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100. bombardovací skupina (těžká) [1942-1945]

100th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

     
Název:
Name:
100. bombardovací skupina (těžká)
Originální název:
Original Name:
100th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Datum vzniku:
Raised/Formed:
28.01.1942
Předchůdce:
Predecessor:
-
Datum zániku:
Disbanded:
21.12.1945
Nástupce:
Successor:
100. bombardovací skupina, velmi těžká
Nadřízené velitelství:
Higher Command:
DD.MM.RRRR-DD.MM.RRRR ?
Dislokace:
Deployed:
01.06.1942-18.06.1942 Orlando, Orlando Army Air Base
18.06.1942-26.06.1942 Bossier City, Barksdale Field
26.06.1942-28.08.1942 Pendleton, Pendleton Army Airfield
28.08.1942-01.11.1942 Boise, Gowen Field
01.11.1942-30.11.1942 Walla Walla, Walla Walla Army Air Base
30.11.1942-28.12.1942 Wendover, Wendover Field
28.12.1942-30.01.1943 Sioux City, Sioux City Army Air Base
30.01.1943-DD.05.1943 Kearney, Kearney Army Airfield
DD.05.1943-09.06.1943 -
09.06.1943-DD.12.1945 Thorpe Abbotts, US Army Air Force Station 139
DD.12.1945-20.12.1945 -
20.12.1945-21.12.1945 Edison, Camp Kilmer

Velitel:
Commander:
01.06.1942-14.11.1942 ?, ? ( ? )
14.11.1942-28.04.1943 Alkire, Darr H. (Colonel)
28.04.1943-DD.06.1943 Turner, Howard M. (Colonel)
DD.06.1943-DD.07.1943 Huglin, Harold Q. (Colonel)
DD.07.1943-19.04.1944 Harding, Neil B. (Colonel)
19.04.1944-09.05.1944 Kelly, Robert H. (Colonel)
09.05.1944-02.02.1945 Jeffery, Thomas S. Junior (Colonel)
02.02.1945-23.06.1945 Sutterlin, Frederick J. (Colonel)
23.06.1945-21.12.1945 Wallace, John B. (Lieutenant Colonel)
Podřízené jednotky:
Subordinated Units:
Poznámka:
Note:
-
Zdroje:
Sources:
-
URL : https://www.valka.cz/100-bombardovaci-skupina-tezka-1942-1945-t3872#496186Version : 0
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Created as the 100th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 28.1.1942
Activated 1.6.1942
Deactivated 21.12.1945
Being on the 100th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy)
Transferred to the reserve
Activated 29.5.1947
Deactivated 27.6.1949

SQUADRON
349th - 1942 - 1945; 1947 - 1949
350th - 1942 - 1945; 1947 - 1949
351st - 1942 - 1945; 1947 - 1949
418th - 1942 - 1945; 1947 - 1949

STATIONS
Miami, Miami International Airport , 29.5.1947 - 27.6.1949

CAMPAIGNS
Air Offensive, Europe
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes - Alsace
Central Europe

DECORATIONS
Distinguished Unit Citations - Germany, 17.8.1943
Berlin, Germany, 4., 6., 8.3.1944
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, 25.6. - 31.12.1944.
URL : https://www.valka.cz/100-bombardovaci-skupina-tezka-1942-1945-t3872#42796Version : 0
Kody squadron
349 XR
350 LN
351 EP
418 LD

Call sign
D

Used aircraft
B-17

characters:
100th BG
squadron.
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Details for individual ztracenym sim :

42-3260 ("Angel's Tit") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-40-DL Fortres - lost during naletu on Bremy 25.6.1943

crew learn
1st Lt Alonzo P. Adams III P KIA
F/O George Of. Krech CP KIA
2nd Lt Nicholas Demchak N POW
2nd Lt Jesse D. Gurley B KIA
T/Sgt John To. Sullivan E KIA
S/Sgt Edmond J. Walker WG KIA
T/Sgt James D. Purcell R KIA
S/Sgt John G. Circles BT KIA
S/Sgt Norman Asbornsen WG KIA
S/Sgt Bryant Hutchinson TG KIA





42-29986 - Boeing B-17F-80-BO Fortress - (XR-Q) - lost during naletu on Bremy 25.6.1943

crew learn
Capt Oran E. Petrich P KIA
2nd Lt Bluford B. Mullins CP KIA
1st Lt Edward N. Jones N KIA
Lt. Stanley Morrison B KIA
T/Sgt Max P. Brim E KIA
S/Sgt Joseph D. Bieu WG KIA
T/Sgt Edward J. Zerblis R KIA
S/Sgt Henry H. Rutherford BT KIA
S/Sgt Pete With. Villalobes, Jr. WG KIA
S/Sgt James M. Strong, Jr. TG KIA



42-30050 - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - "Judy D" - lost during naletu at Le Bourget 10.7.1943

crew learn
1st Lt Charles L. Duncan P POW
2nd Lt Archibald L. Robertson CP EVADEE
1st Lt Oliver M. Chiesl N POW
1st Lt William H. Forbes B POW
T/Sgt Ernest De Los Santos E POW
S/Sgt Bernard Even. Hanover WG POW
Edmund Oliver R POW
S/Sgt Gene F. Frank BT POW
Sgt. Parrish Reynolds WG POW
S/Sgt William D. Whitley TG POW

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42-30038 - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - "Bar Fly" - ztracena behem naletu na Bremy 25.6.1943


posadka
1st Lt Paul J. Schmalenbach P KIA
F/O George W. Cox CP KIA
1st Lt John F. Brown N POW
2nd Lt Jack L. Clark B KIA
T/Sgt Eugene M. Beck E KIA
Pvt Anthony J. Russon WG KIA
T/Sgt Frank J. Podbielski R POW
S/Sgt Norman C. Goodwin BT POW
S/Sgt William C. Lucas WG POW
S/Sgt Lewis W. Priegal TG KIA
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Admin: This downed B-17 "Judy D" should be on the conscience of most likely Fw. Martin Brendel from 1./JG 2, a time of 8:30 and or himself the commander of the 12./JG 2 Oblt. Georg-Peter Eder, a time of 8:32. Both claimed usaaf B-17 just in the vicinity of Dieppe.
As soon as I find out something new, I'll let you know .)

I present here another lost bomber 100 BG which is known the exact opponent:

B-17 s/n 42-31215, 100 BG, 349 BS downed the Fw 190, which, piloted by Ofw. Adolf Glunz, for whom this marked a 47 kill, 5./JG 26, near Beauvais, clock 11:03.

I'd like the names of all the crew members of this bomber, shot down Glunzem .) Thanks in advance.
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Well, I was looking for the lost machine 42-31215 and it will be a nut, because the sources are dispersing - one machine with this serial number demonstrably crashed in Nevada on January 4, 1944 when it caught fire in the air. Two men of the crew died, the others escaped by parachute. Record of the loss of the machine with this serial number from the raid on Bremen and Paris November 26, 1943 also exists, but I could not find anything more, nor the name of the machine, the designation, the crew, just nothing. Maybe if anyone has anything more, let me know!
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Overview of the missions of the 100th Bombardment Group

Year 1943

22.6.1943
Diverze, North sea


25.6.1943
Submarine docks of Bremen

3 aircraft lost :
42-3260
42-29986
42-30038



26.6.1943
A factory for aircraft engines at Le Mans


28.6.1943
Boat docks St.Nazaire


29.6.1943
A factory for aircraft engines at Le Mans
0,5 enemy airplane shot down


4.7.1943
Port Of La Pallice

1 aircraft lost :
42-30051



10.7.1943
Le Bourget Airport, Paris
Revoked

1 aircraft lost :
42-30050



14.7.1943
Le Bourget Airport, Paris

7 enemy aircraft destroyed


17.7.1943
A factory for aircraft engines, Hamburg

5 enemy aircraft destroyed


18.7.1943
Kassel
Revoked


24.7.1943
Boat docks, Trondheim

2 enemy aircraft destroyed


25.7.1943
Ports Warnemünde and Kiel

1 aircraft lost :
42-5862



26.7.1943
Manufacture of rubber Hannover


28.7.1943
Air factory Oschersleben

2 enemy aircraft destroyed


29.7.1943
Air factory Warnemünde


30.7.1943
Air factory Kassel


2.8.1943
Airport Bernay St.Martin


12.8.1943
A factory for the production of synthetic gasoline Wesseling, Bonn


14.8.1943
Diverze, North sea


15.8.1943
Merville, air factory Lille

2 enemy aircraft destroyed


17.8.1943
Air factory Regensburg

49 enemy aircraft destroyed
9 aircraft lost :
42-5860
42-5867
42-3232
42-30002
42-30042
42-30063
42-30070
42-30080
42-30311


19.8.1943
The Airport Of Woensdrecht


22.8.1943
Diverze, North sea


24.8.1943
Conches, Evreux-Fauville


24.8.1943
Bordeaux/Merignac


26.8.1943
The airport of Woensdrecht and Gilzerijken


27.8.1943
A Bomb In A-1, Watten


29.8.1943
Merville, Lille
Revoked


31.8.1943
Repair of aircraft, Meulan les Merueaux


2.9.1943
Airport Kerlin-Bastard
Revoked


3.9.1943
Airport Paris, Beaumont le Roger

8 enemy aircraft destroyed
3 aircraft lost :
42-5865
42-30059
42-30089
(another spring says 4, but I don't have a serial number of 4. machine ?)
42-30035?


6.9.1943
Stuttgart Airport, Conches, Evreux

9 enemy aircraft destroyed
3 aircraft lost:
42-30335
42-30057
42-30402

7.9.1943
A Bomb In A-1, Watten


9.9.1943
Airport Arth
Revoked


9.9.1943
Beauvais-Tille Airport


15.9.1943
Air factory Renault, Paris

5 enemy aircraft destroyed
1 aircraft lost :
42-3452


16.9.1943
Bordeaux/Merignac airport and La Pallice

1 aircraft lost :
42-30064


20.9.1943
Paris
Revoked


23.9.1943
Vannes Airport


26.9.1943
Paris


27.9.1943
The Port Of Emden


2.10.1943
Docks in Emden

3 enemy planes destroyed


4.10.1943
The factory in Saarluis and Hannau
9 enemy aircraft destroyed
1 aircraft lost :
42-30604


8.10.1943
Bremen

16 enemy aircraft destroyed
7 aircraft lost :
42-30358
42-30818
42-30840
42-5864
42-3233
42-3386
42-30154


9.10.1943
Air factory Marienburg


10.10.1943
Münster

2 enemy aircraft destroyed
12 aircraft lost :
42-30723
42-30725
42-30734
42-30823
42-30830
42-3229
42-3237
42-3433
42-30023
42-30047
42-30087
42-30090


14.10.1943
Factory deep groove ball bearings, Schweinfurt

7 enemy aircraft destroyed


18.10.1943
Duren
Withdrawn over the French coast


20.10.1943
Factory Duren


3.11.1943
Boat docks, Wilhelmshaven


4.11.1943
Gelsenkirchen
Revoked


5.11.1943
A factory for the production of synthetic gasoline Gelsenkirchen

1 aircraft lost :
42-37748


7.11.1943
Station and the factory Duren


11.11.1943
Münster
Revoked


13.11.1943
Bremen


16.11.1943
A Hydroelectric Power Plant Rjukan


19.11.1943
Gelsenkirchen, Zutphen


23.11.1943
Berlin
revoked


26.11.1943
Bremen, boat docks, Paris

1 enemy aircraft destroyed
1 aircraft lost :
42-31215
(?)


29.11.1943
Bremen


30.11.1943
Solingen

1 enemy aircraft destroyed


5.12.1943
Air factory Bordeaux / Merignac


11.12.1943
Emden, boat docks

5 enemy aircraft destroyed
1 aircraft lost :
42-37715


12.12.1943
Berlin and Bremen


13.12.1943
Boat docks, Kiel


16.12.1943
Bremen


20.12.1943
Bremen


22.12.1943
Münster

1 aircraft lost :
42-31071

24.12.1943
St. Joseph au Bois

30.12.1943
Chemical plant Ludwigshafen
1 enemy aircraft destroyed
2 aircraft lost :
42-5861
42-5997


31.12.1943
Factory deep groove ball bearings, Paris.
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Rok 1944


4.1.1944
Ponorkové doky Kiel



5.1.1944
Elberfeld, Neuss



7.1.1944
Chemická továrna Ludwigshafen



11.1.1944
Braunschweig a Osnabrück



14.1.1944
Halberstadt (noční mise)
Odvoláno



14.1.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Foret d'Hesdin



21.1.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Bois d'Esquerdes



24.1.1944
Frankfurt
Odvoláno



29.1.1944
Frankfurt


1 letoun ztracen :
???
42-31502 (nehoda při startu)

30.1.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Braunschweig



3.2.1944
Wilhelmshaven



4.2.1944
Ocelárn Frankfurt


3 letouny ztraceny :
42-30758
42-39799
42-37975




5.2.1944
Romilly sur Seine, Villacoublay



6.2.1944
Romilly sur Seine, Conches, Evreux



9.2.194
Halberstadt
Odvoláno



10.2.1944
Braunschweig


2 letouny ztraceny :
42-30062
42-31265



13.2.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Livossart, Bois RempreE



20.2.1944
Továrny v Poznani a Štětíně


1 nepřátelský letoun zničen


2 letouny ztraceny :
42-37790
42-39792



21.2.1944
Braunschweig, letiště Alhorn a Vorden

1 letoun ztracen :
42-37796



24.2.1944
Letecká továrna Pose, Rostock



25.2.1944
Letecká továrna Regensburg


1 letoun ztracen :
42-30788



28.2.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Marquenville



29.2.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Braunschweig



2.3.1944
Letiště Chartes



3.3.1944
Továrna na elektrické vybavení, Berlín



2 nepřátelské letouny zničeny


3 letouny ztraceny :
42-39817
42-38017
42-31970




4.3.1944
Továrna na elektrické vybavení, Berlín


3 nepřátelské letouny zničeny


1 letoun ztracen :
42-38016



6.3.1944
Továrna na elektrické vybavení, Berlín


26 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


15 letounů ztraceno :
42-30799
42-30170
42-30278
42-39994
42-97482
42-97491
42-31051
42-31731
42-38011
42-38044
42-38059
42-31735
42-31800
42-38197
42-39872




8.3.1944
Továrna na kuličková ložiska, Berlín


7 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


1 letoun ztracen :
42-40056



9.3.1944
Oranienburg




13.3.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1
Odvoláno



15.3.1944
Letecká továrna Waggum, Braunschweig


1 letoun ztracen :
42-39934



16.3.1944
Letiště Gablingen a město Augsburg


3 nepřátelské letouny zničeny



18.3.1944
Gablingen, Lechfeld, Augsburg, Mnichov


1 nepřátelský letoun zničen


3 letouny ztraceny :
42-3508
42-39830
42-37913

19.3.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Marquise a V-3 Mimoyeques



22.3.1944
Oranienburg, Berlín



23.3.1944
Braunschweig



27.3.1944
Letiště Bordeaux/Merignac



27.3.1944
Cazaux
(Skupina B)



28.3.1944
Letiště Chateaudun



30.3.1944
Ludwigshaven
Odvoláno



31.3.1944
Továrna na výrobu gumy Ludwigshaven
Odvoláno



1.4.1944
Továrna na výrobu gumy Ludwigshaven
Odvoláno



7.4.1944
Letiště Quakenbrück
Odvoláno



8.4.1944
Letiště Quakenbrück



9.4.1944
Kreszinke a Marienburg
Odvoláno



10.4.1944
Letiště Maldegem



11.4.1944
Letecká továrna Poznaň, Rostock


10 nepřátelských letounů zničeno



12.4.1944
Letecká továrna Schkeuditz/Lipsko
Odvoláno



13.4.1944
Letecká továrna Augsburg


1 nepřátelský letoun zničen



18.4.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Genshagen



19.4.1944
Letiště Lippstadt a Werl



20.4.1944
Marquenville a Flottemanville-Hague



22.4.1944
Soest, Werl


2 nepřátelské letouny zničeny


1 letoun ztracen :
42-37783



24.4.1944
Letecká továrna Friedrichshafen



25.4.1944
Dijon/Longvic




26.4.1944
Braunschweig, Fallersleben



27.4.1944
Letiště Thionville, Le Culot


1 letoun ztracen :
42-3534



27.4.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Flottenmanville



28.4.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Sottevast


2 letouny ztraceny :
42-107024
42-107056



29.4.1944
Berlín



1.5.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Wizernes



1.5.1944
Saarguemines


1 nepřátelský letoun zničen



7.5.1944
Berlín



8.5.1944
Berlín



8.5.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 La Glacerie


1 letoun ztracen :
42-31710



9.5.1944
Letiště Laon/Couvron a Laon/Athies



10.5.1944
Fallersleben
Odvoláno



11.5.1944
Liege


1 letoun ztracen :
42-39983



12.5.1944
Rafinerie Most (Čechy)


2 letouny ztraceny :
42-31504
42-97127


13.5.1944
Osnabrück



19.5.1944
Berlín


10 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


2 letouny ztraceny :
42-97607
42-38191


20.5.1944
Brusel
Odvoláno



23.5.1944
Letiště Troyes
Odvoláno



24.5.1944
Berlín


10 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


9 letounů ztraceno :
42-31306
42-31534
42-31941
42-97845
42-97095
42-102528
42-102624
42-102635
42-102648




