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Casualty Report from 1943-10-08

MACR: 00952 AIRCRAFT: 42-60818
TARGET: Bremen, Germany TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Salvo Sal
SQUADRON: 350th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LN-S
CRASH:

Lost to flak and fighters, made emergency landing between Lippenhuizen and Beetsterzwaag, Holland. The actual crash site is said to be some 20 miles southeast of Leeuwarden, Holland.

PILOT: Lt William H. McDonald - O-672372

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

NOTES:

No notes on this crewmember

CO PILOT: Lt John L. James - O-802401

POS: CP STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Suffered broken leg

NAV: Lt Carl L. Spicer - O-671130

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

BOM:Lt Frank P. McGlinchey - O-676329

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

ROG: TSgt Fred Pribish - 16101002

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

TTE: TSgt Charles S. Ashbaugh - 33292542

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

BTG: SSgt Ross W. Detillion - 39455581

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

RWG: SSgt Victor P. Intoccia - 32435988

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

LWG: SSgt Douglas H. Agee - 18124795

POS: LWG STATUS: KIA STATE: Texas
Initially buried in the Protestant Churchyard at Beetsterzwaag, Friesland. Moved to the Netherlands (VV-12-280) in November 1945. Final internment - USA Correction Agee was struck by a 20mm about 30 minutes before crew bailed out over Holland. German Medical Report in MACR says " . . shot in both lungs and bled to death". Douglas Agee was buried on October 11th, 1943 at the Reformed Church at Beetsterzwaag and after war at the beginning of November 1945 reburied at the American War Cemetery Margraten (province Limburg), the Netherlands. The remains of SSGT Douglas H. Agee were returned to the U.S. for interment at a private cemetery in the state of Texas.

TG: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - N/A

POS: TG STATUS: MIA/KIA 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:

2 min after the bombing the plane was hit by flak beside the radio room no 2 engine was hit they having trouble to hold in to formation and after 15 min they were attacked by fighters.  First the fighters came from 3 o clock and later from 9 o clock en they damaged the plane very badly
Sgt Douglas Agee was shooting a German down en was later hit by 20 mm shells.  An other engine was hit and was on fire and the losing height

This is what a Dutch eye witnesses reported  

 We saw a bomber who was attacked by a fighter at about a high of 800 mtr .  We could see clearly that someone was firing from the bomber and how the fighter was hit.  The fighter made a crash-landing on the land of the farmer van de Velde   

Later we saw some parachutes coming from the bomber. Above Nijeberkoop the crew baled out.  The plane landed just to north of Lippenhuizen 

 Here is the story of one who hides lt McDonald

When he landed with his chute he hides this. The underground contact him in a field just south of Lippenhuizen . And let them stay there until it was dark. Then they get him to bring him in to safety and was brought to a church.  After 2 days he was brought to the house of Klaas Kerkstra

There was a a judisch girl (Reina Speelman) who was also hide from the Germans And she speak English so the can speak together . In that time we had him to learn to ride a bicycle. On a evening we brought him to Drachten   and from there we was transported to the south on a escape line

 Lt Spicer and lt McGlinchey were walking to whole night until they reached a farm in the morning. They waited until the farmer leave the farm. Then they make contact with the farmer who invited them in his house. They were getting a warm meal en a place to sleep

That evening  a teacher  was visit the both men who speaks English The next day the were brought to Wolvega, to a church tower and stay there for a time . Then they were picked up in a taxi by Tiny Mulder from Drachten.  Spicer was brought to the family Van De  Velden   
Later the 3 men were brought by Tiny Mulder by train to Ermelo And from there McDonald and McGlinchey going to Erp to the family Otten

On 19 January both Americans were brought on a bicycle to Sevenum
Were they were hide by Piet en Jan Vermeeren who runs the post office . How long they stay there in not know but later they were moved on the escape line to Belgium.  McDonald and McGlinchey were later in the Pyrenees lost in a snowstorm and runs into a German patrol And became POW after a heavy interrogation

Spicer has the luck to reach Spain and on the evening before Christmas day he left Gibraltar and the next day he reaches England 

 Just a note 
On the page of the Salvo Sal there is that the plane crashed near the Zuider Zee in the western of Holland This must be the east of the Zuider Zee in the province Friesland in the north of Holland 

Ron -Netherlands Researcher

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A