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  B-29-30-BW "Deacon's Disciples" Serial Number 42-24492  
20th AF
40th BG
25th BS

Pilot  1st Lt William P. Donelan, O-737552 (MIA / KIA) MI
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt. Dale E. Ellis, O-776257 (survived)

MIA  May 14, 1945
MACR  14412

Aircraft History
Nicknamed "Deacon's Disciples". When lost engines R-3350-23A, serial numbers unknown.

Mission History
Mission 174. Took off from Tinian one of 472 B-29s bombing the urban area north of Nagoya. Failed to return and believed to have crashed into the sea.

The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl).

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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