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Schwartz crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38327 L/R 4BS Schwartz

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8303 B/K 4BS Schwartz        MIA. See below.

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38327 L/R 4BS Schwartz

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8303 B/K 4BS Schwartz        MIA. See below.

 

B-17G 44-8303 B/K Sustained a direct flak hit between #2 engine and the fuselage, immediately bursting into flames which envelope the entire plane. The plane pulled out of the formation, saving other aircraft in the formation, and went into a spin. The aircraft exploded after about three turns at about 12,000 feet. Some crews saw maybe two chutes. Missing Air Crew Report unnumbered? Check #9368

KIA SCHWARTZ SERAPHIN E (P)                 2 LT        4              O-817543                15            ROCHESTER NY

KIA EIKE RICHARD J (CP)                               2 LT        4              O-820975                14            ROCHESTER NY

POW SMITH THOMAS H (N)                          1 LT        18            O-702973                28

KIA McBEE IRA C (B)                                        F/O         4              T-123076                28            EUREKA SPRINGS AR

KIA RENTZ BENNETT J (NT)                          S/SGT     4              37563573                14            MANKATO MN 

KIA BAKER LESLIE H (E/TT)                           T/SGT    4              34670946                14            RED SPRINGS NC

KIA PAYNE DAVID W (R)                                S/SGT     4              38158364                3              SAN ANTONIO TX

POW WALTERS EARL O (WG)                       S/SGT     4              33633012                12

KIA DOUGLAS HENRY L (TG)                         S/SGT     4              14092282                9              LA FOLLETTE TN