25.5.1944
Brusel



27.5.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Strassbourg



28.5.1944
Gera, Rafinerie Magdeburg


8 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


1 letoun ztracen :
42-31389



29.5.1944


Letecká opravna Lipsko


1 letoun ztracen :
42-107011



30.5.1944
Troyes



31.5.1944
Osnabrück, MY



2.6.1944
Pobřežní obrana Boulogne



2.6.1944
Nádraží Paříž



4.6.1944
Pobřežní obrana Boulogne



5.6.1944
Abbeville a Boulogne



2 letouny ztraceny :
42-107095
43-37591



6.6.1944
Ouistreham



6.6.1944
Falaise
Odvoláno



6.6.1944
Falaise



7.6.1944
Most v Nantes



8.6.1944
Most v Tours



10.6.1944
Letiště Morlaix
Odvoláno



11.6.1944
Pobřežní obrana Berck sur Mer



12.6.1944
Pobřežní obrana Dukerque a Rosieres


2 letouny ztraceny :
42-97883
43-37601



14.6.1944
Letiště Le Culot
Odvoláno



15.6.1944
Hannover, Wilster



18.6.1944
Brunsbuttelkoog, kanál



19.6.1944
Letiště Corme Ecluse


20.6.1944
Továrna na letecké motory, Fallersleben


21.6.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Basdorf


21.6.1944
Ruhland


22.6.1944
Říční doky Paříž


1 nepřátelský letoun zničen



24.6.1944
Sklad paliva Grand Couronne u Rouenu


1 letoun ztracen :
42-97065



25.6.1944
Jižní Francie, dodávky


1 letoun ztracen :
42-97859



26.6.1944
Rafinerie Dohobycz


29.6.1944
Rafinerie Bohlen


2 nepřátelské letouny zničeny




3.7.1944
Arad (Rumunsko)


4.7.1944
Železniční most Gien


5.7.1944
Beziers


6.7.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Fleury, Crepeuil


7.7.1944
Merseburg, Bohlen, Gottingen


8.7.1944
Clamecy-Joigny, Bourth LeLente


11.7.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Mnichov


12.7.1944
Průmyslová zóna Mnichov


13.7.1944
Továrna na tryskové motory Mnichov


5 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


2 letouny ztraceny :
42-31074
42-107137


14.7.1944
Operace Cadillac




17.7.1944
Železniční most Auxerre


17.7.1944
Odpalovací rampy V-1 Montgourney


18.7.1944
Kiel
(skupina A)


18.7.1944
Hemmingstadt
(skupina B)


19.7.1944
Schweinfurt a Duren


20.7.1944
Rafinerie Merseburg


1 letoun ztracen :
42-97564



21.7.1944
Regensburg a Ludwigsburg


24.7.1944
Podpora pozemních vojsk, St.Lo
Odvoláno


25.7.1944
Podpora pozemních vojsk, St.Lo


1 letoun ztracen :
42-102416


28.7.1944
Rafinerie Merseburg


3 letouny ztraceny :
42-97555
42-97621
42-32009


29.7.1944
Rafinerie Merseburg a Hildesheim


1 nepřátelský letoun zničen


8 letounů ztraceno :
42-31537
42-31723
42-31903
42-97829
42-107007
42-107211
42-102667
43-37655



31.7.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Mnichov


2.8.1944
železniční mosty Tergnier a La Fere


3.8.1944
Železniční křižovatka Troyes



4.8.1944
Rafinerie Hamburg


5.8.1944
Letecká a tanková továrna Magdeburg


2 letouny ztraceny :
43-37572
43-37839



6.8.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Berlín


7.8.1944
Most v Beautoru


8.8.1944
Obranné postavení St. Sylvain


1 letoun ztracen :
43-37865



11.8.1944
Letiště Villacoublay


1 letoun ztracen :
42-6087



13.8.1944
Silnice a železnice Nantes-Gassicourt


14.8.1944
Rafinerie Ludwigshaven


1 letoun ztracen :
42-3413



15.8.1944
Letiště Venlo


18.8.1944
Sklad paliva Pacy sur Armancon


24.8.1944
Rafinerie Porúří


25.8.1944
Rafinerie Politz


26.8.1944
Obranné postavení v Brestu


27.8.1944
Berlín
Odvoláno


30.8.1944
Tanková továrna Brémy


1.9.1944
Mainz
Odvoláno



3.9.1944
Obranné postavení v Brestu, Crozon


1 letoun ztracen :
42-97924



5.9.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Stuttgart


6.9.1944
Berlín, Spandau
Odvoláno


6.9.1944
Brémy
Odvoláno


8.9.1944
Sklad munice Mainz


9.9.1944
Düsseldorf a Riezholz


10.9.1944
Tankové dílny Norimberk


11.9.1944
Rafinerie Porůří


16 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


12 letounů ztraceno :
43-38161
42-97806
42-97834
42-97154
44-6089
42-102657
42-102695
43-37863
43-37880
43-38043
43-38047
43-38076



12.9.1944
Rafinerie Magdeburg, Fulds.


13.9.1944
Továrna na motory Sindelfingen


15.9.1944
Operace Frantic
Odvoláno


18.9.1944
Varšava, zásobování


19.9.1944
Szolnok (Maďarsko)


22.9.1944
Návrat z Ruska


25.9.1944
Ludwigshafen


26.9.1944
Tankové dílny Brémy


27.9.1944
Mainz


28.9.1944
Rafinerie Merseburg


1 letoun ztracen :
44-6306



30.9.1944
Sklad munice Bielefeld


2.10.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Kassel




3.10.1944
Ludwigburg, Illesheim, Norimberk


5.10.1944
Letiště Handorf


6.10.1944
Továrna na letecké součástky Berlín - Spandau


1 letoun ztracen :
43-37882



7.10.1944
Bohlen a Hamlin


1 letoun ztracen :
43-38531



9.10.1944
Wiesbaden a Mainz


12.10.1944
Letecká továrna Brémy


15.10.1944
Cologne


17.10.1944
Cologne


18.10.1944
Továrna na letecké motory Kassel



19.10.1944
Ludwigshaven a Mannheim


22.10.1944
Münster


25.10.1944
Heligoland (Mise Afrodita)
Odvoláno



26.10.1944
Tankové dílny Hannover, Rafinerie Misburg


27.10.1944
Zeits, Merseburg, Kassel
Odvoláno


30.10.1944
Heligoland (Mise Afrodita)


30.10.1944
Merseburg
Odvoláno


31.10.1944
Politz
Odvoláno před startem


2.11.1944
Rafinerie Merseburg



5.11.1944
Thionville, Ludwigshaven


1 letoun ztracen :
44-6520



6.11.1944
Letecká opravna Neumunster


9.11.1944
Mety, Saarbrücken


1 letoun ztracen :
???

10.11.1944
Wiesbaden a Ingelheim


1 letoun ztracen :
42-106986



16.11.1944
Podpora pozemních vojsk, oblast Cách (Aachen)


21.11.1944
Rafinerie Merseburg & Osnabrück


26.11.1944
Hamm


29.11.1944
Hamm


30.11.1944
Rafinerie Merseburg


1 letoun ztracen :
43-38211
43-38211



2.12.1944
Koblenz
Odvoláno



4.12.1944
Giessen, Friedburg


5.12.1944
Tankové dílny, Berlín


11.12.1944
Giessen, Koblenz


12.12.1944
Darmstadt


13.12.1944
Osnabrück
Odvoláno


18.12.1944
Mainz


24.12.1944
Biblis, Babehnausen, Kaiserlautern


25.12.1944
Kaiserlautern


27.12.1944
Fulda


28.12.1944
Koblenz, Luxembourg, Lunebach


29.12.1944
Frankfurt


1 letoun ztracen :
44-8514



30.12.1944
Kassel


31.12.1944
Rafinerie Hamburg


23 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


12 letounů ztraceno :
42-31066
42-31895
42-31987
42-107233
43-38124
43-38215
43-38381
43-38408
43-38436
43-38457
43-38459
43-38535




Rok 1945

1.1.1945
Bielefeld
Odvoláno před startem


2.1.1945
Bad Kreuznach


3.1.1945
Fulda


5.1.1945
Frankfurt

1 letoun ztracen :
44-8433



6.1.1945
Letiště Germersheim, město Annweiler


7.1.1945
Most v Cologne, Limburg


10.1.1945
Železniční most v Cologne, Duisburg


1 letoun ztracen :
42-37936



10.1.1945
Hackfeld, Kappelem, Oberkassel


13.1.1945
Most v Mainzu


14.1.1945
Sklad paliva Derben


6 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


17.1.1945
Rafinerie Hamburg


20.1.1945
Breisack, Heilbronn


21.1.1945
Železniční most Mannheim



28.1.1945
Most Duisburg


29.1.1945
Tankové dílny Kassel


31.1.1945
Brémy, Berlín
Odvoláno


2.2.1945
Berlín
Odvoláno


3.2.1945
Berlín


4 letouny ztraceny :
44-6092
44-6500
42-102958
44-8379



6.2.1945
Chemnitz a Zwickau


6.2.1945
Bohlen


9.2.1945
Zbrojovka Bohlén Weimar


14.2.1945
Chemnitz
(skupina A, B)


14.2.1945
Most v Doubravě
(skupina C)


15.2.1945
Bohlen, Cottbus


17.2.1945
Frankfurt a Giessen


19.2.1945
Osnabrück, Münster


20.2.1945
Norimberk


21.2.1945
Norimberk


22.2.1945
Donaueschingen
(Skupina A)


22.2.1945
Koleje ve Wehingeru
(skupina C)


22.2.1945
Hueingen
(skupina B)


22.2.1945
Kitzingen
(skupina A)


23.1945
Nádraží Treuchtlingen


24.1945
železniční most Brémy


25.2.1945
Mnichov


26.2.1945
Berlín


28.2.1945
Kassel


2.3.1945
Porůří, Drážďany


3.3.1945
Braunschweig


1 letoun ztracen :
44-8220



4.3.1945
Ulm


7.3.1945
Datteln, Siegen


8.3.1945
Langendreer, Giessen


9.3.1945
Letecká továrna Frankfurt


10.3.1945
Dortmund


11.3.1945
Rafinerie Hamburg


12.3.1945
Doky Swinemünde


14.3.1945
Hannover
(skupina B)


14.3.1945
Seelze
(skupina A, C)


15.3.1945
Oranienburg


15.3.1945
Wittenburg


17.3.1945
Porůří, Plauen


18.3.1945
Berlín, Falkenburg


1 nepřátelský letoun zničen


3 letouny ztraceny :
43-37521
44-8717
43-38861



19.3.1945
Fulda, Lützkendorf, Jena


21.3.1945
Porůří, Plauen


1 nepřátelský letoun zničen


1 letoun ztracen :
44-8613



22.3.1945
Letiště Alhorn


23.3.1945
Unna
(skupina A, B, C)


1 letoun ztracen
43-37812


23.3.1945
Marburg
(skupina D)




24.3.1945
Letiště Steenwijk/Havelte


24.3.1945
Letiště Ziefenhain


28.3.1945
Tanková továrna Hannover


30.3.1945
Loděnice Hamburg




31.3.1945
Rafinerie Zeitz
(skupina B, C, D)


1 letoun ztracen :
44-6470



31.3.1945
Rafinerie Bad Berka
(skupina A)


3.4.1945
Ponorkové doky Kiel


1 letoun ztracen :
43-38992



4.4.1945
Ponorkové doky Kiel


5.4.1945
Norimberk


1 letoun ztracen :
43-37636



6.4.1945
Lipsko


7.4.1945
Sklad paliva Buchen


8 nepřátelských letounů zničeno


2 letouny ztraceny :
42-97071
44-8334


8.4.1945
Cheb (Čechy)


9.4.1945
Letiště Mnichov/Reim


10.4.1945
Letiště Burg bei Magdeburg


4 nepřátelské letouny zničeny


2 letouny ztraceny :
43-38963
43-38840


11.4.1945
Sklad munice Landshut, Ingolstadt


14.4.1945
Obranné pozice u Royan


15.4.1945
Obranné pozice u Royan


16.4.1945
Obranné pozice u Point de Grave


17.4.1945
Ústí n.L.


18.4.1945
Straubing, Tábor


20.4.1945
Oranienburg


1.5.1945
Walkenburg, Hague - zásobování





2.5.1945
Letiště Schiphol, Alkmaar



3.5.1945
Bergen, Hilversum - zásobování


5.5.1945
Letiště Bergen, Hilversum, Baarn


6.5.1945
Bergen, Hilversum - zásobování


7.5.1945
Letiště Schiphol
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42-3386 ("Marie Helena") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-50-DL Fortress - (EP-H) - lost during naletu on Bremy 8.10.1943

crew learn
2ND LT RAYMOND J. GORMLEY P KIA
2ND LT EDWARD J. FOX CP KIA
2ND LT PETER T. MOTTA NAV KIA
2ND LT WILLIAM J. HEATH BOM KIA
T/SGT DALE AND. VON SEGGERN ROG KIA
T/SGT JAY B. MCPHEE TTE KIA
S/SGT DONALD R. HILTON BTG KIA
S/SGT CHARLES PRESLEY WG KIA
S/SGT WILLIAM A. AVERY, JR WG KIA
S/SGT CLAY E. RIFE TG KIA

The plane was attacked by nepratelskym stihacem and zritilo is roughly 30 km jihovychodne from Emden. The witnesses said that the airplane hit FockeWulf Fw-190 with cervenym cumakem and both aircraft in flames zritila to the ground.





42-5864 ("Piccadilly Lilly") - Lockheed/Vega B-17F-30-IN Fortress - a (EP-A) - lost during naletu on Bremy 8.10.1943

crew learn
CAPT ALVIN L. BARKER COM PILOT KIA
CAPT. THOMAS E. MURPHY P KIA
2ND LT MARSHALL F. LEE CP KIA
2ND LT CHARLES C. SARABUN NAV POW
2ND LT FLOYD C. PETERSON BOM POW
T/SGT JOHN J. EHLEN TTE POW
S/SGT ELDER D. DICKERSON WG KIA
T/SGT DERRELL C. PIEL ROG KIA
S/SGT REED, AND. HUFFORD BTG POW
S/SGT AARON AND. DAVID WG KIA
S/SGT GERALD ABOUT. ROBINSON TG POW

The aircraft led the formation of the 100th BG to naletu on Bremy. Operating officer 351. BS Barker letel as a pilot, did with Murphy, while the types of pilot Lee checked in this flight as shot from the lower vega. Shortly after the release of the bombs got a plane change, during which were killed both pilots in the cabin, so Lee, who they tried to come to help, and shortly, nato airplane got into kolmeho pad and exploded. Only four protectors remained in the sky.



42-30047 ("the Sweater Girl") - the Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (LN-Q) - lost during naletu on Bremy 10.10.1943

crew learn
2ND LT CHARLES D WALTS P POW
2ND LT JEROME H. WALLACE CP KIA
2ND LT LOUIS H. OSS NAV POW
2ND LT RICHARD C.... DODSON BOM KIA
T/SGT TRAVIS L BRUMBEAU ROG POW
S/SGT CLYDE. WALKER TTE KIA
SGT HENRY AND. GRATZFELD BTG KIA
S/SGT THOMAS F. MURPHY RWG POW
SGT FRANK E. FETHERSTEN ENTITLED KIA
SGT WILLIAM O. HIGGINBOTHAM TG POW

This machine was sestrelen over the goal Hauptmannem Walter Hoecknerem from 2/AGI 1 as his 60. victory. Shooting spodniho shooter Gratzfelda but poskodila his machine and forced it on padaku leave. Stop the corrupt B-17 got into vyvrtky, of which came in the 1500 meters and the broke. Some of the personnel's morale vyskocili even before the aircraft began to fall, some of them got out of the rozlomeneho aircraft. The rest were killed mostly still in the airplane davkou of the 20mm cannon utociciho of the aeroplane. The vystrilel 320 rounds of ammunition 20mm and another 202 rounds of ammunition from a pair of 17mm (?? probably a mistake) machine gun.
(what was the machine ?)




42-30358 ("Phartzac") - the Boeing B-17F-100-BO Fortress - LN (- X) - lost during naletu on Bremy 8.10.1943

crew learn
1ST LT FRANK H. MEADOWS P KIA
2ND LT LLOYD W. EVANS CP KIA
2ND LT FRANK B. BUSH NAV KIA
2ND LT WILLIAM C.... HUBBARD BOM POW
S/SGT ROBERT H. WUSSOW ROG KIA
T/SGT HAROLD R. JACKSON TTE KIA
S/SGT RICHARD H. AGOR BTG KIA
S/SGT JAMES F. WARD WG POW
SGT DEXTER B. PAT WG KIA
S/SGT VINCENT D. SAPONE TG KIA

According to the statements bombometcika W. Hubbard with two bombs pri release caught in the bomb bay and after using spot exploded. He and one of the bocnich strelcu was kicked out of the explodujiciho of the aircraft and could even open padak, before he fell into unconscious, the other members among the crew during blast were killed.


