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SGT  Andrew L. ADDISON

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: 18137748 STATUS: POW
MACR: 05383 CR: 05383

Comments1: 5 JUL 44 BOULOGNE (COL WITH 107095), Sole survivor of this crew.

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

F/O  CHARLES L. PETERSEN         P     KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
2ND LT JAMES D. KEEFFE            CP    KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
2ND LT ELMER H. VISHION         NAV  KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
1ST LT JAMES F. JONES             BOM  KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
    SGT PAUL ZIMA                     ROG  KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
    SGT CARL J. PHILLIPS             TTG  KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
    SGT JAMES L. HELLER             BTG  KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
    SGT ANDREW L. ADDISION       WG  POW 05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
    SGT RICHARD J. SAWAYA         WG  KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE
    SGT CORWIN E. ALSPACH         TG   KIA   05 JUN 44 BOULOGNE

349th Sqdn.. Crew, as above, joined the 100th on 26 may 44

This was the second mission for the above crew;  EYEWITNESS REPORT: A/C #591 (Petersen) was flying right wing on A/C # 095 when 095 (Lt Wilson) was hit by a ground rocket and collided with # 591.  The nose section of # 095 was sheared off, but it appeared to remain under control and peeled out of the formation. Five chutes were seen from # 095 as it "SSS" back toward the channel.  A/C #591 was last sighted about three miles south of Boulogne at 1015 hours.

A/C # 43-37591  MACR #5383, Microfiche # 1957

CREW
                                           A/C # 42-31987  "SHILAYEE"
2ND LT MARK V. WILSON                  P    POW     5 JUN 44  BOULOGNE
2ND LT CHARLES E. ADAMS              CP    CPT      WITH STANLEY CLARK CREW
2ND LT JOHN T. JOHNSON              NAV   KIA       5 JUN 44  BOULOGNE
2ND LT RALPH A. KROENKE             BOM   KIA       5 JUN 44  BOULOGNE
S/SGT EUGENE V. SWEENEY           ROG   POW     5 JUN 44  BOULOGNE
S/SGT JOHN W. McAULIFFE             TTE   POW     5 JUN 44  BOULOGNE
   SGT DONALD M. ROHASEK           BTG   POW     5 JUN 44  BOULOGNE
   SGT WILLIAM E. MORELAND        RWG  POW      5 JUN 44  BOULOGNE
   SGT GEORGE B. DONAHUE          LWG   NOC
   SGT CECIL G. DAVIS                     TG   POW      5 JUN 44  BOULOGNE

349th Sqdn.  Crew, as above, joined the 100th Group on 21 Feb 1944.  On 5 Jun 1944, Lt. Donald Roth, CP on the F.J. Herres crew, was flying in place of C.E.Adams and was KIA.  S/Sgt Glover Nall, from the J.A. Harrison crew, was flying in place of G.B.Donhoue and became a POW.  On 5 Jun 1944 the Wilson crew was flying a brand new silver B-17G 42-107095, XR-F since they were now a lead Crew.   shilaylee was Lt Wilsons aircraft prior to receiving this new plane.
  A/C # 42-37591  MACR #5383, Microfiche # 1957

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Boulogne/Falaise DATE: 1944-06-05  
AIRCRAFT: (43-37591) CAUSE: Collided with 42-107095  

BURIAL INFORMATION

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