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  B-25G-5 Mitchell Serial Number 42-64856  
USAAF
5th AF
345th BG
498th BS

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USAAF c1943-1944

Pilot  2nd Lt. Walter B. Garrison, Jr., O-750569 (MIA / KIA) GA
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. Donald O. Friese, O--782515 (MIA / KIA) IL
Bombardier-Navigator  2nd Lt. Milton N. Green, O--747006 (MIA / KIA) MA
Engineer-Gunner  Sgt Harry E. Shubley, Jr., 20117668 (MIA / KIA) MA
Radio-Gunner  SSgt Paul Sawyer, 11046563 (MIA / KIA) MA
Gunner  Sgt John J. Healey , 11054476 (MIA / KIA) MA

MIA  September 10, 1944
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by North American as a model G-5. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the Pacific.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 38th Bombardment Group. On August 26, 1944 assigned to the 345th Bombardment Group, 498th Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. Crew chief Russell. Converted to a model G-1 strafer by the 4th Air Depot at Garbutt Field near Townsville.

Wartime History
This B-25 suffered a take off accident at Charters Towers Airfield, causing the plane to land with the nose wheel landing gear collapsed. Afterwards, repaired and returned to service.

Mission History
On September 10, 1944 took off on a low level strike against Namlea (Town) on Boeroe Island. Over the target, hit by anti-aircraft fire in the left engine and crashed into a nearby ridge killing everyone aboard.

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Green is buried at plot L row 11 grave 99.

References
Warpath Across The Pacific page 185-186, 371, 384
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Walter B. Garrison, Jr
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Donald O. Friese
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Milton Green
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Harry E. Shubley, Jr.
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Paul Sawyer
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - John J. Healey

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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