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Casualty Report from 1943-08-17 10:24

MACR: 00678 AIRCRAFT: 42-5867
TARGET: The Me-109 factory at Regensburg, Germany TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Alice from Dallas
SQUADRON: 350th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LN-O
CRASH:

At 1020 hours a swarm of fighters attacked the low squadron over eastern Belgium and so severly damaged the aircraft that the pilot, Roy F. Claytor, sounded the bail out alarm. Eight of the men aboard got out safely, but Edward A. Musante's chute caught on the horizonal stablizer and when the plane exploded in mid-air or crashed he was killed. William M. Hinton, who was flying in place of Robert H. Wussow, apparently did not bail out. It is thought he stayed too long to assist Musante and this gallant action resulted in his death. Both Hinton and Musante were given full Military Funerals by the Luftwaffe and were buried 20 Aug 43 on the Airdrome At St. Trond with a Luftwaffe Chaplain officiating. Hinton's grave number is #287 and Musante's is #268

PILOT: 1Lt Roy F. Claytor - N/A

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

NOTES:

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CO PILOT: 2Lt Raymond J. Nutting - N/A

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

NAV: 2Lt Oscar C. Amison - N/A

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

BOM:2Lt Kenneth R. Lorch - N/A

POS: BOM STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Lt Lorch was loose for almost eight months but was finally captured at Bordeaux, France. The Germans excuted the French underground agents who were sheltering Lorch at the time of h is capture

ROG: TSgt William Quinn - N/A

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

TTE: TSgt John W. Burgin - N/A

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

BTG: SSgt William M. Hinton - 15324472

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: State N/A
Buried Ardennes Military Cemetary A - 40 - 9

RWG: SSgt Charles K. Bailey - N/A

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

LWG: SSgt Clifford R. Starky - N/A

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

TG: SSgt Edward A. Musante - N/A

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: State N/A
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