26 November 1943


326th Squadron

a/c B-17F-110-BO
230608 T
last seen going into cloud full of fighters
all killed

Crew Member Position
2 Lt. Truman A. Shannon P
2 Lt. Theodore R. Hansen C
2 Lt. Jos. H. Joffe N
2 Lt. Robt E. Hamm B
T/Sgt. Paul D. Magness E
T/Sgt. Clarence L. Wentzell R
S/Sgt. Grady H. Gwin BT
S/Sgt. Ireene R. Plante RW
S/Sgt. David W. Hurley LW
S/Sgt. Wm. H. Langford TG

327th Squadron

a/c B-17 F-30-DL
23165 T

Crew Member Position Status
2 Lt. Hugh C. Doughtery, Jr. P K
2 Lt. 2 Lt. Hugh C. Doughtery, Jr. C K
2 Lt. Samuel Korvelak N K
2 Lt. Paul L. Marshall, Jr. B P
S/Sgt. Robert L. Cox E K
S/Sgt. Raymond W. Barnes R P
Sgt. Henry J. Davis BT K
Sgt. David W. H. Rood RW K
S/Sgt. Edward E. Iantosca LW P
S/Sgt. Robert A. Valdez T K

Airman Squadron Position Status Pilot
1 Lt. Bernard Makowski* 326 P 20 mm wound in right hand Makowski
2 Lt. Wallace C. Upson* 326 C five 20 mm wounds in left forearm, neck across Adam's apple and across left eye. Left leg also wounded. Makowski
Sgt. Carl O. Atteberry 326 T K-- unconscious due to lack of oxygen. Cause of oxygen failure not known Makowski
Lt. Ben Van Denelzen 407 B glass cut over left eye and under right eye Halderman

*under constant attack on bomb run
2 Lt. Stanley F. Koropsak - bomb'r - managed to release bombs accurately
on leaving target area manned nose guns
warded off numerous fierce attacks
destroyed one enemy aircraft
when attacks ended, he moved Upson, gave him first aid
then flew a/c back to England
helped Makowski land

T/Sgt. Ralph L. Shaw - E - also gave first aid to Lt. Upson

Lt. Koropsak and Sgt. Shaw were awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses in February 1944 for their efforts on this mission.

Other Injuries, Illnesses

Airman Squadron Position Injury Pilot
S/Sgt. John J. Mulchrone 326 R slightly frozen neck Lansing
Sgt. Cecil R. Tucker 326 LW slightly frozen neck Lansing
Pvt. William E. Andrews 326 BT frozen feet. Warmed him in radio room. Hospital. George
Sgt. James L. Darden 327 LW chin frosted McKenzie
S/Sgt. John J. Harrington 327 LW serious frostbites on cheeks and neck Erganian
S/Sgt. Ralph C. Wright, Jr. 327 RW serious frostbits on cheek and neck and hands Erganian
2 Lt. John W. Bush 407 N sick to stomach Sewall

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