Dec 43 - 445BG

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The 445th started flying combat missions in December, 1943.  One crew was lost on the third mission to Bremen, Germany; two more over Osnabrück, Germany on the fourth mission and finally two more near the end of the month going to Ludwigshafen, Germany on the sixth mission.

MACR #

Date

Tail Number

Pilot

Cause

6343

20 Dec 43

42-7534

2nd Lt Milton A. Patterson

Flak over the target, 10 KIA

16098

22 Dec 43

42-7520

2nd Lt Norman M. Nelson

Flak damaged; 10 KIA

15597

22 Dec 43

42-7554

1st Lt John H. Allen

Flak damaged; 7 KIA, 3 POW

4132

30 Dec 43

42-7508

2nd Lt Oliver J. Saunders

Flak damaged; 6 KIA, 4 POW

5210

30 Dec 43

41-29123

F/O William P. Kane

Ditched in the English Channel; 4 KIA, 6 RTD


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