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Crew PILOT: William G.  MACNAB

 The William MacNab Crew MacNab crew information (100th Photo Archives) 

MACR: 11359 CR: 11359

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT William G. MACNAB P KIA
2 LT Nelson B. VAUGHAN CP KIA
3 CAPT Charles J. SCOTT NAV FEH
4 CAPT Douglas S. EDEN BOM FEH
5 T/SGT Joseph A. CHADWICK TTE POW
6 T/SGT Henry S. ETHRIDGE ROG KIA
7 S/SGT Edward L. WOODALL BTG POW
8 CPL Leno R. DELMOLINO WG CPT
9 S/SGT Duane F. RENCH WG KIA
10 S/SGT Francis J. SEYFRIED TG KIA

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT William G. MACNAB P KIA
2 LT Jack BERKOWITZ NAV POW
3 LT Raymond E. COMER BOM POW

PHOTOS:

Capt. Doug Eden (Left) and Capt. Scotty (Charles J. Scott Right) flew the entire distance together, from crew assignment to Lt William G. Macnab, pilot, through missions with Lt Charlie "Hong Kong" Wilson, Lt. David Raiford, and Lt Leslie Dawson (did I miss anyone?). [On February 24, 1945, Dad writes, "I didn't know the fellows named the ship. We all had several suggestions and since we had 9 men to man her I suggested we paint a big black cat on the ship's side and call it "9 lives." If that is the name the fellows adopted then I'll use it too." On March 15th, he writes, "Yesterday my leather jacket arrived, now I can have it painted up with the usual stuff the fellows put on it: bombs for each mission, a B-17, etc." Dad received his Captain's bars on March 24, 1945 and Scotty his on April 20th. The picture is, unfortunately, undated however all the evidence shows this was made after April 20th, 1945, and, to me, demonstrates their absolute dedication to their crew brothers under Lt Macnab.....Photo and info courtesy of Beth Eden-Mcguire. 

Lt Macnab with Francis Seyfried and Joseph Chadwick

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 1. (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 2. (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 3. (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 4. Start of Missions for Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 5. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 6. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 7. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 8. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 9. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 10. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 11. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 12. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 13. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench)

S/Sgt Duane F. Rench Diary page 14. Lt MacNab Crew.  (Photo Courtesy of Grandson Trevor Rench). This is the last entry in the Diary, four days later on December 31, 1944,  S/Sgt Rench was KIA in the famous Piggyback incident when Lt Glenn Rojohn and Lt MacNab's B-17's pancaked on each other. The planes did not explode as the usual outcome. Many of the Crew on Both Aircraft were able to bail out. 

Newspaper report of the missing in Action of Lt MacNab.  Photo Courtesy of Beth Eden-McGuire

Lt William Macnab. KIA December 31, 1944.  Photo courtesy of Lt Macnab Family