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Walengracht - Giethoorn

6 mi NE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3483

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO "Lightning" - #42-67404 - MACR #2745
O-22512 - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Tue 29 Feb. 1944
Commanding Officer 364th Fighter Group - 8th Air Force - USA
1 KIA



364th FG
364th Fighter Group
HQ 364th FG - ( Headquarters Group )
383rd Fighter Squadron 384th Fighter Squadron 385th Fighter Squadron 8th-air-force-patch
383rd FS - - - - - - - 384th FS - - - - - - - 385th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

Frederick - 1936 - at College days Frederick - 1942 - relaxing in the garden
Frederick on his college days - 1936 - - - - - - Relaxing in the garden - 1942
Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University

Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo - Office - California, 1943 - a very good likeness Frederick Charles Grambo - at base
Frederick Charles Grambo - training P-39-Airacobra

O-22512 - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Height 5'9½" - Weight 160
was prior to service overseas, stationed in the following camps
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Los Angeles, CA - Feb 1942 - June 1942
Hamilton Field, CA - July 1942 - June 1943
Hendale, CA - July 1943 - Nov 1943
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source IDPF

On 1 February 1944 the Group was loaded on the luxury liner, Queen Elizabeth,
and started the journey to England the next day. On 8 February the "Queen"
arrived at Glasgow, Scotland and the next day was sent to Honington Air Base near Bury St. Edmunds.
The base was a former Royal Air Force Base.
The rest of February was spent receiving aircraft and testing them, setting up equipment and getting organized
Both pilots and ground crews were sent to other bases to enhance their skills.

Frederick Charles Grambo - ready for take-off

HQ 364th FG - ( Headquarters Group )
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Crew: Lockheed P-38J-10-LO "Lightning" - #42-67404 - Tuesday 29 Feb 1944 - mission orientation
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O-22512 - Lt. Col. - Pilot - Frederick Charles Grambo - Cuyahoga Co., OH - KIA
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During this period Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo and Captain Joseph Bradley McManus
went to the 20th Fighter Group for mission orientation.
McManus completed three successful flights but
Col. Frederick Charles Grambo was shot down over Holland on his second mission and lost his life.
He never had the opportunity to lead the 364th FG on a mission.

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--- Mission Number 28 --- 29 Feb 1944 ---
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2nd and 3rd Division bombers of the 8th Air Force carried on the allied air attack against
important targets in Germany and France today at Brunswick and in the Pas de Calais
accross the Straits of Dover.
15 USAAF Fighters Groups supported the bombers.

20th Group today was assigned the task of providing withdrawal support to Fortresses bombing Brunswick.
Lt. Col. Hubbard took off with 45 P-38s at 09:57 and made R/V with the rear units of the bomber force near Nienburg at 11:40.
No enemy aircraft encountered on the trip out to the North Sea.

We are sorry to report one of our pilots and Lt. Col. Grambo of the 364th Group failed to return
and are presumed lost, both due to mechanical failure.
Lt. Robert P. Johnson of the 77th Squadron, was coming home on single engine when the other began running
rough and he decide not to risk continuing accross the North Sea after he was about 10 miles out.
He was last seen 10 miles N. of Amsterdam where he was heard to say he was going to bail out.

Lt. Col. Grambo was flying home on single engine when his good engine caught on fire, while he was flying
over Holland just east of the Zuiderzee. He rolled over on his back, and his chute was seen to open
just before he entered the overcast.

55th Squadron = KI Triangle
White - McAuley*, Loehnert*, Bisher, Malchow
Red - Scrutchfield, Gilliland, Pannell, Pfeiffer
Blue - Taylor W. B.*, Klink, Scott, Miles
Yellow - Serros*, Scott, Hallberg, Connor

77th Squadron = LC Circle
White - Hubbard, Grambo, Payne, Rader
Red - Reihmer, McManus, Quinn, Whiteside
Blue - Gustke, Dale, Gilbertson*, Moncrieff
Yellow - Machen, Johnson, Coon, Garrett

79th Squadron = MC Square
White - Franklin, Chilton, Anderson*, Corbet*
Red - Graham*, Klatt, Lowell, Snow
Blue - Gatterdam*, Fogg, Nichols, Bradshaw
Yellow - Meyer, Dyer, Yaryan, LeFevre*

* Early returns
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source Mission 28: KING'S CLIFFE REMEMBERED - page 131 - 132
- info via Jean Paul Favrais - 05 Jun 2012 -

SGLO - T3484
2nd Lt. R. P. Johnson - P-38J-10-LO #42-67831 - 20FG/77FS - 12:30 - Beemster (Jisperveld) - 29 Feb 1944
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14095416 - O-805060 - 2nd Lt. Robert Price Johnson - Age 21 - Misssissipi, USA - POW
born 13 Oct 1922, MS - died 01 Jul 2001, Tupelo, MS - Age 78
Enlistment: 18 May 1942, Starkville, MS - Resident, Tippah Co, MS - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Johnson joined the Army Air Corps May 18, 1942 and went overseas 02 Jan 1944
On 29 Feb 1944 German shot down his P-38 airplane over Holland
He was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 1 at Barth, Germany and was liberated 31 May 1945 by the Russian Army
He was awarded the Purple Heart, 1 Battle Star, American Theater Medal and the European Medal with Battle Star
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Last sighted - by Lt. Quinn and Lt. Rader
Statement - O-753734 - 2nd Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader

Statement of O-753734 - 2nd Lt. Benjamin N. Rader - MACR 2745 - 2 March 1944 :
" I was essing over Lt. Col. Grambo on safe course home. He said his left engine was hit
by flak and he had feathered it. He was constantly losing altitude until he reached 8000 feet
when his dead engine burst into flame. He turned right and down into the clouds.
When I saw him his canopy was off and he was climbing out of the cockpit.
This was in the vicinity of Meppel and the time was 12:18, February 29, 1944."


15071805 - O-753734 - Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader 15071805 - O-753734 - Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader 15071805 - O-753734 - Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader
15071805 - O-753734 - Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader
courtesy Tim Rader (nephew) - 24 May 2012

Last sighted Lt.Col. Grambo near Meppel
Map - Last sighted Lt. Col. Grambo near Meppel - from MACR 2745

Statement - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn

Statement of 19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn - MACR 2745 - 2 March 1944 :
" I was flying at 25000 ft and saw Lt. Col. Grambo plane smoking from left engine
in the vicinity of Meppel at 8000 ft. He banked toward right and down
Right after this I saw a chute going down into the clouds.
This was at 12:18, February 29, 1944."


19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn
19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn
crop of photo - NARA Reference Number: 342-FH-3A12280-B66815AC

l-r: 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn, Capt. Morris, Lt. Col. Johnson and Capt. Williams
77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group
l-r: 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn, Capt. Morris, Lt. Col. Johnson and Capt. Williams
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19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn - KIA on 13 Jun 1944 - MACR 5728
O-730573 - Capt. James M. Morris - POW on 07 Jul 1944 - MACR 6701
Maj. (later Lt. Col.) Herbert E. Johnson Jr. - Commanding Officer of the 77th FS from Nov 1943 - Mar 1944
17063566 - O-730694 - Capt. Terrence M. Williams - POW on 14 Jun 1944 - MACR 5731 - see: South of Zwolle
photo - NARA Reference Number: 342-FH-3A12280-B66815AC

19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Ouinn
was KIA on 13rd of June 1944 - Bréal-sous-Montfort, Bretagne, France ( near Rennes )
MACR 5728 - 20 Fighter Group 77th Fighter Squadron - P-38J - #44-23174 code LC-??
born 1919, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon - died 13 Jun 1944 - Age ~25
Son of Mr. Roy Gerald Quinn (father) and Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Ouinn (mother) née Hulett, Linn County, Oregon
Enlistment: 18 Mar 1942, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Siblings: Edward Gale Quinn (brother) - born 03 Apr 1922, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
died 18 Jun 1944 in Monterey County, California - Age 22 ( died while in Service - ASN 19136094 - Aviation Cadet )
Enlistment 19136094 - Edward G. Quinn : 19 Mar 1943, Santa Ana, Orange County, California
Patricia Irene Quinn (F) (sister)
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Patricia Irene Quinn, married John Hayworth

19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Ouinn - Memorial in Bréal, France
19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Ouinn
Memorial in Bréal-sous-Montfort, France
photo Mr. Pierre Pécastaingts



15071805 - O-753734 - Capt. Benjamin Neale Rader was MIA on 20th of October 1950 - Korea War - Age 27
On October 20, 1950, while on a reconnaissance mission twenty miles south of Pyongyang, North Korea,
contact with his RF-80A aircraft tailnummer 45-8392 was lost
He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953

born 03 Jul 1923, McComb, Hancock Co., OH
Enlistment: 13 Dec 1941, Fort Hayes, Ohio - Residence: Lucas County, OH - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. Homer Rader (father) and Mrs. Hilda B. Rader (mother) née Pickens
323 West Lincoln Street, Findlay Cty, Hancock Co., Ohio - info: US Census 14 Apr 1930
Siblings: Calvin Norman Rader (M), Wayne Roger Rader (M) and Donald H. Rader (M)
1950 - Marital Status of Benjamin N. Rader: Married - 02 Feb 1947, Findlay, OH
06 Jan 1954 - Ruth (wife) and Mike (son, 6), Los Angeles, CA
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
395221 - PFC - Calvin Norman Rader - born 13 Apr 1920, OH - died 24 Dec 1944 - Age 24 - MIA
Wayne Roger Rader - Pearl Harbour Survivor - born 16 Aug 1921, OH - died 18 Feb 2008 - Age 86
Donald Homer Rader - born 25 Feb 1925, McComb, OH - died 23 Jul 1996, Lima, Allen County, OH - Age 71
additional info: Timothy Rader (nephew) and Findagrave site

395221 - PFC - Calvin Norman 'Norman' Rader - MIA 15071805 - O-753734 - Capt. Benjamin 'Ben' Neale Rader - MIA
395221 - PFC - Calvin Norman Rader - grave marker - McComb Union Cemetery 15071805 - O-753734 - Capt. Benjamin Neale Rader - grave marker - McComb Union Cemetery
395221 - PFC - Calvin Norman Rader . . . . . O-753734 - Capt. Benjamin Neale Rader
- via findagrave.com by Kris Kreh Martin -



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20th FG - 77th Squadron = LC Circle - 29 Feb 1944
White - Hubbard, Grambo, Payne, Rader
Red - Reihmer, McManus, Quinn, Whiteside
Blue - Gustke, Dale, Gilbertson*, Moncrieff
Yellow - Machen, Johnson, Coon, Garrett

What happened after 29 Feb 1944 with this group of pilots of 77th Squadron
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Hubbard - O-393137 - Lt. Col. Mark E. Hubbard - 18 Mar 1944 - POW - MACR 3097
Grambo - O-22512 - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - 29 Feb 1944 - KIA - MACR 2745 - Age 28
Payne - O-743491 - Capt. Arlon D. Payne - born 6 Jul 1916, MI - died 18 Jun 2002, SC - Age 85
Rader - O-753734 - 2nd Lt. Benjamin N. Rader - 20 Oct 1950 - MIA - Age 27
Reihmer - O-659484 - Capt. Donald A. Reihmer - E&E #1037 - 04 Aug 1944 - EVD - MACR 7717
McManus - O-431466 - Capt. Joseph B. McManus - born 03 May 1918, PA - died 21 Mar 2011, PA - Age 92
Quinn - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn - 13 Jun 1944 - KIA - MACR 2745 - Age ~25
Whiteside - O-736439 - 1st Lt. Walker L. Whiteside - 06 Aug 1944 - KIA - MACR 7446 - Age 26
Gustke - O-659814 - Lt. Col. Russell F. Gustke
Dale - ????? Maj. Jack D. Dale with the 364th FG - ended tour 30 Aug 1944 ?????
Gilbertson - O-730451 - Capt. Merle J. Gilbertson - 10 Aug 1944 - statement in MACR 7765
Moncrieff - O-753710 - Lt. Rex E. Moncrieff - born 23 Apr 1922 - died 28 Mar 1994, CA - Age 71
Machen - O-730549 - Capt. Evan J. Machen - 08 Apr 1944 - KIA - MACR 3618 - Age 25
Johnson - O-805060 - 2nd Lt. Robert P. Johnson - 29 Feb 1944 - POW - MACR 2991
Coon - O-733831 - Capt. William K. Coon - 22 May 1944 - POW - MACR 4974
Garrett - O-746082 - Capt. Richard C. Garrett
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http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-1037.pdf

KIA (4) - MIA (1) - POW (3) - EVD (1) - SAFE (7)
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- under construction - 16 Oct 2012 - PATS -
additional info by Peter Randall - 11 Jun 2012
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Wreckage #42-67404 - Lt. Col. Grambo - recovered May 1971 by RNLAF-68(56)
West off Giethoorn, more wreckage recovered Aug 1974 - RNLAF-68(92)
Oct 1974 - Wreckage and human remains recovered - RNLAF-68(95)
reinterred at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Plot: H Row: 5 Grave 13

Burial 6 March 1944, Giethoorn-North, Local Cemetery, Grave Number 1
Temporarily interred and subsequently reinterred in US Military Cemetery, Margraten
The initial plot number in Margraten for Lt. Col. Grambo - BBB-1-19 - former X-2104 -
Remains found in 1974 were - Unknown X-9421 S/R 5119 - later confirmed and added to H-5-13

Headstone - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Margraten, NL Headstone - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Margraten, NL
- Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Frederick Charles Grambo - Cemetery-Giethoorn - Grave 1 Frederick Charles Grambo - Cemetery-Margraten - BBB-1-19
Text on backside photo:
From Antoinette Kreujers, Hoogeweg 19A, Voerendaal (L) Holland
(thru Ruth Fierstine, Chapelle) Frederick Charles Grambo - Church Giethoorn
Text backside photo:
Westside of the church
foto D. Meijer
Images Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo courtesy of his sister Ms. Betty Jean Grambo

Grave marker at Church - 19 May 2012
Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Grave marker at Church - Giethoorn, 19 May 2012
image by PATS
Note: Cor. instead of Col. - - - 28 Feb 1944 instead of 29 Feb 1944
!!! These two errors were already on the cross in 1944 !!! - info PATS

In a letter - No. 441 - 1 March 1946 - Subject: Information for Dutch Consulate, Cleveland, USA
from Burgomaster J. Voetelink of the Municipality Giethoorn
to Mr. N.C. Nelson, Vriesestraat 9, Dordrecht
There are some phrases about the days after the crash on Tuesday 29 Februari 1944
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According our info a plane came down near the 'Walengracht', a canal which
is on the border of the municipalities Giethoorn and Vollenhove
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In a 1st investigation lead by 'Post-commandant der Marrechaussee' W. Visscher,
Head 'Luchtbeschermings dienst' W.E. Mulder and Burgomaster J. Voetelink
it seems that the whole plane was sinked in the soft peat soil
At that moment there were no remains discovered of the pilot
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On Friday 3 March in a 2nd attempt and assisted by local doctor R. A. Prins, MD and H. Sloothaak
the corps of F. C. Grambo was found, proofed by his name and numbers on several items
It was brought to the morgue on the General Cemetery Giethoorn-North
and put in the coffin by 'Grave digger' H. Sloothaak in the late afternoon
under supervision of 'Police Post-commandant' W. Nijman and Burgomaster J. Voetelink
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The burial took place Monday 6 March 1944 - 09.00 am -
The service and a prayer was done by Reverend J. J. Ket - Dutch Reform Church -
in presents of Doctor Prins and Burgomaster Voetelink
After liberation the gentlemen H. Keizer, K. Hoekstra and J. Scheur were involved
for the grave monument of Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo
Flowers were always on the grave - even placed in secret during war time
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Transcription clips letter - 05 Jul 2008 - PATS -

Wooden grave marker in church - 1974 clip X-mas card from Grambo family to Rev. Ket Rev. J. J. Ket
Rev. Ket and his sister were for a longtime in contact with the Grambo family
Nowadays the Wooden Grave Marker is still on display in the "Dutch Reform Church" at Giethoorn
- see also older image taken just after the war - top right -

Note from his sister Betty Grambo - Nov 2007 -
- note Nov 28 2007 - from Ms. Betty J. Grambo (sister) -
Last contact with Betty (92) - 20 Jan 2015

Frederick was born - 18 Nov 1915 - Cleveland, Ohio
as a son from Mr. Julius Frederick Grambo and Mrs. Jessie Bernice Grambo (née Newcomer)
Identification Card - birthday 18 Nov 1915
Birthdate on his Identification Card - copy by Wiebe H. de Vries
Identification Card - issued 28 Oct 1939, 2 Identification Tags for Frederick C. Grambo - O-22512
were found during salvage of the wreck - 15, 16 and 17 Oct 1974
Salvage cost made by Fa. P. Wiers & Zn, Zwartsluis - Fl. 5776,80 (guilders)

"LETTER FROM UNCLE JOHN"
Letter from 'Uncle John' - Lt.Col. John H. Lowell
Clips of the letter from Grambo's buddy Lt. Colonel John H. Lowell - O-431332
to Mrs. Doris Ellen Grambo (née Feltham), Freddie's wife, Monday 21st of May 1945
After he flew 10 days after "V" day to Holland. ( Tuesday, 15th of May )

P38 Lightning - from George F. Ceuleers collection
George F. Ceuleers Joseph B. McManus
Cockpit photos via Footnote.com - source: National Archives -

He had requested Lt. Col. George F. Ceuleers - O-659099 of the 383rd to go with him
but when the teletype came in unexpectedly he grabbed his toothbrush and camera
and together with Capt. Douglas J. Pick - O-750678 ( 20752693 ), one of Freddie's original boys
in his squadron, he took off to investigate the happenings of the last day he saw him

384th FS - Capt. Douglas J. Pick - P-51D #44-15356 5Y-U
Capt. Douglas J. Pick in front of "Mustang" P-51D 5Y-U 'LILLAMAE' - 10 Dec 1944
Maj. Pick flew also "Lightning" P-38J #42-104269 5Y-U while with 384th Figther Squadron
Douglas J. Pick - born 1922, MN - died 30 May 1948 - Age 26 - ( Car Accident )

Did land near Enschede and were heading by truck towards Meppel, were they arrived 12:00 o'clock
The sun was behind the clouds and it was twilight efffect when they arrived at Giethoorn, Holland
Made contact with the Burgomaster, who spoke two words of English, "Yes" and "No"
but his assistant and also schoolmaster spoke fairly well English
Finally all people were rounded up with some knowledge of the incident
They left Giethoorn towards Zwolle on Sunday the 20th of May - arriving 11:30 pm - were they
stayed with a British Tank Corps. The next day they made it back to the field
Due the weather, steady rain, they were grounded for about four days
The weather in England was a little bit better so Pick and Lowell flew instuments home

He did write down 28th of February 1944 as the fatal day
What explains the one day differcence
According the MACR it was 29th of February 1944

28 March 1946 - Newsclip - Cleveland Heights - Poem 'MY SON' - Scrapbook - Mrs. Grambo -
Photo in Cleveland Heights Newspaper - 28-March-1946 -
and the poem "MY SON" in memory book of the Grambo family

28 March 1946 - Newsclip - Cleveland Heights -
Cleveland Heights, OH - Header Newspaper clip - 28-March-1946 -

- - - transcription from Cleveland Heights Newspaper article - - -
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Col. Grambo was 28. He enlisted in the Air Corps early in 1938
shortly after graduation from Fenn College. He was graduated from Heights High school in 1933.
He was interested as a youth in flying, having been an enthusiastic model plane builder.
He was married while stationed at Selfridge Field, Michigan, and a son was born to them.
He participated in the 1938 air races in Cleveland.
Grambo was stationed on the West coast during the early years of the war
organizing trained pilots into fighter groups. He went overseas in Feb., 1944,
as commanding officer of the 364th Fighter Group.
Mrs. Grambo and her six-year old son have moved to Orlando, Florida.
The mother and father continue to live at 3301 Cedarbrook rd., Cleveland Heights.
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- - - transcription from Cleveland Heights Newspaper article - - -

"FREDERICK GRAMBO'S LAST FLIGHT"
Newspaperclip- Meppeler Courant - Friday 18 Oct 1974
Salvage Lockheed P-38 by KLU Salvage Lockheed P-38 by KLU - Stabilizer
See diagram below
"Salvage Lockheed P-38J - #42-67404 by KLU -"
Newspaperclip- Meppeler Courant - Friday 18 Oct 1974
Article about the aircraft salvage in 1974
Lockheed P-38 - Stabilizer - see highlighted circle
"Lockheed P-38J - from Pilot's manual -"

Frederick Charles Grambo - Netherlands American Cemetery-Margraten-Netherlands-May-2007
Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Crambo - Margraten - May 2007
364th Fighter Group

Collage - Frederick Charles Grambo
Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Crambo - collage by PATS - 21 Jan 2009

Four things are not corresponding/discrepancy

#1 - Accident on 29th of Feb. 1944 - Cemetery / Church of Giethoorn - 28th of Feb 1944 - see photo

#2 - Cor. instead of Col. on gravemarker - Cemetery (1944) / Church of Giethoorn (2012) - see photo

#3 - Army serial number is O-22512 - On cemetery Margraten O-22412 !!! - see photo
I also did have various dates about his BD - 16 Nov 1916 - and 1918 ( according Dutch Newsclip - 1974)
When I got a copy of his Identification Card it was 18 November 1915


#4 - Burial date, isolated grave Giethoorn is given as 6 March 1944 - Dutch records
on captured German records and translated IDPF forms you also will find 7 March 1944


Six stories in one picture Grambo Lark De Mallie Garrett Griffin Hascall
Overview - lake area around Ronduite
click on yellow star for appropriate section and info



SGLO - T3483

LOCKHEED P-38J-10-LO - #42-67404 - 29 Feb 1944 - WALENGRACHT - CREW 1

Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo - Fighter Pilot - KIA

- 1 KIA -

GRAMBO(†)


Contact Grambo is pending - 08 Feb 2008 - PATS
Contact Rader is pending - 23 May 2012 - PATS
Contact Quinn is pending - 25 May 2012 - PATS

Request - 20 Feb 2008 - for IDPF - received 117 pages - 22 Sep 2008 via Ms. Betty Grambo, Sister

Last updated - 20 Jan 2015 - PATS



- Individual Jump near Giethoorn - 23,000 feet - 7 km -


SGLO - T3856A - NO crash !!!

