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Old 28th December 2018, 11:58
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Missing B-24

Hello


I am looking for the plane which captain/pilot was Henry F. Curry. Plane had emergency landing 18.12.1944 in Brač island. Plane was from 459th BG.


Does anybody now story this plane and his number ??


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Old 28th December 2018, 16:15
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Re: Missing B-24

Hello Janusz,
Don't know if this will help, but 2Lt. Henry F. Curry is listed as a 757 Bom Sqn man.
This is a list of that Sans a/c.

https://www.459bg.org/757th_Squadron_Airplanes.cfm

The website gives a tale for 44-41161 down at His on the date you give. However no crew list only Captain of crew, not Curry.

There is it seems no "a/c not lost" as far as I can see for the date given. So can only assume that it continued in service.

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Old 28th December 2018, 16:18
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Re: Missing B-24

Am sure you have checked the macr's but nothing of Curry.
MACR 10685 - 42-95265
MACR 10688 - 42-51714
MACR 10698 - 44-4272
MACR 10699 - 42-78160
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Old 28th December 2018, 18:11
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Re: Missing B-24

Alex


For Curry not exist MACR. His plane crashed 18.12.1944 in Brač.
After one day 19.12.1944 he and probably rest of crew was evacuated by boat to the Italy. I am looking for any about this plane.


Plane 44-41161 had emergency landing on the VIs island. Pilot was A.E.Purman


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Old 28th December 2018, 18:13
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Re: Missing B-24

MACR was not made, since crew was quickly evacuated with partisans help. Plane was lost.
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Old 28th December 2018, 19:01
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Re: Missing B-24

Vathra


Yes you have right. But how was the plane number ????


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Old 28th December 2018, 22:07
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Re: Missing B-24

Dont know.
We spoke about this on mail this morning, btw.

I have more such cases where I would like to find serial no, and I dont know even where to search...
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Old 28th December 2018, 22:46
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Re: Missing B-24

Probably list of Curry crew (not completed):


1st Lt Henry F. Curry
1st Lt Hollis Dewitt Sisk https://wwiiflighttraining.org/?page_id=721
T/Sgt. Thomas W. Jr. Wynne - Waist gunner
T/Sgt. (B)Rollum ??
T/Sgt. McAnn
S/Sgt. Alvar Flodine - Nose guner https://www.459bg.org/Flodine_Alvar_F7426_459BG.cfm
S/Sgt Miller (Maybe: https://www.459bg.org/Miller_Edward_M0702_459BG.cfm)
S/Sgt. Weber (Maybe: https://www.459bg.org/Weber_Joseph_W8816_459BG.cfm)


Unfortunatelly nowhere number of the plane
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Old 28th December 2018, 22:58
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Re: Missing B-24

Crew

Henry Curry
Hollis Sisk
Edward Jenkins
Howard Athey
Joseph Weber
Alvar Flodine
George Hollum
Charles McCann
Thomas Wynne
Edward Miller
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Old 29th December 2018, 14:27
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Re: Missing B-24

For interest.


"Coffee Tower"
Page 151.
Column 2.
" at 0730, 34planes took off".

page 152.
Column 1
" Not so for a number of 459th crews, however. Missing Air Crew Reports list four 459th crews and aeroplanes lost on December 18 - but the Group Operations Report indicates a full accounting came up with a far higher number. Here's an excerpt from that report:

"Bombing was by PFF methods( Mickey), one aircraft returned early and four aircraft returned prior to bombing, because of mechanical difficulties. Five aircraft jettisoned bombs because box leader did not drop bombs.
Box leader is missing. One B-24 is at the island of VI's; one B-24 was seen to crashing the water eight miles north of the Spur, and nineB-24s were missing.Personnel casualties were 101 crew members missing in action. Moderate to intense, accurate flak was experienced at the target."
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