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Casualty Report from 1943-10-10

MACR: 01031 AIRCRAFT: 42-30047
TARGET: Munster, Germany TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Sweater Girl
SQUADRON: 418th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LN-Q
CRASH:

Destroyed over Ostbevern after a collision with enemy fighter and possibly another
 B-17 No# 42-30723

PILOT: Lt Richard B. Atchison - O-738063

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

NOTES:

There are some reports that list the Pilot, Lt. Atchson as KIA; this is incorrect. If this had been true it would have been a rare occurance. German records of dead and captured Allied airmen were always highly accurate and in 1943 extremely so. (paul west)

CO PILOT: Lt Willard Secor - O-802472

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

NAV: Lt Kenneth Baron - O675982

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

BOM:Lt Sol Goldstein - O-676255

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

ROG: SSgt Eldor E. Lisch - 16094155

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: Wisconsin
Final Interment - USA (See Crew Notes)

TTE: TSgt Russel Bennett - 33273848

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

BTG: SSgt Clarence A. Coombs - 11068212

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: Maine
Final Interment - USA (See Crew Notes)

RWG: SSgt Elliott O. Preble - 31164132

POS: RWG STATUS: KIA STATE: Massachusetts
Final Interment - USA (See Crew Notes)

LWG: SSgt Westley M. Field - 31204708

POS: LWG STATUS: KIA STATE: Massachusetts
Final Interment - USA (See Crew Notes)

TG: SSgt Van T. Wright - 35370362

POS: TG STATUS: POW 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:

Notes on this crew :
KIAs initially buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Ostbevern  - moved to Netherlands after war. Final Internment for both - USA

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A