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345th BG Oct 1943
|Pilot Captain Lyle E. Anacker, O-662853 (MIA / KIA) WI
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. David E. Koenig, O-668012 (MIA / KIA) OH
Bombardier/Navigator 2nd Lt. Jerome A. Migliacci, O-797043 (survived) Trenton, NJ
Engineer S/Sgt George M. Hardy, Jr., 20221040 (WIA, KIA / MIA) NJ
Radio S/Sgt Millard Svec, 36602086 (MIA / KIA) IL
Tail Gunner Sgt Robert T. Henderson, 13022773 (survived) Edri, PA
Ditched October 18, 1943
Built by North American. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-25D-5 Mitchell serial number 41-30054. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.
Assigned to the 345th Bombardment Group, 500th Bombardment Squadron during March 1943. Converted to a strafer variant (B-25D-1) at the 4th Air Depot at Garbutt Field near Townsville. Assigned to pilot Naigle with crew chief Cheney. Nicknamed "SNAFU / MFUTU" with the nose art of a middle finger and a Japanese caricature above the middle finger. When lost, engines R-2600-13 serial numbers 41-28603 and 41-28564.
Fates of the Crew
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