Dan W Means crew

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  1. Dennis and Gerda

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    Crew R75
    The Dan W Means crew
    Location: North Pickenham
    Command or Air force: 8th AF
    491st Bomb Group 853 Bomb Squadron (Heavy)
    Place of Departure: North Pickenham
    Destination: HAMM/GERMANY
    Type of Mission: Aerial Combat
    Weather Conditions at time of Crash: Cavu
    Date: 2 Oct 1944
    Time: 13:47
    Aircraft: B-24 H
    AAF Serial number: 42-95104
    Number of Persons Aboard aircraft: 9
    Pilot: Means Dan W. 2Lt. 0-705750
    Co-Pilot: Clark John L. 2Lt. 0-818605
    Bombardier: Ainsworth, Edward M. 2Lt. 0-669941
    Engineer: Rhodes, Raymond R. T/Sgt. 18166759
    R/Operator: Lyons, Robert P. T/Sgt. 36327011
    R/W/ Gunner: Nimmer, George J. S/Sgt. 33797269
    L/W/Gunner: Finnegan, Maurice W. S/Sgt 31298846
    Tail/Gunner: Maxwell, Britt D.JR S/Sgt 34678301
    Nose/Gunner: Ricker, Lincoln S. S/Sgt 32013166
    STATEMENT TAKEN AT INTERROGATION:
    B-24, A/C No. 104 -X, WENT DOWN WITH No.1 AND No.2 ENGINE SMOKING, AND CRASHED NEAR HAMM/GERMANY AT 13:47 HOURS,
    CAUSE UNKNOWN, 3 CHUTES OBSERVED.
     
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    22 page MACR 9427 starts here on fold3 https://www.fold3.com/image/28706532
    only 2nd Lt Edward M Ainsworth (B), ASN: O-669941 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47523254 and T/Sgt Robert P Lyons (RO), ASN: 36327011 https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...=F&q=36327011&bc=,sl,sd&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=89162 survived as POW/RTD. All others KIA, identification of all difficult due to charred remains.


    2Lt Dan W Means (P) 0-705750 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56359783
    2Lt John L Clark. (CP) 0-818605 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113449136
    2Lt Edward M. Ainsworth, (B) 0-669941, POW/RTD
    T/Sgt Raymond R Rhodes (ETTG) 18166759 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56360526
    T/Sgt Robert P Lyons (RO) 36327011, POW/RTD
    S/Sgt Gunner: George J Nimmer (RWG) 33797269 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55956696
    S/Sgt Maurice W Finnegan (LWG) 31298846 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120382824
    S/Sgt Britt D Maxwell, JR (TG) 34678301 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56359646
    S/Sgt Ricker S Lincoln (NG) 32013166 https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56360546
     

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    We are Lucky to be in contact with 5 families of this crew. knowing the Means family, Ricker family, Rhodes family, Maxwell family and the Lyons family. The 4 members of this crew who are buried at the American War Cemetery of Ardennes are adopted by us, Thanks to the families we made a journey into their lives. Making sure they will never be forgotten.
     
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