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  B-25H-1 Mitchell Serial Number 43-4360  
14th AF
341st BG
491st BS

Pilot  1st Lt. Vernon R. Gauvain, O-677708 (MIA / KIA) St. Louis, MS
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. George "Bill" W. Roe, O-752447 (MIA / KIA) WY
Bombardier  Morris L. Eldridge, O-744263 (MIA / KIA) WA
Engineer  Sgt William W. Priest, 32483398 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Radio  SSgt Robert B. Flansburg, 36566664 (MIA / KIA) MI
Gunner  Sgt Floyd "Johnny" H. Johnson (MIA / KIA) SC

MIA  May 13, 1944 at 12:46

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas to China.

Wartime History
Assigned to 10th Air Force, 341st Bombardment Group, 491st Bombardment Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. When lost, engines R-2600-1 serial numbers 43-21465 and 43-2146. Weapon serial numbers noted on MACR.

Mission History
On May 13, 1944 took off from Yangkai Airfield in China on a mission over Lungling. After leaving the target, weather was overcast and this B-25 was last seen entering overcast at 24' 43" N 100' 27" E.

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.

Thanks to Dave Paulley for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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