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Casualty Report from 1943-10-10

MACR: 01028 AIRCRAFT: 43-30725
TARGET: Munster, Germany TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: AW-R-GO
SQUADRON: 350th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LN-Z
CRASH:

Exploded after the crew bailed out in the vicinity of Lienen, just southeast of Osnabruck, Germany.

PILOT: Capt Charles B. Cruikshank - O-791077

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

NOTES:

No notes on this crewmember

CO PILOT: Lt Glenn E. Graham - O-797988

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

NAV: Lt Frank D. Murphy - O-790276

POS: NAV STATUS: POW STATE: Georgia
Author of "The Luck of the Draw," a comprehensive history of this crew. Insights into life at Thorpe Abbotts and German POW camps in WWII

BOM:Lt August H. Gaspar - O-762616

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

ROG: TSgt Orlando E. Vincenti - 13056384

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: Pennsylvania
Final Interment - USA (See crew notes)

TTE: TSgt Leonard R. Weeks - 15071794

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

BTG: SSgt Robert L. Bixler - 39849177

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

RWG: SSgt James M. Johnson - 18051160

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

LWG: SSgt Donald B. Garrison - 16074721

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

TG: SSgt Charles A. Clark - 36336062

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: Illinois
Final Interment - USA (See crew notes)

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:

Notes on this crew:
Vincenti and Clark were initially buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Lienen - later moved to Ardennes at the end of hostilities.

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report:
This is one of the 38 "Original 100th" crews, most of whom were lost in combat. There were many KIAs among this group of outstanding men. "Our Greatest Generation,"