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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Edward P.  McKeague  - O-811419

MACR: 06521 FICHE : 02355

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: Rosieres-En-Santerre    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 5/10 undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-06-12 TIME: 09:05 LOCATION: Dunkerque

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-97883

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-013360
B: SW-013375
C: SW-013408
D: SW-012424
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 494523
B: 493835
C: 504051
D: 494464
E: 464893
F: 494502
G: 494668
H: 494511
I: 503645
J: 503757
K: 458233
L: 502264

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 Edward P.  McKeague 2Lt O-811419
CP Frank A. Ritter 2Lt O-619119
NAV (N) Stelios M. Louros 2Lt O-757828
BOM (B) Evan B. Peters TSgt ???
RAD William H. Allen SSgt 38367868
ENG George H. Penman TSgt 12187389
BAL James L. Swafford SSgt 12162837
WG (W) Robert Gallagher SSgt 31294724
WG (W) Alfred H. Hudnall SSgt 38473505
TG (T) Joseph Pelligrino SSgt 32782989

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Charles S. Harding 2Lt O-757089
Last sighted
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Unknown OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"A/C 42-97883 was hit by flak over Dunkirk at 0855 hours, setting the No #4 engine on fire. Last seen 0905 hours with the right wing on fire,near the No #4engine. Lastest reports indicate that a pilot and two gunners were picked up in the channel."
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: Unreadable from MACR

DATE PREPARED: 1944-06-14

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Lt. McKeague was rescued by a British Minesweeper, along with S/Sgt Robert Gallaghner and George Penman, only to die a few days later from what was reported as shock and exposure.