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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Thomas F.  Goupill  - O-803185

MACR: 01705 FICHE : 00564

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: ?  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Munster    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 8/10 - 10/10    

GIVE

DATE: 1943-12-22 TIME: LOCATION: Location and time unknown

SPECIFY:

Information not available

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Other circumstances

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Unknown

AIRCRAFT: 42-31071

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-557
B: SW-680
C: SW-514
D: SW-312
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 683833
B: 674999
C: 362116
D: 674995
E: 675195
F: 675192
G: 676881
H: 675005
I: 674303
J: 674223
K: 684538
L: 675012

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 10 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 10

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Thomas F.  Goupill 2Lt O-803185
CP Tenvil H. Jackson 2Lt O-687302
NAV (N) Gus J. Mink 2Lt O-809681
BOM (B) Ralph Barker 2Lt O-751870
RAD Robert E. Ramsey SSgt 13157641
ENG Charles R. Gallagher SSgt 11095118
BAL George J. Brassell SSgt 33322241
WG (W) James G. McLamb SSgt 34665472
WG (W) Edward r. Csech Sgt 16141338
TG (T) Fred Thompson Sgt 18057680

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

None
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Original MACR field blank OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
This A/C took off as a spare and it is not reported by members of our group.  It is not known with which group it flew
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

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PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: CLAUDE L. HOSFORD 1st Lt Air Corps Personnel Officer

DATE PREPARED: 1943-12-24

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

1.  Original MACR crew position #7 (BTG - Ball Turret) also listed as "Ass't Radio Opr".

This crew took off as a spare and it is not known with which Group they flew, nor are any of the circumstances leading to it's loss known.  Since Sgt Brassell's remains were recovered  and buried at Cambridge, it could be assumed this A/C was lost in the Channel or North Sea.. jb