Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T4782
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
6 Dec 44 Bombing Merseburg Blanco Diablo
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress G 42-102658 447BG/708BS USAAF Rattlesden
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1434 Hit by Flak over target Crashed Belterwiede - Ronduite Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 2/Lt. H.R. De Mallie O-827144 USAAF EVD-POW -
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. R.P. Fuller O-2061923 USAAF EVD -
Navigator F/O. C.S. Olson T-129728 USAAF POW -
Bombardier Sgt. J.H. Marlowe 14181101 USAAF KIA Margraten P-21-14
Radio Operator S/Sgt. H.S. Derr Jr. 13022055 USAAF POW -
Top Turret Gunner Sgt. D.D. Holmes 37751953 USAAF POW -
Ball Turret Gunner Sgt. L.D. Strain 17147555 USAAF POW -
Waist Gunner Sgt. H.J. Rutkowski 16187937 USAAF POW -
Tail Gunner Sgt. L.G. Bishop 38564926 USAAF EVD-POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
- MACR 11052

Version September, 2022