A Memorium to Crewmen Killed in Action

Lest We Forget.
"In Perpetual Memory of Those Valiant American Airmen of the 457th Bomb Group Who, During World War II, Gave Their Lives That Freedom Might Prevail."

This page is a listing of all men of the 457th Bomb Group who were Killed in Action over enemy terrority. For more information on Missing Air Crew Reports [MACR] and how to obtain copies click here.

Legend
- p Pilot
- n Navigator
- b Bombardier
- e Engineer
- ro Radio Operator
- cp Copilot
- wg Waist Gunner
- bt Ball Turret
- tg Tail Gunner
- tog Toggleer

Comrades Killed in Action
MACR Aircraft Date Mission Pilot Killed in Action
No MACR 42-31588 2/21/1944 Lippstade\
Gutersloh
Dozier Sgt Seymour Pliss - ro
Died of wounds
03004 42-31596 2/21/1944 Lippstade\
Gutersloh
Bredeson Sgt William H. Schenkel - tg
02916 42-38060 2/24/1944 Schweinfurt Morrow Lt Daren A. McIntyre - n
Sgt Italo Stella -bt
02918 42-97457 2/25/1944 Augsburg Bowers Lt William R. Baxendale - cp
Lt Lee E. Hoskins - n
Sgt Joseph M. Snyder - ro
Sgt Jesse J. Hirschberg - wg
Sgt John W. Popowitz - bt
Sgt Wesley W. Schneider, Jr - tg
03001 42-31517 2/25/1944 Augsburg Chinn Lt James R. Chinn - p
Lt Robert F. Cooper - cp
Sgt Robert J. Mullins - ro
Sgt Marrion D. Ross - wg
Sgt William Sullivan, Jr - wg
Sgt Dillard V. Engdahl - bt
Sgt Jeremiah B. Rolison - tg
03197 42-31627 3/6/1944 Berlin Graves Lt Roy E. Graves - p
Lt Wayne G. McLeod - cp
Lt James Salay - n
Lt Herbert W. Witte - b
Sgt Horace J. Gillespie - e
Sgt Weldon F. Brown - ro
Sgt Donald L. Lillehaug - wg
Sgt Robert R. Kent -wg
Sgt Harold M. Moberg - bt
03198 42-31595 3/6/1944 Berlin Whelan Lt Eugene H. Whelan - p
Lt James R. Cawley - cp
Lt George S. McPeake, Jr -n
Lt Robert J. Kuncl - b
Sgt Robert H. Vaughn - e
Sgt Jerome J. Hartings - ro
Sgt J. D. Bartee - wg
Sgt John C. McVey - wg
Sgt Virgil L. French - bt
Sgt Alphus Maddox -tg
03486 42-31531 3/29/1944 Waggum Lennartson Lt Lewis W. Lennartson - p
Sgt Omer Fontaine - tg
03664 42-31629 4/9/1944 Gdynia Parks Lt David P. Parks - p
Lt Floyd O. Grove - cp
Sgt Donald J. Kesselmeyer - e
Sgt Ruben H. Halverson - ro
Sgt Cosmo J. Fazzio - wg
Sgt Anthony J. Nunes - bt
Sgt George H. Grebe - tg
03664 42-97465 4/9/1944 Gdynia Walker Lt Robert K. Walker - p
Sgt Kneeland I. Parshley - wg
03666 42-97537 4/9/1944 Gdynia Shepard Sgt Joseph I. Fasone - e
04057 42-97137 4/20/1944 Gorenflos Milne Lt Walter S. Milne - p
Lt Robert E. Ensminger - cp
Lt John D. English - n
Lt Edward C. Cannon - b
Sgt Lyle W. Johnson - ro
Sgt Alton A. Schaffner - wg
Sgt Ralph I. Haldiman - wg
Sgt Helner Beck -bt
04941 42-97481 5/19/1944 Berlin Patty Sgt Norman Musial - ro
05294 42-97460 5/27/1944 Ludwigshaven Dee Lt Lawrence Oberstein - n
05299 42-31594 5/27/1944 Ludwigshaven Whitlow Lt Artie J. Whitlow - p
