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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Lucius G.  Lacy  - O-745909

MACR: 05382 FICHE :

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 351st BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: E  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Magdeburg    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: CAVU    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-07-24 TIME: 14:05 LOCATION: Near the target

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-31389

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW011376
B: SW-002850
C: SW-002806
D: SW-003034
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 651043
B: 683050
C: 681386
D: 691689
E: 768013
F: 768444
G: 688807
H: 685448
I: 683996
J: 683635
K: 688807
L: 687063

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 10 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 10

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Lucius G.  Lacy 1Lt O-745909
CP Claude E. Schlinder 1Lt O-750860
NAV (N) Raymond E. Rossman 2Lt 0744337
BOM (B) Herbert Greenberg 1Lt O-673066
RAD Clarence H Wood TSgt 33221121
ENG Sidney A. Cary TSgt 19176181
BAL Chester L. Powell SSgt 19202968
WG (W) Joe Folson SSgt 18219447
WG (W) Raymond J. Mitchell SSgt 39460300
TG (T) Michail Rotz SSgt 33278629

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Edgar W. Wolf 2Lt O-691129
Last sighted
Edward J. Simmons 2Lt O-813795
Last sighted    
Burdette Williams 2Lt O-689429
Last sighted

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"A/C #389 was shot down over the target area at 1405 hours by E/A. #4 engine was smoking and the cockpit was on fire. Three chutes were seen."
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: WALTER G. BURKE 1st Lt. Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED: 1944-06-05

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

From statements of Lt. Greenberg in MACR:
"The attack that knocked us out came from High at about 1:00 o'clock. All hits seemed to concentrate on the starboard side. I would say Lt. Schindler was hit and killed in the cockpit. He never made a move to get out despite the fact we were burning fiercely. Our engineer maintains that the last he saw of Schindler was while the cockpit was burning. Lt Schindler appeared to be slumped in his seat. His left arm hanging straight down and making no move. " Lt. Schindler was operational from December 1943 until his death. He flew the "Roughest" ones and was the coolest, calmest co-pilot that ever flew combat. "

Sgt. Mitchell last saw Sgt. Folsom lying against the right bulkhead. His head and face bloody and he made no attempt to leave the ship and was evidently dead. 

Sgt. Powell is believed to have been killed in his turret by the fighter pass that apparently killed Schindler and Folsom. 

German report in MACR indicate that at the crash site 3 dead were found. Bodies burned, names unidentifiable. 

It appears that this crew had flown about 20/22 missions. 

1st Lt Lucius Lacy ended up in Stalag Luft III until the end of the War.