Delivered Dallas 21/9/43; Scott 3/10/43; Wilmington 7/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Snetterton 15/10/43; on familiarization flight 22/10/43 with Bruce O’Dell, Co-pilot: Chas May, Navigator: Chas Setilmeyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Louis Shaney, Radio Operator: Marion King (5 Returned to Duty); pilot forgot to lower u/c and crash landed base; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Harry Mott, Co-pilot: Harry Greutzmann, Navigator: Tom Blackwell, Bombardier: Angus Stewart, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Floyd Gaudd, Radio Operator: John Macina, Ball turret gunner: Paul Santillian, Waist gunner: Leon Brabnum, Waist gunner: Andy Nichols,Tail gunner: Warren Sturdevent (10 Killed in Action); engine shot off anf hit aircraft below then mid air coll with 42-30872 (96BG), crashed North Sea, W of Terschelling Is. Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1564. ZILCH.

Details 42-31113 / Zilch

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-30872 Blonde Bomber on 26 September 1943.

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