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Message No. 935
Author: Brian Lindner
Subject: Lt. Chovanec & Crew
Date: Thu Mar 5, 2009 08:11

Thanks for clarifying about Lt. Hansen. Have you seen the book about the expedition going to the crash site? I read the book and got curious about the full story. It was very unclear about the disposition of the crew's remains.

I'll order the IDPF on Chovanec and at least one other crewman to see what those might reveal.

Perhaps a draft MACR will be in one of the IDPFs - I have had this happen on other 1942 and 1943 combat losses.

I appreciate your help.
Message No. 935 ▷ Parent Message No. 935 ▷ Grandparent Message No. 931
  • HansenBob Tupa, Thu Mar 5 08:03
    Brian Henry Hansen was part of the crew. In your original message you said that you had confirmed him so I did not repeat him. The reason that they are not listed as MIA is that 5th AF sent a mission ... more
    • Lt. Chovanec & Crew — Brian Lindner, Thu Mar 5 08:11
      • BookBob Tupa, Thu Mar 5 08:34
        I was always suspect about the book. I know for a fact that he did not correctly identify those that were on the recovery mission. It did identify several pictures that I have as being from the... more
        • Lt. Chovanec & CrewBrian Lindner, Thu Mar 5 08:51
          The ending of the book was certainly less than stellar. If you have the IDPF on Chovenec then I'll order ones on two different crewmen.
          • Lt. Chovanec & CrewBrian Lindner, Thu Jul 2 15:36
            Update- The Army has been unable to locate the IDPF on Ratliff. They did find the one on Coggin. It shows that he was buried on site on the day after the crash. It does not say who buried him but... more
          • ChovenacAnonymous, Fri Mar 6 11:22
            Brian As a side note, Henry C. Simons was originally a crew member (gunner) with my father's crew of the Crosby's Curse. I sent a picture to Bob of the group that was investigating the crash site and ... more
            • Lt. ChovenacBrian Lindner, Fri Mar 6 11:51
              It sounds like head hunters were still a problem when the team first went to investigate the wreckage. One member of the team was killed.
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