42-3233 ("Our Baby") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-40-DL Fortress - (LN-R) - lost during naletu on Bremy 8.10.1943

crew learn
CAPT. BERNARD AND. DeMARCO P POW
F/O JAMES P. THAYER CP POW
1ST LT JOHN W. DOWNS NAV POW
2ND LT FRANCIS C.... HARPER BOM POW
CPL THORNTON STRINGFELLOW ROG POW
T/SGT BENJAMIN J. BARR TTE POW
??? WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS BTG POW
??? WILLIAM R. WOODBURY WG POW
S/SGT HARRY C.... CALHOUN WG POW
??? JEROME FERROGGIARO TG POW

Affected spot and stihaci forced to leave the formation and escape on padaku near Essen, all fell to the iimp.

.
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42-97127 ("Captain Crow") - Boeing B-17G-40-BO Fortress - (XR -? (C)) - lost during a raid on Most 12.5.1944, impact near the village of Český Jiřetín


crew
2nd Lt Jack C. Moore P POW
2nd Lt Robert L. Blais CP POW
F/O Ross O. McClure NAV POW
S/Sgt John P. Kidner ROG POW
S/Sgt Henry Heiber TTE POW
S/Sgt Wilbur G. Dishneau BTG KIA
S/Sgt John J. Jedryck RWG POW
S/Sgt James R. Hunter LWG POW
T/Sgt Charles R. Mueller TG POW


Hit by a flak near the target, the machine got into a corkscrew, the crew jumped. Everyone survived, except Wilbur G. Dishneau. This is the first machine shot down over the territory of Bohemia.
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thanks, I already linked it, I modified Most, I really had no idea that Brux is Most Smile
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Eger in Bohemia - Sudeten pseudonym for Cheb Smile
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42-31504 ("Rosies Riveters") - Boeing B-17G-20-BO Fortress - (LD-E) -lost during raid to Most 12.5.1944. Impact near Niederbachheim, Germany.


crew
1st Lt Alexander W. Kinder P POW
2nd Lt Theodore R. Schmuck CP POW
2nd Lt Dale R. Wynn NAV POW
2nd Lt William J. Dodd BOM POW
T/Sgt Robert W. Mazzacane ROG POW
T/Sgt Charles J. Wllson TTE POW
S/Sgt Charles R. Daniels BTG POW
S/Sgt Eugene W. Wayrynen RW POW
S/Sgt David F. Castles LW POW
S/Sgt Charles R. Stewart TG POW


Two engines were hit above the target, damaged. Later attacked by three fighters. Shot down, the crew jumped out and were captured.
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[quote:18660ece66 = "Admin"] 3.9.1943
Paris Airport, Beaumont le Roger


8 enemy aircraft destroyed
3 aircraft lost:
42-5865
42-30059
42-30089
(another source states 4, but I don't have the serial number of the 4th machine?)
So here is 42-30035: D
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42-30035 ("Torchy") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (XR-H) - lost during a raid on Paris on September 3, 1943.


crew
2nd Lt Charles B. Winkelman P Evadee
2nd Lt Ralph D. Smith CP Evadee
2nd Lt William H. Booth NAV Evadee
2nd Lt. Howard M. Harris BOM Evadee
T/Sgt Thomas E. Combs TTE Evadee
T/Sgt Jean E. Ray ROG POW
S/Sgt Thomas L. Cuccaro BTG POW
S/Sgt Michael F. Darcy WG Evadee
S/Sgt Alfred J. Zeoli WG Evadee
S/Sgt Ennis M. Bankhead TG KIA


Shot down near Paris, colliding with another aircraft, killing the rear machine gunner. The others jumped out, two crew members captured, the others fled.
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42-30089 ("Sunny") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (EP-J) - lost during a raid on Paris on September 3, 1943.


crew
1st Lt Richard C. King P KIA
2nd Lt George D. Brykalski CP KIA
2nd Lt Ernest Anderson NAV POW
2nd Lt Edward H. Hovde BOM POW
T/Sgt Robert L. McKnight ROG KIA
T/Sgt Trafford L. Curry TTE Evadee
S/Sgt Rudolph H. Harms BTG KIA
S/Sgt Heber Hogge, Jr WG POW
S/Sgt James M. Sides WG POW
S/Sgt Donald E. Wise TG KIA


They were hit by flak over Paris. As a result of the impact, he collided with another machine. The plane crashed in the fields far beyond Paris. Five crew members were rescued by parachute. Four of them were captured, one escaped. The others perished.
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42-30059 ("Barker's Burdens") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (EP-G) - lost during a raid on Paris on September 3, 1943

crew
2nd Lt Charles W. Floyd. Jr. P KIA
2nd Lt Jack C. Boyd CP KIA
2nd Lt Robert M. Rosenberg NAV POW
2nd Lt Frank C. Coon BOM POW
T/Sgt Theodore W. Price ROG KIA
S/Sgt John M. Neal TTE KIA
S/Sgt Earl Griggs BTG KIA
Sgt Dale P. Huffer RWG KIA
1st Lt Peter J. Theodore RWG KIA
S/Sgt John K. Williams TG KIA


Hit by Richard C. King's Sunny EP-J 1st Lt machine in the tail. The plane exploded in the air. The bombs that came loose probably hit the EP-J machine. Only two crew members survived.
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42-5865 ("Janie") - Lockheed/Vega B-17F-30-VE Fortress - (EP-H ) - lost in a raid on Paris on September 3, 1943.


crew
1st Lt Victor E. Fienup P POW
2nd Lt Eugene V. Mulholland CP Evadee
1st Lt Paul Pascal NAV Evadee
2nd Lt Blanton G. Barnes BOM POW
T/Sgt Charles F. Wright ROG POW
T/Sgt Roy A. Evenson TTE POW
S/Sgt Nolan D. Kreitenstein BTG Evadee
S/Sgt Marvin Miller TG KIA
S/Sgt Charles T. Daniels WG KIA
S/Sgt Robert H. Brown WG POW


A participant in a collision over Paris, one of the planes crashed into its tail section. The rear gunner was killed in the process. The others jumped out of the plane. S/Sgt Daniels had a fire-damaged parachute, he did not survive the jump.
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[quote:4486e111af = "Admin"] Well, I was looking for the lost machine 42-31215 and it will be a nut, the sources are dispersing - one machine with this serial number demonstrably crashed in Nevada 4.1.1944 when it caught fire in the air. Two men of the crew died, the others escaped by parachute. Record of the loss of the machine with this serial number from the raid on Bremen and Paris November 26, 1943 also exists, but I could not find anything more, nor the name of the machine, the designation, the crew, just nothing. Maybe if you have anything more, let me know![/Quote:4486e111af]


shot down over Bremen November 26, 1943


Crew
2ND LT GEORGE W. FORD P POW
2ND LT JEAN B. PITNER CP EVA
2ND LT ARNO E. PILISCHKE NAV EVA
2ND LT ARTHUR G. BODEI BOM POW
T/SGT MAX S. NEWMAN ROG KIA
T/SGT ANDREW F. HATHAWAY TTE EVA
S/SGT GEORGE E. JONES BTG KIA
S/SGT LEO J. BIANCHI WG POW
S/SGT CARL G. GLASMEIER WG POW
S/SGT DENTON L., KING TG POW


in this case, the records are really quite wild, but it should be the one described shot down by the aircraft FW-190 Ofw. Glunze.
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according to the MACR database (missing air crew report), the aircraft serial number 42-31215 was lost on November 26, 1943, MACR record # 1394.
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42-30154 ("War Eagle") - Boeing B-17F-90-BO Fortress - (XR-H) - lost in a raid on Bremen on October 8, 1943.


crew
2nd Lt Arthur H. Becktoft P POW
2nd Lt Clifford M. Spencer CP POW
2nd Lt Walter Nichols, Jr. NAV POW
2nd Lt Robert L. Miller BOM POW
T/Sgt Elmer J. Williams TTE POW
T/Sgt Floyd A. Lowe ROG KIA
S/Sgt Charles E. Marengo BTG POW
S/Sgt Henry T. Popielarski WG POW
S/Sgt Andy P. Stanley TG POW


After launching the bombs, the machine was attacked by a fighter Me-109. The radio operator and shooter T/Sgt Lowe died in the attack after being hit by a 20mm bullet. Engine number three was hit and the ensuing fire spread to most of the wing. The machine then lost a piece of the tail and went into a corkscrew. The rest of the crew jumped out and were captured.
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42-30840 - Boeing B-17F-125-BO Fortres - (LN-O) - lost in a raid on Bremen 10/8/1943


crew
2nd Lt Herbert G. Nash, Jr P KIA
2nd Lt Robert E. Speas CP KIA
2nd Lt John P. Hart NAV POW
2nd Lt Vernon N. Hogsett BOM POW
S/Sgt Thomas B Dilts ROG KIA
S/Sgt Patrick J. Neilon TTE KIA
Sgt Thaddeus L. Kirkpatrick BTG POW
Sgt Stanely Nowakowski WG POW
Sgt George D. Snyder WG POW n
S/Sgt Jow Bost TG KIA


Part of the crew got out of the uncontrollable machine, S/Sgt Neilon died shortly after hitting the ground. The rest of the crew did not get off the plane, due to the uncontrollable fall into which the machine got and died in the rubble on impact.
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42-30818 ("Salvo Sal") - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress - (LN-S) - lost in a raid on Bremen on October 8, 1943.


crew
1st Lt William H. McDonald P POW
2nd Lt John L. James, Jr CP POW
2nd Lt Carl L. Spicer NAV EVD
2nd Lt Frank P. McGlinchey BOM POW
T/Sgt Fred Pribish ROG POW
T/Sgt Charles S. Ashbaugh TTE POW
S/Sgt Ross W. Detillion BTG POW
S/Sgt Douglas H. Agee WG KIA
S/Sgt Victor P. Intoccia WG POW
S/Sgt Paul G. Sears TG POW


The aircraft was probably hit by flak in the target area. Several crew members were injured, S/Sgt Agee fatally with 20mm bullets. The crew jumped after a 30-minute flight over Holland, the machine fell near Zuider Zee in the western part of Holland. 2nd Lt Spicer got back to England with the help of the Dutch resistance, the other crew members were captured.
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42-97071 ("Andy's Dandy's") - Boeing B-17G-40-BO Fortress - (LD-P) - lost in raid on Buchen 7.4.1945


crew
2ND LT ARTHUR R. CALDER P KIA
2ND LT KENNETH R. CARR CP KIA
F/O WILLIAM J. BURBACH NAV KIA
F/O VICTOR HOFFMAN BOM KIA
SGT JOEPH C. HALLER ROG KIA
SGT LEONARD PIEPGRAS TTE KIA
CPL CARL J. DONNELL BTG KIA
SGT DWAYNE E. CARY WG KIA
CPL LEON E. BRIGGS TG KIA


The attacking fighter shot down the entire left wing. Then it collided with its wreckage and there was an explosion. The crew of the machine perished.
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44-8334 - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-60-VE Fortress - (XR-B) - lost during a raid on Buchen 7.4. 1945


crew
2ND LT WILLIAM E. HOWARD P POW
2ND LT GENARO DELGADO CP POW
2ND LT DOUGLAS R. JONES NAV POW
CPL MICHAEL MATY ROG KIA
CPL EDWARD E. HALL TTE POW
S/SGT LOUIS A. LEHRMANN KIA
CPL SAMUEL C. LUNSFORD, JR. TOG POW
CPL RUSSELL E. BOLDING WG POW
CPL GEORGE F. THOMAS TG KIA


attacked Me-109, hit engine number 3. The crew jumped. Then the bombs carried exploded and turned the plane 180 degrees. According to the crew, some of its members were killed by German civilians. Others captured.
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42-5862 ("Duration Plus Six") - Lockheed/Vega B-17F-30-VE Fortress - (LN -T) - lost during a raid on Warnemunde/Kiel 25.7.1943


crew
Captain Richard Carey P POW
2nd Lt William J. Styles CP POW
2nd Lt Calvin H. Defevre NAV KIA
2nd Lt William E. Griffith BOM KIA
T/Sgt Lester I. Berg TTE KIA
S/Sgt Charles J. Mayville WG KIA
T/Sgt. Steven S. Kopczewski ROG KIA
S/Sgt Norman C. Eddy BTG KIA
Pvt Robert D. Lepper WG POW
S/Sgt Maynard T. Parsons TG POW


The crew decided to bomb a replacement target, which was Kiel. Above Kiel they came under heavy flak fire. The machine was so damaged that the pilot decided to put the plane at sea. 4 men of the crew managed to get off the plane, but the rest of the crew also sank with the machine, which was sinking quickly. Later, the body of T/Sgt Kopczewski was found by a fisherman. The men who escaped from the plane were rescued by fishermen and subsequently captured.
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42-30051 ("Nevada Wildcat") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (EP-J) -Lost during the raid on La Pallice 4.7.1943.


crew
1ST LT ROBERT C. PEARSON P POW
2ND LT MELVILLE G. BOYD, JR CP POW
1ST LT BRUCE T. RINKER NAV POW
2ND LT JOHN L. DUNBAR BOM EVA
T/SGT JACK M. GOSS TTE POW
T/SGT RANDALL G. YILLA ROG POW
SGT EVERETT J. MOORE BTG POW
S/SGT LONNIE B. RUTLEDGE RWG POW
S/SGT JOHN T. WESTWOOD LWG POW
S/SGT ALBERT N. PURCELL TG POW


During the flight, both internal engines failed suddenly. The bombs were dropped into the sea and the pilot decided to try to reach Spain. During the next flight, they were attacked by Me-109. Another engine was shut down during the attack. The crew reported killing two Me-109s. Subsequently, the crew left the plane on parachutes. The machine landed on the small island of Ile D'Oleron. Most of the crew was captured, one member escaped and returned via England to England.
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42-5860 ("Escape Kit") - Lockheed/Vega B-17F-30-VE Fortress - (LD- P) - lost during a raid on Regensburg on August 17, 1943


crew
1st Lt Curtis R. Biddick P KIA
F/O RICHARD L. SNYDER CP KIA
2ND LT JOHN C. DENNIS NAV KIA
1st Lt Dan B. McKay BOM POW
T/SGT LAWRENCE E. GODBEY TTE KIA
T/SGT ROBERT R. DEKAY ROG KIA
S/SGT WALTER HALUNKA BTG POW
S/SGT WILLIAM M. BLANK WG POW
S/SGT CLARENCE R. BOWLIN TG POW
S/Sgt Howard J. Brock WG POW


About 40 miles from the target, the machine was hit in the right part of the front and fuselage. Oxygen distribution began to burn. T/Sgt Godbey was hit by 20mm bullets. Half the crew was rescued and captured. 1st Lt McKay with severe burns. The machine crashed near Schweinsberg
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I watched the flight February 10, 1944. The defense of this area was JG3, which at the same time reports several victories at the same time:


6/JG3 Obfw. Robert Roller
4/JG3 Lf. Franz Ruhl
6/JG3 Fw. Johannes Hoyer
5/JG3 Uffz. Johann Fröhlich
6/JG3 Uffz. Franz Glassauer


I all claim a B-17 shot down in the 100BG movement area, all at the same time (12.30). Does anyone know which two planes from these shootings belong to the two lost 100BG machines from this raid, so WHO shot them down?


(I have a whole book about JG3, so in time it will be more: D)
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42-97806 ("Now And Then") - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-30-VE Fortress - (XR-D) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr on September 11, 1944


crew
2nd Lt Charles E. Baker P KIA
2nd Lt Charles D. Chiles CP POW
2nd Lt Donald H. Lienemann NAV POW
2nd Lt. Raymond J. McGuinness BOM KIA
S/Sgt David A. Gurman ROG KIA
T/Sgt Eugene C. Damrel TTE POW
S/Sgt Roy C. Johannesen BTG KIA
S/Sgt David Rattin WG KIA
S/Sgt Fred A. Fischer TG KIA


The machine became a participant in the Battle of the Ore Mountains, when 100.BG fought with JG 4 armed with FW 190 A-8/R2. The machine was hit in the wing it lost, got into a corkscrew and ignited in the air. The plane crashed near the village Kovářská. Only three crew members survived.
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43-38043 - Boeing B-17G-75-BO Fortress - (LN-T) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr 11.9.1944.


crew
2nd Lt Howard R. Schulte P KIA
F/O Richard P. Keirn CP POW
2nd Lt Jerome H. Hutcherson NAV POW
2nd Lt Kenneth R. Summers BOM POW
S/Sgt Lester S. Swink ROG POW
S/Sgt Carl H. Harre TTE POW
Sgt George H. Berg BTG KIA
Sgt Walter Budziszewski WG KIA
Sgt Otto Reichl TG POW


From the air battle over the Ore Mountains the machine got fine, but later it was attacked near Lepzig Me-163 Uffz. Kurt Schiebeler from 1./JG400 and shot down. The machine landed at Machern near Leipzig at about 12: 35-12: 45. 3 crew members did not survive, the others were captured.
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42-31265 - Boeing B-17G-10-BO Fortress - (XR-X) - lost on 10.2.1944 during the attack on Brunswick

Crew


Surname - First name - Rank - personal number
Croft - Dale O. - 2Lt - 0-740754 - KIA
Carr - Donald - 2Lt - 0-480348 - POW
Laird - Desmond E. - 2Lt - 0-685658 - POW
Rains - Farmer E. - 2Lt - 0-744554 - POW
Adkins - Winston - TSgt - 35636567 - POW
McMullen - Marion J. - TSgt - 35369213 - POW
Bailey - Jack L. - SSgt - 15394465 - POW
McKeever - John J. - SSgt - 2164787 - POW
Hellman - Jerome A. - SSgt - 15082051 - POW
Rusten - Marvin P. - SSgt - 17111092 - POW


Shot down by German fighters after 12:45, his wreck was located near V & lksen, Germany.


