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Title:World War II Eighth Air Force Crews That Went Down In The North Sea, English Channel and Adjacent Bodies Of Water
Author(s):Getz, Lowell L.
Subject(s):Eighth Air Force
World War II
English Channel
North Sea
Ditched Aircraft
Fate of crewmen
Abstract:During the course of World War II at least 751 Eighth Air Force aircraft went down in the North Sea, English Channel and adjacent bodies of water on their way to and from targets over the continent. Of the 5, 349 crewmen aboard these planes, 1,276were picked up by Air Sea Rescue and returned to their bases; 854 were picked up by the Germans and became POWs; 3,180 were KIA; 39 made it to the continental shore and evaded capture. In this account I list all the crewmen who went down in the various bodies of water, providing for most of the crewmen: name, serial number, position on the plane, date went down, Group, Missing Air Crew Report number, serial number of plane, name of the plane (if had one), and fate of the crewmen. The Excel file can be searched by any of these categories to find specific crewmen. Number of aircraft that went down and fate of the crewmen are also compiled for each Bomb and Fighter Group.
Issue Date:2015-08-28
Genre:Article
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79497
Rights Information:Text copyright Lowell L. Getz. All Rights Reserved
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-08-31


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