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Casualty Report from 1944-07-25

MACR: 07837 AIRCRAFT: 42-102416
TARGET: Tactical: German Battle Lines in Normandy TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Lady Luck
SQUADRON: 349th BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: XR-H
CRASH:

Destroyed by flak, the crew was forced to abandon the burning aircraft which crashed on the Normandy coastal area.

PILOT: 1Lt Lawrence E. Townsend - O-747527

POS: P STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A

NOTES:

No notes on this crewmember

CO PILOT: 2Lt Andrew J. Burkhart - O-759409

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

NAV: 1Lt Arnold L. Holmes - O-695915

POS: NAV STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Hospitalized by the Germans but was liberated by US troops shortly afterwards

BOM:1Lt George D. Gardner - O-689501

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

ROG: TSgt Louis P. Glasser - 32711955

POS: ROG STATUS: Evaded STATE: State N/A
Captured by escaped near Paris, France

TTE: TSgt Walter W. Kolar - 13129942

POS: TTE STATUS: Evaded STATE: State N/A
TSgt Kolar evaded capture and joined a US tank crew. He fought with this crew until wounded. The tank crew took him to an aid station where he, along with "his" tank crew, attempted to convince the Aid Station physicians that he was a tanker. Their efforts failed and he was returned to England where he made a complete recovery.

BTG: SSgt Chalmers M. Anderson - 37087560

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

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

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

LWG: SSgt Gordon M. Lane - 37121228

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

TG: SSgt Earl O. Milam - 18149567

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

EX1: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - N/A

POS: N/A STATUS: N/A 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

 

CREW NOTES:

Hello,
I am a french historian in the Paris aera.
From our sources, the B-17 "Lady Luck" 349th BS was crashed in the Paris aera on the 25 july44.
But from your sources, the plane was crashed near St Lô in Normandie, about 400 km.... Do you know anything about it. A eventual picture of the "Lady Luck"
Best Regards.
Bruno Renoult.

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