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Missing 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-07-04:

Dates may be UK-style: dd/mm/yy

#42-29641 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG422BS
NameBLACK SWAN
MIA1943-07-04 - MACR #: 4483
Notes42-29641 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned: 422BS/305BG [JJ-V] Chelveston 21/3/43; MIA Nantes 4/7/43 Pilot: Frank Scott, Co-Pilot: Bob Brazeal, Navigator: Bill Bailey, Bombardier: Leslie Stone, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Marvin Williams, Radio Operator: Ray Malaby, Ball Turret Gunner: John Kowalski, Waist Gunner: Frank Hatzke, Waist Gunner: Aubrey King, Tail Gunner: Albert King (10KIA); flak set radio room on fire SE of Belgium. e Isle, W of St Nazaire, crashed Bay of Biscay. MACR 4483. BLACK SWAN.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-5053 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 305BG366BS
NameBLOODY TANGIER SHOW
MIA1943-07-04 - MACR #: 14439
Notes42-5053 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/9/42; Presque Is 28/10/42; Assigned: 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 14/11/42; MIA 4/7/43 Pilot: Bill Wetzel, Navigator: Ralph McKee (2EVD); Radio Operator: Earl Sell, Waist Gunner: Bernie McNight (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Chas Cockrell, Bombardier: Chas Allen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Doya Garrett, Ball Turret Gunner: Pete Hnatuick, wgh-Bill Hulett, Tail Gunner: Bill Mooney (6POW); flak, crashed St Colunbin, 16 miles S of Nantes, Fr. MACR 14439. (Used in film '1000 Plane Raid.') BLOODY TANGIER SHOW.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne