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War Department Headquarters Army Air Forces
Missing Air Crew Report

Important: This report will be compiled in triplicate by each Army Air Force organization within 48 hours of the time an air crew member is officially reported missing.

1. ORGANIZATION: Location, AAF Station 121. Command or Air Force: 8TH AIR FORCE. Group: 91st Bomb Gp (H). Squadron: 324th Bomb Sq. Detachment: - - -
2. SPECIFY: Point of Departure: AAF Station 121. Course: To Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Intended Destination: Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Type Of Mission: Bombardment.
3. WEATHER CONDITIONS AND VISIBILITY AT TIME OF CRASH OR WHEN LAST REPORTED:
Visibility Limited.
4. GIVE:
(a) Date: 21MAY1943; Time: Unknown, and location: Unknown, of last known whereabouts of missing Aircraft.
(b) Specify whether aircraft was ( ) Last sighted; ( ) Last contacted by radio; ( ) Forced down; ( ) Seen to crash; (X) or information not Available.
5. AICRAFT WAS LOST, OR IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LOST AS A RESULT OF: (check only one);
( ) Enemy Aircraft; ( ) Enemy Anti-Aircraft; ( ) Other Circumstances as follows: Unknown.
6. AIRCRAFT: Type, Model and Series: B-17-F; A.A.F. Serial Number: 41-24515.
7. ENGINES: Type, Model and Series: R-1820-97; A.A.F. Serial Number (a): 41-57433; (b) 42-137283;
(c) 41-41447; (d) 41-58675.
8. INSTALLED WEAPONS (Furnished below Make, Type and Serial Number)
Make, Type. Serial Number
Note: This data not available as records have been destroyed
9. THE PERSONS LISTED BELOW WERE REPORTED AS: (a) Battle Casualty (X) or Non Battle Casualty ( )


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10. NUMBER OF PERSONS ABOARD AIRCRAFT: Crew 10, Passengers 0, Total 10.
Following information listed for personnel aboard Aircraft:

 Crew Position    Name in Full
 (Last name First)  
 Rank    Serial Number  
 Pilot  Fischer, Phillip S.  1st LT.    O-430797
 Co-Pilot  Freschauf, Charles W.     1st LT.  O-662770
 Navigator  Ball, Rollin P.  2nd LT.  O-793974
 Bombardier  Joslin, John W. Jr.  1st LT.  O-727103
 Radio Operator Gunner     Margason, Mark W.  S/SGT.  6555415
 Top Turret Gunner  Harvey, Herbert H.  T/SGT.  39083331
 Tail Turret Gunner     Cole, Robert W.  S/SGT.  11032173
 Tail Gunner  Jones, Jerald H.  S/SGT.  18097038
 Flexible Gunner  Kohn, Sidney L.  S/SGT.  37133071
 Flexible Gunner  Simpson, Willard O.  S/SGT.  37117178

11. IDENTIFY BELOW THOSE PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT AND CHECK APPROPRIATE COLUMN TO INDICATE BASIS FOR SAME:
Name in full      Rank      Serial Number      Contacted by Radio      Last Sighted      Saw Crash
Saw Forced Landing

None

12. IF PERSONNEL ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED, ANSWER YES TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS: (a) Parachutes were used (Blank); (b) Persons were seen walking away from scene of crash (Blank); or (c) any other reason (Specify) (Blank).
13. ATTACH ARIAL PHOTOGRAPH, MAP, CHART, OR SCETCH, SHOWING APPROXIMATE LOCATION WHERE AIRCRAFT WAS LAST SEEN.
14. EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTION OF CRASH, FORCED LANDING, OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES PERTAINING TO MISSING AIRCRAFT.
Note: This Group lost 4 aircraft this date. None were identified. Two were seen to leave the formation, one east of Alte Mollen, one just after target, it headed back to Germany.
15. ATTACH A DESCRIPTION OF THE EXTENT OF SEARCH, IF ANY, AND GIVE NAME, RANK AND SERIAL NUMBER OF OFFICER IN CHARGE. NAME: No Search
Date of report: 6 April 1944


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AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O430797

1 February 1944

SUBJECT: Missing Air Crew Personnel.

