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Casualty Report from 1944-09-11

MACR: 00001 AIRCRAFT: 42-102695
TARGET: Ruhland TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: N/A
SQUADRON: 350th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LN-F
CRASH:

Destroyed by enemy fighters. Reported to have exploded in the air with some of the crew being blown clear of the aircraft. Wreckage site near Annaberg, south of Dresden, Germany. Seven of the nine man crew were killed. German records indicate that T/Sgt Milton S. Edelstein was interred in the local cemetery at Oberwiesenthal and T/Sgt Mike Bagdasian was interred in the cemetery of Crottesdorf/Erzgebirge. It is likely the remaining five KIAs were also interred at Oberwiesenthal.

After the war the US Graves Registration Service exhumed the bodies and re-interred them in Ardennes. Plots HH-4-95/100 and II-4-76/82. The US Graves Registration Service, like the Germans, could not individually identify the airmen. All received a Common Plot in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri on February 27th, 1950, Plot 78/957-961, Group Burial 1200/570. 

PILOT: 1Lt Wesley R. Carlton - O-481962

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: N/A

NOTES:

Final Internment-USA

CO PILOT: 2Lt Edward F. Neu - O-754439

POS: CP STATUS: POW STATE: N/A
Captured near Oberwiesenthal

NAV: 1Lt Hugh R. Davidson - O-710840

POS: NAV STATUS: POW STATE: N/A
Captured by Gestapo near Eger

BOM:1Lt Jack L. Eppendorf - O-684143

POS: BOM STATUS: KIA STATE: California
Killed in the Air-Final Internment-USA

ROG: TSgt Milton S. Edelstein - 11110130

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: N/A
Final Internment-USA

TTE: TSgt Hike B. Bagdasian - 33190910

POS: TTE STATUS: KIA STATE: N/A
BAGDASIAN, HIKE B TSGT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II DATE OF DEATH: 09/11/1944 BURIED AT: SECTION 78 SITE 957-961 JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY 2900 SHERIDAN ROAD ST. LOUIS, MO 63125

BTG: SSgt Ralph E. Jacobson - 37568138

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: N/A
Final Internment-USA

RWG: SSgt William U. Schaefer - 36449914

POS: RWG STATUS: KIA STATE: N/A
Final Internment-USA

LWG: -

POS: STATUS: STATE:
Only Nine Man Crew.

TG: SSgt George E. Watrous - 32855846

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: N/A
Final Internment-USA

EX1: -

POS: STATUS: STATE:

EX2: -

POS: STATUS: STATE:

 

CREW NOTES:

"Destroyed by enemy fighters. Reported to have exploded in the air with some of the crew being blown clear of the aircraft. Wreckage site near Annaberg, south of Dresden, Germany. Seven of the nine man crew were killed. German records indicate that T/Sgt Milton S. Edelstein was interred in the local cemetery at Oberwiesenthal and T/Sgt Mike Bagdasian was interred in the cemetery of Crottesdorf/Erzgebirge. It is likely the remaining five KIAs were also interred at Oberwiesenthal.
 
After the war the US Graves Registration Service exhumed the bodies and re-interred them in Ardennes. Plots HH-4-95/100 and II-4-76/82. The US Graves Registration Service, like the Germans, could not individually identify the airmen. All received a Common Plot in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri on February 27th, 1950, Plot 78/957-961, Group Burial 1200/570.
 
Lt Teague-Bom,  T/Sgt Runyan-TTE  and Lt Nielsen-NAV  who are also in the mass grave, were from the crew of Lt Harold Taylor.  From Carlton Crew: Edelstein, Bagdasian,  Watrous, Jacobson, Schaefer, and Eppendorf. "

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