466th Bomb Group
Crew Estle Dale R
Location: North Pickenham
Command or Air force: 8th AF
466st Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron (Heavy)
Place of Departure: station 120
Destination: Vechta A/F Germany
Type of Mission: Obj Bomb
Weather Conditions at time of Crash: Cavu
Date: 15 August 1944
Aircraft: B-24 H
AAF Serial number: 42-95157
Number of Persons Aboard aircraft: 10
Pilot: Verdun W. Munroe 1Lt. 0-750818
Co-Pilot: Harry E. Haseman 2Lt. 0-820758
Navigator: Crowley H. Terence 2Lt. 0-716371
Bombardier: Charles D. Welde 2Lt 0-717121
R/Operator: . Stephen N. Reiter T/Sgt. 13170854
Tail/ Gunner: Gerald Dean Boles S/Sgt. 39275720
L/W/Gunner: . Dale R. Estle S/Sgt 37652527
Engineer: Frank Kayden T/Sgt 13084055
Ball-Turret: James Albert Ehredt S/Sgt 33568833
R/W Gunner: William J. Weisner S/Sgt 15383151
STATEMENT TAKEN AT INTERROGATION:
A/C 449 (Pilot Archer}, 157 (Pilot Munroe), 597 (Pilot Suchiu), and 532
(Pilot Harrington), were hit by E/A between Meppel and the Zyder Zee, on the
15 of August 1944.
A/C 449 (Archer) is reported to have exploded - 10 chutes see. 1 A/C is reported to have ditched successfully in the Zyder Zee.
The other 2 A/C were reported to have been hit and were seen to crash on land.
3 chutes were observed from one and 6 chutes from another.
There was no information from our air crews or from Division which could assist in determining which A/C crashed on land or ditched.
This information is coming from the MACR 8427