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Kassel Mission Squadrons

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(Crew positions are shown as listed in the individual MACR's. Some variations are known to have occurred.)

700th B24J # 42-50784 ( Hardstand 7) Crash-landed at Metz-Frescaty Airfield, France
Position 4, High Right Element
  1stLt   French   John  E   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Cochran   Robert  D   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  F/O   Tims   Robert   T   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Fiske   Fred   N   Radio Operator...call letter D+ (Dog)   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Greenly   David   A   Nose Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Huddleston   Charles   A   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Corman   James   E   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Jacobs   William   L   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Schwartz   Herbert   R   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

700th B24H # 42-95078 (Runway 27) Crashed 2 Km Southwest of Richelsdorf, Germany MACR 9396
Position 12, Slot Element
  2ndLt   Hansen   Robert   N   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Bridges   Herbert   C Jr   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Pile   Porter   M   Navigator   KIA
  2ndLt   Woodley   John   C   Bombardier   Stalag Luft I
  T/Sgt   Triplett   James   M   Radio Operator...call letter C + (Charley)   KIA
  S/Sgt   Howell   S   E Jr   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Hornsby   Elwyn   J   Waist Gunner   Stalag 9C
  T/Sgt   Palmer   Charles   C Jr   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Bode   Ralph   H   Tail Gunner   KIA

700th B24J # 42-51547 ( Hardstand 48) Returned to Tibenham
Position 2, Lead Element   Deputy Lead
  Capt   Graham   James   M   Deputy Group Commander   Returned to Duty
  Capt   Uebelhoer   Wilbur "Web"   L   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Hart   Billy   B   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Whitefield   Donald   D   Navigator (Dead Reckoning)   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Fluhr   James   P   Navigator (Radar)   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Scheu   Mervin   V   Navigator (Pilotage)   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Kugel   Arthur   NMN   Bombardier   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Sims   Robert   L   Radio Operator...call letter E+ (Easy)   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Cabral   Santos   B   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Mesrobian   Haig   NMN   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Shinske   John   C   Spare Gunner   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Skomro   Joseph   J   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Hubicz   John   S   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

700th B24J # 42-110022 (Runway 27) "Patches" Crashed at Iba, Germany MACR 9399
Position 9, Low Left Element
  1stLt   Carrow   Raphael   E   Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Brainard   Newell   W   Co-Pilot   KIA
  2nd Lt   Austin   George   R   Navigator/Bombardier   KIA
  T/Sgt   Belouski   Roy   A   Radio Operator...call letter F+ (Fox)   KIA
  S/Sgt   Panconi   Victor   J   Nose Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Loether   Charles   W   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Dengler   Nicholas   H   Waist Gunner  POW > >
  T/Sgt   Tocket   Louis   T   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Ledin   Herbert   A   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

700th B24H # 42-94810 (Runway 27) "Terrible Terry's Terror" Crash-landed 12 Km East of Lille, France
Position 3, Lead Element
  1stLt   Hunter   William   F   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Ferryman   Lee   D   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Keams   Robert   H   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Smith   George   E   Bombardier   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Spera   Thomas   G   Photographer/Observer   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Ratchford   Robert   H   Engineer   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Monzingo   Jake   S   Radio Operator...call letter J+ (Jig)   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Cannon   Robert   J   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Selser   Joseph   A   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Sarber   Robert   W   Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Schaffer   Fred   C   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

700th B24J # 44-10497 (Hardstand 2A) Crashed at Lauchroden, Germany MACR 9384
Position 7, Low Left Element
  1stLt   Pearson   Ralph   H   Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Dimick   Nelson   L   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Stearns   Arthur   E   Navigator   KIA
  F/O   Henrikson   Henry   J   Bombardier   KIA
  T/Sgt   O'Keefe   Doye   L   Radio Operator...call letter P + (Peter)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Tachovsky   Harry   F   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Loving   John   M   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  T/Sgt   Johnson   Robert   D   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Galyon   Dwight   F   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

