B-17G 42-31930 613th
22 February 1944 Mission #26 Target: Oschersleben/Magdeburg
22 February 44 , 0815 hours , engines are on.
32 aircraft were airborne by 0935 , mission #26 , target today is a Aircraft manufacturing plant in Oschersleben , Germany,
but when the formation reached the target, it was under cloud cover and Magdeburg was attacked instead.
The plane was shot down by fighters and flak.
All men except one , bailed out and are POW`s
Missing Air Crew Report : 2660
1. Organization : AAF Sta 128.
Thomas H. Holland S/Sgt. 38211220 613th
Donald A. Hecker T/Sgt. 36522865 613th
John H. Nicely S/Sgt. 13156041 613th
- Plane peeled off just as Focke Wulf 190 attacked.
Dropped to 10-12.000 Ft and leveled off.
All 4 engines were running when last seen.
Being attacked by 2 enemy planes ( thought to be 190's ) as it headed due West at 10.000 Ft.
Mission to Magdeburg, germany, Plane peeled off just as Focke Wulf 190 attacked. Chrashed near Haaren, Germany
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