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|Pilot 1st Lt. Ealon S. Hocutt (survived)
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Henry W. Evans (survived)
Crew 2nd Lt. Oscar D. Olson (survived)
Crew 2nd Lt. Gordon F. Wilcox (survived)
Engineer SSgt William H. Schiffer (survived)
Radio SSgt Donald Pinenger (survived)
Ball Turret SSgt George L. White (WIA, survived)
Gunner Raymond Quillen (survived)
Ditched December 14, 1942
During the ditching, ball turret SSgt White was wounded when the aircraft hit the water and was thrown into the bomb bay, and his foot was almost severed at the ankle. The rest of the crew survived unhurt.
Fates of the Crew
Later, the crash was blamed on clogged intakes into the engine which were stuffed with rags and attributed to sabotage. Reportedly, one African American soldier was hanged in conjunction with this incident.
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