|Aircraft Model:||Boeing B-17E Fortress|
|Name / Nose Art:||HONI KUU OKOLE|
|Units:||64th Bombardment Squadron, 43rd Bombardment Group, USAAF|
|21 May 1943||Aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire during a mission to Rabaul and subsequently crashed into St George's Channel.|
Pilot: Maj PAUL I. WILLIAMS, USAAF O-418154 (Missing)
Co-Pilot: 2/Lt JOHN S. RIPPY, USAAF O-730964 (Prisoner of War)
Bombardier: M/Sgt GORDON R. MANUEL, USAAF (Survived)
Navigator: 2/Lt RICHARD U. AGUIRRE, USAAF O-733398 (Missing)
Flight Engineer: S/Sgt ROBERT B. GILLS, JR., USAAF 33122679 (Missing)
Radio Operator: Sgt EDWARD W. DRISCOLL, USAAF 36047422 (Missing)
Waist Gunner: S/Sgt LAWRENCE L. REXROAT, USAAF 18004066 (Missing)
Waist Gunner: Sgt ROBERT A. CURRY, USAAF 11007351 (Prisoner of War)
Belly Gunner: Pfc WILLIAM R. SMITH, USAAF 15098049 (Missing)
Tail Gunner: Sgt JOSEPH F. MURRAY, USAAF 13047717 (Missing)
Baugher, J. 2001 Boeing B-17E Fortress. Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 9 January 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b17_8.html>.
Pacific Wrecks 2017 B-17E "Honi Kuu Okole" Serial Number 41-9244. Retrieved 11 January 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-9244.html>.
Record updated on 11 January 2018.
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