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|Pilot 1st Lt John B. Donovan, O-662547 (MIA / KIA) Los Angeles, CA
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Leo W. Zimmerman, O-753267 (MIA / KIA) Mapleton, KS
Engineer T/Sgt Harry T. Moseley, 13030508 (MIA / KIA) Brockway, PA
Radio Sgt Cleveland Polson, Jr., 14062047 (MIA / KIA) Greer, SC
Passenger Major Charles J. Fay, O-334131 HQ, US Army Service of Supply (MIA / KIA) Westmont, NJ
Passenger Major Angus D. Teskey, O-350225 HQ Sixth AAA Group (MIA / KIA) San Rafael, CA
Passenger Capt Alfred W. Frankenfield, O-317318 HQ, US Army Service of Supply (MIA / KIA) Clover, SC
Passenger Capt William S. Imorde, O-386216 HQ, US Army Service of Supply (MIA / KIA) Louisville, KY
Passenger Capt Albert P. Nicol, O-366218 US Army Ordnance Department (MIA / KIA) Corvallis, OR
Passenger Capt Oliver J. Noriby, O-441283 (MIA / KIA) Grenora, ND
Passenger Capt Ralph H. Turner, O-352890 (MIA / KIA) Kansas City, MO
Passenger 1st Lt. Robert N. Simon, O-923983 HQ, Sixth Army (MIA / KIA) Wilmington, NC
Passenger 2nd Lt. Neil D. Quast, 1945251 HQ, US Army Service of Supply (MIA / KIA) Bismarck, ND
Passenger WO(jg) Walter A. Kendzor, W2127569 (MIA / KIA) Alpine, TX
Passenger T/3 Sidney W. Hubbell, Jr., 38074340 HQ Company, Sixth Army (MIA / KIA) Galveston, TX
Passenger Pvt Harold A. King, 33286856 Sixth AAA Gp (MIA / KIA) North Braddock, PA
Passenger T/4 Leland F. Abrigg, 15077461 HQ, Special Troops, Sixth Army (MIA / KIA) Youngstown, OH
Passenger Cpl Robert J. Appel, 36192730 HQ Battery, 6th AAA Group (MIA / KIA) Muskegon, MI
Passenger T/5 Ole C. Lund, 33475690 HQ Company, Sixth Army (MIA / KIA) Philadelphia, PA
Passenger Norreys H. McKay, American Red Cross (MIA / KIA)
Passenger Steward Robert L. Pinkham, City of Houston (MIA / KIA)
Passenger Major Eric Maxwell Catherwood, QX35565, H.Q. Milne Bay Base Sub Area (MIA / KIA) Brisbane, QLD
MIA February 2, 1944
Built by Douglas. Constructors Number 9349. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as C-47A-20-DL Dakota serial number 42-23487. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 374th Troop Carrier Group, 33rd Troop Carrier Squadron. Australian Call Sign VH-CJM. Nicknamed "The Shack Trooper" or "Shack Trooper". When lost, engines R-1830-92 serial numbers 41-75380 and 41-15826.
On February 2, 1944 took off from Garbutt Airfield at Townsville piloted by 1st Lt John B. Donovan on a flight bound for Gurney Airfield (No. 1 Strip, Fall River) at Milne Bay. Aboard were four crew and nineteen passengers. After take off, no radio contact was made. The radio station at Horn Island intercepted a radio message from this C-47 attempting to contact Milne Bay. When this C-47 failed to arrive it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).
Afterward, search aircraft failed to find any trace of this C-47. One Air-Sea Rescue Dornier flying boat based at Goodenough searched Goodenough, Woodlark and Milne Bay. One Air-Sea Rescue Dornier flying boat based at Townsville searched to Milne Bay. All aircraft flying in the vicinity were advised to look for this missing C-47.
Quast has a memorial marker at Temvik Cemetery in Temvik, ND.
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