nd Lt. Paul H. Phillips, O-703067 (MIA / KIA) Logan, WV
Engineer TSgt Charles H. Neville, 15020222 (MIA / KIA / BR) Evansville, IN
Asst Engineer SSgt George J. Kacoyannakis, 12025464 (MIA / KIA / BR) Tyrone, NY
Radio TSgt Chester E. Matz, 13081336 (MIA / KIA / BR) Wilkes Barre, PA
Asst Radio SSgt John T. Stough, 33669803 (MIA / KIA / BR) Jeanette, PA
Gunner SSgt Robert L. Dyson, 15171268 (MIA / KIA / BR) Dennison, OH
Gunner SSgt Michael P. Falcone, 33829746 (MIA / KIA / BR) Bangor, PA
Crashed November 8, 1944 at 10:10am
When lost, engines R-1830-65A serial numbers BP-444463, BP-444523, BP-444142 and BP-444109. Weapon serial numbers not noted in Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 10456.
The photograph of the damaged bomber was released by the Associated Press (AP) on December 11, 1944 with the caption: "OVER THE PHILIPPINES - This picture was made at the moment of impact when a Japanese Zero crashed into a Liberator Bomber of the 13th AF over the Philippines. The bombers were intercepted by enemy planes en route to a Negros Island airstrip. Both planes exploded and fell to the ground. Note wing broken off and tilting upward revealing US star insignia. (AP Wire photo from USAAF)"
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