TO: Commanding General. Eighth Air Force, A.P.O. 633, c/o Postmaster, New York, N.Y.

1. This headquarters is in receipt of a request for details concerning the circumstances under which First Lieutenant Philip S. Fischer, O430797, 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, was reported missing in action on 21 May 1943.
2. Request that, if available, this headquarters is furnished information, similar to that called for in the Missing Air Crew Report, upon which to base a reply to the next of kin of the abovenamed officer.

For the Commanding General:
T.A. FITZPATRICK
Colonel, A.G.D.,
Air Adjutant General.


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HEADQUARTERS ARMY AIR FORCES
WASHINGTON

AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O430797

1 February 1944

SUBJECT: Missing Air Crew Personnel.

TO: Commanding General. Eighth Air Force, A.P.O. 633, c/o Postmaster, New York, N.Y.

3. This headquarters is in receipt of a request for details concerning the circumstances under which First Lieutenant Philip S. Fischer, O430797, 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, was reported missing in action on 21 May 1943.
4. Request that, if available, this headquarters is furnished information, similar to that called for in the Missing Air Crew Report, upon which to base a beply to the next of kin of the abovenamed officer.

For the Commanding General:
T.A. FITZPATRICK
Colonel, A.G.D.,
Air Adjutant General.

AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O 430 797

1st Ind.

Headquarters Eighth Air Force, APO 634, U.S. Army.

TO: Commanding General, 1st Bombardment Division, APO 634

For compliance with basic communication and return through this Headquarters

By command of Major General DOOLITTLE:
BURNIS ARCHER
Capt. A.G.D.
Asst. Adjutant General


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(Ltr, Hq. AAF, Washington D.C. Subj: Missing Air Crew Personnel, ctd, 1 February 1944).

AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O430797

2nd Ind.

Hq, 1st Bomb Division, APO 634, 6 March 1944

TO: CO, Station 121, APO 534. (Att: Statistical Officer)

For compliance with basic communication.

By command of Brigadier General WILLIAMS:
Capt. AGD
Asst. Adjutant General

AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O430797.

3rd Ind.

CO, Hqs, 91st Bomb Gp (H), APO 634, U.S. Army, 11 March 1944.

TO: CG, Hqs, 1st Bomb Div, APO 634.

1. 1st Lt. Philip S. Fischer, O-430797, reported M.I.A. on mission to Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 21 May 1943. No further information.

For the Commanding Officer:
LOUIS H. MAGEE
Major A.C.,
Adj.


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AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O430797.

4th Ind.

Hq, 1st Bomb Division, APO 634, 15 March 1944

TO: CG, Eighth Air Force, AAF Station 101, APO 634. (Att: 21st Statistical Control Unit).

/s/ RPJ, Jr.

AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O430797.

5th Ind.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH AIR FORCE, APO 634, U.S. ARMY.

29 MARCH 1944

TO: Commanding General, 1st Bombardment Division, APO 557.
Information submitted not sufficient to base a reply to next of kin. Request a Missing Air Crew Report be completed on subject Officer.

By command of Major General DOOLITTLE:
BURNIS ARCHER
Capt. A.G.D.
Asst. Adjutant General

AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O430797.

6th Ind.

Hq, 1st Bomb Division, APO 557, 1 April 1944.

TO: CO, AAF Station 121, APO 557. (Att: Statistical Officer)
For compliance with 5th Ind. and return through this headquarters.

By command of Brigadier General WILLIAMS:
HARRY T. HANCE
Captain, AGD.
Asst. Adjutant General.


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AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.,
O-430797

7th Ind.

CO, Hq, AAF Station No. 121, APO 557, 6 April 1944.
TO: CG, Hq, 1st Bomb Div, APO 557

Basic communication and 5th indorsement complied with

For the Station Commander:
LOUIS H. MAGEE
Major A.C.,
Adj.

1 Incl.
Incl 1 – Missing Air-Crew Report and track chart. (report in trip)
(Lt. PHILIP S. Fischer and crew)

201.62 x AAF 201 – Fischer, Philip S.
O-430797

8th Ind.

