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B-17 #41-2650

Delivered Minneapolis 7/3/42; Assigned 93BS/19BG Hawaii 5/5/42; then Townsville, Aus.; Missing in Action Rabual 17/9/42 with Claude Burcky, Co-pilot: Gus Rapisardi, Bombardier: Don Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd Chamberlain, Radio Operator: John Naglich, Waist gunner: Norris Reyolds, Waist gunner: Larry Johnson,Tail gunner: George Schmid (8RTD, four picked up by RAAF Catalina); Navigator: Bill Meenagh (KIA body never found); crew bailed out near Weiper, Cape York, Qld, Aus; aircraft found on Coen River on Gulf of Carpentaria. Salvaged. Missing Air Crew Report 16432.

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  1. von Bob Harris am 17. März 2018 6:54 Uhr

    I visited the site of the crash in September 2009. The debris field is scattered over a wide area in a remote part of Cape York Australia and can only be accessed in the dry season and by gps marking. I was fortunate to visit after a fire had cleared the area of grass and scrub making it easy to see small pieces of aircraft on the ground. It would be nice to see a memorial to Bill Meenagh near the site even though he was not killed in the crash.


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