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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  William  Mayo  - O-773184

MACR: 11362 FICHE : 04181

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: E  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Hamburg    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION:    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-12-31 TIME: 12:00 LOCATION: 5345 - 0743E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 43-36381

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-023784
B: SW-025883
C: SW-023724
D: SW-024854
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 1074783
B: 1074614
C: 1074468
D: 1074780
E: 1074625
F: 1074533
G: 1074946
H: 1071414
I: 1074477
J: 776609
K: 773380
L: 1073044

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  Mayo 2Lt O-773184
CP Albert I. Eib 2Lt O-782218
NAV (N) Arthur A. Cohen 2Lt O-880690
BOM (B) Peter Radisch Sgt 3367015
RAD Robert J. Hayes Sgt 35061840
ENG Robert E. Corum Sgt 38440054
BAL Nelson R. Dickinson Sgt 34912073
WG (W) Bernard P. Stell Sgt 38661433
WG (W)
TG (T) Luther C. Hudgens Sgt 38630400

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

John H. McLaughin 1Lt O-816523
Last sighted
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: OTHER: Last seen under control  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
Pilot of A/C 43-38361 was heard on VHF saying he had lost two engines and might lose a third. Expected to ditch if he lost the third engine. A/C was subject to intense flak over Bremerhaven and was last seen over Speikeroog Island, 5345 - 0743E. (John H. McLaughlin)
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

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PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: GEORGE D. ALLEN Capt Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED: 1945-01-07

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Date of joining 100th Group not known.  Crew was on it's sixth mission