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Casualty Report from 1943-07-16 10:36

MACR: 99901 AIRCRAFT: 42-30305
TARGET: Practice mission TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Flak Shack
SQUADRON: 349th BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: XR-D
CRASH:

Crashed on T/O - near Rectory in Dickleburgh

PILOT: 1Lt Woodrow B. Barnhill - O663463

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

NOTES:

Cambridge Military Cemetary B - 7 - 38

CO PILOT: 2Lt Carl F. Hudson - N/A

POS: CP STATUS: KIC STATE: State N/A
Burial site unknown

NAV: 2Lt William H. Carr - O730224

POS: NAV STATUS: KIC STATE: State N/A
Initially buried at Cambridge Military Cemetary E- 6 - 117

BOM:1Lt Winfred L. Rucker - O-729995

POS: BOM STATUS: KIC STATE: State N/A
Initially buried at Cambridge Military Cemetary E - 4 - 101

ROG: TSgt Edward D. Johnson - 130638316

POS: ROG STATUS: KIC STATE: State N/A
Initially buried at Cambridge Military Cemetary E - 5 - 101

TTE: TSgt Peter Contos - 16038316

POS: TTE STATUS: KIC STATE: State N/A
Initially buried at Cambridge Military Cemetary C - 1 - 42

BTG: Sgt Frank M. Opala - N/A

POS: BTG STATUS: IIC STATE: State N/A
Recovered and was assigned to non-flying positions

RWG: SSgt Newton E. Harris - 18054587

POS: RWG STATUS: KIC STATE: State N/A
Initially buried at Cambridge Military Cemetary A - 7 - 2

LWG: SSgt Vincent S. Noel - N/A

POS: LWG STATUS: IICq STATE: State N/A
Recovered and was assigned to non-flying positions

TG: SSgt Peter S. Russell - N/A

POS: TG STATUS: IIC STATE: State N/A
Recovered and was assigned to non-flying positions

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:

There was no MACR issued for this Casualty Report

REPORT NOTES:

Official Report of Crash: On 16 Jul 1943, serial number 42-30305 took off from Station #139 at 1006 local time. After take off, the aircraft entered a right bank almost immediately. The bank continued, and the lost altitude until ground impact. Duration of flight did not exceed thirty seconds. There crew members in the rear of the aircraft survived with injuries. The other seven crew members received fatal injuries, and the aircraft was destroyed.