MACR 9482

389th BG Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 19-Oct-44
Serial Number: 42-50842
Aircraft Model B-24J-5-FO
Aircraft Letter: J-
Aircraft Name: BETSY II
Squadron: 567th BS
Location: Crashed 2 km North of Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Cause: AA
Notes: See book "Kriegie" by Kenneth Simmons for details.
Position Rank Name Fate Hometown
Pilot Lt Coletti, Eugene J. POW Hollis, NY
Co-Pilot 2/Lt Hullinger, Max M. POW Kokomo, IN
Navigator 2/Lt Hollis, Terrell L. KIA Derma, MS
Bombardier 2/Lt Simmons, Kenneth W. POW Newell, IA
Nose Turret S/Sgt Polevka, Walter P. KIA Cleveland, OH
Engineer T/Sgt Bulla, John A. POW White Deer, TX
Radio Op. T/Sgt Wheatley, Dwight C. KIA Randolph Ctr, VT
Waist S/Sgt Asson, Edward POW Havre De Grace, MD
Waist S/Sgt Merrick, Douglas C. POW Richmond, CA
Tail S/Sgt Trala, John J. POW Chester, PA
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