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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Zeb  Kendall  - O-746111

MACR: 03016 FICHE : 01020

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 418th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: E  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Berlin    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: Scattered Clouds 2 - 6/10 undercast    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-03-06 TIME: 12:10 LOCATION: Western Germany

SPECIFY:

Information not available

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 42-30278

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: F  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: 43-57971
B: 42-79914
C: 43-57992
D: 43-57186
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 374194
B: 374198
C: 374199
D: 374180
E: 375081
F: 363633
G: 371991
H: 363636
I: 371801
J: 372693
K: 372699
L: 372698 (m) 371993

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 10 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 10

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Zeb  Kendall 2Lt O-746111
CP Edwin J. Loughran 2Lt O-693691
NAV (N) William R. Thorpe 2Lt O-812009
BOM (B) Clifford Gowen 2Lt O-755044
RAD Leman E. Tutor SSgt 18122364
ENG Melvin A Hickman SSgt 35474083
BAL Reginaldo Aguila Sgt 18232557
WG (W) Matthew C. Aven Sgt 38473776
WG (W) Raymond L. Bridges Sgt 38305984
TG (T) Victor Stoffregen Sgt 15089454

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

   

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Unknown OTHER: None  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
Missing - probably lost to E/A at Haseluene.  A/C #278 was not seen after the first enemy fighter attack at 1200 hours near 5230 N  0715E.  Details of the loss of this A/C are not available.
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

DETAIL:No search made.

PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: WALTER G. BURKE 1st Lt. Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED: 1944-03-06

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Their un-named aircraft 42-30278 was shot down in the great air battle at Haseluene on the (Mission 250) 6 Mar 44 Berlin mission. This great air battle cost the 100th dearly, it occurred at noon on the 6th. In this crew there were no survivors. It is believed they were on either their first or second mission. The exact location of the loss of this aircraft has not been identified. Most likely they were shot down by Luftwaffe fighters.