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LT  Richard A. POWELL

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV

 Richard A. Powell - 350th NAV on the Lloyd C. Marks crew was killed in a take-off accident Jan 44, 1944. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

SERIAL #: O-808136 STATUS: KIC
MACR:

Comments1: 29 JAN 44 FRANKFURT (TAKEOFF ACCIDENT)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

 2nd Lt Lloyd C. Marks             P  IIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (Take Off ACCIDENT)
 2nd Lt Westley Lundholm             CP  IIC 29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)     
 2nd Lt Richard A. Powell       NAV  KIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)- FROM LT HARRIS CREW
  T/Sgt Albert L.DeGregorio        TTE   KIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT) 
  T/Sgt Joseph A.Makowski        ROG  KIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)           
  T/Sgt Maurice V.Anderson       TTE    IIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)
  S/Sgt Charlea H.Challonor       BTG   KIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)
  S/Sgt Raymond J.Scheier       RWG  KIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)
  S/Sgt Joaeph C.Sllvani             LWG  KIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)
  S/Set Robort N.Dean                  TG   KIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)

 

350th Sqdn. When this crew joined the 100th Group on 1/12/43, The Navigator was Lt Price,
and the Bombardier was Lt Eugene Colman. No further records of those men have been found.
 
Crew,as listed above, from ACCIDENT REPORT of 29/1/44. Apparently Lundholm recovered
 from his burns for he is listed as completing a tour.He was transferred from tho 350th to
 the 418th on 17/5/44.  See letter of March 1984 from Ken Everett and  Copy of Accident
 Report,

        "On 29 January 1944, 2nd Lt Lloyd C.Marks, ASN 0-746387 and his crew tookoff on an
 operational mission too Frankfurt in a B-17G A/C #42-31502 (Terry 'N' Ten). The takeoff time was 0631 
and lt was still dark.The weather was overcast at 400 feet with 3 mlles visibility.Shortly after takoff,
 the pilot reported he had climbed to 300 feet and had lost all cockpit lighting. The A/C
 crashed at 0634 about 3 miles west of the field at Frenze Lane,which is NE of Scole. Lt.
 Marks (pilot) and Sgt.Anderson (Engineer)and Lt Lundholm (Copilot) escaped with severe burns
 while the reat or the crew received fatal injuries. The A/C was destroyed."

                   
CREW

CREW OF A.J. HARRIS BEFORE HE WAS INTERNED AND RETURNED TO OPERATIONS.. VERY RARE OCCURANCE..

2nd Lt Arthur J.Harris                P       20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE   (Sweden) 
2nd Lt John Dutka                   CP      20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE
F/O Morrls C.West                  NAV     20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE
2nd Lt Albert A.Marchiondo     BOM     20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE
T/Sgt Rene L.Tujaque            ROG     20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE
T/Sgt Alvin Grasshoff              TTE     20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE
S/Sgt Donald A.Petrecca         BTG     20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE
S/Sgt Lester L.Errett              RWG    20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE
S/Sgt John A.Martin               LWG    20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE
S/Sgt Frederick J.Kaczynski      TG      20 FEB 44      POSEN & SETTIN          INTERNEE

350th Sqdn. Crew,as above,is taken from the MACR #2427  microfiche # 807.

On 20/2/44,this crew apparantly flying with 95th BG. Pulled out of formation in 
high sqdn. at 5430N   1150E and later was seen to go down into undercast with #2 
engine on fire.

This Crew did make it to Sweden where they were briefly interned. A statement 
made by Sgt. Donald Petrecca on l7 Nov.l944 is as follows:  ". . . Entire crew 
except pilot are returned to duty are now in the U.S. I have seen them in U.K. 
and off to the States. Pilot was returned to U.K. one month after being 
internned. . . . . Have seen official reports telling of Pilot (Harris) having 
flown missions after being taken out of Sweden was shot down and is now a 
Prisoner of War in Germany."

The statement relative to Lt.Harris was absolutely correct. On 24/5/44,flying as 
CP (actually as tail gunner) with a crew piloted by Capt.J.R.Geary, Harris was 
shot down and made a POW. See Geary info below.

This crew joined the 100th Group on 1/12/43. At that time the CP was 2nd Lt 
James M.Stanley, the NAV was 2nd Lt Richard R.Powell and the BOM was 2nd Lt Charles 
R.Fond. Powell was KIC on 29/1/44 with crew of L.C.Marks. No further record of 
Stanley & Fond.

MEMO 2:

 - No MACR.

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: DATE:  
AIRCRAFT: CAUSE:  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: A ROW: 3  
GRAVE: 17 CEMETERY: Cambridge Military Cemetery  

PHOTOS:

 Richard A. Powell 350th NAV West Virginia KIA 29 Jan 44 Frankfurt Lloyd C. Marks Crew 

2nd Lt Richard A. Powell NAV  KIC  29 Jan 44 Frankfurt (TKOF ACCIDENT)- FROM LT HARRIS CREW

Moyse, Carleton, Powell, and Stouffer (from the collection of Bill Carleton)

 

SERVED IN:

Crew 1

Crew 2

ID: 4206