I am researching my Dad's WWII history (Sgt. Joe R. Dearman). He was a nose gunner assigned to Lt. Curtis Eatman Crew #142, Bomb Group 465 Heavy, Bomb Squad 782. His crew bailed out over Yugoslavia 18 December 1944 on return from bomb target Blechhammer, Germany. The crew was MIA for 10 days and walked out with help from the Partisians. I reasearched the MACR data base and matched the date, Bomb Group, Bomb Squad to MACR # 10637. I recently received the MACR #10637. To my disappointment, it is for the Lt. Donald Edwin Clodfelter crew assigned to 465th / 781. I am puzzled now as where to go from here for the correct MACR.
You guys do an excellent job and I am requesting your help with the correct MACR. My Dad died in 1964 when I was a small boy and I have spent years researching his military footsteps. Any additional information, pics, planes, etc. on Bomb Group 465 / Bomb Squad 782, Crew 142 would be appreciated.
Aiken, South Carolina WmDearman@aol.com