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Crew PILOT: Winans C.  SHADDIX

 The Winans C. Shaddix crew. This crew was shot down on the 27 Apr 44 mission to Thionville, France. Pilot Winans Shaddix was injured in the bail out, but nursed back to healthy by Belgian resistance fighters. After recovering, Shaddix joined the Armee Blanche and fought with them in several engagements with the German Army. The rest of the crew became POWs. Shaddix would evade capture and return to the states only to request combat again and end up back with the 100th with a new crew in April 1945. The following series of photographs document on the ground photos of the crash of 42-3534 and its aftermath. (Photo courtesy of Rik Verhelle) Shaddix crew information 

Crew ID for Lt Winans Shaddix Crew Shot

MACR: 04268 CR: 04268

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Winans C. SHADDIX P EVA
2 LT George T. SULLIVAN CP POW
3 LT Harry TENNENBAUM NAV CPT
4 LT Cole M. DAILEY BOM POW
5 T/SGT James H. LEE TTE POW
6 T/SGT Frederick H. ERB ROG POW
7 S/SGT John B. CORTELLETTY BTG POW
8 S/SGT John A. PONTZIOUS BTG LWA
9 SGT William F. CORNELIUS WG POW
10 T/SGT Raymond C. LESTICO WG POW
11 S/SGT HUGH HAMILTON TG POW

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Winans C. SHADDIX P EVA
2 LT Ralph M. GEER CP FEH
3 LT Edward O. WATTS NAV FEH
4 S/SGT John W. DONOVAN TOG/NG FEH
5 T/SGT Paul L. SPEARS TTE FEH
6 SGT William G. CURTIS ROG FEH
7 CPL William E. BAIN BTG FEH
8 SGT J.R. CARR WG FEH
9 CPL Edward J. D'ARCY TG FEH

PHOTOS:

Sgt Alex  “Horizontal” Herdzik LWG taken off crew before going overseas, crew used fill in gunner for all missions.

Winans C. Shaddix 1st Crew Stateside.  Enlisted men with Lt Shaddix   (photo courtesy of the Shaddix family). 

Lt Shaddix second from right