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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  George W.  Brannan  - O-746281

MACR: 03020 FICHE : 01021

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: NNE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Berlin    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: Scattered Clouds - 2 - 6/10 undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-03-06 TIME: 12:00 LOCATION: Western Germany

SPECIFY:

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Other circumstances

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Aircraft exploded in mid-air

AIRCRAFT: 42-31735

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-007662
B: SW-007478
C: SW-007739
D: SW-007295
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 895175
B: 894521
C: 461231
D: 461328
E: 894537
F: 893980
G: 893295
H: 892413
I: 892856
J: 893540
K: 461214
L: 893845 (m) 894019

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 George W.  Brannan 1Lt O-746281
CP Thomas R. Leslie 2Lt O-753799
NAV (N) Clyde F. Dale 2Lt O-807998
BOM (B) Louis J. Denisco 2Lt O-673108
RAD Williman F. Teaff TSgt 35586750
ENG Walter S. Austin TSgt 32575142
BAL Robyn P. Fulton SSgt 38144761
WG (W) Howard T. Larimore SSgt 15335479
WG (W) Charles F. Elliott SSgt 35563917
TG (T) Robert L. Greenleaf SSgt 11043094

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Unknown OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
A/C #735 was not seen after the first fighter attack at 1200 near 52 30N  07 15 E.  Details of the loss of this aircraft are not available.
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

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DETAIL:No search made.

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TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Eyewitness Account Missing: Jim Brown indicates Leslie and Dale were KIA and the rest of the crew were POWs.They were on their 13th mission.  (pw)