|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
Built by North American as a model G-5. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the Pacific.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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February 4, 2018