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|Pilot 1/Lt Robert F. Miller, O-431470 (MIA / KIA) MO
Co-Pilot 1/Lt Francis H. Frey, O-438572 (MIA / KIA) OH
Bombardier S/Sgt Harvel D. Brown, 6970977 (MIA / KIA) Sabine Parish, LA
Turret Gunner S/Sgt Robert Small, 11015334 (MIA / KIA) NH
Radio/Gunner S/Sgt Thomas D. Goodman, 6389947 (MIA / KIA) NC
Passenger S/Sgt. Oscar H. Biddle, Jr., 6991402 (MIA / KIA) OH
MIA October 30, 1942
This crash site was visited by teams from the U.S. Army on at least three occasions:
1) During 1961, while a U.S. Army team was involved in a major search effort in the area of C-47 "The Flying Dutchman" and B-17 on Mt. Obree. During their investigation, this crash site was visited and incorrectly identified as a "B-26 Marauder", despite the fact the wreckage included a three bladed propeller.
2) During March 1988, the crash site was visited by a team from US Army CILHI including Benny Woodard, Tommy Baughman. Sgt Bunch and PNG Museum modern history curator, Bruce Hoy. This site was designated as site #64. The team made a preliminary investigation of the crash site, and located a boot and inside it were the remains of a toe or foot bone. During this visit, the tail serial number digits "12" were found and a hand written #83 by Bruce Hoy.
3) During May 1991 another US Army CILHI team led by Captain Hudson, Sgt Adams, Sgt Torix and Charlie with PNG Museum modern history curator, Bruce Hoy. During this investigation, the impact crater was drained and a skirmish line search was conducted down the slope towards the nearby creek. Afterwards, the site was listed as "closed".
Since 1991, none of the remains recovered have been identified and this case remains open and unresolved.
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