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    To find a possible crash location of a B-17 lost on 21-11-1944, looking for the location of "83rd GCC RAF". Abbreviation GCC is not in Sturtivant's "Flying Training and Support Units". GCC could have been "Group Control Centre".
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    B17 was from 96th BG.

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    No 83 GCC is indeed No 83 Group Control Centre.

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    Thanks Ian, but now their location on 21-11-1944; on the continent ? It seems that two airmen of the B-17 were buried in the US Mil. Cem. Margraten in The Netherlands.
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    Henk, I can't locate my notes at the moment but I believe they were at Erp, east of Eindhoven
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    What B-17 is it Henk? Have you the USAAF crash form?
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    Thanks Chris and Dennis. Meanwhile Erp confirmed as location for 83rd GCC. No info on B-17 but will check the names of the two US airmen (first) buried Margraten US War Cem.
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    B-17G 42-97981 of 96th BG - 337th Sqn from Snetterton Heath, Norfolk, piloted by 2/Lt Jack C. CORE bombed a target of opportunity in/near Koblenz, Germany. Engine problems homebound and crew baled out over friendly territory after a/c put on automatic pilot. It is possible that the bomber crashed near Uden in the province Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands. Two airmen killed and buried 23-11-1944 in the US Mil. Cem. at Margraten.
    S/Sgt Joseph E. BRADSHAW - 18178861, and
    S/Sgt Lowell E. WAMICK - 34703905.
    Looking for confirmation of crash location.
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    Henk,

    My name is Cathy Cooper and S/Sgt Lowell E. Wamick was my uncle. Have you been able to locate any additional information on the crash location? As an FYI, my uncle is buried at Arlington National Cemetary. Have you found any members of this crew that are still living?

    Cathy

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    hello Cathy

    sadly Henk passed away during last summer, but one of us ought to be able to help you out.

    have you followed up on these American avenues of reaserch:
    http://www.armyairforces.com/ResearchHelp.aspx

    In particular the 293 file, Individual Deceased Personnel File
    should be worth your while getting.
    Dennis Burke
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