Franklin  R. CHAIMSON

 

chaimson franklin r

Pilot Class Book 43-H, Lubbock, Texas

NUMBER OF SERVICEO-0689944
AGE28 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1916 NEW YORK
ETATWashington, DC
FAMILYMarried
RANKSecond Lieutenant
FONCTIONCoPilot
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTPullman portersNY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT21 october 1943 Nashville TENNESSEE
 SQUADRON709th Bomb Squadron
 GROUP447th Bomb Group Heavy
ARMY8th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH27 may 1944chaimson franklin r tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHNesle-Hodeng -   NEUFCHÂTEL-EN-BRAY
DATA PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type G-20-BO - s/n 42-31477 IE*D

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Macr: 4294
Mission: Sites V1 (Vergeltungswaffe ) - V1 #78

Take-off station 126 Rattlesden, Suffolk UK - Position indicated in the MACR: 49 ° 49N / 01 ° 12E

Crash observed by 1Lt John C. Sizer

Shot by the flak at 10:10 

Airplane on fire totally evacuated before the explosion at 15,000 feet

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
D1542
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
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STORY

The aircraft exploded at 15.000 feet and crashed near Nesle-Hodeng, 4 miles south-east of Neufchatel-en-Bray, 37 miles west-south-west of Amiens, France.

2 KIA / 6 POW / 2 EVD.

2Lt Chaimson baled out safely and was probably shot when descending under his parachute or on the ground.

The other casualty, S/Sgt Lorusso was killed when he fell on high tension lines.


Equipage du B-17 Fortress - type G-20-BO - s/n 42-31477 IE*D

Second Lieutenant George Weslay HOFSESS Pilot Prisonner  

O-753886 - San Antonio, TEXAS  

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria

Second Lieutenant Franklin R CHAIMSON CoPilot Dead Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer 

O-689944 - PH

Washington, DC 

Second Lieutenant Oscar IEZMAN

Navigator

Bomber

Prisonner  

O-684158 - Columbus, OHIO  

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria

S/Sergeant Jack W STEAD Gunner Escaped  

36554538 - AM - Born the 31/12/1920 - Detroit, MICHIGAN  

Escape by Pyrenees / Spain / Gibraltar

Back UK 15/06/1944 - Burgundy / Pyrenees Network Escape June 44

T/Sergeant Raymond August KUUSELA Radio Prisonner  

19193069 - Bremerton, WASHINGTON  

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow

S/Sergeant Dominick R LORUSSO

Mechanic

Gunner

Dead

Beverly Nat Cem. Burlington Co,

NEW JERSEY 

32486357 - 22 ans 

Belmar, New Jersey

Parachute unopened

Sergeant Isaac A JACKSON Gunner Prisonner  

13119356 - Lynchburg, VIRGINIA  

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf

Sergeant James John STAMAS Gunner Prisonner  

16137722 - Chicago, ILLINOIS  

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf

Sergeant Norman Henry KIRBY Gunner Prisonner  

38425634 - Clovis, NEW MEXICO  

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf

S/Sergeant Harry K Jr MC CASKILL Gunner Prisonner  

14083416 - Pensacola, FLORIDA

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf

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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOAad.archives.gov - Francecrashes39-45.net - USAAF Class Book Project ABMC American Cemeteries - Findagrave.com - Laurent CLAIN
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