|Harry George Pace Jr. Short Snorter Note #2
The Short Snorter Project
Harry G. Pace, Jr., Short Snorter Note #2: Landsbanki Islands Five Kronur Series 15 April 1928 Serial # A1,702,150
Leo Williams - (see below...)
Robert W. Stack - (Killed In Action
Charles Messerli - (see below...)
Marshall Adamson - (see below...)
John J. Ruelle - (see below...)
Gordon W. Ferguson
John T. Kinsky
25 May 1944 to 714th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group, 20th Combat Wing, 2nd Air Division, 8th USAAF:
2nd Lt. Peter D. Mac Vean P 0886043
2nd Lt. John E. Hurley CP 0706182
2nd Lt. John Savich N 0712676
2nd Lt. Lawrence E. Carney Jr. B 0697988
SSgt. Charles E. Messerli 37470822
SSgt. Harry G. Pace Jr. 16059707
Sgt. Marshall L. Adamson 37553875
Sgt. John J. Ruelle 36451286
Sgt. Robert W. Stack 39912946
Sgt. Leo Williams 38450998
27 JUNE 1944
8th USAAF Mission # 443 of 968, 448th BG Mission # 105 of 262 total.
Target: 'No Ball' supply site in railway tunnel; Cilun, France.
B-24H-CF, #42-50344, RED SOX; MACR 6727.
Due to cloud cover a target of opportunity was located; an airfield at Creil, France. Over this target a tremendous flak
barrage was encountered at 1055 hours. The MacVean crew, on it's twelfth mission, attempted to reach the North
Sea after having the nose, number 1 and number 2 engines on it's aircraft struck by flak. However, being unable to
proceed further, the crew bailed out approximately 15 miles southwest of Soissons, France; near Vez.
Sgt. Stack was killed due to his parachute becoming entangled in aircraft's tail and Sgt. Carney was killed during his
decent by ground fire. Four other crewmen were captured; the remainder evaded and were returned to England
through the assistance of the French Underground.
Telegram that Harry Pace sent to his gal back home letting her know that he was OK. Virginia Lutz became Mrs.
Harry George Pace, Jr., and the mother of David Pace, submitter of these artifacts to The Short Snorter Project.