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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Dale O.  Croft  - O-740754

MACR: 02382 FICHE : 00792

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 349th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: East  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Brunswick (Braunschweig)    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: 6 to 8/10    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-02-10 TIME: 12:45 LOCATION: Target area

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Other circumstances

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Unknown

AIRCRAFT: 42-31265

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 4131198
B: SW-002103
C: SW-002002
D: SW-001769
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 413957
B: 414007
C: 684736
D: 686402
E: 683904
F: 683874
G: 683309
H: 684298
I: 684412
J: 684931
K: 684932
L: 684856 (m) 684004

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 Dale O.  Croft 2Lt O-740754
CP Donald Carr 2Lt O-480348
NAV (N) Desmond E. Laird 2Lt O-685658
BOM (B) Farmer E. Rains 2Lt O-744554
RAD Winston Adkins TSgt 35636567
ENG Marion J. McMullen TSgt 35369213
BAL Jack L. Bailey SSgt 15394465
WG (W) John J. McKeever SSgt 12164787
WG (W) Jerome A. Hellmann SSgt 15082051
TG (T) Marvin P. Rusten SSgt 17111092

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Information not available
   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Information not available OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
Information not available
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

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PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: WALTER G. BURKE 1st Lt. Air Corps Personnel Officer

DATE PREPARED: 1944-02-12

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew joined the 100th on 1 Dec 43