700th B24H # 42-95128 (Hardstand 51) "Bonnie Vee" Crashed 1 Km West of Richelsdorf, Germany MACR 9397
Position 5, High Right Element
  2ndLt   Bruce   William   S   Pilot   Stalag Luft lll
  1stLt   Willet   John   P Jr   Co-Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Abraham   Daniel   A   Navigator   KIA
  2ndLt   Appleton   Daniel   H   Bombardier   KIA
  T/Sgt   Pogovich   Peter     Radio Operator...call letter R_+ (Roger)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Fleming   William   J   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Paulus   Fred   A   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Hess   Calvin   F   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Shaffer   Glenn   H   Tail Gunner   KIA

700th B24H # 42-95210 (Runway 27) Crash-landed at Brussels, Belgium
Position 10, Slot Element
  1stLt   Heitz   Raymond   V   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Vedera   Harold   T   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Leary   John   F   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Drake   Edward   J   Bombardier   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Mack   Fabian   S   Radio Operator...call letter U + (Uncle)   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Ochevsky   Louis   NMN   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Palm   Elroy   W   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Harrison   Homer   P   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Watson   Maynard   B   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

701st B24J # 42-50855 (Hardstand 40) Landed at Manston Emergency Field Kent, England
Position 27, Lead Element
  2ndLt   Dewey   William   R   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Boykin   William   L   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Bailey   Herbert   E   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Ellson   John   E   Radio Operator...call letter A + (Able)   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Medlock   Leslie   I   Nose Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Bartkow   Walter   J   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Johnson   George   R   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Craig   Charles   O   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Montanez   Reuben   A   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

701st B24J # 42-50710 (Hardstand 36) "Maria Lupine" Returned to Tibenham
Position 25, Lead Element
  1stLt   Smith   Donald   H   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Lerch   Adolph   F   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Carpenter   William   O   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Smith   Clarence   H Jr   Bombardier   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Klinefelter   William   R   Radio Operator...call letter E + (Easy)   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Capuano   Anthony   NMN   Nose Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Cowart   Curtis   V   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Laswell   Jack   NMN   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Davis   Lonnie   O   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  Sgt   Gray   Eldon   E   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

701st B24H # 42-51105 (Hardstand 36) "Sweetest Rose of Texas" Returned to Tibenham
Position 33, Low Left Element
  1stLt   Swofford   Paul   NMN   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Smith   Ward   A   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  F/O   Dobek   Henry   W   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Thum   Eugene   F   Radio Operator...call letter O+ (Oboe)   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   DeShazor   Marvin   E   Nose Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Dykes   Willard   R   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Waller   Joseph   V   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Vosburgh   Phillip   Jr   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Pimpinelli   Timothy   NMN   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

701st B24H # 41-28922 (Hardstand 34) "Texas Rose" Crashed at Giessen am Schiffenberg, Germany MACR 9386
Position 36, Slot Element
  2ndLt   Bruland   Palmer   M   Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Belitsos   Peter   S   Co-Pilot   Dulag Luft Xll
  2ndLt   Cuddy   Norman   J   Navigator   Stalag Luft I
  T/Sgt   Boman   James   H   Radio Operator...call letter Q+ (Queen)  POW
  Sgt   Flach   Ferdinand   E   Nose Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Huffman   Lee   R   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Sullivan   Hugh   J   Waist Gunner   POW
  S/Sgt   Gray   Stephen   J   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Dove   Charles   M   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

701st B24J # 42-50579 (Hardsdtand 34) "Little Audrey" Crashed 18 Km Southwest of Koblenz, Germany MACR 9761
Position 34, Slot Element
  2ndLt   Reynolds   Donald   N   Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Robinson   Herbert   T   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  1stLt   Withey   James   T   Navigator/Bombardier   Stalag Luft I
  S/Sgt   Sheehan   Robert   C   Radio Operator...call letter R+ (Roger)   Stalag Luft IV
  Sgt   Long   Robert   M   Nose Turret Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Danner   Maynard   R   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  Sgt   Larsen   Lars   E   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Engleman   James   T   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  Sgt   Twigg   Harry   G   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

