The aircraft the Cornelison crew flew was shot up by FLAK over the target at Lutzkendorf. Witnesses say the aircraft went down in the North Sea; however, Cornelison was able to set the plane between Borkener Lake and Stolzenbach, Germany. It is not clear if LT Spieles was killed in the crash, or in the air. The remainder of the crew survived and was taken prisoner. LT Spieles was later found in the burnt out wreckage of the aircraft. A volunteer gunner, Edmund Smolinski from the Howard crew, flew on this mission. (MACR 11153)
Buchard flew his last mission on November 25th, perhaps being replaced by Smolinski. Buchard's status is unknown. It is not known if LT Roberts was on this misssion.
|Name||Rank||Position||First Mission||Last Mission||Status|
|Woodrow Cornelison||2nd LT||Pilot||10/05/44||11/30/44||POW|
|Billy W. Spieles||2nd LT||Copilot||10/09/44||11/30/44||KIA|
|Herman Sigal||2nd LT||Navigator||10/09/44||11/30/44||POW|
|R. D. Smith (Robert)||2nd LT||Bombardier||08/09/44 (?)||11/30/44 (?)||UNK|
|Ernest H. Glass||S/SGT||Flight Engineer||10/09/44||11/30/44||POW|
|Robert E. Volkman||T/SGT||Radio Operator||10/09/44||11/30/44||POW|
|Melvin T. Adams||S/SGT||Gunner||10/09/44||11/30/44||POW|
|George L. Scott||S/SGT||Gunner||10/09/44||11/30/44||POW|
|Robert E. Buchard||CPL||Gunner||10/09/44||11/30/44||POW|
|100||11/02/44||Sleepy Time Gal||ND||42-98007||B17G|
|Created 09/26/99||Modified 12/23/16|
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