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Missing 452nd Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-04-09:

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

#42-31352 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 452BG728BS
NameIRON BIRD
MIA1944-04-09 - MACR #: 3661
Notes42-31352 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44 LEADING LADY; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: John Mayek, Co-Pilot: Maj George Oxrider, Navigator: Howard Mattingley, Bombardier: Ed Leslie, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wymond Ridge, Radio Operator: Ed Krementz, Ball Turret Gunner: Norman Burton, Waist Gunner: Marshall Phillips, Waist Gunner: Jack Browne, Tail Gunner: Lt Jim Hudson (10KIA); Enemy aircraft KOd #2 & 3, crashed Baltic Sea off Laaland, Den; MACR 3661. IRON BIRD.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-32070 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 452BG729BS
MIA1944-04-09 - MACR #: 4363
Notes42-32070 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 14/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 13/3/44; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Joe Patterson, Bombardier: Doug Galloway, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Nielan Smith, Radio Operator: Earl Green{broke leg during attack}, Waist Gunner: Alf Dickmann, Tail Gunner: Tony LaRusso (6POW); Co-Pilot: Tony Gill, Navigator: Chas Markowitz, Ball Turret Gunner: Mansfield Hooper, Waist Gunner: Jim Valley (4EVD); flak KOd #2 and other damage, crash-landed near school on Laaland, six miles SE of Nakskov, Den. MACR 4363.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-37941 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 452BG
NameLUCKY LADY
MIA1944-04-09 - MACR #: 3784
Notes42-37941 Delivered: Denver 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 16/11/43; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Norman Bodet, Co-Pilot: Gordon Anderson, Bombardier: Bob Boerner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sebe Taylor, Radio Operator: Bill Pavillard, Waist Gunner: Frank Forcella, Tail Gunner: John Keisser (7POW); Navigator: Perry Novelli, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Saleda, Waist Gunner: John Kramer (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Linnau, nine miles SW of Flensburg, Germany. MACR 3784. LUCKY LADY.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-39936 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 452BG
MIA1944-04-09 - MACR #: 3662
Notes42-39936 Delivered: Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 11/10/43; ass 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 31/12/43; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Carroll Boyd, Co-Pilot: Elmer Julius, Navigator: Bill Abernathy, Bombardier: Bill Craighead, Waist Gunner: Ray Raley, Waist Gunner: Jim Parker (6KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Hopper, Radio Operator: Tim Nunan, Ball Turret Gunner: Bernie Brand, Tail Gunner: Oather Meese (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Meltofte, near Maribo, Den. MACR 3662.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-39974 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 452BG
MIA1944-04-09 - MACR #: 3785
Notes42-39974 Delivered: Long Beach 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 731/BS452BG [7D-P] Deopham Green 12/1/44; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Ernie (Roener) Racener, Co-Pilot: Clyde Freeman, Navigator: Art Wagner, Bombardier: Harry Dukes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Carlson, Radio Operator: Chas Garrett, Ball Turret Gunner: Vernice Wilson, Waist Gunner: Bob Hazleton, Waist Gunner: Herb Rosenberg, Tail Gunner: Chas Cook (10POW); Enemy aircraft, forced landing Vaerlose Afd, Den. MACR 3785. (restored and used by Luftwaffe.)
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-97529 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 452BG728BS
NameDINAH MIGHT II
MIA1944-04-09 - MACR #: 3663
Notes42-97529 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 31/1/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z-Z] Deopham Green 27/1/44; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Clyde Boy, Navigator: Harry Mulford, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Waters, Radio Operator: Mernie Pierce, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Cody, Waist Gunner: Dick Wretman, Waist Gunner: Jack Weatherington, Tail Gunner: Chas Hickman (8POW); Co-Pilot: Capt Dain Wirt {Grp HQ}, Bombardier: Owen Quintana (2KIA-hitting bomb bay doors when baling out); Enemy aircraft KOd #2, crashed Todendorf, Fehrman Is, in Baltic Sea. MACR 3663. DINAH MIGHT II.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne