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Crew R75

 The Dan W Means crew

 

Location: North Pickenham

Command or Air force: 8th AF

 491st Bomb Group   853 Bomb Squadron (Heavy)

Place of Departure: North Pickenham

Destination: HAMM/GERMANY

Type of Mission: Aerial Combat

Weather Conditions at time of Crash: Cavu

Date: 2 Oct 1944

Time: 13:47

Aircraft: B-24 H

AAF Serial number: 42-95104

Number of Persons Aboard aircraft: 9

 

 

 

 

Pilot:                Means Dan W.                         2Lt.     0-705750

 

Co-Pilot:          Clark John L.                          2Lt.     0-818605

 

Bombardier:     Ainsworth, Edward M.           2Lt.      0-669941

 

Engineer:          Rhodes, Raymond R.           T/Sgt.      18166759

 

R/Operator:       Lyons, Robert P.                T/Sgt.      36327011

 

R/W/ Gunner:    Nimmer, George J.            S/Sgt.      33797269

 

L/W/Gunner:      Finnegan, Maurice W.      S/Sgt       31298846

 

Tail/Gunner:       Maxwell, Britt D.JR          S/Sgt      34678301

 

Nose/Gunner:     Ricker, Lincoln S.             S/Sgt       32013166

  

STATEMENT TAKEN AT INTERROGATION:

 

B-24, A/C No. 104 -X, WENT DOWN WITH No.1 AND No.2 ENGINE SMOKING, AND CRASHED NEAR HAMM/GERMANY AT 13:47 HOURS,

CAUSE UNKNOWN, 3 CHUTES OBSERVED.

 

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