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”Men Still Missing in Action”

Name Rank Sqdn Date Missing Aircraft S/N MACR No. Comments
Martin Stern 2LT 735 1/16/1944 n/a No MACR Lost enroute to England; Request IDPF
Michael A. Boehm 2LT 733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Thomas F. Crumpler SSGT 733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Raymond J. Diederich SSGT 733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
James Golbski SSGT 733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Richard M. Ingram 2LT 733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Donald C. Lawry 2LT 733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
McCalvin J. Robinson SSGT 733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Charles F. Ross SSGT 733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Arthur E. White 2LT  733 2/22/1944 41-28615 - Ginnie 2895 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
William J. Gricas SSGT 735 3/6/1944 42-52191 - Lillie Bell 2969 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Thomas H. Keathley  TSGT 735 3/6/1944 42-52191 - Lillie Bell 2969 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Martin L. Kiner TSGT 735 3/6/1944 42-52191 - Lillie Bell 2969 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
William A. Koch SSGT 735 3/6/1944 42-52191 - Lillie Bell 2969 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Frank W. LeFever SSGT 735 3/6/1944 42-52191 - Lillie Bell 2969 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Donald E. Wright SSGT 735 3/6/1944 42-52191 - Lillie Bell 2969 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Floyd R. Rogers SSGT 733 3/6/1944 42-64457 2971 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Godfrey B. Suter  SSGT 733 3/6/1944 42-64457 2971 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
David D. Wallace 2LT 733 3/6/1944 42-64457 2971 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Robert B. Williams TSGT 733 3/6/1944 42-64457 2971 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Peter M. Cunniff  TSGT 733 3/6/1944 42-64460 2972 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
Ray Gilbreath 2LT 733 3/6/1944 42-64460 2972 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
James J. Meyers SSGT 733 3/6/1944 42-64460 2972 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
David H. Miller 2LT 733 3/6/1944 42-64460 2972 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
Peter Santora SSGT 733 3/6/1944 42-64460 2972 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
Patrick D. Tobin, Jr.  1LT 733 3/6/1944 42-64460 2972 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
Samuel D. Borenstein 1LT 733 3/27/1944 42-64478 - Cabin in the Sky 3554 No further pursuit - Lost at sea; Obtain MACR from NARA
Melbourne F. Bey TSGT 735 3/27/1944 42-64478 - Cabin in the Sky 3554 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Clinton W. J. Caldwell SSGT 735 3/27/1944 42-64478 - Cabin in the Sky 3554 No further pursuit - Buried at sea by Germans
Arthur F. Lamy 1LT 735 3/27/1944 42-64478 - Cabin in the Sky 3554 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Jack T. Myers SSGT 735 3/27/1944 42-64478 - Cabin in the Sky 3554 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Salvatore E. Cozza SSGT 735 4/8/1944 42-64453 3922 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
Frederick K. Sanford 2LT 735 4/8/1944 42-64453 3922 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
Henry H. Allen Jr. SGT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
Francis E. Callahan 2LT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; burial is Bernberg, Germany?
Joe A. DeJarnette 1LT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
John H. Harris  2LT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
Sidney A. Johnson SSGT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
Robert D. McKee 2LT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
Ralph L. Mourer SSGT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
Sanford G. Roy TSGT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
Frank J. Vincze SGT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
Hubert Yeary SSGT 732 4/8/1944 42-52185 - Little Joe 3926 A/C never found; last seen over Salzwedel, Germany; request IDPF
James K. Bingaman 1LT 732 4/8/1944 41-28650 - Rooster 3929 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for all crew KIA
Grover G. Conway TSGT 735 4/22/1944 42-64490 - Cee Gee II 4781 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Harold G. Oakes SSGT 732 4/29/1944 42-52301 4940 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Manuel C. DeLeon SGT 734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
Fred Gordon 2LT 734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
Kenyon G. Hills SSGT 734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
Willard R. Larson 2LT  734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
Harold A. Leighton, Jr. SGT 734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
Frank J. Litton SGT 734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
Mauriece P. Mackey SSGT 734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
John W. Skidgell 1LT  734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
Francis R. Tye 1LT 734 4/29/1944 42-50322 4493  Request Thomas Nolan IDPF to see where A/C went down- Recoverable
Melvin Amtzis SGT 735 5/8/1944 42-50327 4592 Recoverable; Request IDPFs for both crew KIAs
Willard P. Jones SSGT 732 7/11/1944 42-52201 - Battle Package 8715 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Kenneth J. Blackwell SSGT 734 8/11/1944 42-110089  16006 No further pursuit - Lost at sea; Obtain MACR from NARA
Paul R. Byers SGT 734 8/11/1944 42-110089  16006 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
James L. Labin Jr. SGT 734 8/11/1944 42-110089  16006 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Edward L. Reintgen SGT 734 8/11/1944 42-110089  16006 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Robert W. Holden TSGT 733 9/8/1944 42-110085 - Flak Hack 15217 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Allison L. Hooper SSGT 733 9/8/1944 42-110085 - Flak Hack 15217 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
John E. Hovenesian  SSGT 733 9/8/1944 42-110085 - Flak Hack 15217 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Charles M. Hurley SSGT 733 9/8/1944 42-110085 - Flak Hack 15217 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Kenneth K. Kasitz SSGT 733 9/8/1944 42-110085 - Flak Hack 15217 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Charles D. Todd 2LT 732 12/27/1944 42-50898  No MACR KIA during take off at "Old Buc"; Request IDPF for all crew KIA
Elmo V. Barnhill SGT 732 2/9/1945 42-95102  - SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME ??? No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Raymond M. Nurczyk 2LT 732 2/9/1945 42-95102  - SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME ??? No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Harold H. Warnke 2LT 732 2/9/1945 42-95102  - SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME ??? No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Robert A. Beltz TSGT 733 2/17/1945 42-51149 - Blood and Guts 16087 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Lawrence M. Duncan 1LT 733 2/17/1945 42-51149 - Blood and Guts 16087 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Edward J. Hensley SSGT 733 2/17/1945 42-51149 - Blood and Guts 16087 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Edwin J. Hensley SSGT 733 2/17/1945 42-51149 - Blood and Guts 16087 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
Thomas L. Patsey SSGT 733 2/17/1945 42-51149 - Blood and Guts 16087 No further pursuit - Lost at sea
James N. Redman  SSGT 733 2/17/1945 42-51149 - Blood and Guts 16087 No further pursuit - Lost at sea

In Honor of:
Engineer T/Sgt. Wallace Edward Habenicht and Bombardier Lt. Leo W. Ryan
453rd BG Memorial Association
732nd BS / 733rd BS / 734th BS / 735th BS
Copyright @ 05/02/2014
(updated 06/08/14)