*** B-17G(SH) - #42-30280 - 'Crazy Horse' ***

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482nd BG - Pathfinder Group - Triangle 'blank' - 812th BS - 'Squadron Code - MI' - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G(SH) - #42-30280 - 'Crazy Horse' - 21 Feb 1944 - Mission: Diepholz - MACR #2470 and MACR #2471
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14105080 - O-677742 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ralph W. Holcombe - Buncombe Co., NC - Age 26 - KIA

18058176 - O-662727 - Capt. - Command pilot - Gerald D. Binks - 385BG - Bexar Co., TX - Age 22 - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1

36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. - Co-pilot - John W. Baber - Cook Co., IL - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

32057144 - O-432504 - 1st Lt. - Navigator / Radar Operator - Charles A. Haupt - Queens Co., NY - Age 28 - EVD

17087182 - O-682366 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joel D. Punches - 385BG - Gage County, NE - Age 28 - EVD

39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. - Observer - Edward H. Horner Jr. - San Luis Obispo Co.,CA - Age 29 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

13032520 - O-683105 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - William H. Barrett - Isle of Wight Co., VA - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

39108878 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Top Turret Gunner - Steven F. Martin - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

18189754 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Thomas D. Kennedy - Galveston Co., TX - Age 21 - POW - Stalag Luft 3

13137183 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Henry Raemer Jr. - Baltimore Co., - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

39854150 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Bryce W. Long - Maricopa Co., AZ - Age 27 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

6578178 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harold M. Booth - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - EVD

32284616 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William M. Blake - Oswego Co., NY - Age 26 - POW - Stalag Luft 4
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Remark: Position of crew, especially 7 officers, is not consistent in a variety of papers
This need a 2nd review - 12 Sep 2016 - info PATS




SGLO - T3438

B-17G(SH) - #42-30280 - 21 Feb 1944 - 15:45 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 13

14105080 - O-677742 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ralph W. Holcombe - Buncombe Co., NC - Age 26 - KIA 18058176 - O-662727 - Capt. - Command pilot - Gerald Deutscher Binks - 385BG - Bexar Co., TX - Age 22 - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. - Co-pilot - John William Baber - Cook Co., IL - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 32057144 - O-432504 - 1st Lt. - Navigator / Radar Operator - Charles Andrew Haupt - Queens Co., NY - Age 28 - EVD 17087182 - O-682366 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joel Dean Punches - 385BG - Gage County, NE - Age 28 - EVD
39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. - Observer - Edward Henry Horner Jr. - San Luis Obispo Co.,CA - Age 29 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 13032520 - O-683105 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - William Henry Barrett - Isle of Wight Co., VA - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 39108878 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Top Turret Gunner - Steven F. Martin - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - POW - Stalag Luft 4 18189754 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Thomas D. Kennedy  - Galveston Co., TX - Age 21 - POW - Stalag Luft 3
13137183 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Henry Raemer Jr.  - Baltimore Co., - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 4 39854150 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Bryce W. Long  - Maricopa Co., AZ - Age 27 - POW - Stalag Luft 4 6578178 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harold 'Buck' M. Booth  - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - EVD 32284616 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William M. Blake  - Oswego Co., NY - Age 26 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

- 1 KIA - 3 EVD - 9 POW -

HOLCOMBE(†) - BINKS - BABER - HAUPT - PUNCHES
HORNER JR. - BARRETT - MARTIN - KENNEDY
RAEMER JR. - LONG - BOOTH - BLAKE


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