Killed Or Missing In Action
Central/Western Pacific

Dedicated to the memory of these young men of the 48th Bombardment Squadron who gave their lives in defense of their country.


January 27, 1944 Missing in Action Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands
2nd Lt. Joseph N. Hood,
2nd Lt. Howard H. Manton,
2nd Lt. Charles H. Perry,
S/Sgt. Henry E. Bischofberger,
S/Sgt. Frank A. Bonham,
S/Sgt. Peter G. Phillips,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Engineer/Gunner
Radio Operator/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

February 23, 1944 Died from wounds from mission over Taroa, Maloelap Atoll
1st Lt. Folger Adams,
Communications Officer

March 26, 1944 Missing in Action 15 miles north of Ponape, Caroline Islands
1st Lt. Merritt S. Miller,
2nd Lt. Alexander Ruchko,
Capt. Lionel D. Colley,
2nd Lt. Vincent L. Ginkus,
S/Sgt. Gregory W. Frankland,
T/Sgt. Henry F. Wolasky,
S/Sgt. Steve S. Salla,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Acting Command Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Engineer/Gunner
Radio Operator/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

May 26, 1944 Killed on mission, 20 miles northeast of Ponape, Caroline Islands
S/Sgt. George J. Ebersole,
S/Sgt. Robert A. Goewey Jr.,
Engineer/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner

June 21, 1944 Died in line of duty, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands
Lt. Col. Solomon T. Willis,
Squadron Commander

August 5, 1944 Killed on mission over Guam
2nd Lt. Raymond C. Ostronik,
2nd Lt. Ralph D. McDaniel,
2nd Lt. Robert M. Snyder,
Sgt. Lester F. Willette,
S/Sgt. Robert F. Servis,
S/Sgt. Howard A. MacFadzon,
Pvt. Lawrence Swift,
Pilot
Co-Pilot
Bombardier/Navigator
Engineer/Gunner
Radio Operator/Gunner
Armorer/Gunner
Observer

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