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November, 1944 saw only a few missions being flown, but late in the month, on a strike against the oil refineries at Misburg, Germany, fate struck again.  After the mission was aborted due to weather over the target, the 445th was hit by a group of German Fw 190's that took advantage of a layer of clouds that separated the bombers from their fighter escort.  Five planes went down in short order and the prompt arrival of their escorts prevented the loss of more.

MACR #

Date

Tail Number

Pilot

Cause

10409

21 Nov 44

42-100337

1st Lt Harold P. Zenner

Hit by flak; 7 KIA, 2 POW

10754

26 Nov 44

42-94940

2nd Lt William L. Boykin Jr

Shot down by fighters; 6 KIA, 3 POW

11214

26 Nov 44

42-50467

1st Lt John D. Barringer Jr

Shot down by fighters; 9 KIA

11216

26 Nov 44

42-50729

2nd Lt Lee E. McPartland

Shot down by fighters; 2 KIA, 7 POW

11217

26 Nov 44

42-50756

2nd Lt Daniel W. Snow

Shot down by fighters; 9 POW

11218

26 Nov 44

42-51549

2nd Lt Clarence W. Harris

Shot down by fighters; 9 POW

11215

29 Nov 44

42-50472

1st Lt Stanley L. Morley

Hit by flak; 5 KIA, 5 POW


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