The pilot who shot down this aircraft was most likely
Oblt. Peter Jenne, at that time a member of 1./ZG 26 flying on a machine Messerschmitt Bf-110 Destroyers.
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42-30062 ("Bastard's Bungalow II") - Boeing B-17F-85-B O Fortress - (LD-?) - ztracen during the raid on Brunswick 10.2.1944


crew
2ND LT ARTHUR E. SCOGGINS P KIA
2ND LT LESLIE R. PATTERSON CP POW
2ND LT EDWARD O. DAVIS NAV POW
2ND LT WILLIAM J. COONEY BOM POW
SGT PHILLIP SHEINFELD ROG POW
S/SGT WILLIAM H. QUEALE TTE POW
S/SGT EDWARD R. GONZALES BTG POW
SGT EARL B. RUTHERFORD WG POW
SGT JOSEPH F. HOLP WG POW
SGT WILLIS H. RAY TG POW


Shot down by a fighter. MACR # 2383.
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42-97834 ("Mud In Yer Eye") - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-30-VE Fortress - (XR-J) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr on September 11, 1944.


crew
1st Lt Orville C. Everitt P KIA
2nd Lt John B. Manniello CP POW
2nd Lt Warren L. Soden NAV POW
Sgt Edward G. Minton, Sr. TOGG KIA (POW)
Cpl Lawrence A. Radka ROG KIA
T/Sgt Robert L. Williams TTE KIA
S/Sgt Robert A. Howard BTG KIA
S/Sgt Homer K. Hirsch WG KIA
S/Sgt William E. Kenney TG POW


The machine was attacked by aircraft Fw 190 A-8/R2 z JG 4 in the area near the settlement Kovářská at about 12:10. The wreckage of the aircraft fell into the area between the hills Velký and Malý Špičák. 5 men of the crew jumped out. 4 men died in the plane during the fight and in the fall. The plane exploded in the air. Cpl Radek also died. And as a result of a spinal injury, Sgt Minton died on March 20, 1945.
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43-38161 ("Oombree-Ago") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-30-DL Fortress - (XR-O) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr on September 11, 1944.


crew
2nd Lt Raymond L. Heironimus P CPT
2nd Lt Glen H. Peavy CP CPT
2nd Lt George H. Geise NAV CPT
2nd Lt James L. Skar BOM CPT
T/Sgt William C. Terry, Jr. ROG POW
T/Sgt Carlyle E. Miller TTE CPT
S/Sgt Richard S. Barnett BTG CPT
S/Sgt Ray D. Carl WG CPT
S/Sgt Marvin D. Cooper TG CPT


The machine is above Krušnohořím attacked by fighters, after the attack becomes unmanageable and falls into a corkscrew. T/Sgt Terry jumps off the plane and is later captured. S/Sgt Carl is severely wounded by 20mm bullets during the attack. The pilot manages to level the aircraft at low altitude and decides on an attempt to reach allied positions in France. He is doing well and makes an emergency landing about 100 km from Paris near the city of Joigny. The rest of the crew is rescued and S/Sgt Carl is placed in a hospital in Paris.
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42-97154 ("Our Babe") - Boeing B-17G-40-BO Fortress - (LD-A) - lost during the raid on the Ruhr 9/11/1944.


crew
1ST LT WESLEY R. CARLTON P KIA
2ND LT EDWARD F. NEW CP POW
1ST LT HUGH R. DAVIDSON NAV POW
1ST LT JACK L. EPPENDORF BOM KIA
T/SGT MILTON S. EDELSTEIN ROG KIA
T/SGT HIKE H. BAGDASIAN TTE KIA
S/SGT RALPH E. JACOBSON BTG KIA
S/SGT WILLIAM U. SCHAEFER WG KIA
S/SGT GEORGE E. WATROUS TG KIA


The machine was severely damaged and on fire after fighter attacks. He eventually crashed near Neudorf. The machine had already exploded in the air. Only two crew members survived. The others died in a plane crash.
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44-6089 ("Leading Lady") - Douglas/Long Beach B-17G-40-DL Fortress - (LN-B) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr on September 11, 1944


crew
1st Lt Lawrence W. Riegel P KIA
2nd Lt Joseph R. Johnson CP KIA
2nd Lt George H. Prater NAV POW
2nd Lt Charles L. Dolby BOM POW
T/Sgt Ray S. Deming, Jr. ROG KIA
T/Sgt Edgar L. Herrick TTE KIA
S/Sgt Nestor A. Celleghin BTG POW
S/Sgt Phillip D. Mangan WG KIA
S/Sgt Jewell D. Spruell TG KIA


After the attack of German fighters from JG 4 at about 12:20, the aircraft is severely damaged. The internal communication system is damaged, oxygen lines are burning. 2nd Lt Dolby and 2nd Lt Prater jump. S/Sgt Celleghin is also rescued from the lower bullet turret. One of the other crew members also jumped out, but crashed into the back of the machine, which had fatal consequences for him. The machine falls northwest of Kovářské on the slope of Kamenný vrch. The wreckage of the aircraft was still burning at the crash site. The charred bodies of four crew members are found in the wreckage in the front area. The personal belongings of the pilot of the 1st Lt Lawrence W. Riegel can be seen in the Museum of the Air Battle over the Ore Mountains, where he was donated by his mother.
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42-102657 ("Boss Lady") - Boeing B-17G-55-BO Fortress - (LN-Y) - lost in raid on the Ruhr 9/11/1944


crew
1st Lt Albert E. Trommer P KIA
1st Lt Timothy H. Bradshaw CP POW
2nd Lt James H. Wright NAV KIA
2nd Lt Levi F. Groce, Jr BOM KIA
2nd Lt William M. Stone ROG KIA
T/Sgt Alvin J. Severson TTE KIA
T/Sgt J. C. Kluttz BTG POW
S/Sgt Thomas C. Kentes WG POW
S/Sgt Charles E. Wilson TG POW


Thanks to the discovery of overalls, personal belongings and T/Sgt Kluttz documents hidden at the school in Kovářská on March 19, 1982, the fate of this aircraft became very well known and well documented. The finding also contributed to the interest and search for the fate of the machines shot down on September 11, 1944 in the so-called air battle over the Ore Mountains, in one of the largest air battles over our territory.
The machine was hit during the first attack of fighters from JG 4 over the Czech border. It flew all the way over the village of Kovářská, where it exploded in the air. The wreckage of the machine fell into the village. Only 1st Lt Bradshaw managed to jump out. Then the plane exploded in the air. Survivors of the crew located in the back of the machine, which landed on the roof of the school, also survived. Among them is S/Sgt Kluttz. Other crew members were killed. S/Sgt Stone probably died as a result of a fall when he fell out of a broken machine and his parachute did not open completely.
If you are interested in the details of this case and others from September 11, 1944, I can only recommend the publication Black Monday over the Ore Mountains (author Jan Zdiarský) published by Museum of the Air Battle over the Ore Mountains on September 11. 1944 in Kovářská, or a visit to this museum.
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42-102695 - Boeing B-17G-55-BO Fortress - (LN-F) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr 11.9.1944


crew
2nd Lt Hugh E. Holladay P POW/WIA
2nd Lt Howard E. Potts CP POW
2nd Lt. Roy M. Lynch NAV KIA
2nd Lt Joseph E. Michaud BOM POW/WIA
Cpl Herlan R. Tater ROG KIA
Cpl Nick C. Morrale TTE POW/WIA
Cpl Delbert M. Gadberry BTG KIA
Cpl Nick R. DeSanto WG KIA
Cpl Robert F. Duncan TG KIA


They were first attacked by one fighter. Cpl Duncan's rear gunner was killed in the attack. The machine was badly damaged, began to slow down and lose altitude. They were attacked by the group FW-190, probably from JG 4. They recorded further interventions. The machine got into a corkscrew. Four members of the crew managed to jump out, the others died. The machine fell apart in the air. The wreckage fell near the village of Crottendorf in Germany.
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43-37863 - Boeing B-17G-70-BO Fortress - (LN-A) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr 11.9.1944


crew
Capt. John S. Giles, Jr. P POW
Lt JOHN M. Shelly CP POW
Lt. Kenneth S. Welty NAV POW
Lt Harry H.Skelton BOM POW
T/Sgt Elzo Bevan ROG POW
T/Sgt Andrew G. Leuthold TTE POW
S/Sgt Norbert O. DePauw BTG POW
S/Sgt Albert S. Pela WG POW
S/Sgt Robert S. Rowley TG POW


The machine was hit by fighters from JG 4 above Krušnohořím. The entire crew managed to leave the burning plane and were captured. The machine landed in the area of God's Gift.
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43-37880 - Boeing B-17G-75-BO Fortress - (LN-E) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr 9/11/1944


crew
2ND LT PAUL E. CORLEY P POW
2ND LT HOWARD J. PFEFFER CP POW
2ND LT HARRY L. CARDON, JR NAV POW
2ND LT JOSEPH B. ALLEN BOM POW
T/SGT HERBERT J. EISENBERG ROG POW
T/SGT VIRGIL C. McELROY TTW POW
S/SGT JOHN F. McGINNIS BTG POW
S/SGT FREDERICK E. DUNWOODIE WG POW
S/SGT WALTER M. SEIDEL, JR. TG POW


Hit by fighters from JG 4 over Krušnohořím started machine quickly lose height. The crew managed to jump out and were captured. The plane crashed near the village of Lipnice.
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43-38047 - Boeing B-17G-75-BO Fortress - (LN-V) - lost during a raid on the Ruhr 11.9.1944


crew
2ND LT JOSEPH H. RAINE P KIA
2ND LT LEW E. WALLACE CP POW
2ND LT HOWARD J. KALBACH, JR NAV KIA
2ND LT PHILIP D. PITTS BOM KIA
TSGT VINCENT S. LINGUANTI ROG KIA
T/SGT WALTER F. JORGENSEN TTE POW
S/SGT ELMER L. FARNSWORTH BTG KIA
S/SGT EDWARD WEINSTEIN WG POW
S/SGT JOHN C. MEACHAN TG POW


The machine was attacked by German fighters from JG 4. He landed near Boží Dar, on the German side of the border. Five men of the crew died in the crash, including the pilot. The rest of the crew managed to jump out and were captured. S/Sgt Weinsten September 23, 1944 succumbed to injuries.
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43-38076 ("Aces & Eights") - Boeing B-17G-80-BO Fortress - (LN-S) - lost at raid on the Ruhr on September 11, 1944


crew
2nd Lt Harold R. Taylor P KIA
2nd Lt Joseph E. Kitto CP KIA
2nd Lt Martin W. Nielson NAV KIA
2nd Lt Horace W. Teague BOM KIA
T / Sgt Frederick B. Nichols ROG KIA
S / Sgt Rex V. Runyan TTE KIA
S / Sgt Perry L. Olson BTG KIA
S / Sgt Harry D. Everhart WG POW
S / Sgt William D. Ebbert TG KIA


The machine collided with fighters from JG 4 . They were hit after ten minutes. The badly damaged plane went to an emergency landing. However, this failed, only one crew member, S / Sgt Everhart, survived the impact. He was probably thrown from the plane on impact. He woke up after some impact after the impact, in the captivity of German soldiers and from a greater distance he could observe a burning plane. He was then taken to a hospital in Nuenstein, where he spent 12 weeks, and was then transferred to a prison camp, where he learned that the other crew members had not survived the landing. The machine crashed near Kretscham.
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Official applique-emblem 100th BG
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Patches of individual squadrons:
349th
350th
351th
418th
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44-6306 - Douglas/Long Beach B-17G-50-DL Fortress - (XR-G) - lost during a raid on Merseburg 28.9 .1944


crew
1st Lt Raymond E.Harney P KIA
2nd Lt William R.Kimball CP KIA
2nd Lt Charles M.Hamrick NAV KIA
2nd Lt Warren.M.French BOM KIA
T/Sgt Hubert J.Burleigh, Jr. ROG KIA
S/Sgt Melvin F.Cordray BTG POW
S/Sgt Robert C.Minear TTE KIA
S/Sgt James J.Sorenson WG POW
S/Sgt Jack D. Francisco TG POW


The machine was hit by flak in engine # 2 at 12:10 above the target area. The engine began to burn, but soon went out as the machine began to fall out of formation. He held on for about half an hour and then went down to coordinates 5051N and 1057E (Arnstadt, Germany) with an escort of several P-51. 6 men died, the rest were captured.
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42-30723 ("SEXY SUZY, MOTHER OF TEN") - Boeing B-17F-115-BO Fortress - (EP-D) - lost in the raid on Munster 10.10.1943


crew
2ND LT WILLIAM M. BEDDOW P KIA
2ND LT RICHARD W. BROOKS CP POW
2ND LT ISRAEL LEVINE NAV KIA
2ND LT MILTON E. HARNESS BOM POW
T/SGT JOHN L. SULLIVAN ROG KIA
S/SGT DAN Q. JAMES TTE POW
S/SGT WALTER E. ZOLDAK BTG KIA
S/SGT SAMUEL M. HICKS RWG KIA
S/SGT ROBERT J. LYNCH LWG KIA
S/SGT RICHARD R. MUNGER TG POW


During this raid, the formation was attacked by flak and many fighters. It was about Me-109, Me-110 i Ju-88. One of the Me-109 collided with the machine. The impact on the left wing led to the explosion of the wing and the engagement of the aircraft with flames. Only four crew members managed to jump out. The plane crashed into a corkscrew and exploded in the air.
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42-5867 ("Alice From Dallas") - Lockheed/Vega B-17F-30-VE Fortress - (LN -O) - lost during a raid on Regensburg on August 17, 1943


crew
1st Lt Roy F. Claytor P EVA
2nd Lt Raymond J. Nutting CP EVA
2nd Lt Oscar C. Amison, Jr. NAV POW
2nd Lt Kenneth R. Lorch BOM POW
S/Sgt William M. Quinn ROG EVA
T/Sgt John W. Burgin TTE EVA
S/Sgt William M. Hinton BTG KIA
S/Sgt Charles K. Bailey WG EVA
S/Sgt Cliford R. Starkey WG POW
S/Sgt Edward A. Musante TG KIA


At 10:20 over eastern Belgium, their formation was attacked by fighters. The machine was severely damaged. The pilot instructed to leave the aircraft. 8 crew members left the machine safely. But then S/Sgt Musant caught a parachute on the GTC. S/Sgt Hinton tried to help him. However, both died, probably when the plane exploded in the air.
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42-3232 ("Flak Happy") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-40-DL Fortress - (LN -A) - lost during a raid on Regensburg on August 17, 1943


crew
1ST LT RONALD W. HOLLENBECK P POW
F/O JOHN L. WILLIAMS CP POW
2ND LT HAROLD L. WEINTRAUB NAV POW
2ND LT ZEAK M. BUCKNER, JR BOM POW
T/SGT RUSH S. MINTZ TTE POW
S/SGT WILLIAM A. ROUSE WG POW
T/SGT EMILE A. REIMHERR ROG POW
S/SGT JOHN Q. PACIOTTI BTG POW
S/SGT GLEN H, KEIRSEY WG POW
S/SGT THOMAS E. FLOUNDERS TG POW


The machine was hit in the bomb bay and was forced to drop its load fifteen minutes before reaching the target. The bombs fell on a wooded landscape. The machine held with the formation above Verona. But the omitting engines did not allow him to continue. The crew left the plane around 13:00, near Ghedi in Italy. They all left the plane in good condition and were captured by German and Italian troops. Several of them were later escaped.
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42-30002 ("The WAAC Hunter") - Boeing B-17F-80-BO Fortress - (XR-O ) - lost during a raid on Regensburg on August 17, 1943


crew
LT HENRY P. SHOTLAND P POW
LT CHARLES R. THOMPSEN CP POW
LT THOMAS J. DORAN NAV POW
LT WILLIAM J. HARRISON BOM POW
T/SGT EDWARD M. KUSSMANN ROG POW
T/SGT LLOYD E. FIELD TTE POW
S/SGT LAWRENCE E. CAPDEVILLE BTG POW
S/SGT ROY L. BULTER WG POW
S/SGT JOHN J. KEEGAN WG POW
S/SGT FOSTER COMPTON TG KIA


