During the overseas movement of the air echelon, one crew was lost. Crew 66, flown by 2nd Lt Albert A Poor of the 703rd Bomb Squadron, ditched in the Carribean and there were no survivors among the crew of 10 and their 4 passengers. The plane went down approximately 100 miles South of St. Croix, in the Virgin Islands. As there were no survivors, the cause of the crash will never be known, but a member of another crew of the 703rd making the same transit remembers hearing a desperate call indicating they were having fuel transfer problems.
A subsequent search of the area shortly after the ditching found a few pieces of wreckage, a partially inflated life raft, and a parachute. The seas were 4 to 6 foot waves which would have made the ditching even more difficult. Multiple aircraft were dispatched but no sign was ever found beyond the initial wreckage.