Missing Air Crew Report (M.A.C.R.) 9564

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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 organization within 48 hours of the time an air crew member is officially reported missing.
1. ORGANIZATION: Location, by Name Molesworth, Eng. Command or Air Force 8th A.F. Group 303rd B.Gp (H) Squadron 358th; Detachment ------
2. SPECIFY: Place of Departure Molesworth, Eng.; Course As ordered. Target or Intended Destination Wesseling, Ger.; Type of Mission Bombardment.
3. WEATHER CONDITIONS AND VISIBILITY AT TIME OF CRASH OR WHEN LAST REPORTED: 10/10ths middle cloud, tops 15,000 feet. Visibility aloft unrestricted.
4. GIVE: (a) Day 11th, Month October, Year 1944; Time 1012, Location Wesseling, Ger.; last known whereabouts of missing aircraft. (b) Specify whether Aircraft was last sighted (X); Last contacted by radio ( ); Forced down ( ); Seen to Crash ( ); or 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:
6. AICRAFT: Type, Model and Series B-17-G; AAF Serial Number 43-38200
7. NICKNAME OF AIRCRAFT, If Any: None.
8. ENGINES: Type, Model and Series R-1820-97; AAF Serial Number (a) SW-023490; (b) SW-023736; (c) SW-023595; (d) SW-023715
9. INSTALLED WEAPONS: Furnish below Make, Type and Serial Number);
 
 (a) 1278500 F.D.G.M.   (b) 1279047 F.D.G.M.   (c) 1279542 F.D.G.M.   (d) 1278888 F.D.G.M. 
 (e) 1278347 F.D.G.M.  (f) 1278554 F.D.G.M.  (g) 1279163 F.D.G.M.  (h) 1279040 F.D.G.M.
 (i) 1279448 F.D.G.M.  (j) 1279381 F.D.G.M.  (k) 1066624 F.D.G.M.  (l) 1279329 F.D.G.M.
 (m)  (n)  (o)  (p)

10. THE PERSONS LISTED BELOW WERE REPORTED AS: (a) Battle Casualty (X) or (b) Non-Battle Casualty ( )
11. NUMBER OF PERSONS ABOARD AIRCRAFT: Crew 9; Passengers 0; Total 9
(Starting with Pilot, furnish the following particulars: If more than 11 persons were aboard aircraft, list similar particulars on separate sheet and attach original to this form.)
 Crew Position   Name in Full
 (Last Name First)  
 Rank    Serial
 Number  
 Current
 Status
1. Pilot  LORD, TRUMAN R.  2nd Lt.  O-758605  MIA (DEAD)
2. Co-Pilot  PHILLIPS, CLIFFTON N.  2nd Lt.  O-771523  MIA (DEAD)
3. Navigator  ANDERSON, ARVID (NMI)  2nd Lt.  O-2057793  MIA (RTD)
4. Bombardier  RUIZ, ARTHUR F.   2nd Lt.  O-775803  MIA (DEAD)
5. Top Turret  WINIGER, BERNARD A.  Sgt.  35715466  MIA
6. Radio Gunner   HATFIELD, EARL G. JR.  Sgt.  38469666  MIA
7. Ball Turret  WEISS, ARMIN (NMI)  Sgt.  32423754  MIA (KIA 11/29/44)
8. Waist Gunner  BROWN, ROBERT H.  Sgt.  16094732  MIA (RTD)
9.Tail Gunner  FERGUSON, WILLIAM H.  Sgt.  37723707  MIA (POW RTD)
 
12. IDENTIFY BELOW THOSE PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT, AND CHECK APPROPRIATE COLUMN TO INDICATE BASIS FOR SAME:
(Check Only One Column)
 
Name in Full
(Last Name First)
 Rank       Serial
      Number
      Contacted by
      Radio
    Last
    Sighted
    Saw
    Crash
    Saw Forced
    Landing
1. See S-2 Summary               X    
2.               X    
3.            

(Over)

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13. IF PERSONNEL ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED, ANSWER YES TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS: (a) Parachutes were used Yes; (b) Persons were seen walking away from scene of aircraft______; or (c) Any other reasons (Specify)
14. ATTACH AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH, MAP, CHART, OR SCETCH, SHOWING APPROXIMATE LOCATION WHERE AIRCRAFT WAS LAST SEEN OR HEARD FROM: Not required.
15. ATTACH EYEWITHNESS DESCRIPTION OF CRASH, FORCED LANDING, OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES PERTAINING TO MISSING AIRCRAFT: See S2 Summary Attached.
16. GIVE NAME, RANK AND SERIAL NUMBER OF OFFICER IN CHARGE OF SEARCH, IF ANY, INCLUDING DESCRIPTION AND EXTENT: None.
17. REMARKS OR EYEWITHNESS STATEMENTS: See S-2 Summary Attached.

Date of Report 15 October 1944.

Signature of Preparing Officer
JESSE M. BARRETT
Major, AC,
Group S-2

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S-2 SUMMARY OF EYE-WITHNESS ACCOUNTS

Instructions:
1. If aircraft returned, only questions 6 and 7 are applicable.
2. Question number 5 not applicable for Fighter Groups.
3. Summary will be prepared in five copies, four of which will be forwarded.
4. Interrogation Officer will sign original and second copy
 
GROUP: 303rd B. Gp, SQ: 358th, A/C #: 43-38200, MISSION DATE: 11 October 1944
FIRST PILOT: LORD, TRUMAN R., 2nd Lt., O-768605, DESTINATION: Wesseling, Germany.
 
1. Position of missing aircraft when last sighted or contacted:
a. By coordinates: 50º50' - 07º 00'E.
b. Approximate altitude: 15,000 feet.
c. Last noted heading: A/C blew up in air.
d. If out of formation, approximate distance from formation: 10,00 feet below - 1 mile to left.
 
2. Describe enemy opposition (intensity of Flak, intensity and method of enemy fighter attack, etc., with particular references to missing aircraft): Intense and extremely accurate A/A gunfire.
 
3. Description of extent of damage to missing aircraft (including fires, explosions, etc.) Missing A/C received a direct hit from A/A gunfire, pulled #1 and #2 engine. It was seen to smoke immediately. It then pulled off to left, went down in a steep dive, and exploded about 15,000 feet in air.
 
