Accident and Missing Air Crew Reports

575th 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
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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5755750004310w.tgDaprato, Robert F.F/OT122880
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Tail Gunner !!! lead flight, lead ship. Sullivan was No.7.
SOURCE: MACR 05689, 42-95848. 7 Jun 1944
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575575000444w.cpWakeland, Vernon E.F/OT1786
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Co-Pilot - Box 2, lead flight, No.5.
SOURCE: MACR 06360, 42-107811. 5 Jul 1944
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57557500043w.unkWilkinson, Edward S.1/Lt.O795542
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Second flight, No.2. Aldridge's aircraft was hit by FLAK in right engine which burst into flames. His aircraft made a steep turn to the right. I pulled up over him and caught his prop wash as he passed under me. The boards inside my waist window were blistered from the fire.
SOURCE: MACR 04216, 42-95845. 27 Apr 1944
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