701st B24H # 42-94863 (Hardstand 40) "Ole Baldy" Crashed 2 Km South of Cornberg, Germany MACR 9395
Position 31, Low Left Element
  2ndLt   Golden   William   F   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Christie   Robert   C   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Boomhower   Edmund   F   Navigator   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Boecher   Theodore   C   Bombardier   Stalag Luft III
  S/Sgt   Erickson   Jack   M   Radio Operator...call letter T+ (Tare)   Stalag Luft IV
  Sgt   Bagley   Robert   R   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  Sgt   Feltus   Edward   H   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  T/Sgt   Romine   Earl   C   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  Sgt   Stewart   Norman   J   Tail Gunner   KIA

701st B24J # 44-10490 (Hardstand 39) "Jane" Crashed at Lauchroden, Germany MACR 9383
Position 26, Lead Element
  1stLt   Walther   Edgar   N   Pilot   Stalag 9C
  2ndLt   Geiszler   Martin   Jr   Co-Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Brower   Ross   B   Navigator   KIA
  2ndLt   Meeks   Kenneth   L   Navigator/Nose Turret Gunner   KIA
  2ndLt   Becker   John   J   Bombardier   KIA
  T/Sgt   Bergquist   Glenn   RA   Radio Operator...call letter Z+ (Zebra)   KIA
  S/Sgt   Hollis   Norman   A   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Wise   John   F   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Vernor   Richard   W   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Mann   Milo   R   Tail Gunner   KIA

702nd B24H # 41-29542 (Hardstand 31A) Crashed 1 Km East of Doringsdorf, Germany MACR 9570
Position 15, Lead Element
  2ndLt   Jones   Howard   A   Pilot    POW
  2ndLt   Allen   Harold   P   Co-Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Fulton   Robert   J   Navigator    POW
  2ndLt   Wilski   Joseph   A   Bombardier   Stalag Luft I
  T/Sgt   Stremme   William   C   Radio Operator...call letter A (Able)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Lee   Milton   H   Nose Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Pendleton   Warren   B   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft I
  S/Sgt   Paulus   Raymond   J   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Frattta   Andrew   NMN   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Meier   Willis   A   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft I

702nd B24H # 42-50340 (Hardstand 31) "Annie McFannie" Crashed 1 Km Northeast of Archfeld, Germany MACR 9389
Position 21, Low Left Element
  2ndLt   Potts   Herbert   NMN   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Kathol   Gerald   J   Co-Pilot   Stalag 9C
  2ndLt   Zornow   Dale   F   Navigator   KIA
  2ndLt   Freybler   James   R   Bombardier   KIA
  S/Sgt   Biasetti   Ernest   J   Radio Operator...call letter B (Baker)   Stalag Luft IV
  Sgt   Scott   Roger   L   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft III
  Sgt   Johnson   Olin   D   Waist Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Broadway   Henry   Jr   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Silverman   Rogers   NMN   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

702nd B24J # 44-10511 (Hardstand 33A) Crashed 3.5 Km Northwest of Gerstungen, Germany MACR 9385
Position 19, Low Left Element
  1stLt   Schaen   James   W   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   McGough   Bobby   C   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft III
  2ndLt   Bean   Corman   H   Navigator   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Collar   Geroge   M   Bombardier   Stalag Luft I
  T/Sgt   Collins   Robert   L   Radio Operator...call letter C (Charley)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Parsons   Richard   L   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Johnson   Edward   J   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Eppley   George   S   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Hurt   Brian   J   Tail Gunner   KIA

