Dutch Airwar Studygroup 1939-1945

Loss Chart on: T3165

Day or Night of operationOperationTarget
1 Dec 43-Leverkusen
FactoryAircraftMkSerial/Wnr.Call SignUnitAir ForceTO/tAirfield
BoeingB-17G42-31097MS-381BG/535BSUSAAFRidgewell
TimeCause of the CrashCrash LocationDamageProvince
1330Limped home "on the deck", shot down by fighters'Mission Belle' ditched in the river Lek between Nieuw-Lekkerland and StreefkerkZuid-Holland
SourceMag / PageAdditional sources
Verliesregister 1939-1945 SGLO87Casualty Report by Jan Hey based on MACR 1661; KTB Gilze Rijen for cause; BA366/13-15
FunctionMil RankIniNameHonMil regAir ForceCemeteryGraveRemark
PilotF/O.H.V.SundeT-061036USAAFMargratenO-9-12Initially buried Nieuw-Lekkerland
Co-Pilot2/Lt.J.W.SweeneyUSAAFSurvivedpow
Navigator2/Lt.R.G.ChristensenUSAAFSurvivedpow
Bombardier2/Lt.O.D.TullyUSAAFSurvivedpow
EngineerS/Sgt.W.P.EnglandUSAAFSurvivedpow
Radio OperatorSgt.C.S.CaranoUSAAFSurvivedpow
Left Waist GunnerSgt.C.A.JosephsonUSAAFSurvivedpow
Right Waist GunnerSgt.C.J.CulverUSAAFSurvivedpow
Ball Turret GunnerSgt.D.C.McCutchen39542283USAAFMargratenJ-3-20
Tail GunnerSgt.J.F.Healy32335119USAAFBelgiumC-5-15Buried Ardennes American Cemetery
Data on those who were killed from: www.CWGC.org www.Volksbund.de www.abmc.gov Design SGLO(V.1000104)
© Dutch Airwar Studygroup 1939-1945 / Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945 Last update October 2019