B-24D #41-24017,

400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy,

On February 12, 1943, B- 24 #41-24017 took off near Port Moresby on an armed reconnaissance mission over Wewak. It was believed this B-24 failed to turn a proper course back to base and and was declared missing.

 The crew was –

T/Sgt, Robert H Blocker FL

S/Sgt, John F Coston TX

1st Lt, Evan P Hughes Co-Pilot, TN

T/Sgt Alexander Kouski OH

T/Sgt Bernard T Kwiatkowski NY

S/Sgt, James F Oliver OR

S/Sgt, Joe B Pacheco AZ

1st Lt Franklin L Peck NY

1st Lt Donald A Rininsland Pilot IA

1st Lt Lloyd A Stuehmer NE

1st Lt, Olin J Wimberly FL


1- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas

2- https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/41-24017.html