702nd B24J # 42-100308 (Hardstand 31) "Our Gal" Crashed 5 Km Northwest of Gerstungen, Germany MACR 9763
Position 23, Slot Element
  2ndLt   Warman   Leslie   E   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Johnston   Robert   C   Co-Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Costley   Francis   W   Navigator   KIA
  S/Sgt   Smith   Douglas   P   Radio Operator...call letter Q (Queen)   KIA
  S/Sgt   Barnish   Francis   RE   Nose Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Pakestein   Charles   G   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Ray   Raymond   W   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Brown   Wilbur   E   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag 9C
  S/Sgt   Forster   Carl   W   Tail Gunner   KIA

702nd B24H # 42-50324 (Hardstand 23) "Eileen" Crashed 2.5 Km Southeast of Ulfen, Germany MACR 9388
Position 17, High Right Element
  1stLt   Brent   Donald   E   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   George   Walter   E Jr   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Mercier   Harold   M   Bombardier   KIA
  S/Sgt   Linkletter   George   B   Nose Turret Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Weiner   Sammy   S   Radio Operator...call letter S (Sugar)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Larsen   Donald   W   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Smisek   Milton   C   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Galuszewski   Constantine   S   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner  POW
  S/Sgt   Watts   Woodard   C   Tail Gunner   KIA

702nd B24J # 42-100331 (Hardstand 30) "Percy" Crash-landed at Old Buckenham near Tibenham
Position 24, Slot Element
  1stLt   Krivik   Stanley   E   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Trotta   Leonard   R   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  F/O   Dale   Daniel   J   Navigator   KIA
  T/Sgt   Cadden   John   V   Radio Operator...call letter U (Uncle)   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Stromberg   Clifford   N   Nose Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Paul   James   R   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Rand   William   C   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Bugalecki   Donald   R   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Puto   Henry   A   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

702nd B24H # 42-50321 (Hardstand 25) "Fort Worth Maid" Crashed 1.5 Km West of Herleshausen, Germany MACR 9911
Position 14, Lead Element
  1stLt   Sollien   Carl   J   Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Koenig   William   H   Co-Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Hudelson   Wesley   L   Navigator   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Dent   John   D   Navigator (Pilotage)   KIA
  1stLt   MacGregor   Malcolm   J   Bombardier   Stalag Luft l
  T/Sgt   Graham   Charles   J   Radio Operator...call letter V (Victor)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Bridgeo   James   L   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Imhoff   Robert   C   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Stephens   William   C   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Miller   Ammi   H   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

702nd B24J # 42-50961 (Hardstand 22) Crashed at Grebenau, Germany MACR 9571
Position 13, Lead Element
  1stLt   Miner   Reginald   R   Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  1stLt   Chima   Virgil   NMN   Co-Pilot   KIA
  1stLt   Bertram   Francis   J   Navigator   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Henard   Branch   H Jr   Navigator (Radar)   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Jackson   Charles   W   Navigator (Pilotage)   Stalag Luft I
  1stLt   Omick   John   V   Bombardier   Stalag 9C
  S/Sgt   Gilfoil   Joseph   H   Radio Operator...call letter W (Whiskey)   KIA
  S/Sgt   Lamberson   Arthur   W   Ball Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Bowers   Lawrence   S   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Thornton   Mertis   C Jr   Waist Gunner  POW
  T/Sgt   Ault   Robert   M   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft III
  S/Sgt   Kitchens   Alvis   O   Tail Gunner   Stalag 9C

702nd B24H # 42-50383 (Hardstand 32) "King Kong" Crashed 2 Km Northeast of Braunhausen, Germany MACR 9390
Position 16, High Right Element
  1stLt   Baynham   James   C   Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Bousquet   Charles   M   Co-Pilot  POW
  2ndLt   Cowgill   John   W   Navigator   KIA
  2ndLt   Scala   Hector   V   Bombardier   KIA
  T/Sgt   Fields   James   T   Radio Operator...call letter X (X-Ray)   KIA
  S/Sgt   Lemons   John "Ray"   R Jr   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Byrd   Olen   C   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Boldt   Howard   L   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag 9C
  S/Sgt   Knox   John   W   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft III

