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SERIAL #: O-797988 STATUS: POW sn #2829
MACR: 01028 CR: 01028

Comments1: 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER (Original 100th, Crew #31)



     Crew #31           418th Sqdn. M.A.C.R. #1028

Mission:Munster Aircraft #42-30725
Date: 10 Oct.1943
Time: 1500/1530 "AW-R-GO"
A/C last seen: Munster

Crew aboard: 
Charles B.Cruikshank Capt.     P POW
 Glenn E.Graham 1st Lt.   CP POW
 Frank D.Murphy Capt.     NAV POW
 August H.Gaspar 1st Lt   . BOM POW
 Orlando E.Vincenti T/Sgt ROG KIA
 Leonard R.Weeks T/Sgt.    TTE POW
 Robert L.Bixler S/Sgt.    BTG POW
 James M.Johnson S/Sgt  .  WG POW
 Donald B.Garrison S/Sgt.    WG POW
 Charles A.Clark Sgt.  TG KIA

Crew on 21st mission. Weeks said that Vincenti bailed out of bomb-bay with chute afire. Had been fighting fire in radio room.

Garrison saw both James Johnson & Robert Bixler wounded and in waist of plane. Plane blew up and Garrison blown out. Ship had dropped bombs on target.

Weeks said; "Germans said Vincenti's chute had burned in the descent and that he was dead before hitting the ground. Bixler said Germans had shown him Vincenti's dog tags and told him that he was dead."

Johnson said he was blown out of ship and his chute opened at about 5,000 ft.

Clark couldn't seem to get his escape hatch open and was probably killed when plane blow up.

Fighter attack caused fire in ship.

German Records show :Sgt. Charles A. Clark interred on 11 )ct 1943 at Lienen Cemetary/Wesph. Northwestern
third of cemetary, southern grave.

   O.E.Vincenti northern grave

(probably entirely burnt since Id tsg was found burnt,too.) Mrs.Agnes Clark 603 Laurel Ave. Highland Park,Ill.



TARGET: Munster DATE: 1943-10-10  
AIRCRAFT: "Aw R Go" (42-30725) CAUSE: EAC  




 Charles "Crankshaft" Cruikshank, left, and Glenn Graham in Marrakesh, Morrocco, August 20, 1943 Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 August 20, 1943 in Marrakesh, Morrocco. Augie Gaspar, back to camera, Glenn Graham and John Egan discuss a fare with a Marrakesh hack driver. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Officers of Crew #31 at Mamounia Hotel, Marrakesh, Morrocco. Standing left to right; Augie Gaspar, Charlie Cruikshank, Frank Murphy and Glenn Graham, the co-pilot kneeling. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 From left; James M. Johnson, Donald B. Garrison, Augie Gaspar, Frank D. Murphy, and Glenn E. Graham Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Charles B. Cruikshank crew wearing Fezzes and pith helmets from North Africa. This is a public relations photograph made at Thorpe Abbotts some weeks after the Regensburg mission. John Egan is shown kneeling wearing his white flight jacket, Cruikshank is on the extreme right,  kneeling on the left,with a dagger in his pocket is Frank Murphy. This photograph appeared in Stars and Stripes. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 On return from Regensburg rain, Cruikshank crew being interviewed by Gladwyn Hill of AP and Samuel Goldstein, Life and AP Photographer. (100th Photo Archives) 

Howard Hamilton (2nd from left), Glenn Graham (far right) (from the collection of Russell Heckman)

Glenn Graham and Charles Cruikshank (from the collection of James Potts)



Crew 1

ID: 1979