Born in Wray in 1920, the son of Guy and Anna BANCROFT Bulllock
Pilot 2nd Lt. Nathaniel B.
Guiberson, Jr., O-661828 (MIA / KIA) TX
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Richard M. Foss, O-678221 (MIA / KIA) IL
Navigator 2nd Lt George E. Scamman, O-0797407 (MIA / KIA) ME
Bombardier 2nd Lt Leonard R. Graff, 0-727633 (MIA / KIA) NY
Engineer SSgt Seymour L. Adelman, 12010960 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Asst Engineer SSgt Robert N. Furtwangler, 36160718 (MIA / KIA) MI
Radio SSgt John E. Fanning, 13047851 (MIA / KIA) PA
Asst Radio Sgt James O. Avery, 7008922 (MIA / KIA) LA
Tail Gunner SSgt Robert J. Ventura, 18125902 (MIA / KIA) TX
Armourer-Gunner Pvt Gordon P. Bullock, 20914045 (MIA / KIA) CA
MIA June 30, 1943
Possibly, this B-24 was shot down by 251st Kōkūtai
J1N1 Irving piloted by
Satoru Ono with observer Okado, which claimed a B-24 shot down.
Located on Guadalcanal near Koli Point on, fifteen miles from Henderson Field, closest to the Metapona River to the east and the Naumbu River to the west. To the south-east was a Crash Strip and further to to the south-east is Koli Field (Bomber 3). The single strip ran approximately NE to SW (parallel to Koli Field).
On December 16, 1942 the first landing was by SBD Dauntless 06667 piloted by Captain Carney who pronounced the strip satisfactory. After taking off again, his plane developed motor trouble over Skylark Channel and crashed killing both aboard. Afterwards, the new airfield was named "Carney Field" for Captain James V. Carney.
Further expanded, this airfield was designed for use by 13th Air Force heavy bombers with several taxiways added to both sides of the runway. By January 1945 the main runway was 6,700' x 150'.
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