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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  William G.  MacNab  - O-766005

MACR: 11359 FICHE : 04180

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: East  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Hamburg    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: CAVU    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-12-31 TIME: 12:50 LOCATION: 5440N 0800E

SPECIFY:

Seen to crash

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Other circumstances

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Collision with A/C 42-31987 (see MACR 11550)

AIRCRAFT: 43-38457

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-025547
B: SW-042769
C: SW-025527
D: 41-24021
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 1220389
B: 1220465
C: 1221069
D: 1220563
E: 1220583
F: 1220422
G: 1220509
H: 1220594
I: 1220559
J: 1220492
K: 1221099
L: 1220204

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 William G.  MacNab 1Lt O-766005
CP Nelson B. Vaughan 2Lt O-771163
NAV (N) Jack Berkowitz 2Lt O-200346
BOM (B) Raymond E. Comer 2Lt O-777438
RAD Henry S. Ethridge TSgt 34632710
ENG Joseph A. Chadwick TSgt 13091592
BAL Edward L. Woodall SSgt 34854473
WG (W) Duane F. Rench SSgt 36860140
WG (W)
TG (T) Francis J. Seyfried SSgt 12122700

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

David C. Raiford 1Lt O-798029
Saw crash
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: Information is not available

DATE PREPARED:

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

 "At 1250 hours, 19, 000 feet, 2 B-17's believed to be A/C 43-38457 and A/C 42-31987 pancaked together, circled and crashed, still attached to each other. Six chutes were seen before the A/C landed, most of them are believed to have fallen on land. There was no fire from the A/C in the air or on the ground although there was some smoke. 

 Lt. David C. Railford