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Casualty Report from 1943-12-30

MACR: 02020 AIRCRAFT: 42-5861
TARGET: Ludwigshafen, Germany TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Laden Maiden
SQUADRON: 349th BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: XR-J
CRASH:

Destroyed by enemy fighters at Liry, France after bombing the target (See Crew Notes)

PILOT: Lt Marvin L. Leininger - O-7459913

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: California

NOTES:

Final Internment - Epinal (A-46-21)

CO PILOT: Lt Albert W. Witmyer - O-684102

POS: CP STATUS: KIA STATE: Pennsylvania
Final Internment - Epinal (B-12-49)

NAV: Lt Leonard D. McChesney - O-685667

POS: NAV STATUS: Evaded STATE:

BOM:Lt Charles W. Compton - O-673779

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

ROG: TSgt Marshall Banta - 35671019

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: Ohio
Final Internment - Epinal (A-21-42)

TTE: TSgt Meyer M. Weintraub - 12142759

POS: TTE STATUS: KIA STATE: New York
Final Internment - Epinal (A-14-54)

BTG: SSgt Nicholas J. Matulik - 15323720

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: Virginia
Final Internment - Arlington National Cemetery - USA

RWG: SSgt Eugene F. Latimer - 19127196

POS: RWG STATUS: KIA STATE: California
Final Internment - Epinal (A-29-41)

LWG: SSgt James W. Parham - 34038658

POS: LWG STATUS: KIA STATE: North Carolina
Final Internment - USA

TG: SSgt Charles J. McGrogan - 13109080

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: Pennsylvania
Final Internment - Epinal (A-32-41)

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:

Notes on this crew:
All the KIAs were buried at Liry, France. Lt Witmyer and Sgt Bana could not be identified by the Germans - later identified by a US Army Graves Registration unit and moved to Campigneul Military Cemetery, France to await Final Internment.

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Notes on this report  N/A