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Casualty Report from 1943-12-30

MACR: 02019 AIRCRAFT: 42-5997
TARGET: Sudwigshafen Port and Oil Refinery, Germany TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Heaven Can Wait'
SQUADRON: 351st BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: EP-F
CRASH:

Crashed Les Rosiers near Bouziers when the crew was forced to abandon due to flight deck fires and oxygen bottle explosions caused by enemy fighter attacks.

PILOT: 2Lt Francis P Smith - O-747348

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

NOTES:

No notes on this crewmember

CO PILOT: 2Lt James P. Law - O-751159

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

NAV: 2Lt Saul Hershkowitz - O-809604

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

BOM:2Lt Clyde S. Manion - O-688710

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

ROG: SSgt John L. Swenson - 11129779

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

TTE: TSgt John T. Amery - 32583144

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

BTG: Sgt Alvin C. Little - 31198980

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

RWG: Sgt Conrad P. Stumpfig - 36500968

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

LWG: Sgt John W. Runcel - 17054110

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

TG: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - 00000000

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:

Evaded Status of the crew with the exception of the Pilot and Co-pilot was determined by Jan Riddling, 100th Group Historian. (pw)

Lt Smith in A/C #997 was hit by enemy fighters and side-slipped out of formation at 1345 hours. Fire was observed behind the pilots seat and in the radio compartment. One chute was seen before it disappeared into the undercast near 4906 N - 0432 E.  

Witness: S/Sgt Raymond J. Scheier

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A