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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  William E.  Green  - O-671261

MACR: 02343 FICHE : 00779

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: Frankfurt    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 8-10/10 undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-02-04 TIME: 13:32 LOCATION: Walcheron Island

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

The orginial MACR states, "Probably AA"

AIRCRAFT: 42-37975

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-1278
B: SW-1296
C: SW-001326
D: SW-006159
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 115162
B: 115081
C: 649392
D: 6473636
E: 1151141
F: 1150847
G: 1151051
H: 1151011
I: 1150828
J: 1150698
K: 1151189
L: 1151533

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 William E.  Green 1Lt O-671261
CP Jack P. Jensen 2Lt O-741910
NAV (N) John J. Joyce 2Lt O-685345
BOM (B) John S. Hamilton 2Lt O-679503
RAD Robert P. Valentik SSgt 31142791
ENG Roman B. Beran TSgt 37218415
BAL Rickard K. Anderegg SSgt 37437834
WG (W) Sanford F. Tisdale SSgt 16109083
WG (W) Harry J. Waskewicz SSgt 36528100
TG (T) Leroy E. Leist SSgt 34343991

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

W.A. Terry 2Lt O-74576
Last sighted
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: OTHER: No Chutes were seen  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
A/C #075 was flying in the 3rd element of our high squadron. At 1332 hours it pulled out of formation and headed for the undercast. It was smoking but appeared to be under control. No chutes were seen. (W. A. Terry)
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: F.J. King, 1st Lt., Air Corps - Personnel Officer

DATE PREPARED: 1944-02-07

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

S/Sgt Tom Sasser was the Original ROG on this crew and was replaced on the Feb 4, 1944 mission by S/Sgt Robert Valentik.

EYEWITNESS:
"This A/C, in 3rd element of the high squadron, pulled out of formation at 1352 hours & headed for the undercast. The bodies of Harry Waskewicz, John Hamilton and Richard Anderegg were recovered near Ouddorp, Holland on 6 Feb 44. They were buried on 7 Feb 44 in Ouddorp Communal Cemetery.

The body of John Joyce was recovered near Ellemeet, Holland on 5 Apr 44 and was buried on 18 Apr 44 in Haamstede