Sgt. James F. McCarthy MIA/KIA Hometown: Rhode Island Squadron: 566th BS 389th Bomb Group Service # 31384192 Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters Pilot: 1st/Lt. Ransford W. Kellogg MIA/KIA
Target: Ferry mission Missing Air Crew Report Details USAAF MACR#: 14638 Date Lost: 17-Jun-45 Serial Number: 42-110018 Aircraft Model B-24J Aircraft Letter: Aircraft Name: Galloping Katie II Location: Crashed at Sea Cause: Unknown
Officially the 389th left England for the US May 20 1945. The ground Echelon returned via ship May 30th. Some 389th personnel may have been left behind for various reasons, this crew aboard B24 42-110018 was lost while returning to USA 17-Jun-45. Interestingly Silbo and other members from the 704th Squadron, 446th Bomb Group were passengers also lost returning to the states.