The machine fell victim to fighters Me-109 and Fw-190 over Regensburg. S/Sgt Capdeville claimed to have shot down one of them. The machine was severely damaged. The aircraft lost the GTC, engine number 2 and the left wing were on fire. Smoke was spreading in the fuselage, the steering was blocked and the internal communication was not working. It is possible that the machine was hit by a rocket. The rear gunner S/Sgt Compton probably died in one of the fighter attacks. His body was found in ruins, still in place. The other members of the crew managed to leave the plane and were captured. The machine crashed near Roxheim near Worms.
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42-30042 ("Oh Nausea") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (XR-A) - lost in a raid on Regensburg on August 17, 1943


Crew
1ST LT GLEN S. VAN NOY P POW
2ND LT JAMES B. EVANS CP POW
1ST LT KENNETH G. ALLEN NAV POW
1ST LT WILLIAM H. COUCH BOM POW
T/SGT WILLIAM R. STEWART TT POW
COL WILLIAM L. KENNEDY WG POW
T/SGT WILLIAM W. CRABB ROG POW
S/SGT JAMES D. GIBSON BTG POW
S/SGT JOE F. HRUSKOCY WG POW
S/SGT SAMUEL J. CUSMANO TG POW


Col. Kennedy was an weapons expert who flew with the crew as an observer at the side gunner, where he replaced S/Sgt Gineikis. The machine was attacked during the flight of the coast by fighters and later over the target. Although the No. 4 engine was on fire, the machine held position in formation and dropped bombs on the target. He broke away from the formation until he reached the Alps near Munich. Engine number 2 also failed there. The machine left the formation. At that time he was seen Ju-88, who tried to catch up with the machine, nothing else is known about him. The pilot B-17 tried to reach Sicily. Finally, after stopping the third engine, the pilot had to make an emergency landing at sea. The landing was absolutely exemplary and the machine remained on the surface for another hour and a half, which gave the crew plenty of time to leave the aircraft and launch two five-seater dinghi with radio and supplies. Eventually, the entire crew was captured by the Germans.
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42-30063 ("Picklepuss") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (LD-O) - lost during a raid on Regensburg on August 17, 1943


crew
CAPT ROBERT M. KNOX P KIA
2ND LT JOHN O. WHITAKER CP KIA
2ND LT ERNEST E. WARSAW NAV POW
2ND LT EDWIN F. TOBIN BOM POW
T/SGT GLOVER E. BARNEY TTE POW
S/SGT ALEXANDER MARKOWSKI WG KIA
T/SGT WALTER PAULSEN ROG POW
S/SGT FRANK W. TYCHEWICZ BTG KIA
S/SGT JOSEPH F. LASPADA WG KIA
S/SGT HENRY A. NORTON TG KIA


The machine was shot down by a fighter. Six crew members died on the plane. The others managed to jump out. The so-called "Gear down legend" is connected to this victory. The fighter allegedly attacked them even after the machine pulled out the landing gear and prepared to land (which is taken as a sign of surrender). In addition, it is said that the German fighters at that time had fallen on the aircraft with a "D" in a square on the GTC (ie with the call sign 100th BG). But all this is unconfirmed and probably belongs to the realm of legends and myths of World War II. The rest of the crew jumped over Schmalgraf and the machine landed half a kilometer further.
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42-30070 ("Tweedle O'Twill") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (EP- O) - lost during a raid on Regensburg on August 17, 1943


crew
1st Lt Ronald W. Braley P POW
2nd Lt Walter Trenchard CP POW
2nd Lt John E. Fawcett NAV POW
1st Lt Thomas D. Carlton BOM POW
T/Sgt James R. Bair ROG KIA
T/Sgt Joseph E. McGuire TTE POW
S/Sgt Donald G. Ruggles BTG POW
S/Sgt Charles C. Grissom WG POW
S/Sgt Elmo E. White WG POW
S/Sgt Phil W. Ong TG POW


A heavy attack by fighters resulted in an uncontrollable fire to the No. 1 engine and stern section. The crew was forced to leave the machine near Tauberschofsheim, a suburb of Wurzburg. It was about 200km before the finish. The shooter/radio operator T/Sgt Bair was wounded at the beginning of the attack, but he remained with the machine gun and was later killed just before the crew left the plane. His body was later identified by S/Sgt Grissom in a wreck, to which the Germans took him for identification. Some members also suffered injuries. They were all captured after the jump.
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42-30080 ("High Life") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (EP-F) - lost in a raid on Regensburg on August 17, 1943


crew
1st Lt Donald K. Oakes P Internee
F/O Joseph C. Harper CP Internee
2nd Lt Hiram E. Harris, Jr NAV Internee
2nd Lt Lloyd A. Hammarlund BOM Internee
T/Sgt George W. Elder TTE Internee
S/Sgt Nolan D. Stevens WG Internee
T/Sgt James P. Scott ROG Internee
S/Sgt Leslie D. Nadeau BTG Internee
S/Sgt Leonard P. Goyer WG Internee
Cpl Vincent E. McGrath TG Internee


Before reaching the target, the machine was attacked by fighters. The 20mm projectile exploded in the nacelle of the No. 3 engine, broke the throttle control and oil began to flow out of the engine. Then the pilot was warned by the shooter from the lower tower that they were also losing oil at the No. 2 engine. The pilot landed on the nearest field. It was near Duebendorf in Switzerland. He landed on his stomach without pulling out the landing gear. After landing, the crew did not have time to destroy the aircraft and it was confiscated by Swiss soldiers. The crew was interned. Most likely, this is the first American bomber to land in Switzerland.
100. bombardovací skupina (těžká) [1942-1945] - 42-30080 High Life zabavený po přistání, již na švýcarském letišti. 
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42-30080 "High Life" zabavený po přistání, již na švýcarském letišti.
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42-30311 - Boeing B-17F-95-BO Fortress - (LN-T) - lost during a raid on Regensburg 8/17/1943


crew
2nd Lt Thomas D. Hummel P POW
2nd Lt Michael C. Doroski CP POW
2nd Lt Archie S. Depew NAV POW
2nd Lt Norman Brewster BOM POW
S/Sgt Richard E. Bowler TTE KIA
S/Sgt Nelson O. Gunnar WG POW
S/Sgt Francis T. Stafford BTG POW
S/Sgt Donald J. Meeker ROG POW
S/Sgt Kenneth T. O'Connor WG KIA
S/Sgt Gordon A. Williams TG POW


The machine was attacked by fighters about 15 minutes before reaching the target. Most of the crew left the plane and were captured. S/Sgt Bowler was badly wounded by the attacking Me-109 and probably died during the jump or just after hitting the ground. S/Sgt O'Connor apparently died on a plane when it exploded in the air. The plane crashed near Nuremberg near Bad Mergerheim.
100. bombardovací skupina (těžká) [1942-1945] - Německý důstojník při identifikaci trosek stroje 42-30311
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Německý důstojník při identifikaci trosek stroje 42-30311
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42-3452 - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-65-DL Fortress - (LN-Z) - lost at raid on the Renault aircraft factory in Paris on September 15, 1943


crew
2ND LT ARTHUR M. VETTER P EVADEE
2ND LT DONALD G. SMITH CP EVADEE
2ND LT WENDELL K. McCONNAHA NAV EVADEE
2ND LT JAMES G. BORMUTH BOM EVADEE
T/SGT JOHN M. WAGNER ROG EVADEE
T/SGT ORVAL L. PARSONS TTE POW
S/SGT EDWARD W. FONTAINE BTG EVADEE
S/SGT HOBART C. TRIGG RWG EVADEE
S/SGT WARREN G. LUSH LWG EVADEE
S/SGT EDWARD M. DALY TG EVADEE


The machine was hit by anti-aircraft fire into the engine No. 2 before reaching the target. They probably managed to bomb the target. The last time the machine was seen above Lagny where it was losing altitude and smoke was coming out of engines 2 and 3. The machine then got lost in the clouds. The whole crew managed to jump out of the plane. T/Sgt Parsons was injured in the leg and was captured. The other members of the crew managed to escape capture. Unfortunately, 2nd Lt. McConnaha later died while crossing into Spain when he fell from the rocks in the Pyrenees.
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42-30064 ("Wild Cargo") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (LD-T) - lost during a raid on Bordeaux/Merignac La Pallice on 16.9.1943


Crew:
2ND LT ROBERT H. WOLFF P POW
2ND LT CHARLES H. STUART CP POW
2ND LT LAWRENCE K. MCDONELL NAV POW
2ND LT FREDRIC G. WHITE BOM POW
T/SGT IRA F. BARDMAN ROG POW
T/SGT CARL T. SIMON TTE POW
S/SGT WILLIAM J. CASEBOLT BTG POW
S/SGT WILLIS F. BROWN WG POW
S/SGT ARTHUR H. EGGLESTON WG POW
S/SGT ALFRED M. CLARK TG POW


The crew that flew this plane on a fateful day was called the "Wolff Pack", after its commander Robert Wolff. Only T/Sgt Simon was a replacement for this crew member, S/Sgt Brady, who was suffering from pneumonia at the time. Their machine had been used by another crew the day before and had received several hits. It was repaired all night. During the mission itself, the machine was attacked before reaching the target, near La Rochelle, fighters Me-109 and flak. Engine No. 3 was hit. The crew tried to stick with the formation. Subsequently, however, the engine No. 2 was disabled. and the stern section was also affected. At that moment, it was no longer possible to stay in formation. The machine tore off and began to sink. At that moment, they were also watched by Me-109. One was shot down and the other discouraged from further attacks. Eventually, the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at sea. The landing was successful and the machine remained afloat long enough for the crew to leave safely. They were taken on board by a French fishing boat, but they were forced by a German patrol boat to land in a port on a nearby island, where German soldiers took the crew captive.


Personally, I think that one of the mentioned German fighters was Hans Weik, at that time at 4./JGr Ost and this he was the first to shoot down the four-engine bomber he shot down.
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42-30604 ("Badger's Beauty V") - Boeing B-17F-110-BO Fortress - (LN-T ) - lost during a raid on factories in Saarluis and Hannau 4.10.1943


Crew:
Capt Harold B. Helstrom P POW
F/O Hubert E. Trent CP POW
1st Lt Harold H. Curtice NAV POW
1st Lt Hilbert W. Phillippe BOM POW
T/Sgt Robert C. Giles TTE EVA
S/Sgt William D. Edwards WG POW
T/Sgt Caroll F. Haarup ROG EVA
S/Sgt Thomas R. Mezynski TG EVA
S/Sgt Joseph Shandor WG EVA
S/Sgt Charles E. Crippen BTG POW


The plane made an emergency landing in Normandy (France) near Villers. Part of the crew managed to escape, the rest were captured.
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42-30725 ("AW-R-GO") - Boeing B-17F-115-BO Fortress - (LN -Z) - lost in the raid on Munster 10.10.1943


crew
Capt Charles B. Cruikshank P POW
1st Lt. Glenn E. Graham CP POW
Capt Frank D. Murphy NAV POW
1st Lt August H. Gaspar BOM POW
T/Sgt Orlando E. Vincenti ROG KIA
T/Sgt.Leonard R. Weeks TTE POW
S/Sgt.Robert L. Bixler BTG POW
S/Sgt James M. Johnson WG POW
S/Sgt Donald B. Garrison WG POW
Sgt Charles A. Clark TG KIA


The machine was shot down by a German fighter on his return. During the attack hit the oxygen tanks and the right wing, including the engine No. 4. This led to large-scale fires. Most of the crew were rescued and captured. Two crew members were killed. T/Sgt Vincenti was seen jumping up with an already burning parachute and probably dying before he hit the ground. Sgt Clark failed to leave the machine and probably died in an air explosion.


Oberleutnant Heinrich Klopper, staffelkapitan 7./JG1 on the machine is mentioned as an attacker. .cz/viewtopic.php/t/1015] Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6. It was his 87 victories.
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42-30734 ("SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS") - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress - (EP-G) - lost in the raid on Munster 10.10.1943


crew
2ND LT CHARLES H. THOMPSON P POW
2ND LT ROSS McEUEN CP POW
2ND LT EDWARD R. JONES NAV KIA
2ND LT WILLIAM J. SPROW, JR BOM POW
SGT JACK STERN ROG POW
S/SGT RICHARD E. DERBY TTE POW
S/SGT JESSE W. COOK, JR BTG POW
S/SGT CHARLES L. NESSEL RWG KIA
S/SGT FLOYD M. CAHALL LWG KIA
S/SGT DONALD E. LEECH TG POW


After reaching I.P. point, they were attacked head-on by a fighter. 2nd Lt Jones was severely wounded in this attack by 20mm bullets. At the same time, the machine was hit by flak and both side gunners S/Sgt Nessel and S/Sgt Cahall were fatally injured. An order was issued to leave the machine. Some members managed to jump out, some were thrown out of the plane only when it exploded. The surviving crew was captured.
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42-30823 ("INVADIN MAIDEN") - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress - (LN-F) - lost in the raid on Munster 10.10.1943


crew
2nd Lt. Charles D. Walts P POW
2nd Lt. Jerome H. Wallace CP KIA
2nd Lt. Louis H. Oss NAV POW
2nd Lt. Richard C. Dodson BOM KIA
T/Sgt Travis L. Brumbeau ROG POW
S/Sgt Clyde M. Walker TTE KIA
Sgt Herny A. Gratzfeld BTG KIA
S/Sgt Thomas E. Murphy WG POW
Sgt Frank E. Featherstone WG KIA
Sgt William O. Higginbotham TG POW


The machine was apparently hit by a flak above the target and broke in two halves. Part of the crew died in the plane during the attack. The rest of the crew managed to jump out and were captured. S/Sgt Walker later died in captivity as a result of his injuries.
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42-30830 ("M’lle Zig Zig") - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress - (LD-U) - ztracena při náletu na Munster 10.10.1943


posádka
1ST LT JOHN D. BRADY P POW
2ND LT JOHN L. HOERR CP POW
2ND LT DAVID SOLOMAN NAV POW
2ND LT HOWARD B. HAMILTON BOM POW
S/SGT ADOLPH BLUM TTE POW
S/SGT HAROLD E. CLANTON WG KIA
T/SGT JOSEPH E. HAFER ROG POW
PVT ROLAND D. GANGWER BTG POW
S/SGT JAMES A. McCUSKER WG POW
S/SGT GEORGE J. PETROHELOS TG POW


Tento stroj byl vedoucím mise tohoto dne. Na jeho palubě byl jako vedoucí Maj John C. Egan. Stroj byl zasažen protiletadlovou palbou. Zásah zabil S/Sgt Clantona a těžce zranil 2nd Lt Hamiltona a Pvt Gangwera. Přeživším členům posádky se podařilo opustit letoun a byli zajati. Hamilton a Gangwer ztrávili delší čas v nemocnici.
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42-3229 ("Pasadena Nina") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-40-DL Fortress - (XR-A) - ztracena při náletu na Munster 10.10.1943


posádka
1ST LT JOHN K. JUSTICE P EVA
2ND LT JOHN F. SHIELDS CP KIA
2ND LT PETER BATTISTI NAV POW
2ND LT WILLIAM C. BROTHERS BOM POW
T/SGT RICHARD E. WHITLOCK ROG POW
T/SGT JOHN F. MCDONOUGH TTE POW
S/SGT STANLEY S. STOPA BTG POW
S/SGT HARRY HAFKO RWG POW
S/SGT ROBERT E. BERGENDAHL LWG POW
S/SGT GAETANO D. SPORTELLI TG KIA


Při sestřelení zahynuli dva členové posádky. 2nd Lt Shields byl zraněn na hlavě 20mm střelou, ale podařilo se mu vyskočit. Zemřel zřejmě nedlouho po dopadu. Jeho tělo bylo nalezeno poblíž trosek. Druhý člen posádky který sestřel nepřežil, byl S/Sgt Sportelli, který zahynul v troskách letounu. Celá posádka byla zajata, kromě pilota 1st Lt Justice, kterému se podařilo uprchnout a vrátit se zpět na základnu.
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42-3237 ("Stymie") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-40-DL Fortress - (LD-R) - ztracena při náletu na Munster 10.10.1943


posádka
1ST LT JOHN F. STEPHENS P POW
1ST LT HOYT L. SMITH CP POW
2ND LT RUDOLPH GRUM NAV POW
2ND LT WILLIAM J. MOORE BOM POW
T/SGT JOHN SHAY TTE POW
S/SGT GEORGE F. KNOLLE WG POW
T/SGT MAX U. DRUDGE ROG POW
S/SGT CARL E. BATTIN BTG POW
S/SGT CASIMIR A. RACZYNSKI WG POW
S/SGT WILLIAM F. YOUNG TG POW


