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Casualty Report from 1944-11-30

MACR: 99937 AIRCRAFT: 42-97071
TARGET: Leuna, Germany TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Andy's Dandy's
SQUADRON: 418th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LD-P
CRASH:

Returned to base with Louis W. McGimsey KIA. He was initially interred in Cambridge R-6-3

PILOT: Lt John McLaughlin - O-816523

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

NOTES:

No notes on this crewmember

CO PILOT: 2Lt Winston Hargrave - O-822709

POS: CP STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

NAV: 1Lt Louie W. McGimsey - O-718382

POS: NAV STATUS: KIA STATE: North Carolina
Killed by flak in the air. Final Internment - USA

BOM:1Lt Walter E. Warner - O-679266

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

ROG: TSgt Collin A. Lockfield - 38476490

POS: ROG STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

TTE: TSgt Caradine G. DiGregorio - 33596954

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

BTG: SSgt Roland M. Grunstead - 37573454

POS: BTG STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

RWG: SSgt William L. Aycock - 38512611

POS: WG STATUS: Survivor 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 Marvin M. Wisotsky - 36598668

POS: TG STATUS: Survivor STATE: State N/A
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:

2nd Lt Louie W. McGimsey, 0-718382 was navigator on B-17G A/C 42-97071 on the mission of 30 November 1944 to Merseburg, Germany.  Just prior to bombs away the aircraft was hit by flak, at which time Lt McGimsey was hit in the head, death was apparently instantaneous. Medical records on him were as follows: "KIA, wound, frontal region of head, interiorally to posteriourally, preforating flak, over enemy territory on operational mission."  His body was brought back to this base on the above mentioned aircraft and at a later date he was bured at Cambridge American National Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A