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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Norman L  Chapman  - O-746292

MACR: 03032 FICHE : 01028

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: Berlin    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: CAVU    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-03-08 TIME: 14:30 LOCATION: Berlin

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Other circumstances

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

A/C believed to have been lost to E/A after mechanical difficulties caused it to straggle.

AIRCRAFT: 42-40056

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-864
B: SW-870
C: SW-878
D: SW-886
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 667438
B: 667408
C: 931158
D: 930719
E: 930991
F: 931248
G: 666795
H: 930968
I: 931237
J: 643114
K: 974290
L: 930852 (m)931350

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 Norman L  Chapman 1Lt O-746292
CP Rex M. Ellis 2nd Lt O-752187
NAV (N) Glenn C. Lindbom 2nd Lt O-809659
BOM (B) Wilson D. Clark 2nd Lt O-750274
RAD Milton Scharf T/Sgt 12188872
ENG George B. Silverman T/Sgt 31153017
BAL Durward E. Hutchings S/Sgt 12171577
WG (W) Frank A. Yzenas S/Sgt 12161945
WG (W) Leon E. Hill S/Sgt 38273822
TG (T) George E. Dobbs S/Sgt 39406131

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Robert J. Shoens 1st Lt O-746440
Last sighted
James C. Harper 1st Lt O-802894
Last sighted    
John F. Massol 1st Lt O-745842
Last sighted

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Original MACR field blank OTHER: Down under control  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

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PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: GEORGE D. ALLEN Capt., Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED:

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

This crew lost to E/A about 15 miles East of Berlin after mechanical difficulties made it impossible to maintain formation. Eyewitness Accts: Lt. Chapman feathered #1 engine, then unfeathered it near Dummer Lake at 1240 hours. He continued with the formation, although straggling, to the I.P. where he was attacked by three (3) E/A. Escorting Fighters went down and picked him up. The aircraft appeared to be under control when last seen.. Lt Shoens ..