HEADQUARTERS, 1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION, APO 557, 8 April 1944.

TO: Commanding General, Eighth Air Force, AAF Station 101, APO 634.
(Att: 21st Statistical Control Unit).

Basic communication complied with.

For the Commanding General:
ROBERTS P. JOHNSON. Jr.
Lieut. Colonel. AGD
Adjutant General

1 Incl: n/c.


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9th Ind.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH AIR FORCE, AAF STATION 101, APO 634.

10 April 1944

TO: Commanding General, ETOUSA, APO 871.

Records this headquarters indicate S/Sgt. Willard O. Sompson, 37117178 as Killed in Action per SOS Casualty Report 449, 23 January 44. Remaining Personnel Missing in Action 21 May 1943

For the Commanding General:
BURNIS ARCHER
Captain A.G.D.
Asst. Adjutant General

1 Incl: n/c.


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10th Ind.

4 319.1
B ETOUSA, APO 871. 14 April 1944.

TO: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington, D.C.

1 Incl: n/c


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7th Ind.

HEADQUARTERS, ARMY AIR FORCES
WASHINGTON

AAF 201 – Kohn, Sidney L.
37133071

28 December 1943

SUBJECT: Missing Air Crew Personnel

TO: Commanding General, Eighth Air Force, APO 633, c/o Postmaster, New York, N.Y.
1. This headquarters is in receipt of a request for details concerning the circumstances under which Staff Sergeant Sidney L. Kohn, 37133071, 91st Bomb Group, was reported missing in action on 21 May 1943.
2. Request that, if available, this headquarters be furnished information, similar to that called for in the Missing Air Crew Report, upon which to base a reply to the next of kin of the above named enlisted man.

For the Commanding General:

T.A. FITZPATRICK
Colonel, A.G.D.
Air Adjutant General

AAF 201 – Kohn, Sidney L.
37133071
1st Ind.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH AIR FORCE, APO 634, U.S. Army

TO: Commanding General, 1st Bombardment Division, APO 634, U.S. Army

For compliance with basic communication through this headquarters.
By command of Lieutenant General DOOLITTLE

Burnis Archer
Capt. A.G.D.
Asst. Adjutant General.


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 HEADQUARTERS ARMY AIR FORCES
WASHINGTON

AAF 201 – Kohn, Sidney L.,
37133071

28 December 1943

SUBJECT: Missing Air Crew Personnel.

TO: Commanding General. Eighth Air Force, A.P.O. 633, c/o Postmaster, New York, N.Y.

3. This headquarters is in receipt of a request for details concerning the circumstances under which Staff Sergeant Sidney L. Kohn, 37133071, 91st Bomb Group, was reported missing in action on 21 May 1943.
4. Request that, if available, this headquarters is furnished information, similar to that called for in the Missing Air Crew Report, upon which to base a beply to the next of kin of the above named enlisted man.

For the Commanding General:
T.A. FITZPATRICK
Colonel, A.G.D.,
Air Adjutant General.

AAF 201 – Kohn, Sidney L.,
37133071

1st Ind.

Headquarters Eighth Air Force, APO 634, U.S. Army.

TO: Commanding General, 1st Bombardment Division, APO 634

For compliance with basic communication and return through this Headquarters

By command of Major General DOOLITTLE:
BURNIS ARCHER
Capt. A.G.D.
Asst. Adjutant General


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(Con’t, Ltr, AAF, Washington, dtd 28/12/43, Subj: Missing Aircrew Personnel).

29 Feb 1944
P-G-3

AAF 201 – Kohn, Sidney L.
37133071
2nd Ind.
Hq, 1st bomb Division, APO 634, 10 February 1944.
TO: CO, Station 121, APO 634. (Att. Statistical Officer).

For compliance with basic communication through this headquarters.

By command of Bigadier General WILLIAMS:
Roberts P. Johnson, Jr.
Lieut. Colonel, A.G.D.
Adjutant General


3rd Ind.
P-A-1

AAF 201 – Kohn, Sidney L., 37133071

Hqs, 91st Bombardment Group (H), APO 634, 11 February 1944.