Sgt Paul R. Isker - e
05294 42-97452 5/28/1944 Dessau Hauf Lt Emanuel Hauf - p
Lt Donald V. Swain - cp
Lt William R. Hawley - n
Lt Richard E. Jaqua - b
Sgt Willis H. Johnson - e
Sgt James J. Kilroy - ro
Sgt Paul R. Moore - wg
Sgt Walter Furtta - wg
Sgt Oscar A. Gascon - tg
05297 42-97067 5/28/1944 Dessau Stohl Sgt Walter W. Wagoner - ro
05905 42-31618 6/14/1944 Le Bourget/
Melum
La Paze F/O Louis W. McGranahan - cp
F/O Keith W. Morgan - n
Sgt Chester Hudec - t
Sgt Henry L. Baker - e
Sgt Oscar C. Hightower - wg
05905 42-97062 6/14/1944 Le Bourget/
Melun
Johnson Lt Malcolm E. Johnson - p
Lt Col Raymond L. Cobb - cp
Lt Roy A. Hoegh, Jr. - n
Sgt Randall N. White - e
Sgt Clarance A. Ray - ro
Sgt Raymond L. Osborn - wg
Sgt Milton B. davison - bt
Sgt David Wilk - tg
05804 42-97579 6/14/1944 Le Bourget Allen Sgt Roy E. Plum - e
06002 42-31615 6/20/1044 Hamburg Bomer Sgt Edwin Tengler - wg
Sgt William H. kane - wg
Sgt Albert Leeming - bt
06004 42-31656 6/21/1944 Berlin Wilson Lt Hershel L. Wilson - p
Lt Chester D. Perkins - n
Lt Jack B. Srout - b
Sgt Frank J. Garzia - ro
Sgt Edward L. Attleton - bt
08193 42-30731 7/7/1944 Leipzig Owens Lt Francis A. Minturn - b
Sgt Phillip M. Murillo - e
Sgt Theodore C. Roland - ro
Sgt Earl Markwalder - bt
3827 42-97088 7/11/1944 Munich Gazzale Lt James R. Philips - n
Sgt Ralph R. Hipsman - e
Sgt Everett Broadie - bt
06924 42-31552 7/12/1944 Munich Kerr Lt Gerald L. Kerr - p
Lt Arthur H. Lindskoog - cp
Lt Edward A. Shilling - n
Lt Melvin L. Levine - b
7548 42-97601 7/19/1944 Augsburg Cunefare Lt Noel A. Cunefare - p
Capt Jerome Godfrey - cp
Sgt Frank L. Nunn - ro
Sgt John C. Sampson - tg
07254 44-6103 7/21/1944 Schweinfurt Gerber Lt Richard J. Cotter - cp
Sgt Herve J. Paquin - wg
07829 42-97087 7/31/1944 Munich Schiffman F/O Finn Firing - b
Sgt Joseph R. Westwood - e
Sgt Nathaniel Mostow - ro
Sgt John R. Wilkerson - wg
Sgt Alfred Kunz - wg
Sgt Welbur L. Epley - bt
Sgt Vernon A. Nelson - tg
Unknown 8/4/1944 No-ball Unknown Sgt Clayton T. Dayhoff
07889 42-97131 8/6/1944 Genshagen Frost Lt John S. Folson, Jr - cp
Sgt Soloman N. Bernstein - e
Sgt Chester F. Bartoszewicz - ro
Sgt Daniel C. Taylor - wg
8201 42-97571 8/24/1944 Weimar Pugh F/O Arthur Richards - cp
Lt Julius H. Drummond - n
Sgt Edward Stewart - e
Sgt James Woodgate - ro
Sgt John T. Poshefko - bt
8200 42-97558 8/25/1944 Weimar Shaw Lt Teddy G. Shaw - p
Lt Richard H. Parsons - cp
Lt Jack M. Thames - n
Lt Paul K. Terjak - b
Sgt Robard P. Stewar - e
Sgt Lawrence Erlings - ro
Sgt J. I. Perry - wg
Sgt Elbert Q. Allen - bt
Sgt Clarence W. Cox - tg
15928 42-97456 9/10/1944 Gaggenau Passmore Lt Milton M. Passmore - p
Lt Gerald W. Esser - cp
Lt Milton R. Long - b
Sgt Herman E. Taylor - e
Sgt Wade C. Hensen - ro
Sgt James M. Fauls - wg
