Re: 301st 5th wing 15th AF 1943-45
According to my reference only one plane from the 301st went missing on 18DEC44.It was B-17 44-8161
from the 353rd Squadron of the 301st.Details of the loss can be found in MACR 10893.
It came from this block number: Lockheed/Vega B-17G-50-VE Fortress
The tail number of the plane would be 48161.
NARA POW ARCHIVES lists 41 Air Force personnel as captured and held by the Germans on 18DEC44.Of these, only four (4) do not show a PARENT UNIT designation.One of these three just happens to be:
ARM OR SERVICE AC: AIR CORPS
DATE REPORT: DAY (DD)18
DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM)12
DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y)41944
STATE OF RESIDENCEnot given
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
PARENT UNIT NUMBER
PARENT UNIT TYPE
AREAEuropean Theatre: Germany
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD)11
LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM)03
LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y)61946
SOURCE OF REPORTIndividual has been reported through sources considered official.
STATUSReturned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
CAMP Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
I'm trying as best I can with the information you have provided....you spelled the first name two different ways and the last names two different ways in your most recent post.Feel free to drop me a line and I will advise you on how to acquire the MACR for this loss and then you will have the complete crew list with serial numbers and a proper search can be conducted.