TO: CO: Hqs, 1st Bombardment Division, APO 634.
No additional information available. Subject enlisted man member of one of four crews that failed to return from mission on 21 May 1943. Target – Wilhelmshaven.

For the Commanding Officer:
LOUIS H. MAGEE
Major, A.C.,
Adjutant


P-G-3

AAF 201 – Kohn, Sidney L., 37133071

4th Ind.

Hq, 1st Bomb Division, APO 634, 14 February 1944.

TO: CG, Eighth Air Force, AAF Station 101, APO 634.
(Att. Statistical Control Section).

Basic communication complied with:

For the commanding General:
HARRY T. HANCE
Captain AGD
Asst. Adjutant General


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(Ltr, Hq, AAF, Washington, D.C., Subj: “Missing Air Crew Personnel”, dtd 28 Dec 43)

AAF 201 - Kohn, Sidney L.
37133071

5th Ind.
18 Feb 1944

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH AIR FORCE, APO 634, U.S. Army

TO: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington D.C.
(Thru: Commanding General, ETOUSA, APO 871, U.S. Army.)

Basic communication complied with.

For the Commanding General:
Burnis Archer
Capt. A.G.D.
Asst. Adjutant General.

AFK/new

AG 201 – Kohn, Sidney L.

6th Ind.

Hq ETOUSA, APO 871, 22 February 1944.

To: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington D.C.
M.G.


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7th Ind.
AFMAG/FBM/hbr

AAF 201 - Kohn, Sidney L.
37133071

Hq, Army Air Forces, Washington 25, D.C., 8 March 1944.

TO: Commanding General, Eighth Air Forces, A.P.O. 633, c/o Postmaster.
New York, New York.

1. Reference is made to 3rd Indorsement, Hqs, 91st Bombardment Group (H), APO 634.

3. Request that, if available, this headquarters be furnished a list of the crew members serving with Staff Sergeant Sidney L. Kohn, 37133071, on 21 May 1943, and the positions they occupied on the plane.

For the Commanding General:
T.A. FITZPATRICK,
Colonel, A.G.D.
Air Adjutant General.


319.1

ZA-G-2
8th Ind.

201 – Kohn, Sidney L.


HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH AIR FORCE, APO 634, U.S. Army.

16 APR 1944

TO: Commanding General, 1st Bombardment Division, APO 557.

1. Attention invited to paragraph 2, 7th Indorsement.
2. Request Missing Air Crew Report be submitted to furnish information desired.

By Commanding Lieutenant General DOOLITTLE.
Burnis Archer
Capt. A.G.D.
Asst. Adjutant General.


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(Con’t, Ltr, AAF, Wash DC, dtd 28 Dec 43, subject “Missing Aircrew Personnel).

319.1
201 – Kohn, Sidney L.

P-G-3
9th Ind.

HEADQUARTERS 1ST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION, APO 557, 18 April 1944.

TO: Commanding Officer, AAF Station 121, APO 557. (Att. Statistical Officer).

For compliance with par 2, 8th Indorsement and return through this headquarters.

By command of Brigadier General WILLIAMS:
ROBERTS P. JOHNSON
Lieut. Colonel, AGD
Adjutant General.


319.1
201 – Kohn, Sidney L.

P.A.1
10th Ind.

CO, Hq, AAF Sta No. 121, APO 557, 21 April 1944.

TO: CG, HQ, 1st Bomb Div, APO 557.

Paragraph 2, 7th indorsement, complied with.

For the Station Commander:
JOSEPH G. STERLING,
Captain, Air Corps,
Assistant Adjutant.

2 Incls:
Incl 1 – Missing Air-Crew Report and track chart. (report in trip)
(Lt. Fischer, PHILIP S., and crew)
Incl 2 – Receipt, No. 182.


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WAR DEPARTMENT
HEADQUARTERS ARMY AIR FORCES
WASHINGTON
MISSING AIR CREW REPORT

IMPORTANT: This report will be compiled in triplicate by each Army Air Forces organisation within 48 hours of the time an aircraft is officially reported missing.

