|SMITH, Benjamin B.||1st Lt.||
|HANN, Nathan||2nd Lt.||
|GIANORECO, John M.||2nd Lt.||O-2 007 598|
|CALLOWAY, Carl H.||T/Sgt.||14 123 889|
|GRIGGS, Harley C.||S/Sgt.||39 918 965|
|DIAZ, Manuel A.||T/Sgt.||39 261 254|
|ADMAS, Donovan C.||S/Sgt.||36 778 227|
|BERRY, Zane R.||S/Sgt.||39 917 037|
|DUNN, William||S/Sgt.||33 614 833|
On the 30 April 1945, the 394th Bomb Squadron took off from Guiuan Air Strip, Samar Island, Philippine Islands, for a combat bombing mission on Davao, Mindanao Island, Philippine Islands. The flight to, and over the target, was successful. After they had completed dropping there bombs, they proceeded toward Morotai Island, in the Molucca Islands, where they planned to land.
They were approximately thirty miles from Morotai Island, near Race Island, flying in their usual formation, when two of the airplanes in the formation collided. B-24M Serial No. 44-41869 and B-24L Serial No. 44-41541. The collision damaged both planes severely, causing them to crash into the ocean immediately. There were no survivors on either aircraft, and only one of the bodies was recovered, that of F/O Arthur B. Sobol, T-128 478, after a through search had been made by surface craft and low flying search aircraft.