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|Pilot Robert R Hotz, O-668334 (MIA / KIA) NY
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. John C. Grice, O-713411 (MIA / KIA) IN
Bombardier 2nd Lt. Joseph Ciaramella, O-682069 (MIA / KIA) PA
Engineer-Gunner SSgt Victor J. Goebel, 18184126 (MIA / KIA) TX
Radio-Gunner SSgt Russel E. Anuta, 39128338 (MIA / KIA) CA
Gunner SSgt Frederick E. Bennett, Jr., 13068361 (MIA / KIA) NY
MIA July 30, 1944
Ferried overseas by . Baird arriving at Port Moresby in mid June 1943, but was often flown by 1st Lt Philip Gath and assigned to crew chief TSgt Conrad A. Rose
Converted to D-1 strafer by the 4th Air Depot at Garbutt Field near Townsville during August 1943. During September or early October, repainted with the "Bat Outta Hell" nose art and white tail markings.
This B-25 flew at least 66 combat missions including September 27 Wewak piloted by Banz, October 12 Rabaul, October 16 Wewak piloted by Gath, who claimed a "Oscar" shot down with the nose guns. November 27 against Boram Airfield piloted by Gath.
On January 25, 1944 on a mission against the Admiralties piloted by Lt. Baker, tail gunner Sgt Otto L. Bowker was wounded and raced to land at Finschafen, but Baker died an hour later in the hospital, afterwards the B-25 returned to Dobodura.
On February 3, 1944 flew on the mission against Dagua Airfield. On February 16 against Kavieng piloted by Cesna and attacked Subchaser #39, hit by debris from the explosion that caused ammunition to catch fire and holes in the rear fuselage.
On April 3, 1944 flew on the mission against Hollandia piloted by Graham, strafing a Ki-48 Lily until it burst into flames and machine gun positions.
On July 27, 1944 flew on the mission against Galela piloted by Hotz.
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