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Yap Island Mission Loss—5 July 1944

The following plane was lost on 5 July 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:
5 July 1944 B-24 13th AF, 307th BG, & 372nd BS All 11 Men listed as MIA:
  1. Edward J. Rice
  2. Kenneth D. Smith
  3. Marcel J. Bilder
  4. Lester P. Brown Jr.
  5. Benjamin T. Tampio
  6. Sol Stein
  7. Thomas B. Silko
  8. Donald E. Reed
  9. Sam M. Manfredi
  10. Earle W. Painter
  11. Tommy W. Griggs
MACR 6526

AC# 44-40611 MACR 6526
(pdf file 1.4 MB)


PAT NOTE: The Rice Crew was lost 150 miles to the south of Yap Island.

40611 (307th BG) shot down Jul 5, 1944 150 miles SE of Yap Island, exploded on impact in ocean. more

Rice Crew pictures and documents can be viewed on the following page;

Rice Crew—Click to Enlarge

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