4. If aircraft was out of control describe appearance:
See paragraph 3.

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5. If distressed aircraft was out of formation was it last seen with escort? No. If, so, give distinguishing markings of Fighter Group if noted (group number, color and or fighter aircraft numbers, nicknames, etc.):
 
6. Number of parachutes were seen and description of jumps (approximate altitude, time between jumps, etc.):
Three parachutes were seen at time A/C exploded as if men were blown out of A/C.
The chutes opened at the same time and almost immediately.
 
7. Any other remarks not covered by above:
Some busts of A/A gunfire were seen very close to parachutes, but fire was probably ate the remains of A/C.
 
8. Date of report: 15 October 1944.
 
EYE-WITNESS:
   NAME    RANK    SER #    A/C #
1.  BURCHAM, JOHN O.      S/Sgt.  18085472      43-38442
2.  SOULE, EVAN R  Sgt.  18138157  43-38065
3.        
4.        

INTERROGATION OFFICER (Sign Original and one copy)
Signature     Captain     O-904618     Ass’t S-2

NAME           RANK        SER #         DUTY

JOSEPH G. ROBINSON,

Note: Supplemental information developing subsequent to this account will be forwarded in manner prescribed in par 6, letter WD, AG, 704 (5 July 44) OB-S-AAF-M, subject “Missing Air Crew Report”, 7 July 1944.

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HEADQUARTERS
LINCOLN ARMY AIR FIELDS
Lincoln 1, Nebraska

SUBJECT: Interrogation of Former Prisoners of War

TO: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington 25, D.C.
Attn: Personal Affairs Branch, Room 4315 Munitions Building
 
1. In compliance with your TWX AFPPS 3909, 28 Sep 46, the following information is submitted:
a. Name of casualty:  Lord      
b. Rank  2nd Lt.  c. Crew Position: Pilot
d. Date last seen:  11 Oct 1944.  e. Place last seen: Cologne (Air).
f. Circumstances of loss of aircraft:

 B-17 from 358 Sqdn., 303rd Bomb Grp., 8th AF: hit by AAA causing explosion.

     
g. Known information (eye witness only):  None.      
h. Hearsay information (all other information about above named casualty, with estimate of reliability):  Informed by navigator (Lt. Anderson)  in France after cessation of European  hostilities or rumors to the effect that the others died in the explosion of A/C.      
 
(Note: Reverse side may be used if more space is needed in giving any information requested above.)
 
WILLIAM H. FERGUSON.
Rank and name of reporter
37723707 Sgt. Sed-C
ASN / UNIT
Cc: CG, AFTRC
Cc: Sub Comd Hq.

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HEADQUARTERS
LINCOLN ARMY AIR FIELDS
Lincoln 1, Nebraska

SUBJECT: Interrogation of Former Prisoners of War

TO: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington 25, D.C.
Attn: Personal Affairs Branch, Room 4315 Munitions Building
 
1. In compliance with your TWX AFPPS 3909, 28 Sep 46, the following information is submitted:
a.  Name of casualty: Phillips      
b.  Rank 2nd Lt.  c.  Crew Position:  Co-Pilot
d.  Date last seen: 11 Oct 1944.  e.  Place last seen:  Cologne (Air).
f.  Circumstances of loss of aircraft:  B-17 from 358 Sqdn., 303rd Bomb Grp., 8th AF: hit by AAA causing Explosion.      
g.  Known information (eye witness only):  None.      
h.  Hearsay information (all other information about above named casualty, with estimate of reliability):  Informed by navigator (Lt. Anderson) in France after cessation of European Hostilities or rumors to the effect that the others died in the explosion of A/C.      
 

(Note: Reverse side may be used if more space is needed in giving any information requested above.)

WILLIAM H. FERGUSON.
Rank and name of reporter
37723707 Sgt. Sed-C
ASN / UNIT
Cc: CG, AFTRC
Cc: Sub Comd Hq.

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HEADQUARTERS
LINCOLN ARMY AIR FIELDS
Lincoln 1, Nebraska

SUBJECT: Interrogation of Former Prisoners of War

TO: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington 25, D.C.
Attn: Personal Affairs Branch, Room 4315 Munitions Building
 
1. In compliance with your TWX AFPPS 3909, 28 Sep 46, the following information is submitted:
a.  Name of casualty: Ruze      
b.  Rank 2nd Lt.  c.  Crew Position:  Bombardier
d.  Date last seen: 11 Oct 1944.  e.  Place last seen:  Cologne (Air).
f.  Circumstances of loss of aircraft:  B-17 from 358 Sqdn., 303rd Bomb Grp., 8th AF: hit by AAA causing Explosion.      
g.  Known information (eye witness only):  None.      
h.  Hearsay information (all other information about above named casualty, with estimate of reliability):  Informed by navigator (Lt. Anderson) in France after cessation of European Hostilities or rumors to the effect that the others died in the explosion of A/C.      
 

(Note: Reverse side may be used if more space is needed in giving any information requested above.)

WILLIAM H. FERGUSON.
Rank and name of reporter
37723707 Sgt. Sed-C
ASN / UNIT
Cc: CG, AFTRC
Cc: Sub Comd Hq.

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HEADQUARTERS
LINCOLN ARMY AIR FIELDS
Lincoln 1, Nebraska

SUBJECT: Interrogation of Former Prisoners of War

TO: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington 25, D.C.
Attn: Personal Affairs Branch, Room 4315 Munitions Building
 
1. In compliance with your TWX AFPPS 3909, 28 Sep 46, the following information is submitted:
a.  Name of casualty: Burnee Winneger      
b.  Rank Sgt.  c.  Crew Position:  Engineer
d.  Date last seen: 11 Oct 1944.  e.  Place last seen:  Cologne (Air).
f.  Circumstances of loss of aircraft:  B-17 from 358 Sqdn., 303rd Bomb Grp., 8th AF: hit by AAA causing Explosion.      
g.  Known information (eye witness only):  None.      
h.  Hearsay information (all other information about above named casualty, with estimate of reliability):  Informed by navigator (Lt. Anderson) in France after cessation of European Hostilities or rumors to the effect that the others died in the explosion of A/C.      
 

(Note: Reverse side may be used if more space is needed in giving any information requested above.)