1. ORGANISATION: Location AAF Station No. 121; Command or Air Force 8th Air Force; Group 91st Bomb Gp (H).; Squadron 324th Bomb Sq.; Detachment ---
2. SPECIFY: Point of Departure AAF Station No. 121; Course To Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Intended Destination Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Type of Mission Bombardment.
3. WEATHER CONDITIONS AND VISIBILITY AT TIME OF CRASH OR WHEN LAST REPORTED: Visibility Limited.
4. GIVE:
a. Date 21 MAY 1943; Time Unknown; and Location Unknown; of last known whereabouts of missing aircraft.
b. Specify whether ( ) Last Sighted; ( ) Last contact by radio; ( ) Forced down; ( ) Seen to crash; or (X) Information not available.
5. AIRCRAFT WAS LOST, OR IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LOST, AS A RESULT OF: (Check only one) ( ) Enemy Aircraft; ( ) Enemy Anti-Aircraft; (X) Other Circumstances as follows Unknown.
6. AIRCRAFT: Type, Model and Series B-17-F; A.A.F. Serial Number: 41-24515
7. ENGINES: Type, Model and Series R-1820-97; A.A.F. Serial Number (a) 41-57433; (b) 42-137281; (c) 41-41447; (d) 41-58675.
8. INSTALLED WEAPONS: (Furnish below Make, Type and Serial Number)
MAKE       TYPE       SERIAL NUMBER

NOTE: This data not available as records have been destroyed.

9. THE PERSONS LISTED BELOW WERE REPORTED AS:
(a) Battle Casualty X
(b) Non-Battle Casualty


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10. NUMBER OF PERSONS ABOARD AIRCRAFT: Crew 10, Passengers 0, Total 10.
Following information listed for personnel aboard Aircraft:

 Crew Position    Name in Full
 (Last name First)  
 Rank    Serial Number  
 Pilot  Fischer, Phillip S.  1st LT.    O-430797
 Co-Pilot  Freschauf, Charles W.     1st LT.  O-662770
 Navigator  Ball, Rollin P.  2nd LT.  O-793974
 Bombardier  Joslin, John W. Jr.  1st LT.  O-727103
 Radio Operator Gunner     Margason, Mark W.  S/SGT.  6555415
 Top Turret Gunner  Harvey, Herbert H.  T/SGT.  39083331
 Tail Turret Gunner     Cole, Robert W.  S/SGT.  11032173
 Tail Gunner  Jones, Jerald H.  S/SGT.  18097038
 Flexible Gunner  Kohn, Sidney L.  S/SGT.  37133071
 Flexible Gunner  Simpson, Willard O.  S/SGT.  37117178

11. IDENTIFY BELOW THOSE PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT AND CHECK APPROPRIATE COLUMN TO INDICATE BASIS FOR SAME:
Name in full     Rank     Serial Number     Contacted by Radio     Last Sighted     Saw Crash     Saw Forced Landing

None

12. IF PERSONNEL ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED, ANSWER YES TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS: (a) Parachutes were used (Blank); (b) Persons were seen walking away from scene of crash (Blank); or (c) any other reason (Specify) (Blank).
13. ATTACH ARIAL PHOTOGRAPH, MAP, CHART, OR SCETCH, SHOWING APPROXIMATE LOCATION WHERE AIRCRAFT WAS LAST SEEN.
14. EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTION OF CRASH, FORCED LANDING, OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES PERTAINING TO MISSING AIRCRAFT.
Note: This Group lost 4 aircraft this date. None were identified. Two were seen to leave the formation, one
east of Alte Mollen, one just after target, it headed back to Germany.
* S/Sgt SIMPSON, Willard O., 37117178, reported Killed in Action per SOS Casualty Report 449, 23 Jan 44.

15. ATTACH A DESCRIPTION OF THE EXTENT OF SEARCH, IF ANY, AND GIVE NAME, RANK AND SERIAL NUMBER OF OFFICER IN CHARGE. NAME: No Search
Date of report: 21 April 1944

(Signature of Preparing Officer)
HARRY W. FIRSTBOOK, 1st Lt., A.C.


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