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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  William A.  Terry  - O-745976

MACR: 03033 FICHE : 03033

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: East  
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: 14:00 LOCATION: Western Germany

SPECIFY:

Information not available

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO :

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Unknown

AIRCRAFT: 42-97482

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-001928
B: SW-001016
C: SW-001938
D: SW-001916
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 948870
B: 948872
C: 948892
D: 647312
E: 647333
F: 647318
G: 647326
H: 898773
I: 898729
J: 898766
K: 898767
L: 948872 (M) 948873

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 A.  Terry 1Lt O-745976
CP W.L. Peterson 2Lt O-687206
NAV (N) R.P. Schremser 2Lt O-807936
BOM (B) R.G. Cotter 2Lt O-685777
RAD R.P. Howell TSgt 39191657
ENG J.P. Aitken TSgt 17059503
BAL J.A. Bain SSgt 15329946
WG (W) J.R. Horn SSgt 37099626
WG (W) C.C. Anthony SSgt 16082793
TG (T) C.D. Hampton SSgt 39907471

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:
Author unknown: "Shot down by fighters. Fell apart in mid-air, tail section fell in one place the rest destroyed by explosion on bombs. 17th mission for this crew.
   
   
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: 1944-03-13

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew joined the 100th on 1 Dec 43. Aircraft 42-97482, "TERRY AND THE PIRATES", shot down during the great air battle near Haseluenne around noon 6 Mar 44. Aircraft crashed near Quakenbruck. Seven were KIA and three became POWs.