WILLIAM H. FERGUSON.
Rank and name of reporter
37723707 Sgt. Sed-C
ASN / UNIT
Cc: CG, AFTRC
Cc: Sub Comd Hq.

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HEADQUARTERS
LINCOLN ARMY AIR FIELDS
Lincoln 1, Nebraska

SUBJECT: Interrogation of Former Prisoners of War

TO: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington 25, D.C.
Attn: Personal Affairs Branch, Room 4315 Munitions Building
 
1. In compliance with your TWX AFPPS 3909, 28 Sep 46, the following information is submitted:
a.  Name of casualty: Weese      
b.  Rank Sgt.  c.  Crew Position:  Ball Gunner
d.  Date last seen: 11 Oct 1944.  e.  Place last seen:  Cologne (Air).
f.  Circumstances of loss of aircraft:  B-17 from 358 Sqdn., 303rd Bomb Grp., 8th AF: hit by AAA causing Explosion.      
g.  Known information (eye witness only):  None.      
h.  Hearsay information (all other information about above named casualty, with estimate of reliability):  Informed by navigator (Lt. Anderson) in France after cessation of European Hostilities or rumors to the effect that the others died in the explosion of A/C.      
 

(Note: Reverse side may be used if more space is needed in giving any information requested above.)

WILLIAM H. FERGUSON.
Rank and name of reporter
37723707 Sgt. Sed-C
ASN / UNIT
Cc: CG, AFTRC
Cc: Sub Comd Hq.

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HEADQUARTERS
LINCOLN ARMY AIR FIELDS
Lincoln 1, Nebraska

SUBJECT: Interrogation of Former Prisoners of War

TO: Commanding General, Army Air Forces, Washington 25, D.C.
Attn: Personal Affairs Branch, Room 4315 Munitions Building
 
1. In compliance with your TWX AFPPS 3909, 28 Sep 46, the following information is submitted:
a.  Name of casualty: Earl Hatfield      
b.  Rank Sgt.  c.  Crew Position:  Radio Operator
d.  Date last seen: 11 Oct 1944.  e.  Place last seen:  Cologne (Air).
f.  Circumstances of loss of aircraft:  B-17 from 358 Sqdn., 303rd Bomb Grp., 8th AF: hit by AAA causing Explosion.      
g.  Known information (eye witness only):  None.      
h.  Hearsay information (all other information about above named casualty, with estimate of reliability):  Informed by navigator (Lt. Anderson) in France after cessation of European Hostilities or rumors to the effect that the others died in the explosion of A/C.      
 

(Note: Reverse side may be used if more space is needed in giving any information requested above.)

WILLIAM H. FERGUSON.
Rank and name of reporter
37723707 Sgt. Sed-C
ASN / UNIT
Cc: CG, AFTRC
Cc: Sub Comd Hq.

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KU 3175

List of identification tags filed under KU 3175
 
 RUIZ, ARTHUR F. (two)  
   ANDERSON, ARVID.  
   PHILLIPS, CLIFFTON N.  
 O-776803
   O-2057793
   O-771523
 T43-44-O P
   T43-44-A P
   T43-44-O P
     
 LORD, TRUMAN R.
   EARL G. HATFIELD Jr.  
   BERNHARD A. WINIGER  
 O-768605
   38469666
   35715466
 T42-43-A P
   T43-44-O P
   T43-44-O C
     
 ARMIN WEISS
   ROBERT H. BROWN
 
 32423754
   16094732
 
 T43-44-B H
   T42-43-A C
 
     
 Mary Weiss
   Marie Stedl
 
 911 Tiffany St. Bx.
   121 Morse St.
 
 New York, NY.
   Antigo, Wis.
 

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KU 3175

Koeln, 8 Nov 1944

Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI
Koeln - Ostheim

Correction of casualty-report No.31
Report-period 10 Oct - 19 Oct 1944

Remarks about place and time of interment.
No. 2
Lord        Buried 28 ct 1944 on the prisoner cemetery, Training Center Wahn. (Prisoner Cemetery Hoffnungsthal) 2nd row, grave No. 8.
 
No. 3
Phillips    same as under No. 2- 2nd row, grave No. 9
 
No. 4
Ruiz        same as under No. 2- 2nd row, grave No.4
No. 5
Weiss        same as under No. 2- 2nd row, grave No. 3

( KU 3175 )

No. 12
Place and date of the loss (casualty):
Downing of a Boeing B 17 G, shot down by Flak, 11 Oct 1944 1017 on the Training Center Wahn.

Mission over enemy territory?
 
 Yes or No:  Yes
 Squadron:  USA
 Rank, grade:  Unknown
 First Name:  Bernard A.
 Surname:  Wininger
 Ser. No.:  35713466
 Fallen:  A
 Remarks:  Buried 28 Oct 1944 on the prisoner cemetery Hoffnungsthal,
 Training Center Wahn, 2nd row, grave no. 6
               
( KU 3175 )
 
No. 12
Place and date of the loss (casualty):
Downing of a Boeing B 17 G, shot down by Flak, 11 Oct 1944 1017 on the Training Center Wahn.

Mission over enemy territory?
 
 Yes or No:  Yes
 Squadron:  USA
 Rank, grade:  Unknown
 First Name:  Earl
 Surname:  Hatfield Jr.
 Ser. No.:  38469666
 Fallen:  A
 Remarks:  Buried 28 Oct 1944 on the prisoner cemetery Hoffnungsthal,
 Training Center Wahn, 2nd row, grave no. 7
              

( JU 3175 )


Signature illegible
Lieutenant Colonel, Airbase Commander

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KU 3175

To be sent openly

Headquarters Airbase A(O) S/VI
Koeln - Ostheim

Air Force Replacements Btl. V, Detmold

Form II
CASUALTYREPORT
No. 31

 
about
Officers, Army officials, Non Coms, and EM.

Report - period 10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944
 
Stamped: Reichs Air Ministery
Received: 8 Nov. 1944, afternoon
 
Distribution:
To Wehrmacht Information Center for War casualties and Prisoners of War Sealfeld/Saale (River),
Supreme Command of the Air Force LP Chief-Section III directly
Supreme Command of the Air Force Gen. Qu. Section 6 directly
Supreme Command of the Air Force LP Chief-Section III a.d.D.
Command of Flak Distric 4/VI (Koeln Original)
 
(This is the cover of the Casualty-Report No. 31 -Refer to the following pages!-)

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KU 3175

REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:  Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:  Koeln-Ostheim
 DATE:  10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944
 CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Boeing B 17 G
 EM. LANDING:  AT: Training Center Wahn 11 Oct 1944 1017
 REGARDING
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   LORD
 FIRST NAME:  TRUMAN R.
 2ND LT.
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  O-768605
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  Burial will be reported subsequently.
 
