Geschichte der
B-17 #43-37834

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Slated 100BG, Assigned 730BS/452BG [6K-T] Deopham Green 28/6/44; transferred 748BS/457BG [T] Glatton 29/6/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Fred Lockwald, Navigator: Jim Rawls, Bombardier: Seymour Slganick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carlton Killgo, Ball turret gunner: Drew Sheffield, Waist gunner: John Wranesh,Tail gunner: Everett Mohannah (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Joe Jirik(veteran of Pacific War), Radio Operator: Harry Jacobson (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Wetzleben, SE of Brunswick, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9769.

Details 43-37834

Plane 43-37834, flown by Lt Fred J. Lockwald, was hit by fighters just moments after turning on the IP. Details of exactally what happened to these planes on this attack are scarce. The attack lasted 13 minutes. There were about 50 ME-109’s and FW-190’s that hit from below at six and nine oclock. The damage was done by 30 mm cannon shells and this plane, along with four others in the Squadron, left the formation and crashed in Germany. Two of the crew were killed and the rest POW’s.

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Crew 43-37834

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTFred J. LockwaldPOW
CP2LTLt Joseph JirikKIA
BOMB2LTSeymour F. SalganickPOW
ENG/TTSGTCarlton KillgoPOW
ROSGTHarry I. JacobsonKIA
BTSGTDrew L. SheffieldPOW
WGSGTJohn WraneshPOW
TGSGTEverett A. Mahannah, JrPOW

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