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42-40769 Ketchum crew

Discussion in '93rd BG - Hardwick' started by Airwar, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    B-24D # 42-40769 " Iron Ass ", 93rd BG / 329th BS, 1 December 1943,MACR 2185

    1/Lt. Horace R. Ketchum - P
    2/Lt. Clinton A. Gruber - CP
    2/Lt. Charles J. Keating - N
    2/Lt. Gail E. Leediker Jr - B
    S/Sgt. John M. Sykes Jr. - E
    S/Sgt. Nelson A. Crawford - R
    T/Sgt. Leon Sellers - BTG
    S/Sgt. Guy P. Cheney - LWG
    S/Sgt. Floyd D. Dawson - RWG
    S/Sgt. Harry E. Byerman - TG

    T/O.Hardwick,assigned target Solingen,Germany.At 11.37hrs aircraft was seen to leave formation and turn back towards England. One engine was smoking badly and this was the last time aircraft was seen. Crashed near Eicherscheid,10 miles S of Euskirchen,Germany. 1 KIA, 9 POW

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