#949 was involved in a mid-air collision with #875. The latter aircraft ran into the prop wash of the element lead and lost control, colliding with #949 and severing its tail. LT Eakin, 832nd, reported the aircraft going into a flat spin, and bursting into flames as it hit the ground. One parachute may have been observed during the descent.
SGT Jent was tail gunner on this mission and road the tail section down, and survived the impact. He reported having no knowledge of the fate of the rest of his crew. (MACR 8460)
|Name||Rank||Position||First Mission||Last Mission||Status|
|Arthur A. Eachen||2nd LT||Pilot||09/05/44||MIA|
|Edgar E. Berry, Jr||2nd LT||Copilot||09/05/44||MIA|
|Victor H. Durley||2nd LT||Navigator||09/05/44||MIA|
|Robert H. Petry||2nd LT||Bombardier||09/05/44||MIA|
|Francis C. Pitman||S/SGT||FE/Top||09/05/44||MIA|
|Clayton C. Reiter||S/SGT||Radio Operator/Waist||09/05/44||MIA|
|James E. Jent||SGT||Tail||09/05/44||POW|
|Edward M. Long||SGT||Waist||09/05/44||MIA|
|Harold W. Light||SGT||Ball||09/05/44||MIA|
|Created: 02/09/01||Modified: 12/23/16|
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