K.I.A: Sgt A.J. Columbia, VA Navy Plane Crashes, Oct 1959. Target: Leipzig, Germany. Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # St.Jacobiparochie, ## Breda, The Netherlands. K.I.A: Sgt W.A. Second Lieutenant George B. Smallfield was thrown from his aircraft, and managed to attach and deploy his parachute in free fall, but the remaining nine members of his crew perished (Farabee 2005; Mireles 2006). The burning plane crashed on the southside of the Aldedyk K.I.A: Flight Officer N.J. Stanford (28) Pilot, Flt.Sgt. The B-24 was shot down and crashed at 14:40Lt 1Km South of Bolsward. document.write(" "); if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") M.I.A: Flt.Sgt. Wind. K.I.A: document.write(" "); The Lancaster was intercepted and shot down and crashed at 23:51Lt 1Km near Hieslum. G.J. document.write(" "); Thomson (22) Navigator. K.I.A: P/O J.T. • List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft before 1925 Cemetary : Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. K.I.A:. The entire crew of six was killed on impact. Some wreckage is still visible (GMNP, n.d.; Mireles 2006). K.I.A: Feltwebel Cyprian Gropper (26) Pilot. headquarters announced today. Bunting (20) Airgunner, Sgt. Fate: Shot down by enemy FLAK enroute their mission to Leipzig, The Lancaster crashed into the Wadden Sea 3Km SouthEast off Oosterend, Texel. D.E. Porter (21) Air Gunner, Sgt L. Wild (..) Navigator. AAIR, Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research, is a source of U. S. military aircraft accident reports, pictures of aircraft crash sites, MACRs (Missing Air Crew Reports) and individual aircraft history cards and historical research. Matches (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, Flt.Sgt. Cemetary : Harlingen, # Pietersbierum, ## Holwerd, The Netherlands. Eckhoff## (26) Pilot RNoAF. Hawkins (25) Wireless operator, P/O C.W. Longway Cemetary West-Terschelling if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Bennett (..) Flt. P.O.W: H.E. K.I.A: Flight officer M.G. Sewell (22) Air Gunner, Sgt L.G. Henderson (22), Sgt A.R. Military aircraft losses during WWII 1940-1941   WWII 1942   WWII 1943   WWII 1944-1945 Horton (20) Bomb Aimer, Flight Lt F.C. Fate: The FLAK Batterie at Vlieland noticed the Lancaster in the western direction and fired with the 32x 10.5cm Guns, The burning Lancaster crashed near De Koog Pole 21 & 22, Texel., This information is taken from the white paper WWII Military Aircraft Incidents in National Park Service Units: A Preliminary Inventory submitted to the George Wright Society by:  42-3265/AW-Z Twelve airmen died in the crash. 10 Worst Aircraft Crashes in Australia . M.I.A: F/O M.A. document.write(" "); Engineer, Sgt R.E. Military Plane Crashes in Yosemite In addition to the U.S. Navy recouperation hospital at Yosemite, the only other military use of the park during World War II related to military plane crashes. P.O.W: F/O J.M. Keilman (..) Bomber, T.Sgt.S. DYSART, for years a St. Louis broker, was injured with four bankers in a plane crash at Atlantic City in 1928 during a convention of the Investment Bankers association. Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, ## Oslo, Norway. Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands. A.R Moffatt## (21) Pilot. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Proctor (22) Sgt. Fate: After Georg had dropped his bombs, he skimmed over the "ship" at a height of 500 meters to see if he had hit a target. This operations where called: Gardening. P.O.W: Sgt C.H.E. Gell (22) Bomb-Airmer. Additional information : Mindef, www.626-squadron.co.uk, aircrewremembered.com, www and others who wants to stay anonymous. On the last day of 1943, a Consolidated B-24D left Biggs Field in El Paso, Texas, on an in, strument training mission, and struck a hill west of Pine Top. Fate: The Lancaster was perhaps noticed by the German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling and send an nightfighter from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4./NJG.1, flown by Luftwaffe Ace Hptm HANS JOACHIM JABS and his crew. document.write(" "); Homebase : RAF Tibenham, Norfolk UK. The 1943 Gibraltar Liberator AL523 crash was an aircraft crash that resulted in the death of General Władysław Sikorski, the commander-in-chief of the Polish Army and Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile. Just