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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  William M  Beddow  - O-797955

MACR: 01027 FICHE : 00340

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  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Munster    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: Clear with ground haze    

GIVE

DATE: 1943-10-10 TIME: 15:00 LOCATION: Munster, Germany (Time 1500 - 1530)

SPECIFY:

Information not available

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Other circumstances

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Unknown

AIRCRAFT: 42-30723

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: F  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 42-138142
B: 42-128143
C: 12-138171
D: 42-138175
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 386010
B: 378872
C: 386109
D: 396874
E: 385060
F: 386128
G: 380012
H: 385964
I: 396846
J: 397041
K: 382561
L: 384212

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 M  Beddow 2Lt O-797955
CP Richard W. Brooks 2Lt O-802712
NAV (N) Israel Levine 2Lt O-749349
BOM (B) Milton E. Harness 2Lt O-676218
RAD John T. Sullivan TSgt 32393218
ENG Dan Q. James SSgt 34360098
BAL Walter E. Zoldad SSgt 31191573
WG (W) Samuel M. Hicks SSgt 38167395
WG (W) Robert J. Lynch SSgt 31165179
TG (T) Richard R. Munger SSgt 32476185

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

None
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Original MACR field blank OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
Circumstances of loss of A/C unknown.
   
   
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: 1943-10-21

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Levine is not listed in S. O. C. as either KlA, MlA, or POW. The MACR notes that Levine and Zoldak were "Determined Dead" the others are noted as "Killed In Action".

Letter from Dan James (7/3/84) says that crew joined the 100th Group "first part of Sept. " . . . Sgts Hicks & Lynch were replacements on crew. They replaced T/Sgt Jones P. Ingram and another man I do not remember. " James adds that "our plane was downed by a German fighter. " …jb

Statement by Milton E. Harness: "Co-pilot (Richard W. Brooks). West Roxbury, Mass. , said Pilot had chute on and did not appear to be injured, but we think it likely the plane exploded in mid-air, as the oxygen system was afire and there appeared to be a gasoline fire in the bomb bay. Bill (William M. Beddow) probably was killed in the plane. Plane was on bombing run and time about 1500 hours. "