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Old 29th December 2018, 14:56
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Re: Missing B-24

This link: https://web.archive.org/web/20160517...g/ersdec44.pdf

For December 19:

"Lt. Walker sneaked into the island of Bruc and brought ten men from a B-24 crew out safely. The bomber crew was forced down in Yugoslavia--all were injured but able to be brought back to Italy.
The men were:
1st Lt Henry F Curry
Ist Lt Hollis Sisk
2nd Lt Edward D Jenkins
2nd It Howard K Athey
S Sgt Joseph E Weber
S Sgt Alvan G Flodine
S Sgt George C Holum
S Sgt Charles W McCann
S Sgt Thomas W Wynne
S Sgt E. Miller

All were from the 757 Bomb Sq of the 304 (sic) Bomb Gp."
(Note may have confused 459th BG with 304th Bomb Wing. The 459th was in the 304th BW.)
(Couple of variations in name spelling also)


There is an interview with Hollis Sisk here:

http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib...c2001001.82957

Click on the "View Digitized Collection" to view the interview. December 18 mission is discussed starting about 42:00 minute. He goes into some detail about what happened.

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Old 29th December 2018, 15:55
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Re: Missing B-24

Thanks RSwank. Very good additional information.
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Old 4th January 2019, 16:08
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Re: Missing B-24

Maybe it will be usefull for somebody.
459 group composition at the start mission over Oświęcim 18.12.1944

After upgrade 05.01.2019

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Old 6th January 2019, 04:27
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Re: Missing B-24

Hello,
36 a/c contradicts "Coffee Tower" details re 34 a/c took off ?
Were there two pilot with the name LOWRY ?
"382" - LOWRY and "820" - LOWRY ?

From the provided list it cuts down the numbers to the following.
640 - (42-51640 ).
575
612
816
363
873
985
350 - (42-95350).
214 - (41-28214).
934 - (42-51934).
075 - (44-41075).
362
528

418 - 44-50418 ended up at Walnut Ridge in '46.

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Old 6th January 2019, 11:07
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Re: Missing B-24

Hi


Alex Smart- probably yes, was two pilots with the surname Lowry
The numbers of the planes which you write are also on my schemme


The rest not identified planes it is only 13 th planes
In this numbers planes will be this one piloted by Henry F Curry
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Old 7th January 2019, 01:34
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Re: Missing B-24

Hello,
From "Coffee Tower" a/c list.

42-95350 - 758 BS - returned to USA.
Of the other twelve
640 - 42-51640 - 757 BS.
575 - not listed.
612 - 759 BS
816 - 759 BS
363 - 759 BS
873 - 44-50873 - 756 BS
985 - 42-51985 - 756 BS
214 - 41-28214 or should it be 42-78214 - 758 BS ? 41-2814 was a Baltimore FA632 RAF, mia 1/1/45. 42-78214 returned to USA August 45.
934 - 42-51934 - 756 BS
075 - 44-41075 - Alder - MACR 13264 - 03/24/45
362 - not listed
528 - not listed
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Old 7th January 2019, 06:30
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Re: Missing B-24

Thanks Alex
Curry was from 757 Sqn
Maybe we finally shot him )


528 - It could be 41-29528 "Ole Andy of Kansas". Unfortunatelly this plane was in march 1944 in 838th Squadron 447th BG. This group was convert to the B-17 so perhaps this plane could was transfered to the 459th BG.

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Old 23rd February 2019, 08:37
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Re: Missing B-24

Starting list from 1812.1944 after a little bit upgrade

Curry was from 757 BSsq. From this diagram I think that Curry perhaps was a pilot plane number: 612 or 816.



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Old 25th February 2019, 12:11
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Re: Missing B-24

Hello,
"612"
From Baughers site.
41-11612 - RAF FK237.
41-28612 - (450BG - MACR 3584 02/22/44).
42-40612 - (93BG - MACR 332 - 01/08/43).
42-50612 - (389 BG - MACR 11106 - 12/25/44).
42-52612 - 446BG.
42-78612 - USA.
43-30612 - (C-87).
44-40612 - (F-7B)
44-41612 - RAAF - A72-104.
44-49612 MIA 05/29/45.
44-50612 Altus 10/24/45.

"816"
41-11816 - W/O 07/15/43.
41-23816 - 44BG.
41-28816 - 451BG.
42-63816 - RAF - BZ793.
42-28816 - 361BG.
42-40816 - USN -Bu. 63929.
42-51816 - 461BG.
42-94816 - 492BG.
42-109816 - 93BG.
44-48816 Walnut Ridge.
44-49816 Walnut Ridge.
44-50816 King man.
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