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Casualty Report from 1944-03-15

MACR: 03235 AIRCRAFT: 42-39934
TARGET: Brunswick, Germany - (Waggum Aircraft Plant, slightly north of Brunswick.) TYPE: B-17G
BASE: Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk, England NAME: My Achin' Back!
SQUADRON: 350th BS - 100th BG(H) AIRCRAFT CODE: LN-Z
CRASH:

Destroyed by flak on the bomb run in the Watenbuttel area northwest of Brunswick. Three crewmen escaped the doomed aircraft before it exploded but two of them were severely wounded. (See Crew Notes)

PILOT: Capt Herbert C. Devore - O-800333

POS: P STATUS: KIA STATE: Pennsylvania

NOTES:

Re-interred Ardennes (C-12-284) - Final Internment -Ardennes A-13-14

CO PILOT: Lt Martin Tashjian - O-745763

POS: CP STATUS: KIA STATE: New York
Re-interred Ardennes (D-10-229) - Final Internment -Ardennes A-35-34 (Flying in the tail as Formation Control Officer on this mission)

NAV: Lt Burton M. Joseph - O739102

POS: NAV STATUS: POW STATE: Pennsylvania
Severely wounded - survived many operations in POW camp. (Perhaps best known in the 100th for his passionate speech in 1995 concerning the continuation of the 100th Bombgroup Association and giving non-veteran members places on the governing boards ..pw)

BOM:Capt Robert K. Peel - O-732655

POS: BOM STATUS: POW STATE: State N/A
The 100th's Group Bombardier - the 100th was leading the 13th Combat Wing on this mission

ROG: TSgt Robert D. Longworth - 19176995

POS: ROG STATUS: KIA STATE: Texas
Re-interred Ardennes (Plot Unknown) - Final Internment - Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas - USA

TTE: TSgt Harrison L. Longhi - 31166831

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

BTG: SSgt Nicholas J. DelCimmuto - 13131729

POS: BTG STATUS: KIA STATE: Unknown
Re-interred Ardennes (D-10-231) - Final Internment - USA

RWG: SSgt John J. Barry - 31128428

POS: RWG STATUS: KIA STATE: Massachusetts
Re-interred Ardennes (D-6-144) - Final Internment - Ardennes B-43-8

LWG: SSgt Darrell R. Dickenson - 37438621

POS: LWG STATUS: KIA STATE: Iowa
Re-interred Ardennes (D-10-228) - Final Internment - Ardennes C-23-16

TG: N/A First, MI, Suffix Last Name - 00000000

POS: TG STATUS: MIA/KIA STATE: State N/A
No notes on this crewmember

EX1: Capt Roland T. Knight - 0726256

POS: CMD P STATUS: KIA STATE: State N/A
Final Internment - Fort Bliss National Cemetery, EL Paso, Texas USA

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:

All KIAs buried in the Cemetery of Geiper-Brunswick. Most of the crew could not be positively identified by the Germans. The casualties were all re-interred in Ardennes. The US Army Graves Registration Department was able to identify all of the casualties but could not discern Captain Roland T. Knight and T/Sgt Robert D. Longworth. They were placed in Ardennes, Plots D-10-230 and D-10-232 until they were moved to the USA at family requests. As they could not be positively identified individually they received a Group Burial in Fort Bliss National Cemetery at El Paso, Texas. (pw)

REPORT NOTES:

Notes on this report  N/A