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Casualty Report from 1944-12-31 12:00

MACR: 11364 AIRCRAFT: 43-38215
TARGET: Hamburg, Germany TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Grumblin' Gremlin
SQUADRON: 418th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LD-P
CRASH:

Damaged by flak hit on No#2 engine. Attacked by German fighters. The aircraft exploded with the wreckage found at Wesselob, 22 km northwest of Soltau, Germany. The casualties were initially interred in the cemetery at Wesseloh. The RO, S/Sgt Robert E. Fortney was found on February 4th, 1945 and interred in the cemetery at Wintermoor.

PILOT: 1Lt Billy B. Blackman - O-414787

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

NOTES:

No notes on this crewmember

CO PILOT: 2Lt Robert E. Freshour - O-2059161

POS: CP STATUS: KIA STATE: Texas
Final Internment - USA

NAV: 2Lt William M. Sterrett - O-925746

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

BOM:S/Sgt Andrew M. Herbert - 34653337

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

ROG: SSgt Robert E.L. Fortney - 15382027

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: Texas
Final Internment - USA

TTE: TSgt Joseph T. Pearl - 16135683

POS: TTE STATUS: KIA STATE: Michigan
Final Internment - Ardennes D-15-12

BTG: SSgt Stanley P. Carson - 37683440

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: Iowa
Final Internment - Ardennes D-14-27

RWG: SSgt Thomas C. Pace - 39680650

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

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

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

TG: SSgt Basil Numack - 42091027

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: State N/A
Final Internment - Ardennes A-27-6

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
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