after midnight on May 23, 1943, a B-17F en route from Marysville, California, to Lewiston, Montana, crashed four miles south of West Yellowstone. The Lancaster crashed into the WaddenSea 10Km of Terschelling. E.A. Sgt. The impact sparked a 510-acre fire, and the five crewmen on board perished. Pavely (22) Navigator, Sgt A.K. Target: Hamburg, Germany. P.O.W: 2Lt L. Rogers (..) Bomb Aimer, 2Lt K.S. On September 2, 1945, the last day of the war, a USMC Grumman F6F-5 crashed in Death Valley. Fate: The Halifax was shot down by German FLAK at Harlingen, and crashed into the Waddensea near the Pollendam, . King (32) Wireless operator, Sgt. On March 29, 1945, an AT-11 crash-landed on Devil’s Golf Course, and the pilot survived (Farabee 2005). First Lieutenant Richard N. Long was killed in a crash near South Guard Lake. Fate: Was hit by enemy FLAK at the target area, on the way back to their homebase the B24 was intercepted by an Messerschmitt BF-110-G2 from the ZG26/1, flown by UFF. Fate: Returning from the bombing mission the Halifax was perhaps noticed by the German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling and send an nightfighter from the 4./NJG.1, flown by Luftwaffe Ace OFW HEINZ VINKE and Uffz. The accident was attributed to icing, and all five members of the crew were killed. Ottawa, Oct. 21. document.write(" "); A short time after takeoff, the aircraft encountered heavy overcast conditions, and many of the aircraft became separated. Military aircraft losses during WWII 1940-1941 WWII 1942 WWII 1943 WWII 1944-1945. The Halifax crashed into the North Sea 50Km West of Texel. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Rue# (20) Air Gunner RAAF. Seventeen days later, two of the crew, Sergeant Don Harris and Sergeant Charles Michaelis, had made their way to Anchorage. P.O.W: P/O J. Bolderson (31) Wireless operator Target: Fieseler aircraft plant and Henschel plant at Kassel, Germany. Folkner (..) Left Waist Gunner, Staff.Sgt A.P. Berwick## (26) Flight Engineer, Flight Officer H. Burke### (27) Wireless operator. Cemetary : (Bolsward) Margraten Limburg, The Netherlands. K.I.A: Flight Officer A.V. Despite immediate and subsequent searches, no trace of the aircraft was ever found (Wad, On December 23, 1943, a Boeing B-17G took off from Roswell Army Air Field in New Mexico, with three senior flight instructors on board. Danville, VA Private Plane Crash, Sep 1956. McBee, SC Military Plane Crash Kills Flyer, May 1943. G.J. Cemetary : Harlingen, The Netherlands. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Four military plane crashes have occurred in Bedford County. Target: Exercises. On Monday December 06, 1943 a formation of three planes would depart from the Florence Army Air Base on a routine training mission. = Flight Officer, Flt.Sgt. M.I.A: Sgt A.G. Dymick (..) Tail Gunner, Sgt J. Stuart (21) Wireless operator / Air Gunner. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") The accident was attributed, to icing, and all five members of the crew were killed. He headed the group in 1925. Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, ## Oslo, Norway. document.write(" "); Aircraft accident reports can be found in the Minutes of Meetings of the Civil Aeronautics Authority 1938-40 and the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1940-78 (MLR A1 E-34A, boxes 1-511) in the Office of the Secretary. 22-12-1943 15:15Lt All military transport accidents with 10 … Deception) 16 miles east of Mt. 28-07-1943 02:50Lt Just a few months later on August 28, 1944, another USAAF Douglas P-70 (P-70B) from Hammer Field crashed into the summit of Quarry Peak, 15 miles west of Mono Lake. An Army C-47 transport plane (right) pulls the doomed Robertson glider from the runway at Lambert on Aug. 1, 1943. K.I.A: The wreck was not discovered for several weeks after the crash (Mireles 2006). M.I.A: Sgt P. Hemingway (..) Bomb Aimer, Sgt A.K. Cargille (..) Pilot, 2Lt K.H. King (..) Tail Gunner. Most of the scattered wreckage remains because of the remoteness of the location (SNP, n.d.; Farabee 2005; Mireles 2006). Target: Bombing raid, Duisburg, Germany. Fate: "Aviation Cadet Henry A. McGinnis, East Falls Church, Va., crashed within a block of his own home recently while on a routine training flight from the Naval Air Base at Anacostia. Bulger (..) Bomb Aimer, Tech.Sgt