B-17G - #42-97273 - BK-F - MACR #7454
Pilot. N. V. Pranger - 7 Jul 1944 - over Giethoorn / Meppel - 08:20
384th Bombing Group - 546th Bombing Sqdn. - 8th Air Force - USA
1 POW - 8 RTD



384th BG triangle P 546th BS 8th-air-force-patch

384th BG - 41st CBW - Triangle 'P' - 546th BS - BK - 1st Div - 8th Air Force

Mission #153 - Oil Refinery - Leipzig
Bailed out of a B-17G without observed crash of aircraft on 7 Jul 1944 - KU 2407 / KU 2432
Bailing out of a B-17G near Zwolle without perceptible reason

Statement 2nd Lt. M. Endelicato - pilot A/C No. 501
Statement - 2nd Lt. Marion Endelicato - pilot A/C No. 501 ( pre ASN 17058070 - b. 1921, Nebraska )

KU 2430 - MACR 7358
KU 2430 - MACR 7358

42-97273 - Boeing B-17G-45-BO Fortress - MSN 7746
info: joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_5.html

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Crew: Boeing B-17G-45-BO - MSN 7746 - #42-97273 - BK*F - 07 Jul 1944 - "ACES & ATES" - Mission Leipzig
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39171815 - O-816357 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Nicholas Vincent Pranger - Yakima Co., WA - flew back to base, UK

13179514 - O-820110 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Kenneth Underwood Vaden - Powhatan Co., VA - flew back to base, UK

20217804 - O-757870 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Edward John Cheresnik - New York Co., NY - flew back to base, UK

13083732 - O-761488 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr. - Cambria Co., PA - flew back to base, UK

35628157 - S/Sgt. - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner - Cameron Hutchison Brooker - Franklin Co., OH - flew back to base, UK

6988914 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Ralph Richard Neyer - Hamilton Co., OH - flew back to base, UK

11097701 - Sgt. - Ball Turret - Erle Royden Browne - Sagadahoc Co., ME - flew back to base, UK

32831345 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - John Joseph Sullivan - Niagara Co., NY - flew back to base, UK

35368019 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hugh Thomas Kidwell - Morgan Co., IN - POW
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39171815 - O-816357 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Nicholas Vincent Pranger - Yakima Co., WA - flew back to base, UK
born 23 Dec 1919, OR - died 18 Dec 2007, Willamina, Oregon - Age 87
Enlistment: 29 Mar 1942, Tacoma, Washington - Residence: Yakima County, WA - Marital Status: Single

He married Charlotte Marie Jenny on 12 Jul 1945 in South Gate, LA Co., CA,
daughter of Charles Raymond Jenny and Bertha Lillian Kennepohl
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13179514 - O-820110 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Kenneth Underwood Vaden - Powhatan Co., VA - flew back to base, UK
born 1923, VA - died 20 Dec 1949 - Age 26
Enlistment: 14 Dec 1942, Roanoke, Virginia - Residence: Powhatan County, VA - Marital Status: Single
Son of Giles Henry Vaden III and Mary Tate Vaden née Booth
Siblings: Mary Elizabeth Coles née Vaden, Giles Henry Vaden IV, Edwin Booth Vaden and William Carrington Vaden

Pilot Kenneth Underwood Vaden, '45, lieutenant in U. S. A. A. Corps, holder of the Distinguished ...
Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association (Volume v. 20, no. 4, July 1946) - Author: Hampden-Sydney College
Enlistment: 14 Dec 1942, Roanoke, Virginia - Residence: Powhatan County, VA - Marital Status: Single

US Census .. Apr 1930
Address: Gretna, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Giles Henry Vaden III - Head - M-40 - born abt. 1890, Virginia
Mary Tate Vaden - Wife - F-35 - born abt. 1895, Virginia
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mary Elizabeth Vaden - Daughter - F-15 - born abt. 1915, Virginia
Giles Henry Vaden IV - Son - M-14 - born abt. 1916, Virginia
Edwin Booth Vaden (M.D.) - Son - M-9 - born 14 Aug 1920, Virginia - died 07 Dec 2010 - Age 90
Kenneth Underwood Vaden - Son - M-6 - born .. ... 1923, Virginia - died 20 Dec 1949 - Age 26
William Carrington Vaden - Son - M-4 - born abt. 1926, Virginia
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info familysearch, etc ...

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20217804 - O-757870 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Edward John Cheresnik - New York Co., NY - flew back to base, UK
born 03 Sep 1917, NY - died 25 Sep 1944, Wiesbaden, Germany - Age 27
#42-107057 was down by flak - 5 KIA, 5 POW - see MACR #9414
Enlistment: 14 Oct 1940, New York City, NY - Residence: New York County, NY - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. John Cheresnik and Mrs. Anna Cheresnik née Zemanovic
Husband of Mrs. Afton D. Cheresnik (wife), 474 J. Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

US Census 1930
Address: East 75th Street, Manhattan (Districts 0501-0750), New York, New York, United States
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John Cheresnik - Head - M-37 - born abt. 1893, Czechoslovakia
Anna Cheresnik - Wife - F-35 - born abt. 1895, Czechoslovakia
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edward John Cheresnik - Son - M-12 - born 03 Sep 1917, New York - died 25 Sep 1944 - Age 27
Bogdy 'Bertha' Cheresnik - Daughter - F-10 - born abt. 1920, New York
William Martin Cheresnik - Son - M-7 - born 22 Oct 1922, New York - died 22 Oct 1965 - Age 43
Emily Pauline Cheresnik - Daughter - F-2 - born abt. 1928, New York
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info familysearch


CHERESNIK EMILY P - REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSING - License No. 138655 (NY) - 13 Aug 1957


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13083732 - O-761488 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr. - Cambria Co., PA - flew back to base, UK
born 07 Aug 1920, PA - died 07 Mar 2003, Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia, USA - Age 82
Enlistment: 18 Aug 1942, Altoona, PA - Residence: Cambria County, PA - Marital Status: Single
Address: R 1044 Bedford Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

13083732 - O-761488 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr.
13083732 - O-761488 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr.
source: 384thbombgroup.com - 07 Jun 2015

Headstone - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr.
Headstone - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr.
Find A Grave Memorial# 119282955 by Lexie - 25 Oct 2013
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35628157 - S/Sgt. - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner - Cameron Hutchison Brooker - Franklin Co., OH - flew back to base, UK
born 23 Apr 1923, OH - died 04 Jul 2002, Nelsonville, Athens Co., Ohio - Age 79
Enlistment: 10 Feb 1943, Columbus, OH - Residence: Franklin County, OH - Marital Status: Single
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6988914 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Ralph Richard Neyer - Hamilton Co., OH - flew back to base, UK
born 22 Jul 1921, Cincinnati, OH - died 11 Oct 1944 - Age 23
Son of Mr. George Anthony Neyer and Mrs. Jessie Neyer née Simon
Sibling: Raymond Joseph Neyer (brother)
35128185 - Raymond Joseph Neyer - Hamilton Co., OH - born 31 Aug 1918, Cincinnati, OH - died 14 Nov 1998 - Age 80

B-17G - #44-8211 - Target Oil Industry/Plant, Wesseling, Germany
Ralph Richard Neyer died of wounds incurred during an attack on oil targets in the Wesseling and Koblenz areas of Germany


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11097701 - Sgt. - Ball Turret - Erle Royden Browne - Sagadahoc Co., ME - flew back to base, UK
born 15 Sep 1922 - died 31 Mar 1953, Maine - Age 30
Son of Mr. Erle L Browne (1888 - 1975) and Mrs. Hazel G. Browne née Cornish (1888 - 1968)
Enlistment: 20 Oct 1942, Portland, Maine - Residence county: Sagadahoc, ME - Marital Status: Single

S/Sgt. Erle Royden Browne - grave memorial
1922 - S/Sgt. Erle Royden Browne - 1953
Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County, Maine
Find A Grave Memorial# 41429155 - by: Stone Finders - 08 Aug 2011
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32831345 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - John Joseph Sullivan - Niagara Co., NY - flew back to base, UK
born 1922, NY - died .. ... .... - Age ..
Enlistment: 03 Feb 1943, Buffalo, NY - Residence: Niagara County, NY - Marital Status: Single
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35368019 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hugh Thomas Kidwell - Morgan County, Indiana - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 19 Jul 1921, Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN - died 7 Jan 1956 - Age 34
burial: Bloomington, Monroe, IN
Son of William Oscar Kidwell (abt 1878, IN) and Hattie Kidwell (abt 1878, IN) (née Thomas)
address Apr 1930: Green Twp, Morgan County, IN
1st Marriage - Loraine "Unkown" - 2nd Marriage - Helen M. "Unknown"

19 Jul 1921 - Hugh Thomas Kidwell- Morgan County, Indiana
19 Jul 1921 - Hugh Thomas Kidwell- Morgan County, Indiana - birth certificate
source: Ancestry - 25 Aug 2017

Misunderstanding. A/C in violent prop wash at the time

About 09:30am 7 Jul 1944 - captured by landguard - location Giethoorn
Report KU 849 A - Airfield Steenwijk - 15:00 o'clock - individual parachute jump

Kidwell - Papers filed in KU 849 A
Kidwell - Papers filed in KU 849 A

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

May 23, 1945 - The Franklin Evening Star from Franklin, Indiana · Page 5
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Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kidwell received word last week from their son, Sgt. Hugh Thomas Kidwell,
that he was on his way home after being a prisoner of war in Germany.
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* The rest of the men - crew 'Pranger' returned safely to AAF Station 106 - Crafton Underwood, UK

#42-97273 "ACES & ATES" BK-F - crashed 12 Jul 1944 - Mission #156 - Munich - 4 KIA - 5 POW
Those KIA and taken POW - crew 'Rosborough' 12 Jul 1944 - are others then crew 'Pranger' - 7 Jul 1944
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SGLO - T3856A - NO crash !!!

Boeing B-17G-45-BO - #42-97273 - BK*F - 07 Jul 1944 - GIETHOORN - CREW 9

39171815 - O-816357 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Nicholas Vincent Pranger - Yakima Co., WA - flew back to base, UK 13179514 - O-820110 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Kenneth Underwood Vaden - Powhatan Co., VA - flew back to base, UK 20217804 - O-757870 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Edward John Cheresnik - New York Co., NY - flew back to base, UK 13083732 - O-761488 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr. - Cambria Co., PA - flew back to base, UK 35628157 - S/Sgt. - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner - Cameron Hutchison Brooker - Franklin Co., OH - flew back to base, UK
6988914 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Ralph Richard Neyer - Hamilton Co., OH - flew back to base, UK 11097701 - Sgt. - Ball Turret - Erle Royden Browne - Sagadahoc Co., ME - flew back to base, UK 32831345 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - John Joseph Sullivan - Niagara Co., NY - flew back to base, UK 35368019 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hugh Thomas Kidwell - Morgan Co., IN - POW

- 1 POW - 8 RTD -

PRANGER - VADEN - CHERESNIK († - 25 Sep 1944) - WOLF JR. - BROOKER
NEYER († - 11 Oct 1944) - BROWNE - SULLIVAN - KIDWELL


Contact Neyer is pending - 28 Sep 2015 - PATS

Last updated - 22 Aug 2017 - PATS



Lageweg - Ossenzijl

9 mi NNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T5173

B-17G-40-DL - "SLEEPY LAGOON" - #44-6105 - SO*P - MACR #11990
Pilot. O. H. Jackson - Sun 28 Jan 1945 - down near Ossenzijl - 14:00
384th Bombing Group - 547th Bombing Sqdn. - 8th Air Force - USA
2 POW - 7 EVD



384th BG triangle P 547th BS 8th-air-force-patch

384th BG - 41st CBW - Triangle 'P' - 547th BS - SO - 1st Div - 8th Air Force

Found a small piece to start this search
X-mas letter - 1946 - from Keith R. Haight to the people in Holland
who did help him to evade - Family A. Weijs, Ambt-Vollenhove -

X-mas letter to Fam. Weijs, Ambt-Vollenhove - Dec 1946 from Keith R. Haight

"Twenty First Mission" - 21 -

After bombing targets - railway yards - near Cologne,
there was a sudden jolt to the right side of the airplane and a loss of two engines
Fortunately no fire, losing altitude gradually bounding home. Finally flying on 300 ft
they were forced for a succesful crash landing at 14:00 near Ossenzijl
Just between the farmhouses of Lenstra and Ram on the north-side of the Lageweg - 100m

Sleepy Lagoon - Lageweg near Ossenzijl
Image from "scrapbook" Keith R. Haight

Sleepy Lagoon - Lageweg near Ossenzijl
- image via Wiebe H. de Vries -
The crew could escape because the "resistance" people were adding false tracks in the snow
People attending afternoon church were alert by the crash
and adding tracks too, to confuse the Germans

Later, same evening, 2 became POW
32976994 - Staff Sergeant - Ball Turret Gunner - Gaetano Thomas "Tommy" Cappiello - POW
32871749 - Technical Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Allen Edward "Al" Ziner - POW

38078063 - O-802860 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Oakley Homer Jackson Jr.
19071952 - O-768370 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Bartlett "Bart" Calkins
O-396553 - Lt. - Navigator - Leonard Edmund Lucas - North Judson, Indiana
37681904 - Staff Sergeant - Toggalier - Keith Rodney Haight
33809389 - Sergeant - Waist Gunner - Vincent Joseph Leo "Vince" Kelly
Were able to escape and till liberation - 15 Apr 1945 - they were hiding
in a "covered wooden boat" surrounded by timber on the Belterwiede

At wooden boat - Belterwiede - De Belt
Image from "scrapbook" Keith R. Haight
1
2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11
-8- Keith Haight extreme left, -3- Bart Calkins center - extended elbows
-7- Vince Kelly upper right - and -6- Oakley Jackson next to him
-5- Arend Rodermond and -11- Klaas Wildeboer from the "Underground" lower right

Houseboat - de Belt - 1945 Houseboat - de Belt - 1945
Houseboat - de Belt - 1945 Houseboat - de Belt - 1945
Images taken at and near covered houseboat - Belterwiede - 1945 -
source: Collection Mr. Roelof 'Roel' G. Buimer

NBS - Group Vollenhove - 1945
NBS = Nederlandse Binnenlandsche Strijdkrachten - group Vollenhove - 1945 -
back l-r: Ab Overink, Marten Slot, Jan van Loon, Jan de Koning, Roel Buimer, Henk Buimer, Arend Rodermond
middle l-r: Bernard Jalink, Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow, Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow
front l-r: Arrie Rodermond, Bob Arons, Geert Stoker
- photo taken by Arnold Esseveld -
Source: Collection Mr. Roelof 'Roel' G. Buimer
- move cursor over image for the names -

Resistance Group Vollenhove - 1983 - Award - 'Verzetskruis'
Resistance Group Vollenhove - 1983 - Award - 'Verzetskruis'
l-r: Hein Rosema, Jan van Loon, Ab Overink, Jan de Koning, Bob Arons,
Roel Buimer, Arend Rodermond and Marten Slot
source: collection Mr. Bruin Kwakman - 07 Nov 2013

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Jacobus "Bob" Hartog Arons - born 22 Apr 1911, Amsterdam – died 28 Jun 1992, Amsterdam - Age 81
Son of Jacob Arons (profession: MD) and Sophie Saks
Jacob Arons (father) - born 27 Aug 1882, Amsterdam - died 03 Sep 1943, Auschwitz - Age 61
Sophie Saks (mother) - born 26 Mei 1883, Amsterdam - died 03 Sep 1943, Auschwitz - Age 60
Betje Arons (aunt) - born 17 Aug 1868, Amsterdam - died 16 Jul 1943, Sobibor - Age 72
Grandson of Jacobus Hartog Arons and Sara Bril
Sibling: Renée Sara Arons (sister) - discrepancy - ??? died 1939 ???
1st Marriage, 22 sep 1936, Amsterdam - with Elisabeth Biallosterski
2nd Marriage - with Anna Maria Theresia Fakkeldij - see obituary 1992 -

Elisabeth "Lies" Arons née Biallosterski - born 30 May 1911, Haarlem – died 9 Nov 1979, Amsterdam - Age 68
daughter of Tobias Biallosterski and Saartje Wolff ( 1st marriage / divorced )
Tobias Biallosterski (b. 17 Jan 1883) - 2nd marriage with Guurtje de Graaf (b.1898, Velsen)
Siblings: Dorothea Biallosterski (sister)
Willem Biallosterski ( half-brother) - born 30 Oct 1917, Schoten - died 17 Jul 2003, Hoorn - Age 85
Tobias Biallosterski ( half-brother) - born 18 Apr 1920, Bloemendaal - died 26 Feb 1945, Scheveningen - Age 24
Bennie Biallosterski ( half-brother) - born 24 Feb 1920, Bloemendaal - died 8 Feb 1945, Buchenwald, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany - Age 20
Marriage: Tobias "Tobs" Biallosterski alias "Hans de Bruin" (b.1920) and Eva Skotting

Header - Letter 'Bob Arons N.V.' - 11 Oct 1971
Header - Letter 'Bob Arons N.V.' - 11 Oct 1971
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Obituary - Bob Arons Obituary - Bob Arons
22 Apr 1911 - Bob Arons - 28 Jun 1992
via Arnold Esseveld - 14 Dec 2011

Sgt. Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow - born 2 Aug 1914 - hometown: Niznji Nowgorod / Nizhny Nowgorod
Roelof G. Buimer - born 14 Oct 1922, Zwartsluis - died 09 Sep 2003, Vollenhove - Age 80
Sgt. Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow - born 13 Nov 1922 - hometown: Stalino (Donetsk), Ukraine
Marten Slot - born 06 Sep 1923 – died 22 Jul 2000 - Age 76
Hendrik Tjalling Buimer - born 10 Jun 1924, Zwartsluis - died 2 Jan 1981, Emmeloord - Age 56
Jan de Koning - born 31 Aug 1926, Zwartsluis – died 9 Oct 1994, Leiden - Age 68 - (became Dutch politician)
Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - a.k.a. "Karel" - born 31 Jul 1911, Rotterdam – died 8 Dec 1985, Leiderdorp - Age 75
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Keith Rodney Haight
Keith Rodney Haight
1925 - 2006

Original crew of 'Sleepy Lagoon' - scrapbook Keith R. Haight
Image from "scrapbook" Keith R. Haight
R. Bluet must be Robert Blett - 24 Feb 2009 - PATS

Afer I got this image I could trace 2 POW's - by cross reference - see above - AAD archives -
Also found on the Accident Crew list of 1945
34674419 - Tail Turret Gunner - Sergeant - James Norman Phelps - EVD - ... First name Jim / Norman ...
13046993 - Radio Operator - Technical Sergeant - Paul Sam Senchuk ... First name "Chuck" ..."Nickname" ...
32871749 - Flight Engineer - Technical Sergeant - Allen Edward Ziner ... First name Al ...
were also aboard of the "Sleepy Lagoon" - see below -
............
Allen Edward Ziner was aboard of the Sleepy Lagoon !!! info: Mrs. Ziner - 24 March 2007
"Tommy" Cappiello, wounded - broke his right arm, was brought to the farm
of Harm de Jonge at Muggenbeet - 6 miles SSE of crash -, were Ziner stayed with him
Cappiello was treated by doctor van Dalfsen from Blokzijl.
Ziner and Cappiello ware taken POW the same evening at Muggenbeet

