43-43859 MACR 15744
No form MACR report was available, however, it appears this aircraft was likely a B-29, #43-43859, which crashed on 12 September 1944, after a steep turn and became inverted then dove into the ground. It occurred during a “Bombay” evasive action training exercise. It was a 10th Air Force bomber and the assigned positions of the crewmen were not available so they will be listed in the order on a communication found on fold3.com:
2ndLt Leo Franklin Schaffer 0-753307
2ndLt Robert E. Stahl 0-720596
1stLt Louis C. Schwartz 0-798897
SSgt John F. Hines 32397027
SSgt A.R. Posyphalla 16047094
SSgt Estil A. Bowman Jr. 18081429
Sgt Seymour Rosenblum 32620432
Sgt Glen R. Bush 34344955
Cpl Loren J. Husted 37263099
Flight Officer Fernand D. Jolicoeur R.C.A.F. # J-18987
Next-of-kin were listed as:
Schwartz Jennie G Schwartz, M, 6401 24th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Shaffer George K Shaffer, F, 326 Colorado Plc, Long Beach, CA
Stahl Edward J.H. Stahl, F, Rte 2, Brownstown, IN
Hines Mrs Hines, , 1521 SW 25th St, Oklahoma City, OK
James J. McClymer, B, 301 Mill St, Dunmore, PA
Pospyhalla Barbara P. Kolberg, S, 1818 N Astor St, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Bowman Nell N Bowman, M, 714 Parkmont St, Dallas, TX
Bush William O Bush, F, Rte 1, Seminary, Mississippi
Rosenblum Minnie P Rosenblum, M, 4330 44th St, Sunnyside, NY
Husted Ernest W Husted, F, RFD 3, Hartley, Iowa
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SCHWARTZ, LOUIS C., First Lieutenant, # 0-798897, USAAF
Louis C. Schwartz was born in 1917 in New York. He was recorded as a missing Jewish serviceman.
He enlisted (#12052708) in the USAAF in New York, New York, resided in Kings Co., New York, on 19 January 1942. He was trained and earned his commission and wings. Assigned to India, he died 12 September 1944. He is remembered in the Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York.