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The Crew of 42-5893 Sad Sack



  • Charles Cothran

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943 (MACR 197.) Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag XVIIB. Killed during Death March in 1945. The Army recovered his body from a mass grave in Stein, Austria, and established officially that his death came during a...


  • 42-5893

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Tinker 13/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-M] Bassingbourn 24/5/43; transferred 336BS/95BG [ET-F] Horham 16/6/43; 8m, Missing in Action Hannover 26/7/43 with Oliver Robichaud, Co-pilot:...


Date Contributor Update
03 May 2018 06:18:31 RayWells Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations

His nephew Jay Smith