702nd B24H # 42-51287 (Hardstand 29) Crashed 1 Km Northeast of Nesselroden, Germany MACR 9391
Position 22, Slot Element
  1stLt   Donald   Myron   H   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Smith   Frank   C   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Smith   Eric   W Jr   Navigator   Stalag Luft I
  1stLt   Weinstein   Ira   P   Bombardier   Stalag Luft I
  T/Sgt   Stidham   Jack   B   Radio Operator...call letter Y (Yoke)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   McEntee   James   L   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Walston   Walter   J   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Kielar   Anthony   NMN   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Modlin   Lawrence   A   Tail Gunner   KIA

703rd B24J # 42-51541 (Hardstand 17) Crashed 1.8Km East of Freidlos, Germany MACR9394
Position 1, Lead Element   Lead
  Major   McCoy   Donald   W   C.O.700th/Wing Commander   KIA
  Capt   Chilton   John   H   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Sutherland   Harold   E   Co-Pilot   KIA
  1stLt   Trefethen   Parker   S   Bombardier   Stalag Luft III
  2ndLt   Hudson   Carlton   V   Navigator (Pilotage)   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Johnson   Cloys   V   Navigator (Radar)   Stalag Luft I
  1stLt   Ische   Raymond   E   Navigator (Dead Reckoning)   KIA
  T/Sgt   Sloane   William   J   Radio Operator...call letter H (How)   Stalag 9C
  S/Sgt   McCormick   Glen   S   Ball Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Briggs   Merle   R   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Shay   Robert   E   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Sturdy   Howard   L   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Mills   Donald   W   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

703rd B24J # 42-109789 (Hardstand 12) "Mairzy Doats" Crashed 11 Km West of Koblenz, Germany MACR 9398
Position 11, Slot Element
  1stLt   Hautman   Edward   F   Pilot   KIA
  2nd Lt   Snidow   Carroll   G   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Jones   Maynard   L   Navigator   See below
  T/Sgt   Giesler   Harold   W   Radio Operator...call letter A (Able)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Maupin   Dale   C   Nose Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Tarbert   John   A   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Howe   Orvel   G   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  T/Sgt   Land   Thomas   V   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Waldron   Gordon   F   Tail Gunner   KIA

703rd B24J # 42-50811 (Hardstand 18) "Patty Girl" Returned to Tibenham
Position 37, Lead Element
  1stLt   Isom   Cecil   T   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Justus   Lonnie   G   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Sprague   Wayne   R Jr   Bombardier   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Shay   Arthur   NMN   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  1stLt   Heisel   Jay   L Jr   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Reinman   John   J   Radio Operator...call letter E (Easy)   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Barnes   Edward   NMN   Engineer   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Wagner   William   E   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Dickerson   Paul   M   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Bailey   Kyle   C   Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Phillips   Raymond   R   Tail Gunner   Returned to Duty

703rd B24J # 42-51549 (Hardstand 13) Landed at Manston Emergency Field Kent, England
Position 39, Lead Element
  1stLt   Mercer   Jackson   C   Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Pouliot   Leo   P   Co-Pilot   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Fandler   Milton   H   Navigator   Returned to Duty
  2ndLt   Noorigian   George   NMN   Bombardier   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Bennet   Robert   F   Radio Operator...call letter G (George)   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Hoiten   Ted   E   Nose Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Selway   Donald   L   Waist Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Wheaton   Harry L   L   Waist Gunnner   Returned to Duty
  T/Sgt   Kribs   Kenneth   W   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Returned to Duty
  S/Sgt   Lied   Harry   J   Tail Gunnner   Returned to Duty

