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Casualty Report from 1943-09-03

MACR: 00684 AIRCRAFT: 42-30089
TARGET: Beamont le Roger Airfield in France (Secondary) TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Sunny
SQUADRON: 351st BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: EP-J
CRASH:

Near Paris, France (See Report Information)

PILOT: Lt Richard C. King - O-661642

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: Wisconsin

NOTES:

Final Internment site unknown

CO PILOT: F/O George D. Brykalski - T-060189

POS: CP STATUS: KIA STATE: Missouri
Buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery , St. Louis, Missouri

NAV: Lt Ernest Anderson - O-730206

POS: NAV STATUS: POW STATE: Missour
Buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery , St. Louis, Missouri

BOM:Lt Edward H. Hovde - O-731375

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

ROG: TSgt Robert L. McKnight - 18082241

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: Missouri
Buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery , St. Louis, Missouri

TTE: TSgt Trafford L/ Curry - 18019460

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

BTG: SSgt Rudolph H. Harms - 16034540

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: Ilinois
Originally buried at Epinal (B-17-67)

RWG: SSgt Heber Hogge - N/A

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

LWG: SSgt James M. Sides - N/A

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

TG: SSgt Donald E. Wise - 34332947

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: Alabama
No notes on this crewmember

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:

Crash Information:
The third aircraft to be involved in a massive mid-air collision in the Paris, France area. A salvoed bomb (from the high group) hit the No# 3 engine of aircraft 42-30059 piloted by 1/Lt Charles Floyd, which collided with aircraft 42-5865 piloted by Lt Victor Fienup, resulting in loss of control. The aircraft piloted by Lt. Richard King received a diredt falk burst amidships and sudden moved upward striking aircraft piloted by Lt Charles Floyd, this aircraft exploded.

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A