Crash du B-17 Fortress - type F-85-BO - s/n 42-30058 BK*M
Fiche France-Crashes 39-45 modifiée le 01-12-2018
Date Nation Département Unité - Mission
26-06-1943 Etats-Unis Essonne 384thBG/546thBS/8thAF #3/68 - Aérodrome de Villacoublay (78)
Localisation Entre Plessis-St-Benoist et Etampes
Circonstances Abattu par chasseurs
Focke Wulf 190 - Photo du site www.pixstel.com
Fw190
- Avion, moteur en feu, évacué en parachute - Vers 19h00
Commentaires Décollage 16h00 station Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire UK - Aide aux évasions: Mme Luna de San Pedro, René Pierrot, Colette Orsini, Madeleine Melot, Mme Vandervoord, Marie-Yvonne Dobray, Mr Letemplier, Susane Bosnière, Albert Rault (Voir les rapports, principalement le E&E 180)
Sources B17-France.org / NARA / Conscript-Heroes / 384thbombgroup.com
Historique fiche 07/09/2009=Création - 10/04/2014=Ajout liens rapports,comm évadés,extrait - 18/03/2016=Ajout insignes - 01/12/2018=Ajout lien
Grade Prenom Nom Poste Corps Etat Lieu d'Inhumation Commentaires
1Lt Joseph "Joe" Rosio Pil USAAF Evadé O-520047 - Né le 18/02/1920 - San Jacinto, California USA - Evasion par réseaux Bourgogne Pyrénées/Espagne/Gibraltar - Retour UK 10/08/1943 - Rapport E&E#54
1Lt George W Evans CoP USAAF Evadé O-672784 - Né le 23/02/1921 - Norwood, Ohio USA - Evasion par réseaux Bourgogne Pyrénées/Espagne/Gibraltar - Retour UK 10/08/1943 - Rapport E&E#55
S/Sgt Otho E Masterson Mec/M USAAF Prisonnier 16054934 - Illinois USA - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
S/Sgt Lester Jr Brown Rad USAAF Evadé 20820476 - Né en 1923 - Austin, Texas USA - Evasion par réseaux Bourgogne Pyrénées/Espagne/Gibraltar - - Retour UK 06/08/1943 - Rapport E&E#52
2Lt Léonard J Fink Nav USAAF Evadé O-796510 - Né le 06/03/1922 - Bronx, New York USA - Evasion par réseaux Bourgogne Pyrénées/Espagne/Gibraltar - Retour UK 03/11/1943 - Rapport E&E#180
2Lt Sidney "Sid" Casden Bomb USAAF Evadé O-734426 - Né le 29/07/1921 - Brooklyn, New York USA - Retour 29-30/1/44 - Rapport E&E#355
S/Sgt John H Houghton MitV USAAF Evadé 34290923 - Né en 1918 - Independence, Louisiana USA - Evasion par réseaux Bourgogne Pyrénées/Espagne/Gibraltar - Retour UK 06/08/1943 - Rapport E&E#53
S/Sgt John H Kuberski MitG USAAF Evadé 32278859 - Né le 04/04/1920 - Rahway, New Jersey USA - Evasion par réseaux Bourgogne Pyrénées/Espagne/Gibraltar - Retour UK 10/08/1943 - Rapport E&E#56
S/Sgt Anthony F Cucinotta MitD USAAF Evadé 12034633 - Né le 01/02/1917 - Trenton, New Jersey USA - Evasion par réseaux Bourgogne Pyrénées/Espagne/Gibraltar - Retour UK 16/08/1943 - Rapport E&E#71
Sgt Lee Lewis MitA USAAF Prisonnier 15110791 - Ohio USA - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
Fiche tech Correspondance grades Abréviations utilisées Filières d'évasion Camps de Pow Bases RAF/USAAF Utilitaires
8th AF - Image du site www.littlefriends.co.uk/
8th Air Force
384th BG
384th Bomb Gr
546th BS
546th Bomb Sq
Tail Code 384th BG
Tail Code du 384th BG
(Images transmises par Michel Auburtin)

Extrait du site www.conscript-heroes.com :
" 2/Lt Sidney Casden (#355) was the bombardier of B-17 42-30058 which crashed near Etampes on 26 June 1943. Casden spent four months sheltered by August Brila at 99 rue Marechal Joffre, Le Perreux-sur-Marne before being moved to stay with the Courtet family at 6 rue Nouvelle Monceau. It was not until about 28 November that he seems to have been taken on by the Francois network when Marie Therese Labadie and Miss McCarthy took him to the Gare d'Austerlitz and handed him over to Cecile Maynial at 75 rue du Moulin Vert. Next day Maurice Bidaud took him to his garage in Juvisy-sur-Orge. Casden slept in a hotel next door (with Edmond, an escaped POW) for three nights during which time Mme Bidaud went into Paris and returned to tell Casden that the organisation (sic) had been caught and that Marie Christine had been arrested. Maurice Bidaud sent him to stay with wine merchant André Lefevre (also in Juvisy) where three other American airmen - Otto Bruzewski (#320) William Howell (#328) and Norman Schroeder (#329) - were just leaving for the Pyrenees with the Bourgogne escape line. Meanwhile, Marie Therese moved Casden to her home at Luzarches, collecting Andrew Hathaway (#346) on the way, where the two airmen stayed for the next three weeks. On 10 January, a striking blonde woman called Nell took Casden and Hathaway to stay with Marguerite Schmitz at 87 rue Rochechouart where they met Walter Dickerman (#354) F/O Norman W Maybee RCAF, S/Sgt Paul R Saunders and the suspicious Norwegian. On 17 January, they were visited by Madeleine Dupre (who had worked with John Carter) and others. They also were visited by Marie-Rose Zerling (Claudette) and on 18 January, she took them to be interrogated by Captain Hamilton (Dumais) before going on to the station where they were joined by a girl, a young man and an elderly man and took a late train for St Brieuc – where Maybee and Saunders were arrested by a French gendarme working with the Germans. They arrived at Plouha in the afternoon of 19 January.
Marie Christine was Mme Lucienne Christiane Bodin - arrested with Suzanne Bosniere and Marie Betbeder-Matibet on 21 November 1943. "(Liens transmis par C Dannau)

Photos 2Lt S Casden et helper sur www.americanairmuseum.com (lien communiqué par R Sobinski)
Photo du Lt Rosio sur www.americanairmuseum.com (lien communiqué par R Sobinski)

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