Sgt Elmer M. Abel - bt
10206 42-31383 9/12/1944 Ruhland Selling Lt Floyd D. French - cp
Lt Robert F. Marcum - n
Lt Howard L. Peterson - b
Sgt James P. Shadman - e
Sgt Edwin C. Krueger - ro
Sgt Donald W. Conley - wg
Sgt Stephen V. Gallucci - bt
Sgt Leo A. Ryder - tg
09419 42-32079 9/26/1944 Osnabruck Gooch .Sgt Donald J. Reilly - tog
Sgt Wilbur H. Parker - ro
09774 42-102948 9/28/1944 Magdeberg Clark Lt Robert N. Hovland - cp
Sgt Reed F. Simpson - bt
09767 43-37518 9/28/1944 Magdeberg Gay Lt Harold D. Gay - p
Lt Earl M. Johnson - cp
Lt Fabian F. Nordan - n
Lt Carl c. Ulander Jr. - b
Sgt Charles S. Beck - e
sgt Donald W. Anderson - ro
Sgt Arthur G. Rounseville - wg
Sgt Fred M. Cogswell Jr. - bt
Sgt Thomas McDee - tg
11376 43-38181 9/28/1944 Magdeberg Sikkenga Lt Albert Sikkenga - p
Lt Paul F. Reichert - cp
Lt Vivian C. McWhorter - b
Sgt Charles T. Darnell - e
Sgt Anthony Villane - ro
Sgt Alton T. Eason - bt
9770 43-38026 9/28/1944 Magdeberg Schultz Lt Charles J. Schultz - p
F/O Alfred P. Wilson - cp
Lt George E. MacDermott - b
Sgt Richard L. Dickenson - e
Sgt John R. Palladina - ro
Sgt Agustus R. Herrmann - wg
Sgt W. J. Peppers - bt
Sgt Calvin M. Carter
0769 43-37834 9/28/1944 Magdeberg Lockwald Lt Joseph Jirik - cp
Sgt Harry I. Jacobson - ro
09525 43-38538 9/30/1944 Munster Millea Lt William A. Millea - p
Lt Lymon C. Plyer - cp
Lt Terrence E. Rice - n
Lt Hohn W. Tadje - n
Lt Lee C. Mohn - b
Sgt Albert S. Levy - e
Sgt Alvert E. Young - ro
Sgt Curtis Harmon - wg
Sgt Edward K. Roos Jr. - bt
Sgt John W. Paislley - tg
09774 42-102905 10/7/1944 Politz Jennings Capt Floyd A. Cox - Intel. Officer
09767 44-8046 10/7/1944 Politz Fischer Capt Alfred W. Fischer - p
Capt Henry P. Loades - b
Sgt John W. Koehler - e
Sgt Ancil V. Shepherd - ro
Lt Edward A. McNeal Jr. - tg
Major Gordon H. Haggard - passenger
9773 42-97638 10/7/1944 Politz Flannery Lt William H. Flannery - p
Lt Jewell L. Lowery - cp
Lt John H. Schloendorn - b
Sgt Duane Stowitz - ro
Sgt Lloyd K. Lagassa - e
------ 44-8157 10/7/1944 Politz Gumm Capt Vinton H. Mays
09634 43-37606 10/17/1944 Cologne Chapman Lt Raymond K. Mills Jr. - cp
F/O Kenneth H. Johnson - n
Lt Oliver W. Wicks - b
10177 42-97899 10/25/1944 Hamburg Angier Lt Samuel A. Plestine - n
Sgt Howard H. Lang - e
Sgt Maynard E. Judson - tg
10322 42-106998 11/2/1944 Merseberg Bow Lt Graeme I. Bow - p
Lt Richard T. Hibschman - b
Sgt Chester L. Spurrier - wg
Sgt Robert P. Robinson - bt
Lt George P. McGee - n
10314 44-6155 11/2/1944 Merseberg Schimel Lt Dick E. Coffman - b
Sgt Dominic Staszwski - bt
Sgt Robert L. Kaer - tg
10316 43-37532 11/2/1944 Merseberg Corriher Lt James B. Corriher - p
Lt Jeremiah J. Healy - cp
Lt Earl L. Hill - n
Lt Harold A. Doerr - b
Sgt Geroge P. Levassauer - e
Sgt Harry F. Gormley - ro
