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Casualty Report from 1945-04-05 14:45

MACR: 13849 AIRCRAFT: 43-37636
TARGET: Nurnberg, Germany TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Aircraft name N/A
SQUADRON: 418th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LD-W
CRASH:

While returning in adverse weather conditions the formation was forced to disperse. 636 was seen to enter the cloud deck south of Liege, Belgium. There is no further information on the fate of the is aircraft. Unsubstantiated reports leads to the assumption the aircraft may have crashed in the English Channel, perhaps in the Calais or Dunkirk area. This is based on the fact F/O Giebelhaus was re-interred in Netherlands beside an airmen (not identified in the report) who washed ashore at Coxyde in Belgium. This is somewhat north of Dunkirk.

PILOT: 2Lt Robert L. Estes - O-1301459

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: New York

NOTES:

Initially interred in Netherlands as Unknown X-1925. Later indentified - Final Internment -USA

CO PILOT: 2Lt Frank J. Marchun - O-930369

POS: CP STATUS: KIA STATE: Colorado
Final Internment - Ardennes D-6-34

NAV: 2Lt William R. Lewis - O-130459

POS: NAV STATUS: MIA STATE: California
Commemorated on the Walls of the Missing in Cambridge

BOM:F/O Dale W. Giebelhaus - T8223

POS: BOM STATUS: KIA STATE: Nebraska
Final Internment - USA

ROG: Sgt Bernard Slavkin - 13172313

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: Pennsylvania
Recovered 18 June 45 near Post 7 on beach of Zoutelande on Walcheren Island. Final Internment - Luxembourg B-7-10

TTE: Sgt Robert A. Crawford - 38479607

POS: TTE STATUS: KIA STATE: Washington
Final Internment - Ardennes D-24-2

BTG: Sgt Lester E. Weber - 17134930

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: Missouri
Final Internment - USA

RWG: SSgt Lashbrook D. Cook - 39919739

POS: RWG STATUS: KIA STATE: Utah
Washed ashore at approximately the same spot as F/O Geibelhaus - Final Internment - USA

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

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

TG: Sgt Floyd C. Mitchell - 38599695

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: Arkansas
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

 

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