Cappiello and Ziner were on this farm
of Harm de Jonge at Muggenbeet

The other five (Jackson, Calkins, Lucas, Haight and Kelly) went from here southwards
over the frozen lake - "Giethoornse Meer" towards Vollenhove; ending up near St. Jansklooster

"Oldenhof Castle" a "Castle for Two"

We [Haight & Kelly] were taken to a castle and later realized we were about three miles [one mile] from Vollenhove.
The Co Pilot [Calkins] went to a house in Vollenhove and the Navigator [Lucas]
was taken to another home, but I don't know where the Pilot [Jackson] ended up.
Our hosts gave us food and we were given a change of clothes.
They buried our flight suits so they couldn't be found.
Two older ladies [unmarried sisters Sloet van Oldruitenborgh] lived in the castle.
There was also a school teacher and another guy [Broekhuizen - Age 39] who lived there.
We were given our room with a bed, fireplace and adjoining bathroom. We really enjoyed our stay there.
The first thing they did was to show us a secret hiding place between the floors of the castle.
The man brought a ladder and showed us some loose boards, about a foot wide in the attic.
This was to be our hiding place in case the Germans came. We were to climb the ladder & hide in the crawl space.
We looked in there and they had blankets, radio, different things we could use if we had
to stay there for a while. The man would take the ladder down as soon as we got up there........
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Transcript - "Scrapbook" Keith R. Haight - page 20-21

[comment by PATS]

A. Broekhuizen - Kasteel Oldenhof, A 212, Vollenhove
- info from 'vragenlijst' Marten Kingma - "Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel" - 1945/1946 -
Anne Balterinus Broekhuizen - born 27 Jan 1906, Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland
Son of Johannes Broekhuizen and Adriaantje Lena van Driel - marriage 17 Oct 1901, Heerjansdam
Jeanette Juliana Sloet van Oldruitenborgh (1866-1946 - Age 80) - Aunt "Net"
Isabelle Geertruida Sloet van Oldruitenborgh (1874-1973 - Age 99) - Aunt "Is"
Info aunts "Net" and "Is" - via Mrs. Dr. Clara J.M. Baronesse Sloet van Oldruitenborgh, Hattem - 10 Jan 2013
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Sijmen HOEKSTRA (Gardener, castle "Oldenhof"), Oldenhof, A 208, Vollenhove
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Senchuk and Phelps were not with this group of five
According E&E #2979 - Escape and Evasion Report (14 pages) of Phelps
he and Senchuk were first sheltered (few days) in Blankenham (farmer Meinen) - see section Phelps -
Phelps was later brought to the farm of Thijs "Ties" de Haan, 2 km West of Oldemarkt
Both, dressed as a woman, got over the IJsselbrug near Zwolle - info Wolter Noordman

Navigator Wing - Leonard E. Lucas - via Martin Lucas, Son - 24 Feb 2009
NAVIGATOR WING - USAAF, 1939-1945
Hollow stamped construction with no hallmarks.
This is a standard style wing often called a "graduation wing",
issued to navigators by the US Government at conclusion of navigator training
ID - 2nd  Lt. - Navigator - Leonard E. Lucas ID - 2nd  Lt. - Navigator - Leonard E. Lucas
ID - Leonard E. Lucas - Army Air Forces Reserve
appointed as 2nd Lieut. Aerial Observer ( Navigator ) for 5 years - 5 Sept 1942
- courtesy Betty Lucas, Wife - via Martin Lucas, Son - 24 Feb 2009 -

Short Snorter of Lucas - frontside - signed by
O. H. Jackson
Short Snorter of Lucas - backside - signed by
Vincent Kelly,
R. J. Blett,
Bart Calkins,
James N. Phelps,
Thomas Cappiello,
K. R. Haight and Al Ziner
- Short Snorter 22 Oct 1944 - Canadian 'One Dollar' bill of Leonard Lucas -
A 'Short Snorter' is a banknote which circulated during World War II
which signatures were exchanged between those travelling together
Short snorters are frequently found on U.S. one dollar and foreign banknotes of lower denominations
Specific information about the individuals signing
these notes add to the interest of the artifact (i.e., bomb group, fighter squadron, etc.)
- 'Short Snorter' of Leonard Lucas - via Lucas family - 24 Feb 2009 -

Katrinka de Vries - 1945 - likely 'Cathriena' de Vries - info PATS Leonard E. Lucas with Katrinka de Vries - 1945
Leonard E. Lucas with Katrinka de Vries - 1945 -
- Leonard Lucas with baby Katrinka de Vries - 1945 - via Lucas family - 24 Feb 2009 -
- name of here brother Rembrandt de Vries is also mentioned in postwar letter -
Any info about Katrinka and Rembrandt de Vries is welcome - 12 March 2009

Katrinka = likely "Cathriena" de Vries - info PATS - 15 Oct 2011
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1945 - info from "VRAGENLIJST voor helpers van Geallieerd personeel"
Elizabertus de Vries - born 06 Oct 1916, IJsselmonde - Age 28/29
Address in 1945: Verlengde Sportlaan 211a, Zwartsluis
Married: Yes [30 Apr 1941]
Children: Two - 2½ and 1 years old - [REMBRANDT and CATHRIENA]
Next-of-kin: P. de Vries - Age 62
- info from 1945 "Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel" - via Paul Harmens [HCO, Zwolle]
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Jeanette Cathriena de Vries - born abt. 1942, Zwartsluis - died 20 Jan 1943 - Age 1
Father: Elizabertus de Vries
Mother: Jakobje Elinga
- info genlias.nl -
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Dr. E. "Bert" de Vries - born 06 Oct 1916, IJsselmonde - died 28 Mar 2006 - Age 89

!!! "KATRINKA" - Cathriena de Vries - FOUND !!! - 16 Oct 2011 - info PATS -

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

Contact with Mrs. Senchuk (wife) - 25 March - and the sons of Mr. Lucas - 27 March 2007
Contact with Mrs. J. B. Calkins (wife) - 28 March 2007 - cousin of James N. Phelps Jr. - 8 April 2007
and Mrs. Kelly (wife) - 10 April 2007

Images - except letter - from "Scrapbook" Keith R. Haight - courtesy by Mrs. Haight

Kelly and Haight in front of barber shop - St. Jansklooster - 15 Apr 1945
Kelly and Haight in front barber shop of Reinder Visscher - St. Jansklooster - 15 Apr 1945
standing l-r: Vince Kelly, ??? 2 ???, Keight Haight, ??? 4 ???
kneeling l-r: Albert Weijs, Hendrik Jan ten Napel, Roelof van Egten
photo via Albert "Appie" Weijs
Mr. Reinder Visscher married to Ms. Jantje Bakker - info genlias.nl
Albert "Appie" Evert Weijs - born 29 Jul 1927, Ambt-Vollenhove - died 19 Aug 2012, St. Jansklooster - Age 85

Balcony - Town hall Vollenhove - Liberation - Sunday 15 Apr 1945 -
photo via Mrs. R. G. Buimer
Celebrating Liberation - Vollenhove 15 Apr 1945
Keith Haight (left), Vince Kelly (middle) and Oakley Jackson (right middle )
at the former town hall balcony - nowadays restaurant Seidel, Vollenhove

Liberation Vollenhove - Sunday 15 Apr 1945
Celebrating Liberation - Vollenhove 15 Apr 1945
Unknown Canadian Liberator on Dutch shoulders - in front of town hall
Liberation Vollenhove - Sunday 15 Apr 1945
Celebrating Liberation - Vollenhove 15 Apr 1945
Unknown Canadian Liberator on Dutch shoulders - in front of town hall
Liberation Vollenhove - Sunday 15 Apr 1945
Celebrating Liberation - Vollenhove 15 Apr 1945
Oakley Jackson (left), Keith Haight (2nd left), Vince Kelly (kneeling) and two Canadian liberators
in front of town hall - nowadays restaurant Seidel, Vollenhove
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

The MACR will tell me more about the crew roster on 28 Jan 1945

Original crew of 'Sleepy Lagoon' - via Mrs. R. G. Buimer 01 - O-926777 - 2nd  Lt. Robert J. Blett - replaced - not on 28 Jan 45 crew - 
grounded for medical reasons 02 - Leonard Lucas 03 - Bart Calkins 04 - Oakley Jackson 05 - Jim Phelps 06 - Keith Haight 07 - Vince Kelly 08 - Tommy Cappiello 09 - Paul Senchuk 10 - Al Ziner
Original Crew - "Sleepy Lagoon"
Back row - l to r - : Robert Blett, Leonard Lucas, Bart Calkins and Oakley Jackson
Front row - l to r - : Jim Phelps, Keith Haight, Vince Kelly, Tommy Cappiello, Paul Senchuk and Al Ziner
- move cursor over photo/faces for names
source: Collection Mr. Roelof 'Roel' G. Buimer
O-926777 - 2nd Lt. Robert J. Blett was grounded for medical reasons - 28 Jan 1945
16104472 - Robert James Blett, Kent county, enlistment 03 Aug 1942, East Lansing, MI
born 17 Dec 1920 - died 14 Oct 2006, Coopersville, Ottawa Co., MI - Age 86

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Crew: B-17G-40-DL - #44-6105 - SO*P - 28 Jan 1945 - "SLEEPY LAGOON" - Mission Cologne
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38078063 - O-802860 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - Houston, TX - EVD

19071952 - O-768370 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Bartlett "Bart" Calkins - Nine Mile Falls, WA - EVD

O-396553 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Leonard Edmund Lucas - North Judson, IN - EVD

37681904 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - Keith Rodney Haight - Winfield, IA - EVD

32871749 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Allen Edward Ziner - New York, NY - POW

13046993 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Paul Sam "Chuck" Senchuk - Scranton, PA - EVD

32976994 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Gaetano Thomas Cappiello - Brooklyn, NY - POW

33809389 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Vincent Joseph Leo "Vince" Kelly - Philadelpia, PA - EVD

34674419 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - James Norman Phelps Jr. - Windsor, NC - EVD
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38078063 - O-802860 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - Houston, TX - EVD
born 25 Mar 1920, Vernon, TX - died 28 Aug 1966, Vacaville, CA - Age 46
Husband of Mrs. Cleora Evelyn Jackson née Roberts (wife), 1234 Cortlandt Street, Houston, Texas
Enlistment: 11 Dec 1941, Camp Wolters, Texas - Residence: Harris County,Texas - Marital Status: Single
Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - married 19 Apr 1942, Tuscaloosa, AL - Miss Cleora Evelyn Roberts (born 29 Jan 1923)

was with Underground of Vollenhove - #34 on list(37) Kingma - sheltered on boat near Belt-Schutsloot
Major Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - Burial - Nat'l Cem, San Diego, CA - info via familysearch.org -
He was in the United States Air Force stationed at Travis AFB at the time of his death
info Janice (Vieira) Ham, granddaughter - 13 Mar 2000
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19071952 - O-768370 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Bartlett "Bart" Calkins - Nine Mile Falls, WA - EVD
born 9 Mar 1921, WA - died 17 Nov 1992, Milwaukee - Age 71
Son of Mr. Harry S. Calkins (father), Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Enlistment: 01 Mar 1943, Fresno, California - Residence: Spokane County, Washington - Marital Status: Single
was with Underground of Vollenhove - #33 on list(37) Kingma - sheltered on boat near Belt-Schutsloot
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O-396553 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Leonard Edmund Lucas - North Judson, IN - EVD
born 19 Jul 1917, IN - died Apr 1984, North Judson, Starke County, Indiana - Age 66
Son of Mr. Charles Lucas (father), a school teacher
Husband of Mrs. Betty Jean Lucas née Haney (wife), 410 South Buckeye Street, Iola, Kansas
was with Underground of Vollenhove - #35 on list(37) Kingma - sheltered on boat near Belt-Schutsloot and in Zwarstsluis
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37681904 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - Keith Rodney Haight - Winfield, IA - EVD
born 14 Mar 1925 - died 18 Aug 2006, Winfield, IA - Age 81
Son of Mr. Chester W. Haight and Mrs. Lela Marie Haight (mother), Box 355, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa
Siblings: Lorna V. (F-14), C. Virgil (M-11), Paul M. (M-10) and Orlo L. Haight (M-6 - b. 20 Jun 1923 - d. Mar 1983)
US Census 15 Apr 1930 - Scott Twp, Henry County, Iowa

Mr. Chester Waldo Haight - b. 7 Apr 1893 d. 23 Aug 1972, Henry Co., Iowa - Age 79
Mrs. Lela Marie Van Syoc - b. 14 Jan 1895, Henry Co., Iowa d: Nov 1983, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa - Age 88
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Lorna Virginia Haight - b. 26 Nov 1915
Charles Virgil Haight - b. 16 Aug 1918
Paul Merlin Haight - b. 26 Jan 1920
Orlo Lorenz Haight - b. 20 Jun 1923 - d. Mar 1983 - Age 59
Keith Rodney Haight - b. 14 Mar 1925 - d. 18 Aug 2006 - Age 81
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- info familytree - Lela Marie Van Syoc -
descendant of Cornelis Aertsen VanSchaick, abt 1610 in Woerden, Utrecht, The Netherlands

was with Underground of Vollenhove - #36 on list(37) Kingma - sheltered on boat near Belt-Schutsloot
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32871749 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Allen Edward Ziner - New York, NY - POW
born 20 Nov 1923, NY - died 8 Aug 2002, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida - Age 78
Son of Mrs. Mollie Ziner (mother), 1223 White Plains Road, New York, New York
Enlistment: 23 Mar 1943, New York City, NY - Residence: Bronx, New York - Marital Status: Single
Camp: ??? Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11 ??? (last report in USA - 13 Feb 1946)
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13046993 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Paul Sam "Chuck" Senchuk - Scranton, PA - EVD
born 7 May 1920, PA - died 11 Jan 1996, Chicago, Cook, Illinois - Age 75
Son of Mrs. Anne Senchuk, 603 North Hyde Park Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania
In "helpers" list of Mrs. Joke Folmer there is also Bergsma mentioned [Hillegonda Bergsma]
Sgt. Senchuk was also helped by Mr. Aart Kliest, Valkenberglaan 25, Apeldoorn (Z7903), Holland
Sgt. Senchuk was seen evading 17 Apr 1945 by Sgt. Phelps near Appel (Z5101), Holland
Evasion route looks simular to Tailgunner Sgt. Phelps - info PATS - 25 Sep 2010
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32976994 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Gaetano Thomas Cappiello - Brooklyn, NY - POW
born 07 Mar 1922, NY - died 11 Jul 1988, Bellerose, Queens, NY - Age 66
Brother of Miss Anna Cappiello (sister), 121 Pine Street, Brooklyn, New York
Enlistment: 30 Jun 1943, New York City, NY - Residence: Kings, New York - Marital Status: Single
Camp: Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11 (last report in USA - 25 Feb 1946)

The last time I saw my father, I was 6 years old.
I have always been angry about this. Imagine my surprise when I came across a photo of him
on your web site with information about his POW status.
His name was Gaetano Thomas Cappiello and he was shot down over Germany
and held for 18 months on January 28, 1945
Thank you for the work you do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Seeing his photo there and reading about him makes me feel like this is a message just for me.
I can now forgive him for everything.
He really suffered. I never knew a lot of the info I read on your site.
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Sincerely, Patrice C. Mykytka - 15 Jun 2014

Not 18 months to my knowledge !!!
Stalag IXC liberated 04 Apr 1945 - info PATS - 16 Jun 2014

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* * * 16th - U S - C E N S U S - April 1940 * * *
Address: 47 Milford Street, District #22 Brooklyn, New York City, Kings Co., New York
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Alfred Guerra (Head) - Age 50 (abt. 1890, Italy) - Painter (Houses)
Vincenza Guerra (Wife) - Age 40 (abt. 1900, Italy)
Thomas Cappiello (Stepson) - Age 18 (born 07 Mar 1922, NY)
Anna Cappiello (Stepdaughter) - Age 16 (abt. 1924, NY)
Joseph Guerra (Son) - Age 7 (abt. 1933, NY)
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info via Patrice C. Mykytka (daugther of Thomas Cappiello) - 18 Jun 2014
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33809389 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Vincent Joseph Leo "Vince" Kelly - Philadelpia, PA - EVD
born 25 Nov 1925, PA - died 22 Apr 1999, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania - Age 73
Son of Mr. Leo J. Kelly (father), 3232 F Street, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 24 Jan 1944, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland - Residence: Pennsylvania - Marital Status: Single
Dating in 1950 with neigbourhood girl Clare - married in 1951 - and had eight children - 6 girls and 2 boys
was with Underground of Vollenhove - #37 on list(37) Kingma - sheltered on boat near Belt-Schutsloot

Sgt. Vincent Joseph Leo 'Vince' Kelly - RAMP file - folder 6 - page 29-30 - 26 Apr 1945
Sgt. Vincent Joseph Leo "Vince" Kelly - RAMP folder 6 - page 29-30 - 26 Apr 1945
Helpers: Baroness Sloet van Marxveld, "Den Oldenhof", Vollenhove - food and shelter for three weeks
Mrs. Weijs, Kloosterweg B 71a, St. Jansklooster
Underground in St. Jansklooster area, helped a lot
source: nara.gov
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34674419 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - James Norman Phelps Jr. - Windsor, NC - EVD
born 26 Mar 1924, Bertie Co., NC - died 16 Dec 1949, Bertie Co., NC - Age 25
Enlistment: 2 Jun 1943, Fort Bragg, NC
Son of Mrs. Willie B. Phelps (mother), Rt. Number One, Windsor, North Carolina
Marriage parents - 13 Sep 1920 - James Norman Phelps and Ms. Willie P. Britt
Siblings: Sarah D. Phelps (F-8) and Thelma P. Phelps (F-6) - info US Census 2 Apr 1930 -
Address - 1930: Cashoke Road, Merry Hill Twp, Bertie Co., NC
Married 9 Nov 1946 to Ms. Audrey Nell White (wife)
children (two sons): James Michael Phelps - b. 18 Sep 1947 and Joe Scott Phelps - b. 13 Jun 1950
James Norman Phelps Jr. died Friday 16 Dec 1949 in a one-sided car accident
James Norman Phelps Sr. (father) - born 14 Apr 1894, Bertie County, North Carolina, USA - Spouse: Willie Pearl Britt
died 28 Apr 1970 at Bertie Memorial Hospital, 1403 S King St, Windsor, Bertie Co., NC - Age 76
Willie Pearl Phelps (mother) - born 15 Oct 1886, NC - died Feb 1986, Merry Hill, Bertie, NC - Age 99 - info SSDI
E&E #2979 - Escape and Evasion Report (14 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2979.pdf
- additional info via Frank Hathaway Phelps (cousin) (b. 1935) - 9 Apr 2007 -
- additional info via Michael Vance Baker - 26 Sep 2010 -

In Air Corps - clip Pvt. James Norman Phelps Jr.
In Air Corps - Clip - Pvt. James Norman Phelps Jr. -
- source Albemarle Regional Library - WWII scrapbook - page 13 -

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Appendix C - James N. Phelps, Sgt., 34674419 - 547th Sq., 384th Grp. - Tail Gunner - Evasion in Holland
On 28 Jan 1945, Sgt. Phelps was Tail Gunner on a B-17 that had Cologne, Germany, as its target
After dropping bombs on the objective the plane was hit by flak and two of its engines knocked out
The ship was crashlanded near Oldemarkt, Holland (Z7772)
Sgt. Phelps evaded capture by the enemy and returned to Allied control 18 Apr 1945 at Appel, Holland (Z5101)

The following is a list of his helpers:

MITTUS [MIEN TIES] (first name). Lived in a large stone farmhouse two kms. West of Oldemarkt, Holland (Z7772)
6', 160 lbs., 40 yrs. old, blonde hair, ruddy complexion. Had wife and two children, both boys - 4 and 6 yrs. old
Could not speak English. Had 24 milk cows
Furnished food, clothing, shelter 1-8 Feb 1945

Farmer Geert Meinen, Hammerdijk 18, Blankenham - 5 km SW of Ossenzijl -
two children - 1 boy , Sake and 1 girl, Klaasje
29 Aug 1929, Blankenham - Geert Meinen (24 b.abt.1905) (farmer) married Jacobje van der Linde (24 b.abt.1905)
Geert Meinen (farmer), son of Sake Meinen (farmer) en Helena van der Linde, of Blankenham
Phelps and Senchuk were first guided by 17 y old Gerbrand Dolstra, Kalenberg to the farm in Blankenham
Gerbrand Dolstra a summertime farm hand of Geert Meinen, was a reedcutter in the wintertime marshlands
Gerbrand Dolstra - born 05 Mar 1927 - died 04 Aug 1999 - Age 72
- info Meinen from Jurrie Zandbergen via Rinse Lenstra - 29 Sep 2010 -

