Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T3948
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
26 Aug 44 - Gelsenkirchen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Boeing B-17 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 U O-817523 USAAF - pow
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. J.Z. Rowe U O-714188 USAAF - pow
Navigator 2/Lt. C.D. Francis U O-717645 USAAF - pow
Bombardier 2/Lt. W.S. Kendall U O-732857 USAAF - pow
Engineer T/Sgt. J.C. Evans U 18192565 USAAF - pow
Radio Operator S/Sgt. D.B. Sturdivant U 19097547 USAAF - pow
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt. J.G. Thornhill U 37621179 USAAF - pow
Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt. A.B. Knowlton U 31384535 USAAF EVD - escaped with help of resistance Epe.
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. R.N. Mosier U 34826568 USAAF - pow
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. N.H. Gordon U 36819163 USAAF KIA Margraten A-5-11 Initially buried at Heerde
Wartime Records Background Info
- MACR 8466; SGLO Bulletin Air War 302/28; Crashreport by Dick Breedijk; T. Schuurman for exact location; AB304/26

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