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MACR

MACR PILOT: 2Lt John F. Stephens O-2044711

MACR #: 01030

Fiche #: 00341

Organization

Location: AAF Station #139

Group: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF

Squadron: 418th BS

Command: VIII AF

Detachment:

Detail

Departure/Base: AAF Station #139

Initial Course: E

Intended Destination: Munster

Mission Type: Operational

Weather

Weather: Clear with ground haze.

Give

Date: October 10, 1943

Time: 15:00

Location: Munster, Germany (Time 1500 - 1530)

Specify: Information not available

Confirmed or believed reason for loss

Loss due to: Other circumstances

Other reason for loss: Unknown

Aircraft

Serial: 42-3237

Type: B-17

Series: F

Engines

Model: R-1820-97

A: 43-57601

B: 42-78709

C: 41-58177

D: 41-57920

Weapons

A: 913913

B: 509054

C: 503228

D: 503351

E: 313486

F: 313181

G: 503297

H: 503174

I: 503847

J: 503274

L: 503179

Persons are listed as

Casualty Type: Battle casualty

Number of persons on board

Crew: 10

Pass: 0

Total: 10

Personnel

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PositionNameRankSerial
P1
P2John F. Stephens2LtO-2044711
CPHoyt L. Smith1LtO-798039
NAV (N)Rudolph Grum2LtO-749387
BOM (B)William J. Moore2LtO-738783
RADCarl E. BattinTSgt39097495
ENGJohn ShayTSgt11038110
BALMax U. DrudgeTSgt15082076
WG (W)George F. KnolleSSgt19035206
WG (W)William E. YoungSSgt19102962
TG (T)Casimir a. RaczynskiSSgt36223393

Persons who are believed to have last knowledge of aircraft

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NameKnowledgeRankSerial
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Personnel who are believed to have survived

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Eyewitness description of crash

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Last NameFirst nameReport
Circumstances of the loss of this A/C are unknown.
No DataAFTER SEVERE FLAK DAMAGE AND ATTACKS BY FIGHTERS THE PILOTS MADE A SUCCESSFUL BELLY LANDING. MAX DRUDGE WAS WOUNDED IN THE RIGHT WRIST AND HAND BY A 20-MM AND T/SGT BATTIN SUFFERED A BROKEN ARM, T/SGT JOHN SHAY WAS WIA ON THIS MISSION AND RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART IN 1949. THE REMAINDER WERE NOT INJURED AND ALL BECAME POWS.

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Preparing Officer

Prepared by: CLAUDE L. HOSFORD 1st Lt Air Corps Personnel Officer

Date prepared: October 21, 1943