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LT  Frederick G. REED

MACR: 09509 CR: 09509





 A/C # 43-37882 Happy-Go-Lucky         MACR #9509, Micro-fiche #3486

2nd Lt Frederick G.Reed                  P       KIA  6/10/44 BERLIN
2nd Lt Edward .A. Hesse               CP       KIA  6/10/44 BERLIN
   F/0 John T.Carmichael              NAV      KIA   6/10/44 BERLIN
2nd Lt Edmund W.Rohde            BOM      KIA   6/10/44 BERLIN                   
   Sgt Roy F.Lomanno                TTE     P0W  6/10/44 BERLIN     Bailed out - captured at Finkenwerder
   Cpl Robert H. Bennett              ROG     KIA    6/10/44 BERLIN       
   Cpl Robert E.Jackson                BTG     KIA    6/10/44 BERLIN         
Sgt Joseph J.Burghardt                   WG    KIA    6/10/44 BERLIN   (became TG when crew reduced to 9 men)
Cpl Edward V.Ankli                       WG    KIA     6/10/44 BERLIN   SN# 15109105  
   Cpl Leo A.Southard                    TG    NOC   (removed from crew when the reduction to 9 man crew was made and did not fly in 882
                                                                           on 6 Oct 1944) 

350th Sqdn.  Crew joined the 100th Group on 12/9/44. This WAS  probably the 3rd or 4th mission for this crew.  Crew was flying a 418th a/c.  

EYEWITNESS  "A/C #882 received a direct flak burst between #2 & #1 engine. The wing burst into flame and the A/C pealed off spinning and burning.  no chutes were seen.

MACR has Ankli as TTE, Jackson as BTG,  Burghardt as TG and Lomanno as WG.

Casualty Report states:
Direct flak hit between the left engines - left formation and crashed at Ringstrasse 51-6, Finkenkrug, 10 km west of Spandau, Germany. After some minutes the bomb load exploded, killing a German woman who was attempting to assist the crew. The eight killed were buried as Unknowns in the Communal Cemetery at Falkensee, Germany. In August 1947 those interred in Mass Grave Row 2 Graves 5/7 at Falkensee were move to Ardennes. Cpl Robert H. Bennett, F/O John T. Carmichael, 2Lt. Edmund W. Rohde and S/Sgt Joseph J. Burghardt were individually identified by Graves Registration. At the request of next of kin the unidentified were buried in Ardennes in two adjoining graves.



TARGET: Berlin DATE: 1944-10-06  
AIRCRAFT: "Happy-Go-Lucky" (43-37882) CAUSE: FLAK  


PLOT: A ROW: 8  
GRAVE: 15 CEMETERY: Ardennes, Neuville-en-Cond, Belgium  


 Frederick G. Reed crew: Standing, Edward A. Hesse, Frederick G. Reed, Edmund W. Rhode and John T. Carmichael, Kneeling; Roy F. Lamanno, Robert H. Bennett, Robert E. Jackson and Edward V. Ankli. Detailed Information Photo taken by Joe Burghardt and courtesy of Jim Lamanno (son) 

 The Frederick G. Reed crew. Frederick Reed is standing second from left and Edward Hesse is standing on the far right. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Jim Lomanno 

 The initial grave of the Frederick G. Reed crew believed to be takes by US Forces after the war. Photo was in a letter from Lt. Hesse's father to Sgt. Roy Lomanno. The back reads " The within picture of the resting place of Lt. Fredrick G. Reed, Lt. Edward A. Hesse, Lt. Edmund W. Rohde, Flt. O. John Carmicael, Sgt. Joseph Burghardt, Sgt. Robert E. Jackson, Cpl. Edward Bennett, Cpl. Edward V. Ankli. German inscription on the cross reads 'Here rest eight unknown American Soldiers, November, 1944' Sincerely yours, Edward W. Hesse Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Jim Lommano, (son) 

Edward V. Ankli   350th   WG   Michigan   KIA   6 Oct 44   Berlin   Frederick G. Reed Crew   Photo courtesy of Paul Patist



Crew 1

ID: 4313