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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Jack C  Moore  - O-745193

MACR: 04867 FICHE : 01736

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: SE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Brux    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: Slight ground haze - 2/10 low clouds    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-05-12 TIME: 14:06 LOCATION: Brux, Czechoslovakia

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-97127

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-007140
B: SW-005637
C: 43-61065
D: SW-005739
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 651141
B: 651194
C: 949381
D: 898707
E: 638019
F: 633590
G: 647076
H: 647228
I: 655966
J: 898905
K: 651230
L: 638471_ m 655899

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 Jack C  Moore 1Lt O-745193
CP Robert L Blais 2Lt O-755853
NAV (N) Ross O McClure F/O T-123149
BOM (B) Monroe T Whidby 2Lt O-689510
RAD John P Kidner TSgt 15394576
ENG Henry Heiber TSgt 33414300
BAL Wilbur G Dishneau SSgt 16149221
WG (W) John J Jedryck SSgt 06997362
WG (W) James R Hunter SSgt 17090397
TG (T) Charles R Mueller SSgt 06831286

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Henry H Jesperson 1Lt
Last sighted
George L Roth 2Lt
Last sighted    
P. H. Haralson 2Lt
Last sighted

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
A/C #127 received a direct flak hit behind #3 engine while ever the target.  The A/C peeled off on its right wing slipping down 2,000 feet.  One chute came out.  Plane then started a controlled glide and 6 more chutes came out.  A/C was seen to explode before reaching ground..
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: Walter G. Burke 1st Lt Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED:

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Wilbur G. Dishneau appears to have been killed by flak in the Ball Turret. Jack Moore and Monroe T. Whidby were near the front escape hatch when the aircraft exploded and were blown out. Moore suffered a broken leg, whether in the explosion or upon hitting the ground is undetermined.