Po rozsáhlém poškození od flaku a stíhačů provedl pilot úspěšné nouzové přistání na břicho mezi Bocholtem a Aaltenem, na hranicích mezi Německem a Holandskem. T/Sgt Drudge byl zraněn 20mm střelami a T/Sgt Battin si zlomil ruku, ostatní byli nezraněni a všichni padli do zajetí.
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42-3433 ("Lena") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-60-DL Fortress - (LN-W) - ztracena při náletu na Munster 10.10.1943


posádka
2ND LT ROBERT P. KRAMER P KIA
2ND LT EDWARD F. CONNELLY, JR. CP POW
2ND LT HUGH S. GEIGER, JR NAV POW
2ND LT THOMAS B. CASEY, JR BOM POW
T/SGT DEAN O. TODD TTE POW
T/SGT JAMES A. WATKINS ROG POW
S/SGT DONALD M. GLAZE BTG KIA
S/SGT GEORGE A. WHITE RWG KIA
S/SGT FRED B. MOORE LWG POW
S/SGT HARVEY F. JAMES TG POW


Stroj se zřítil podle německých záznamů v 15:15 v Lembecku poblíž Wulfenu, 100 metrů severně od zámku Lembeck. Stroj přešel do vývrtky a následně vybuchl. Tři muži posádky nepřežili. Ostaním se podařilo opustit stroj a byli zajati. Pilot 2nd Lt Kramer byl již připraven k seskoku, ale vrátil se do trupu, aby zkontroloval, zda jsou všichni muži venku. Tato akce stála oblíbeného velitele život.
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42-30023 ("FOREVER YOURS") - Boeing B-17F-80-BO Fortress - (XR-M) - ztracena při náletu na Munster 10.10.1943


posádka
2nd Lt Edward G. Stork P POW
2nd Lt John S. Minerich, Jr CP POW
2nd Lt John J. Gibbons NAV KIA
2nd Lt Arthur C. Twitchell BOM POW
T/Sgt Stefan C. Palmer ROG KIA
T/Sgt Laurence Willey TTE POW
S/Sgt Paul M. Cavenly BTG POW
S/Sgt Gordon W. Shields RW POW
S/Sgt Douglas C. Brown LW POW
S/Sgt Ira G. Turner TG POW


Stroj padl zřejmě za oběť kombinaci flaku a stíhačů. Dva členové posádky zahynuli, ostatní padli do zajetí.
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42-30087 ("SHACK RAT") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (EP-M) - ztracena při náletu na Munster 10.10.1943


posádka
2ND LT MAURICE E. BEATTY P KIA
2ND LT JAMES B. DABNEY, JR. CP POW
2ND LT GRADY MOYLE NAV KIA
2ND LT REID E. GRIFFITHS BOM KIA
T/SGT ALFRED LOGUIDICE ROG KIA
T/SGT GEORGE C. BURGESS TTE KIA
S/SGT MIORTON LEVINE BTG KIA
S/SGT ANGELO J. LICATO RWG KIA
S/SGT EDWARD C. KARAMOL LWG POW
S/SGT SMITH J. YOUNG TG KIA


Stroj explodoval ve vzduchu. Jediní dva členové posádky, kteří se zachránili, byli ze stroje vyhozeni výbuchem a následně zajati. Ostátní zahynuli. Podle německých dokumentů se stroj zřítil poblíž Vynenu u města Xanten v 15:15. Tělo S/Sgt Younga bylo nalezeno druhý den v řece Waal poblíž Arnhemu v Holandsku. Také tělo S/Sgt Licata bylo nalezeno v holandských vodách.
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42-30090 ("EL P’sstofo") - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress - (XR-B) - ztracena při náletu na Munster 10.10.1943


posádka
2ND LT WINTON L. MacCARTER P POW
2ND LT DAN BARNA CP POW
2ND LT HAROLD L. WEACHTER NAV POW
2ND LT GEORGE H. ZIEGLER BOM POW
T/SGT JACK C. ROGERS TTE POW
S/SGT ROBERT W. SANDY ROG POW
S/SGT ALEXANDER F. SAWICKI BTG POW
S/SGT COSIMO A. DeMONICA WG POW
S/SGT RAYMOND J. MANLEY TG POW
S/SGT ROY D. GRAFF WG POW


Stroj byl zasažen raketou vypálenou útočícím stíhačem Me-109. Zasaženo bylo křídlo v oblasti motoru č.3. V křídle byla proražena rozsáhlá díra a začlo hořet. Posádce se nepodařilo dostat oheň pod kontrolu a tak opustili stroj. Všichni bezpečně dopadli, pouze 2nd Lt Barna a Weatcher a S/Sgt Sawicki si zlomili kotník při doskoku.Všichni byli zajati a zranění byli odeslání do zajatecké nemocnice poblíž Dusseldorfu.
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42-37748 - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-10-DL Fortress - (LD-V) - ztracena při náletu na továrnu na výrobu syntetického benzínu v Gelsenkirchenu 5.11.1943


posádka
2ND LT THOMAS R. MARTIN P KIA
2ND LT JAMES A. KENNEMER CP KIA
2ND LT JAMES W. McCURLEY NAV EVA
2ND LT JOSEPH P. MURPHY BOM EVA
S/SGT DONALD H. ALLWINE ROG KIA
SGT LLOYD B. ARNETT TTE KIA
SGT COSMOS J. BRAUN, JR BTG KIA
SGT MERRITT K. GILLESPIE WG KIA
S/SGT DAVID M. DAVIS WG KIA
SGT LAVEANE E. CLARKE TG KIA


Stroj byl zasažen protiletadlovou palbou při letu k cíli náletu, zhruba ve 13:00. Vypadl jeden z motorů, kompas a elektrický systém . Posádka vypustila náklad, opustila formaci a zamířili zpět. Asi ve 14:00 až 15:00 sestoupil stroj z mraků, když se domnívali, že jsou již nad kanálem La Manche. Bohužel stále ještě byli nad francouzským pobřežím. Stroj dostal další zásah. Pilot vydal příkaz k opuštění letounu. První opustil stroj navigátor 2nd Lt Mc Curley. Další byl 2nd Lt Murphy. Tito dva se společně dokázali dostat zpět do Anglie a poté byli odesláni zpět do USA. Osud zbytku posádky a letounu je neznámý. Stroj byl viděn jak míří dále do mraků a poté už nebyl spatřen. Pravděpodobně se zřítil do moře, nebo explodoval ve vzduchu. Zbytek posádky byl veden jako MIA (ztraceni v akci) a po 17.srpnu 1945 byl jejich status změněn na KIA (zabiti v akci)
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42-37715 ("Sugar Foot") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-80-DL Fortress – (EP-G) - ztracena při náletu na ponorkové doky v Emdenu 11.12.1943



posádka
1st Lt James R. Haddox P KIA
1st Lt John L. Wagner CP KIA
2nd Lt Albert C. Warford NAV KIA
2nd Lt Ellworth C. Power BOM KIA
T/Sgt Casimer J. Kobis ROG KIA
T/Sgt Nicholas A. Tenaglia TTE KIA
S/Sgt Gonzalo C. Orta BTG KIA
S/Sgt James L Grosskopf WG POW
S/Sgt Kendall L. Morrow WG KIA
Sgt Lyle S. Jones TG KIA


Stroj byl při náletu zřejmě poškozen stíhačem. Posádka měla problémy s kyslíkem. Jediný člen posádky, který přežil, S/Sgt Grosskopf, uvádí, že viděl několik padáků. Nikdo z posádky však kromě něj nepřežil. Někteří zřejmě zahynuli v troskách letadla, když nebyli schopni opustit letoun kvuli nedostatku kyslíku a následným mdlobám. Stroj se zřítil na ostrov Norderney v Severním moři. S/Sgt Grosskopf byl zajat.
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42-31071 ("Dorhelcia") - Boeing B-17G-1-BO Fortress – (LD-U) - ztracena při náletu na Munster 22.12.1943

posádka

2ND LT THOMAS F. GOUPILL, JR. P KIA
2ND LT TENVIL H. JACKSON CP KIA
2ND LT GUS J. MINK NAV KIA
2ND LT RALPH BARKER, JR. BOM KIA
S/SGT CHARLES R. GALLAGHER TTE KIA
S/SGT ROBERT E. RAMSAY ROG KIA
S/SGT GEORGE J. BRASSELL BTG KIA
SGT EDWARD R. CSECH WG KIA
S/SGT JAMES G. McLAMB WG KIA
SGT FRED THOMPSON TG KIA


Osud tohoto stroje není znám. Pouze ostatky S/Sgt Brassella byly nalezeny a následně pohřbeny v Cambridge. Je pravděpodobné, že se stroj zřítil do Severního moře nebo do kanálu La Manche.
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42-5861 ("Laden Maiden") - Lockheed/Vega B-17F-30-VE Fortress – (XR-J) - ztracena při náletu na chemickou továrnu v Ludwigshafenu 30.12.1943


posádka
2ND LT MARVIN L. LEININGER P KIA
2ND LT ALBERT W. WITMYER CP KIA
2ND LT LEONARD D. McCHESNEY NAV EVA
2ND LT CHARLES W. COMPTON, JR BOM EVA
SGT MARSHALL BANTA ROG KIA
SGT MEYER M. WEINTRAUB TTE KIA
SGT NICHOLAS J. MATULIK BTG KIA
SGT EUGENE F. LATIMER WG KIA
SGT JAMES W. PARHAM WG KIA
SGT CHARLES J. McGROGAN TG KIA


Ve 12:35 byl stroj zasažen flakem a ztratil svoji pozici ve formaci. Během následující cesty k cíli několikrát vypadly a byly znovu nahozeny motory č.3 a č.4. V jednu chvíli se již letounu podařilo skoro dosáhnout zpět své pozice ve formaci, ale v tu chvíli na něj zaútočili nepřátelští stíhači. Bylo to asi v 13:42. Byl zasažen palbou tří Fw-190 zespoda ze strany. Jeden ze stíhačů pravděpodobně zaútočil i raketami. Celé levé křídlo bylo zachváceno plameny a část ocasní sekce se odlomila. Stroj se začal propadat k zemi a byl následován stíhači. Svědci viděli několik padáků, předtím než se letadlo zřítilo v plamenech asi 40km od Remis (Francie „49 05N - 04 38E“). Přežili pouze dva členové posádky, kterým se podařilo uprchnout a vrátit se zpět do Anglie 17.dubna 1944.
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Lockheed/Vega B-17F-30-VE Fortress 42-5861 ("Laden Maiden") (XR-J) ztracený 30.12.1943, měl na svědomí velitel 2./JG 26, Lt. Karl Willius, pilotující Fw 190 pro něhož to znamenal 37 sestřel, Soissons, časem 13:43.
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42-5997 ("Heaven Can Wait") - Lockheed/Vega B-17F-40-VE Fortress – (EP-F) - ztracena při náletu na chemickou továrnu v Ludwigshafenu 30.12.1943


posádka
2ND LT FRANCIS P. SMITH, JR P POW
2ND LT JAMES P. LAW CP POW
2ND LT SAUL HERSHKOWITZ NAV Evadee
2ND LT CLYDE S. MANION BOM Evadee
S/SGT JOHN L. SWENSON ROG Evadee
S/SGT JOHN T. AMERY TTE Evadee
SGT ALVIN C. LITTLE BTG Evadee
SGT JOHN W. RUNCEL WG Evadee
SGT CONRAD P. STUMPFIG, JR. WG Evadee
SGT WILLIAM WERTZ TG Evadee


Svědek uvádí, že letoun ztrácel výšku se šlehajícími plameny z prostoru místnosti radiooperátora. Naposledy byl takto viděn asi 45km jižně od Lyonu (46° 06‘N - 04° 32‘E). Jako důvod ztráty je uváděn nepřátelský stíhač. Všichni členové posádky přežili, dva ze členů byli zajati a zbytku se podařilo uniknout. Údajně prošli Paříž jako turisté.
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42-30758 ("Satcha Lass", pův. "Rosie's Riveters") - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress – (LD-W) - ztracena při náletu na Frankfurt 4.2.1944


posádka
1ST LT ROSS E. McPHEE P POW
2ND LT FRED J. NELSON CP POW
2ND LT MARTIN S. KEKER NAV POW
2ND LT BERNARD B. LEVINE BOM POW
S/SGT HERBERT SHOPE ROG POW
S/SGT GORDON C. SCARLETT TTE POW
S/SGT LIBERTO J. BERNAGOZZI BTG POW
S/SGT DAVID J. SHAW WG POW
S/SGT BLON H. PATE WG POW
S/SGT JACOB T. DELAMAR WG POW


Stroj byl zasažen protiletadlovou palbou nad cílem a začal zaostávat za formací. V 12:27 poblíž Wiesbadenu se odtrhl od formace směrem vpravo a ztrácel výšku. Naposled byl viděn jak ztrácí výšku a směřuje ve směru 330 stupňů. Stále byl však pod kontrolou. Stroj nouzově přistál poblíž Maunchen Gladbachu. Naštěstí nikdo z posádky nebyl zraněn a byli zajati. Všichni se dočkali osvobození a vrátili se do USA. Jméno Satcha Lass měl stroj při této misi poprvé, původně se jmenoval Rosie's Riveters.
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42-39799 ("Dobie") - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-1-VE Fortress - (XR-M ) - lost during a raid on Frankfurt 4.2.1944


crew
2ND LT JOHN W. BROWN P EVADEE
2ND LT ALBERT F. FITZPATRICK CP POW
2ND LT THEODORE H. KLEINMAN NAV EVADEE
2ND LT LAWSON W. CLEMENTS BOM POW
S/SGT WILLIAM F. KEMP WG KIA
S/SGT GEORGE D. TOOMEY ROG POW
S/SGT LOLA D. FLORIDA TTE POW
S/SGT HAROLD F. JANDERUP WG POW
SGT GORDON F. KEON BTG POW
S/SGT RICHARD A. TANGRADI TG POW


The machine was severely hit by anti-aircraft fire over the German-Belgian border, then they were attacked by several German fighters, three engines stopped. The crew, with the exception of S/Sgt Kemp, who was severely wounded, jumped out of the plane safely. Sgt Keon was wounded in the arm. S/Sgt Kemp remained on the plane and after the impact was severely wounded in the wreckage of the machine by German soldiers. According to German records, he died the next day in hospital. 2nd Lt Kleinman escaped with the help of the resistance. 2nd Lt Brown fell into the hands of the Gestapo, but managed to escape. The others were captured.
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42-31502 ("Terry 'n' Ten") – Boeing B-17G-20-BO Fortress – (LN-S) - stroj byl ztracen při startu k náletu na Frankfurt 29.1.1944


posádka
2nd Lt Lloyd C. Marks P IIC
2nd Lt Westley Lundholm CP IIC
2nd Lt Richard A. Powell NAV KIC
T/Sgt Albert L. DeGregorio TTE KIC
T/Sgt Joseph A. Makowski ROG KIC
S/Sgt Maurice V. Anderson TTE IIC
S/Sgt Charles H. Challonor BTG KIC
S/Sgt Raymond J. Scheier WG KIC
S/Sgt Joseph C. Silvani WG KIC
S/Sgt Robert N. Dean TG KIC


Stroj startoval na misi v 6:31. Byla ještě tma. Viditelnost byla kolem pěti kilometrů, mraky ve výšce zhruba 120m. Krátce po startu pilot hlásil, že je v 90m (300 stop) a že ztratil věškeré osvětlení kokpitu. Stroj havaroval asi 5km západně od Frenze Lane, severovýchodně od Scole. Přežili pouze tři členové posádky s popáleninami, ostatní zraněním podlehli.
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42-37975 – Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-20-DL Fortress– (LD-U) - stroj byl ztracen při náletu na Frankfurt 4.2.1944


posádka
1ST LT WILLIAM E. GREEN P KIA
2ND LT JACK P. JENSEN CP KIA
2ND LT JOHN J. JOYCE NAV KIA
2ND LT JOHN S. HAMILITON BOM KIA
S/SGT ROBERT W. VALENTIK ROG KIA
S/SGT ROMAN E. BERAN TTE KIA
S/SGT RICHARD K. ANDEREGG BTG KIA
S/SGT SANFORD TISDALE WG KIA
S/SGT HARRY J. WASKEWICZ WG KIA
S/SGT LEROY R. LEIST TG KIA


Stroj opustil formaci v 13:52 a mířil pod mraky, nebyly pozorovány žádné padáky . Kouřilo se z něj, ale byl pod kontrolou. Stroj spadl u pobřeží ostrova Walcheron (Holandsko). Nikdo z posádky nepřežil. Těla Harryho Waskewicze, Johna Hamiltona a Richarda Anderegga byla nalezena poblíž Ouddorpu (Holandsko) 6.2.1944. Tělo Johna Joyceho bylo nalezeno poblíž Ellemeetu (Holandsko) 5.4.1944. Jako příčina ztráty je uvedena pravděpodobně protiletadlová palba. Podle dalších poznatků se palbou poškozené letadlo stalo obětí Ericha Scheydy z JG 26 na letounu Fw-190A-2.
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42-37790 ("AIN'T MIS BEHAVIN") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-10-DL Fortress - (LD-?) - lost in the raid on Posen and Szczecin 20.2.1944.


