44-50389 B24 (MACR 14732)
On 28 June 1945, a B-24M, # 44-50389, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Pandaveswar, India, on a bombing mission over Bantakli, Thailand. It had to fly IFR through monsoon weather conditions. Its last known location was in the vicinity of Akyab, Burma. Like others, it most likely went down in the Bay of Bengal. The crew were:
Pilot 2ndLt Wesley H. Sommers 0-826986
Co-Pilot 2ndLt James C. McGinty 0-2062003
Navigator 2ndLt Frederick P. Prevot Jr. 0-2068463
Bombardier 2ndLt James M. Moore 0-2065383
Radar Observer 2ndLt Kenneth E. Swanson 0-931113
Engineer PFC Arthur H. Feinberg 32467608
Radio Operator Sgt Leo D. Kahoe 37083430
Armorer-Gunner Sgt George R. Oberlander Jr. 33871527
Gunner Sgt Lewis P. Annabalini 31411344
Last radio contact was with Headquarters, R.A.F. 231st Group (British), Calcutta, India. Search was led by the 222nd Air Sea Rescue Group. The next-of-kin listed were:
Sommers William E. Sommers, F, Cottage Grove, Wisc.
McGinty Gertrude V. McGinty, W, 239 S. Maple Ave, Maple Shade, NJ
Prevot Frederick P Prevot, F, 155 Harborview Ave, Bridgeport, Conn.
Moore Jennie L Moore, W, 1108 Elm St, Coffeyville, KS
Swanson Edith Swansdon, M, 2460 N 29th St, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Kahoe James L Kahoe, F, 927 W Reed, Moberly, MO
Oberlander Lois J Oberlander, W, 725 Edison St, York, PA
Annabalini Aurelia V Annabalini, M, 15 Walbach St, New London, Conn.
Feinberg Edith Feinberg, M, 50 W Mann Ave, Newark, NJ