Aircraft B-24J with serial number 42-50596 departed from Shipham on a bombing mission to Leverkusen, Germany. There are no eyewitnesses who saw this aircraft in difficulty or saw it go down. Time, location, or altitude of where this aircraft left the formation is not known. However, on the route out of the Continent, in the vicinity of Brussels, Belgium, a cloud layer building up to 28000 feet caused the Group to break the integrity of the formation, and it was in this area that six aircraft, left the formation.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Edward c. Lehnhausen
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles Dolan Jr.
Navigator, 2nd Lt Leonard Witkin
Nose Turret Gunner, Sgt Byron C. Davis
Engineer/Gunner, S/Sgt Richard D. Haynam
R.O.M./Gunner, S/Sgt Ernest C. Fuya
Tail gunner, Sgt Noah Gunter
Right Waist Gunner, Sgt William C. Young
Left Waist Gunner, Sgt Carl E. Adams

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