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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Edward P.  Gwin  - O-772356

MACR: 13144 FICHE : 04788

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 351st BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: E  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Berlin    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 8 to 8/10 cloud cover    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-03-18 TIME: 11:14 LOCATION: 5247 - 1146E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Attacked by Me-262's

AIRCRAFT: 43-38861

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-030162
B: SW-030026
C: SW-029949
D: 029780
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 390055
B: 601451
C: 403062
D: 647478
E: 404163
F: 608921
G: 803006
H: 401993
I:
J:
K:
L:

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 Edward P.  Gwin 1Lt O-772356
CP Donald H. Reichel 1Lt O-776040
NAV (N) Robert B. Landino 2Lt O-2064714
BOM (B) David E. Ackerman SSgt 39340239
RAD William C. Danielson TSgt 36753682
ENG Herbert Hamann TSgt 17125780
BAL Raymond R. Uhler Sgt 36927780
WG (W) Norman D. Heilbuth SSgt 16081127
WG (W)
TG (T) Joseph M. Griego SSgt 17086679
Bombardier-RAD John W. Disher SSgt 17034210

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

George W. McLeod 2Lt O-2059562
Last sighted
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
A/C 43-38861 was attacked by an ME 262 at 1114 hours, 5247N - 1145E. The aircraft had two engines on fire and dived away from the formation. Aircraft then nosed up with tail failing off and fell down spinning. One chute was seen. (G. W. McLeod)
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: GEORGE D. ALLEN Capt Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED: 1945-03-24

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

After our 10th mission our (original) Bombardier, Lt. Stewart Laidlaw, was made Group Bombardier. He was replaced by Sgt. David Ackerman. Sometime in February 1945 the Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt. Earl Hamilon was grounded for medical reasons and was replaced by Sgt. Charles Koon.