Accident and Missing Air Crew Reports

573rd BOMB SQUADRON

ROLE: PILOT

INDIVIDUAL CREW MEMBERS

Sources: AAIR, USAAFDATA, MACR, WWII AAF Casualty List, NARA (see resources page).


Assigned
Squadron Crew Year Month Role Name Rank Serial Status
572572000449w.unkMacFarren, Donald J.1/Lt.O714732
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: aircraft left Marignane, France on route to Marrakech on ferry mission. Aircraft was seen to go into vertical dive. Wreckage seen floating in sea south of Marseilles.
SOURCE: MACR 14863, 44-35303. 17 Aug 1945
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573573000449w.pChannell, Charles C.2/Lt.O705903
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - high flight, no.5. Second bomb run. 30 seconds before bombs away left engine of no.4 smoking. 10 seconds before bombs away, his right engine went out. Losing speed and altitude rapidly.
SOURCE: MACR 09530, 42-107595. 12 Oct 1944
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573573000444w.pDillard, Frank P., Jr.1/Lt.O684297
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - Box 2, lead flight, no.2. Bombing by flight in trail. 30 enemy aircraft attacked high and low flights first. Enemy aircraft attacked singly from the rear.
SOURCE: MACR 11663, 42-107747. 23 Dec 1944
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573573000444w.pDillard, Frank P., Jr.1/Lt.O684297
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - Box 2, lead flight, no.2. Bombing by flights in trail. Enemy aircraft had already attacked our low and high flights. After turning off target, enemy aircraft attacked our 3 ship flight. 30 enemy aircraft making single attacks at our tails. Abraham 42-107747 wavered in formation and then dropped back. Last I saw of it. I could see explosive shells striking Boylan's aircraft 42-95825. Wings, fuselage, nacelles were hit. Speed fell to 180 and he nosed aircraft down. I then climbed and joined the lead flight of the Box ahead of us.
SOURCE: MACR 11662, 42-95825. 23 Dec 1944
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573573000432w.pPorter, Harry D.1/Lt.O731656
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - no.4. Direct FLAK hit in left engine.
SOURCE: MACR 04482, 42-95829. 8 May 1944
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57357300044w.pPutnam, Paul M.2/Lt.O700970
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - high flight, no.6. Aircraft lagging. Left engine smoking. Right engine feathered. Heavy, intense, accurate flak.
SOURCE: MACR 09530, 42-107595. 12 Oct 1944
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57357300043w.unkSloss, William1/Lt.O796895
573573000432w.unkThorn, David H.Capt.O793198
SOURCE: MACR 05853, 42-95849. 19 Mar 1944
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57357300043w.pSnyder, Richard J.1/Lt.O672240
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - low flight, no.3. Adams received direct FLAK hit in left engine. Salvoed bombs. 3 chutes from rear, 2 from bomb bay. Aircraft under control.
SOURCE: MACR 04482, 42-95829. 8 May 1944
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