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T/SGT  Robert E. CORUM

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TTE
SERIAL #: 38440054 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 11362 CR: 11362

Comments1: 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG (FLAK - EAC - CS)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt William Mayo           P       KIA   31/12/44  HAMBURG
2nd Lt Albert L.Eib            CP      KIA   31/12/44  HAMBURG
2nd Lt Arthur A.Cohen      NAV    KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG*
Sgt Peter Radich,Jr.         TOG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG*
Sgt Robert J.Hayes          ROG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG
Sgt Robert E.Corum         TTE     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG                                    A/C#43 38381
Sgt Nelson R.Dickenson    BTG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG*                            MACR #11362,Microfiche #4181
Sgt Bernard P.Stell           WG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG
Sgt Luther C.Hudgens       TG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG* 

418th Sqdn.  Crew,as above,from the MACR. Date of joining 100th Group not known. Crew was on it's sixth 
mission.

"Lt Mayo was heard on VHF saying he had lost two engines and might lose a third.Expected to ditch if he 
lost another. A/C was subjected to intense flak over Bremerhaven and was last seen over Spiekeroog 
island, 5345N   0743E."

The four marked with an asterisk are memorialized on THE WALL OF THE MISSING. AT CAMBRIDGE.

"Lt Mayo was heard on VHF saying he had lost two engines and might lose a third.Expected to ditch if he lost another. A/C was subjected to intense flak over Bremerhaven and was last seen over Spiekeroog island, 5345N 0743E." In all probability, this crew did crash or ditch in the area. The four marked with an asterisk are memorialized on THE WALL OF THE MISSING. AT CAMBRIDGE. On the mission to Hamburg on December 31, 1944, Lt Mayo was flying in the "B" Squadron, Low flight, last aircraft. At 12:25 pm William Mayo who had fallen out of formation and was jumped by fighters. Lt Mayo called on VHF over Bremenhaven at 13,000 feet in heavy flak with two engines out"

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Hamburg DATE: 1944-12-31  
AIRCRAFT: (43-38381) CAUSE: EAC - Crashed at Sea  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: A ROW: 39  
GRAVE: 42 CEMETERY: Ardennes, Neuville-en-Cond, Belgium  
ID: 1029