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Casualty Report from 1944-11-20 05:58

MACR: 99935 AIRCRAFT: 43-38095
TARGET: Daily weather information gathering flight. TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Aircraft name N/A
SQUADRON: 418th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LD-X
CRASH:

Crashed near Scole near the base just after take-off. At 400 feet entered a steeply banked left turn, lost altitude, struck some trees and exploded on impact. This was the daily "Weather Flight." All six men aboard were killed and initially interred in Cambridge.

PILOT: 1Lt Stanley J. Dobrogowski - O-760598

POS: P STATUS: KIC STATE: New York

NOTES:

Final Internment - USA

CO PILOT: 1Lt Malcohm E. Harvard - O-714070

POS: CP STATUS: KIC STATE: Pennsylvania
Final Internment - USA

NAV: 1Lt Heny R. Van de Hurst - O-717707

POS: NAV STATUS: KIC STATE: Michigan
Final Internment - USA (There has been different spelling of the name. Sometimes seen spelled as Vande Vuurst. Jan Riddling is of the opinion this is not correct - (paul West)

BOM:N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - O-000000

POS: BOM STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

ROG: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - 00000000

POS: ROG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

TTE: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - 00000000

POS: TTE STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

BTG: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - 00000000

POS: BTG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

RWG: SSgt Edward C. Lewek - 32833286

POS: RWG STATUS: KIC STATE: New York
Final Internment - Woodlawn National Cemetery, New York - USA

LWG: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - 00000000

POS: LWG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

TG: SSgt Loris M. Espeseth - 437564562

POS: TG STATUS: KIC STATE: North Dakota
Final Internment - USA

EX1: Capt Charles W. Mylius - O-804492

POS: CMD P STATUS: KIC STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

EX2: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - N/A

POS: N/A STATUS: N/A STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

 

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