Died 1 January 1945
305th Bomber Group (Heavy), 422nd Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force
Aircraft B-17G with serial number 43-37837 departed from Chelveston in England on a heavy bombing mission to Magdeburg in Germany.
Very determined attacks were made by enemy aircraft, 15 to 20 in number, coming in 3 to 5 abreast on tail, low and level. Attacks made at 5204N-1140E, at about 1204 hours, continuing till about 1212 hrs at 5217N-1159E. Several individual attacks were made later. This aircraft rolled over on its back and went down completely out of control. 5 Parachutes were seen to open. The plane crashed south-southeast of Croechern, 28 km north of Magdeburg.
T/Sgt Ten Eyck is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Missouri together with Sgt James H. Howe, S/Sgt Joseph R. Mead, S/Sgt Thomas F. Wade and 2nd Lt Robert P. Wadhams, Section 84, Graves 94, 95, 96.
Pilot, 2nd Lt Robert P. Wadhams
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Arnold R. Allen
Navigator, F/O Bowman L. Smith
Bombardier, S/Sgt Bernard P. Langerbacher
Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt Calvin B. Proksch
Radio Operator, T/Sgt George W. Ten Eyck
Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt James H. Howe
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Claude E. Hudson
Left Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Thomas F. Wade
Right Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Joseph R. Mead
- Rank: Technical Sergeant
- Date of death: 1 January 1945
- County: Carter
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 422nd Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis County, MO
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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