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Archive Report: US Forces
1941 - 1945

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2.08.1943 No. 326th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group B17F 42-29884 JW-D 1st. Lt. Hans Johnson

Operation: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Date: 12th August 1943 (Thursday)

Unit: No. 326th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group

Type: B17F Flying Fortress

Serial: 42-29884

Code: JW-D

Base: Podington

Location: Near Sevenum, six miles W of Venlo, Holland

Pilot: 1st Lt. Hans C. Johnson O-442687 USAAF PoW Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria

Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt. Donald E. Weir O-736431 USAAF PoW Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria

Eng/TT: T/Sgt. Paul A. Dickinson 16004389 USAAF PoW Stalag Gneizendorf

Ro/Gnr: S/Sgt. Herbert Jackson 10600471 USAAF PoW Stalag Gneizendorf

Nav: 2nd Lt. Robert H. Doolan O-795218 USAAF PoW Stalag Moosburg (Isar)

Air/Bmr: S/Sgt. Harold D. Broyles 18046530 USAAF Age 19. PoW Stalag Gneizendorf

BallGnr: S/Sgt. Azzan Mc Kagan 20654246 USAAF PoW Stalag Gneizendorf

LW/Gnr: T/Sgt. Rudolph J. Antala 15081558 USAAF PoW Stalag Gneizendorf

RW/Gnr: S/Sgt. Carlos M. Gutierrez 19081383 USAAF PoW Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria

Tail/Gnr: S/Sgt. John E. Treon 13030877 USAAF PoW Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria

REASON FOR LOSS:

Shot down by anti-aircraft fire and German fighters. Any further information would be gratefully received.

2nd Lt. Robert H. Doolan, eluded capture for 21 days before being arrested by German Gestapo.

Burial details:

None - all crew survived as PoW.

Researched by Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered - September 2016. Aircrew photographs courtesy John Allen. Others the Michel Beckers collection.

MB - 05.09.2016

Acknowledgments: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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