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Casualty Report from 1943-06-25

MACR: 00271 AIRCRAFT: 42-3260
TARGET: Bremen, Ger. TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Angel's Tit
SQUADRON: 349th BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: XR-K
CRASH:

Crash Site - North Sea. Enemy fighters - thought to be north of Island of  Wangerooge, Ger. Probably exploded in the air after bail out singnal was given.

PILOT: Lt Alonzo P. Adams - O-791271

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: New York

NOTES:

Initial burial site T-5-111. Final burial site - Ardennes B-36-40

CO PILOT: F/O George Z. Krech - T-060797

POS: CP STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: Illinois
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge

NAV: Lt Nicholas Demchak - O-792440

POS: NAV STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
Picked up by Ger. Patrol boat and became a POP. He is probably the only crewman to successfully bail out of 42-3260.

BOM:2Lt Jesse D. Gurley - O-731371

POS: BOM STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: Arkansas
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge

ROG: TSgt James D. Purcell - 32337571

POS: ROG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: New York
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge

TTE: TSgt John K. Sullivan - 16020859

POS: TTE STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: Michigan
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge

BTG: SSgt John G. Kruzich - 37196305

POS: BTG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: Iowa
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge

RWG: SSgt Norman Asbornsen - 32305093

POS: RWG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: New Jersey
Commemorated Wall of Missing in The Netherlands

LWG: SSgt Edmonde J. Walker - 14056678

POS: LWG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: Georgia
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge

TG: SSgt Bryant Hutchinson - 39250686

POS: TG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: California
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge

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:

In the diary of a civilian in Wangerooge has been recorded " over the island of Langeoog, a Fortress on fire which was shot out of formation and crashed into the sea sea at 0844hrs.  One airman bailed out" this may have been 42-3260

REPORT NOTES:

25 Jun 43 was a Friday