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.
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