G.H. M.P. The reports are submitted to the bo… No.467sq Westall (19) Air Gunner, G.Young (..), Flight Sgt M. Baxter (21), Target: Bochum, Germany FW Karl Schodl. Diggle (20), Sgt J.H. ; Mireles 2006). J. Livesey (33). On November 18, 1942, a Beech AT-7 Navigator from Mather Field, near Sacramento, struck the Mendel Glacier in Darwin Canyon. Lancaster Mk.III Sgt. This operations where called: Gardening O'Hanley# (..) Observer RCAF. = Flight Sergeant, Gardening = Laying mines, P/O = Pilot Officer, Sgt = Sergeant, W/O = Warrant officer, All right reserved & copy 2006-2017 PRK-Aviation.nl. Target: Osnabruck, Germany. A USAAF Consolidated 0A-10 (Army designation for Navy PBY-5A Catalina) was on route from Amarillo, Texas, to Mather Field, near Sacramento, on August 1, 1945. On December 23, 1943, a Boeing B-17G took off from Roswell Army Air Field in New Mexico, with three senior flight instructors on board. K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") K.I.A: Flight Officer A.V. The aircraft was flying in poor  isibility, about 200 feet above a paved road, and struck the eastern slope of Guadalupe Peak. Investigators speculated that adverse weather may have been encountered. 1. Taylor (20) Flt Engineer, F/O J.H. Bombardier Second Lieutenant William F. McDonald immediately exited through the nose hatch, but the remaining crew and one passenger went down with the aircraft. Target: Kassel, Germany A. Coull (19) Bomb Aimer, Cemetary : Workum, # Hindelopen, ## Stavoren, The Netherlands. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") document.write(" "); The Lancaster crashed into the WaddenSea 10Km of Terschelling. Cemetary first : Witmarsum, The Netherlands. The B-24D participated in 18 bombing missions in the Aleutian Islands. Edit. K.I.A: Flt. 138(SOE))sq = 138 Special Operation Executive Squadron, FLAK = Flugabwerekanone (Antiaircraft Gun), Flt.Off. Additional comments. document.write(" "); Sheerman (26) Air Gunner, Sgt A. Hayes# (21) Flight Engineer, 2Lt N.S.D. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Sheerman (26) Air Gunner, Sgt A. Hayes# (21) Flight Engineer, 2Lt N.S.D. Three airmen were killed in the accident. M.I.A: Sgt S.A. King (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner. Small (..) Right Waist Gunner, Staff.Sgt J.Y. August 1943 The Messerschmitt 109G, becomes covered, uncontrollable and pours into the soft clay. Buchanan (31) Pilot RAAF, P/O A.L. The aircraft exploded on impact, seven miles southwest of Elkton at an elevation of 2,000 feet, and the pilot was killed (Mireles 2006). On Independence Day 1944, three Consolidated B-24Js left March Field for gunnery and bombing raining. document.write(" "); Whitaker (..) Bomb Aimer, Sgt J. Wilkinson (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner. Fate: The Lancaster was probably noticed by an German radar post, they send an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 G4 from the satelite airfield Bergen 11./NJG 1, flown by Hauptmann HANS-JOACHIM JABS and his crew. M.I.A: Abbreviations : document.write(" "); Smith (21) Air Gunner, P/O E.V Eastham# (20) Pilot, P/O W.J. Target: Laying of mines (called Vegetables) at the Terschelling area. M.I.A: Flt.Lt. P.O.W: W/O E.W. No.76sq RAF Hoffman (22)Wireless operator RAAF, Flt.Sgt. Fate: Crashed returning from a bombing mission at Bremen Germany, when the B-17F "Holy Mackeral" was hit by enemy FLAK that caused explosions on the plane. On July 7, 1960, the wreckage was found at Lake Le Conte. The two pilots found each other, and were spotted several days later by a B-18 (Farabee 2005; Macha and Jordan 2002; Mireles 2006). Hoffman (22)Wireless operator RAAF, Flt.Sgt. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Fate: The bomber was intercepted and shot down by an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 12.NJG.1 flown by Luftwaffe OBLT ERNST-GEORG DRÜNKLER (third of 47 confirmed kills) and his crew. document.write(" "); Military aircraft losses during WWII 1943Locations Fryslan & the Islands, (Arum, Franeker, Harlingen, Kimswerd, Terschelling, Vlieland, Witmarsum), Military aircraft losses during WWII 1940-1941   WWII 1942   WWII 1943   WWII 1944-1945. During WWII, more than 7,100 air crashes involved US Army Air Force (USAAF) aircraft occurred on American soil. E.G. On the first leg to Winslow, Arizona, on August 11, 1940, the aircraft developed