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Oliver T. Eisenhart, Pilot
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OLIVER T. EISENHART CREW - 427th BS
(Assigned 427BS: 02 October 1944)
(Upgraded from CoPilot on Capt Charles Callahan Crew to Pilot: 07 January 1945)


2Lt Oliver T. Eisenhart (P)(KIA), 2Lt Roger D. Ayers (CP),
2Lt Charles D. Wagner (N), F/O Leonard Cohen (B)

Sgt Valentine J. Rys (E), Sgt Allen L. Morris (R), Sgt George E. Bailey (BTG),
Sgt Robert T. Clarkson (WG), Sgt Charles J. Turkovich (TG)

Four combat missions flown by 2Lt Oliver T. Eisenhart as 1st Pilot:
298A(A) (6 Jan 45), 298B, 300 & 301 (13 Jan 45)
(A) Mission aborted - No credit. For mission dates and targets see the missions list.

Crew Notes: 2Lt Oliver T. Eisenhart (P) - Missions flown: As CoPilot with Capt Charles A. Callahan crew - Nineteen missions (261, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 271, 273, 274, 275, 277, 278, 279, 281, 283, 285, 286, 290, 294); As CoPilot with other Pilots - 4 missions (259, 284, 287, 297).
As 1st Pilot - 298A(A) ,298B, 300 & 301)
For crew on missions 300 and 301 see 427th BS 2Lt Henry W. McCullough Crew Page.


#43-38689 with the 2Lt Eisenhart Crew out of control.
Final Mission:
Mission #301, 13 January 1945 to Mannheim, Germany in B-17G 43-38689 (no name)(427BS) GN-A. 2lt Oliver T. Eisenhart was flying as 1st Pilot with the 2ndLt Henry W. McCullough crew. B-17 received a direct flak hit on the tail which blew off the left horizontal stabilizer and pulverized the whole tail. The aircraft started down in a steep dive, then broke up in the air and crashed at Roxheim, Germany. The crew of nine men were killed in action.

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]