My uncle Joseph Testagrossa was a member of the 463rd Bomb Group - 773rd Squadron and on B-17G tail number 44-6190, that was lost over the Adriatic Sea on 12/10/44. I have the missing crew report MACR #10689, but have never found any photos of his crew or airplane, and can't seem to find much info about his time there. Some accounts have him listed in the 772nd instead of the 773rd, but most point to him being in the 773rd.
From the (few pages) of the Missing Aircraft Report, the plane was last seen over the Adriatic (see the attachment) when it was lost in the clouds returning to Celone (near Foggia) from what was apparently a scrubbed bombing mission, since it was lost at 8:30AM they must not have gone much further than this before turning to return to the base, no one really knows what happened…lost in the clouds, it could have had a mechanical malfunction or the weather was bad because one eyewitness reported they veered right away from the Squadron….hard to know what exactly might have happened since the plane was never seen again.
Anyone know anything more?