Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T5256
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
14 Feb 45 Bombing Magdeburg
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Consolidated B-24 Liberator J 44-40109 RR-H 389BG/566BS USAAF Hethel
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1630 Hit over target, and was fired upon just off the Dutch coast. Crashed into the Haringvliet Zuid-Holland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 1/Lt. J. Weiss O-558545 USAAF POW - Bailed out
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. G. Schaeffer O-2000237 USAAF POW - Bailed out
Navigator 2/Lt. I.L. Simpson O-2000254 USAAF POW - Bailed out
Engineer T/Sgt. R.T. Osborne 34245496 USAAF POW - Bailed out
Radio Operator T/Sgt. C.F. Hicks jr. 13100446 USAAF POW - Bailed out
Nose Gunner S/Sgt. G.E. Loeser 36555308 USAAF POW - Bailed out
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt. M.W. Gray 34735728 USAAF POW - Bailed out
Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt. H.G. Jones 13088501 USAAF POW - Bailed out
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. J.E. Brown 31257981 USAAF KIA USA Killed by small arms while parachuting
Wartime Records Background Info
- Casualty Report by Jan Hey based on MACR 12340; Bishop & Hey & Cillessen & Franken, 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, January-March 1945', page 148

Version February, 2023