Remarks: The plane was on mission over enemy territory and shot down by Flak.

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KU 3175

REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944  
   CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Boeing B 17 G
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Training Center Wahn 11 Oct 1944 1017
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   PHILLIPS  
 FIRST NAME:    CLIFFTON T.
 
     2ND LT.  
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  O-771523  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  Burial will be reported subsequently.
 
Remarks: The plane was on mission over enemy territory and shot down by Flak.

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KU 3175

REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944  
   CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Boeing B 17 G
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Training Center Wahn 11 Oct 1944 1017
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   RUIZ  
 FIRST NAME:    ARTHUR F.
 
     OFFICER  
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  O-776803  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  Burial will be reported subsequently.
 
Remarks: The plane was on mission over enemy territory and shot down by Flak.

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KU 3175

REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944  
   CRASH: (DOWNED)  OF: Boeing B 17 G
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Training Center Wahn 11 Oct 1944 1017
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   WEISS  
 FIRST NAME:    ARNIM
 
     SGT.  
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  32423754  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  Burial will be reported subsequently.
 
Remarks: The plane was on mission over enemy territory and shot down by Flak.

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KU 3175

REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944  
   CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Lightning
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Birrenbachshoehe near Much (County Oberberg) 13 Oct 1944 1425
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   UNKNOWN  
 FIRST NAME:    UNKNOWN
 
     
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  UNKNOWN  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  They found smallest pieces of body were buried on the spot.
 

J 2299

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KU 3175

REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944  
   CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Unknown
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Unknown
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   DUNCAN  
 FIRST NAME:    ROY W.
 
     2ND LT.  
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  O-716078  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  Burial will be reported subsequently.
 

U 3559

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KU 3175

REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944  
   CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Boeing B 17 G
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Koeln-Flittard, on shore of river Rhine 14 Oct 44 1200
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   BROWN  
 FIRST NAME:    CHARLES W.
 
     
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  34634704  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  Burial will be reported subsequently.
 
Shot down by Flak. The plane was on mission over enemy territory.

(KU 3192)

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REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944  
   CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Boeing B 17 G
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Koeln-Flittard, on shore of river Rhine 14 Oct 44 1200
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   SIRMAN  
 FIRST NAME:    THOMAS L.
 
       
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  38347487  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  Burial will be reported subsequently.
 
Shot down by Flak. The plane was on mission over enemy territory.

(KU 3192)

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REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI  Air Force Replacement Btl. V., Detmold
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    10 Oct - 20 Oct 1944  
   CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Boeing B 17 G
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Koeln-Flittard, on shore of river Rhine 14 Oct 44 1200
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   CARROLL  
 FIRST NAME:    PHILLIP H.
 
       
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  19169167  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  Dead  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  Burial will be reported subsequently.
 
Shot down by Flak. The plane was on mission over enemy territory.

(KU 3192)

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Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI
Koeln - Ostheim
 
Koeln, 8 Nov. 1944
 
Subject: Downing of a Boeing - fortress B 17 G. Shot down by Flak 11 Oct 44 1017 o'clock, on Training Center Wahn in district to Altenrath 71 NP, 5.
 
Articles found at the dead member of enemy Air Forces
Bernard A. Winiger:
 
1 Identification tag with the inscription
35715466 T43-44
 
Signature illegible
1st Lt. Airbase Commander

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KU 3175

Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI
Koeln - Ostheim

Koeln, 8 Nov. 1944
 
Subject: Downing of a Boeing - fortress B 17 G. Shot down by Flak 11 Oct 44 1017 o'clock, on Training Center Wahn in district to Altenrath 71 NP, 5.
 
Articles found at the dead member of enemy Air Forces
Earl G. Hatfield:
 
1 Identification tag with the inscription
38465666 T43-44

Signature illegible
1st Lt. Airbase Commander

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List of Identification Tags filed under KU 3175
 
WM. H. FERGUSON
37723707 T43 44 A P

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TELEGRAM FORM
DISTANCE - MESSAGE
 
- OBERURSEL -
 
NAME OF DISTANCE-MESSAGE WRITER: LLBL NO. 399
 
 ACCEPTED:     DELIVERED: 
     DATE:
 RECEIVED:    TIME:
     TO:
 DATE:  16 Oct 1944   THROUGH:
 TIME:  2310  ROLL:
 FROM:  LLEN  
 THROUGH:  Breuning   
 
REMARKS:
 
Highest priority 2 LWKN No. 71 13 Oct 1800

To: Information Center West, Oberursel / Taunus-
 
Subject: Flak-downing of a Boeing Fortress B 17 G on 11 Oct 1944 1017 o'clock on Training Center Wahn in direction to Altenrath 71 NP 4/9,- Craft 98% damaged Type of the radio sets: 1) Signal Corps US Army Frequnty - meter B C 221.-- 125 To. 20 000 Kilocycles Oredr No. 171 33 - PH - 42.- 2) R-5/Arm 7 115 Volt- 400 C pS and 28 Volt DC.- 3) US Air-Corps Type M. 5.-
Crew: 1) 2nd Lt. Anvid Anderson O-2057793 (Already transferred by headquarters Air- Base Bonn-Hangelar) 2) Sgt. W.H. Ferguson 37723707, 3) Sgt. Robert H. Brown, 16094732, captured. 4) Lt. Truman R. Lord O-768605, 5) 2nd Lt. Cliffton T. Thillips O-771523 6) Officer Arthur F. Ruiz O-776803, 7) Sgt. Arnim Weiss 32423754, found dead, fate of the remained crew-members is uncertain. Transfer of the objects and the prisoners to Oberursel is arranged.