Sgt Robert J. Gunther - tg
10319 43-31923 11/2/1944 Merseberg Murdock Sgt Ray L. Zirbel - ro
Sgt Ben W. Berg - wg
Sgt Edward C. Caruso - tg
10321 43-38561 11/2/1944 Merseberg Harrison Sgt Anthony T. Coerone - wg
Sgt Charles I. Gordon - tg
10315 42-31923 11/2/1944 Merseberg Gallagher Lt Joseph C. Issacson - n
Lt Roy E. Gleason - b
Sgt Paul W. Johnson - e
Sgt William J. Moore - ro
Sgt Melvin D. Thompson - tg
10317 43-37556 11/2/1944 Merseberg Wallace Sgt Harold L. McDaniel - ro
Lt Charles W. Ford - tg
10318 43-37766 11/2/1944 Merseberg Morrow Sgt Charles E. Linquist - ro
Sgt Robert H. Koerner - wg
Sgt Joseph P. Salerno - tg
10343 43-38904 11/6/1944 Harburg McGroarty Lt Edward P. McGroarty - p
Lt Robert V. Botwright - cp
F/O Jack J. Gray - n
Sgt Henry D. McLeroy - tog
Sgt Angelo DiCamillo - e
Sgt James R. Reddie - ro
Sgt Frank T. Mueller - wg
Sgt Raymond E. Francis - tg
10343 42-38064 11/8/1944 Merseberg Furr Lt Arnet L. Furr - p
Lt Sterling R. Book, Jr - cp
Lt Joseph W. Andrews, Jr - n
Lt Leon D. Plagianos - b
Sgt Donald D. Brunsvold - e
Sgt Richard C. Weaver - ro
Sgt Glenn M. Wisdom - wg
Sgt Warren M. Rankin - bt
Sgt Leroy E. Wetzel - tg
11150 42-31505 11/30/1944 Bohlen Frechette Sgt Ward C. Price - tog
11334 43-37567 12/12/1944 Merseberg Higgins Lt Montell C. Higgins - p
11584 43-38795 1/13/1945 Maximiliansau Popham Lt Erwin C. Popham - p
F/O Robert H. Dickinson - vp
Lt Gus B. Skalski - n
Sgt Joseph H. Jones - tog
Sgt Keith W. Hill - ro
Sgt Robert W. Hamer - wg
Sgt William A. Marion - bt
Sgt Bruno W. Clifford - tg
11986 42-97164 1/28/1945 Cologne Boyes Lt Elmer W. Felgenhauer - cp
Lt Merritt D. Turner - b
12435 44-6831 2/16/1945 Gelsenkirchen Brazier Lt William F. Freeman - b
Sgt Walter H. Klimhoff - e
Sgt Daniel S. Hochberg - wg
Sgt Richard C. Trapp - wg
Sbt William J. Conner - bt
Sgt Stanley D. Swanson - tg
12801 44-8255 2/28/1945 Soest Kirk Lt Roy H. Kirk, Jr - p
Sgt Edward A. Grover - ro
Sgt Williard Krueger - tg
13616 43-38854 3/24/1945 Hopsten Williams Lt Sherrill R. Williams - p
Lt Earl R. Downey, Jr - cp
F/O Benjamin J. Bushey - n
Sgt Ralph W. Smith - e
Sgt Eugene P. Bussard - ro
13882 44-8368 4/10/1945 Oranienburg Fox Sgt Lloyd J. Blood - ro
13912 43-38606 4/10/1945 Oranienburg Thompson F/O Max E. Felder - cp
Sgt Alfred F. Waichunas - tog
Sgt Thomas E. Smith - e
Sgt Walter J. Basara - bt
14182 44-8557 4/18/1945 Freising Thistle Sgt John T. Miller - e
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This next page is a listing of all men of the 457th Bomb Group who were Killed in Service (KIS). That is, they died in accidents, mid-air collisions, etc. and not as a result of enemy action. No MACR exists for these men but nonetheless they made the supreme sacrifice for their country in war time and are herewith honored.