After publication of Jim's story in "De Sillehammer" nr.1 March 2011
I received an email from Thijs de Haan that James 'Jimmie' Phelps was for 100% on his grandfather's farm
Jim was for one week ( !!! NO Senchuk !!! ) at the farm of Thijs "Ties" de Haan
Mittus (probable spelling) of "Mien Ties" (My Ties) - info Thijs de Haan (grandson) - 08 Mar 2011
Farm of Thijs "Ties" de Haan was 2 km West of Oldemarkt
Thijs "Ties" de Haan, farmer 43 yrs - had blonde hair
Children (3) - Hasseltje(F) 13y, Geert(M) 9y and Jelle(M) 5y
- info via Hasseltje (daughter) and Geert de Haan (son) - 08 Mar 2011 -

Thijs de Haan - Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel
Clips - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel - clips - Thijs de Haan - October 1945
Thijs de Haan, Oldemarkt Wijk VI - 6, born 16 Jul 1901, Lemsterland - Nativity: Dutch
James N. Phelps - 02 Feb 1945 - 08 Feb 1945 - for seven days
James N. Phelps received from and delivered to T. Lubberts, Oldemarkt I-90
Persons (2) known who did help Allied Personnel: T. Lubberts, Oldemarkt and J. Pereboom, Oldemarkt
source image - via Jaap de Boer - 23 Apr 2011

PETE [PIET] (first name). Was a druggist. Said: "After the war send me a letter addressed to
'The Underground Druggist' ", Steenwijk, Holland (A9167)
5'11", 28 yrs. old, 135 lbs., blond, could speak English well. Single
Provided shelter and food 8 to 15 Feb 1945
"Piet' is likely an alias of one of the brothers Hendrik en Johannes Verhagen
These brothers did run a drug store in Steenwijk - info via drs. Henk Spreen - 2 Oct 2010 -

Hendrik 'Henk' Verhagen - 'VRAGENLIJST' - Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel - 20 Oct 1945
Clips - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel - clips - Hendrik 'Henk' Verhagen - 20 Oct 1945
H. "Henk" Verhagen, Oosterstraat 17, Steenwijk - born 02 Dec 1918 - Age 26 - Nativity: Dutch
J, "Joop" Verhagen, Oosterstraat 17, Steenwijk - born 13 May 1921, Muiden - Age 24 - Nativity: Dutch
James Phelps and Paul (Senchuk) - Feb 1945 - Feb 1945 - for five days
James Phelps received from G. Assies, Appelscha and delivered to H. Bergsma, Rijswijk - [Hillegonda Bergsma]
Paul (Radio Operator airplane Phelps) received from G. Assies, Appelscha and delivered to H. Bergsma, Rijswijk
source image - via Jaap de Boer - 23 Apr 2011

Name not known. Apeldoorn, Holland (Z7903). Lived in apartment in what was once a very large
one-story soap factory owned by the helper. 6'2", 180 lbs., 40 yrs. old, black hair, narrow face, wore glasses
Married, had two children, one a boy 3 yrs. old and the other a girl 5 yrs. old. Wife spoke some English
Provided food and shelter 16-27 Feb 1945
Soap factory - De Haas en Van Brero, Apeldoorn - info PATS - 25 Sep 2010

KLEIST [KLIEST], AART, 25 Volkenberglain [Valkenberglaan 25], Apeldoorn, Holland (Z7903)
"Art" was 26 yrs. old, 130 lbs., 5'6", had black hair, sharp features.
Two of his brothers "YOKE" [Joop] and "YAP" [Jaap], 22 and 21 yrs. old, respectively,
were hiding from the Germans in the house.
Mother and father lived in the house, were 70 yrs. old
Furnished food and shelter 28 Feb to 18 Mar 1945
Aart Kliest received the Medal of Freedom (US), Utrecht - 12 Mar 1947
Aart Kliest, Valkenberglaan 25, Apeldoorn - info himself - 25 Sep 2010

Aart Johannes Kliest, born 12 Jan 1920, Harderwijk - died 17 Aug 2012, Apeldoorn - Age 92
source: Obituary newspaper "Trouw" - via Jo Steenstra - 20 Aug 2012

VOUSON, MART, lived on farm 10 kms. South-west of APPEL, Holland (Z5101)
5'7", 140 lbs., 32 yrs old, black hair, could not speak English
Had wife and two daughters 7 and 2 yrs. old. Father had a small house nearby
Furnished food and shelter 18 Mar to 18 Apr 1945

route: Oldemarkt (Z-7772) - Steenwijk (Z-9167) - Apeldoorn (Z-7903) - farm, 10 km SW of Appel (Z-5101)
APPEL - hamlet lies between Nijkerk and Barneveld - info PATS - 25 Sep 2010
- info 18/19 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2979 -
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -
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Memorial at Vollenhove Cemetery - 24 Allied graves (631-614) (611-606) - 15 Apr 1945
Memorial at Vollenhove Cemetery - 24 Allied graves (631-614) (611-606) - 15 Apr 1945
Kelly (4th), Haight (5th), Calkins (6th) and Jackson Jr. (7th from left)
Memorial at Vollenhove Cemetery - Evert Spit - (Dutch Private, Soldier) - 15 Apr 1945
Vollenhove General Cemetery - memorial - 15 Apr 1945
Members of B-17G "Sleepy Lagoon" with members of N.B.S. Vollenhove
Keight R. Haight (3rd from left) saluting at grave of Evert Spit (Dutch Private, Soldier)
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

April/May 1990 - Co Pilot John Bartlett Calkins and Togglier Keith Rodney Haight were visiting the crash area
invited by the Municipality of Brederwiede for the 45 year liberation ceremonies

SGLO - T5173

BOEING B-17G-40-DL - #44-6105 - 28 Jan 1945 - OSSENZIJL - CREW 9

38078063 - O-802860 - 1st Lt. - Pilot -  Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - Houston, TX - EVD 19071952 - O-768370 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Bartlett 'Bart' Calkins - Nine Mile Falls, WA - EVD O-396553 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Leonard Edmund Lucas - North Judson, IN - EVD 37681904 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - Keith Rodney Haight - Winfield, IA - EVD 32871749 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Allen Edward Ziner - New York, NY - POW
13046993 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Paul Sam 'Chuck' Senchuk - Scranton, PA - EVD 32976994 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Gaetano Thomas Cappiello - Brooklyn, NY - POW 33809389 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Vincent Joseph Leo 'Vince' Kelly - Philadelpia, PA - EVD 34674419 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - James Norman Phelps Jr. - Windsor, NC - EVD

- 2 POW - 7 EVD -

JACKSON - CALKINS - LUCAS - HAIGHT - ZINER
SENCHUK - CAPPIELLO - KELLY - PHELPS


Contact Senchuk is pending - 25 Mar 2007 - PATS -
Contact Lucas is pending - 27 Mar 2007 - PATS -
Contact Calkins is pending - 28 Mar 2007 - PATS -
Contact Phelps is pending - 08 Apr 2007 - PATS -
Contact Kelly is pending - 10 Apr 2007 - PATS -
Contact Haight is pending - 01 Dec 2007 - PATS -
Contact Ziner is pending - 01 Dec 2007 - PATS -
Contact Jackson is pending - 01 Dec 2007 - PATS -
Contact Cappiello is pending - 15 Jun 2014 - PATS -

Last update - 13 Sep 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T2843

Lancaster Mk.III LM333 - HW-V - P/O. F. A. Preston - Bergen (NH) - 23:40
No. 100 RAF Squadron - 23 Aug 1943
2 KIA - 4 POW - 1 EVD




Under construction

23 Aug 1943 - Lancaster Mk.I LM333 - Base: Grimsby - Target: Berlin - Route
23 Aug 1943 - Lancaster Mk.I LM333 - Base: Grimsby - Target: Berlin - Route
GRIMSBY, 5250 N 0320 E, EGMOND, 5250 N 0930 E, 5205 N 1347 E, BERLIN
5250N 1340 E, 5420 N 1115 E, MANDØ, 5500 N 0700 E, GRIMSBY
source: Loss card

Although the station was officially called RAF Grimsby, servicemen and locals referred
to it as Waltham, the name of the nearby village Waltham

Crew - Lancaster Mk.I LM333
Six crew members of Lancaster Mk.I LM333 - in front of their first Lancaster ED988
back l-r: Sgt. Adelstein, Sgt. Henry, Sgt. Fidler and Sgt. Noble
front l-r: P/O. Preston and Sgt. Chadwick
Sgt. Gargini took this photograph - source and info: James Noble - via Cor Prins / Hans Nauta - 25 Dec 2015

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - LM333 - HW-V - 23 Aug 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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407972 - P/O. - Pilot - F. A. Preston - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA

1385333 - Sgt. - Navigator - E. J. Gargini - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW

1383210 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - A. E. Henry - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD/POW

1020104 - Sgt. - Flt. Engineer - H. Chadwick - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

1341382 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. Noble - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW

R/154369 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. J. Adelstein - RCAF - Age 27 - POW

1549502 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - R. Fidler - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Rank and age need to be verified - info PATS - 11 Sep 2015 - PATS

Loss Card - LM333 - HW-V - Preston
Loss Card - LM333 - HW-V - Preston - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - via PATS to "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

PRESTON - mission 22
GARGINI - mission 22
HENRY - mission 20
CHADWICK - mission 23
NOBLE - mission 22
ADELSTEIN - mission 18
FIDLER - mission 21

BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY

407972 - P/O. - Pilot - Francis Albert Preston - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA
of Henley Beach, South Australia, Australia - Plot 2. Row C. Grave 24. - Bergen General Cemetery CWGC ref. 2619908
Son of Mr. Harold Claude Preston and Mrs. Hannah Mary Preston, 7 Beck Street, Henley Beach, South Australia
birth: 30 Oct 1920, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia
Civil occupation: Clerk
Religion: Roman Catholic
Enlistment: 27 Feb 1941, Adelaide, S.A., Australia
Embarkation: 16 May 1942
Granted the rank of Pilot Officer from 19 Jul 1943 - previously: Sgt., Flt. Sgt. and W/O.


FOR THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD

- Epigraph on Preston memorial -
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1020104 - Sgt. - Flt. Engineer - Harold Chadwick - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
of Hyde, Cheshire, UK - Plot 2. Row C. Grave 25. - Bergen General Cemetery CWGC ref. 2619800
born 1920, UK - died 23 Aug 1943 - Age 23
Son of Mr. Wilfred Chadwick and Mrs. Amy Chadwick, of Hyde, Cheshire, UK

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Mr. Wilfred Chadwick and Ms. Amy Holland - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 2446
The district Chorlton is in the county of Lancashire
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Harold Chadwick - mother's surname: Holland - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1525


SWEET MEMORIES
WE TREASURE FOR EVER
OF DAYS
WHEN WE WERE ALL TOGETHER

- Epigraph on Chadwick memorial -
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1385333 - Sgt. - Navigator - Eric 'Garge' John Gargini - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW
born 1922, UK - died 1991 - Age ~69
Stalag 4B - POW No. 222697

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1914 - John Gargini and Ms. Dorothy Amber - district: St. Olave Bermondsey, London Co. - Vol 1d Page 520
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Rosina D. Gargini - mother's surname: Amber - district: Greenwich, UK - Vol 1d Page 1813
Birth 1st Qtr. 1918 - Ida C. Gargini - mother's surname: Amber - district: Lewisham, UK - Vol 1d Page 1474
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Marie Christina Gargini - mother's surname: Amber - district: Lambeth, UK - Vol 1d Page 1038
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Eric John Gargini - mother's surname: Amber - district: Lambeth, UK - Vol 1d Page 741
Birth 4th Qtr. 1923 - Maurice R. Gargini - mother's surname: Amber - district: Lambeth, UK - Vol 1d Page 647
Birth 1st Qtr. 1930 - Kathleen M. Gargini - mother's surname: Amber - district: Amersham, UK - Vol 3a Page 1454
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1932 - Margaret E. E. Gargini - mother's surname: Amber - district: Staines, UK - Vol 3a Page 44
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1938 - David Alexander Gargini - mother's surname: Amber - district: Staines, UK - Vol 3a Page 71
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district Lambeth spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey
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Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1945 - Eric J. Gargini and Ms. Rose Burns - district: Uxbridge, Middlesex - Vol 3a Page 477
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Birth 3rd Qtr. 1946 - Francis J. Gargini - mother's surname: Burns - district: Uxbridge - Vol 5f Page 807
Birth 1st Qtr. 1948 - Patricia A. Gargini - mother's surname: Burns - district: Uxbridge - Vol 5f Page 260
Birth 4th Qtr. 1957 - Marie E. Gargini - mother's surname: Burns - district: Uxbridge - Vol 5f Page 121

1385333 - Sgt. - Navigator - Eric 'Garge' John Gargini - RAFVR
1385333 - Sgt. - Navigator - Eric 'Garge' John Gargini - RAFVR
image via Jonathan Dew (nephew) and Kev Gargini (grandson) - 11 Dec 2015

Who wanted to know about the Lancaster that my uncle had to jump from before the aircraft blew up.
What I was wondering, is the LM 333 Lancaster the same as the Lancaster that you mention.
The aircraft was a large bomber and apparently shook the ground when it passed overhead.
My uncle Eric was kept in a prisoner of war camp in Germany and his weight went down to 6 stone.
He slipped out unnoticed from a line of prisoners and made his his way through thick woods to seek help.
He said it was music to his ears when he heard the sound of yanks talking, in fact he was over the moon.
They looked after him well, and he would sing nothing but praise for you guys out there.
Sadly Eric died from flu some years ago.
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by Steve Gargini (nephew) - December 18, 2004 5:40 AM PST
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1383210 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Albert Edward Henry - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD/POW
born abt. 1922
Stalag 4B - POW No. 222716
Got help from farmer at Blokzijl

Labels of Henry's uniform - what was left at the farmer in Blokzijl
Labels of Henry's uniform - what was left at the farmer in Blokzijl
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1341382 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - James 'Jock' Noble - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW
born abt. 1921, Scotland
Stalag 4B - POW No. 222531

Sgt. James 'Jock' Noble
Sgt. James 'Jock' Noble
courtesy James Noble
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R/154369 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John 'Hank' Jacob Adelstein - RCAF - Age 27 - POW
born 03 Aug 1916 - died 08 Aug 1999, Montreal, Canada - Age 83
Son of Mr. Joseph Lyon Adelstein and Mrs. Libbie Adelstein
Stalag 4B - POW No. 222567
Canadian Jew in World War II

Burial: Eternal Gardens Cemetery, Beaconsfield, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
info: Find A Grave Memorial# 119929474 - by Stoneman

27 Sep 1943 - The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Page 9
27 Sep 1943 - The Winnipeg Tribune from Winnipeg, Page 5
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Air Force Casualties
PREVIOUSLY MISSING ON ACTIVE SERVICE, NOW REPORTED PRISONER OF WAR (GERMANY)
ADELSTEIN, John Jacob, Sgt, J. L. Adelstein (father), 1930 Lincoln Avenue, Montreal

06 Jun 1945 - The Montreal Gazette - Page 13
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MONTREAL AIRMEN FREE FROM PRISON - Nine Local Names in List of Men Released in Germany
John Jacob Adelstein whose father (J. L. Adelstein) resides at 1930 Lincoln Ave, Montreal, Canada

John Jacob ADELSTEIN
On Sunday, August 8, 1999.
Beloved husband of Thelma Spivack Malinoff. Caring and devoted father and father-in-law
of Lorris and Robert Frankfurt, Leslie Adelstein and the late Ronald.
Proud grandfather of Charles and Jeremy Frankfurt, and Carolyn Adelstein.
Brother of Robert and the late Sydney.

Is hereby given that RONALD JOSEPH ADELSTEIN, residing at 2370 Gold Street, Apt.#307, St. Laurent, Montreal
In Council for an order changing his name to RONALD JOSEPH MALINOFF

Ronald Joseph Malinoff (son) - born 12 May 1943 - died 08 Nov 1998 - Age 55
Cherished son of Thelma and John Adelstein.
Brother and brother-in-law of Leslie, Lorris and Robert Frankfurt.
Uncle of Jeremy and Charles Frankfurt and Caroline Adelstein.
Father of Bernard and Tammy. Loving friend of Angela Dion.

Leslie Arthur Adelstein (son) - born 18 Apr 1948 - died 19 Jun 2010, Florida - Age 62
Much loved son of Thelma and the late John Adelstein.
Loved twin-brother of Lorris Frankfurt and brother-in-law of Robert Frankfurt.
Father of Carolyn Adelstein. Brother of the late Ronald Malinoff.
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1549502 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Royce "Max" Fidler - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD
born 17 Feb 1922, UK
of 55 Fieldhead Rd., Highfields, Sheffield, UK
Peacetime profession: Commercial Traveller

Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Royce Fidler - mother's surname: Hargate - district: Ecclesall Bierlow - Vol 9c Page 881
The district Ecclesall Bierlow spans the boundaries of the counties of Derbyshire and West Riding of Yorkshire
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1944 - Mr. Royce Fidler and Ms. Audrey Green - district: Sheffield - Vol 9c Page 945
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1945 - Denis A. Fidler - Mother's surname: Green - district: Sheffield - Vol 9c Page 552
The district Sheffield spans the boundaries of South Yorkshire and West Riding of Yorkshire

Royce 'Max' Fidler
Royce 'Max' Fidler
Fidler, Royce, 1549502, Sgt., RAF, 55 Fieldhead Rd., Highfields, Sheffield
source: wwii-netherlands-escape-lines.com

1549502 - Sgt. Royce Fidler - questionnaire
clip - 1549502 - Sgt. Royce Fidler - questionnaire
source: WO 208/3318/1717 - The National Archives - 08 Oct 2015
Note !!! - Fidler assumed that Chadwick baled out - Sgt. Chadwick was KIA and buried in Bergen

Bailed out at aprox. 19.000 ft and came down 5 or 6 mi North of Ossenzijl
Got help from farmers and was brought to Peter van den Hurk, Meppel
Further on he got help in Belgium and beyond by the Comète Line
Arrived 23 Jan 1944 in UK

In questionnaires of his helpers Fidler's name shows up in various forms (6) - info PATS
Matz, Metz Vietler, MAX. ROYEL Zidlei, Max Fidler, Max Fiedler and Maxwell Royce Fidler
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Additional sources: SGLO Bulletin 274 - January 2006 - p.4/10 for story, images and details;
Broken Wings Nr. 89 p.10-18, March 2010 by ARG



SGLO - T2843

LANCASTER Mk.III - LM333 - HW-V - 23 Aug 1943 - BERGEN (NH) - CREW 7

407972 - P/O. - Pilot - Francis Albert Preston - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA 1385333 - Sgt. - Navigator - Eric 'Garge' John Gargini - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW 1383210 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Albert Edward Henry - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD/POW 1020104 - Sgt. - Flt. Engineer - Harold Chadwick - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
1341382 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - James 'Jock' Noble - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW R/154369 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John 'Hank' Jacob Adelstein - RCAF - Age 27 - POW 1549502 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Royce 'Max' Fidler - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD

- 2 KIA - 4 POW - 1 EVD -

PRESTON(†) - GARGINI - HENRY - CHADWICK(†)
NOBLE - ADELSTEIN - FIDLER


Contact Gargini is pending - 11 Sep 2015 - PATS -
Contact Adelstein is pending - 06 Dec 2015 - PATS -

Last update - 26 Dec 2015 - PATS



De Oldenhof - Ambt-Vollenhove

1 mi SE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3144

Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6/U4 - Werke Nr. 410106 - Weisse I, 7e St. JG I - Volkel
Oblt. Heinz K. A. Klöpper - Mon 29 Nov 1943 - in the garden of castle "De Oldenhof" - 14:30
1 KIA



Oberleutnant Heinz K. A. Klöpper, Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 1, was killed 29th Nov 1943
This German fighter was in a dogfight with 2 American P-38 - Lightnings -
came down near castle "De Oldenhof" - just outside Vollenhove - located WSW of Meppel
Same castle were 2 EVD's from the "Sleepy Lagoon" were hiding for 2 weeks in 1945
On the 10th of March 1984 they recovered parts of the plane and got certainty about the pilot's name

OberLeutnant Heinz Kurt Albert Klöpper
Staffelkapitän Oberleutnant. Heinz Kurt Albert Klöpper
* January 9, 1918 - Groß-Bülten, Kreis Peine, Germany -
+ November 29, 1943 - Vollenhove, the Netherlands - Age 25
image via Wiebe H. de Vries - info Henk Talen
First name is also noticed as Heinrich [ what's wrong ] - info PATS - 16 Mar 2009 - PATS
..........
see here the story - seven weeks earlier - of his 87th victim Capt. Frank D. Murphy
navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group
on a clear sunny autumn afternoon of October 10, 1943

...... Oberleutnant Heinz Klöpper, then twenty-five years of age, was one of Germany’s top 100
scoring fighter pilot aces of WWII. Official German wartime records credit him with 94 aerial victories
He was a holder of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and Golden Goblet when he shot us down
We were his 87th victim
Seven weeks later, on November 29, 1943, Oblt. Klöpper himself was killed
in a dogfight with two American P-38 fighter aircraft.
(For a perspective of Oblt. Klöpper’s accomplishments,
the all time leading American air ace is Maj. Richard Bong who was
credited with shooting down 40 Japanese aircraft in the Pacific theatre in WWII) ......

