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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  John F.  Stephens  - O-2044711

MACR: 01030 FICHE : 00341

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 418th 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: 42-3237

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: F  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 43-57601
B: 42-78709
C: 41-58177
D: 41-57920
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 913913
B: 509054
C: 503228
D: 503351
E: 313486
F: 313181
G: 503297
H: 503174
I: 503847
J: 503274
K: 503300
L: 503179

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 John F.  Stephens 2Lt O-2044711
CP Hoyt L. Smith 1Lt O-798039
NAV (N) Rudolph Grum 2Lt O-749387
BOM (B) William J. Moore 2Lt O-738783
RAD Carl E. Battin TSgt 39097495
ENG John Shay TSgt 11038110
BAL Max U. Drudge TSgt 15082076
WG (W) George F. Knolle SSgt 19035206
WG (W) William E. Young SSgt 19102962
TG (T) Casimir a. Raczynski SSgt 36223393

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 the loss of this A/C are unknown.
   
   
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: 1943-10-21

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

AFTER SEVERE FLAK DAMAGE AND ATTACKS BY FIGHTERS THE PILOTS MADE A SUCCESSFUL BELLY LANDING. MAX DRUDGE WAS WOUNDED IN THE RIGHT WRIST AND HAND BY A 20-MM AND T/SGT BATTIN SUFFERED A BROKEN ARM, T/SGT JOHN SHAY WAS WIA ON THIS MISSION AND RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART IN 1949. THE REMAINDER WERE NOT INJURED AND ALL BECAME POWS.