Headquarters Airbase Koeln-Ostheim Gerbrecht Major...---

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KU 3175

Downing No.  
   Name  
   Ser. No.  
   Rank  
   Docs  
KU 3175
   Arnim Weiss  
   32423754  
   Sgt.
   EM.
KU 3175
   Arthur F. Ruice  
   O-776803
   Lt.
   EM.
KU 3175
   Cliffton H. Phillips  
   O-771523
   Lt.
   EM.
KU 3175
   Truman R. Lord
   O-768605
   Lt.
   EM.
KU 3175
   Winiger, Bernard A.  
   35715466
 
   EM.
KU 3175
   Hatfield, Earl G. Jr.
   38469666
 
   EM.

 

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REPORT ON CAPTURED AIRCRAFT

 POST:
 Headquarters Airbase (Molesworth)
 LOCATION:
 Koeln - Ostheim
 DATE:
 11 Oct 1944 1017 o'clock
 DATE AND TIME:
 Training Center Wahn near Altenrath
 AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN
 
 PLACE OF CRASH:
 
 (NEAREST TOWN)
 
 KIND OF CAPTURE:
 
 (FLAK, HUNTER, NIGHT HUNTER EMERGENCY LANDING)
 
 TYPE OF AIRCRAFT:
 Fortress 17 G
 MARKINGS OF CRAFT:
 C 358. (v)
 (LETTERS, FRONT OR REAR OF INSIGNIA)
 303. (v)
 ADMITTANCE NO:
 
 EQUIPMENT:
 
 F.T. FREQUENCIES:
 
 CONDITION OF AIRCRAFT:
 
 DELIVERED TO DISTRIBUTOR:
 
 (DULOG - LUFT, ETC.)
 

 

Navigator
2nd Lt.  
Anderson, Arvid
 
Pilot
2nd Lt.
Lord, Truman R.
 
Co-Pilot
2nd Lt.
Phillips, Cliffton J.  
 
Bombardier  
2nd Lt.
Recce, Arthur F.
 
Gunner
Sgt.
Ferguson, W.H.
 
Gunner
Sgt.
Brown, F.H.
 
Ebgineer
Sgt.
Winginer
 
Radio-Opr.
Sgt.
Hatefield
 
Gunner
Sgt.
Weissx, Arnim
dead 

 

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KU 3175

Koeln, 12 October 1944

Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI
Koeln - Ostheim
 
Subject: Downing by Flak of a Boeing-Fortress B 17 G on 11 October 1944 at 1017 o'clock on the Training
Center Wahn in direction to Altenrath 71 NP 5.
Articles found at the aircraft:
 
Book, instructions for flying personal
Notations on file cards
7 Orders and various slips
25 Pounds (Sterling)
5 Crowns Iceland.

Signature illegible
Lieutenant Colonel, Airbase Commander

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REPORT ON CAPTURE OF MEMBERS OF ENEMY AIR FORCES
 
 POST:    Headquarters Airbase A (o) 8/VI
 PLACE:    Koeln-Ostheim  
 DATE:    13 Oct 1944  
   CRASH:  (DOWNED)  OF: Boeing Fortress B 17 G
       (Number of crew: 10 men)
   EM. LANDING:    AT: Training Center Wahn in direction to Altenrath 71 NP 5. 11 Oct 1944 at 1017 o'clock
 REGARDING      
 NAME:  (LAST OR SURNAME)   see below  
 FIRST NAME:    
     
 SERIAL NUMBER:  (USA)  
 RESULT:  (DEAD OR CAPTURED)  
 PLACE AND TIME OF CAPTURE:  
 NAME OF HOSPITAL:  
 PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF INTERMENT:  will be reported subsequently.
 

 

Distribution
1 Dulag Luft Oberursel
1 for the file forwarded to distributor 13 Oct 1944
 
   Last Name     First Name    Rank
 Ser.No.    Result  
1)  Anderson  Anvid  2nd Lt.    O-2057793    captured
2)  Ferguson  W. H.  Sgt.  37723707  captured
3)  Brown  Robert H.  Sgt.  16094732  captured  
4)  Lord  Truman R.  2nd Lt.  O-768605  dead
5)  Phillips  Cliffton T.  2nd Lt.  O-771523  dead
6)  Ruiz  Arthur F.  Officer  O-776803  dead
7)  Weiss  Arnim  Sgt.  32423754  dead

The fate of the remainding crew-members is uncertain.

signed Gerbrecht
Major Staff officer KIK Airbase

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File Note
 
30 Oct 1944
J/Sch
 
1) Career of the 2nd Lt. T.R. Lord (Pilot), dead.
 
Nov 1941 : 205th Coast Artillery (AA), Battery A. Antiaircraft Training Center, Camp Haan, Cal.
Oct 1943 : 14th AAF Flying Training Detachment, war eagle Field, Lancaster, Cal.
Jan 1944 : Marfa, Tex. (Instrument-Flight Training)
Apr 1944 : Hobbs, New Mexico (Instrument-Flight Training)
June/Jul 44 : 236th CCTS, Pyote, Tex.,
Aug 1944 : Lincoln, Nebr., clothed by 273rd AAF Base Unit,
18 Aug.44 : Take-off Lincoln with a B-17 G, No. 8271, and the crew of the downing.
 
2) Unit: 358th Sqd. of the 303rd Gp. (Lay-out of airbase, Messhallcard, perspective photos).
Aircraft Nos. of the 303rd Gp. (Sept 44 )
J-065, A-191, E-200, L-238, H-298, G-314, S-326, F-442,
I-462, B-554, X-557, P-739.
Pilots of the 303rd Gp.
Freeman, Goring, Holm, Johnson, McKinch, Price,
Paullin, White, Vermeer.
Military Adress: Cpl Roberts E. Ranch.
479.(F) GP., 434.(F) Sqd., APO 637.
Copy:
a) to yellow file
b) to Downing List
c) History of Squadron

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CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Your name: Brown Robert H. Rank: Sgt. Serial No.: 16094732
2. Organization: 303. CP Commander: William C. Sipes. Rank: Col. Sqn CO: George T. Mackin. Rank: Major
3. What year: 1944 Month: Oct. Day: 11 did you go down?
4. What was the mission, Bombing, Target, Wesseling, Germany, Target time, Altitude, 25,000, Route schedule, , Route flown,
5. Where were you when you left formation? No Knowledge.
6. Did you bail out? I was blown out.
7. Did other members of crew bail out? No Knowledge.
8. Tell all you know about when, where, how each person in your aircraft for whom no individual questionnaire is attached bailed out. A crew list is attached. Please give facts. If you don't know, say "No Knowledge". No Knowledge.
9. Where did your aircraft strike the ground? No Knowledge.
10. What members of your crew were in the aircraft when it struck the ground? (Should cross check with 8 above and individual questionnaire) No Knowledge.
11. Where were they in aircraft? No Knowledge.
12. What was their condition? No Knowledge.
13. When, where, and in what condition did you last see any members not already described above? I saw Weiss just befor ship went down standing by Ball Turret wthout a chute.
14. Please give any similar information on personnel af any other crew of which you have knowledge.
Indicate source of information. None.

