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42-100829

C-47 Skytrain

Assigned to 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost in fatal crash at Cuneo, Italy. 30-Oct-45. Transfer flight from Neubiberg, Germany to Nice, France flew into mountain side killing 3 man crew and 12 passengers. MACR 15451.

Crew: Pilot Capt George J Rice, Co-pilot 1st Lt Raymond E Wolf, Fl/Eng M/Sgt Albert A Nordone, R/O Cpl Edward C Neidzweicki

Passengers: 1st Lt Harold Arrendale, 1st Lt Jack O Bussard, 1st Lt Anton E Rosengreen, 1st Lt Merle F Cedoz, M/Sgt George Kruger, Sgt Charles I Nelson, Cpl Raymond E Stoll, Miss Mary C Rhodes, Miss Ruth Murdoch and Miss Naomi Steed.

Service

Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

People

  • Harold Arrendale

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW). Killed in fatal crash of C-47A 42-100829 at Cuneo, Italy. DNB. 30-Oct-45. Passenger on transfer flight from Neubiberg, Germany to Nice, France flew into mountain side killing all 15 onboard. MACR...

  • Jack Bussard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost in fatal crash at Cuneo, Italy. 30-Oct-45. Transfer flight in C-46 42-100829 from Neubiberg, Germany to Nice, France flew into mountain side Died non Battle (DNB). MACR...

  • Merle Cedoz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 357th Fighter Group

  • George Rice

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    1 victory on 5 Dec 1944

  • Anton Rosengreen

    Military | First Lieutenant | 357th Fighter Group

  • Raymond Wolf

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    1 victory on 27 Nov 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 12100 Cuneo, Province of Cuneo, Italy 30 October 1945

Lost in fatal crash at Cuneo, Italy. 30-Oct-45. Transfer flight from Neubiberg, Germany to Nice, France flew into mountain side killing 3 man crew and 12 passengers. MACR 15451.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 17:07:54 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events and person associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451030-0
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-100829
https://www.fold3.com/image/29434527

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 15451 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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