Accident and Missing Air Crew Reports

574th BOMB SQUADRON

ROLES: PILOT AND 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
574574000439w.pCarson, Charles W., Jr.1/Lt.O25958
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - Box 1, low flight, no.4
SOURCE: MACR 07795, 42-95851. 7 Aug 1944
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57457400044w.pChism, Jack W.1/Lt.O700428
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - Box 2, low flight. 43-34361 was No.6 position, appeared below and was missing its tail, rocking back and forth.
SOURCE: MACR 11672, 43-34361. 23 Dec 1944
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574574000449w.pSherwood, Norman W.1/Lt.O813962
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - leading element of 3 ships. Aircraft 820-U no.2. Hit by FLAK in right engine, which caught fire. Fire spread to bomb bay and navigator's compartment. Left formation.
SOURCE: MACR 12606, 44-67820. 24 Feb 1945
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57457400044w.unkSpangler, Richard B.1/Lt.O807535
SOURCE: MACR 11673, 42-95798. 23 Dec 1944
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57457400044w.pWoods, Philip L.2/Lt.O714813
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - Box 1, low flight, no.5. 12 enemy aircraft attacked and 42-95818 (No. 6) was hit in left engine. The engine burst into flames and the aircraft began to lose altitude.
SOURCE: MACR 11677, 42-95818. 23 Dec 1944
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57457400044w.pWoods, Philip L.2/Lt.O714813
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - Box 1, low flight, no.5.
SOURCE: MACR 11485, 42-95838. 23 Dec 1944
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57457400044w.pWoods, Philip L.1/Lt.O714813
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - Box 2, second flight, no.4. Aircraft 720 hit by FLAK in right wing, flipped over, and burst into flames.
SOURCE: MACR 12222, 42-107720. 10 Feb 1945
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574574000451w.tgYoung, Ralph C.2/Lt.O715921
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Tail Gunner - Box 2, high flight, no.4. Warrington No.5. 2 runs. Hit by FLAK. Hole the size of a turret in top of front bomb bay. Flames coming out. Made shallow turn to left under us. Spiralling towards ground with pieces of aircraft flying off until it hit the ground.
SOURCE: MACR 12203, 44-67914. 25 Jan 1945
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575575000432w.pMitchell, Kenneth W.Capt.O731630
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Pilot - no.2. Stalnaker hit by FLAK on bomb run. Black smoke from right engine. Oil cooler hit ? I took over lead. Spoke to Stalnaker who seemed calm.
SOURCE: MACR 06649, 42-95821. 8 Jul 1944
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575575000444w.cpCarpenter, Earl S.2/Lt.O689206
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Co-Pilot - no.2 on Stalnaker's wing. Stalnaker hit by FLAK. Smoke from right engine about 30 seconds before bombs dropped. He broke left, feathered right engine, and lost altitude. Capt. Mitchell called Stalnaker to say he would take over the lead. About 5 minutes later, he called Stalnaker to say he was trying to get him a fighter escort.
SOURCE: MACR 06649, 42-95821. 8 Jul 1944
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