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MM370

Mosquito

Crew was briefed to take movies of the operation 13.08.1944. The pilot in his eagerness to do a great job stayed too low, and his plane was hit by bomb fragments, causing it to crash.
Southeast of Le Havre on the north bank of the mouth of the river Seine was the spot where the first bomb struck. MM370 flew through the B17's bomb burst approximatey ten seconds after the strike on near side of bomb burst. The pilot was thrown from the A/C, Observer last seen in A/C nose. 1 KIA / 1 POW. MACR 8543.

Service

Units

People

  • August Kurjack

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Cameraman | 25th Bomb Group
    On August 13, 1944, pilot Lt Dean Sanner and cameraman Kurjack were on a photo reconnaissance of drone bomber (Aphrodite)attack on Le Havre submarine pens in Mosquito MM370. The pilot in his eagerness to do a great job stayed too low, and his plane...

  • Dean Sanner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    On August 13, 1944, pilot Sanner and cameraman August Kurjack were on a photo reconnaissance of drone bomber (Aphrodite) attack on Le Havre submarine pens a Mosquito MM370 bomber. Flew to low and close and hit by bombs explosion, became a POW.

Missions

  • 549

    13 August 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Le Havre, France 13 August 1944

Crew was briefed to take movies of the operation 13.08.1944. The pilot in his eagerness to do a great job stayed too low, and his plane was hit by bomb fragments, causing it to crash.
Southeast of Le Havre on the north bank of the mouth of the river Seine was the spot where the first bomb struck. MM370 flew through the B17's bomb burst approximatey ten seconds after the strike on near side of bomb burst. 1 KIA / 1 POW. MACR 8543.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2015 09:57:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=8543&Submit=Go MACR details.
http://www.fold3.com/image/28674131/ MACR details.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8543 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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