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Mission No. 112
748th Bomb Squadron
457th Bomb Group 748th Bomb Squadron
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Mission Narrative

Mission No. 112
Date - August 24, 1944
Target - Weimar
The target for the 457th on this date was manufacturing facilities about five miles west of Weimar, Germany which was believed to be making V-2 rocket bombs. A nearby barracks of the Geatapo was also a target. The group put up 36 planes. One plane, s/n 42-09755, left the formation and was not seen again. Over the target another plane, s/n 42-97571, was hit by flak and lost and four others were badly damaged. The target was clearly visible as the squadrons bombed in trail. The target was left a smoking, burning ruin. No fighers nor flak were encountered on the way home.
This plane s/n 42-97558, named "Tis Me Sugar," and piloted by Lt Teddy G Shaw, left the formation with no apparent problem. One report says that there were no fighters or flak and the plane simply left the formation and was not seen again. Another reports that he was hit by a lone jet fighter plane, lost two engines, went into a spin and later exploded at a lower altitude.

......... Crew

The crew was as follows:
     Plane s/n 42-97558     
PilotLt Teddy G Shaw   KIA  
CopilotLt Richard H Parsons   KIA  
NavigatorLt Jack M. Thames   KIA  
BombardierLt Paul J. Terjak   KIA  
Aircraft EngineerSgt Robert P Stewart   KIA  
Radio OperatorSgt Lawrence Erlings   KIA  
Left Waist GunnerSgt J. I. Perry   KIA  
Ball Turret GunnerSgt Elbert Q. Allen   KIA  
Tail GunnerClarence W. Cox   KIA  
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