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S/SGT  Morton LEVINE

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG
SERIAL #: 12181918 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 01026 CR: 01026

Comments1: 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER (EXP)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt Maurice E. Beatty          P    KIA    10/10/43   MUNSTER
2nd Lt James B.Dabney,Jr.      CP   POW    10/10/43   MUNSTER
2nd Lt Grady Moyle             NAV   KIA     10/10/43   MUNSTER
2nd Lt Reid E.Griffiths         BOM     KIA     10/10/43   MUNSTER
 T/Sgt Alfred Loguidice     ROG   KIA     10/10/43   MUNSTER
 T/Sgt George C.Burgess     TTE   KIA     10/10/43   MUNSTER
 SJSgt Miorton Levine        BTG   KIA     10/10/43  MUNSTER
 S/Sgt Angelo J.Licato      RWG   KIA     10/10/43  MUNSTER
 S/Sgt Edward C.Karamol    LWG   POW     10/10/43   MUNSTER
 S/Sgt John Rupnick           TG   KIA       11/05/44   LUDWIGSHAVEN, MY (S.T.) with Lt Jack Hunter Crew 

351st Sqdn. This crew joined 100th Group on 6/9/43  

On 10/10/43, Sgt John Rupnick was replaced by Sgt.Smith J.Young who was KIA. Young was an original member of the crew of V.E.Fienup.
This crew,on its tenth mission,was leading the 2nd flight of the low squadron. From Dabney's statement,it appears that the plane exploded; he says  "S/Sgt.Karamol was blown out of the ship like myself while at his position as waist gunner."  German document says place of crash was "Vynen near Xanten" at 15.15 hours.

S.J.Young's body was recovered from the Waal river near Arnhem in Holland the next day. A.J.Licato's body was also found the next day in Dutch waters.  All those killed, except for Young were buried on 13 Oct 1943 at Muenchen-Gladbach Cementary in graves 349 - 355. 

According to a letter of 11/11/85 from William Rupnick,brother of John Rupnick, John was wounded on the Bremen raid of 8/10/43 and hospitalized for several months thus he was not with his crew when it was lost.  John Rupnick was flying with the crew of Lt. Jack Hunter on May 11, 1945 when he was KIA.  

Micro fiche #340  MACR # 1026
A/C #42-30087 "SHACKRAT"

MISSIONS OF LT MAURICE BEATTY

1.   16/09/43   BORDEAUX           A/C 42-30087  "SHACK RAT"
2.   23/09/43   VANNES              A/C  42-30087  "SHACK RAT"
3.   26/09/43   PARIS                 A/C  42-3386    "MARIE HELENA"
4.   27/09/43   EMDEN                A/C 42-30087   "SHACK RAT"
5.   02/10/43   EMDEN                A/C 42-30087   "SHACK RAT"
6.   04/10/43   HANAU               A/C  42-30796   "SUNNY II"
7.   08/10/43   BREMEN              A/C  42-3474     "KING BEE"
8.   09/10/43   MARIENBURG       A/C  42-30723   "HOLY TERROR"
9.   10/10/10   MUNSTER            A/C  42-30087   "SHACK RAT"   SHOT DOWN

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Munster DATE: 1943-10-10  
AIRCRAFT: "Shackrat" (42-30087) CAUSE: Explosion  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 3097