The Carrow Crew

700th squadron

445th bomb group

Lt. Carrow's ship, "Patches," was mortally wounded in the initial fighter attack. Five airmen were killed, and the plane crashed at Iba, Germany. The remaining four crewmen were captured and held at Stalag Luft I at Barth, Germany and Stalag Luft IV at Gross Tychow, Poland.


Plane

Photo courtesy Norfolk Gliding Club, Tibenham, England

Photo courtesy Norfolk Gliding Club, Tibenham, England

B24J  #42-110022   "Patches"  Call Letter F+ (Fox)                                                           

Crashed in Germany          MACR 9399


formation position

Low Left Element


Crew

Rank        Name                                    Position                   Outcome

1st Lt          Carrow, Raphael E.                      Pilot                                           Stalag Luft I 

2nd Lt.       Brainard, Newell W.                    Copilot                                       KIA

2nd Lt.       Austin, George R.                        Navigator/Bombardier             KIA

T/Sgt          Belouski Roy A                            Radio Operator                        KIA

S/Sgt          Panconi Victor J                          Nose Turret Gunner                KIA

S/Sgt          Loether Charles W                      Waist Gunner                           Stalag Luft IV

S/Sgt          Dengler Nicholas H                    Waist Gunner                            POW

T/Sgt          Tocket Louis T                            Engineer/Top Turret Gunner   KIA

S/Sgt           Ledin Herbert A                         Tail Gunner                               Stalag Luft IV

Photo courtesy Norfolk Gliding Club, Tibenham, England, UK


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