Database Search

You are in the database section of the website.

Select a record category from RECORDS above. When you have selected a category, you will see search options for that category above the record list. 

Most fields require at least three characters. When you submit your query, the search engine will return all records that contain your search term.

Note that when searching for an aircraft serial number, you must enter the full serial number without the leading "4" and without a dash in the Aircraft SN search field. For example, you would enter 42-37772 as 237772.

The Personnel name field searches both last and first names, so if you enter the search term, "Russ", the search engine will return both Russell Abel and James Russell.

You narrow the search by entering more characters into the search field. For example, "Russ" returns many hits. "Russell" returns fewer hits. The same principle applies to all queries.

The POW and KIA categories are list only and are not searchable.

MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Richard A.  Beck  - O-774476

MACR: 12047 FICHE : 04418

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: 090  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Berlin    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: CAVU    

GIVE

DATE: 1945-02-03 TIME: 11:24 LOCATION: 5250N 1322E

SPECIFY:

Information not available

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

May have been destroyed by a Ground to Air Rocket

AIRCRAFT: 42-102958

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-023004
B: SW-002033
C: SW-007701
D: 43-64481
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 1531419
B: 1199782
C: 1200135
D: 1199804
E: 1210065
F: 1531300
G: 12005C
H: 1199905
I: 1299806
J: 1190953
K: 1300125
L: 1300454

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 Richard A.  Beck 2Lt O-774476
CP Walter A. Rosenberger 2Lt O-2059609
NAV (N) Dale S. Snow F/O T-132383
BOM (B) Robert D. Carpenter 2Lt O-783395
RAD Lavelle E. Giles TSgt 37485421
ENG Pedro A. Martinez TSgt 32983417
BAL Dudley S. Ingraham SSgt 31379826
WG (W) Herald R. Boyd SSgt 38061582
WG (W)
TG (T) Daniel E. McTaggart SSgt 37486248

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Last sighted
Raymond L. Heironimus 1Lt O-317437
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
A/C #42-102958 was hit by flak on the right wing, reported to have been a ground rocket, just after bombs away. Starboard engines began to flame and aircraft nosed over into a steep dive appartently in an effort to extinguish the fire. A few seconds later it pulled up into a half-roll heading toward the 100C Squadron, then did a spit "S"  and went down. When last seen the aircraft was nearly enveloped in fire. (R. L. Heironimus)
   
   
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No Search

PREPARING OFFICER

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

DATE PREPARED:

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew joined the 100th Group on 24 DEC 1944.