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|Pilot 2nd Lt Thomas O. Thompson. Jr., O-352317 (POW, executed April 12, 1944, MIA) TX
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Carl C. Clemons, O-742137 (POW, executed April 12, 1944, MIA) WA
Bombardier / Navigator 2nd Lt John C. Henderson, O-673075 (MIA / KIA) MA
Engineer / Gunner S/Sgt Allen E. Cooperider, 35112902 (MIA / KIA) IN
Radio SSgt William K. Baer, 31140766 (MIA / KIA) MA
Gunner SSgt Ralph J Kirsch, 16046533 (MIA / KIA) WI
Crashed January 12, 1944
On July 10, 1943 this B-25 took off from Nadi Airfield piloted by Captain H. G. Miller took off to attack a Japanese submarine that had been reported off Fiji. At 10:30am, they spotted the submarine 18 miles off Round Island, flying over at 100' bombardier J. P. Ellis dropped their single 325 lbs depth charge on the crash diving submarine. After turning around the B-25 observed a 100' greenish oil slick was observed and dropped its two smoke bombs dropped to mark the target. Next, two B-26 Marauders from the 70th Bombardment Squadron patrolled the area.
When lost, engines: R-2600-13 serial numbers: left 43-24284 and right 43-22830. This B-25 had 12 x 50 caliber machine guns installed, plus 2 x 30 caliber machine guns, serial numbers not noted in Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 1800.
Fates of the Crew
Jose Holguin papers mentions:
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