Atlantic Ocean – December 12, 1943
On December 12, 1943, a B-24 Liberator (42-7225) took off from Westover Field in Chicopee, Massachusetts, for a nighttime high altitude navigational and gunnery training flight over the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft was never seen again.
The air crew was assigned to the 758th Bombardment Squadron, 459th Bomb Group.
The lost crewmen were listed as follows:
(Pilot) Lt. William P. Masters
(Co-Pilot) Lt. R. R. Hansen (First name unknown)
(Gunner) Sgt. Cecil H. Conklin
(Gunner) Sgt. Anthony L. Greco
(Gunner) Sgt. Dean G. McCaffrey
(Radio Operator) Sgt. Bernard G. Stoeckley
(Gunner) Sgt. Anson G. Wiseman
(Flight Engineer) Sgt. Stanley E. Zajac
A memorial to these men can be seen at the New England Air Museum in Winsor Locks, Connecticut.
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Source: 459th bombardment Group website