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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  William H.  McDonald  - O-672372

MACR: 00952 FICHE : 00315

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 350th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: ENE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Bremen    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: CAVU    

GIVE

DATE: 1943-10-08 TIME: 15:00 LOCATION: Near Wildershausen, Germany

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy anti-aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-30818

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: F  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 42-138263
B: 41-138259
C: 42-138285
D: 42-138302
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 385209
B: 395281
C: 385306
D: 396991
E: 385138
F: 584890
G: 385260
H: 384822
I: 584936
J: 405441
K: 405577
L: 405735

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 William H.  McDonald 1Lt O-672372
CP John L. James 2Lt O-802401
NAV (N) Carl L. Spicer 2Lt O-671130
BOM (B) Frank P. McGlinchey 2Lt O-676329
RAD Fred Pribish TSgt 16101002
ENG Charles S. Ashbaugh TSgt 33292542
BAL Ross W. Detillion SSgt 39455581
WG (W) Victor P. Intoccia SSgt 32435988
WG (W) Douglas H. Agee SSgt 18124795
TG (T) Paul G. Sears SSgt 15337608

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

None
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Unknown OTHER: Circumstances of the loss of this A/C are unknown.  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

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PREPARING OFFICER

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

DATE PREPARED: 1943-10-12

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Ship was leading 2nd element of the high sqdn. Agee was struck by a 20mm about 30 minutes before crew bailed out over Holland. German Medical Report in MACR says " . . Shot in both lungs and bled to death". Body was interred on 12/l0/43 at Beetsterswang Cemetery (Friesland) Row 21, Grave 26. All others bailed out over Holland and were taken prisoner. Aircraft crashed near the Zuider Zee in western Holland.. Carl Spicer was helped by Dutch underground and later joined Jack Justice, pilot of the 349th Sqdn. Who was shot down on 10/10/43. Munster.

Correction to Agee information:  Agee was struck by a 20mm about 30 minutes before crew bailed out over Holland. German Medical Report in MACR says " . . shot in both lungs and bled to death". Douglas Agee was buried on October 11th, 1943 at the Reformed Church at Beetsterzwaag and after war at the beginning of November 1945 reburied at the American War Cemetery Margraten (province Limburg), the Netherlands. The remains of SSGT Douglas H. Agee were returned to the U.S. for interment at a private cemetery in the state of Texas.