Accident and Missing Air Crew Reports

574th BOMB SQUADRON

ROLE: FLIGHT ENGINEER

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
574574000444w.ttBarnett, Ellis B.S/Sgt.35285927
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Top Turret Gunner - Box 2, low flight no.5. Janssen (575BS), low flight, no.2. NB Role assumed to be FE.
SOURCE: MACR 09831, 42-95842. 28 Jul 1944
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574574000444w.wgByrne, Thomas W.S/Sgt.32296055
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Waist Gunner - low flight, no.2.
SOURCE: MACR 07795, 42-95851. 7 Aug 1944
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5745740004412w.ttChristensen, Fred J.Cpl.36753900
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Top Turret Gunner - 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. Christensen's role is a guess. NB Role assumed to be FE.
SOURCE: MACR 11677, 42-95818. 23 Dec 1944
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57457400044w.tgFrazier, Richard F.S/Sgt.35343654
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Tail Gunner - Box 2, low flight, no.1. Enemy aircraft attacked on bomb run. 42-107597 no.5 on fire. Lost altitude. Both wings burning.
SOURCE: MACR 11669, 42-107597. 23 Dec 1944
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57457400044w.unkFrazier, Richard F.S/Sgt.35343654
SOURCE: MACR 11672, 43-34361. 23 Dec 1944
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574574000453w.tgHopson, Othel A.Sgt.39131086
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Tail Gunner - #583. Box 1, high flight, no.4. Hameln, Germany. #929K no.5. Joined formation, flew for 1 hour. Climbing steeply, left engine smoking, fell back, disappeared after flying through colud.
SOURCE: MACR 13671, 44-67929. 3 Apr 1945
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574574000449w.tgMilashoski, Raphael K.S/Sgt.16074877
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Tail Gunner - leading element of 3 ships. Aircraft 820-U left engine burst into flames. Fire spread to both engines. Waist gun jettisoned, 1 chute. 2 more chutes. Bombs salvoed. Aircraft exploded.
SOURCE: MACR 12606, 44-67820. 24 Feb 1945
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574574000452w.ttPiepenbrink, CharlesSgt.31366380
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Top Turret Gunner - #927R. Box 1, high flight, no.6. #929K had disappeared when we broke through cloud. NB Role assumed to be FE.
SOURCE: MACR 13671, 44-67929. 3 Apr 1945
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574574000432w.ttSwearingen, Paul J.S/Sgt.18115529
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Top Turret Gunner - Box 1, 2nd flight, no.1. Shofner's right engine burning about one minute after bombs dropped. He dropped out of formation and feathered the propeller. Engine fire appeared to out. Aircraft under control.
SOURCE: MACR 05131, 42-95827. 27 May 1944
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