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Casualty Report from 1944-02-20

MACR: 02427 AIRCRAFT: 42-39792
TARGET: Posen, Poland TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: Half & Half
SQUADRON: 350th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LN-X
CRASH:

Crash landed in Sweden after uncontrollable engine fires - entire crew was quietly and quickly returned to England

PILOT: Lt Arthur J. Harris - O-745890

POS: P STATUS: Interned STATE: State N/A

NOTES:

No notes on this crewmember

CO PILOT: Lt John Dutka - O-751580

POS: CP STATUS: Interned STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

NAV: F/O Morric C. West - T-123045

POS: NAV STATUS: Interned STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

BOM:Lt Albert A. Marchiondo - O-741206

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

ROG: TSgt Rene L. Tujague - 38194954

POS: ROG STATUS: Interned STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

TTE: TSgt Alvin Grasshoff - 18225794

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

BTG: SSgt Donald A. Petrecca - 13126953

POS: BTG STATUS: Interned STATE: State N/A
Wounded in Action

RWG: SSgt Lester L. Errett - 35639542

POS: RWG STATUS: Interned STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

LWG: SSgt John A. Martin - 14151746

POS: LWG STATUS: Interned STATE: State N/A
Wounded in Action

TG: SSgt Frederick J. Kaczynski - 33064061

POS: TG STATUS: Interned STATE: State N/A
Wounded in Action

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

POS: N/A STATUS: N/A 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:

My father was John A. Martin (LWG). He was hit in the side when strafed by fire from a German fighter. Donald A. Petrecca (BTG) was hit by plexiglass when flak or gunfire exploded the ball turret. Frederick J. Kaczynski (TG) was wounded severely enough that the crew chose not to bail out because he couldn't jump. Kaczynski died in 1996 or 1997, just FYI, as I recall his widow telling me. No listing for him in the TAPS database.

From: MPFaley@aol.com
Date: 2005/05/12 Thu PM 04:53:13 EDT
To: catznjamz@charter.net
Subject: Re: Feedback: from 100thbg.com

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100th BOMB GROUP GENERAL FEEDBACK
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Purpose: Submit information
Email: catznjamz@charter.net
Name: Jon Martin
Interest: Relative of veteran
Comments: Hi, Just looking over the MACR, etc for my dad's last flight. He and two others were wounded, but its not listed in any of the reports. Wonder 
why?

I know for sure that my dad  (John A. Martin) received the purple heart, and so did Don Petrecca. No idea about Kaczynski.

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A