Capt Eugene E Lockhart

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  1. Dennis and Gerda

    Dennis and Gerda New Member

    Rank: Captain
    Army Serial Number: 0-765816
    Unit: 351 Bomb Squad 100th Bomb Group/H
    Hometown: Monroe County, Michigan
    Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart,
    The Air Medal and additional Awards
    Missing in Action
    Date of Missing: 3 Februari 1945
    Memorialized at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. Name is on the Wall of Missings
    The following information comes from the macr, number 12046
    Macr: missing air crew report.
    Aircraft (A / C) 44-8379 was hit, according to reports by a ground missile, a few seconds before the bombs were dropped.
    The plane made its bomb run and dropped the bombs too.
    The fire caused thick white smoke, it came from various places of the airplane.
    The door to the bomb to drop was close to directly then be opened.
    The pilot opened his window and flew right hanging a bit.
    The plane flew low in North-eastern direction for a while, while 6 members of the crew jumped from the aircraft.
    3 of them by the wing and 3 to the shutters of the bombs.
    Then there was a small explosion in the number 3 engine and the aircraft began burning and went down spinning and collapse.
    The plane was last seen at an altitude of 15000 ft / 4,5 km.
    It crashed on February 3, 1945 at 11:28 in coordinates 5321 N / 1323 O.
    7 of a total of 11 crew members are missing in action.
    2 men of the crew were killed in action.
  2. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

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