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"853"

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00-3 NARA

AKA "BLUE I"

Info Contributor - Jim G. Brimhall
"853" going down over Munich, Germany, 20 Nov 44. Plane was hit by anti-aircraft artillery (88mm) and these pictures were taken from two different planes within the squadron. My Dad, Lt. Delbert Creed Brimhall (Co-Pilot), was also imprisoned in Sagan, just north of Munich.

Info Contributor - Bob Hoskinson
Downed 20 Nov 44 (MACR 9889) on mission to Blechhammer, 783rd Sqdn crew, with Lt. Col. Clarence "Jack" Lokker, CO of the 781st Sqdn as Command Pilot, Flying Lead position for the mission.

Info Contributor - Douglas Sheley
From MACR 9889: The plane was hit by AAA between the #2 engine and the fuselage while over the target and the wing started to come apart as the crew bailed out. Five of the crew managed to parachute safely but 6 were trapped and killed. Crew:

Lt Col. Clarence J. Lokker - Pilot (KIA)
Capt. Milton H. Duckworth - Co-Pilot (POW)
1stLt. Joseph P. Kutger - Navigator (POW)
1stLt. Robert M. Hockman - Bombardier (POW)
1stLt. Grosvenor W. Rice - Bombardier (KIA)
2ndLt. Joseph S. Whalen - Radar Bombardier (POW)
T/Sgt. Lee R. Billings - Eng/Top Turret (POW)
S/Sgt. Edmund J. Miosky - Radio Operator (KIA)
Sgt. James A. Bourne - Gunner (POW)
Sgt. Jack Rabkin - Gunner (KIA)
Sgt. Paul H. Flynn, Jr. - Gunner (KIA)

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