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Crew PILOT: Francis C.  KINCANNON

Francis C. Kincannon Crew (left to right)
Kneeling: R. Nance, B. Farnum, F. Kincannon, L. Abromowitz
Standing: R. Chavez, O. Edge, G. Snider, D. Deason, C. Garrette, B. Tarnecki
Photo courtesy of Thorpe Abbotts Tower Museum Archives - January, 2006

MACR: 07414 CR: 07414

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Francis C. KINCANNON P POW
2 LT Bernard L. FARNUM CP POW
3 LT Louis H. ABROMOWITZ NAV EVA
4 CAPT Robert E. NANCE BOM EVA
5 T/SGT Daniel B. DEASON TTE POW
6 SGT Oscar L. EDGE ROG POW
7 S/SGT Bernard M. TARNECKI BTG NOC
8 S/SGT C.E. GARRETTE WG NOC
9 S/SGT Thomas J. HOAGG WG CPT
10 S/SGT Robert D. CHAVEZ TG POW

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Francis C. KINCANNON P POW
2 LT COL Magee C. FULLER P/COM POW
3 LT George E. BONITZ NAV EVA
4 CAPT Henry C. GRIFFIS NAV EVA
5 S/SGT Daniel M. CARGILE TG EVA

PHOTOS:

 L to R: Oscar L. Edge (ROG), Daniel B. Deason (TTE) and Bernard L. Farnum (CP) of the Francis C. Kincannon crew. These three were photographed hiding in a chicken coop after bailing out of their stricken aircraft on the 20 Jul 44 Merseberg mission. All three later became POWs. Kincannon crew information Photo courtesy of Oscar je Rooij