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453rd Bomb Group / 453rd Bombardment Group / 453rd BG / 453rd BG Memorial Association
s/n 42-110085 “Flak Hack” 733rd BS
Pilot: Lt. Fred V. Parker

Co-Pilot: Lt. James E. Moore
Navigator: Lt. George A. Evans Jr.
Bombardier: Lt. Arthur A. McCormick Jr.
Radio Operator: T/Sgt. Goeorge R. Granko
Engineer/Top Turret: T/Sgt. Raymond C. Czeslaski
Ball Turret: S/Sgt. Oscar A. Lindberg
Right Waist: S/Sgt. Myron P. Cetwinski
Left Waist: S/Sgt. Maurice E. Chapman
Tail Gunner: S/Sgt. Billy L. Williamson


Lt. Fred Parker Lt. James Moore Lt. George Evans Jr. Lt. Arthur McCormick Jr. T/Sgt. Goeorge Granko
T/Sgt. Raymond Czeslaski S/Sgt. Oscar Lindberg S/Sgt. Myron Cetwinski S/Sgt. Maurice Chapman S/Sgt. Billy Williamson
Mission # Group
Mission #
Date Target (in Germany unless shown otherwise) Flying time Aircraft Remarks Hardstand
AAF Serial # Radio Call Letter Name
1 37 22-Apr Hamm, Marshalling yards Unk 42-110085 W- FLAK HACK German intruders infiltrated the 2nd AD formations during the return flight after dark and strafed aircraft landing.  Landed at Seething. 47
- 39 25-Apr Mannheim, Marshalling yards 2:42 42-52237 C+ PAPER DOLL 734th BS aircraft, Was not dispatched. No sortie credit. Returned early because flaps would not go up; also gas leak in wing tank 2
2 40 26-Apr Gütersloh, Airfield 5:04 42-110085 W FLAK HACK   42
3 41 27-Apr Marquise-Hydrequent, France, V-weapon launching site 3:21 41-29447  Q Name, if any, unknown Morning mission, Spare flown in place of 41-28645 U THE GOLDEN GABOON originally scheduled 39
4 42 27-Apr Blainville-sur-l’Eau, France, Marshalling yards  Unk 41-29447  Q Name, if any, unknown 2nd mission of the day. 39
5 45 1-May Watten, France, V-weapon site Unk 41-28645  U THE GOLDEN GABOON Spare flown in place of 41-28745 P originally scheduled 45
6 49 8-May Brunswick, City centre   41-28745 P Name, if any, unknown KIA. Aircraft was shot down by flak. Crash site has been described as (1) 2 km W of Salzdahlum, 4½ km NNE of Wolfenbüttel, near Punkt and (2) 1½  km S of Klein-Stöckheim, 6 km S of Brunswick, in the northern corner of Forest KB.12. MACR 4590 47
In Honor of:
Engineer T/Sgt. Wallace Edward Habenicht and Bombardier Lt. Leo W. Ryan

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