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Casualty Report from 1943-10-08

MACR: 00948 AIRCRAFT: 42-5864
TARGET: Bremen, Germany TYPE: B-17F
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Piccadilly Lily
SQUADRON: 351st BS - 100th BG (H) AIRCRAFT CODE: EP-A
CRASH:

Hit by flak over the target, fires in nose section and flight deck area -  aircraft left the formation and exploded. Crashed near city of Bremen

PILOT: Capt Thomas E. Murphy - O-441010

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: Massachusetts

NOTES:

Those killed were buried by the Germans at Wesermude-Geestemunde. Re-interment was in the Netherlands after the end of hostilities. Several of the crew were later returned to the States. Final interment - Netherlands. (P-9-14)

CO PILOT: Lt Marshall F. Lee - O-671982

POS: CP STATUS: KIA STATE: Wisconsin
Those killed were buried by the Germans at Wesermude-Geestemunde. Re-interment was in the Netherlands after the end of hostilities. Several of the crew were later returned to the States. Final interment - USA

NAV: Lt Charles C. Sarabun - O-794057

POS: NAV STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A

BOM:Lt Floyd C. Peterson - O-734734

POS: BOM STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

ROG: TSgt Derrell C. Piel - 37071132

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: Nebraska
Those killed were buried by the Germans at Wesermude-Geestemunde. Re-interment was in the Netherlands after the end of hostilities. Several of the crew were later returned to the States. Final interment - Netherlands. (P-9-14)

TTE: SSgt John J. Ehlen - 17050885

POS: TTE STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

BTG: SSgt Reed A. Hufford - 13108994

POS: BTG STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

RWG: SSgt Elder D. Dickerson - 18129605

POS: RWG STATUS: KIA STATE: Oklahoma
Those killed were buried by the Germans at Wesermude-Geestemunde. Re-interment was in the Netherlands after the end of hostilities. Several of the crew were later returned to the States. Final interment - USA

LWG: SSgt Gerald O. Robinson - 16085214

POS: LWG STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

TG: SSgt Aaron A. David - 18019560

POS: TG STATUS: KIA STATE: Oklahoma
Those killed were buried by the Germans at Wesermude-Geestemunde. Re-interment was in the Netherlands after the end of hostilities. Several of the crew were later returned to the States. Final interment - Ardennes (C-10-32)

EX1: Capt Alvin L. Barker - 0-438502

POS: CMD P STATUS: KIA STATE: State N/A
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
No notes on this crewmember

 

CREW NOTES:

Notes on this crew N/A

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report: The Piccadilly Lily is likely the most famous 8th Air Force aircraft of WWII. She was immortalized by Bernie Lay's book "Twelve O'clock High."  Thomas "Murph" Murphy was one of the 351's best like members and his death is mourned to this day by the 100th. (Paul West)