Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3856A
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
7 Jul 44 Bombing Leipzig
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress G 42-97273 BK-F 384BG/546BS USAAF Grafton Underwood
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
Returned to Grafton Underwood (UK) UK
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 2/Lt. N.V. Pranger O-816357 USAAF SAFE - Returned
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. K.U. Vaden O-820110 USAAF SAFE - Returned
Navigator 2/Lt. E.J. Cheresnik O-757870 USAAF SAFE - Returned
Bombardier 2/Lt. C.E. Wolf O-761488 USAAF SAFE - Returned
Engineer S/Sgt. C.H. Brooker 35628157 USAAF SAFE - Returned
Radio Operator T/Sgt. R.R. Meyer 06988914 USAAF SAFE - Returned
Ball Turret Gunner Sgt. E.R. Browne 11097701 USAAF SAFE - Returned
Waist Gunner Sgt. J.J. Sullivan 32831345 USAAF SAFE - Returned
Tail Gunner Sgt. H.T. Kidwell 35368019 USAAF POW - Captured Steenwijk
Wartime Records Background Info
- Casualty Report by J. Hey based on MACR 7568

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