Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T3473
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
24 Feb 44 - Gotha
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Consolidated B-24 H 42-7567 IS- 445BG/700BS USAAF Tibenham
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1100 Shot down by German fighters Crashed at Baalder Municipality Hardenberg Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 1/Lt. R.A. Blomberg O-681317 USAAF KIA USA Buried Lakewood Cemetery
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. D.H. Widmark O-686522 USAAF - pow
Navigator 2/Lt. E.J. Varga jr. O-687967 USAAF - pow
Bombardier 2/Lt. W.J. Mc Kee jr. O-686200 USAAF - pow
Engineer T/Sgt. R.E. Mc Cormick 34118802 USAAF KIA USA
Radio Operator T/Sgt. C.F. Leone 13137217 USAAF ESC-POW - pow
Air Gunner S/Sgt. E.R. Hickey 37412155 USAAF - pow
Air Gunner M/Sgt. J. Gunning 06243398 USAAF KIA USA
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. E.T. Cooper 35563465 USAAF KIA USA
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. J.J. Sheppard 12155930 USAAF KIA Margraten P-18-14
Wartime Records Background Info
- MACR 2553

Version December, 2021