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Lieut Leslie Ray Patterson
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1919
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 2000

ASN O-687204
100th BG, 418th B Sq
POW Stalag Luft 1

B-17G #42-30062 100th BG, 418th B Sq 'Reilly's Racehorse' Lt Scoggins Crew

This plane had three different names, each with a different crew. The names were 'Bastard's Bungalow', 'Terry N Ten (TNT)', and 'Reilly's Racehorse'. Scoggins and his crew were using the Reilly plane the day the plane went down. The airplane exploded just prior to attempting a crash landing after coming under attack near the target of the ‘Junkers Aircraft Assembly Plant' in Brunswick, Germany. Specifically, the crash occurred on 10 February 1944 at 1330 hours at Liebenau, near Nienburg/Wesar and was downed by a fighter. Gunner Rutherford reported that the crash was located about 40 kilometers south of Hannover. All were thought to have bailed out, however, Pilot 1st Lt Arthur E Scoggins was killed. He was not reported to be injured prior to giving the order to bail; it is unclear how he was killed upon bailing out or on the ground. Lieutenant Patterson stated that he expected Lieutenant Scoggins to follow him out of the plane. The other crew members speculated that he was not injured so he may not have gone down with the ship upon the explosion. A German Officer informed one of the crew members that he went down with the ship. The Tail Gunner Sgt Willis Ray and Radio Operator SSgt Philip Sheinfeld suffered shrapnel wounds and received very little or no medical attention. It was Lt Arthur Scoggins' 10th mission.

The crew members were~
1st Lt Arthur E Scoggins, ASN O-746435, Pilot, from FL, KIA
2nd Lt Leslie R Patterson, ASN O-687204, CoPilot, from Stuttgart AR, POW Stalag Luft 1
2nd Lt Edward O Davis, ASN O-807901, Navigator, from NJ, POW Stalag Luft 1 Stalag Luft 1
2nd Lt William J Cooney, ASN O-685776, Bombardier, from NY, POW Stalag Luft 1
SSgt Philip Sheinfeld, ASN 13153808, Radio Operator, from PA, POW Stalag Luft 4
TSgt William H Queale, ASN 35300853, Engineer, from OH, POW Stalag Luft 4
SSgt Edward R Gonzales, ASN 37158647, Ball Turret Gunner, from KS, POW Stalag Luft 4
SSgt Earl B Rutherford, ASN 39037687, Right Waist Gunner, from CA, POW Stalag Luft 4
SSgt Joseph F Holp, ASN 33467726, Left Waist Gunner, from PA, POW Stalag Luft 4
SSgt Willis H Ray, ASN 6920976, Tail Gunner, from ??, POW Stalag Luft 4
The crew is listed here in the virtual cemetery for B-17G #42-30062

Lone Tree Cemetery
Arkansas County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: SECT: Addition 3, BLOCK: 48, LOT: 192.
Created by: Dale Houghton
Record added: Feb 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65203667
Lieut Leslie Ray Patterson
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Lieut Leslie Ray Patterson
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Lieut Leslie Ray Patterson
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