- - source - Capt. Frank D. Murphy ( Feb 7, 2002 ) - also see link above - -



Private salvage was done on Saturday 10 Mar 1984 by members of "Luchtoorlogdocumentatie 1939-1945"
Parts of plane, chute, personal items, family photos, money and human remains were found
Oblt. Heinz Kurt Albert Klöpper - Feldpostnummer: 55900

Salvage at crash location - Saturday March 10, 1984 Shell - 1941 - found at crash location
Salvage at "De Oldenhof" - 10 Mar 1984
photos via Jan Botma - 15 Dec 2014

Lt. Klöpper - name tag been verified at crash location
Lt. Klöpper - name tag - verified at crash location - 10 Mar 1984
source: Local Newspaper - via Muller collection - 21 Nov 2014

NEERGESCHOTEN DUITSE JAGER NA 40 JAAR OPGEGRAVEN
Newspaper clip - Salvage at 'De Oldenhof'- 10 Mar 1984
"DE NABESTAANDEN WETEN NU WAAR ZE AAN TOE ZIJN"
Salvage at "De Oldenhof"- 10 Mar 1984
Opgraving Duitse jager niet vlekkeloos verlopen
source: Local Newspaper - via Muller collection - 21 Nov 2014
Fokker W. 190 A is not correct . . . It's a Bf-109G - info PATS



SGLO - T3144

Bf-109G-6/U4 - Werke Nr. 410106 - 29 Nov 1943 - OLDENHOF - CREW 1

Staffelkapitän Oberleutnant - Heinz Kurt Albert Klöpper

- 1 KIA -

KLÖPPER(†)


Both of Klöpper's wingman didn't either return that day


All three pilots of the "Kette" - Klöpper, Brackhagen and Spörk - lost their lifes on 29 Nov 1943

SGLO - T3145

Bf-109G-6 - "Weisse 5" - Werke Nr. 510285 ( 15 285 ) - 7./JG 1 - Ofw. Hermann Brackhagen -
Zwolse Diep ? - Zwarte Water ?
crashed returning from aerial combat due to bad weather, SW of Meppel
- location unknown -
born 01 Apr 1916, Frillendorf - died 29 Nov 1943 - Age 27
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19 Aug 2014 - Suchanfrage - Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.
07 Mar 2015 - Antwort von Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt), Berlin

Ofw. Hermann Brackhagen, geboren am 01 Apr 1916 in Frillendorf,
Stadtteil im Osten der Stadt Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
ist am 29 Nov 1943 infolge Fleugzeugabsturz am Westrand von Zuidersee gefallen
Durch den Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. erfogte seine namemtliche Ehrung
auf dem Deutschen Soldatenfriedhof Ysselstein / Niederlande
"unter den Unbekannten"



- 1 MIA -

BRACKHAGEN(†)


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SGLO - T3146

Bf-109G-6 - "Weisse 3" - Werke Nr. 510930 ( 15 930 ) - 7./JG 1 - Oberfähnrich Manfred Spörk -
born 7 Mar 1924, Boltenhagen - died 29 Nov 1943 - Age 19
crashed returning from aerial combat due to bad weather, WSW of Meppel

Went over the Elementary school "Kadoelen" and crashed just behind
the farm "Oud Schuilenburg" - est.1723 - Kadoelen 25
Plane was on fire while crashing, pilot in cockpit was burned
Germans did guard the site for 5-6 days, before everything was removed
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info via Peter van Benthem (1935) and Henk van Benthem (1932) - Kadoelen 21 - 02 Jul 2014

Spörk either Brackhagen are not buried on Ysselstein cemetery !!! - info PATS

Bergkampen / Kadoelen
- location known -

Farm 'Oud Schuilenburg' - est.1723 - Kadoelen 25
Farm 'Oud Schuilenburg' - est.1723 - Kadoelen 25
photo taken 22 Jul 1948

Wehrpaß - Oberfähnrich Manfred Spörk
Wehrpaß - Oberfähnrich Manfred Spörk
born: 07 Mar 1924
source: dnw.co.uk - Auction Lot 1114 - 06 dec 2006 - Sold for £380

He was born on 07 Mar 1924, Boltenhagen, Kreis Grevesmühlen, Germany
Parents - Oberfähnrich Manfred Spörk
? Son of Mr. Manfred / Martin Spörk and Mrs. Marie Spörk née Buchmann ? - hard to read
Be aware - Handwriting is Sütterlin script a.k.a. "The German handwriting"


Hello. The first name of the father seems to be "Martin", his profession is "Gästewirt".
Mother's name is "Luckmann".
All the best!
Margarete - suetterlin-service.de - 22 Sep 2016

Manfred Spörk - Oberfähnrich - geboren am 07.03.1924 ist am 29.11.1943 gefallen
Als Todesort ist verzeichnet: Westrand Zuidersee
Seinerzeit bestattet auf dem Ehrenfriedhof in Leeuwarden/Niederlande
Zu einem späteren Zeitpunt zum Deutschen Soldatenfriedhof Ysselsteyn/Niederlande umgebettet
Im Jahr 1958 erfolgte jedoch die Überführung seiner sterblichen Überreste
in ein Familiengrab nach Österreich
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08 Jun 2014 - Suchanfrage - Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.
12 Aug 2014 - Antwort von Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt), Berlin

One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 near Rhenen on 11 Nov 1943
P-47D #42-8668 - 2nd Lt. Dolar A. Martin - O-795998 - USAAF, USA - KIA



- 1 KIA -

MARTIN(†)


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Hij werd op 7 maart 1924 in Boltenhagen geboren en op
2 december 1943 in Planquadraat FN1/4 geborgen.
De begrafenis vond op 7 december 1943 in Leeuwarden plaats.
Op 17 juni 1958 werd zijn stoffelijk overschot
geexhumeerd en naar Ysselsteyn overgebracht.
Hier vond Spörk op 27 juni zijn laatste rustplaats.
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info via Douwe Drijver (SMAMF) - 14 Sep 2016



- 1 KIA -

SPÖRK(†)


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SGLO - T3149

Bf-109G-5 - Werke Nr. 27100 - 5./JG 3 - Uffz. Fritz Kostenbader - Oostelijk Flevoland Polder
Bf-109G-5 - Werke Nr. 27100 - 5./JG 3 - Markings "Schwarze 9" - recovered + 1x MIA
by RNLAF-11(10) - Nov 1962 - Kavel Z-28 - East-Flevoland - ( reclaimed land )
born 26-04-1923 - dead 29-11-1943, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 20
Now - Grave TE-12-135 - Ysselsteyn, Province of Limburg, The Netherlands
Vermisst gemeldet Gradnetz GO 4/5
- additional info by John Manrho -
- location known -

Info Kostenbader by Rob van den Nieuwendijk
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On 29 Nov 1943 II./JG 3 got the order to fly from their homebase to Volkel
in order to intercept the incoming American Air Force near the German border
Unteroffizier Fritz Kostenbader from 5./JG 3 was airborne from Volkel for his third flight
Together with his "Rottenflieger" ( Wingman ) Lt. Leopold Münster, Leader of this "Staffel"
Around 14.00 uur it came to a dogfight, Münster shot down two P-38's
Kostenbader stayed the whole time with Münster, when the "Gruppe" stopped the fight
Kostenbader was out of sight. He didn't return from this flight

19 year later, after reclaiming East-Flevoland, the wreck with Kostenbader was salvaged
He was interred in the German cemetery, Ysselsteyn, Limburg, The Netherlands

Kostenbader flew with Me 109G-6, W/Nr. 27100, Schwarze 9

Uffz. Fritz Kostenbader - headstone TE-12-135 - by Fred Munckhof
Uffz. Fritz Kostenbader - headstone TE-12-135 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 05 Apr 2012 - Find A Grave Memorial# 66737515



- 1 KIA -

KOSTENBADER(†)


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SGLO - T3148

South East of Groningen Unteroffizier Lintermann of the 6./JG 3 made a forced belly landing
due fuel shortage. Lintermann became lightly wounded in this crash
Lintermann flew with Me-109G-5, W/Nr. 26111, Gelbe 9
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- info by Rob van den Nieuwendijk - 11 Dec 2008 -


- Locations and names have to be checked more careful - info PATS -


Bergkampen / Kadoelen crash location is known to me and verified - 3 witnesses
Klöpper 94th claim was a P38 - near Hasselt S. of Meppel - time 14:15
Six P-38's were lost that day
The P-38 of 2nd Lt. Hascall - Belt Schutsloot - could be his "94" claim
Base ( Volkel or Leeuwarden ), time and crash locations has to be reviewed again !!!

Last update - 22 Sep 2016 - PATS -



Noordoostpolder - Schokland - Kavel P-2

7 mi W of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3569

B-24J - c/n 3065 - #42-73495 (D) - 93rd BG / 330th BS - near Schokland - Kavel P-2
Crew 1st Lt. Joseph A. Buland Jr. - "Old Hickory" - Sat 8 Apr 1944 - 15:20 - MACR #3764
3 KIA - 6 POW




'OLD HICKORY' - B-24J - c/n 3065 - #42-73495 (D)
"OLD HICKORY" - B-24J - c/n 3065 - #42-73495 (D)
www.b24bestweb.com - by Vic Walzel - photo credits: Don Morrison

Crew Buland - 27 Nov 1943 - Topeka, Kansas
Crew Buland - 27 Nov 1943 - Topeka, Kansas
Top l-r : Sgt. Joseph F. McDermott - Tail, Sgt. Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - Nose, Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - Radio
Sgt. John D. Graham - Waist, Sgt. Morris La Verne - Engineer, Sgt. John E. Colwell - Waist
Bottom l-r : 2nd Lt. Warren G. Clifton - Navigator, 2nd Lt. William R. Kramer - Bombardier,
2nd Lt. John D. Carter - Co-Pilot
, 2nd Lt. Joseph A. Buland Jr. - Pilot
- via Nancy Jo Wildey, daughter of Pilot - 09 Aug 2009 -

Sgt. John D. Graham - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 2nd Lt. Warren G. Clifton - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 2nd Lt. John D. Carter - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
- - - - Sgt. John D. Graham - - - - 2nd Lt. Warren G. Clifton - - - - 2nd Lt. John D. Carter - - - -
Graham, Clifton, Carter and Kramer - not on crew of 8 Apr 1944 - info PATS
replaced by Sloan, Huemoeller and Lansill - 8 Apr 44 - no bombardier on board - info PATS

15195041 - O-673200 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - William R. Kramer - KIA - 5 Aug 1944 - MACR #7375
B-24H-25-FO 42-95162 "Perils of Pauline" 790BS - Group Mission No.91
Target: Factory and airfield, Brunswick, Germany

2nd Lt. William R. Kramer - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
2nd Lt. William R. Kramer - Bombardier
1923 - 1944 - Age 21
Hometown: Montgomery County, OH - Enlistment 8 Apr 1942, Patterson Field, Fairfield, OH



93rd BG Circle B 330th BS 8th-air-force-patch

93rd BG - 20th CBW - Circle 'B' - 330th BS - AG - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force

Former Isle of Schokland - 8 mi WSW of Vollenhove
Lt. Joseph A. Buland's plane #42-73495 was hit by German fighters

MACR - page 8 - KU1380
MACR #3764 - page 8 - KU 1380

08 Apr 1944 - around 15:15 - American plane crash on Kavel P-2
8 Apr 1944 - around 15:15 - American plane crash on Kavel P-2
source: "De Vriendenking" - 2000-1 - via Paul Harmens en Henk Huisman - 15 May 2013

Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove
Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove - Rapport Nr. 20 - Ramspol, 8 Apr 1944 Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove - Rapport Nr. 250 - Vollenhove, 12 Apr 1944
Rapport Nr. 20 - Ramspol, 8 Apr 1944 . . . . . . . Rapport Nr. 250 - Vollenhove, 12 Apr 1944
via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

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Crew: B-24J-50-CO - #42-73495 - "Old Hickory" - Sat 8 Apr 1944 - Mission: Brunswick, Germany
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18089099 - O-803548 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - POW - Stalag Luft 1

19103219 - O-690113 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William 'Bill' Lansill - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - compound South

O-700163 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Donald T. Huemoeller - POW - Stalag Luft 1

37343040 - Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - George Ellis Sloan - KIA - Grave No. 610 - Vollenhove

14027065 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Morris La Verne - KIA - Grave No. 611 - Vollenhove

39854977 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Gunner - Gregorio Oliva - POW - Stalag Luft 17B

19170139 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Trenton Thelbert Tucker Jr. - KIA - Grave No. 609 - Vollenhove

15335447 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John Earl Colwell - POW - Stalag 17B

33316130 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Joseph Francis McDermott - POW
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18089099 - O-803548 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 1 Mar 1920 - died 10 May 1997 - Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma - Age 77
buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Son of Mr. Joseph Albert Buland Sr. and Mrs. Stella Lillian Buland ( née DeSchamp )
married Ms. Geraldine Joy Brown on Nov 17, 1941 in Bristow, Creek Co., Oklahoma
Address: 4118 S. Owasso, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Compound South - Barrack 7 - Room 4 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Pilot Joe Buland did land safely with fire in his wing tanks a week earlier
- info Nancy Jo Wildey, daughter - see wwiimemorial.com -

2nd Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 1st Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - Pilot
1st Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - Pilot
- via Nancy Jo Wildey, daughter - 09 Aug 2009 -

Casualty questionnaire - 1st Lt. Joseph A. Buland Jr.
Casualty questionnaire - 1st Lt. Joseph A. Buland Jr.
- Clip of MACR #3764 - page 23 - 24 -

- transcription - clip of MACR page 23 - 24 -
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# 6. - Did you bail out? ..... ' Was thrown clear when ship exploded '
# 7. - Did other members of crew bail out? ..... ' 5 Others bailed out '

# 8. - All those who bailed out did so over Holland. I don't know the exact location
except that it was on the East bank of the Zuiderzee
(a) T/Sgt. Gregoria Oliva, Radio Operator, went out the top hatch
(b) S/Sgt. John Colwell and S/Sgt. Joseph McDermott, Waist Gunner and Tail Gunner respectively
went out the waist window
(c) 2nd Lt. Huemoeller, Navigator, went out the nose wheel door
(d) 2nd Lt. Lansill, Co-Pilot, went out the top hatch

# 10, 11 & 12 - Our plane exploded in mid air and whether the fuselage went down in one piece or not,
I don't know. Nor do I know if the bodies were in the fuselage when it hit assuming the fuselage did go down in one piece.
All I saw upon hitting the ground was a black smoke column about a mile to the East of where I landed and
which I assumed to be the biggest portion of the plane.
None of us who escaped were taken to the scene of the crash. Nor was I supplied with any information
by the Germans as to the fate of the 3 crew members who were killed.
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19103219 - O-690113 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William 'Bill' Lansill - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - compound South
born 21 Jul 1921 - died 8 Jun 1988 - Pasadena, Los Angeles, California - Age 66
Co-Pilot Bill Lansill was first time with crew Buland - info Mrs. Lansill, wife - 31 Jul 2009 -
Co-Pilot and Navigator were from other crew setting
Navigator Huemoeller is also on 'other' crew photo with Co-Pilot Lansill - info Mrs. Lansill 'Peggy', wife - 22 Sep 2009 -

2nd Lt. Lansill - Army portrait Wedding 30 Aug 1943 - Bill and Peggy  - Houston, TX
- - 2nd Lt. Bill Lansill - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wedding Day - Peggy and Bill - 1943 - -
Crew Lansill - 1943 - with Huemoeller
Crew Lansill - 1943 - with Huemoeller
back l-r: Barney Huemoeller (N), ??? , ??? , ???
front l-r: ??? , ??? , ???, Bill Lansill (P), Billy Treewick (CP)
courtesy Mrs. Lansill - 10 Dec 2009
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O-700163 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Donald T. Huemoeller - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 12 Mar 1920, Fairmont, MN - died 16 Dec 1995, Truman, Martin County, Minnesota - Age 75
Donald Theodore "Barney" Huemoeller - Occupation: Hardware store owner, Banker
Son of Mr. Fred H. Huemoeller and Mrs. Alma Dorothy Huemoeller née Kastning
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37343040 - Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - George Ellis Sloan - KIA - Grave No. 610 - Vollenhove
of Pritchett, Colorado, USA
The initial plot number in Margraten for Sgt. Sloan - BBB-4-97 - former X-2120 - (X-10 - Vollenhove)
reinterred USA - Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Baca County, Colorado
According casualty questionnaire by S/Sgt. Colwell - 1 mission - by 1st Lt. Buland - 1 mission
Sgt. George Ellis Sloan was killed on his first war mission - info PATS -

Sgt. George Ellis Sloan  - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier Sgt. George Ellis Sloan  - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier
Sgt. George Ellis Sloan - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier
images courtesy Wilson Huff (cousin) / Sam Johnson (nephew) - via Shirley Stoner - 15 Sep 2009

Notes from cousin Wilson Huff who's mother was George's aunt Cora - 15 Sep 2009
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Me and George's family lived about 1½ mile apart in the country near Pritchett, Colorado
grew up together and going to almost 12 years of school together
George was drafted during his senior year of high school and didn't finish school year
I remember George saying:
"I am going to war and I will not be coming back"
He seemed to know he would not survive the war
shot down on his first war mission
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Sgt. George Ellis Sloan  - headstone application from '293' records
Sgt. George Ellis Sloan - headstone application from '293' records
info from IDPF "293" files

FOIA - IDPF - Sloan - request 02 Oct 2009 - expecting Aug 2010
IDPF - Sloan - not received - IDPF could not be located - 10 Mar 2010 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 2nd attempt Sep 2010 via Alexandria, VA
FOIA - IDPF - Sloan - 2nd request 10 Jul 2011 - expecting Nov 2011
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14027065 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Morris La Verne - KIA - Grave No. 611 - Vollenhove
born 22 Apr 1925, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ - died 8 Apr 1944 - Age 18
Son of Mr. Max Levine and Mrs. Molly Levine / La Verne ( née Rubin ), 1765 Burnett St., Brooklyn, NY
Morris parents were born in Russia, original surname is Levine
Enlistment : 28 Mar 1941, Orlando Orlando Lease, Florida - Morris was almost sixteen (15y 11 m) !!!!
in his Army papers his date of birth is 22 Apr 1922 ( he was actual born 22 Apr 1925 )
The initial plot number in Margraten for T/Sgt. La Verne - BBB-4-95 - former X-2119 - ( X-8 - Vollenhove)
reinterred USA - family plot - West Ridgelawn Cemetery 'King Solomon Memorial Park', Clifton, Passaic County, NJ, USA

Grave T/Sgt. Morris La Verne , King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ Memorial Day - 30 May 1949 - Fam. La Verne Memorial Day - 30 May 1949 - Mrs. Molly La Verne ( mother )
grave - T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - King Solomon Memorial Park - Memorial Day - 30 May 1949
- via Sara Kaiserman, sister - 15 Sep 2009 -

King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ
'King Solomon Memorial Park'
- via findagrave - 28 Aug 2009 -

Max Levine (father) died 15 Mar 1930
Family name was changed ~1933 from Levine to La Verne
Mrs. Molly La Verne (mother) ( b. 15 May 1891, d. Mar 1968 - Age 76 ) remarried Mr. Samuel Klitzner on 7 Oct 1945
According casualty questionnaire by S/Sgt. Colwell - 12 missions - by 1st Lt. Buland - 13 missions

T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Brooklyn, NY
T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
- via Sara Kaiserman, sister - 17 Aug 2009 -

T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Headstone Memorial
T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Headstone memorial -
- via submitter Laura Molnar - findagrave - 12 Apr 2010 -

IDPF - La Verne - request 29 May 2008 - expecting Jan 2009 - PATS -
IDPF - La Verne - received - IDPF could not be located - 30 Dec 2008 - PATS -
FOIA - 'XC' file - La Verne - received - 89 pages - 16 Jul 2009
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39854977 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Gunner - Gregorio Oliva - POW - Stalag Luft 17B
of Winslow, Arizona, USA
born 4 Jan 1921 - nativity Mexico - Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona
Son of Mr. Bonifacio Oliva and Mrs. Maximina Oliva née Flores, Box 1240, Winslow, Arizona
Enlistment: 15 Jan 1943, Phoenix, Arizona
- mentioned on page 149 - book : "Arizona's Hispanic Flyboys 1939 - 1945" by Rudolph C. Villarreal -

T/Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
T/Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - Radio Operator

