461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

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Sidovar - #10/16-1

MACR #10701

Sidovar crew #10/16-1

Thanks to Roy Draper

Standing L-R: Chan, Edward N. (N); Sidovar, Nicholas (P); Scriven III (B)

Squatting L-R: Woehlke, Robert A. (TG); Wolff, James R. (RO/WG); Barks, John P. (BTG); Cash, Hugh I. (NG); Nicholaison, Russell H. (E/WG); Mooring, Robert L. (TTG)

Sidovar crew #10/16-1

Thanks to Roy Draper

Rear L-R: John Barks (BTG); Robert Mooring (TTG); Hugh Cash (NG); Russell Nicholaison (E/WG); Robert Woehlke (TG); James Wolff (RO/WG)

Front L-R: Nicholas Sidovar (P); Malcolm Hunter (CP); Scriven III (B);  Ed Chan (N)

AAF# Type Group Sq Sq# Nickname
42-95304 B-24J 461 766 42 Unknown

PILOT:    2nd Lt. Nicholas Sidovar, Algha, New Jersey, Single

MISSIONS:    Unknown

LAST SIGHTED:    Unknown

LAST RADIO CONTACT:    20 minutes after target time.  Just south of Bratislava, CZ at 14,300 feet

DOWN:    1415-1500

WHERE:    20 miles SW of Karlovač

Weather, 8/10 cumulus at 16,000 feet

Aircraft hit by fighters just before target.  Tried to feather an engine after leaving target and dropped out of formation.  20 minutes after target time 1st Lt. Jay M. Garner contacted Sidovar on "A" channel.  Sidovar was trying to contact fighter escort.  Sidovar told Garner that the engine would not stay feathered and was vibrating badly.  There was also a slight gas leak.  Sidovar finally contacted fighters and gave his position as just south of Bratislava, CZ at 14,300 feet.  He was holding altitude.  Entire crew returned to states.

Barks

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Cpl. John P. Barks (BG)

Cash

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Cpl. Hugh I. Cash (NG)

Hal Draper

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2nd Lt. Hal D. Draper, Jr. (B)

Nicholaison

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Cpl. Russell N. Nicholaison (E)

Wolff

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Cpl. James R. Wolff (RO)