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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Stanley M.  Seaton  - O-746437

MACR: 03024 FICHE : 01022

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 350th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

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

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 6-10/10 cloud undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-03-04 TIME: 13:20 LOCATION: Over Berlin

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-38016

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-003608
B: SW-002609
C: SW-002625
D: SW-002631
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 1151407
B: 1151577
C: 1074589
D: 1151388
E: 1151982
F: 1151372
G: 1074845
H: 1151926
I: 1151569
J: 773849
K: 1151976
L: 1151744 (m)1152089

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 Stanley M.  Seaton 1Lt O-746437
CP Williams F. Clayton 2Lt O-750774
NAV (N) Charles F. DeWolfe 2Lt O-807903
BOM (B) George N. Ofiesh TSgt 13038110
RAD Joseph A. Judd TSgt 32440417
ENG Peter A. Hogan TSgt 32451103
BAL Robert H. Cook SSgt 13074805
WG (W) Arthur J. LeBrecque SSgt 31150856
WG (W) Loydell Malone SSgt 15354046
TG (T) Leming Hull SSgt 35671600

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

M. V. Wilson 2Lt O-746498
Last sighted
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Any other reason OTHER: Down under control.  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"An aircraft believed to be #016 was observed to be hit by a 2mm shell just after leaving the MPI. The tail of the aircraft was badly damaged, and it began to lag behind the formation. When last seen it was still above the overcast and headed toward the target."

2nd Lt. Wilson
   
   
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: 1944-03-12

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

This plane apparently damaged by enemy a/c and crew, except possibly Sgt. Hull, bailed out over village of Kesseling (District of Ahrweiler) and became POWs. (jb)

From a German report the following is quoted: "On 4 Mar 1944 at 1500 hours, a four engine enemy aircraft crashed approximately 1 kl north of the village of Kesseling (District of Ahrweiler). The a/c exploded on the ground when it crashed. It burned completely and could not be salvaged. Type unknown. Leming Hull 35671600 T 43 S Sgt. KIA. The rest of the crew bailed out and were captured. They were sent to Stulag (Luft) Oberursel on 5 Mar 1944. The identification of the deceased is attached herewith, the other one buried with the body. The deceased was interred on 6 Mar 44,in the Community Cemetery in Kesseling."