B-17G " Liberty Run " 42-31315 614th
19 Jun 1944 Mission # 93 Target: Bordeaux, France
19 Jun 1944 , 04:45 engines are on.
41 aircraft were airborne by 05:53 , mission #93 , target today is a airfield at Bordeaux.
The Group encountered heavy clouds up to 30,000 feet on this mission.
They were led to the correct course, enabling the Wing Bombardier, Capt. Fesmire, to score a "shack".
Several minutes of very accurate flak were experienced over the target, resulting in the loss of three 401st aircraft.
Liberty Run received a direct hit in the tail, killing the tail gunner, Sgt. L. T. Maiden.
Over Spain, the crew members bailed out and were ultimately able to return to Deenethorpe.
Missing Air Crew Report : 5999
1. Organization : AAF Sta 128.
Alvah H. Chapman Capt. 0-461727 614 th
- Saw A/C approximately two (2) minutes before bombs away.
Hit by flak at tail position, went into steep glide and lost sight of.
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