(Any additional information may be written on the back)

6-3862, AF

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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    WEISS, Armin (NMI)
 Rank:  Sgt.
 Serial Number:  32 423 754
 Position:  Crew (Bomber), Ball Turret Gunner  
 
Did he bail out? No Knowledge.
Where? No Knowledge.
If not, why not? No Knowledge.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: I helped him out of Turret which received direct hit.
Was he injured? He was not hurt at the time.
Where was he when last seen? Standing in Waiste Position.
Any Hearsay information: Was told by German he was found dead near plane.
Source: German Interrogating Officer at Frankfurt.
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe he was killed when ship
exploded. When last seen he was not wearing a Chute.
Total number of missions of above crew member: No Knowledge.
Dates and destinations if possible: No Knowledge.

6-3861, AF

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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    HATFIELD, Earl G. Jr.
 Rank:  Sgt.
 Serial Number:  38 469 666
 Position:  Crew (Bomber), Radio Gunner  
 
Did he bail out? No Knowledge.
Where? No Knowledge.
If not, why not? No Knowledge.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Just befor ship went down he
asked me how I was.
Was he injured? No Knowledge.
Where was he when last seen? In Radio Room
Any Hearsay information: Was told by German he was found dead near plane.
Source: German Interrogating Officer at Frankfurt.
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe he was killed when ship exploded.
Total number of missions of above crew member: No Knowledge.
Dates and destinations if possible: No Knowledge.

6-3861, AF

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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    WINIGER, Bernard A.
 Rank:  Sgt.
 Serial Number:  35 715 466
 Position:  Crew (Bomber), Top Turret Gunner  
 
Did he bail out? No Knowledge.
Where? No Knowledge.
If not, why not? No Knowledge.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Befor Mission.
Was he injured? No Knowledge.
Where was he when last seen? No Knowledge.
Any Hearsay information: I Believe he was Killed when Ship exploded. Was told he was found dead near plane.
Source: German Interrogating Officer at Frankfurt.
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition:
Total number of missions of above crew member: No Knowledge.
Dates and destinations if possible: I was not a Regular Member of Crew.

6-3861, AF

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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    RUIZ, Arthur F.
 Rank:  2nd Lt.
 Serial Number:  O-776 803
 Position:
 Crew (Bomber), Bombardier 
 
Did he bail out? No Knowledge.
Where? No Knowledge.
If not, why not? No Knowledge.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Was on way to Waiste position to help put out fire.
Was he injured? No Knowledge.
Where was he when last seen? Befor Mission
Any Hearsay information: Was told by Germans that he was found dead near remains of plane.
Source: German Interrogating Officer at Frankfurt.
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believed he was Killed when Ship exploded.
Total number of missions of above crew member: No Knowledge.
Dates and destinations if possible: I was not a Regular Member of Crew.

6-3861, AF

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File # 9564

INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    PHILLIPS, Clifton N.
 Rank:  2nd Lt.
 Serial Number:  O-771 523
 Position:
 Crew (Bomber), Co-Pilot
 
Did he bail out? No Knowledge.
Where? No Knowledge.
If not, why not? No Knowledge.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: None.
Was he injured? No Knowledge.
Where was he when last seen? Befor Mission.
Any Hearsay information: Was told by Germans he was found dead near remains of plane.
Source: German Interrogating Officer at Frankfurt.
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe he was Killed when Ship exploded.
Total number of missions of above crew member: No Knowledge.
Dates and destinations if possible: I was not a Regular Member of Crew.

6-3861, AF

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File # 9564

INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    LORD, Truman R.
 Rank:  2nd Lt.
 Serial Number:  O-768 605
 Position:
 Crew (Bomber), Pilot
 
Did he bail out? No Knowledge.
Where? No Knowledge.
If not, why not? No Knowledge.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Odered Bombardier to waist position to put out fire.
Was he injured?
Where was he when last seen? Last I saw him was before mission.
Any Hearsay information: Was told by German interrogator that Lord was near plane dead.
Source: German Interrogating Officer at Frankfurt.
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe he was Killed when Ship exploded.
Total number of missions of above crew member: No Knowledge.
Dates and destinations if possible: I was not a Regular Member of Crew.

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These ... - I believe that Lt. Lord should be .... for an additional .... for keeping our ship in formation under difficult conditions and .... ..... to .... the aircraft until the bombs were dropped. Unfortunately we did not have time to jump, but this was not because of failure to ... the crew, but I believe the rseult of a direct hit - for the ship went into a violent ... - by which I was thown unconcious and woke up in ... ... with a chute on. The airplane had ... The condition of the ship at this time can be verified by 1st Lt. Charles E. Thoma, 710 ... St. Abilene, Texas, flying the ship ahead of us, who wotched our ship explode and was later forced to jump and taken a POW on the same ... I would be more than willing to ... any future ... or after any additional information ... to the ... of my ...
Arvid Anderson
Arvid Anderson O-2057793
312N. Basset St.
Madison, Wis.
2Lt. AC ORC.

