Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3568
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
8 Apr 44 Bombing Rheine Airfield Wacky Woody
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress G 42-39856 AW-G 96BG/337BS USAAF Snetterton Heath
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1500 Damaged by Flak over target and attacked by German fighters near the Zuiderzee. Ditched 13 km ne of Urk Island (section M-44) IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 2/Lt. R.H. Gecks O-808982 USAAF EVD -
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. F.M. Deason O-689306 USAAF EVD -
Navigator 2/Lt. P.V. Lovero O-744934 USAAF POW -
Engineer S/Sgt. R.E. Denny 17154817 USAAF EVD -
Radio Operator T/Sgt. C.E. Hanley 37351998 USAAF EVD -
Nose Gunner S/Sgt. L.F. Welch 12166945 USAAF POW -
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. L.H. Rademacher 36584996 USAAF POW -
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt. H.F. Jones 33060255 USAAF POW -
Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt. P.E. Miskinis 32739849 USAAF EVD -
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. S.A. Polito 32852598 USAAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
- MACR 3651

Version September, 2022