Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T5254
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
14 Feb 45 Bombing Dresden
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress G 43-38405 YB-D 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 800 metres north 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

Version February, 2023