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Casualty Report from 1944-03-06

MACR: 03026 AIRCRAFT: 42-38044
TARGET: Berlin, Germany TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Spirit of 44
SQUADRON: 351st BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: EP-R
CRASH:

Lost to enemy fighters in the great air battle at Haseleunne, crash site was Aschenbehl Berg

PILOT: Lt Merril T. Rish - O-742258

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: Nebraska

NOTES:

Intial Internment - Evangelical Cemetery at Quackerbruck - Final Internment USA

CO PILOT: Lt Frank A. Smith - O-802792

POS: CP STATUS: KIA STATE: Iowa
Intial Internment - Evangelical Cemetery at Quackerbruck - Final internment - Ardennes D-18-15

NAV: Lt Royal W. Lingenfelter - O-809660

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

BOM:Lt Donald K. Kehm - O-741187

POS: BOM STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Blown clear of A/C by the explosion

ROG: TSgt George F. Danehower - 14178062

POS: ROG STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Bailed out prior to the explosion

TTE: TSgt Howard T. Skaggs - 37145041

POS: TTE STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Blown clear of A/C by the explosion

BTG: Sgt Dewey Essary - 06238036

POS: BTG STATUS: MIA STATE: Oklahoma
Commemorated on The Wall of the Missing in the Netherlands (The Germans may have found his identity disks but were unable to determine which crew he came from.

RWG: SSgt Armand C. Burt - 39166705

POS: RWG STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Bailed out prior to the explosion

LWG: SSgt Estil V. McGuffee - 38270285

POS: LWG STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Blown clear of the A/C by the explosion

TG: SSgt Angus Alsup - 18090357

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: New Mexico
Final Internment - USA

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:

All the KIAs were initially buried in the Evangelical Cemetery at Quackenbruch

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A