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Hoyt O Burckhalter

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Tail gunner, Evans, Rowland crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a filed and hit a ditch. 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel, Germany. Returned to duty.

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  • Rowland Evans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Evans crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch. 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Marion Harkness

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Evans, R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel...

  • Irving Kraut

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' in Norfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Delbert Rasey

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    WG, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel, Germany....

  • Julius Rivera

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Melvin Samuels

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Evans R crew. 382st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F 42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to...

  • John Sasson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Everett Scarborough

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Julius Vargo

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    WG, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission 356 to Kiel, Germany....

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

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Date Contributor Update
20 January 2018 20:11:06 ARowe95 Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:21 AAM AAM ingest
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8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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