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Missing 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1943-12-31:

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

#42-29630 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG508BS
NamePICCADILLY COMMANDO
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1985
Notes42-29630 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned: 508BS/351BG [YB-S] Polebrook 27/5/43; then 509BS [RQ-S]; MIA {30m} Bordeaux 31/12/43 Pilot: Willis Smith, Co-Pilot: Harlan Bixby, Navigator: Dick Speers, Bombardier: Bill White, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Norris, Radio Operator: Stephen Bodnar, Ball Turret Gunner: Clarry Begin, Waist Gunner: Carl Lindblad, Waist Gunner: Norman St Peter, Tail Gunner: Chas Knothe, pass-Sgt Alton Walker (11POW); flak & Enemy aircraft, ditched off Guernsey, Channel Is, MACR 1985. PICCADILLY COMMANDO.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29630 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG508BS
NamePICCADILLY COMMANDO
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1985
NotesCS: RQ-S
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour

#42-29877 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG511BS
NameSPEED BALL
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1982
Notes42-29877 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/3/43; Pueblo 14/3/43; Presque Is 10/4/43; Assigned: 511BS/351BG [DS-X] Polebrook 16/4/43; MIA {24m} Bordeaux 31/12/43 Pilot: Albt Jones, Navigator: Alf Dearborn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Van Dyke, Radio Operator: Bill Brennan, Ball Turret Gunner: Carl Bekken, Waist Gunner: Casimir Palvic, Waist Gunner: Mike Morey, Tail Gunner: Ray Brittner (8KIA-most through exposure); Co-Pilot: Ken Vaughn, Bombardier: Chas Bronako (2POW); Enemy aircraft, ditched off Guernsey, Channel Is. MACR 1982. SPEED BALL.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29877 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG511BS
NameSPEED BALL
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1982
NotesCS: DS-X
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour

#42-29948 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG510BS
NameJENNIE
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1979
Notes42-29948 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned: 510BS/351BG [TU-B] Polebrook 28/5/43; {30m} MIA Cognac 31/12/43 Pilot: Homer Wells, Co-Pilot: Fred Pugsley, Navigator: Arnold Kline, Bombardier: Warren Maney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ken Cook, Radio Operator: Fred Wright, Ball Turret Gunner: Ernie Balsis, Waist Gunner: Chas Brown, Waist Gunner: Glenn Gienau, Tail Gunner: Newlin Happerset (10POW); flak, crashed Cognac, Fr. MACR 1979. JENNIE.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-29948 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG510BS
NameJENNIE
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1979
NotesCS: TU-B
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour

#42-31179 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG511BS
NameSTINKY WEATHER
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1980
Notes42-31179 Delivered: Denver 29/9/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Wilmington 31/10/43; Assigned: 511BS/351BG [DS-B] Polebrook 23/12/43; MIA {2m} Bordeaux 31/12/43 Pilot: Warren Putnam, Co-Pilot: Tom Irvine, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Prater, Ball Turret Gunner: Albt Custer (4KIA), Bombardier: Jack Wood, Radio Operator: Wesley Greene, Waist Gunner: John Gilson, Waist Gunner: Bob Diehl, Tail Gunner: Jack McKinney (5POW), Navigator: Irving Shwayder (EVD); Enemy aircraft & flak, crashed Kervers/Paimpol, 23 miles NW of St Brieux, Fr. MACR 1980. STINKY WEATHER.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-31179 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG511BS
NameSTINKY WEATHER
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1980
NotesCS: DS-B
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour

#42-3495 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG510BS
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1981
Notes42-3495 Delivered: Denver 17/7/43; Rapid City 8/7/43; Assigned: 510BS/351BG [TU-C] Polebrook 20/9/43; MIA {9m} Cognac/Bordeaux 31/12/43 Pilot: Ralph Saville, Co-Pilot: Bill Playford, Bombardier: Alphonse Elsaesser, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gilbert Morris, Radio Operator: George Leonard, Ball Turret Gunner: John Myrick{suffered frozen feet in Pyrenees, Spain, ret. UK & hospitalised} Waist Gunner: George Kelly, Tail Gunner: Irvin Gassaway (7EVD), Navigator: Ray Light, b-Alphonse Elsaesser, Waist Gunner: Sid Pulver{sev. wia} (3POW); flak, crash-landed Saint-Seurin de Cadourne, 15 miles NE of Hourtin Vandice, 30 miles NW Bordeaux, Fr. MACR 1981.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-3495 - B-17F

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG510BS
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1981
NotesCS: TU-C
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour

#42-37731 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1984
Notes42-37731 Delivered: Denver 10/8/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; ass 510BS/351BG [TU-A] Polebrook 22/9/43; Transferred: 508BS [YB-A], MIA {12m} Bordeaux 31/12/43 Pilot: Maj John Blaylock, Navigator: Jim Taylor, Tail Gunner: Capt Ed Boykin (3KIA), Co-Pilot: Col. Bill Hatcher [Gp CO], n-Capt Jack Danby, Bombardier: Capt John Smith, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Maupin, Radio Operator: Ed Kase, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Quiles, Waist Gunner: Adam Fischer, Waist Gunner: Roger Blaser (8POW); flak & Enemy aircraft, crashed Medis A/fd, NW of Royan, Fr. MACR 1984.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-37731 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1984
NotesCS: TU-A
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour

#42-39823 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG
NameIRON ASS
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1983
Notes42-39823 Delivered: Long Beach 11/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Scott 30/10/43; ass 401BG Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Transferred: 510BS/351BG [TU-O] Polebrook 18/11/43; MIA {8m} Bordeaux 31/12/43 Pilot: Marvin Bender, Co-Pilot: Bill Grupp, Radio Operator: Francis Rollins, Ball Turret Gunner: Levi Collins, Waist Gunner: Harry Long, Waist Gunner: Veikko Koski, Tail Gunner: Larry Anderson (7POW), Navigator: Harry Freeman, Bombardier: Bob Wilcox, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Francis Anderson (3EVD); flak, crashed Cognac, Fr. MACR 1983. IRON ASS.
SourceB-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

#42-39823 - B-17G

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
 351BG
NameIRON ASS
MIA1943-12-31 - MACR #: 1983
NotesCS: TU-O
Source351st Bomb Group web page - http://www.351st.org/ken.harbour