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Old 2nd March 2019, 21:00
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Re: USAAF claims against Bulgarian AF

I have another case of a USAAF bomber lost over Bulgaria, where a few information are missing:
24.06.1944 B-24G S/N 42-78190 514th BS 376th BG Shot down by AA, pilot 2nd Lt. James B. Hampton, 11 x N/A, MACR 6765, “Problem Child”. Mission to Rumania. Hit by flak. Last seen over Tutrakan (Bulgaria). No fate mentioned. Eight crewmembers marked in MACR as RTD (returned).
Can someone fill in the gaps, please? Many thanks!
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Re: USAAF claims against Bulgarian AF

Hello Dense,
42-78190, MACR 6765,
The MACR gives eleven(11) crew. The 376 BG website I have looked at has only a crew of nine(9) listed.
HAMPTON - POW - RMC
HATHAWAY - POW - RMC
McDOWELL - POW - RMC
DESPAIN - POW - RTD
KEMERLEY - POW - RMC
DEPUTY - POW - RTD
HENDERSON - POW - RMC
HUCKE - POW - RTD
TABOR - POW - RMC
2Lt. KISTLER, David L. - O-818286. - MIA.
S/Sgt. MATTHEWS, Benjamin A,Jr - 12054423 - KIA

Nine were POW, and hence RTD or RMC at a later date, while two were killed.

Also found this on the net.
http://www.454thbombgroup.it/B24%2042-78190.JPG
Was this a/c with the 454thBG before the 376BG ?

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Re: USAAF claims against Bulgarian AF

Hello Alex, 2nd Lt. Kistler was certainly part of the crew. He died when his chute didn't open. See details here: https://wwiiflighttraining.org/?page_id=688
I found the crash location as Oltenita, Rumania: http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_4.html
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Don't know what happened to my post to you but here is the link I sent as perhaps you have not seen it .

https://www.taracopp.com/OtherWWIIBo...roups/376th-BG

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