Accident and Missing Air Crew Reports

574th BOMB SQUADRON

ROLE: RADIO GUNNER

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
573573000444w.wgRaymond, Warren D.T/Sgt.16146455
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Waist Gunner - lead flight, no.3.
SOURCE: MACR 09831, 42-95842. 28 Jul 1944
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57457400043w.wgForster, William J.T/Sgt.33370371
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Waist Gunner - In Metelsky aircraft. Stalnaker leading Box 1. We were in last flight of Box 2. 5 chutes.
SOURCE: MACR 06649, 42-95821. 8 Jul 1944
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574574000451w.wgGrimes, Charles M.Cpl.17151951
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Waist 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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574574000432w.rgHammond, Robert E.T/Sgt.15102407
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Radio Gunner - in aircraft behind Shofner. Shofner hit by FLAK. Right engine burst into flames. Ship left formation in shallow glide and he feathered propeller. Engine fire went out.
SOURCE: MACR 05131, 42-95827. 27 May 1944
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574574000444w.ttWay, Richard H.S/Sgt.12218199
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Top Turret Gunner - no.3. As above. 4 chutes.
SOURCE: MACR 05135, 41-31716. 27 May 1944
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574574000449w.wgWidner, James R.S/Sgt.15080706
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Waist Gunner - leading element of 3 ships. Aircraft 820-U no.2 on fire. Both engines on fire, one feathered. 1 chute. 2 more chutes. Bombs salvoed. Aircraft went into a dive and exploded.
SOURCE: MACR 12606, 44-67820. 24 Feb 1945
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