Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3473
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
24 Feb 44 Bombing Gotha
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Consolidated B-24 Liberator 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 -
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. E.T. Cooper 35563465 USAAF KIA USA
Waist Gunner S/Sgt. E.R. Hickey 37412155 USAAF POW -
Waist Gunner M/Sgt. J. Gunning 06243398 USAAF KIA USA
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. J.J. Sheppard 12155930 USAAF KIA Margraten P-18-14
Wartime Records Background Info
- MACR 2553

Version October, 2022