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CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Your name: Arvid Anderson. Rank: 2Lt. Serial No.: O-2057793
2. Organization: 303. CP Commander: Original Pilot Hells Angels B-17. Rank: Lt. Col. Sqn CO: No Knowledge. Rank: Maj.
3. What year: 1944 Month: Oct. Day: 11 did you go down?
4. What was the mission, Wesseling, Cologne, Target, Oil Plant, Target time, +/- 11:00, Altitude, 29,000, Route schedule, Circle Town South of the Ruhr, Route flown, Same.
5. Where were you when you left formation? Breaking away from bomb run.
6. Did you bail out? No.
7. Did other members of crew bail out? No to the best of my Knowledge. Sgt. Brown and Sgt. Ferguson were also blown out of the ship.
8. Tell all you know about when, where, how each person in your aircraft for whom no individual questionnaire is attached bailed out. A crew list is attached. Please give facts. If you don't know, say "No Knowledge". Sgt. Brown told me in a letter that he did not bail out but "woke up" on the ground with his chute open. Sgt. Ferguson told me that he crawled out of the severed tail section and then pulled hus chute.
9. Where did your aircraft strike the ground? Wesseling, Germany.
10. What members of your crew were in the aircraft when it struck the ground? (Should cross check with 8 above and individual questionnaire) I believe six crewmen were killed in the explosion. I doubt if there was much of any plane left when the parts hit the ground.
11. Where were they in aircraft? All at there stations save Bombardier who was ordered to fight fire and was on his way to the rear.
12. What was their condition? Good, until explosion.
13. When, where, and in what condition did you last see any members not already described above? No Knowledge.
14. Please give any similar information on personnel af any other crew of which you have knowledge.
Indicate source of information. To my knowledge - None of the crewmembers listed in this report have received either airmedals or purple hearts. I am sure that such awards would be treasured by the next of kin of these men. I filled an application on their behalf in ... (Lucky Strike) - about middle of May 45. In addition to Cont.
(Any additional information may be written on the back)

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File # 9564

INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    LORD, Truman R.
 Rank:  2nd Lt.
 Serial Number:  O-768 605
 Position:
 Crew (Bomber), Pilot
 
Did he bail out? Not to the best of my Knowledge.
Where? Wesseling Germany, Cologne.
If not, why not? The plane exploded as a result of anti-aircraft fire.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: "We're to leave her".
Was he injured? Not until the plane exploded.
Where was he when last seen? In the Cockpit.
Any Hearsay information: No. I believe that I saw one burning parachute immediately after the explosion but since I was in a dazed condition am not sure.
Source:
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: Lt. Lord kept the ship in formation on the bomb run dispite the difficulties caused by several previous hits. The run was 12,5 minutes long and after dropping the bombs and suffering additional hits; he gave the order to bail out. The explosion occured before anyone bailed out.
Total number of missions of above crew member: 5 I'm mot sure because he was grounded a few days with ear trouble.
Dates and destinations if possible: Ossnabruck Sept 27-28. Cologne 4 times in the first two weeks of October 44. I am not positive of this information.
 
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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    PHILLIPS, Clifton N.
 Rank:  2nd Lt.
 Serial Number:  O-771 523
 Position:
 Crew (Bomber), Co-Pilot
 
Did he bail out? Not to the best of my Knowledge.
Where? Wesseling (Cologne) Germany.
If not, why not? The plane exploded due to anti-aircraft fire.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Conducted oxygen check on the bomb run about 4-5 five minutes before ship exploded.
Was he injured? Not until the plane exploded.
Where was he when last seen? In the Co-Pilots seat.
Any Hearsay information: No. I believe that I saw one burning parachute immediately after the explosion but since I was in a dazed condition am not sure.
Source:
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe that he was killed in the explosion.
Total number of missions of above crew member: 6-7 Missions.
Dates and destinations if possible: Dresden 1st week in October 55. 4-5 times to Cologne in October 44. Lt. Phillips also flew as tail gunner in the last week of Sept. 44. I Believe it was in the Lepzig Me...burg area.

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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    PHILLIPS, Clifton N.
 Rank:  2nd Lt.
 Serial Number:  O-771 523
 Position:
 Crew (Bomber), Co-Pilot
 
Did he bail out? No.
Where? Wesseling Germany (Cologne).
If not, why not? The plane exploded due to anti-aircraft fire.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Lt. Ruiz immidiately after dropping the bombs went to the rear of the ship on order of Lt. Lord to fight fire. I don't believe he got past the cockpit when Lt. Lord ordered us to bail and she blew.
Was he injured? Not until the plane exploded.
Where was he when last seen? Leaving the nose of the ship for the rear.
Any Hearsay information: I saw one burning chute but because of my dazed condition could not be sure.
Source:
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe Lt. Ruiz was killed in the explosion.
Total number of missions of above crew member: 7.
Dates and destinations if possible: Osnabruck Sept 27. Cologne Sept 28. Dresden 1st week in October and 4 more missions to Cologne Oct. 44.

6-3861, A

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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    WINIGER, Bernard A.
 Rank:  Sgt.
 Serial Number:  35 715 466
 Position:
 Top Turret Gunner
 
Did he bail out? No to the best of my Knowledge.
Where? Wesseling Germany Cologne.
If not, why not? The ship exploded due to anti-aircraft fire.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Oxygen check on bomb run a few minutes before ship blew up.
Was he injured? Not until the plane exploded.
Where was he when last seen? In the Top Turret.
Any Hearsay information: I saw one burning chute but because of my dazed condition I was not sure.
Source:
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe Sgt. Winiger was killed in the explosion.
Total number of missions of above crew member: 7.
Dates and destinations if possible: Ossnabruck Sept 27. Cologne Sept 28. Dresden 1st week of Oct 44 and Cologne 4 times during 1st two weeks of August Oct 44.

6-3861, AF

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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    HATFIELD, Earl G. Jr.
 Rank:  Sgt.
 Serial Number:  38 469 666
 Position:
 Radio Gunner
 
Did he bail out? No to the best of my Knowledge.
Where? Wesseling Germany Cologne.
If not, why not? The ship exploded due to anti-aircraft fire.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Oxygen check a few minutes before plane exploded.
Was he injured? Not until the plane exploded.
Where was he when last seen? In the Radio Room.
Any Hearsay information: I saw one burning chute but because of my dazed condition am not sure.
Source:
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe that Sgt. Hatfield was killed in the explosion.
Total number of missions of above crew member: 8.
Dates and destinations if possible: Ossnabruck Sept 27. Cologne Sept 28. Dresden and 4 times to Cologne in the 1st weeks of Oct. 44. Sgt. hatfield flew one extra mission at this time. I believe that it was in the upper Rhine region but am not sure.

