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|Pilot 2nd Lt Howard F. Rhode, O-804401 (KIA, BR) NJ
Co-Pilot 2/Lt James G. Awenius, O-691078 (KIA, BR) CO
Engineer S/Sgt Jack A. Kleeb, 35680223 (KIA, BR) Newport, KY
Radio S/Sgt Harold L. Nelson, 36730178 (KIA, BR)
Passenger 1st Lt. Jack Hoopes, O-561301 (KIA, BR) Marysville, OH
Passenger Sgt Raymond V. Farmer, 15043664 (KIA, BR) IN
Crashed May 9, 1944
Built by North American. Constructors Number 87-8330. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-25D-5 Mitchell serial number 41-30165. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 22nd Bombardment Group, 33rd Bombardment Squadron. Later, assigned the 2nd Bombardment Squadron. Afterwards, transferred to 345th Bombardment Group, 499th Bombardment Squadron on January 31, 1944. Nicknamed "Slapsy" with crew chief Sing.
Postwar, two of the crew were buried at Manila American Cemetery Rhode at plot L, row 13, grave 32. Farmer at plot C row 14 grave 44. Awenius was buried at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) grave details unknown.
Kleeb was buried in Saint Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas, Kentucky on June 22, 1948.
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