Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gowen 5/12/43; Rock Springs 7/12/43; Laramie 9/12/43; Cheyenne 10/12/43; Savannah 17/12/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 20/1/44; Missing in Action 15m Fredrichshafen 3/8/44 with Jim Heintz, Co-pilot: George Eilers, Navigator: Jim Mahon*, Bombardier: Jacob Blumer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Howard*, Radio Operator: Peter Pierce*, Ball turret gunner: Morris Siefert, Waist gunner: Edwin Hayes, Waist gunner: Rich Mason,Tail gunner: Joe Ferreira (10INT, all * escaped from Switz); mech failure, u/c failed, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 7205. WANITA.
Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...