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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Paul L.  Carroll  - O-774532

MACR: 11365 FICHE : 04183

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: CAVU    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-12-31 TIME: 12:25 LOCATION: 5345 - 0840E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-31895

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-010011
B: SW-4156861
C: SW-004371
D: SW-0185903
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 726680
B: 726765
C: 698496
D: 726845
E: 726946
F: 726925
G: 726859
H: 897436
I: 897223
J: 907359
K: 808380
L:

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 Paul L.  Carroll 2Lt O-774532
CP Harry B. Winger 2Lt O-2057087
NAV (N) George R. Klare 2Lt O-2066288
BOM (B) Clifford M. Averett Sgt 34820787
RAD Leroy W. Westman Sgt 37318125
ENG Irvin W. Olsen Sgt 17029925
BAL Lawrence E. Isola Sgt 39140727
WG (W) Otis J. Ross Sgt 31338311
WG (W)
TG (T) Fred K. Bracken Sgt 18046726

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

John H. McLaughlin 1Lt O-8166523
Last sighted
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: OTHER: Aircraft under control  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
A/C 42-31895 was seen to dive straight down at 5342 - 0843E at 1225 hours. The pilot recovered at 13,000 feet and when last seen at 5345 - 0940E headed in a westerly direction with all engines going. (John H. McLaughlin)
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

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

DATE PREPARED: 1945-01-07

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

This was the crew's fourth (4th) mission.