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SGT  Edward R. CSECH

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG

Edward R. Csech
WG, KIA 22 DEC 43 Munster

SERIAL #: 16141338 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 01705 CR: 01705

Comments1: 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER (CS)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT THOMAS F. GOUPILL, JR.        P KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT TENVIL H. JACKSON             CP KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT GUS J. MINK                       NAV KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT RALPH BARKER, JR.            BOM KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT CHARLES R. GALLAGHER       TTE KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT ROBERT E. RAMSAY            ROG KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
   SGT RUSSELL L. ABEL                 BTG NOC
   SGT EDWARD R. CSECH               WG KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
   SGT JAMES G. McLAMB                WG KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER
   SGT FRED THOMPSON                  TG KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER

  A/C #42-31071
   MACR #1705, Microfiche #564

418th Sqdn. Crew, as above, joined 100th on 28 Nov 1943

on 22 Dec 43 Sgt. George J. Brassell, from the crew of R.B.Atchison, was flying in place of Russel ABel and was KIA.  Brassell id buried at Cambridge (Plot F, Row 3, Grave 108)

All other crew members are memorialized on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge.

This crew took off as a spare and it is not known with which Group they flew, nor are any of the circumstances leading to it's loss known.  Since Sgt Brassell's remains were recovered  and buried at Cambridge, it could be assumed this A/C was lost in the Channel or North Sea.. jb

CREW

2nd Lt Richard B. Atchison,Jr.   P    POW    10/10/43   Munster
2nd Lt 'WIllard Secor              CP   POW    10/10/43   Munster
2nd Lt Kenneth Baron             N   POW    10/10/43   Munster
2nd Lt Sol Goldstein                B    POW    10/10/43   Munster 
 T/Sgt Russell W.Bennett        E    POW   10/10/43  Munster
 T/Sgt Elder E. Lisch               R   KIA     10/10/43  Munster
 S/Sgt George J. Brassell        BT   KIA     22/12/43  Munster
 S/Sgt Elllot O.Preble           'WG   KIA    10/10/43   Munster
 S/Sgt Westley M.Field         WG    KIA    10/10/43   Munster
 S/Sgt Van T.Wright            TG   POW    10/10/43   Munster

350th Sqdn. Crew,as above ,joined 100th Group on 25/8/43. 
On 10/10/43 a S/Sgt CLARENCE C. COMBS  was BTG  in place of Sgt Brassell and was KIA.

MACR #1031 A/C #42 30047 "SWEATER GIRL".  

Note George Brassell was on the 100th's second Munster mission with crew of T.F.Goupill when KIA and is buried in Cambridge cemetery.

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Munster DATE: 1943-12-12  
AIRCRAFT: "Dorhelcia" (42-31071) CAUSE: Crashed at Sea  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: Wall/Misng CEMETERY: Cambridge Military Cemetery  
ID: 1103