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Raver crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen  (slight battle damage)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Raver

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen               Aborted - #2 engine out.

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38419 E/E 7BS Raver               Lost MIA. See below.

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen  (slight battle damage)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Raver

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen               Aborted - #2 engine out.

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38419 E/E 7BS Raver               Lost MIA. See below.

 

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 B-17G 43-38419 E/E Missing in Action Derben flak. Aircraft was hit by flak in the right wing. Aircraft rolled over almost like in a slow roll, during which time the outer wing panel tore away, just to the left of the outer engine nacelle. All four engines were still running as the aircraft went into a spin, going straight down. No fires were seen and no chutes observed. Some crews report this plane as exploding at about 15,000 feet. Crashed Eggenstedt, Germany. With 7BS. Pilot: Raver. Missing Air Crew Report  # 11567. 7 Killed in Action, 2 Prisoner of War.

KIA RAVER JACOB T (P)                                  2 LT        7              O-767647                32            GLEN ROCK PA

KIA KIEFER DEANE W (CP)                            2 LT        7              O-721117                  1            LAWRENCE KS

KIA ZUMPANO JOSEPH L (B)                         1 LT        7              O-698626                34            WILKES BARRE PA

KIA HUHTA WILLIAM O (R)                          T/SGT    7              15374748                31            ASHTABULA OH

KIA SINGER JOHN L (E)                                    T/SGT    7              36480864                32            PONTIAC IL

KIA BAILEY EDWIN C (TG)                             SGT        7              17149190                  1            RED OAK IA

KIA FRANCIS DAVID (Tog)                            S/SGT     7              34012903                10            SOMERSET KY

POW ERWN CLAYTON (BT)                           S/SGT     7              35772281                31            UPPER TYGART KY

POW HANKIN ERVIN W (TT)                         S/SGT     7              17130631                32            SIOUX FALLS SD