Aircraft B-24H, Serial number 42-7474, nickname Satan’s Flame, was last seen losing altitude with one or more engines on fire. At around 9,000 feet, combat with enemy fighters was still in progress. Three to four parachutes were reported seen at 10.18 hours. The aircraft crashed in the North Sea.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Brian T. Smith
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Donald L. Sederquist
Navigator, 2nd Lt Hyman Wasserstein
Bombardier, 2nd Lt John S. Irvine Jr.
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Edwin J. Gott
Assistant Radio Operator, S/Sgt Herbert L. Tucker
Engineer, S/Sgt Walter F. Kuziora
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Harry D. Weiner
Armorer Gunner, S/Sgt James L. Shiffer
Armorer Gunner, S/Sgt John J. Senk

 

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of death: 4 October 1943
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Greeneville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 579th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Bottom Panel
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