M A C R

MISSING AIR CREW REPORT

Missing Air Crew Report



WAR DEPARTMENT
HEADQUARTERS ARMY AIR FORCES
WASHINGTON
MISSING AIR CREW REPORT


     IMPORTANT: This report will be compiled in triplicate by each Army Air Forces organization within 48 hours of the time an aircraft is officially reported missing.

1.  ORGANIZATION: Location Stornara Command or Air Force 15th AF
     Group  456th Bomb  Squadron 745th Bomb   Detachment
2.  SPECIFY: Point of Departure Stornara Fld Course W x NW to target
     Intended Destination  Grottaferrata Type of Mission  Combat
3.  WEATHER CONDITIONS AND VISIBILITY AT TIME OF CRASH OR WHEN      LAST REPORTED  CAVU  (Ceiling Absolute Visibility Unlimited)
4.  GIVE: (a) Date 17 Feb. 44;Time: 1100  and location near target
     of last known whereabouts of missing aircraft.  (b) Specify whether
     (x) Last Sighted: ( ) Last Contacted by Radio; ( ) Forced Down ( ) Seen
     to Crash; or ( )Information not available.
5.  AIRCRAFT WAS LOST OR IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LOST AS A RESULT OF
     (Check only one) ( ) Enemy Aircraft: (x) Enemy Anti-Aircraft; ( )
     Other Circumstances as Follows _________________
6.  AIRCRAFT: Type, Model and Series B-24 H ; AAF Serial Number 42-52315
7.  ENGINES: Type, Model and Series  * ; AAF Serial Number (a) CP-301072
    (b) CP-301208 (c) CP-301292 (d) CP-301115
8.  INSTALLED WEAPONS (Furnish below make, type and Serial Number)
     (a)                  (b)                    (c)                     (d)                   
     (e)                  (f)                     (g)                     (h)                   
9.  THE PERSONS LISTED BELOW WERE REPORTED AS: (a) Battle Casualty  X  
     or (b) Non Battle Casualty____________________________.
10. NUMBER OF PERSONS ABOARD AIRCRAFT: Crew 10 Passengers none
                                                    Total  10 
     Starting with the pilot, furnish the following particulars; If more
     than 12 persons were aboard aircraft, list similar particulars
     on separate sheet and attach original to this form.

 

Crew Position
Name in full
Rank
Serial Number
Pilot Eidson, John A 1st Lt. O-793086
Co-Pilot Murray, Francis K. 2nd Lt. O-745929
Navigator McDaniel, James W. 2nd Lt. O-692040
Bombardier Blakewell, Robert R. 2nd Lt. O-752703
Eng. Gnr. Ruhe, Erwin M. T/Sgt 37438879
Eng. Gnr. Blalock, Robert M. T/Sgt 34448797
Arm. Gnr. Adkins, Joseph G. S/Sgt 35489910
Arm. Gnr. Caruso, Joseph L. S/Sgt 32726669
Arm. Gnr. Olivet, Carmine V. S/Sgt. 13125543
Arm. Gnr. Stephens, David A. S/Sgt. 19193189


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