As for Naughty Norma, she was on a mission to bomb industrial targets in SW Germany when she was shot down by flak 19 July 1944, 11:30 AM. A wing damaged and the tail section knocked loose. All of the crew bailed out at +/- 4500 ft. She then crashed at Menzenschwand on the Kaiserberg, 15 km NW of St. Blasien, Schwarzwald, or 25 km NNW of Waldshut, Germany. She was part of the 389th BG (H) 566 BS Hethel, Norfolk.
However, according to another report, while on this mission the plane ahead of them had just dropped their bombs but one bomb did not release. The bomb doors were closed and about that time the bomb dislodged and fell through to corrugated aluminum doors tearing them off. One of the doors came back and took off one of the wings of Naughty Norma. The crew managed to parachute out and the plane crashed in a forest and burned.
final crew was:
|Pilot||Deeter, David O., 2/Lt.||0-697477||POW|
|Co-Pilot||Reedy, Richard W., 2/Lt.||0-819318||POW|
|Navagator||Moller, William, 2/Lt.||0-712880||POW|
|Bambadeer||Sullivan, George J., 2/Lt.||0-783534||POW|
|Radio Opperator||Schuster, Jack, T/Sgt.||32205078||POW|
|Engeneer||Wilson, William J., T/Sgt.||38464898||Evaded|
|Nose Gunner||Rice, Jacob H., S/Sgt.||39197681||POW|
|Waste Gunner||Rowland, Wilburn T., S/Sgt.||37413237||POW|
|Waste Gunner||Garrett, Frank B., S/Sgt.||39856640||POW|
|Tail Gunner||Lillte, Lester G., S/Sgt.||32583420||Evaded|
S/Sgt. Garrett was captured at Tiengen/Upper Rhine on 25 July 1944 and apparently attempted to escape to Switzerland. Tiengen is only 5 km from the Rhine (Swiss border). MACR 7554
Bill Moller was a POW after Naughty Norma was shot down. Moller gave Bill Crum copies of letters beginning with a German crash investigator to Gene Hartley, resulting in the correspondence between the German, Uwe Benkel and Bill Moller. Bill folded his wings Feb. 9, 2003.
Crash Site of Naughty Norma
These are the only two flights I have so far for Deeter.