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Casualty Report from 1943-08-17 11:40

MACR: 00677 AIRCRAFT: 42-30063
TARGET: Me-109 factory at Regensburg, Germany TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Picklepuss
SQUADRON: 418th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LD-S
CRASH:

West of Schmalfraf, Herbesthallontzen, Belgium. Thought to have exploded in mid-air after enemy fighter attacks. This aircraft was returning due to battle damage and was in the Frankfurt area when the return was intitated. It is around this 100th aircraft the "Gear Down Legend" orignated.

PILOT: Capt Robert M. Knox - O-438010

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: Pennsylvania

NOTES:

Initally buried in the Ehrenfriedhof Cemetery of Honor at Eupen. Grave number at Eupen 232. Re-interred at Henri-Chapelle (HH - 2 - 26) on 13 Dec 1944

CO PILOT: Lt John O. Whitaker - O-798061

POS: CP STATUS: KIA STATE: West Virginia
Initally buried in the Ehrenfriedhof Cemetery of Honor at Eupen. Grave number at Eupen 218. Re-interred at Henri-Chapelle (HH-2-21) and returned to the USA for final burial.

NAV: Lt Ernest E. Warsaw - O-667461

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

BOM:1Lt Edwin F. Tobin - O-732185

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

ROG: TSgt Walter Paulsen - 12077723

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

TTE: TSgt Glover E. Barney - 39601716

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

BTG: SSgt Frank W. Tychewicz - 36344174

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: Illinois
Initally buried in the Ehrenfriedhof Cemetery of Honor at Eupen. Grave number at Eupen 220. Re-interred Henri-Chapelle (HH-2-25) and returned to the USA for final burial.

RWG: SSgt Alexander Markowski - 12170779

POS: RWG STATUS: KIA STATE: New York
Initally buried in the Ehrenfriedhof Cemetery of Honor at Eupen. Grave number at Eupen 221. Re-interred at Henri-Chapelle 13 Dec 1944 (HH-2-24) and returned to the USA for final burial.

LWG: SSgt Henry A. Norton - 14090803

POS: LWG STATUS: KIA STATE: State N/A
Initally buried in the Ehrenfriedhof Cemetery of Honor at Eupen. Grave number at Eupen 219 . Re-interred at Henri-Chapelle 13 Dec 1944 (HH-2-22) and returned to the USA for final burial.

TG: SSgt Joseph F. LaSpada - 32035862

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: New York
Initally buried in the Ehrenfriedhof Cemetery of Honor at Eupen. Grave number at Eupen 222. Re-interred at Henri-Chapelle 13 Dec 1944 (HH-2-25) and returned to the USA for final burial.

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:

It was always thought that Robert Knox was on The Wall of the Missing at Epinal, France until Jan Riddling discover otherwise during her research for"Grave Sites of the 100th."

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A