703rd B24J # 42-51342 (Hardstand 14) "Fridget Bridget" Crashed 1 Km North of Breitau, Germany MACR 9392
Position 38, Lead Element
  1stLt   Johnson   Joseph   E   Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Kelly   Edward   M   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Bateman   Herbert   M   Navigator   KIA
  2ndLt   Flickner   William   E   Navigator/Nose Turret Gunner   KIA
  1stLt   Dowling   James   E   Bombardier   Stalag Luft I
  T/Sgt   Reilly   Charles   H   Radio Operator...call letter I (Item)   Stalag Luft III
  S/Sgt   Sisco   Rubin   J   Waist Gunner  POW
  S/Sgt   Baldwin   Alan   M   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  T/Sgt   Eisenman   Arthur   F   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Jackson   Floyd   L   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

703rd B24J # 42-51355 (Hardstand 19) Crashed 6 Km Northwest of Eisenach, Germany MACR 9393
Position 40, High Right Element
  2ndLt   Bolin   Roy   E   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Barben   Laurence   G   Co-Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Ajello   Louis   P   Navigator   KIA
  2ndLt   Armstrong   Truman   Jr   Bombardier   KIA
  S/Sgt   Aaron   William   NMN   Radio Operator...call letter K (King)   KIA
  S/Sgt   Frederiksen   Tage   R   Waist Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Oleson   Robert   W   Waist Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Weatherly   Charles   E   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Schooley   Orland   J   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft III

703rd B24H # 41-29579 (Hardstand 10) "Clay Pidgeon" Crashed 1 Km Southwest of Lindenau, Germany MACR 9387
Position 43, Low Left Element
  1stLt   Elder   Oliver   B   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Ellender   Roy   E   Co-Pilot   Stalag Luft I
  1stLt   Whidden   Harold   P Jr   Navigator   Stalag Luft I
  2ndLt   Vergos   Charles   NMN   Bombardier   KIA
  T/Sgt   Donahue   John   J   Radio Operator...call letter N (Nan)   KIA
  S/Sgt   Durr   John   L   Waist Gunner   Stalag 9B
  S/Sgt   Deckert   Charles   J Jr   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  T/Sgt   DeVries   Paul   E   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner  POW
  S/Sgt   Morse   Stanley   H   Tail Gunner   KIA

703rd B24J # 42-51532 (Hardstand 15) "Hot Rock" Crashed 1.5 Km North of Honebach, Germany MACR 9572
Position 46, Slot Element
  1stLt   Mowat   William   J   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Smets   Orville   P   Co-Pilot   KIA
  F/O   Spingler   John   L   Navigator/Bombardier   KIA
  T/Sgt   Groves   Earl   B   Radio Operator...call letter P (Peter)   KIA
  S/GT   Lello   Sylvester   V   Nose Turret Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Neher   John   B Jr   Waist Gunner   KIA
  S/Sgt   Williams   Everette   L   Waist Gunner   KIA
  T/Sgt   Myers   Theodore   J   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Plesa   Frank   T   Tail Gunner   Stalag 9C

703rd B24J # 42-110073 (Hardstand 28) Crashed 1.8 Km Southwest of Lauchroden, Germany MACR 9400
Position 45, Low Left Element
  2ndLt   Seeds   Andrew   G   Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Luongo   Michael   J   Co-Pilot   KIA
  2ndLt   Bibb   Thomas   C   Navigator   KIA
  2ndLt   Sirl   Joseph   F   Bombardier   KIA
  S/Sgt   Buch   John   E Jr   Radio Operator...call letter O (Oboe)   KIA
  Sgt   Mischel   Sigmund   C   Waist Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Crowley   James   J   Waist Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Douglas   James   M   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA
  Sgt   Wheeler   Clare   L   Tail Gunner   KIA

703rd B24H # 42-51080 (Hardstand 20) Crashed 400m South of Hessisch Lichtenau-Reichenbach, Germany MACR 9762
Position 47, Slot Element
  1stLt   Fromm   Richard   A   Pilot   Stalag 7A
  2ndLt   Globis   Edward   A   Co-Pilot   KIA
  1stLt   McCann   Charles   B   Navigator/Bombardier   POW
  T/Sgt   Rackis   Joseph   J   Radio Operator...call letter U (Uncle)   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Bence   Raymond   E Jr   Nose Turret Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Williams   Joseph   F   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  S/Sgt   Brower   William   N   Waist Gunner   Stalag Luft IV
  T/Sgt   Lene   Russel   C   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   POW
  S/Sgt   Coffin   Lee   H   Tail Gunner   Stalag Luft IV

