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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  John L.  Donaldson  - O-816730

MACR: 06993 FICHE : 02530

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 350th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: 053 degrees  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Practice Mission    
MISSION TYPE:Practice    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 8/10 Towering Cumulus at 2000 feet    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-06-27 TIME: 14:38 LOCATION: 5 miles SE Great Yarmouth, Eng.

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO :

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Aircraft failed to return from a practice mission

AIRCRAFT: 42-102611

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-015722
B: 41-57595
C: SW-014886
D: SW-014577
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 136036
B: 447513
C: 1082749
D: 1082987
E: 1528967
F: 603883
G: 1084365
H: 559247
I: 1082683
J: 972405
K: 1084551
L: 971099 (M) 972145

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Non-battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 10 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 10

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 John L.  Donaldson 2Lt O-816730
CP Gail C. Campbell 2Lt O-763835
NAV (N) Gene f. O'Connell 2Lt O-717487
BOM (B) Hugh M. McKeniff 2Lt O-769164
RAD Stanely P. Siders Sgt 35261824
ENG Warren M. Cain Sgt 39696262
BAL Jose A. Trujillo Sgt 39134212
WG (W) Billy L. Couch Sgt 38479522
WG (W) Dale E. Gustafson Sgt 19127645
TG (T) Arthur Myers Sgt 32291541

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Unknown OTHER: There a no eyewitnesses listed in the MACR  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
   
   
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: 1944-07-03

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Fate of this aircraft and crew are not determined - All ten crewmen are listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge It is presumed the aircraft crashed into the sea, carrying it's crew to the bottom. As a general rule at least some crew members were rescued or at least some bodies were recovered from the water. This was not the case for this accident....pw