6-3861, AF

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INDIVIDUAL CASUALTY QUESTIONNAIRE
 
 Name of crew member:    WEISS, Armin (NMI)
 Rank:  Sgt.
 Serial Number:  32 423 754
 Position:
 Ball Turret Gunner
 
Did he bail out? No to the best of my Knowledge.
Where? Wesseling Cologne Germany.
If not, why not? The plane exploded due to anti-aircraft fire.
Last contact or conversation just prior to or at time of loss of plane: Sgt. Weiss reported that there was a fire in the waiste of the ship, while we were on the bomb run.
Was he injured? Not until the explosion.
Where was he when last seen? In the Ball.
Any Hearsay information: I saw one parachute but because of my dazed condition could not be sure.
Source:
Any explanation of his fate based in part or wholly on supposition: I believe that Sgt. Weiss was killed in the explosion.
Total number of missions of above crew member: 5.
Dates and destinations if possible: Dresden 1st week in October 44 and 4 missions to Colone 1st two weeks of Oct 44.

6-3861, AF

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MJD, 1/2/45

2nd Lt. Arthur F.   
Ruiz Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Ruiz, (Parents)
 
1128 Spruce Street,
 
Karkoley 7, California.
   
2nd Lt. Arvid Anderson   
Mrs. Alma Anderson, (Mother)
 
6416 Jefferson Avenue,
 
Hammond, Indiana.
   
2nd Lt. Truman R. Lord
Mrs. Esther Harris, (Mother)
 
12325 44th Street, South,
 
Seattle, Washington.
   
2nd Lt. Cliffton N Phillips        
Mr. Harrison H. Phillips, (Father)
 
Buckley, Washington.
   
Sgt. Robert H. Brown
Mrs. Marie Stedl, (Mother)
 
121 Morse Street,
 
Antigo, Wisconsin.
   
Sgt. Bernard A. Winiger
Mrs. Fiona L. Winiger, (Mother)
 
1214 Bend Street,
 
Evensville, Oklahoma.
   
Sgt. Earl G. Hatfield Jr.
Mrs. Laura H. Hatfield, (Mother)
 
Rente One,
 
Keystone, Oklahoma.
   
Sgt. William H. Ferguson
Mrs. Virginia L. Ferguson, (Wife)
 
Pural Route Number Two,
 
c/o C.F. Shelton Jr.
 
Troy, Kansas.
   
Sgt. Armin Weiss
Mrs. Mary Weiss, (Mother)
 
911 Tiffany Street
 
New York, New York

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MACR 9564
B-17
AAF 43-38200
9 Men

11 Oct., 44 1017 Wahn near Cologne
Type: Fortress 358 (H.B.) Sqd. 303 Gr.
Target: Airfield N. - Ostheim
 
       2nd Lt.   ANDERSON Arvid   O-2057793    capt.
   8      LORD Truman R.  O-768605  dead
   3    2nd Lt.  PHILLIPS Clifton T.   O-771523  dead
   4      RUIZ Arthur F.  O-776803  dead
       Sgt.  FERGUSON William Hubert   37723707  capt.
       Sgt.  BROWN Robert Howard  16094732  capt.
   3    Sgt.  WEISS Arnim  32423754  dead
 MACR 9479       S/Sgt.  WOODRUFF Walker A.  36877182  
   7  N  Sgt.  HATFIELD Earl G.  38469666  dead
   6  N   Sgt.  WINIGER Bernard A.  35715466   dead 
       
PW Cemetery Hoffnungstal near Wahn
 
One Person to many listed here

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3) 1016 o'clock. Boeing 5 km east of Wahn 15 km southwest of Koeln NP 4/7. 98% damage. Crash-fire, 4 deads,.- (KU 3175) MACR 9564

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KU 3175 MACR 9564

WININGER        Bernard A.         35715466          T 43 44        dead
Boeing Fortress B 17 G shot down on 11.Oct.1944. 1017 Training Center Wahn 71 NP 5
--------------------------------------
KU 3175
HATFIELD    Earl G.        38469666    T 43 44

Boeing Fortress B 17 G shot down on 11.Oct.1944. 1017. at Training Center shot down on 11.Oct.1944 1017. at Training Center Wahn direction Altenrath 71 NP 5.

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DATE AND TIME AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN: 11 October 1944 1017 hrs
CASUALTY NO.:         KU 3175
PLACE OF CRASH:     Wahn near Cologne
TYPE OF AICRAFT:    Fortress
REPORTING OFFICE: Hq Air Base Cologne-Ostheim

 NAME     RANK   SERIAL
 NUMBER
 CAPT'D
 WOUNDED
 DEAD
 PLACE OF INTERNMENT
 ANDERSON Arvid  2nd Lt.  O-2057793    captured  Dulag Luft West
 BROWN Robert Howard     Sgt.  1609473  captured  Dulag Luft West
 17 July 1922
 Minneapolis, Minn.
         
 FERGUSON William Hubert  Sgt.  37723707  captured  Dulag Luft West
 LORD Truman R.  Officer  O-768605  dead  
 PHILLIPS      O-771523  dead  
 RUIZ      O-776803  dead  
 WEISS      32423754  dead  
 Casualty No. KU3157  First Supplementary Report, dated 5 December 1944
 HATFIELD    Sgt.  38469666  dead  
 WINIGER    Sgt.  35715466  dead  
 MACR 9564          
 
REMARKS:
Dulag Luft, 6 November 1944 Wo.

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COPY
 
16 November, 1945
 
SUBJECT: Second Lieutenant Arthur F. Ruiz, O-776803
358 Bomb Sqdn, (H)
303 Bomb Group (H)
 
TO: Commanding Officer
358 Bomb Sqdn. (H)
303 Bomb Group (H)
APO 557, c/o Postmaster
New York, New York
 
1. This headquarters is in receipt of a letter from Mrs. Arthur J. Ruiz, 1136 Spruce Street, Berkeley 7, California, copy attached, concerning the death of her son, subject officer, 11 October, 1944.

2. Subject officer was a crew member of a B-17 (Flying Fortress) bomber which departed from England on a mission to Wesseling, Germany, on October 11, 1944.

3. Request a letter be written by the Commanding Officer to the above named parent, giving full details surrounding the death of subjected officer, copy to be forwarded to this headquarters.
 
FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL:
JOHN J. SMITH
Lt. Col.., Air Corps
Chief, Notification Section
Personal Affairs Branch
Personal Services Division, ACS-1

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