Aircraft B-29 with serial number 44-69665 departed from West Field in Tinian on a combat mission to Kobe, Japan. The aircraft was hit by enemy fighters and went down in a slow spiral, one engine smoking. The aircraft was seen to crash approximately 23 miles from the coast of Southern Honshu.

Crewmembers
Captain Robert L. Arnold
1st Lt Vincent L. Garman
S/Sgt Glenn C. Huhnstock
S/Sgt Kenneth L. Kirkland
S/Sgt Theodore P. Ladd
Cpl Theodore J. Mainiere
Sgt Joseph R. McDaniel
1st Lt Harry P. Polgar
S/Sgt Charles L. Vreeland
F/O Melvin Wolf
1st Lt Roy M. Young

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