Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T5263
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Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
16 Feb 45 Bombing Gelsenkirchen Maid to Order
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress G 42-97869 IY-A 401BG/615BS USAAF Deenethorpe
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1430 Hit by Flak over Gelsenkirchen Crashed Hardenberg - Rheezerveen Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 1/Lt. E.A. Hansen O-772360 USAAF KIA USA
Co-Pilot F/O. J.S. Chuderewicz T-4671 USAAF POW -
Navigator 2/Lt. M. Greenberg O-1997849 USAAF POW -
Bombardier S/Sgt. J.L. Morrison 17181731 USAAF POW -
Radio Operator Sgt. J.V. Del Torto 32940850 USAAF KIA Margraten K-16-8 Initially buried Hardenberg
Top Turret Gunner T/Sgt. R.A. Miller 17155093 USAAF EVD - evader, hiding in Zuidwolde area
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. W.T. Brunson 38555031 USAAF KIA Margraten B-10-1 Initially buried Hardenberg
Waist Gunner S/Sgt. A.A. Karcher 36751903 USAAF POW -
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. L.M. Mc Knight 34795493 USAAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
- Air War Bulletin 304, page 8-10; Casualty Report by J. Hey based on MACR 12444

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