engine trouble over Lake Mead. September 1943 Target: Leipzig, Germany. The box is so deep in the mud that storage is not possible. Target: Gelsenkirchen, Germany. No.625sq RAF The Halifax was intercepted and shot down and crashed at 23:22Lt East of Terschelling near Formerum into the Waddensea . Lewis (28) Wireless operator RCAF, K.I.A:Sgt E. Wright (..) Air Gunner, Sgt C.W Payne# (22) Wireless Operator / Air Gunner. Colonial Beach, VA Military Plane Crash, June 1921. Location monument: Kimswerd, Dijksterbuursterlaan. Paterson (29) Bomb Aimer. Fate: The bomber was perhaps noticed by German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling The Wellington crashed 3Km South East of Oosterend Terschelling.. G.S. The aircraft impacted the ground at cruising speed and the wreckage was widely dispersed and burned (Macha and Jordan 2002). document.write(" "); Le Blanc (22)lost all control due to the damage, and crashed North East of the village in an field. 138(SOE))sq = 138 Special Operation Executive Squadron, FLAK = Flugabwerekanone (Antiaircraft Gun), Flt.Off. AAIR, Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research, is a source of U. S. military aircraft accident reports, pictures of aircraft crash sites, MACRs (Missing Air Crew Reports) and individual aircraft history cards and historical research. C. Silverman (..) Navigator, 2Lt. Webb (23) Navigator. They were unable to locate any bodies (DNPP, n.d.; Farabee 2005). if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") July 22 46 U.S. bombers attack a Japanese convoy in Bougainville Strait, sinking the seaplane carrier Nisshin. 16-November-1943… British … Tilburg## (25) Pilot. Heeley## (36) Air Gunner. First Lieutenant Leonard C. Lydon and Second Lieutenant Jack C. West both bailed out near Barton, California. document.write(" "); document.write(" "); Engineer, Flt.Lt. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Saxton (27/28) Pilot. Adrian P. Hunt, Executive Director, Flying Heritage Collection, Everett, WA 98204; adrianhu@ flyingheritage.com, Vincent L. Santucci, Senior Geologist, National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division, Washington, DC 20005; vincent_santucci@nps.gov, David Lassman, Park Ranger, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mclean, VA 22101; david_lassman@nps.gov, On Monday, January 31, 1944, A UC-78 left Char, lotte, North Carolina, on route to Nashville, Tennessee, with four on board, including an Oak. Coster (19) Air Gunner, Sgt R. Coupe (23) Bomb Aimer, Sgt S. Meieran (..) Navigator RNoAF, Sgt J. Skejelanger (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner RNoAF, C.L. Turner (..) RCAF. Target: Osnabruck, Germany. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Snook (..) Bomb Aimer RCAF. Aircraft Accident Files - mostly RAAF Aircraft . Cemetary : K.I.A: Flight Officer I.S. Horton (20) Bomb Aimer, Flight Lt F.C. Hird (29) Airgunner. A second incident involved a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Grumman F4F, which crashed on Anacapa Island on an unknown date during the WWII (Macha and Jordan 2002). if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") DG252/NF-B Jordan (28) Navigator, Sgt E.G. K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. There was only one minor injury among the crew. Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Harlingen, ## Pietersbierum, ### Nes Ameland, The Netherlands. Wales (..) Navigator Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Vlieland, The Netherlands. Since 1943, information gathered from a range of sources including website Oz At War reveals six other deadly military accidents involving aircraft in Queensland. B.A. document.write(" "); On January 20, 1945, a North American B-25D Mitchell struck Wrong Mountain at about 6,500 feet. Cemetary : Makkum, The Netherlands. The aircraft crashed after having feathered one propeller (indicating an engine failure), killing all six crewmen (C. Fuller, pers. M.I.A: Flight Officer W.P. Feldwebel Fritz Koch (25) Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, The Netherlands. Clark (..) Co-pilot, 2Lt. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") document.write(" "); The fate of its crew has not been traced. Smart (..) Navigator. J.K. Prudhoe (..) Wireless operator, Flight Lt F.R. The accident site was not located until March 19, 1944. K.I.A: Sgt W.A. On April 13, 1944, a USAAF Douglas P-70A from Hammer Field at Fresno, California, was involved in a radar training flight with another aircraft. M.I.A: Flight Officer W.P. