From what I gather from "Ted's Travelling Circus", there were two planes that collided on 29 March !944. One was 42-100320 GO A of the 328th Squadron was salvaged. There is definite mention of the pilot, but reading between the lines, it must have been Lt Robert L McFetrich. This crew was composed of McFetrich, Lt Harry Cassel, (CP) William H. Lowry, (N), Sgt Clifford E. White, (TT), Carl J. Mead, (RO), Orland J. Watson and William R. Bloom, gunners. There were buried in American Military Cemetery, Cambridge. James A. Blood and James E. Scanlon, gunners, survived.
The other plane (no serial number listed but I will try to ferret it out) was piloted by Chester D. McKinster fo the 330th Squadron. Killed along with McKinster were Lt. Robert M. Trask (CP), Robert J. Poe (B), Earl J. Norris, (N), Sgts Herman B. Larosn, (TT), William J. Franke, Stephen Remias, Steve T. Klovis, Thomas O. Byrd, all buried in American Military Cemetery, Cambridge. Only Keneth L. Guerney (RO) survived.
This happened duing the forming up over Halesworth, Suffolk for a N0-Ball mission to Watten. Ironically, the mission was recalled.
There were 20 civilians killed and 53 injured, Halesworth's most costly air crash.
Children in a nearby school had been drilled to find cover under their desks and had plane engines, propellers and broken bodies falling all around them.
Vic Walzel, brother of 1st Lt Leland H. Walzel, bombardier with the 93rd Bomb Group, 330th Squadron. KIA 6 March 1944 on his 25th mission. www.lelandwalzel.150m.com