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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  John F.  Ryan  - O-758635

MACR: 05625 FICHE : 02043

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 349th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: E  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Rosiere-KN-Santerre    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 8/10 undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-06-12 TIME: 08:53 LOCATION: Dunkerque

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 43-37601

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL:    
A: SW-020389
B: SW-020501
C: SW-020471
D: SW-020605
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 1397787
B: 1299206
C: 1299517
D: 1299138
E: 1299445
F: 1530826
G: 1183220
H: 1551359
I: 1531114
J: 1299299
K: 1299204
L: 1299430

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 John F.  Ryan 2Lt O-758635
CP Joseph H. Tobiczyk 2Lt O-806550
NAV (N) Hans J. Chorpenning 2Lt O-717183
BOM (B) Carl S. McGinty 2Lt O-0708803
RAD George L. Sherback TSgt 12038934
ENG Marvin F. Fenner TSgt 16060031
BAL James F. Healy SSgt 32783181
WG (W) Harold R. Whipple SSgt 33589121
WG (W) Archie J. McFarland SSgt 36417760
TG (T) Elmer J. Anderson SSgt 39698527

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Charles S. Harding 2Lt O-757191
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
A/C hit by flak over Dunkerque at 0865 hours, 24,000 feet altitude. #4 engine caught on fire and then wing broke off near this engine and it went down out of control. Five or six chutes were seen. (Charles S. Harding)
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

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PREPARING OFFICER

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

DATE PREPARED: 1999-11-30

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew joined the 100th on 12 Apr 44.