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Halifax Mk.V W7448/KM-T Stirton## (41) Bomb Aimer. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Suskind (..)Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner, SSGT M. Geriok (..) Wireless operator, SSGT V.C. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") document.write(" "); McFarlane (22) Air Gunner, Sgt F.A. P.D. Buchanan (31) Pilot RAAF, P/O A.L. Homebase : RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire UK. January (?) if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Lancaster Mk.I Lancaster Mk.III document.write(" "); K.I.A: Unteroffizier Georg Wilhelm (21) Some wreckage. Wernberg glided towards the lake surface, but hit a cable and plunged into the water, near Hoover Dam (Farabee 2005). FW Karl Schodl. Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, The Netherlands. K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. Ruff# (27) Pilot RNzAF (washed ashore Ameland 23-04-1943). if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Remington, VA Private Plane Crashes, July 1983. Ridge scientist. No.138(SOE)sq RAF Sgt. As with … Fate: Shot down by FLAK possible from the 3.Marine-Flak-Abteilung 246 Battery Vlieland West and 3.Marine-Flak-Abteilung Battery 815, crashed at the Baarderbuorren, Arum, Extensive wreckage exists at the site, WWII Military Aircraft Incidents in National Park Service Units: A Preliminary Inventory. Croft (21) flt. Historic aircraft crash site surveys, search and recovery through aviation archaeology. Eckhoff## (26) Pilot RNoAF. List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (1943–1944) 1 1943 Gibraltar B-24 crash; 1943 RAF Hudson crash; 1943 Saint-Donat RCAF Liberator III crash; 1943 USAF C-47 Tamaqua crash; A Two of the aircraft collided in flight, shearing off the tail section of one (Farabee 2005; Mireles 2006). G.W.E. document.write(" "); A. Hughes (23) Air Gunner. The aircraft struck a mountain (now named Mt. J.F. JA972/OL-D On October 24, 1941, 19 Curtis P-40 Hawks of the 57th Pursuit Group left March Field at Riverside, California, to fly to McClelland Field, in Sacramento, California. 03/01/1943 Beaufort L9837 of 301 Ferry Training Unit crashed on landing at Moreton-in-Marsh and burnt out. is still visible (GMNP, n.d.; Mireles 2006). Sgt A Little, P/O R P Mason, Sgt K J Fielding, Sgt D Bell and Sgt J Davidson were all killed. McKinley (Figure 1). Homebase : RAF Bottesford, UK Fate: The FLAK Batterie at Vlieland noticed the Lancaster in the western direction and fired with the 32x 10.5cm Guns, The burning Lancaster crashed near De Koog Pole 21 & 22, Texel., Wilkin (23) Pilot RCAF, Flight Officer J.W.H. The aircraft was flying in poor  isibility, about 200 feet above a paved road, and struck the eastern, slope of Guadalupe Peak. - Historians Research WWII Bomber The crash location will be the field grave of Georg Wilhelm. Target: Krefeld City Northrhein-Westfslen (Ruhrgebiet), Germany. G.J.T. The wreck site was not located until 1947. Fatalities. The remains of WWII Navy Goodyear FG-1, including machine guns and remains of its pilot, were discovered in the park by a hiker in 1967 (Macha and Jordan 2002). Cruickshank, with a makeshift crutch, was able to meet up with Goldblum in the morning, and eventually they found Embanks. Target: City of Dortmund, Germany. M.I.A: 1Lt N.B. Target: Intercept Allied Aircrafts. The only combat-related aircraft loss reported herein is from WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, and involves a B-24D Liberator that crash landed on Atka Island, Alaska. Moore (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, P/O C.F. document.write(" "); Credits: PRK-Aviation, OPOP Own Picture of Picture. On July 30, 1943, a Consolidate B-24D Liberator hit the Tanque Verde Ridge in Saguaro National Park, and nine airmen lost their lives. Bragg (26) Pilot, Sgt D. Baxter (..)Air Gunner Texas, with its many military airfields, saw many military aviation disasters, with one of the worst occurring on September 10, 1943, 40 miles off the shore of Galveston. Wounded: Unterofficer H.F. Lange (23) Radio operator. An Army B-17 crashed Aug. 1, 1943, on