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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  George L.  Roth  - O-813064

MACR: 06543 FICHE : 02368

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 418th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: SE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Rouen    
MISSION TYPE:Tactical    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: Good Visibility    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-06-24 TIME: 11:56 LOCATION: 4932N 0045E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-97065

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: Sw-010931
B: SW-010343
C: 010346
D: SW-762
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 638843
B: 389523
C: 389587
D: 638377
E: 638
F:
G:
H:
I:
J:
K:
L:

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

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

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 George L.  Roth 1Lt O-813064
CP Warren P. LeBaron 1Lt O-817469
NAV (N) David Shoss 2Lt O-684993
BOM (B) Joseph W. Schultz SSgt 36167336
RAD Willie B. Yates TSgt 18034475
ENG Burl L. Reynolds TSgt 37663320
BAL Paul E. Hunter SSgt 33758244
WG (W) Glen J. Allen Sgt 34729804
WG (W) Carl R. Carlson SSgt 18067567
TG (T) Harry E. Rulong SSgt 33438883

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Paul G. Jones 2Lt O-758573
Last sighted
Harvey W. Dickert 2Lt O-759430
Last sighted    

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"At 1156 hours near 4932-0045E #3 engine was hit by flak. The engine caught fire and fell off the wing. The right landing gear also dropped off. The pilot recovered control and 4 to 6 chutes were counted coming out. When last seen the A/C was headed back toward the coast flying under control."
   
   
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: 1944-06-28

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

This crew joined the 100th  on 12/4/44. At that time, 2nd Lt Carl H.Svendsen was the bombardier. Page 61 of STORY OF THE CENTURY  says, "Svendsen's jugular vein was severed on the bomb run." I can find no other mention or record of this incident nor any record of Svendsen other that his joining the 100th on 12/4/44. Jb

 A/C crashed at "Longuel near Dieppe" and Lt Roth was buried in the French cemetery at that place. He and LeBaron now lie at Omaha Beach. According to David Shoss' statement in MACR, the target (Buzz Bomb Emplacements) was obscured by cloud -26,000 ft. - and they flew around for 40 minutes looking for a hole. He further states: Our toggalier, Schultz, refused to jump and I threw him out the escape hatch in the nose of the B-17. He got back to Allied control safely. The A/C struck the ground about 1 mile inland on French coast from English Channel."  I saw T/Sgt Yates, Radio operator and Toggalier S/Sgt Shultz in England 2 1/2 months later"

24 JUN 44 GRAND COURONNE/ BURIED OMAHA BEACH