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Yap Island Mission Loss—25 June 1944

The following plane was lost on 25 June 1944 on a mission to Yap Island. I would greatly appreciate anyone's help to locate additional information regarding the information listed below.Submit additional information, updates, newpaper articles, pictures, and supporting documents to:

Date: Plane Type: Unit: Crew Names: Supporting Documents:
25 June 1944 B-24J 13th AF, 307th BG, & 372st BS All 10 Men listed as MIA:
  1. Gerald D. Coleman
  2. John E., Jr. Jurica
  3. Martin B. Unger
  4. James F. Lind
  5. Robert P. Wagoner
  6. James R., Jr. Lykens
  7. James R. Hurd
  8. John R. McCullough
  9. Romeo Tetreault
  10. Bill J. Williams
MACR 10023

MACR #10023
(pdf file 13 MB)


Coleman Crew (307th BG) shot down June 25, 1944 over Yap Island. One plane of 307th Gp was seen to crash at 9º25'30"N - 138º05'E at 1152 K. No survivors were seen and no fire, smoke or explosion from the plane. This plane was reported to have gone down in a flat spin and crashed just outside the reef south of the island. Two enemy fighters followed this airplane down but were not strafing. No parachutes were seen.

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