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T/SGT  James P. AITKEN

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: TTE

 J. P. Aitken TTE of the William A. Terry crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

SERIAL #: 17059503 STATUS: POW
MACR: 03033 CR: 03033

Comments1: 6 MAR 44 BERLIN (EAC)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

                        LT WILLIAM A. TERRY

AIRCRAFT 42-97482, "TERRY AND THE PIRATES", SHOT DOWN DURING FIGHTER ATTACK NEAR HASELUENNE AT APPROX 1200 HOURS 06 MAR 1944.  AIRCRAFT CRASHED NEAR QUAKENBRUCK. SEVEN KIA, THREE BAILED OUT AND WERE TAKEN PRISONER.

                 CREW OF 42-97482 (TERRY AND THE PIRATES) 6 MAR 1944  BERLIN

 P       LT   WILLIAM A. TERRY          KIA    6 MAR 1944  BERLIN                         MACR#3033
 CP     LT   WILLIAM L. PETERSON     KIA    6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 NAV   LT  ROBERT P. SCHREMSER     POW 6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 BOM   LT  RALPH G. COTTER            KIA   6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 ROG  T/SGT  RICHARD P. HOWELL    KIA   6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 TTE   T/SGT JAMES P. AITKEN        POW  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN      TAPS: 1963
 BTG   S/SGT JAMES A. BAIN            POW  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 RWG  S/SGT JOHN  R. HORN             KIA  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 LWG   S/SGT CHARLES C. ANTHONY  KIA  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN
 TG     S/SGT CARL D. HAMPTON        KIA  6 MAR 1944  BERLIN


418th Sqdn…Crew, as above, taken from Combat Crew Roster of 03 mar 1944 and MACR# 3033..

CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 01 DEC 1943

Date Crew Nbr Mission Nbr Last Name Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
3/3/1944 60 122 ANTHONY C C S/SGT LWG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 HAMPTON C D S/SGT TG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 HORN J R S/SGT RWG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 BAIN J A S/SGT BTG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 AITKEN J P T/SGT TTE 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 HOWELL R.P. T/SGT ROG 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 COTTER R G LT BOM 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 SCHREMSER R P LT NAV 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 PETERSON W L LT CP 482 BERLIN
3/3/1944 60 122 TERRY W A LT P 482 BERLIN

3/4/1944 60 123 HAMPTON C D S/SGT TG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 ANTHONY C C S/SGT LWG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 PETERSON W L LT CP 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 SCHREMSER R P LT NAV 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 COTTER R G LT BOM 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 HOWELL R.P. T/SGT ROG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 AITKEN J P T/SGT TTE 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 BAIN J A S/SGT BTG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 HORN J R S/SGT RWG 482 BERLIN
3/4/1944 60 123 TERRY W A LT P 482 BERLIN

3/6/1944 60 124 ANTHONY C C S/SGT LWG 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 TERRY W A LT P 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 SCHREMSER R P LT NAV 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 COTTER R G LT BOM 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 HOWELL R.P. T/SGT ROG 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 HAMPTON C D S/SGT TG 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 AITKEN J P T/SGT TTE 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 BAIN J A S/SGT BTG 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 PETERSON W L LT CP 482 BERLIN
3/6/1944 60 124 HORN J R S/SGT RWG 482 BERLIN

MEMO 2:

Lost leg below the calf from 20mm shell and was thrown out by Terry, Peterson and/or Cotter just before plane hit the ground

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Berlin DATE: 1944-03-06  
AIRCRAFT: "Terry and the Pirates" (42-97482) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 31