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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  William B.  Murray  - O-746405

MACR: 03017 FICHE : 01020

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 349th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: E  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Berlin    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: Scattered clouds 2 - 4/10 undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-03-06 TIME: 12:10 LOCATION: 8237N - 0830E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-30799

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 43-57282
B: 42-138296
C: 41-42476
D: 43-57282
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 405498
B: 405508
C: 405358
D: 385173
E: 383829
F: 385290
G: 384923
H: 385256
I: 385192
J: 385079
K: 384718
L: 384072

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 B.  Murray 1Lt O-746405
CP Richard M. Lambiotte 1Lt O-801599
NAV (N) Orrin H. Heinrich 2Lt O-685937
BOM (B) William G. Carr 2Lt O-686183
RAD Fred C. Schillinger SSgt 13128119
ENG Emory L. Brandt TSgt 37011818
BAL Jim Peace SSgt 14002134
WG (W) Palmar J. Hanson SSgt 37433449
WG (W) Nick E. Hamalak Sgt 32518322
TG (T) Mahlon A. Hall SSgt 39409314

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Herbert G Devore 1Lt O-800333
Last sighted
John A. Harrison 1Lt O-804660
Last sighted    
Maurice H. Cain 2Lt O-681869
Last sighted

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"Saw ship #799 at 1210 hours (52 27'N  08 30'E) go straight down into undercast with tail on fire.  All engines seemed o.k. No chutes observed---Lt Cain
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: WALTER G. BURKE 1st Lt. Air Corps Personnel Officer

DATE PREPARED: 1944-03-15

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew joined the 100th on 20 Oct 44