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SGT  Fred THOMPSON

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TG

SGT FRED THOMPSON  TG on Goupill Crew,  KIA 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER

SERIAL #: 18057680 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 01705 CR: 01705

Comments1: 22 DEC 43 MUNSTER (CRASHED AT SEA)

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

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Munster DATE: 1943-12-22  
AIRCRAFT: "Dorhelcia" (42-31071) CAUSE: Crashed at Sea  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: Wall/Misng CEMETERY: Cambridge Military Cemetery  
ID: 5160