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Fliegermorde 390th BG

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War, MIA, & Internees' started by Airwar, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    B-17G # 42-97863 '' Shack Rat '', BI*S, 390th BG/ 568th BS. July 29th 1944. MACR 7821

    1/Lt. Charles A. Norby - Pilot

    Case 12-1911,War Crimes Trials Dachau,proves that Lt. Norby was shot by an auxilary policeman
    when taken by car from Buttstadt to Weimar. The accused got life imprisonment.

    Jaap

    https://www.wwiimemorial.com/Registry/plaque_wardept.aspx?honoreeID=985956
     
  2. Sonofshackrat

    Sonofshackrat New Member

    My father, 2/Lt. Robert T. Hanrahan, was the navigator on this plane. None of the crew knew exactly what happened to Lt. Norby; all they knew was that he was KIA and the alleged wreckage site (Bad Bibra).

    This is not a complete suprise, but it is shocking nonetheless. I will relay this information of the one surviving crew member.

    Thank you so much for posting this.
     
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  3. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the AAF forum Sonofshackrat.

    Case No. 12-1911 (US vs. Hermann Brueckner et al) Tried 12 Mar. 47 [Edit]: http://www.online.uni-marburg.de/icwc/dachau/000-012-1911.pdf

    78 page MACR 7821 available on fold3 for those with access starting here https://www.fold3.com/image/29440154

    Your fathers NARA, POW record https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...obert+T.+Hanrahan&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=72374

    Findagrave Memorial https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87249910

    1st Lt Charles A Norby Crew
    1st Lt Charles A Norby Crew.png
    Source https://www.390th.org/browse-the-library/

    Scott
     
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  4. Sonofshackrat

    Sonofshackrat New Member

    Yes, thanks so much--I meant to post the link to the JVL myself but in my current state of mind forgot to do so.
     
  5. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Bill,welcome to this forum. Next week I shall look for more information.
    Scott gives it a start,

    regards Jaap
     
  6. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Well-Known Member

    May I suggest to use this pdf.?
    http://www.online.uni-marburg.de/icwc/dachau/000-012-1911.pdf
    The Jewish Virtual library often has technical problems in showing the correct pdf. I do not know where the reason for that is.
    There was another incident in March 1945, 3 or 4 RAF air men were killed. This leads to the question if there was a liquidation squad organized by the Party, SS, Gestapo or other Nazi organizations. Since the second incident was - if - brought before trial it happened in the british occupation zone. Unfortunately these british cases are not online (which helps so much!).
     
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  7. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Susanne,
    I have edited my post #3 to use your Dachau trial link.
    Scott
     
  8. Sonofshackrat

    Sonofshackrat New Member

    Thanks to all!
     

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