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43-39071 unknown name LOST 3-4-45

B-17G-100-BO

 

November 23, 1944 Delivered to Lincoln

December 15, 1944 to Grenier

December 19, 1944 Assigned to the 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Sherkenbai

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Sherkenp

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Thompson

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach            Leaflets only.

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Scherkenbach

 

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-39071 B/K 18BS Parsons            

Mid-air Collision over France at Mandres (Z-2691). See below.

 

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 B-17G 43-39071 B/K Collided with aircraft 338 during assembly. One plane came down into the other from above. The tail came off the lower aircraft and half of the wing exploded, the two sections falling seperately. The upper aircraft lost a wing tip and spun out of control into the clouds. One chute reported.  With 18BS. Pilot: Parsons.  No Missing Air Crew Report. 9 Killed in Action.

KIA PARSONS DEAN M   (P)                           2 LT        18            O-778933

KIA WEBB KENNETH R  (CP)                          2 LT        18            O-781723

KIA HEYN ROBERT W (N)                               F/O         18            T-134698                OH

KIA LEWIS PAUL T JR      (Tog)                      SGT        18            33746644

KIA MIERLY HARRY R (E)                               SGT        18            33758788

KIA COHEN MILTON S (R)                              SGT        18            36589718

KIA MORGAN NORMAN L (BT)                    SGT        18            38608770                TX

KIA CLAYTON VIRGIL R (WG)                       SGT        18            39726440

KIA GROSS MARK S (TG)                                SGT        18            37625231