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MACR PILOT: 1Lt  Albert F.  Amiero  - O-794207

MACR: 03019 FICHE : 01021

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: ENE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Berlin    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: Scattered Clouds 2 - 6/10 undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-03-06 TIME: 12:00 LOCATION: 52 degees 30 degrees N 07deg. 15 E

SPECIFY:

Last Sighted

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

Specific information is not listed

AIRCRAFT: 42-31731

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-007454
B: SW-007652
C: SW-005666
D: SW-007660
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 895079
B: 893936
C: 898340
D: 892303
E: 894240
F: 894170
G: 891193
H: 891189
I: 894482
J: 895229
K: 893004
L: 8940369 (m) 894200

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 Albert F.  Amiero 1Lt O-794207
CP Howard L. Kilmer F/O T-60141
NAV (N) Albert P. Rule 2Lt O-741753
BOM (B) Thomas S. Elliott SSgt 38161496
RAD John J. Kovacs TSgt 32260641
ENG Russell G. Gilbert TSgt 13033821
BAL Virgil F. Summers SSgt 13083889
WG (W) Hobart H. Spires SSgt 35453677
WG (W) Owen D. Stockton SSgt 15066267
TG (T) Thomas D, Baer SSgt 39082992

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Herbert G. DeVore 1Lt O-800333
Last sighted
John A. Harrison 1Lt O-804660
Last sighted    

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: OTHER:  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
At 1200 hours near 52 degrees 30'N  07 degrees 15'E A/C 3751 was attacked by fighters. It went down with engines smoking in slow spirals.  Four chutes were seen"
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

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REPORT:

This appears to be a "pick up" crew. Kilmer joined the 1--th on 26 Feb 44 as an individual. Bear was from the original crew of Victor Reed. Kovacs was a spare on the original 100th Air Echelon. Stockton was from the crew of J.W. Brown on the original 100th Air Echelon. Hobart Spires was from the 100th original crew of Sammy Barr. Jim Brown, Original 100th Historian

Only Owen D. Stockton survived from this crew - the remaining members were KIA.  (pw)