US CENSUS 19 Apr 1940
Kleindienst Addition, Winslow City, Navajo Co., Arizona
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Maximina F. Oliva - Head - F-36 abt. 1904, Mexico <<< widow in 1940
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Gregorio Oliva - Son - M-18 abt. 1922, Mexico
Angela Oliva - Daughter - F-17 abt. 1923, Mexico
Bonifacio Oliva - Son - M-14 abt. 1926, Arizona
Ralph Oliva - Son - M-10 abt. 1930, Arizona
Tony Oliva - Son - M-11 abt. 1929, Arizona
Rosie Oliva - Daughter - F-8 abt. 1932, Arizona
Rosalio Oliva - Daughter - F-6 abt. 1934, Arizona
Tommy Oliva - Son - M-4 abt. 1936, Arizona
Davy Oliva - Son - M-2 abt. 1938, Arizona
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info familysearch


Oliva, Bonifacio C., b. .. ... ????, Old Mexico, d. 18 Jan 1938, sec Old Mex B, blk 12,lot 14, F-Gregorio Oliva
Oliva, Denise Diane, b. 10 Apr 1966, Winslow AZ, d. 11 Nov 1966, sec Mex C, blk 20,lot 15, F-Gregorio Oliva, M-Josephine Chavez
Oliva, Josephine, b. 28 Nov 1920, Los Lunas, NM, d. 4 Jun 1989, sec C City, blk 4, lot 13, F-Telefor Chavez, M-Adela Chavez, w/o Gregorio Oliva
Oliva, Maximina F., b. 8 Jun 1905, Mexico, d. 27 Nov 1971, sec N Cath C, blk 1, lot 25, F-Melacio Flores, M-Josephine Mirales
Oliva, Richard, b. 5 Aug 1946, Winslow AZ, d. 11 May 1974, sec N Cath C, blk 3, lot 19, F-Gregorio Oliva, M-Josephine Chavez
Oliva, Rosalio Charlie, b. 31 Aug 1934, Winslow AZ, d. 20 Nov 1998, (male), sec Cath C, blk 3, lot 53, F-Bonifacio Oliva, M-Maximina Flores, bro-Gregorio Oliva
Oliva, Ventura, b. 14 Jul 1933, Manilla, AZ, d. 28 Jul 1933, sec Old Mex B, blk 17,lot 6, F-Bonifacio Oliva, M-Maximina Flores
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info: interment.net/data/us/az/navajo/desertview/desert_no.htm


Gregorio Oliva - at the age of 94 - 13 Jun 2015
Gregorio Oliva - at the age of 94
image via Sharon Macedo née Oliva (granddaughter) - 13 Jun 2015

Hello, I am happy to inform you that my grandfather is indeed still with us! He is 96 years old now.
He is at the VA medical center in Prescott, Arizona now but is doing fairly well.
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Sharon Oliva - 12 May 2017
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19170139 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Trenton Thelbert Tucker Jr. - KIA - Grave No. 609 - Vollenhove
of Ashland, Oregon, USA
reinterred at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Plot: O Row: 10 Grave 16
The initial plot number in Margraten for S/Sgt. Tucker - BBB-4-99 - former X-2121 - (X-12 - Vollenhove)
born 23 Dec 1922, Idaho - died 8 April 1944 - near Isle of Schokland, Noordoostpolder - Age 22
Grandview Drive, Ashland City, Jackson Co., Oregon [US Census 10 Apr 1940]
Enlistment: 11 Nov 1942 - Portland, OR - nativity Idaho - residence: Jackson County, OR
Mr. Trenton Theodore Tucker (father), Route Number Two, Box 347, Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon [address next of kin - 1944]
Trenton Theodore Tucker - PVT 318 Engrs 88 DIV, World War I - - info findagrave.com -
Mrs. Florence April Tucker (mother) (née Barton), 79 Baum Street, Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon [address next of kin - 1949]
Siblings: Beryl (F-.. - abt. 19..), Delmer Tucker (M-14 - abt. 1926) and Zane George Tucker (M-10 - 08 Apr 1929)
According casualty questionnaire by S/Sgt. Colwell - 12 missions - by 1st Lt. Buland - 13 missions

Zane George Tucker - born 08 Apr 1929, Oregon - died 27 Jun 1994, Las Vegas, Nevada - Age 65

Obituary - Trenton Theodore Tucker - 1883 - 1946 - Age 63 - The Kennewick Courier-Reporter
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Trenton Theodore Tucker was born March 29, 1883 in Brooks, Iowa,
and died July 27, 1946 in Veterans Hospital, Portland, Oregon.
He served in foreign service during the first World War.
In 1919 he was united in marriage to Florence April Barton.
To their union was born four children:
Thelbert, who was killed in World War II; Delmer, now in the U.S. Navy;
Beryl, living in Ashland, Oregon., and Zane at home in Ashland, Oregon.
Besides the widow and the children, he leaves two brothers, S. A. Tucker of Hayden Lake, Idaho
and V. I. Tucker of LaCenter, Washington. He was a member of the B.P.O.E.
Funeral services were held at the Mueller Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 1946, at 4 p.m.
with the Rev. John B. Coan in charge.
Graveside services were held by the American Legion.
Burial was made in the Riverview Heights cemetery in Kennewick, Washington.
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The Kennewick Courier-Reporter - Thursday, 01 August 1946, Page Four
- source - www.rootsweb.ancestry.com -

S/Sgt. Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
S/Sgt. Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - Right Waist Gunner

FOIA - IDPF - Tucker - request 05 Sep 2009 - expecting Jul 2010 - received - 79 pages - 09 Jul 2010

Statement - Report - J. M. Moraal, Bisschopstraat 239a, Vollenhove
On the 8th of April 1944 at 1500 hours an American bomber crashed in the North-Eastpolder, near Ramspol
This plane was flying in the westward direction and was in trouble
Three members of the crew were killed and the others were taken prisoner by the Germans
According to the statement of the Germans the bodies would be Laverne, Tucker and Sloan
No more is known about this accident
On the 15th of April 1944 they were buried in the public Cemetery at Vollenhove
Grave No. 609, 610 and 611
the burial took place in presence of Mr. F. R. Crommelin, Burgomaster of the community
Rev. J. P. Honnef, minister of the Neth. Reformed Church at Vollenhove, performed the funeral service
- source 'IDPF' aka '293-file' - Trenton T. Tucker Jr. -

Frederick Reinhard Crommelin, born 17 Jan 1910, The Hague - died 6 Apr 1983, Holten - Age 73
Notes for Frederick Reinhard Crommelin: Officer of the Order of Oranje Nassau,
Mayor of Vollenhove 1940-1941, 1942-1944 and 1945-1950, then of Hellendoorn 1950-1975

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15335447 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John Earl Colwell - POW - Stalag 17B
of Greenfield, Indiana, USA
born 2 Jul 1924, Greenfield, IN - died 5 Jan 2009, Land O'Lakes, FL - Age 84
Former resident of Greenwood, IN - Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, IN

S/Sgt. John Earl Colwell - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
S/Sgt. John Earl Colwell - Left Waist Gunner

33316130 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Joseph Francis McDermott - POW
of 1224 Longacre Blvd, Yeadon, Pennsylvania, USA
born 26 Aug 1911, Philadelphia, PA - died 11 Aug 1980 - Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan - Age 68
Enlistment: 4 Jul 1942, Philadelphia, PA - Nativity: Pennsylvania
Contact address in war: Mrs. Kathryn V. Straway (Aunt), 1224 Longacre Boulevard, Yeadon, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Kathryn V. Straway née Tobin (Aunt) - Father's Birthplace: Ireland - Mother's Birthplace: Ireland

Kathryn Tobin Straway - U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Kathryn V. Straway (Spouse: Ralph Straway) - born: abt. 1896, PA - died: dd mm 1948 - Delaware, PA - Age ~52

14th Census US - 30 Jan 1920
Address: 5818 Willow South Ave
Philadelphia Ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Christopher Tobin - Head - M-35 born abt. 1885, Scotland
John Tobin - Brother - M-30 born abt. 1890, Scotland
Rose Tobin - Mother - F-65 (Widow) born abt. 1855, ?Holland/Scotland?
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Frances McDermott née Tobin - Sister - F-27 (Widow) born abt. 1893, Ireland
Joseph McDermott - Nephew - M-8 born abt. 1912, Pennsylvania
Thomas McDermott - Nephew - M-6 born abt. 1914, Pennsylvania

15th Census US - 15 Apr 1930
Address: Second Ave
Ridley, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
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Ralph Straway - Head - M-35 born abt. 1895, Pennsylvania
Catharine Straway - Wife - F-34 born abt. 1896, Pennsylvania
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Rose Lavery - Step-niece - F-23 born abt. 1907, Pennsylvania
Joseph McDermott - Step-nephew - M-18 born abt. 1912, Pennsylvania
Thomas McDermott - Step-nephew - M-16 born abt. 1914, Pennsylvania

16th Census US - 04 Apr 1940
Address: 50 Providence Road, Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania
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J. Ralph Straway - Head - M-45 born 1895, PA
Kathryn V. Straway - Wife - F-45 born 1895, PA
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Joseph McDermott - Nephew - M-28 born 1911, PA - Clerk
Thomas McDermott - Nephew - M-26 born abt. 1914, PA - Photographer - School photo

S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott - MIA
S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott - MIA

Staff Sergeant Joseph F. McDermott, 32, is missing in action following a raid over Holland on April 8
A graduate of West Catholic High School, he was employed by the Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board
before his induction in June, 1942. His aunt, Mrs. J. Ralph Straway, lives at 1224 Longacre Boulevard, Yeadon
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 17 May 1944 - Page 6 - via newspapers.com - 12 Dec 2016

S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 Memorial S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott
Memorial - S/Sgt. Joseph F. McDermott
Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MI, USA
Burial date: 14 Aug 1980 - Section J, Lot 1, Tier 3, Rt 8
- image via Dave & Robin Ellis -
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Buland was shot down by Oblt. Karl H. Willius in his Fw-190A-8 `Schwarze 5` Workno.170009, 2./JG 26
Willius was shot down by P-47's, right after his 50th victory,
crashed - 15:45 - and was buried with his plane near Kamperzeedijk
23 years later, 23 October 1967, his remains were recovered from his Focke Wulf 190

Karl 'Charly' Willius
Karl "Charly" Willius
born 5 Nov 1919, Mainz-Kostheim - died 8 April 1944, Kamperzeedijk, The Netherlands - Age 24
- source www.luftwaffe.cz -

Reminder - Plaque and Prop - Fw-190 - Willius - Kamperzeedijk
Plaque and prop as a reminder near the crash area

Willius Fw-190 was shot down by P-47D - E2-N - #42-75558 - 1st. Lt. Alton Bassler Snyder Jr.,
from 361st Fighter Group - 375th Fighter Squadron, at 15:45pm. 7 miles North of Zwolle
info via Hans Hollestelle - 16 May 2015

E N C O U N T E R - R E P O R T - 08 April 1944
Encounter report - 08 April 1944 - 13021832 - O&803481 1st. Lt. Alton Bassler Snyder Jr.
13021832 - O-803481 - 1st Lt. Alton Bassler Snyder Jr.
source: wwiiaircraftperformance.org/p-47/er/361-snyder-8april44.jpg

22 Jan 1945 - Capt. Alton B. Snyder. Jr. taken POW - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria
(Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11 - see also MACR: 11918
Alton B. Snyder Jr., born 14 Aug 1920, PA - died 20 Nov 2008, Bradenton, FL - Age 88
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Persons who last sighted "Old Hickory"
O-678167 - Co-Pilot - 1st Lt. Albert A. Chatigny, Los Angeles, California
39836488 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. Arthur Johnson, San Francisco, California

-------- Statement --------
"Over the target ( Brunswick ) the aircraft flown by Lt. Buland had a bomb hang-up
Aircraft 495D pulled away from formation, closed his bomb-bay doors
Immediately the bomb went through one of the bomb-bay doors
A few minutes later the bomb-bay door blew off. Never getting back in formation
but struggling from then on. Just before hitting Zuider Zee tail gunner on ship
on which Lt. Chatigny is Co-Pilot reported fighters attacking aircraft 495D
Lt. Chatigny looked back just in time to see it start smoking
The aircraft 495D started a slow turn to the right losing altitude gradually
A few seconds later the airplane was reported to have blown-up
Five chutes were seen to leave the aircraft which was falling in four distinct pieces
all burning as they were going down. It was thought that two chutes also left the plane
after it was blown up, making a total of seven (7) chutes in all leaving the plane

------ Hardwick - 9 April 1944 --- AAF Station 104 -----

After the plane was on fire, Lansill, Huemoeller, Oliva, McDermott and Colwell
were able to bail out normally. Buland was thrown clear when the ship exploded
in mid-air and came down in several smoking parts
Sloan was killed by shell when it was hit by German hunter
La Verne was apparently killed in the plane by burning gasoline while escaping
According to Dutch witnesses one chute didn't open, presumably Tucker

Buland, Oliva and Lansill were taken POW and transfered to Zwolle

---------- Report on capture of members of enemy air forces ----------
Place: Zwolle - Hq of the Armed Forces Zwolle, Division Field Police, Zwolle
date: 9 April 1944
O-803548 T-43 - 1st Lt. Buland, Joseph A., USA
39854977 T-43 - S/Sgt. Oliva, Gregorio, USA
O-690113 T-43 - 2nd Lt. Lansill, William, USA
Particulars concerning capture:
All 3 crew members of crashed Liberator on 8 April 1944, 1531, at Schokland
Remarks: 3 other crew members captured and brought in by 6./S.ST. A. Steenwijk
transferred to Local Air Base Leeuwarden
2 crew members found dead at craft
(signed) T/Sgt. Hofmann, Field Police
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---------- Report on capture of members of enemy air forces ----------
Place: Havelte - Hq, Local Air Base E (v) 204/II - Air Field Steenwijk
date: 9 April 1944, 020 hrs
Place and date of capture: Steenwijk area, about 1600
O-9700163 - 2nd Lt. Donald T. Huemoeller - birth: 12 March 1920 - Truman, Minnesota, USA
15335447 - S/Sgt. John E. Colwell - birth: 2 July 1924 - Green Field, Indiana, USA
33316130 - S/Sgt. Joseph F. McDermott - birth: 26 August 1911 - Yeadon, Pensylvania, USA
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MACR 3764 - Unknown at Grave 609, 610 and 611 - Cemetery Vollenhove
MACR 3764 - detail of page 6 - added 07 May 2008 - PATS
On April 15th 1944 three unknown American are buried in Vollenhove - Grave. No. 609, 610 and 611
According the info on page - 217 - in the MACR, those three are Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - No. 609
and George Ellis Sloan - No. 610
Grave No. 611 is "unknown" on page - 217 -, but must be Morris La Verne

Headstone - Sgt. George Ellis Sloan - Springfield, CO, USA Springfield Cemetery - Springfield, CO, USA
37343040 - Sgt. George Ellis Sloan is reinterred at
Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Baca County, Colorado
- images courtesy Shirley Stoner / Bill Baumbach - 23 May 2008 -
www.findagrave.com

George Ellis Sloan, son of George and Nina Maude Sloan - née Patterson
was born March 17, 1924 at Joy Coy, CO - 5 mi South of Pritchett, CO
His dad, born August 8 1891 in English, Arkansas, came as a homesteader to Baca County, CO in 1913
with his father Charlie, one brother - Ernest and three sisters - Mertie, Cora, Jettie and families in that same period
George 1891-1982 and Maude 1893-1965 married Feb 15 1915, at Joy Coy and had 7 children
Four daughters : Mary Ola 1916-1935, Opal Dale 1918-1919, Alice Mae 1927-1994, Myrtle Christine 1937-2007
Three sons: Clarence Guy 1921-1970, Charlie Ansel 1922-1991 and George Ellis 1924-1944
George was raised at the farm and attended Pritchett schools - 4 y high school -
He enlisted for the Army - 10 March 1943 - 37343040 - Denver, CO
His older brother Charlie enlisted 12 Nov 1943 - 37706890 - and served the Army 1944-1947 - WWII
and 1949-1952 - Korean Conflict
- info Baca County History Book, pages 545 - 546 - via Shirley Stoner - 19 Jun 2008 -



SGLO - T3569

LIBERATOR B-24J - #42-73495 - 08 Apr 1944 - SCHOKLAND - KAVEL P-2 - CREW 9

18089099 - O-803548 - 1st Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - Pilot - POW - Stalag Luft 1 19103219 - O-690113- 2nd Lt. William 'Bill' Lansill - Co-Pilot - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - compound South O-700163 - 2nd Lt. Donald T. Huemoeller - Navigator - POW - Stalag Luft 1 37343040 - Sgt.  George Ellis Sloan  - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - KIA - Grave No. 610 - Vollenhove 14027065 - T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - KIA - Grave No. 611 - Vollenhove
39854977 - T/Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - Radio Operator / Gunner - POW - Stalag Luft 17B 19170139 - S/Sgt. Trenton Thelbert Tucker Jr. - Right Waist Gunner - KIA - Grave No. 609 - Vollenhove 15335447 - S/Sgt. John Earl Colwell  - Left Waist Gunner - POW - Stalag 17B 33316130 - S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott - Tail Turret Gunner - POW

- 3 KIA - 6 POW -

BULAND - LANSILL - HUEMOELLER - SLOAN(†) - LA VERNE(†)
OLIVA - TUCKER(†) - COLWELL - MCDERMOTT


Contact Colwell is pending - 29 Jul 2007 - PATS
Contact La Verne is pending - 17 Jul 2009 - PATS
Contact Buland is pending - 31 Jul 2009 - PATS
Contact Lansill is pending - 31 Jul 2009 - PATS
Contact Huemoeller is pending - 07 Sep 2009 - PATS
Contact Sloan is pending - 14 Sep 2009 - PATS
Contact Oliva is pending - 23 Jan 2011 - 12 Jun 2015 - PATS
Contact Tucker is pending - 12 Sep 2013 - 11 Dec 2016 - PATS

Last update - 22 May 2017 - PATS -

18 Oct 1943 - Near Schokland and Urk

Staffelkapitän Hauptmann Heinrich Sannemann - 5./JG 3 was leading a "Schwarm" of four Me 109G's
Heinrich Sannemann, Helmut Notemann, Uffz. Hugo Lucks and ?.unknown.?
While making an emergency landing - 14:30 - in a meadow on the Isle of Schokland
Sannemann rolled over his machine - Bf-109G-6 Werke Nr. 18802 - but was not injured
The other three(3) landed in the sand near Schokland
info via Rob van den Nieuwendijk - 13 Dec 2008
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LUCKS, HUGO - born 23 Nov 1920, Hamburg - died in the 90's
info via Rob van den Nieuwendijk - 13 Dec 2004


SGLO - T2990

Messerschmitt Bf-109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - near Isle of Urk
Fahnenjunker Feldwebel - Gerhard Thyben - Mon 18 Oct 1943 - 14:30


Monday 18 Oct 1943 - Fahnenjunker Feldwebel Gerhard Thyben of Stab II./JG 3 crash landed - 14:30 -
with his Messerschmitt Bf-109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - near Urk ( 'Schelpenvlakte' )

Oberleutnant Gerhard 'Gerd' Thyben
Oberleutnant Gerhard Thyben
Ritterkreuz (RK), Luftwaffe - 22 Dec 1944 -
born 24 Feb 1922, Kiel - died 4 Sep 2006, Santiago de Cali, Colombia - Age 82
- source wikipedia - Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive), Bild 183-2007-1218-500 -

Thyben tells:
"My machine tipped over and I was helped by soldiers of 'Funkmeldekompanie'
and a local doctor from my unpleasant position
Stayed overnight in Urk and the next day visiting a nearby B-17 crash location
Same day - 19 Oct 1943 - a Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' brought me from Urk to Groningen
were I did visit one of my comrades in the hospital, injured 18 Oct 1943"

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- info of 'Fliegerhorst Schiphol' - part 3 - by Ab Jansen - via Rob van den Nieuwendijk
Almost certain this is B-17G #42-37751(P) of crew Emmert of 8 Oct 1943 - 5 km NE of Urk - info PATS
local doctor = J. Andriessen MD - info PATS
Jagdgeschwader 3 - 12-9-43 to 13-12-43 - Amsterdam / Schiphol
"Rotte" - 2 planes - "Kette" - 3 planes - "Schwarm" - 4 planes

Crash time 14:30 - source crash register of SGLO
[ SGLO = 'Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945' / 'Study Group Air War 1939-1945' ]


SGLO - T2990

MESSERSCHMITT Bf-109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - 18 Oct 1943 - ISLE OF URK - CREW 1



THYBEN


Last update - 27 Jul 2014 - PATS -



Beukers - Wanneperveen

6 mi E of Vollenhove



SGLO - T3132

Lockheed P-38H "Lightning" - #42-67016 - MACR #1424
O-746103 - 2nd Lt. John S. Hascall - Mon 29 Nov 1943
20th Fighter Group - 77th Fighter Sqdn. - 'Gamblers' - 8th Air Force - USA
1 KIA



20th Fighter Group - The Loco Busters
20th FG - THE LOCO BUSTERS

20th FG 77th FG - 'Gamblers' 8th-air-force-patch
20th FG - - - - - - - 77th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

John Sherman Hascall, born 1st of Jan 1918 in Calumet, Michigan - Upper Peninsula (UP) -
2nd son of Carleton Chandler Hascall and Margaret J. Sherman moved to Marquette, MI - UP
John went to college and attended Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI - UP
Received two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Geology and also in Mining Engineering
Before enlisting on April 7 1942, he was unmarried and worked as a Mining-Engineer and
Geologist for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at Pueblo, Colorado
He was a boy of excellent character and a very active athletic type

Carleton Chandler HASCALL (father) - born: 13 Jan 1886, Flint, Genesee , Michigan, USA
Marriage: Margaret J. SHERMAN about 1914 in Houghton, Houghton, Michigan, USA
died: 2 Jun 1955, Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, USA - Age 69
Another name for Carleton was Carleton C. HASCALL
Trade: Mining engineer
Margaret J. SHERMAN (mother) - born: 16 Feb 1890, Houghton, Houghton, Michigan, USA
died: 12 February 1973, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA - Age 82
Siblings: Carleton Chandler Hascall - born 01 Oct 1915 - died 24 Jun 2001 - Age 85
Nancy Julia Hascall - born 17 Oct 1923
- info haskellfamilyhistory.com -

Per War department missing air crew report was last sighted at 25000 ft mid channel
from AAF station F-131 en route to Bremen Germany on 29 November 1943
Best evidence by Group intelligence is that Lt. Hascall may have gone down
in the vicinity of Aschendorf, Germany

Ironwood Daily Globe - 28 Jan 1944
Lieut. John Hascall, 25, U.S. Army Air Force pilot, reported missing in November 1943,
was killed in action over Germany, according to a message from the war department
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hascall, 426 Spruce St., Marquette, MI, USA
The message stated that Lieut. Hascall, pilot of a P-38 fighter plane,
was killed 29 November 1943. The report came from the German government and was sent
to the war department through the International Red Cross.

