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Casualty Report from 1944-11-09

MACR: 99933 AIRCRAFT: 42-31986
TARGET: Wiesbaden, Germany TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Boomerang (ex, Once in a While)
SQUADRON: 349th BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: XR-B
CRASH:

On the return the co-pilot landed in Belgium with the pilot dead and two other crewmen wounded. This is Wrong info mpf

ON 09 NOV 44 (SAARBRUCKEN) LT WILLIAMS WAS KIA WHILE BAILING OUT FROM A/C 231986 "ONCE IN A WHILE" ALSO REFERRED TO AS "BOOMERANG" IN 100TH BG RECORDS.  HE WAS CAUGHT ON THE STABILIZER AND TAKEN TO HIS DEATH.  TWO OTHER CREW MEMBERS SUFFERD INJURIES WHILE BAILING OUT FROM THE FLAK DAMAGED AIRCRAFT.  THE A/C CRASHED NEAR THE TOWN OF PERLE IN BELGIUM.  (from Ray Bowdens book "Plane Names & Bloody Noses 100th Bomb Group)

PILOT: 2Lt Lewis C. Williams - O-767698

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: New Jersey

NOTES:

Final Internment - Hneri Chapelle A-8-27

CO PILOT: 2Lt Aubrey J. Blockson - O-000000

POS: CP STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Completed combat tour (5 Apr 45) - Nurnburg, Germany

NAV: 2Lt Willis A. McGuire - O-000000

POS: NAV STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Later KIA at Brunswick with the J. Thrasher Crew (03 Mar 45)

BOM:2Lt Robert B. Swain - O-000000

POS: BOM STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Returned to duty

ROG: Cpl Joseph R. Feagans - 00000000

POS: ROG STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Returned to duty

TTE: Cpl Donald D. McMillan - 00000000

POS: TTE STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Returned to duty (Severely wounded 9 Nov 45 at Saarbrucken)

BTG: Cpl Veron C. Kerr - 00000000

POS: BTG STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Completed combat tour

RWG: Cpl Gordon W. Humrichous - 00000000

POS: RWG STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Returned to duty (Severely wounded 9 Nov 45 at Saarbrucken)

LWG: Cpl Lyman R. Morningstar - 00000000

POS: LWG STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Returned to duty

TG: Cpl Robert C. Hedges - 00000000

POS: TG STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
Returned to duty.

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:

This crew joined the 100th on October 5th, 1944. Some sources list the target as Saarbrucken. (paul west)

ON 09 NOV 44 (SAARBRUCKEN) LT WILLIAMS WAS KIA WHILE BAILING OUT FROM A/C 231986 "ONCE IN A WHILE" ALSO REFERRED TO AS "BOOMERANG" IN 100TH BG RECORDS.  HE WAS CAUGHT ON THE STABILIZER AND TAKEN TO HIS DEATH.  TWO OTHER CREW MEMBERS SUFFERD INJURIES WHILE BAILING OUT FROM THE FLAK DAMAGED AIRCRAFT.  THE A/C CRASHED NEAR THE TOWN OF PERLE IN BELGIUM.  (from Ray Bowdens book "Plane Names & Bloody Noses 100th Bomb Group) 

This incident was witnessed by then Lt Denzil Naar.

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A