Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3948
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
26 Aug 44 Bombing Gelsenkirchen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress G 42-97204 SO-K 384BG/547BS USAAF Grafton Underwood
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1247 Hit by Flak Crash-landed westside Scholterbos, now Heerderstrand near Heerde Gelderland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 2/Lt. H.W. Rainey O-817523 USAAF POW -
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. J.Z. Rowe O-714188 USAAF POW -
Navigator 2/Lt. C.D. Francis O-717645 USAAF POW -
Bombardier 2/Lt. W.S. Kendall O-732857 USAAF POW -
Engineer T/Sgt. J.C. Evans 18192565 USAAF POW -
Radio Operator S/Sgt. D.B. Sturdivant 19097547 USAAF POW -
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. R.N. Mosier 34826568 USAAF POW -
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt. J.G. Thornhill 37621179 USAAF POW -
Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt. A.B. Knowlton 31384535 USAAF EVD - Helped by Resistance Epe
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. N.H. Gordon 36819163 USAAF KIA Margraten A-5-11 Initially buried Heerde
Wartime Records Background Info
- MACR 8466; SGLO Bulletin Air War 302/28; Crashreport by Dick Breedijk; T. Schuurman for exact location; AB304/26

Version October, 2022