The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...
A/C lost in mid air explosion after E/A strafing. Entire crew lost KIA.
1st Lt Kenneth A Whiting - pilot (KIA) Salt Lake City, Utah
1st Lt Alvin W Moore - copilot (KIA) McMinnville, Oregon
2nd Lt Francis J Bednarek - navigator (KIA) Ashley, Pennsylvania
2nd Lt Edward S Waneski - bombardier (KIA) Brooklyn, New York
Sgt Peter Breda - top turret gunner (KIA) Lima, Ohio
Sgt Harry V Bates - ball turret gunner (KIA) Reinholds, Pennsylvania
Sgt Joseph Garbacz - right waist gunner (KIA) Detroit, Michigan
S/Sgt Milton R Nitsch - left waist gunner (KIA) Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Sgt Elmer J Anderson - nose turret gunner (KIA) Los Angeles, California
Sgt Oscar W Bateman - tail turret gunner (KIA) Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Military site : airfield
|Assigned||71025 Castelluccio dei Sauri FG, Italy||30 May 1944|
Assigned to the 725th Bomb Squadron, 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force.
|Shot Down||Türnitz, Austria||23 August 1944|
A/C was attacked and strafed by FW-190s over Turnitz, Austria on 23 August 1944. The fire that started on the left wing behind the #1 engine led to an explosion which left the A/C uncontrollable with all crew members KIA [killed in action]. MACR 7956.
|05 November 2016 02:57:14||466thHistorian||Changes to nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations|
|11 March 2015 14:20:50||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and media associations|