398th Bomb Group Missing Air Crew Report

MACR 07217

Wilson's Crew - 8 July 1944
  1. 398th Mission: 8 July 1944 to Humieres-Fresnoy, France
  2. Pilot: 2nd Lt. George F. Wilson, Jr.
  3. Group/Squadron: 398th/601st
  4. 398th MACR 07217 - Actual
  5. 398th MACR 07217 - Transcription Not Available - See below.
  6. Wilson's Crew - 601st Squadron - May 1944
  7. 398th Killed in Action
  8. 398th POWs
  9. Return to 398th Missing Air Crew Reports

What Happened

  1. On the crew's third mission, the plane was brought down by a direct flak hit between the number one and two engines about 07:19 and about two minutes prior to bombs away.

Crew Situation

  1. A fragment hit the pilot, Lt. George F. Wilson, Jr. in the chest causing his death.
  2. The balance of the crew bailed out and all were captured save Sgt. Reginald C. Ferguson, Tail Gunner.
  3. Sgt. Ferguson was able to avoid capture and returned to the 398th.
  4. All other crew members were imprisoned as POW's on July 11, 1944.

We thank, Eddie Ebbert, a friend of the 398th, for providing the above MACR transcription and the Summary above.

MACR Transcription

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