Legend
- p Pilot
- n Navigator
- b Bombardier
- e Engineer
- ro Radio Operator
- cp Copilot
- wg Waist Gunner
- bt Ball Turret
- tg Tail Gunner
- tog Toggleer

Comrades Killed in Service
Aircraft Date Mission Pilot Killed in Service
42-31541 12/23/1943 Wendover, USA Snow Lt William R. Snow - p
Lt Dwight T. Sullivan - cp
Lt Robert F. Oberfelder - n
Lt Earl F. Saucer - b
Sgt Vernon L. Cummings - e
Sgt Edwin A. Liseinger - ro
Sgt James A. Henning - wg
Sgt Morris H. Strong - tg
42-97088 4/11/1944 Sorau Gazzale Lt James R. Philips - n
Sgt Ralph R. Hipsman - e
Everett Broadie - bt
42-97236 4/21/1944 Glatton Coffman Lt Owen B. Coffman - p
Lt Stewart Barnes - cp
Lt Joseph J. Peacock - n
Lt Lowell D. Baker - b
Sgt Joseph T. Paddock - ro
Sgt Donald L. Moore - wg
43-38812 12/23/1944 England Hendrickson Lt Clifford Hendrickson - p
Lt Walter B. Graves - cp
F/O Joseph L. Kilmer - n
F/O David E. Williams - b
Sgt George H. Bruer - e
Sgt Robert H. Riedel - ro
Sgt George B. Hawley - wg
Sgt Edmund T. Fitzgerald - bt
Sgt Clifford A. Henrich - tg
43-38819 12/24/1944 Glatton Sundbaum Sgt Donald J. Peacock - wg
44-6088 1/10/1945 Belgium Gauss Lt Fredrick C. Gauss - p
44-8720 2/6/1945 Glatton Kerr Capt Roy Kerr - p
Capt William Doherty - cp
Lt Maurice E. Walbridge - b
Sgt Robert L. Stevenson - ro
42-31630 2/20/1945 Alconbury Mack Lt Richard L. Mack - p
Lt Donald E. Schick - cp
Lt John S. Nierengarden - n
Lt Ralph Bell - b
Sgt Robert Reublin - e
Sgt Charles Held - ro
Sgt Lloyd R. Kennedy - wg
Sgt Frank J. Eichenlaub - wg
Sgt Raymond V. Hunter - bt
Sgt Earl Whitmack - tg
44-8152 4/5/1945 Glatton Snow Lt Donald B. Snow - p
Major Edward Dozier - cp
Lt James P. Guyot - n
Lt Harry G. Baal - b
Lt Hervert L. Stempler - rn
Sgt Joseph E. Adams - e
Sgt Robert W. Pinckney - ro
Sgt Robert L. Todd - wg
Lt Jack E. Taifer - tg
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