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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),
Four combat missions flown by 2Lt Oliver T. Eisenhart as 1st Pilot:
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).
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.