MISSION 143 -- June 24, 1944. Tours/LaRiche, France.
The following combat crew is Missing in Action:
2nd Lt. Ramsco, Victor R. P
2nd Lt. Kellum, Richard L.
F/O Chandler, James H.
1st Lt. Stewart, Ray L.
S/Sgt. Cosandier, Paul G.
Sgt. Giddens, Elbert F.
Sgt. Scoggins, Grover L.
S/Sgt. Owens, harry E .
S/Sgt. Waldow, Ernest L.
(Lt. Ray L. Stewart was the only man to survive. He was blown free from
the plane when it exploded. He was wearing a back type parachute, which
was blown open by the explosion.).
The above was found on the website of the 381st Bomb Group (381stbg.org)
Bombardier: 1Lt Ray L. Stewart (EVD)
Pilot: 2Lt Victor R. Romasco, Navigator: 2Lt James H. Chandler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: T/Sgt Elbert F. Giddens, Tail gunner: Ernie Waldow (4 x POWs).
Co-pilot: 2Lt Richard L. Kellum, Radio Operator: T/Sgt Paul G. Cosandier, Ball turret gunner: Sgt Grover L. Scoggins, Waist gunner: S/Sgt Harry E. Owens (4 x KIA).
Contributor: Al Skiff (49788721)
Loretta Venita Day Gehlert
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