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Casualty Report

Casualty Report from March 3, 1944

Detail

MACR: 03025

Target: Berlin, Germany

Base: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England

Crash: :The planes were hit by FW190's as soon as they came out of the clouds, shooting down both Capt. Lohof/Capt Putnam and Lt Vollmer. Lt Gossage was also damage and was making his way to Sweden but landed instead in Denmark. Michael P. Faley Gossage attempted to make Sweden but was unable and landed in Germany. According to Jan Riddling this is amoung the first B-17's captured by the Germans.

Squadron: 349th BS - 100th BG (H)

Aircraft

Aircraft #: 42-38017

Aircraft Type: B-17G

Aircraft Name: One Mission LuLu

Aircraft Code: XR-O

Pilot: Lt John G. Gossage | O-798486

POS: P

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes:

Copilot: Lt Bertrand D. McNeill | O-681153

POS: CP

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

NAV: F/O Edward A. Werner | T-123044

POS: NAV

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

BOM: Lt Howard G. Ball | O-734297

POS: BOM

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

ROG: TSgt Michael G. Polanick | 13039246

POS: ROG

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

TTE: TSgt Arthur E. Cooper | 19061757

POS: TTE

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: (Wounded and hospitalized at Lazarett Schleswig)

BTG: SSgt Thomas R. Wooderson | 16044644

POS: BTG

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

RWG: SSgt James W. Gregg | 33268508

POS: RWG

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

LWG: SSgt Donald B. Sackrider | 36110003

POS: LWG

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

TG: SSgt Arthur V.R. Congrove | 34442921

POS: TG

Status: POW

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

EX1: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name | N/A

POS: N/A

Status: N/A

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

EX2: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name | N/A

POS: N/A

Status: N/A

State: State N/A

Notes: No notes on this crewmember

Crew Notes

The planes were hit by FW190's as soon as they came out of the clouds, shooting down both Capt. Lohof/Capt Putnam and Lt Vollmer.  Lt Gossage was also damage and was making his way to Sweden but landed instead in Denmark.  Michael P. Faley

Report Notes

German Reports:  Emergency Landing after anti aircraft damage. 12:15 hours at Airbase Schleswig-Land. Aircraft was landed after shot and destruction of the left outside engine. No additional damage-on the airbase and will be transferred.  10 prisioners. 9 were transferred from Schleswig to Oberursel, 1 is in Res. Hospital.  

To HQ Air District XI Hamburg-Blankenese
3 A.A. Division shot at aircraft flying on from the Southwest into the area between 1115 and 1122. Flight out of the area to north over Glashuette Wilstedt. 

Also an aircraft was shot at between 1134 and 1138 which came into the area from east. Flight out of the area to north over Elmshorn.

Shortly after 1200 a Boeing 17 landed at the Airbase Schleswig-Land forced down by defect through AA shooting. One man of the crew was badly wounded. A 4 engine enemy aircraft crashed in Hoheaspe 1140
5 men dead, 6 men badly wounded. 3 A.A. Division claims for both downed