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MACR PILOT: Capt  Sam R.  Turner  - O-791521

MACR: 00689 FICHE : 00227

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 351st BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: E SE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Stuttgart    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: Overcast 3/10 to 8/10 cloud    

GIVE

DATE: 1943-09-06 TIME: 09:40 LOCATION: 48 57' N - 09 20' E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-30057

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: F  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 43-58800
B: 43-58750
C: 43-58697
D: 43-58398
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 458056
B: 503917
C: 492383
D: 458224
E: 458226
F: 503215
G: 458362
H: 458395
I: 458208
J: 458065
K: 458168
L: 458069

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 10 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 10

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Sam R.  Turner Capt O-791521
CP William R. Freund 2Lt O-797985
NAV (N) Morris Weinberg 2Lt O-667464
BOM (B) Vance R. Boswell 2Lt O-731356
RAD Carmine A. Gallo TSgt 32326425
ENG Harold W. Smith TSgt 15081349
BAL Joseph F. Maloney SSgt 11088023
WG (W) Carter F. Thornton SSgt 18133986
WG (W) James E. Speakman Sgt 18136472
TG (T) Dewitt J. Wier SSgt 18057719

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

John D. Brady 1Lt O-791064
Last sighted
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Parachutes were used OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
One B-17 out of our high squadron (believed to be #057) was seen to have punctured gas tank.  Flew under control out of formation.  He went below formation and 9 chutes were seen before the A/C disappeared into the overcast.  This happened just before leaving the rally point.  (Lt. Brady)
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: CLAUDE L. HOSFORD 1st Lt Air Corps Personnel Officer

DATE PREPARED: 1943-09-09

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

AN ORIGINAL 100TH CREW.
S/SGT JOSEPH F. MALONEY IS BURIED IN THE EPINAL AMERICAN CEMETERY.  PLOT B, ROW 2, GRAVE 13