2nd Lt Reginald A. Smith P POW
2nd Lt Orlin H. Markussen CP POW
2nd Lt Gerald C. Scott NAV POW
2nd Lt Ernest Cribbs BOM POW
T/Sgt Thomas M. Egan TTE POW
T/Sgt Ira G. Evans ROG EVADEE
S/Sgt Edward B. Dyblie BTG POW
S/Sgt Edward Britko WG POW
S/Sgt Robert L. Dunbar WG POW
S/Sgt Michael E. Udick TG POW


At 14:52 near the coast of Denmark 2nd Lt. Smih reported via VHF that he would attempt to reach Sweden. The machine had previously been hit by anti-aircraft fire over the target and was subsequently attacked by Fw-190. The machine was hit by missiles and emitted heavy smoke. The crew abandoned the aircraft and the machine's crash was recorded by the German radar station at Skovby. Several crew members were captured just after landing, others hid in the woods near Fjellerup and were found by farmer Rasmus Thran, who hid them for a time. However, they sought to escape to Sweden and tried to reach the sea. However, they were captured on the coast at Baring. Only Ira Evans managed to hide in the forest and join the Danish resistance. He reached Sweden on 7 March 1944. The machine crashed in Harslev, 7 km from Bogense in the northwestern part of the Danish Funen Island (Fateful Island ?).
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42-39792 („HALF & HALF”) - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-1-VE Fortress - (LN -X) - lost during a raid on Posen and Szczecin on February 20, 1944.


crew
2ND LT ARTHUR J. HARRIS P INTERNEE
2ND LT JOHN DUTKA CP INTERNEE
F/O MORRLS C. WEST NAV INTERNEE
2ND LT ALBERT A. MARCHIONDO BOM INTERNEE
T/SGT RENE L. TUJAGUE ROG INTERNEE
T/SGT ALVIN GRASSHOFF TTE INTERNEE
S/SGT DONALD A. PETRECCA BTG INTERNEE
S/SGT LESTER L. ERRETT RWG INTERNEE
S/SGT JOHN A. MARTIN LWG INTERNEE
S/SGT FREDERICK J. KACZYNSKI TG INTERNEE


The crew flew in formation with aircraft 95th BG. At coordinates 54 ° 30´ north 11 ° 50´ east, the machine left the formation. He was later seen falling under the clouds with the No. 2 smoking engine off. It was near the secondary destination of Szczecin. The crew managed to reach Sweden with the machine, where they were interned briefly after an emergency landing. After a month, they returned to duty.
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42-37796 ("Fletcher's Castoria III") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-10-DL Fortress - ( LN-T) - lost during a raid on Brunswick 21.2.1944


crew
1st Lt William H. Fletcher P POW
2nd Lt Richard M. Roper CP POW
2nd Lt George A. Browning NAV POW
2nd Lt Howard D. Venzie BOM POW
T/Sgt Leo T. Callahan TTE POW
T/Sgt George A. Reid ROG POW
S/Sgt Pietro J. Giaquinto BTG POW
S/Sgt John J. Seman RWG POW
S/Sgt Alexander (NMI) Sosik LWG POW
S/Sgt David V. Robb, Jr TG POW


The machine made an emergency landing after the loss of three engines. The plane landed near Spaarndam (about 8km from Amsterdam) in the Netherlands at 14:49. The pilot made an emergency landing at the request of the crew, who preferred an emergency landing before jumping out of the plane. The third engine failed over the North Sea and it was clear that the machine was unable to reach the coast of England. The pilot therefore turned the plane closer to the Dutch shore. And after penetrating the low clouds near Amsterdam, the pilot landed on the nearest larger field. None of the crew was injured. All were captured and held in prison camps, until their liberation by the Allies. The machine was apparently lost not due to enemy attacks, but due to mechanical failures that caused the failure of three engines (however, the possibility of "contribution" flak is not excluded). The machine was used because the usual crew machine was not able to fly at that time. However, the machine that replaced it was in poor technical condition and never completed any mission due to technical defects, this mission was no exception. After an emergency landing, the crew tried to destroy the machine by igniting.
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42-30335 ("Sans Finis") - Boeing B-17F-100-BO Fortress – (LN-U) – ztracena při náletu na Stuttgart 6.9.1943


posádka
2nd Lt Walter J. Grenier P POW
2nd Lt Michael D'amato CP POW
2nd Lt Savid H. Plant NAV POW
2nd Lt Saul Trauner BOM POW
T/Sgt Carl H. Phillips ROG POW
T/Sgt Howard C. Aufschlag TTE POW
S/Sgt Anthony J. Fusco BTG POW
S/Sgt Francis X. Donnellan WG POW
S/Sgt William L. Chang WG KIA
S/Sgt Robert N. Schrum TG POW


Kvůli značné oblačnosti se skupina, ve které stroj letěl, rozpadla a jednotlivé stroje útočily na cíl podle možností. Když se stroj 2nd Lt Greniera dostal nad cíl byl poškozen protiletadlovou palbou, která zabila S/Sgt Changa. Pilot nouzově přistál s poškozeným strojem poblíž Freirburgu v Breisgunu (Německo). Posádka byla zajata.
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42-30057 („Raunchy“) - Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress – (EP-D) - ztracena při náletu na Stuttgart 6.9.1943

posádka

1ST LT SAM R. TURNER P Interned
2ND LT WILLIAM R. FREUND CP Interned
2ND LT MORRIS WEINBERG NAV Interned
2ND LT VANCE R. BOSWELL BOM Interned
T/SGT HAROLD W. SMITH TTE Interned
T/SGT CARMINE A. GALLO ROG Interned
S/SGT JOSEPH F. MALONEY BTG KIA
S/SGT CARTER F. THORNTON WG Interned
S/SGT DEWITT J. WEIR WG Interned
SGT JAMES E. SPEAKMAN TG Interned


Letoun nouzově přistál na jezeru Constance v 10:30 přibližně 2km od břehu. Stroj zůstal na hladině ještě asi 4 minuty. Posádka opustila letoun, nouzový člun se nedařilo zprovoznit. Stroj byl zcela zdemolován. Ve vraku zůstalo tělo S/Sgt Maloneye, který byl zabit zásahem 20mm projektilu již ve vzduchu. Pilot 1st Lt Turner byl lehce raněn do hrudníku. 2nd Lt Boswell byl těžce raněn a přišel o cit v levé ruce a zrak levého oka. Posádka byla ve Švýcarsku internována. 2nd Lt Boswell se pokusil uniknout, ale byl chycen a uvězněn na šest měsíců. Při následujícím pokusu o útěk uspěl a na základnu se vrátil v únoru 1945. Ironií osudu pár týdnů po jeho útěku byli všichni internovaní letci propuštěni a vráceni jejich armádám. Stroj Švýcaři 5.10.1943 vyzdvihli a S/Sgt Maloney byl pohřben. Příčinou ztráty bylo pravděpodobně napadení nepřátelským stíhačem.
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42-30402 („POONTANG“) - Boeing B-17F-100-BO Fortress – (LD-?) - ztracena při náletu na Stuttgart 6.9.1943


posádka
Capt. Edgar F. Woodward, Jr P INTERNEE
F/O John H. Thompson CP POW
2nd Lt Emanuel A. Cassimatis NAV POW
1st Lt Paul L, Englert BOM POW
T/Sgt Frank Danella TTE POW
T/Sgt Melvin E. Gaide ROG POW
S/Sgt George A. Janos BTG POW
S/Sgt Donald H. Fletcher RWG POW
S/Sgt Charles J. Griffin LWG POW
S/Sgt William D. Brooks TG POW


Na cestě k cíli se objevila netěsnost olejového vedení motoru č.2. Poblíž IP se problémy zvětšily natolik, že pilot rozhodl pokusit se dostat do Švýcarska. Ve chvíli kdy posádka věřila, že jsou již nad Švýcarskem, vyskočila. Tak se stalo, že se pouze pilot, který zůstaval v letadle dokud posádka bezpečně nevyskočila, dostal do Švýcarska a byl internován. Ostatní vyskočili ještě nad Německem a byli zajati.
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42-30788 (“ Mismalovin' “) - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress – (LN-R) – ztracena při náletu na Regensburg 25.2.1944


posádka
1st Lt Steward A. McClain P KIA
2nd Lt John D. McBride, Jr CP KIA
2nd Lt Philip Mordkowitz NAV KIA
2nd Lt Homer E. Glasco BOM KIA
T/Sgt Samuel H. Kuntz ROG KIA
T/Sgt Angelo Fernandez TTE KIA
S/Sgt Lawrence H. Bennett BTG KIA
Sgt Claude P. Zukowski WG POW
S/Sgt George Knudsen WG KIA
S/Sgt Williams L. Cook TG POW



Podle svědků byl stroj zasažen protiletadlovou palbou těsně po odhození bomb. Ze zasaženého stroje začalo vytékat palivo přes křídlo a stroj vypadl z formace. Pak již nebyl spatřen. Přežili pouze dva členové posádky, kteří byli zajati.
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42-39817 ("MURDERERS ROW") - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-1-VE Fortress - (XR- A) - lost during a raid on Berlin on March 3, 1944


crew
2nd Lt ROBERT C. VOLLMER P POW
2nd Lt JOHN W. ADAMS III CP KIA
2nd Lt EDWARD G. SULLIVAN NAV POW
T/Sgt ERNEST B. CLARK BOM KIA
T/Sgt WILLIAM S. HUMPHREY TTE POW
T/Sgt ELIAS M. JOHNSON ROG KIA
S/Sgt DON GUTHRIE BTG POW
S/Sgt DONALD W. BECKER RWG KIA
S/Sgt THOMAS H. MULLENIX LWG POW
S/Sgt GEORGE W. WOOD TG KIA


The machine and the other two separated from the formation due to clouds. Then these machines were attacked by six Fw-190. During the frontal attack, the machine was hit in the cockpit with two missiles. The cockpit began to burn and the machine became unmanageable. It broke during the fall. Five men were rescued from the crew. They were all captured. The machine crashed near Iztehoe, Germany.
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42-39817 ("MURDERERS ROW") - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-1-VE Fortress - (XR-A) - lost during a raid on Berlin March 3, 1944


This B-17 shot down Lt. Unger, from Stab I./JG 11, S from Itzehoe, time 11:37. It was the first shot down for this pilot.
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42-38017 („One Mission LuLu“) - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-25-DL Fortress - ( XR-O) - lost during a raid on Berlin March 3, 1944


crew
1ST LT JOHN G. GOSSAGE P POW
2ND LT BERTRAND D. McNEILL CP POW
F/O EDWARD A. WARNER NAV POW
1ST LT HOWARD G. BALL BOM POW
T/SGT MICHAEL G. POLANICK ROG POW
T/SGT ARTHUR A. COOPER TTE POW
S/SGT THOMAS R. WOODERSON BTG POW
S/SGT JAMES W. GREGG RWG POW
S/SGT DONALD B. SACKRIDER LWG POW
S/SGT ARTHUR V.R. CONGROVE TG POW


The machine together with the aircraft 42-39817 ("MURDERERS ROW") and 42-31970 separated due to clouds from the formation. Then the trio was attacked by fighters Fw-190. After losing one engine and seriously injuring T/Sgt A. Cooper, the pilot decided to reach Sweden. But the crew was wrong, and when they made an emergency landing at the alleged Swedish airport, it turned out to be Schleswig Airport in Germany. The crew was captured and the machine confiscated by the Germans. After repairs, it was moved to the KG 200 in Rechlin and used there probably under the designation A3 + GE. It was later destroyed in the Jagel fighter P-51.
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42-31970 - Boeing B-17G-35-BO Fortress - (XR-?) - lost in a raid on Berlin 3/3/1944


crew
Capt Robert H. Lohof P POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
Capt. Gerald R. Putnam CP POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
1st Lt William E. Vaden NAV POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
1st Lt Paul T. Davis BOM POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
T/Sgt Guy L. Brown ROG POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
T/Sgt Sidney A. Goldenberg TTE POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
S/Sgt Vern R. Lines BTG POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
S/Sgt Richard L. David RWG POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
S/Sgt James M. Butler LWG POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin
S/Sgt George W. Briggs TG POW 3 Mar 44 Berlin


Capt. Mr. Putnam flew on board as the command pilot of the group. Due to a fault on the radio station, the group separated in dense clouds from the formation of other aircraft and was attacked by enemy fighters [url = http : //www.valka.cz/topic/view/13705/] FW-190[/url]. The machine was damaged and the crew left it by parachute. All were captured and S/Sgt G. Briggs later died in captivity. There were still aircraft in the group 42-39817 ("MURDERERS ROW") and 42-38017 ("One Mission LuLu"). 42-39817 was shot down and 42-38017 landed in an emergency in Germany.
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42-38016 ("Seaton's Sad Sack") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-25-DL Fortress - ( LN-B) - lost in a raid on Berlin 4.3.1944


crew
1st Lt Stanley M. Seaton P POW
2nd Lt William F. Clayton CP POW
2nd Lt Charles F. DeWofle, Jr NAV POW
T/Sgt George N. Ofiesh TOGG POW
T/Sgt Joseph A. Judd ROG POW
T/Sgt Peter A. Hogan TTE POW
S/Sgt Robert H. Cook BTG POW
S/Sgt Arthur J. Labreque WG POW
S/Sgt Loydell Malone WG POW
S/Sgt Leming Hull TG KIA


The machine was attacked by a fighter. It was Lt. Adolf Kneipp with Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6. The stern of the machine was severely damaged by his attack. The machine continued towards the target, but began to lag behind the formation. Eventually, the crew jumped out of the hit machine, except for S/Sgt Hull. He probably died on the plane. The machine crashed at about 15:00 about 1km from the village Kesseling. After the impact, it exploded and burned completely. The surviving crew members were captured.



[quote:a36c30a4e9 = "Beutin"] This B-17 shot down Lt. Adolf Kneip from 2./JG 300, 25 km NE of Kesseling, time 14:53. It was the first shot down for this pilot. The hard-hit B-17 continued to fly towards Berlin before the crew left it on parachutes, except for the aforementioned S/Sgt Hull.
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42-30799 („The Bigassbird II“) - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress - (XR-L ) - lost during a raid on Berlin March 6, 1944


crew
1st Lt William B. Murray P KIA
1st Lt Richard M. Lambiotte CP POW
2nd Lt Orin H. Heinrich NAV POW
2nd Lt William G. Carr BOM POW
T/Sgt Emory L. Brandt TTE POW
S/Sgt Fred C. Schillinger ROG KIA
S/Sgt Jim Peace BTG POW
S/Sgt Palmar J. Hanson RW POW
S/Sgt Nick E. Hamalak LW POW
S/Sgt Mahlon A. Hall TG KIA


The machine was shot down by a German fighter near Haseluenne. The crew, except for three members, jumped up and were captured.
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42-30799 („The Bigassbird II“) - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress - (XR-L) - ztracena při náletu na Berlín 6.3.1944


Tento B-17 sestřelil velitel 1./JG 11, Oblt. Josef Zwernemann na Fw 190, okolí Haselünne, časem 11:55. Byl to jeho úspěšný 121 sestřel.
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42-97491 ("Ronnie R") - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-15-VE Fortress - (LD-B) - ztracena při náletu na Berlín 6.3.1944


posádka
LT DEAN M. RADTKE P POW
LT GORDON E. DEVAULT CP POW
LT ROBERT . M. REILLY NAV POW
LT WILLIAM B. AGNETTI BOM POW
T/SGT ROBERT RAY ROG POW
T/SGT VAN D. PINNER TTE POW
S/SGT JOSEPH C. KRUSIENSKI BTG KIA
S/SGT RICHARD L. KERWIN WG POW
S/SGT CHARLES F. ALLEN WG POW
S/SGT THEODORE E. MANGUM TG POW


Stroj byl napaden stíhači nad Haselünne přibližně ve 12:00. Všichni členové posádky vyskočili. S/Sgt Krusienski měl však poškozený padák a seskok nepřežil. Ostatní členové posádky byli zajati. Stroj dopadl poblíž Twistringenu. Tento stroj byl sestřelen Ofw. Hermanem Reinthalerem z JG11 s Me-109G-6. Toto vítězství se mu však stalo takřka osudným. Jeho zaujetí cílem využil Lt. Robert Wise s P-47 z 359th Fighter Group a připsal si sestřel. Reinthalerovi se podařilo vyskočit, ale utržil těžká zranění.
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42-38059 – Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-25-DL Fortress – (LD-A) - ztracena při náletu na Berlín 6.3.1944


posádka
CAPT DAVID L. MINER P KIA
Lt George E. Kinsella CP KIA
LT EARL L. RICHARDSON NAV POW
LT GEORGE R. JONES BOM KIA
SGT WILLIAM C. LIBBERT ROG POW
SGT ALBERT ZIKORUS TTE POW
SGT VARDEN I. BUTLER BTG KIA
SGT SAM PRY RWG POW/WIA
SGT LEONARD D. MALCUIT LWG POW/WIA
SGT JUNE E. ROBERSON TG POW