O-746103 - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall -
 image via his sister Nancy - Mrs. Nancy Krohn née Hascall - 16 Aug 2007
John Sherman Hascall - 1918 - 1943 - Age 25
image courtesy Hascall family - via Mrs. Nancy Krohn née Hascall (sister) - 16 Aug 2007

O-746103 - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - on P-38
2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - on P-38
image courtesy "The 20th Fighter Group Project" - 20 May 2014

Statement of 2nd Lt. Robert L. Frakes - 1 Dec 1943
- Certificate - MACR 1424 - Last sighted by 2nd Lt. O-746075 - Robert L. Frakes
40 mi out of the Dutch coast
Last sighted position - Lt. Hascall
Last sighted position Lt. Hascall - North Sea area

John Sherman Hascall went down with his P-38 near Belt-Schutsloot
100 miles East from were he was last sighted by Lt. Frakes
That day the weather wasn't all the best, rain and stormy
An eyewitness from Steenwijk, who was cycling from Steenwijk to Wanneperveen,
did suddenly hear the sound of a plane, but couldn't see it
One minute later the plane appeared through the clouds, apparently damaged
it fell straight in the peaty ground near a small lake - "Schutsloterwijde"-
There was not found any trace back of it - till July 1981 !!! -
With some farmers, who were watching too, he saw luckily a parachute with the pilot
Everything did look alright, however he landed in the middle of the lake
Unable to get rid of his chute due the stormy weather he was blown in easterly direction
The so-called "water-police" had been warned, but when they got John aboard
the stormy weather had pulled him to often under water with fatal consequences
He did die in their hands, any help to get him back turned out unsuccesfull
Ironical he was considered to be an expert swimmer

The funeral in the afternoon - 15:00 - of the 3rd of Dec 1943 was held in Wanneperveen
Lt. John Sherman Hascall was buried at the village churchyard - Grave No. 10 at Row 1
Present were the temporary town-mayor F. R. Crommelin, some policemen,
farmer F. Rodermond - C33-Belt-Schutsloot - and eyewitness J. J. van der Luur - Steenwijk -
The services was done by the Reformed Church rev. IJ. Hoekstra - B22 Wanneperveen -
Flowers from the inhabitants of Wanneperveen were already on his grave the next day
John's faith was Episcopalian. After the war he was brought to Margraten, NL

clips - Letter eyewitness Mr. J. J. van der Luur
Header/Footer - Letter from eyewitness J. J. van der Luur to Hascall family - Steenwijk - 23rd of June 1945
Searching for Mr. J. J. van der Luur contacts - 13 Oct 2007 - PATS -

A friend from John, O-746348 - Bomber Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. John R. Homan had his misfortune 3 months earlier
19 Aug 1943 his plane B-17F- #42-5392 was hit by flak and caught fire. Some bailed out
before it crashed into the North Sea. John Homan was never found back - 6 KIA - 4 POW
His name is on Netherlands American Cemetery Wall of Missing, Margraten, NL

17063834 - O-746075 - P-38J-Fighter Pilot - 2nd Lt. Robert L. Frakes from County Woodbury, Iowa
who last sighted Lt. Hascall, crashed 71 days later. He was lost in his P-38J - #42-67234 - LC-A
on the 8th of Feb 1944. Taken POW and held in Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 - see MACR #2146 -

18071309 - O-746103 - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - P-38H-Fighter pilot - KIA
reinterred at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Plot: H Row: 8 Grave 9

Headstone - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - Margraten, NL Headstone - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. John S. Hascall - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Nancy and John's memories by Scott Balyo
Nancy and John's memories
photos via and by Scott Balyo - 13 Mar 2017
See also 2016 Michigan Tech Magazine: Issue 2: www.mtu.edu/magazine/2016-2/stories/last-flight/

Lockheed P-38H-5-LO Lightning #42-67016 (20th FG, 77th FS) shot down
by Lt. Leopold Münster in Bf-109G of JG 3/5 at Wanneperveen, Netherlands 29 Nov 1943
Holland during bomber escort to Bremen, Germany
- If this a 100% claim of Münster is not really clear - info by Rob van den Nieuwendijk -

Six stories in one picture Grambo Lark De Mallie Garrett Griffin Hascall
Overview - lake area around Ronduite
click on yellow star for appropriate section and info

Belt-Schutsloot - 5 mi ESE of Vollenhove -
July 1981 - P-38H - #42-67016 - recovered by LMT-50c - Parts of undercarriage



SGLO - T3132

LOCKHEED P-38H - #42-67016 - 29 Nov 1943 - SCHUTSLOTERWIJDE - CREW 1

2Lt. John Sherman Hascall - Fighter Pilot - KIA

- 1 KIA -

HASCALL(†)


Contact Hascall is pending - 16 Aug 2007 - 10 Oct 2016 - PATS -

Last update - 14 Mar 2017 - PATS -



Noordoostpolder - Kavel J-107

8 mi W of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3393

Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-20-DL Fortress - c/n 8736 - #42-37950(D) - "Dinah Might"
452nd BG - 731st BS - Crew 2nd Lt. Thomas F. Sharpless - Thu 10 Feb 1944 - MACR #2538
Was shot down by fighters. Crash landing, Noordoostpolder, Netherlands
10 POW




Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove
Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove - Rapport Nr. 106 - Vollenhove, 12 Feb 1944
Rapport Nr. 106 - Vollenhove, 12 Feb 1944
Report, landing of American plane near Isle of Schokland, by Opperwachtmeester L. Ch. Segaar
Signed by Opperwachtmeester J. Spa on behalf of Onderluitenant, Groeps-commandant, J. Nieland
via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - pin-up
B-17G "Dinah Might" - pin-up
source collection Boersema, archive HCO Zwolle - via Paul Harmens - 16 Jun 2011

Dinah Might - Crew - 1943
- Crew "Dinah Might" - 1943
photo taken at Rattlesnake Bomber Base, Pyote, TX - December 1943
- courtesy John Mosteller - via Frank 'Mike' Williamson, nephew - 05 Mar 2009
- plane in background is not "Dinah Might" but another B-17G at the Base -

Dinah Might - Crew - 1943
- Crew "Dinah Might" - 1943
photo taken at Rattlesnake Bomber Base, Pyote, TX - December 1943
standing l-r : S/Sgt. Lawrence S. Moses, Sgt. Freeman W. Fisher, Sgt. John W. Mosteller,
Sgt. J. E. Hershel Shaw, Sgt. Fred B. Hern, Sgt. Leslie C. Tiedman
kneeling l-r : 2nd Lt. Thomas F. Sharpless, 2nd Lt. Clyde V. Cassill, 2nd Lt. August J. Fleischbein, 2nd Lt. John J. Lyons
- Original RWG - Sgt. Fred B. Hern was replaced by Sgt. David Fineman on 10 Feb 1944 -
- courtesy John Mosteller - via T. Yates née Mosteller, daughter - 10 Mar 2009 -
- plane in background is not "Dinah Might" but another B-17G at the Base -

452BG Square L 731st BS 8th-air-force-patch

452nd BG - 45th CBW - Square 'L' - 731st BS - 7D - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G-20-DL - #42-37950 7D-D - "Dinah Might" - Thursday 10 Feb 1944 - Mission: Brunswick, Germany
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O-804523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thomas Frank Sharpless - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth

17065937 - O-753981 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Clyde Vernon Cassill - POW - Stalag 4 - D/Z Annaburg (Formerly Oflag 54.E)

19047777 - O-755154 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John Jay Lyons - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan

19088422 - O-736696 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - August "Gus" Julius Fleischbein - EVD/POW - Stalag 7A - Moosburg

32503094 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lawrence Stanley Moses - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

14140461 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John William Mosteller - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

39531155 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Freeman Whitlier Fisher - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

15335552 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - David Fineman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

18170602 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - J. E. Hershel Shaw - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

37656211 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leslie Carlyle Tiedman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
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O-804523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thomas Frank Sharpless - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth
Residence state: Georgia
born 1 Aug 1915 - died 13 Sep 1995 - Pine Mountain, Harris Co., GA - Age 80
Compound North 1 - Barrack 7 Room 11, Tom F. Sharpless, Columbus, Georgia
- Lt. Col. Thomas F. Sharpless - Commanding Officer 436th BS - 29 Jul 1960 - 1 Jan 1962 -

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY-MONTH-YEAR - 04-06-1945
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17065937 - O-753981 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Clyde Vernon Cassill - POW - Stalag 4 - D/Z Annaburg (Formerly Oflag 54.E)
Residence: Taylor Co., Iowa - Enlistment: 04 Nov 1943 - Nativity: IA - info AAD
born 3 Aug 1920 - died 22 Jul 2005, Iowa Falls, Hardin, IA - Age 84
Son of Mr. Clarence B. Cassill and Mrs. Lida G. Cassill née Cramer, Lenox, IA
Brother of E. C. Cassill, Iowa Falls, IA
Siblings (4): Ernest C. Cassill (born 21 Aug 1909 - died 20 Dec 1985 - Age 76), Harold W. Cassill (abt.1912),
Alice A. Cassill (abt.1914) and Lois E. Cassill (abt.1917)
Graduated and awarded on 28 Aug 1943 his wings at Tucson, Arizona
Lt. Cassill did not immediately leave the States.
He had been overseas about 40 days when shot down on his 3rd mission over enemy territory

Dinah Might - Crew - Dec 1943 - via Mrs. Cassill - 18 Apr 2014
- Crew "Dinah Might" - 1943
photo taken at Rattlesnake Bomber Base, Pyote, TX - December 1943

Sharpless as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Cassill as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Fleischbein as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Lyons as on crew photo - Dec 1943
Moses as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Fisher as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Mosteller as on crew photo - Dec 1943
Shaw as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Fred Byron Hern as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Tiedman as on crew photo - Dec 1943
Crop ID-photos of crew Sharpless - as in December 1943, TX
source Mrs. Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - via Jane Rahto (daughter) - 18 Apr 2014
- Original RWG - Sgt. Fred B. Hern was replaced by Sgt. David Fineman on 10 Feb 1944 -

2nd Lt. Clyde Vernon Cassill 2nd Lt. Clyde Vernon Cassill
2nd Lt. Clyde Vernon Cassill
source Mrs. Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - via Jane Rahto (daughter) - 13 Feb 2014

Report Missing Pilot Prisoner of Germany . . . CASSILL HELD; WAR PRISONER
Cassill newsclips
Report Missing Pilot Prisoner of Germany . . . CASSILL HELD; WAR PRISONER

MISSING FLYER NAZI PRISONER - GERMAN PRISONER, IS COMING HOME LT. CLYDE CASSILL
Cassill newsclips
MISSING FLYER NAZI PRISONER . . . GERMAN PRISONER, IS COMING HOME LT. CLYDE CASSILL

Letter - early May 1944
Newsclip is of Thursday, May 11, 1944 - MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE
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Letter to his parents states that his broken leg is in a cast,
the only mention of his injury
The flyer reported missing on his 3rd mission.

Letter - 25 Aug 1944
"German prisoner is coming home Lt. Clyde Cassill"
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He received a compound fracture of the left tibia.
Has been in hospitals in Belgium and Germany and was able to walk some with the aid of a cane.
- Repatriated with MS "Gripsholm" - 8 Feb 1945, Marseille, France - 21 Feb 1945, New York, USA
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... hospitals in Belgium and Germany ... likely ... hospitals in Holland and Germany - info PATS
info letters - via Toni Geren - 21 Dec 2013
It's hospital in Leeuwarden, Holland !!! - 13 Feb 2014 - info PATS
info via Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - 13 Feb 2014

12 Iowa Soldiers Aboard Gripsholm . . . German Prisoner Who is Being Repatriated
Cassill newsclips
12 Iowa Soldiers Aboard Gripsholm . . . German Prisoner Who is Being Repatriated
2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Clyde Vernon Cassill
clips - via Toni Geren - 21 Dec 2013

Sitting duck - text by Lt. Clyde V. Cassill
"Sitting duck" - text by Lt. Clyde V. Cassill
source Mrs. Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - via Jane Rahto (daughter) - 13 Feb 2014

Cassill, Sharpless, Moses and Mosteller- POW Convention - 13 Jul 1986
POW Convention - 13 Jul 1986
l-r: Cassill (65), Sharpless (70), Moses (65) and Mosteller (62)
source Mrs. Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - via Jane Rahto (daughter) - 13 Feb 2014
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19047777 - O-755154 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John Jay Lyons - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan
Evader - later POW - State of Residence: Oregon
born 23 Dec 1923, Ponca City, Kay or Osage Co., OK - died 14 Mar 1970, Seattle, WA - Age 46
Multnomah Co, Oregon - born 1923 - Enlistment: 12 Mar 1942 - Nativity: OK - info AAD
ID-tag ( filed under KU 841 A ) : John J. Lyons - O-755154 - T 42 43 O C
Mother: Mrs. Irma Eda Lyons, 931 N. Humbolt St., Portland, Oregon
Father: Mr. Henry William Lyons - Contractor, Painting - info US Census 1930

Air Force ID-badge - John J. Lyons Air Force portrait - 2nd Lt. John J. Lyons
- - - Air Force - ID-badge J. J. Lyons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2nd Lt. John J. Lyons - - -
- courtesy Lyons family - 4 Jun 2009 -

MOM - Maria Teuwen-Boonen, with 5 Airmen ( 3 USA - 2 UK ) at Roermond Graney, Bickley, Jackson, Lyons and Gambino at Roermond
- MOM - Maria Teuwen-Boonen, with 5 Airmen - 3 USA - 2 UK - at Roermond -
left image - back l-r : Graney, Bickley, Maria Teuwen-Boonen, Lyons and Jackson - kneeling : Gambino
right image - back l-r : Graney, Bickley and Jackson - kneeling : Lyons and Gambino
Graney and Gambino are from #42-31218 - Boeing B-17G-5-BO - Baarlo - 10 Feb 1944
F/O. L.F. Bickley and F/O. J. H. Jackson, UK - Mosquito Mk.IX LR499 HS-O - RAF 109 Squadron - Heeswijk-Dinter - 02 Dec 1943
- images - source Louis H. Breitenbach memoirs - via Bill Breitenbach, son -

clip - Stalag Luft 3 - Kriegsgefangene karte No. 7046 Dog-tag No. 7046
clip - Stalag Luft 3 - Kriegsgefangenen Personalkarte No. 7046" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 'Dog-tag'
- courtesy Lyons family - 4 Jun 2009 -
- Lyons did NOT evade to England via Spain !!!
- he was taken
POW - in Belgium ( info Betty J. Lyons, oldest sister )

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY-MONTH-YEAR - 01-06-1945

Captain John J. Lyons - 23 Dec 1923 - 14 Mar 1970 - Age 46
Captain John J. Lyons - 23 Dec 1923 - 14 Mar 1970 - Age 46
CAPTAIN US AIR FORCES RES WORLD WAR II KOREA
Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King County, WA
- images via Karen Sipe - 27 May 2009 - findagrave.com - top image taken by Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
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19088422 - O-736696 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - August "Gus" Julius Fleischbein - EVD/POW - Stalag 7A - Moosburg
Enlistment: 16 Mar 1942, Fort Rosecrans, CA - Residence: San Diego Co., CA - Nativity: CA - Marital Status: Single
born 3 Feb 1921, CA - died 5 Oct 1998, CA - Age 77 - Evader (10 Feb 1944 till 02 Jul 1944) - became POW in Belgium (02 Jul 1944, Namur)
Son of Mr. August Fleischbein (Head-35 - born 07 Jul 1895, Bavaria, Germany) and Mrs. Christina Fleischbein (Wife-30 abt. 1900, Mexico)
Siblings: Mary Kay Davis née Fleischbein (F-11 abt. 1919, CA), Frederick A. Fleischbein (M-7 born 1922, CA),
Johanna C. Fleischbein (F-5 abt. 1925, CA), Ruben R. Fleischbein (M-3 7/12 - born 1926, CA)
and Florence L. Fleischbein (F- born 1936, CA)

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY-MONTH-YEAR - 01-06-1945

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His younger brother, 19088594 - Sgt. Fred Anton Fleischbein, of Chula Vista, CA
Enlistment: 22 Jun 1942, Fort Rosecrans, CA - Residence: San Diego, CA - Nativity: CA - Marital Status: Single
was KIA on his 24th bombing mission over Austria - 03 Nov 1943 - info: René Fleischbein
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additional family info from US Census 1930 - 11 Apr 1930, San Diego, CA



- 1 KIA -

FLEISCHBEIN(†)


Fleischbein St, Chula Vista, CA
Fleischbein St, Chula Vista, CA

19088594 - Sgt. Frederick 'Fred' Anton Fleischbein - Tailgunner - b.1922 - d.1943 19088422 - O-736696 - 2nd Lt. August 'Gus' Julius Fleischbein - Bombardier
Sgt. Frederick "Fred" Anton Fleischbein . . . . . . . 2nd Lt. August Julius Fleischbein . . .
photos via Florence L. Lambert (sister) - 06 Sep 2014
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32503094 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lawrence Stanley Moses - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Orange Co., New York - Enlistment: 15 Sep 1942 - Nativity: NY - info AAD
born 4 Jun 1921, Newburgh, NY - died 23 March 2001, Newburgh, NY - Age 79
Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, Orange County, NY
Stalag Luft 6 - Heydekrug - Evacuation 14 Jul 1944 to 18-19 Jul - towards Stalag Luft 4
"Death March" - forced to 86 day march from Stalag 4 until liberation 26 April 1945
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14140461 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John William Mosteller - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Newton Co., Georgia - Enlistment: 23 Oct 1942 - Nativity: TN - info AAD
born 20 Jun 1924, TN - Family history shows John William Mosteller born in Erwin, Unicoi, Tennessee, 20 Jun 1924
!!! AAD: Nativity: TN - Census 1930 & 1940: birthplace: NC - info PATS - 26 Feb 2017

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY-MONTH-YEAR - 08-06-1945

"Hi PATS,
The water was not high after we left the plane
It was only around 3 to 4 feet inside the plane, as the crash made a pool on impact on landing
Of course the ground was about sea level anyway, but was not puddeled
We walked - about 20 to 30 minutes - to the Labour Camp; where we were taken POW by the Germans
We mostly rode buses or trains, with only short walks to the camps
There were some exceptions. Like run to Luft 6. I would estimate about 2 miles. This was the worst
We were trying to stay ahead of the dogs and bayonets, so we ran a little faster
I hope this helps and I will always help if I can
Our best to you - John & Mary - 02 Oct 2009"

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His uncle Isaac died 26 Jan 1945 in the "Battle of the Bulge"
14009755 - Private Isaac H. Mosteller - Age: 23 - DOW - York County, South Carolina
Gunner - U.S. Army, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division
Buried: Plot: H Row: 12 Grave: 68
Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Purple Heart
- info via Frank M. Williamson, nephew -
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His uncle Isaac died 26 Jan 1945 in the "Battle of the Bulge"
14009755 - Private Isaac H. Mosteller - Age: 23 - DOW - York County, South Carolina
Gunner - U.S. Army, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division
Buried: Plot: H Row: 12 Grave: 68
Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Purple Heart
- info via Frank M. Williamson, nephew -
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39531155 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Freeman Whitlier Fisher - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Los Angeles Co., California - Enlistment: 15 Aug 1942 - Nativity: MN - info AAD
born 7 Nov 1919 - died 6 Oct 2007 - Age 87 - info: son Gary W. Fisher -

