Accident and Missing Air Crew Reports

573rd BOMB SQUADRON

ROLE: CO-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
57357300043w.cpEllertson, Wollert R.2/Lt.O692771
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Co-Pilot - low flight, no.3. Direct FLAK hit in left engine, parts blown off.
SOURCE: MACR 04482, 42-95829. 8 May 1944
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57357300044w.unkJames, Warren S.2/Lt.O822016
573573000454w.unkMassoni, Robert J.1/Lt.O782771
SOURCE: MACR 14863, 44-35303. 17 Aug 1945
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57357300044w.cpJames, Warren S.2/Lt.O822016
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Co-Pilot - high flight, no.6. Heavy, intense, accurate flak after turning off bomb run. Peters no.4. Hit by flak. 500 feet below. Left engine smoking. Right engine feathered. Still being hit by flak. Losing altitude rapidly. Peters called Cassidy (Flight Leader) to say they were bailing out. No chutes.
SOURCE: MACR 09530, 42-107595. 12 Oct 1944
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57357300043w.cpParker, George L.1/Lt.O757263
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: CP for Lt. Clark. Box 2, high flight, no.4. Porter's ship hit by FLAK under right wing. Oil coming out of oil cooler shutter. Dropped back and then pulled back into position but came too far to the right forcing us out of position (Porter no.6 ???). Then crossed beneath our flight, losing altitude.
SOURCE: MACR 05127, 42-95943. 28 May 1944
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573573000444w.cpWilson, Gilbert E.F/OT1788
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Co-Pilot - same flight as Goodson. Smoke coming from oil cooler. Right wheel well aflame.
SOURCE: MACR 05547, 42-95850. 28 May 1944
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