B-17G " Omar the Dentmaker " 42-37833 615th
26 March 1944 Mission # 44 Target: Watten , France
26 march 1944 , 12:15 engines are on , 21 aircraft were airborne by 13:04
Target today is " Crossbow " (German V-1 rocket sites in the Pas de Calias area of France)
This mission involved sending 573 8th Air Force bombers to attack 16 rocket sites.
Flak was moderate but extremely accurate.
The B-17 piloted by Capt. W. M. Rumsey, " Omar the Dentmaker " (42-37833), was shot down over the target.
This was one of the Group's original crews and aircraft.
Missing Air Crew Report : 3599
1. Organization : AAF Sta 128.
Mission to Watten, France, operation " Crossbow " (Nazi rocket sites), just before bomb run, plane was hit by flak.
Chrashed near Bouquemaison, France.
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