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Old 11th January 2018, 15:25
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MACR 14575 B-25C 42-53456

B-25C 42-53456 of 487th BS/340BG 'Code 7R' named 'El Senor' was shot down by flak 6th May 1943 near Furna,0745

Of the Crew 6:

Col. William Courtney Mills O-17952, Commanding Officer of the 340th BG Pilot MIA/KIA
Captain Donald J Marcan O-401197 Co-Pilot PoW
1st Lt. Edgar Gayle Penney O-724216 Group Bombing Officer MIA/KIA
1st Lt. Joseph John Zerega PoW group navigation officer.
T/Sgt. Gordon Warren (PoW), radio PoW
Sgt. Russell E. McGuire #32338524 MIA/KIA (Assume Gunner?)

Can anyone provide service number of Zerega and Warren if on MACR 14575

Thank Paul

PS. Jan 6th 1930 2nd Lt William Courtney Mills AC Reserve was pilot of PT-3A 29-94 which collided with PT-3A 29-90 at Ft Crockett, Galveston. Mills and his passenger Sgt Lindsey Lee Braxton (later Colonel) bailed out and survived, the pilot of the other aircraft 2nd Lt Clarence Croall Mitchell AC Reserveand his passenger Sgt Julius Andre/Andrew Bihami (born Gyula Endre Bihami) were both killed
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Old 11th January 2018, 16:13
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Re: MACR 14575 B-25C 42-53456

Zerega is O-662421
Warren is 36168017
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Old 11th January 2018, 16:25
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Re: MACR 14575 B-25C 42-53456

Zerega: O-662421 according to the letter for his Silver Star:
http://www.zerega-genealogy.com/docu...DALOFVALOR.pdf
More about him (and picture, and even the story of the loss of 42-53456 in a comic strip!!!): http://www.zerega-genealogy.com/getp...D=I140&tree=01

Start of my search was a line in the 340th BG saying that all survivors of the aircraft should be allowed Silver Stars. From available list at http://www.homeofheroes.com/members/...e/0_index.html, both officers (Marcan and Zerega) did, but T/Sgt Gordon W Warren is not in the list I found.
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Old 11th January 2018, 17:11
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Re: MACR 14575 B-25C 42-53456

Thanks all especially the Story an added bonus

He was Gordon Wilson Warren 20th August 1918 to 30 Jan 1971 from Michigan

The other survivor Donald J Marcan was from Wisconsin and apparently was
Born 1 September 1914 and died 3 September 1985 at Pierce, Washington
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Old 11th January 2018, 19:40
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Re: MACR 14575 B-25C 42-53456

A newspaper article on Zerega.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1644...ga_b25tunisia/
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