B-25C 41-30771, 405 BS 38 BG, 21-Dec-1943
Hit by anti-aircraft fire south of Madang and crashed into water. No survivors were seen, though apparently the aircraft re-surfaced after striking the water.
1/Lt Charles E Besley, 0-792204 (Pilot)
2/Lt Frank O Burgeson, 0-805750 (Co-Pilot)
1/Lt Gerald Greenberg, 0-666656 (Navigator)
T/Sgt Elden W Protivinsky, 18054138 (Radio Operator)
T/Sgt John A Jenna, 19017267 (Gunner)
Due to the nearness to the shore and the plane hitting the water, going under and then poping back up again.
The crew, some if not all could have gotten out and made it to shore.
If not the remains could be recovered