Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T5256
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
14 Feb 45 - Magdeburg
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Consolidated B-24 J 44-40109 RR- 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. Crew abandoned a/c. 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, Died 19 Dec 45 in USA
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. G. Schaeffer O2000237 USAAF - pow
Navigator 2/Lt. I.L. Simpson O2000254 USAAF - pow
Engineer T/Sgt. R.T. Osborne 34245496 USAAF - pow
Radio Operator T/Sgt. C.F. Hicks jr. 13100446 USAAF - pow
Nose Gunner S/Sgt. G.E. Loeser 36555308 USAAF - pow
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt. M.W. Gray 34735728 USAAF - pow
Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt. H.G. Jones 13088501 USAAF - pow
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. J.E. Brown 31257981 USAAF KIA USA Killed in descent
Wartime Records Background Info
- Casualty Report by Jan Hey based on MACR 12340

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