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Monument for B-24 41-29118 "Nine Yanks and a jerk" in Perwez

Discussion in '445th BG - Tibenham' started by Raphaël, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Raphaël

    Raphaël Member

    Yesterday I visited and photographed the monument of " Nine Yanks and a jerk " erected in my region .
    He was shot the 12 april 1944 by the Leutnant Waldemar Radener of 7/jg 26 .
    The monument was inaugurated the 10 april 2004 by Lt Gilbert Shawn pilot of the " Nine Yanks and a jerk " .
    In this crash Sgt Clabaugh and Cotron were dead .
    Lt Barnett , Sgt Harpin and Sgt Ouellette were POW .
    Lt Shawn , Lt Hermanski , Lt Pritchett , Sgt Bowman and Sgt Augustus evaded with the local help and " Comete" 19073332_241009906386451_1800989416_o.jpg 19048311_241010483053060_1241015123_o.jpg
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  2. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    E & E reports:

    Both the MACR and the E &E reports list the pilot as Samuel Gilbert Schleichkorn, not Gilbert Samuel Shawn as is shown above. Apparently a postwar name change. He died Nov 12, 2005.

    Some more information here (you can select English version in the top left corner):

    Samuel G Schleichkorn (Shawn) https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556301

    Robert J Pritchet https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556302

    Lloyd V Hermanski https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556616

    Charles S Bowman https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556617

    Robert C Augustus https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556698
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  4. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    B-24H-1-CF-41-29118, 703BS, 445BG, 8AF; lost 12 April 1944 near Liege Belgium.

    MACR 3829 starts here https://www.fold3.com/image/29623708 for those with fold3 access.

    Those who did not evade:

    2nd Lt James E Barnett, O-681303 (CP) (Oregon) Original enlistment 13 March 1942, ASN: 39093028, https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...tf=F&q=39093028&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=7612037 POW/RTD/EUS Stalag 7A https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=O&681303&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=42474 Findagrave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=327612

    T/Sgt Frederick C Cotron, Jr., 11101278 (RO) (Connecticut) KIA/Chute failure, enlistment 29 Oct 1942 https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...&tf=F&q=11101278&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=429471 Findagrave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=153994174

    S/Sgt Raymond J Ouellette, 31173967 (WG) (New Hampshire), enlistment 24 Aug 1942 https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...tf=F&q=31173967&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=2360076 POW/RTD/EUS, Stalag Luft 4 https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...&tf=F&q=31173967&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=105621 Findagrave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1053513

    S/Sgt Charles C Harpin, 31281379 (WG) (Connecticut), enlistment 21 Jan 1943 https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...tf=F&q=31281379&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=2463299 POW/RTD/EUS, Stalag Luft 4 https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...6&tf=F&q=31281379&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=72869 Findagrave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131676553

    S/Sgt Martin E Clabaugh, 15329328 (TG) (Ohio), MIA/DED/ may have crashed with ship or other, still MIA. Enlistment 16 Oct 1942 https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...tf=F&q=15329328&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1147881 Findagrave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56280113

    Some crew member content here http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/843

    Edit: Has any one annotated the crew photo post above on BBW? Perhaps Mike Simpson 445BG knows who is who in this crew image, as he is the noted contributor to that BBW page?
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