Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3251
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
22 Dec 43 Bombing M√ľnster
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Consolidated B-24 Liberator H 42-7533 QK- 44BG/66BS USAAF Shipdham
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1430 Tail section was shot off by German fighters Spun in at Hammerflier near Den Ham Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 1/Lt. W.W. Oakley O-740893 USAAF KIA USA Golden Gate Nat Cem
Co-Pilot 1/Lt. R.K. Collins O-393514 USAAF KIA USA
Navigator 1/Lt. F.D. Powers O-674524 USAAF POW -
Bombardier T/Sgt. J.W. Christian 14266875 USAAF KIA USA
Bombardier S/Sgt. A. Fleischman 32109819 USAAF POW -
Engineer T/Sgt. J.F. Byers 37252619 USAAF EVD-POW -
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. R.F. Smith 17026292 USAAF KIA USA
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt. L.R. Weaver 35401274 USAAF KIA USA
Right Waist Gunner Sgt. A.C. Timme 12092338 USAAF KIA USA
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. W. Sondag 17068404 USAAF KIA Margraten O-22-2
Wartime Records Background Info
- Casualty Report by Jan Hey based on MACR 1713

Version October, 2022