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|Pilot 2nd Lt. Raymond B. Lewis, O-778190 (MIA / KIA) NY
Co-Pilot F/O Edward N. F. Burrows, T-006374 (MIA / KIA) Washington, VT
Navigator / Bombardier 2nd Lt. Milton E. Zack, O-707368 (POW, survived) MA
Crew Robert D. Trant, 38459245 (POW, survived)
Crew Walter Bailey, 14133548 (POW, survived) NC
Crew Cpl William E. Bradley, 35870807 (MIA / KIA) WV
Crashed May 19, 1945
This B-25 was experiencing problems with its right engine, and also had a wing external fuel tank that would not release. As it approached the coastline of Shimushu, there was a loud noise and the starboard propeller broke off. Immediately, they salvoed all their bombs, and hoped to make it to Russia. Unable to climb, the B-25 force landed on the snow covered beach and skidded to a stop, and the crew escaped without wounds.
Fate of the Crew
Zack was flown to Hokkaido and interred in a POW Camp. Bailey and Trant were transported by ship to Hokkaido and were later interred with Zack in the POW camp. These three survived the war as prisoners. At the end of the war, all three were liberated from Hakodate POW Camp-Babai - Machi Hokkaido Island 41-140.
The other three crew members were transported on the Tenryo Maru, that was torpedoed and sank, and all were lost. Their date of death is recorded as May 29, 1945.
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