Pilot Lt. Gilbert E. Miller, O-130161 USNR (MIA / KIA) CA
Crew AR1c Albert A. Comminiello, 6184315 USNR (MIA / KIA) CO
Crew AOM3c Raymond E. Davis, 7026117USNR (MIA / KIA) IA
Crew Ensign Robert A. Littmann, Jr., O-395607 (MIA / KIA) CA
Crew Lt(jg) Ralph H. Hepworth, O-278412 (MIA / KIA) IA
Crew S1c James E. Ivie, 5746272 (MIA / KIA) TX
Crew AMM3c John M Gay, 8380391 (MIA / KIA) AL
Crew AMM2c Francis A. Spencer, Jr., 8572453 USNR (MIA / KIA) OH
Crew AMM1c Orvill M. Osborn, 6165291 (MIA / KIA) TX
Crew AMM3c Joseph F. Cholasta, 7091928 USNR (MIA / KIA) NJ
Crew AMM3c Madison R. Stacy, 8412864 USNR (MIA / KIA) TX
MIA July 24, 1945
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) to squadron VP-13. No known nickname or nose art.
One of two PB4Y-2 Privateers that took off from Yontan Airfield on Okinawa an anti-shipping sweep
along the west coast of Korea. At 9:20am a they radioed they were under Japanese attack. At 11:00am, they radioed that they had bombed a Japanese ship. Both bombers failed to return from the mission and were presumed to be lost along the 40th Parallel. The entire crew was declared Missing In Action (MIA).
On July 25, 1945 a search mission was conducted for the two missing bombers without result.
The entire crew was officially declared dead on July 25, 1946 All are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Trudy Jones (daughter of Hugh Crae Wilson)
"I am Trudy Wilson-Jones, my father was flying with Lt. Ramsey. I have wondered many times over the years
the fate of my father and the other men. My mother never remarried and
held on to hope for many years that someday my dad would return. I was
2 weeks old when my dad's plane disappeared. Now I would like to get
in contact with those folks who were close to the situation and learn
more about the incident. I do have the letters of notification from the Navy about my father's
last flight. Any information you could pass on to me would be of great worth
to me. It is very similar to what was presented on the web site. Thank
you for your help."
FindAGrave - AOM3 Hoyt Hurst Hamlett (tablets of the missing photo)
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
January 5, 2018