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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Wesley R.  Carlton  - O-481962

MACR: 08817 FICHE : 03237

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 350th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: SE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Ruhland    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 7-10/10 cloud cover    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-09-11 TIME: 12:05 LOCATION: 5015N - 1310E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-97154

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 43-65889
B: 43-64291
C: SW-01975
D: SW-019852
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 950059
B: 949888
C: 646866
D: 655776
E: 655816
F: 648101
G: 648234
H: 635255
I: 685471
J: 645349
K: 650804
L: 651223

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 9 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 9

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Wesley R.  Carlton 1Lt O-481962
CP Edward F. Neu 2Lt O-7100840
NAV (N) Hugh R. Davidson 1Lt O-710840
BOM (B) Jack L. Eppendorf 1Lt O-684143
RAD Milton S. Edelstein TSgt 11110130
ENG Hike H. Bagdasian TSgt 33190910
BAL Ralph E. Jacobson SSgt 37568138
WG (W) William U. Schaefer SSgt 36449914
WG (W)
TG (T) George E. Watrous SSgt 32855846

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

W.C. Ivosevic 2Lt O-818525
Last sighted
J.H. McLaughin 2Lt O-816523
Last sighted    
T.M. Kemp 1Lt O-812217
Last sighted

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Any other reason OTHER: A/C was last seen under control  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"The group in which A/C 154 was flying was attacked by 50 to 70 enemy aircraft. The attack caused at least three of our aircraft to explode and most of the others appeared to be damaged, some were attacked again as stragglers. In a few minutes all but one disappeared beneath the undercast. Since none of them returned no account of the loss of specific aircraft is available. About half of them appeared to be under control as they disappeared into the undercast. Two chutes were seen before the aircraft disappeared, but from which one they came is undetermined,"
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:
This is a new MACR for Wesley Carlton Crew based on new date/research by Jan Z and Photographic evidence.  MPF 2014

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: WALTER G. BURKE 1st Lt. Air Corps Personnel Officer

DATE PREPARED: 1999-11-30

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

**** THERE IS NEW INFORMATION AND CAN BE FOUND IN REVISED MACR'S 0001 AND 0002 FOR LT CARLTON AND LT HOLLADAY. BASED ON NEW INFORMATION FROM JAN ZDIARSKY'S RESEARCH AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE. IT IS NOW FACT THAT LT CARLTON FLEW 42-102695 " AND LT HOLLADAY CREW FLEW 42-97154 "OUR BABE HUTCHIE" ...MPF 2014******


Jack Eppendorf was originally on the crew of R .A. Wegrzynek and Ralph Jacobson was on the original crew of L. W. Riegel.

"Destroyed by enemy fighters. Reported to have exploded in the air with some of the crew being blown clear of the aircraft. Wreckage site near Annaberg, south of Dresden, Germany. Seven of the nine man crew were killed. German records indicate that T/Sgt Milton S. Edelstein was interred in the local cemetery at Oberwiesenthal and T/Sgt Mike Bagdasian was interred in the cemetery of Crottesdorf/Erzgebirge. It is likely the remaining five KIAs were also interred at Oberwiesenthal.
 
After the war the US Graves Registration Service exhumed the bodies and re-interred them in Ardennes. Plots HH-4-95/100 and II-4-76/82. The US Graves Registration Service, like the Germans, could not individually identify the airmen. All received a Common Plot in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri on February 27th, 1950, Plot 78/957-961, Group Burial 1200/570.
 
Lt Teague-Bom,  T/Sgt Runyan-TTE  and Lt Nielsen-NAV  who are also in the mass grave, were from the crew of Lt Harold Taylor.  From Carlton Crew: Edelstein, Bagdasian,  Watrous, Jacobson, Schaefer, and Eppendorf. "