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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Donald E.  Cielewich  - O-818603

MACR: 07899 FICHE : 02902

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: E  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Ludwigshafen    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: CAVU    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-08-14 TIME: 12:30 LOCATION: 4934N - 0900E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-3413

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 43-6779
B: SW-002885
C: SW-22096
D: SW-010440
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 396354
B: 396802
C: 396678
D: 396701
E: 503989
F: 396634
G: 394135
H: 395761
I: 395811
J: 362442
K: 362063
L: 868793

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 9 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 9

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Donald E.  Cielewich 2Lt O-818603
CP Lenard E. Moen 2Lt O-711774
NAV (N) Clifford J. Brown 2Lt O-559633
BOM (B) John C. Cochran 2Lt O-703360
RAD Benjamin M. Baldasano TSgt 33053006
ENG Cyrenne L. Ropson TSgt 36226652
BAL John L. Funkhauser SSgt 35224797
WG (W) Herbert G. Klepp SSgt 32926389
WG (W)
TG (T) Henry J. Sytnik SSgt 35892337

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

F.J. Herres 2Lt O-464053
Last sighted
H.R Radtke 2Lt O-815563
Last sighted    
W.R. Schultz 2Lt O-756315
Last sighted

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Original MACR field blank OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"Just before reaching the I.P., A?C #413 salvoed it's bombs and dived away from the 100th "B" Group. Was last seen with one engine smoking low and to the right of the 100th "C" Group just prior to reaching the target. No Chutes were seen."

Lts. Fred J. Herres, Howard R. Schulte & W. R. Radtke
   
   
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: 1944-08-15

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew names taken from mico-film casualty report; it is probable some of the above were evadees.stated C.L. Ropson in July 1990.