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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50975
Last updated: 27 January 2021
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Date:30-JAN-1944
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J-50-CO Liberator
Owner/operator:93th BGp /328th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-73507
C/n / msn: GO-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:between Hoogland and Bunschoten-Spakenburg, province of Utrecht -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hardwick/AAF Sta.104, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
'Sunday Girl' was possibly hit by Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz of the Sturmstaffel 1, flying an Fw 190 A-6 from Dortmund-Brackel airfield, Germany. The pilot performed an emergency landing.
The Liberator was on an operation to aircraft factories at Braunschweig. However, dense smoke and contrails from the B-17 operation prevents visual bombing. Hannover is struck as a Target of Opportunity.

Crew:
Pilot 1st Lt. H.J. Killian O-796838 USAAF Survived Evaded, returned to UK aug '44
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. H.V. Schultz O-805033 USAAF Survived Evaded to England
Navigator 2nd Lt. E.L. James O-747092 USAAF Survived POW
Bombardier 2nd Lt. C.J. Guzikowski O-741510 USAAF Survived POW
Engineer T/Sgt. R.A. Slomowicz 12099652 USAAF Survived Evaded, liberated in France
Radio Operator T/Sgt. T.S. Simmons 15374143 USAAF Survived Evaded, liberated in France
LW Gunner S/Sgt. D.H. Crawford 32446778 USAAF Survived Evaded, liberated in Belgium
RW Gunner S/Sgt. G.R. Haynie 38237509 USAAF Survived POW
BT Gunner Sgt. L. Croy 19138913 USAAF Survived Evaded, liberated in Belgium
T Gunner S/Sgt. D.H. Borcherding 37384397 USAAF Survived POW

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=&date=&location=&pn=42-73507&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Research by Nick Hector, FB group '👀The Fw 190 Sturmgruppen of World War II'
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/maximowitz.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
07-Apr-2009 12:04 Harmy Updated
12-Jan-2019 18:13 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2019 18:14 TigerTimon Updated [Damage, Narrative]
04-Mar-2019 16:34 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2021 16:13 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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