Kassel Mission Aborts:

701st B24H #42-94939 (Hardstand 35A) "Heavenly Babe" Had engine problems.
Position 28, High Right Element, Slot Squadron
  1stLt   Wilkens   Wilbur   R   Pilot   Returned to Tibenham
  2ndLt   Tubergen   Gary   V Jr   Co-Pilot  
  2ndLt   Sadowski   Francis   J   Navigator  
  S/Sgt   Gutowsky   Joe   A   Nose Turret Gunner  
  T/Sgt   Price   Junius   C   Flight Engineer  
  Sgt   Welch   Donald   N   Radio Operator...call letter S+ (Sugar)  
  Sgt   McFadden   Walter   G   Waist Gunner  
  Sgt   Crespolini   Americo   A   Waist Gunner  
  Sgt   Craig   Otis   D   Tail Gunner  

701st B24H #42-94921 (Hardstand 44) "Tahelenbak" Engine knocked out by flak.
Position 29, High Right Element. Slot Squadron
  2ndLt   McClelland   Donald   C   Pilot   Returned to Tibenham
  2ndLt   Hanson   William   E   Co-pilot  
  2ndLt   Seltzer   Norman   L   Navigator  
  2ndLt   Mitchell   William   E   Bombardier  
  Sgt   Morrow   George   T   Engineer/Top Turret Gunner  
  S/Sgt   De Santis   Robert   G   Radio Operator...call letter B + (Baker)  
  Sgt   Block   Ernest   NMN   Waist Gunner  
  Sgt   Barron   John   A   Waist Gunner  
  Sgt   Nimo   Jack   E   Tail Gunner  

703rd B24J #44-40250 (Hardstand 19) Failed to Launch. Slashed tire on runway (didn't launch).
Position 41, High Right Element, High Right Squadron
  2ndLt   Schneider   Rene   J   Pilot   Failed to Launch
  1stLt   Hogel   Carl   A   Co-Pilot  
  1stLt   Foster   William   M   Navigator  
  2ndLt   Taylor   William   R   Bombardier  
  S/Sgt   Hansen   Fredrick   L   Nose Turret Gunner  
  S/Sgt   Turrin   Sevarious   J   Flight Engineer  
  T/Sgt   Wosniack   Joseph   J   Radio Operator...call letter O (Oboe)  
  Sgt   Tolbert   Harry   R   Ball Turet Gunner  
  S/Sgt   MacCallum-Mhor   Stuart   F   Waist Gunner  
  S/Sgt   Steffens   Earl   L   Waist Gunner  
  S/Sgt   Fong   Douglas   H   Tail Gunner  

701st B24J #44-40294 (Hardstand 39) "Slossie" Tail Gunner Sgt Charles Summer became sick.
Position 35, Slot Element, Slot Squadron
  2ndLt   Frost   Keith   L   Pilot   Returned to Tibenham
  2ndLt   Griswold   Truman   L   Co-Pilot  
  2ndLt   Klieger   Hermann   I   Navigator  
  Sgt   Long   Robert   M   Nose Turet Gunner  
  T/Sgt   Mchafer   R  NMN   Flight Engineer  
  T/Sgt   Ecker   Milton   R   Radio Operator...call letter C + (Charlie  
  Sgt   Hughes   Warren   W   Waist Gunner  
  Sgt   Mason   George   H   Waist Gunner  
  Sgt   Summers   Charles   H   Tail Gunner  

Lt Jones was hospitalized at Andernach.
Two months later he was transferred to the hospital
at Obermassfeld via the Interrogation Center in Frankfort.
Later still he was transferred to a hospital in Mensingen.

Duane Giesler