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|Pilot 1st Lt Edwin E. Brashear, O-758298 (MIA / KIA) Brownwood, TX
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Theodore Robinson, O-765320 (MIA / KIA) Dallas, TX
Bombardier 2nd Lt Albert C. Reynolds, O-762869 (MIA / KIA) Danville, IL
Navigator 1st Lt Frank J. Curley, O-707235 (MIA / KIA) Philadelphia, PA
Engineer TSgt William F. Caldwell, 11094945 (MIA / KIA) Tolland, CT
Asst Engineer SSgt James T. McGee, 37505526 (MIA / KIA) Paris, MO
Radio TSgt Vincent Foti, 12134909 (MIA / KIA) Elizabeth NJ
Radar SSgt Cecil K. Decker, 37703468 (MIA / KIA) Monte Vista, CO
Armor Gunner SSgt John J. Kerezsi, 6996217 (MIA / KIA) Nanty Glo, PA
Armor Gunner SSgt Richard E. Chandler, 37562389 (rescued) Bemidji, MN
Passenger Major Robert W. Holland, O-350194 (MIA / KIA) NM
MIA February 10, 1945
Two crew member were observed to have bail out, but only one parachute opened. Another three bailed out and two or three additional parachutes opened. The B-24 completely collapsed with the left wing breaking off and disintegrating into pieces before crashing into the sea roughly one mile east of the center of Haha Jima (other sources list the location as three miles off the southeastern tip of Haha Jima).
SSgt Chandler was one of the crew member who was able to bail out and landed in the sea. The fates or identity of the four crew members that bailed out are unknown. The rest of the crew is presumed to have went down with the bomber.
Caldwell is memorialized at Grove Hill Cemetery in Rockville, CT also on the The National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument and Park in Newington, CT.
Feb 10, 1945
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