Accident and Missing Air Crew Reports

575th BOMB SQUADRON

ROLE: BOMBARDIER

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
574574000442w.bArena, Albert1/Lt.O745795
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Bombardier - In Metelsky aircraft. Stalnaker on left. Heavy and accurate FLAK in target area. 5 chutes. Aircraft peeled to right, stalled, and crashed.
SOURCE: MACR 06649, 42-95821. 8 Jul 1944
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575575000444w.togComer, Jack S.S/Sgt.10601613
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Bombardier - no.4. Stalnaker continued on bomb run after he was hit but was losing altitude. NB Role assumed to be Togglier.
SOURCE: MACR 06649, 42-95821. 8 Jul 1944
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575575000444w.bGarside, John A.1/Lt.O671339
WITNESS DETAILS & STATEMENT: Bombardier - Box 1, lead flight,no.1. 50 to 75 enemy aircraft. Attacked from rear in waves of 15 to 20 at a time. He saw 42-107671 with left engine on fire and right engine feathered.
SOURCE: MACR 11661, 42-107671. 23 Dec 1944
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