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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Francis P.  Smith  - O-747348

MACR: 02019 FICHE : 00669

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 351st BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: East  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Ludwigshaven    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 10/10 Undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1943-12-30 TIME: 13:45 LOCATION: 46 06N - 04 32E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-5997

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: F  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 41-58694
B: 41-58528
C: 43-57399
D: 41-58621
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 380337
B: 394795
C: 380736
D: 394676
E: 394737
F: 380560
G: 394680
H: 394349
I: 394358
J: 370110
K: 149765
L: 369376

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 Francis P.  Smith 2Lt O-747348
CP James P. Law 2Lt O-751159
NAV (N) Saul Hershkowitz 2Lt O-809604
BOM (B) Clyde S. Manion 2Lt O-688710
RAD John L. Swenson SSgt 11129879
ENG John T. Amery TSgt 32583144
BAL Alvin C. Little Sgt 31198980
WG (W) Conrad P. Stumpfig Sgt 36500968
WG (W) John W. Runcel Sgt 16087728
TG (T) William Wertz Sgt 17054110

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Raymond J. Scheier SSgt 12138135
Last sighted
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
Saw A/C #997 with flames coming out of radio room.  It was losing altitude and disappeared into undercast. (S/Sgt. Raymond J. Scheier)
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

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

DATE PREPARED: 1944-01-03

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew  joined the 100th Group 28 Nov 1943
It has been reported that the evadees moved about in Paris almost like tourists..