Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T5254
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
14 Feb 45 - Dresden
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Boeing B-17 G 43-38405 YB- 351BG/508BS USAAF Polebrook
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1100 Crippled by Flak on the Dutch Coast near Egmond Crash landed in the 'Westzaan Polder' 2 km s of Wormerveer Noord-Holland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 1/Lt. C.E. Ash O-926050 USAAF - pow, wounded
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. N. Benedict O-774922 USAAF - pow, wounded
Bombardier 1/Lt. R.W. Hays O-776547 USAAF KIA USA Initially bureid Ardennes American Cem. Belgium
Engineer T/Sgt. R.W. Pierce 13067999 USAAF - pow
Radio Operator S/Sgt. W.E. Brady 13170985 USAAF - pow, wounded
Nose Gunner Sgt. A.A. Nicholas 1140785 USAAF - pow
Ball Turret Gunner Sgt. J.R. Norbo 35917673 USAAF - pow
Waist Gunner Sgt. K. Graser 39909100 USAAF - pow
Tail Gunner Sgt. L.D. Anderson 37707945 USAAF - pow
Wartime Records Background Info
- Casualty Report by J. Hey based on MACR 12334

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