Tento stroj se stal obětí velitele I/JG11 Hptm Rolfa Hermichena s FW-190A-7, přibližně v 12:00. Hermichen byl zkušeným stíhačem a „zabijákem létajících pevností“. Zvolil čelní útok ("Twelve o'clock high"). První střely roztříštily čelní kryt a míjíce těsně střelce skončily v sedadle pilota přičemž rozdrtily jeho nohy. A aby toho nebylo dost další střely zasahují pilota do hlavy. Co-pilot nemá ani čas reagovat na hrůzu odehrávající se těsně vedle něj. Další střely ho doslova rozervou na kusy. Katastrofa pokračuje. Další střely rvou trup. Zásah dostává i spodní střelecká věž. Střelec je mrtev. Jednou ze vzniklých děr je proudem vzduchu vysát i bombometčík, bohužel bez padáku. Jeho tělo se o 90 sekund později rychlostí necelých 200km/h zaryje asi 30cm do země. V tu dobu už naštěstí není při vědomí. Ostatním členům posádky se podaří opustit stroj. Oba boční střelci jsou v obličeji popáleni, zasaženy jsou i oči. Všichni přeživší jsou zajati. Stroj dopadl u Quakenbrucku.
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42-38044 ("Spirit of '44") – Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-25-DL Fortress - (EP-R) - lost on a raid to Berlin 6.3.1944

crew
2nd Lt Merril T. Rish P KIA
2nd Lt Frank And. Smith CP KIA
2nd Lt Royal W. Lingenfelter NAV POW
2nd Lt Donald To. Kehm BOM POW
S/Sgt George F. Danehower ROG POW
S/Sgt Howard T. Skaggs, Jr. TTE POW
S/Sgt Estil In. Mc Guffee WG POW
S/Sgt Aramand C. Burt WG POW
Sgt Angus Alsup TG KIA
Sgt Dewy Essary BTG KIA

The machine was probably one of the victims Hptm Rolf Hermichena with Fw-190A-7 of Stab I./JG11. The machine was heavily hit, the engine no. 3 caught fire. The machine got into a spin. Subsequently broke off the stern. Shortly after the machine exploded. Part of the crew when the fall fell out, the area managed to jump out. Four crew members were killed in the plane..
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42-40056 („Holy Terror III“ / „Katie´s Boys“) - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-10-VE Fortress - (EP-F) - ztracena při náletu na Berlín 8.3.1944


posádka
2ND LT NORMAN L. CHAPMAN P
2ND LT REX M. ELLIS CP
2ND LT GLENN G. LINDBOM NAV
2ND LT WILSON D. CLARK BOM
S/SGT MILTON SCHARF ROG
S/SGT GEORGE W. SILVERMANN TTE
SGT DURWARD E. HUTCHINGS BTG
SGT LEON E. HILL LWG
SGT FRANK A. YZENAS RWG
SGT GEORGE E. DOBBS TG


Stroj „Holy Terror III“, ve kterém posádka letěla na tuto misi, nebyl jejím původním. Jejich původní se jmenoval „Katie“, ale ten byl v opravě. Pilot okamžitě nový stroj přejmenoval na „Katie´s Boys“. Stroj však začal mít nad západním Německem problémy, zřejmě způsobené protiletadlovou palbou a začal se opožďovat za formací, což z něj učinilo snadný cíl pro případné německé stíhače. Několik stíhaček z eskorty se k němu připojilo, aby ho ochránily. Problém byl také v tom, že se nemohli vrátit přímou cestou zpět, protože to by je zavedlo přímo do oblasti těžké protiletadlové palby v oblasti Postdamu. Stroj proto letěl v otočce kolem Berlína. Poblíž Jüterbogu však byli napadeni německými stíhači. Stroj byl těžce poškozen a pilot vydal povel k opuštění letounu. Všem členům posádky se podařilo opustit stroj a v pořádku přistát na padácích. Posádka byla celá zajata. Stroj pokračoval s poškozeným motorem č.3 v letu a ve velké spirále klesal k zemi. Nakonec dopadl do lesa asi 2 km od obce Riesdorf. Oheň zničil kompletně celý letoun. Místo dopadu bylo Němci nalezeno a zdokumentováno. Stíhačem, který si připsal stroj na své konto, byl Feldwebel Werner Rubel z 6./JG53 na stroji Messerschmitt Me-109G .
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42-37783 ("Dobie") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-10-DL Fortress - (XR-B) - lost in raid on Hamm 22.4.1944


posádka
1st Lt Frank W. Harte P KIA
2nd Lt John J. Coppinger CP POW
2nd Lt Carl F. Conley NAV KIA
T/Sgt Wallace J. Meyer TOGG POW
T/Sgt Weston H. Rodkey ROG POW
T/Sgt Paul V. Carlson TTE POW
S/Sgt Felix W. McIntosh BTG POW
S/Sgt Thomas C. McDonald WG KIA
S/Sgt Edward T. Coley WG POW
S/Sgt George W. McMullin TG POW


Shortly after the bombing, the machine was attacked by fighters. Engine 3 was damaged in the attack and the machine began to lag behind the formation. The crew tried to lighten the aircraft by jettisoning equipment. Apparently all ten crew members managed to abandon the machine. Sgt. McDonald, however, was severely wounded before leaving the machine and did not survive. The other two crew members are believed by others to have been killed by the Germans. The machine landed near Oberschelden.
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The probable conqueror of the B-17 "Dobie" shot down 22.4.1944 was Flg. Georg Blech of the 5th /JG 1.
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42-39934 („My Achin' Back”) - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-5-VE Fortress – (LN-Z) – ztracen během náletu na Brunswick 15.3.1944


posádka
2nd Lt Herbert G. Devore P KIA
Capt. Roland G. Knight CP KIA
2nd Lt Burton M. Joseph NAV POW
Capt. Robert Peel BOM POW
T/Sgt Robert D. Longworth ROG KIA
T/Sgt Harrison L. Longhi TTE POW
S/Sgt Nicholas Delcimmuto BTG KIA
S/Sgt John J. Barry WG KIA
S/Sgt Darrell R. Dickenson WG KIA
2ND LT. Martin Tashjian TG (jako pozorovatel) KIA


Stroj byl zasažen protiletadlovou palbou (pravděpodobně 88mm) do prostoru palubního průlezu. Zásah poškodil kyslíkové láhve a strojem se rozšířil oheň. Zachránili se pouze tři členové posádky, kteří byli následně zajati. Stroj se zřítil poblíž Watenbuttelu, Německo.
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42-3508 ("Bastard's Bungalow II", formerly "Jersey Lily") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-75-DL Fortress - (LD-P) - lost during a raid on Munich March 18, 1944


crew
2ND LT ROBERT J. HORN P POW
2ND LT BART E. MAHONEY, JR. CP POW
2ND LT WILLIAM A. NEWELL NAV POW
2ND LT CHARLES E. CONNER BOM POW
SGT KENNETH H. MUELLER ROG POW
SGT ALBERT J. SHUBAK TTE POW
SGT RUSSELL A. PRIESTER BTG POW
SGT VICTOR T. SAABYE WG POW
SGT AUBREY SLIMM, JR WG POW
SGT WILLIAM E. GRASER TG POW


The machine became entangled in the collision of machines 42-39830 and 42-37913. The wreckage from this encounter significantly damaged the fuselage and probably also the engines. Subsequently, the machine was damaged by anti-aircraft fire. Despite this damage, the pilot managed to stay with the formation and bomb the station in Munich. On the way back, the machine was damaged by additional anti-aircraft fire. The machine began to lose speed and altitude and separated from the formation. The lone aircraft accompanied P-47, which also had to leave due to running out of fuel. Subsequently, the aircraft appeared Me-109 and Fw-190. The pilots signaled that the B-17 pilot land on the approaching snowy field. The B-17 landed and the fighters circled around for a while. Subsequently, Me-109 tried to land, during which, however, his landing gear sank in the snow and the machine ended up with his nose stuck in the field . Fw-190 left the space. From Me-109 climbed uninjured pilot and went to the B-17, whose crew was already threatened by German peasants with pitchforks and pistols (probably militia), then arrived a German Luftwaffe unit that captured the crew. An emergency landing took place at the German airport Dornstadt near Ulm.
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42-3508 ("Bastard's Bungalow II", formerly "Jersey Lily") - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-75-DL Fortress - (LD-P) - lost during a raid on Munich on March 18, 1944. This machine is responsible for the 19th victory, Ofw. Erich Scheyda on Fw 190 from 3./JG 26, Ulm, time 14:55.


Drawn from source: Donald Caldwell: War Diary JG 26 1943-44.
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42-39830 ("BERLIN PLAYBOY") - Lockheed/Vega B-17G-1-IN Fortress – LN (- Y) - lost on a raid to Munich 18.3.1944

crew
2nd Lt Paul And. Martin P KIA
1st Lt Thomas Cryan CP KIA
2nd Lt Albert F. Racz BOM KIA
2nd Lt Tom F. Hughes NAV KIA
T/Sgt Russell E. Longdon ROG KIA
T/Sgt Levi About. Tonn TTE KIA
S/Sgt Richard J. Faulkner BTG EVA
S/Sgt Veryl And. Lund RWG KIA
S/Sgt Lonnie J. Albin ENTITLED KIA
S/Sgt John E. Howley TG KIA

Formation in which the machine flew over the coast of France got into heavy anti-aircraft fire. During regrouping of the formations occurred to the collision of the machine with no 42-37913. There was an explosion and the machine broke in two parts. Of the crew to save only one member, who with the help of the French resistance fighters fled. The others perished in the ruins of the machine..
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42-37913 –Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-20-DL Fortress - (LD-W) - ztracena při náletu na Mnichov 18.3.1944


posádka
1ST LT DONALD J. STUKE P KIA
2ND LT THOMAS L. LEMOND CP EVADEE
2ND LT GEORGE E. OWENS NAV KIA
2ND LT CLARENCE W. PULLEM BOM KIA
SGT ARTHUR R. TUOTT ROG KIA
SGT DANIEL J. SEGRETE TTE POW
SGT IRVING W. COOKE BTG KIA
SGT JOSEPH M. DRAGOWICH WG KIA
SGT JOSEPH C. OGG WG KIA
SGT PHILLIP J. DONNELLY TG KIA


Kvůli silné protiletadlové palbě nad pobřežím Francie došlo ke srážce tohoto stroje se strojem Berlin Playboy č. 42-39830. Při srážce došlo k odtržení přední sekce a obou motorů na levém křídle. Z posádky se zachránili pouze dva členové. Jeden byl zajat, druhému se podařilo uprchnout.
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42-3534 („Ol' Dad”) - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-75-DL Fortress – (XR-L) - ztracena při náletu na Le Culot, Thionville 27.4.1944


posádka
1ST LT WINANS C. SHADDIX P EVA
2ND LT GEORGE T. SULLIVAN CP POW
T/SGT RAYMOND C. LESTICO NG POW
2ND LT COLE M. DAILEY BOM POW
T/SGT FREDERICK H. ERB ROG POW
T/SGT JAMES H. LEE TTE POW
S/SGT JOHN B. CORTELLETTY BTG POW
S/SGT WILLIAM F. CORNELIUS RWG POW
S/SGT KENNETH V. HALE LWG POW
S/SGT HUGH HAMILTON TG POW


Stroj byl zasažen protiletadlovou palbou při opouštění cílového prostoru. Zasažen byl motor číslo 3. Letadlo se začalo zpožďovat za formací a asi půl hodiny po zásahu ho členové posádky opustili. Celá posádka, kromě pilota, byla zajata. Pilot se i přes zranění dostal za pomoci belgického hnutí odporu do bezpečí a byl ošetřen. Stroj začal již ve vzduchu hořet a dopadl poblíž Ardoye v Belgii. Po dopadu explodoval.
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42-31306 (“Nelson King”) - Boeing B-17G-10-BO Fortress - (LD-V) - lost in a raid on Berlin on May 24, 1944.


Crew:
2nd Lt Emil J. Siewert P KIA
2nd Lt Wayne S. Proulx CP POW
2nd Lt Donald W. Huffer NAV POW/WIA
2nd Lt Irving Jacobowitz BOM KIA
S/Sgt Julian T. Barkman ROG POW
S/Sgt Oliver B. Scully TTE POW
Sgt Chester J. Padlo BTG POW/WIA
Sgt Francis X. Cousins RWG POW/WIA
S/Sgt Edwin I. Morgan LWG POW
Sgt Frank V. Kroczynski TG KIA


During the flight over Berlin, the machine was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Engines No. 3 and No. 4 were hit. The machine began to lose altitude and lag behind the formation. Subsequently, he was attacked by five fighters Fw-190. The machine started to burn and the crew was forced to leave it. S/Sgt Frank V. Kroczynski was probably killed at the beginning of the fighter attack. Lt. Irving Jacobowitz was probably killed by an explosion while leaving the plane (a version is also mentioned that he was killed by German civilians after hitting the ground). Lt. Emil J. Siewert probably died in the explosion of oxygen cylinders. The remaining crew members were captured. Some were seriously injured and subsequently taken to hospital.
100. bombardovací skupina (těžká) [1942-1945] - poškozená směrovka stroje NELSON KING po srážce s Fw-190 6.3.1944
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poškozená směrovka stroje "NELSON KING" po srážce s Fw-190 6.3.1944
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42-31534 ("POWERHOUSE") - Boeing B-17G-20-BO Fortress - (LN-N) - lost during a raid on Berlin on May 24, 1944


Crew:
2ND LT FRANCIS J. MALOOLY P POW
2ND LT ROBERT W. BAILIE CP POW
2ND LT CHARLES H. MAUVAIS NAV POW
2ND LT RALPH W. GUIDA BOM POW
T/SGT ROBERT C. BARRIE ROG POW
S/SGT ARTHUR J. PERRY TTE POW
SGT NELSON AS. PARDEE BTG POW
SGT WILLARD H. MILLER RWG POW
SGT LEONARD W. YEAGER LWG POW
SGT LORENZO GENOVESE TG POW


The machine was probably attacked and shot down by enemy fighters over the target area. Due to the 10/10 clouds and more losses in this area, it was not possible to determine the exact fate of the aircraft. All crew members were captured.
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42-31941 ("Big Stoop") - Boeing B-17G-35- BO Fortress - (LN-W) - lost during a raid on Berlin 5/24/1944


crew
1LT 2ND LT LINDLEY L. WILLIAMSON P POW
2ND LT JAMES G. DENNIS CP KIA
2ND LT BARWICK O. BARFIELD NAV POW
2ND LT WILLIAM CARRILLO BOM POW
T/SGT LLOYD K. KOUNS ROG KIA
T/SGT CHARLES B. SEWELL TTE POW
S/SGT JAMES O. TOWNSEND, JR BTG POW
S/SGT Walter Wisniewski WG POW
S/SGT Colbert W Graham WG POW
S/SGT ROBERT H. ANDERSON TG POW


During this flight, Wisniewski and Graham replaced crew members, Sergeants Sullivan and Marshall. Even before arriving over the target, German fighters shot down six machines from the group in which the aircraft flew during the first attack. In the end, all aircraft from the group (18 machines) were shot down except for three. When the fighters disengaged in the anti-aircraft fire, the crew continued the raid and bombed Berlin. However, when they turned to return, the German fighters struck again. As a result of their attack, the right external engine began to burn. The left inner was also hit and stopped. The machine was on fire and became unmanageable. The pilot gave the order to leave the machine. This took place over German territory and the machine crashed west of Bückwitzer See, three kilometers from the village of Wusterhausen. Lt. Lieutenant Denis and Sgt. According to German records, the Kouns were found dead in the rubble. However, there is a presumption (it seems justified) that this should have obscured the fact that both men were killed by the civilian population before the arrival of the military patrol. The other crew members were captured. This is also discussed in the story of one of them, written by his wife (Barfield).


The machine was named Big Stoop, but the name was never written on the plane.


sources:
www.100thbg.com
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http://www.mcadams.org/fpdb/macr.asp
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1942_2.html
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42-107024 - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-35-DL Fortress - (LN B) - lost during a raid on Sottevast (NoBall action, raid on launch pads V-1)


crew
Col Robert H. Kelly COM/P KIA
Capt William G. Lakin P KIA
1st Lt Herbert Alf TG POW
Capt Joseph H. "Bubbles" Payne NAV KIA
1st Lt Maurice H. Cain BOM POW
T/Sgt Leo R. Cannon ROG POW
T/Sgt James C. Brown TTE KIA
S/Sgt Albert M. Freitas BTG POW
S/Sgt John N. Spiker WG KIA 28
S/Sgt Joseph A. Richard WG POW
S/Sgt Delbert E. Barnhart FG KIA


The crew for this flight was composed of experienced pilots, except for rookie R. Kelly, who came from the states shortly before the mission. He participated in the event as a lead pilot. Copilot H. Alf took part in the mission as a rear gunner. Rear shooter D. Barnhart was designated as a replacement (flexible) shooter. According to testimony, the machine was hit by anti-aircraft fire shortly after the bombs were dropped on the target. One explosion occurred at the cockpit and the other at the tail of the aircraft. The cockpit began to burn. The machine went into a steep fall, the upper turret was detached and when entering the clouds the whole aircraft disintegrated. The five surviving crew members were captured. For bomber M. Cain, records show that he was detained by German soldiers in the streets of Sottevast on May 2.




sources:
www.100thbg.com
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1942_5.html
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