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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  James R.  Haddox  - O-802660

MACR: 01570 FICHE : 00000

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: ?  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Emden    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: CAVU at Target.    

GIVE

DATE: 1943-12-11 TIME: LOCATION: Location and time unknown.

SPECIFY:

Information not available

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Blank

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

?

AIRCRAFT: 42-37715

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 43-6340
B: 41-58351
C: 43-63073
D: 43-63254
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 375631
B: 407071
C: 398697
D: 375741
E: 378285
F: 377985
G: 561114
H: 562293
I: 378178
J: 378022
K: 378227
L: 378235

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 James R.  Haddox 1Lt O-802660
CP John L. Wagner 1Lt O-443184
NAV (N) Albert C. Warford 2Lt O-683217
BOM (B) Ellsworth C. Power 2Lt O-679220
RAD Casimier J. Kobis TSgt 11116743
ENG Nicholas A. Tneaglia TSgt 12132226
BAL Gonzalo C. Orta SSgt 18188293
WG (W) James A. Grosskopf SSgt 16041757
WG (W) Kendall L. Morrow SSgt 32669573
TG (T) Lyle S. Jones Sgt 16567230

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:
This A/C was listed as a spare and where, when or with what group it joined is 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: 1943-12-14

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

1.  Crew position 7 (BTG - Ball Turret) is also listed as "Ass't Radio Opr" on this MACR.

2.  Most time, location, circumstances blanks on the orginal MACR contained question marks (?).

3.  No Micro Fiche number for this MACR.

It is established that Sgt Lyle Jones was a replacement on the mission of 11 Dec 43 to Emeden. However, a statement by James Grosskopf, the crew's only survivor, reads in effect that they joined the 390th BG and were #3 ship in one element of that group. The ship was damaged, whether from flak or fighters is unknown, and "everyone was out of oxygen." Ship crashed into the North Sea off Norderney Island. Some in cockpit & nose may have bailed out since Gorsskopf saw several chutes in the air before he jumped; but apparently those from the radio room back were unconscious from lack of oxygen. Grosskpf adds that a Captains Warren and Liefson of the 390th landed on the same island as he and were taken POW with him. The engineer from Capts Warren and Liefson's crew landed in the North Sea and drowned. Grosskopf could not recall his name. Capt Liefson was Sqd Navigator and Capt Warren was group Navigator of the 390th. A notation in MACR states Lt Albert Warford's body washed ashore 17 Mar 1944.