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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  James W.  McGuire  - O-606289

MACR: 04238 FICHE : 01503

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: SSW  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Sottevast    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 6 - 8/10 cloud undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-04-28 TIME: 10:26 LOCATION: 49 32N - 01 30W

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-107056

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-010650
B: SW-010402
C: SW-010698
D: SW-010680
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 1295138
B: 1296353
C: 962398
D: 952540
E: 1295281
F: 1295282 (m)1294748
G: 1295156
H: 1295134
I: 952735
J: 1925225
K: 1293137
L: 1295439 (n)703284

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 James W.  McGuire 2Lt O-606289
CP Randell L. Bradley 2Lt O-813844
NAV (N) John M. Jones 2Lt O-754801
BOM (B) Joseph A. Eck SSgt 35739064
RAD Rodney M. McCaughin TSgt 13164677
ENG Frank V. DeGeorge TSgt 12148386
BAL John P. Ribuffe SSgt 32865476
WG (W) Donald E. Kuntz SSgt 16071915
WG (W) Alan R. Dill SSgt 19141211
TG (T) John W. Sabotka SSgt

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

C. H. Cowan 1Lt O-741884
Last sighted
R. W. Wright 2Lt O-733834
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
   
   
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: 1944-04-29

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew joined the 100th in early October 1943. On 25/2/44 Sgt Claude P. Zukowski was flying RWG and became a POW. S/Sgt George Knudsen was flying LWG and was KIA.  McClain, McBride & Bennett are buried at the Omaha Beach cemetery.