Cape Lookout on the Oregon Coast, killing nine of the 10 aboard. document.write(" "); 03-10-1943 23:22Lt Fate: The bomber was intercepted and shot down by an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4.NJG.1 flown by Luftwaffe Ace Major HELMUT LENT (his 69th Victory) and his crew. Forty-four men traversed over twenty miles of rugged terrain to reach the crash site on November 10, to find the plane buried in ten feet of snow. When we put photo on grave first time any family has managed to see the grave ,and we hope to come back early next year,,,Thank you for showing photos. Target: Hamburg, Germany. K.I.A: Sgt L.W. Whitney, at about 11,000 feet, on February 2, 1945. Historic aircraft crash site surveys, search and recovery through aviation archaeology. I.R.V. M.I.A: Sgt S.A. King (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner. The aircraft crashed into the base of the Rincon Mountains at an elevation of 6,400 feet, in a rainstorm with icing conditions. The Lancaster crashed into the North Sea 10Km North West of Terschelling. Target: Skoda weapons factory at Pilsen, Tjechie-Slovakia. document.write(" "); November 1943 Historic aircraft crash site surveys, search and recovery through aviation archaeology. = Flight Sergeant, Gardening = Laying mines, P/O = Pilot Officer, Sgt = Sergeant, W/O = Warrant officer, document.write(" "); Despite immediate and subsequent searches, no trace of the aircraft was ever found (Wadley and McCarter 2002). J.R. GLendinning (23) Wireless operator / Air Gunner (washed ashore Ameland 24-04-1943), Flt. Target: Essen, Germany. FEAR MISSING PLANE CRASHED INTO RIVER. Target: Enemy aircrafts. The Flying Fortress only had 25 hours and 35 minutes of flight time prior to it’s departure on March 12, 1943 and approximately 28 hours and 20 minutes total flying time at the time of the crash. Bailed out: Ofw. W.R. Mac Donald (26) RCAF, Sgt R.M. The partially mummified bodies of two airmen were found in 2005 and 2007, but the remains of the other two crewmen have yet to be found (Farabee 2005; Mireles 2006; Stekel 2010). King (..) Tail Gunner. J. Atkinson (28) Flight Engineer, Sgt. K.I.A: F/O D.H. Lyne (21) Navigator, P/O J. Lowrie (21) Pilot, Sgt. Colquhoun (..), Sgt R. Thomson (..), W/O A.F. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Category page. AAIR, Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research, is a source of U. S. military aircraft accident reports, pictures of aircraft crash sites, MACRs (Missing Air Crew Reports) and individual aircraft history cards and historical research. Kirkham (21) Navigator RCAF. On October 17, 1943, four P-47Ds were practicing high altitude formation flying when one was seen to enter a dive at 32,000 feet. K.I.A: Flight officer M.G. K.W. Kinerman (21) Flight Engineer , Sgt. The wreck was discovered in 1988, as a result of the fires in Yellowstone (Farabee 2005). Warner (..) Navigator, P/O A.N. Fate: During an night mission at the South West Fryslan, the right engine was on fire, Linke and Czybulka had to bail out, Linke was killed during the bailout, after hitting the tailsection. Sgt. Gibbons (21) Navigator RAAF, P/O K.M. Howsam (31) Navigator, F/O G.R. Berwick## (26) Flight Engineer, Flight Officer H. Burke### (27) Wireless operator. K.I.A: Sgt. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") E. Short Bomb Aimer, Fate: On their way for the bombing mission the Lancaster was noticed by an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110G4 (4857 "G9+C2) from the 4./NJG.1, from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden flown by Commander 12.NJG1 OBLT Lothar Linke (33) and his radar operator Ofw. Cemetary : Harlingen, The Netherlands. The Lancaster crashed into the North Sea 10Km North West of Terschelling. K.I.A: Sgt J. Buntin (19) Tail Gunner, Sgt J.C. Owen (24) Air Gunner. Campbell (20) Air Gunner. if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") Subsequently Solheid and his co-pilot managed to land their aircraft at Palm Springs (Farabee 2005; Mireles 2006). - Target: Kassel, Germany W4946/PO-U Cemetary : Harlingen, # Pietersbierum, ## Holwerd, The Netherlands. DK230/MP-A Fate: Crashed returning from a bombing mission at Bremen Germany, when the B-17F "Holy Mackeral" was hit by enemy FLAK that caused explosions on the plane.

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