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY-MONTH-YEAR - 14-06-1945
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15335552 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - David Fineman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Hancock Co., West Virgina - Enlistment: 12 Nov 1942 - Nativity: WV - Religion: Jewish
born 5 Dec 1922, WV - died 11 Oct 1998, Melbourne, Brevard County, FL - Age 75
Son of Mr. Morris and Mrs. Lena Fineman ( née Weinbren ), 505 Carolinia Ave - Box 4, Chester, WV
Parents born in Lithuanian ( Yiddish ) - Father, proprietor of clothing store - info Census 1930
Sgt. David Fineman did replace the original RWG on this mission due illness of Sgt. Fred B. Hern

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY-MONTH-YEAR - 05-06-1946

David 'Dave' Fineman - Uniform David 'Dave' Fineman - 90's
1944 - David 'Dave' Fineman - 90's -
- photo courtesy Fineman family - 10 Nov 2009 -

Fred Byron Hern - born 9 Mar 1924, Camden, AR - died 1 Mar 1996, Arkansas - Age 71
Shot down German plane on 20th birthday - Mission #14, Berlin - info Betty H. Harrell, Sister
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Fred Byron Hern as on crew photo - Dec 1943 S/Sgt. Fred B. Hern with six of 'DogBreath's crew members S/Sgt. Fred B. Hern  with 'DogBreath' crew jacket - borrowed of S/Sgt. Roland Clark (BTG)
S/Sgt. Fred Byron Hern
S/Sgt. Fred B. Hern, Right Waist Gunner (borrowed Clark's jacket for the photograph)
"Dogbreath" photos - via Lt. Col. MP USAR (Ret.) Thomas E. Baker
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18170602 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - J. E. Hershel Shaw - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Likely . . . James Edward Hershel Shaw . . . info PATS
Residence: Winn Co., Louisiana - Enlistment: 18 Sep 1942 - Nativity: LA - info AAD
born 15 Aug 1922, Couley, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA - died 1 Jul 1981 - Age 58
Son of Mr. James E. Shaw, Route 1, Atlanta, Winn Parish, LA, USA
Half-brother of Murphy Lee Shaw - born 10 Jan 1904 - died 07 Sep 1935, Winn, LA - Age 31
Half-brother of Owen Hartwell Shaw, Route 1, Atlanta, Winn Parish, LA, USA

James Edward Shaw (father) - b. 27 Feb 1875 - d. 29 Jun 1959 - Age 84
Amy Shaw née Rikard (mother) - b. 30 Dec 1892 - d. 15 Dec 1941 - Age 48
Marriage parents: 11 Aug 1921
Owen Hartwell Shaw (half-brother) - b. 02 Aug 1905, Couley - d. 12 Oct 1976, Winnfield, LA, USA - Age 71
Burials: Couley Double Church Cemetery, Couley, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA
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info Find a Grave by Ron Manley - Memorial #33205378

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY-MONTH-YEAR - 21-06-1945

Winn Parish Enterprise, Thursday, May 17, 1945
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W i n n - P a r i s h - Y o u t h ' s - L i b e r a t e d
Sgt. J. E. Hershel Shaw's liberation message to his father, James E. Shaw of Route 1, Atlanta:
"All well and safe. Hope to see you soon. Good luck,"
was received Wednesday, May 16 1945
Sgt. Shaw was captured by the Germans February 10, 1944, after the flying fortress,
on which he served as Radio Operator, crashed behind enemy lines
Sgt. Shaw entered service September 1942, and was stationed in England in January, 1944
He is the brother of O. H. Shaw, Route 1, Atlanta, Winn Parish, LA
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Source: Winn Parish Enterprise - via Michael Drewett
Discrepancy - Left Waist Gunner Shaw was also Assistant Radio Operator - info PATS

Headstone - James Edward Hershel Shaw
Headstone - James Edward Hershel Shaw
Hershel Shaw - born 15 Aug 1922 - died 01 Jul 1981 - Age 58
Lucille R. Shaw - born 08 Oct 1917 - died 09 Jan 1991 - Age 73
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image by Backwoodsman - Find A Grave Memorial #33205378
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37656211 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leslie Carlyle Tiedman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Winnebago Co., Iowa - Enlistment: 18 Jan 1943 - Nativity: IA - info AAD
born 30 Dec 1920, Lake Mills, IA - died 21 Apr 2013, Wells, Minnesota - Age 92
Son of Carl Adolf Tiedman (father) and Charlotte "Lottie" Nellie Tiedman (mother) née Thompson, Lake Mills, IA

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY-MONTH-YEAR - 13-06-1945

US Census 16 Apr 1930
Center Township, Winnebago Co., Iowa
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Carl Adolf Tiedman (head) - M-44 - born 23 May 1885, IA - died .. Nov 1970, Lake Mills, IA - Age 85
Lottie C. Tiedman (wife) - F-43 - born abt. 1887, IA - died .. ... 1977, Lake Mills, IA - Age 91
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Orin H. Tiedman (son) - M-15 - born 20 Oct 1914, IA - died .. Dec 1985 - Age 71
Bernice A. Tiedman (daughter) - F-14 - born 15 Nov 1915, IA - died 16 Sep 2007 - Age 91
Leslie C. Tiedman (son) - M-9 - born 30 Dec 1920, IA - died 21 Apr 2013, Wells, MN - Age 92
Donald Gordon Tiedman (son) - M-6 - born 30 Jan 1924, IA - died 30 May 2010, Lake Mills, IA - Age 86
Note: US Census 1930 - surname written as Tiedeman - info PATS - 23 May 2011 -
Note: Norwegian roots
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- info: AAD-archives, US Census 1930 and SSDI -
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8 Feb 1944 - 1st Mission - Frankfurt am Main, Germany - #3 Group mission
10 Feb 1944 - 2nd Mission - Brunswick, Germany ( FTR ) - #4 Group mission
Two missions - 8 Feb 44 - 10 Feb 44 - Sharpless
Two missions - 8 Feb 44 - 10 Feb 44 - for Sgt. Fisher - casulaty questionnaire by 1st Lt. Sharpless
Shaw, Fleischbein and Moses also give TWO in their individual casualty questionnaire for Sgt. Fisher

"Dinah Might" belonged to the 452nd BG (H) based at Deopham Green Airfield, Norfolk, UK
On the way back from a raid on Brunswick the aircraft was damaged by attacks of German fighters

Dinah-Might 237950-tail - via Coen Cornelissen Dinah-Might 237950-side - via Coen Cornelissen
Wreck of 237950 "Dinah Might" - images via Coen Cornelissen - 24 Oct 2008

Dinah-Might 237950-tail - via Coen Cornelissen
Tail - Wreck of 237950 "Dinah Might"
source: Mr. Langendijk (10 May 1940 - Army Captain - 3-5 Grensbat)
Collection C. Cornelissen Jr., Almelo - 04 Apr 2014

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
The Pilot ordered all the crewmen to bail out and he made an emergency landing
in the Noordoostpolder - Kavel J-107 - , Holland
Min Mosteller, Moses, Shaw, Fineman and Tiedman bailed out over Hoogeveen Min - all POW
Cassill and Lyons bailed out over Ossenzijl and became POW too
Fleischbein bailed out over Ossenzijl and escaped to Belgium,
however "Gus" was arrested in Namur, Belgium on Min July 5, 1944 Min
Min Fisher also bailed out over Ossenzijl, broke a leg Min and became also prisoner
[ info: J. A. Hey ]
phrases of Hey are from "In dienst van hun naaste ..." by Bart M. Rijnhout
source - "Missing Planes of the 452nd Bomb Group" - by Edward Hinrichs

!!! This is not true when I check the info of the MACR !!!!

RED text is NOT right !!!!! - see corrected remarks below - PATS
see statement below of Pilot Sharpless, etc....
MACR - page 14 - casualty questionaire - 1st Lt. Thomas F Sharpless

Officers Lyons (N), Cassill (CP) and Fleischbein (B) did bail out in this order - that's correct -
Cassill broke a leg (compound fracture of the left tibia due fighter cannon round) ... NOT Fisher !!!
All others (7) were in crash location when the a/c was in crash landing
- see statements Shaw - page 8 - Moses - page 12 - Sharpless - page 14 - from MACR -
So Fisher did not bail out over Ossenzijl !!!! Confusion ... maybe one of crew #42-31218 of Baarlo
Navigator Lyons was for 100% in Ossenzijl
Engineer Moses had a small 20 mm fragment in his knee
While making crash landing, Engineer Moses was in Co-Pilot's seat
The tailgunner was in his position, other members releasing the ball turret and were in their crash position
Fleischbein is taken POW in Namur, Belgium July 2, 1944 - not July 5 1994 !!!

This mixed and incomplete story is also at page 139-163 of the book "In dienst van hun naaste ..."

Another unrealiable, untrue story is also on page 66-67 - 12:15pm crash near Ommen - 7 dead
Marx, Chenet, Pose, Sanna, Flectcher, Wright and Stewart
These men - crew #42-7483 - came down near Zwartsluis, 13 Nov 1943, and were ALL ALIVE !!!
Images are fine.......but some stories are totally mixed or untrue
A DOUBLE check is certainly necessarry while reading this book!!!!
- info by PATS - 26 May 2008


August Julius Fleischbein August Julius Fleischbein John Jay Lyons
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August Julius Fleischbein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Jay Lyons . . . . . .
- images taken by underground -

!!! August Fleischbein went for 100% via Genemuiden !!!
......... more details will follow when records are received - 15 Sep 2014 - info PATS

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
"Dinah Might" - ready for the scrapyard
- images via Wiebe H. de Vries - Nov 2007
Looks a copy of the original photos as in Rozeboom's album - info PATS - 05 Jan 2013
- see below -

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
"Dinah Might" - ready for the scrapyard
source Wicher Rozeboom's album - via Karin Stapper (granddaughter) - 05 Jan 2013

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
"Dinah Might" - ready for the scrapyard
source T. van Spijker - via Pouwel Splinter - 28 Apr 2014
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Info from MACR #2538 - page 5 - KU 841, etc....
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S/Sgt. John W. Mosteller - born 20 Feb 1924 - Ident. Tag : 14140461 - taken prisoner
!!! Discrepancy - 20 Jun 1924, TN - according his nephew Frank M. Williamson - 25 Feb 2017

Correction birth date Mosteller on KU 841
Correction birth date Mosteller on KU 841
Correction: Census 1930 and via Frank M. Williamson (nephew) - info by PATS - 27 Feb 2017

Sgt. Freeman Whitlier Fisher - born 7 Nov 1919 - Ident. Tag: 39531155 - taken prisoner
Freeman Whitlier Fisher - born 7 Nov 1919 - died 6 Oct 2007 - Age 87 - info: son Gary W. Fisher -

Sgt. David Fineman - born 5 Dec 1922 - Ident. Tag: 15335552 - taken prisoner

Sgt. J. E. Hershel Shaw - born 15 Aug 1922 - Ident. Tag. 18170603 - taken prisoner
Ident. Tag for Shaw is 18170603 on this document - AAD-archives gives 18170602
J. E. Hershel Shaw - born 15 Aug 1922 - died 1 Jul 1981 - Age 58

Sgt. Leslie Carlyle Tiedman - born 30 Dec 1920 - Ident. Tag: 37656211 - taken prisoner

2nd Lt. Thomas Frank Sharpless - Ident. Tag: O-804523 - taken prisoner
born 1 Aug 1915 - died 13 Sep 1995 - Age 80 - info: daughter Sarah K Sharpless -

S/Sgt. Lawrence Stanley Moses - born Jun 4, 1921 - Ident. Tag: 32503904 - taken prisoner
born 4 Jun 1921, Newburgh, NY - died 23 March 2001, Newburgh, NY - Age 79

2nd Lt. Clyde V. Cassill - born 3 Aug 1920 - Ident. Tag: O-753981 - taken prisoner - wounded
Co-Pilot Cassill had to be helped from the cockpit due enemy action - info Sharpless
Ident. Tag for Cassill is O-753921 on this document - AAD-archives gives O-753981
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extra: birthday added for Mosteller and Fineman - info PATS - 14 Feb 2014

"Missing Planes of the 452nd Bomb Group" - by Edward Hinrichs
Plane # 42-37950, MACR 2538, ''Dinah Might''
Was shot down by fighters
Crashed near Leuarden, landed in the Zuider Zee, Netherlands
was recovered years later when part of the Zuider Zee was recovered

- see corrected remarks below - PATS

Aerial - 2-11-1944- 1947 - Dinah Might location
Aerial Photo - insets - RAF #4098 - 2 Nov 1944 - on top of 1947 Aerial Photo
Crash location - 'Kavel J-107' - 8 mi W of Vollenhove

Aircraft can be still seen on these aerials of 1944 and 1947

Dinah Might - photo taken from front
- Front view - Dinah Might - Kavel J-107 -
- photo via Pieter Hoekstra -

* - Leuarden = Leeuwarden - this is 36 mi North of the crash location !!!
* - Zuiderzee (sea) became IJsselmeer (lake) in 1932 !!!
* - Land = Noord Oost Polder - was already recovered !!! - Salvage just after the war -

* - Lyons did
NOT evade to England via Spain !!! - he was taken POW - in Belgium ( info Betty J. Lyons, oldest sister )
* - Johnny Lyons is on a photo with Angelo Gambino and John Graney while in Roermond with family Teeuwen
* - Gambino and Graney are from B-17 - #42-31218 - 10 Feb 1944 - 13:20pm - crash Baarlo 1 km North of Blokzijl
* - Gambino and Graney were captured by Secret Field-Police, 2 July, 07:00am in Charleroi, Belgium

* - Fleischbein was arrested 2 July 1944, 14:45pm in Namur !!! - not July 5 1944 - info MACR

Fleischbein - Namur - 14.15pm - captured - July 2 1944

Clip - Vragenlijst - Esseveld - 11 Jun 1946
B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - 1944 - via Esseveld
B-17G "Dinah Might" - 1944
via Hans Esseveld (son) - 15 Dec 2011

Clip - Vragenlijst - Esseveld - 11 Jun 1946
Clip - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - Esseveld - 11 Jun 1946
via Marla Olson - 18 Apr 2014

'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945 'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945
'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945 'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945
'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945 'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945
'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945 'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945
'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945 'Dinah Might' - 1944 - 1945
1944 - 'Dinah Might' - 1945

B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - photo taken 1944 - 1945 B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - photo taken 1944 - 1945
B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - photo taken 1944 - 1945
B-17G "Dinah Might" - photo taken 1944 - 1945
photos received via Piet de Geus - 21 May 2012 - and Pieter Hoekstra - 21 Sep 2012

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
"Dinah Might" - ready for the scrapyard
via Hans Hollestelle - 17 May 2013

Dinah Might on Kavel J-107
'Dinah Might' ready for the scrapyard
- images taken by a 'Jerry' - via Cor Draijer, Zandvoort - 15 May 2009

Dinah Might sign on farm J-107 - 23 May 2009
John Mosteller on Kavel J-107 John Mosteller on Kavel J-107
John W. Mosteller on Kavel J-107 after 65 years - Sat 23 May 2009
top image - Sign of 'Dinah Might' unveiled by John W. Mosteller
- images John - source: Boom uitgevers/Egbert Voerman -

memories flashback - 1944-2009
Flashback - 10 Feb 1944 - 23 May 2009
- collage by PATS -

D I N A H   M I G H T P A D
Dinah Mightpad - unveilment - 30 Oct 2015 - 11:38:18am
Dinah Mightpad - unveilment - 30 Oct 2015 - 11:38:18am - at Knooppunt 13
An initiative of "Vrienden van Schokland" - move cursor over image for unveilment
See Knooppunt 13 in OPEN STREET MAP - with Cycle Map -

Dinah Mightpad - 1750 m - impression - 30 Oct 2015
Dinah Mightpad - 1750 m - impression - 30 Oct 2015
- images and impression by PATS -

Dinah Mightpad - infobord
Dinah Mightpad - infobord
image via Hans Hollestelle - Vrienden van Schokland - 09 Apr 2016

SGLO - T3393

Boeing B-17G-20-DL - #42-37950 - 10 Feb 1944 - KAVEL J-107 - CREW 10

O-804523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thomas Frank Sharpless - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth 17065937 - O-753981 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot -  Clyde Vernon Cassill - POW - Stalag 4 - D/Z Annaburg (Formerly Oflag 54.E) 19047777 - O-755154 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John Jay Lyons - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan 19088422 - O-736696 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - August 'Gus' Julius Fleischbein  - EVD/POW - Stalag 7A - Moosburg 32503094 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lawrence Stanley Moses - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
14140461 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John William Mosteller - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 39531155 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Freeman Whitlier Fisher - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 15335552 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - David Fineman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 18170602 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - J. E. Hershel Shaw - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 37656211 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leslie Carlyle Tiedman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

- 10 POW -

SHARPLESS - CASSILL - LYONS - FLEISCHBEIN - MOSES
MOSTELLER - FISHER - FINEMAN - SHAW - TIEDMAN

Met Mosteller - Spoke with Tiedman

contact Fleischbein is pending - 06 Nov 2007 - 06 Sep 2014 - PATS
contact Fisher is pending - 06 Nov 2007 - PATS
contact Mosteller is pending - 22 Sep 2008 - PATS
contact Tiedman is pending - 22 Sep 2008 - PATS
contact Sharpless is pending - 12 May 2009 - PATS
contact Lyons is pending - 22 May 2009 - PATS
contact Fineman is pending - 10 Oct 2009 - PATS
contact Cassill is pending - 22 Dec 2013 - PATS

Last update - 26 Feb 2017 - PATS



Ronduite - Noordoostpolder - IJsselmeer

E and W of Vollenhove -


SGLO - T1674

Vickers Wellington Mk.IV - Z1470 - UV-R - Base: RAF Breighton - UK
460 Sqn RAAF - Crew Sgt. A. F. Whittick - Fri 3 July 1942 - 01:09 am
Exact crash location unknown
4 MIA - 1 POW



Was shot down by night fighter (Oblt. Egmont Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld, 5./NJG 2)

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Crew: Wellington Mk.IV - Z1470 - UV-R as 'R' for Robert - Friday 3 Jul 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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404844 - Sergeant - Pilot - Alexander "Alex" Frederick Whittick - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA

406272 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Albert "Bert" Ernest William Webb - RAAF - Age 29 - MIA

406444 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Allan Edwin "Ed" McCrae - RAAF - Age 25 - MIA

403409 - Flying Officer - Front Air Gunner / Bomb Aimer - Charles "Chas" Roland Lark - RAAF - POW

401237 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Jack "Jack" Douglas Hancocks - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - Z1470 - UV-R - Whittick
Loss Card - Z1470 - UV-R - Whittick - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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! ! ! DISCREPANCY ! ! !
J/6819 - P/O. - Don Ross REHILL - RCAF - is given in 'Loss Card" as pilot for some reason ???


ORB - 460 Sqdn - Z1470 - UV-R - Whittick
ORB - 460 Sqdn - Z1470 UV-R - Whittick

In 460 Sqdn ORB of July 1943 - WHITTICK is the pilot .... NO REHILL in this record !!!
WHITTICK is also the pilot in Lark's story and RAAF records !!!

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

404844 - Sergeant - Pilot - Alexander "Alex" Frederick Whittick - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA
of Perth, WA, Australia - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 113 - CWGC ref. 1531492
born: 2 Jan 1920 - Enlisted: 3 R.C. 6 Dec 1940 - Embarked Sydney: 20 May 1941 - Marital status: Single
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at Panel 108, Canberra
Son of Owen Frederick and Ellen Rose Whittick (née Draper), Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
born: 2 Jan 1920, Cairns, QLD, Australia - Occupation: Assistant Manager
Alex is on the School Roll of Honour of The Southport School, Winchester Street, Southport, QLD, 4215, Australia
Father is owner of "Cairns Sports Depot - Owen Whittick", Abbott Street, Cairns
Birth: 1876 - Owen Frederick Whittick - Father's name: Henry John Whittick - Mother's name: Sarah Ann Morley
Birth: 1888 - Ellen Rose Draper - Father's name: Alexander Frederick John Draper - Mother's name: Georgina Mary Capron
Marriage: 1911 - Owen Frederick to Ellen Rose Draper
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth: 1912 - Ellen Mary Draper Whittick - Father's name: Owen Fredrick - Mother's name: Ellen Rose Draper
Birth: 1913 - Jean Draper Whittick - Father's name: Owen Fredrick - Mother's name: Ellen Rose Draper
Birth: 1920 - Alexander Frederick Whittick - Father's name: Owen Fredrick - Mother's name: Ellen Rose Draper
Death: 1943 - Alexander Frederick Whittick - Age 22 - Father's name: Owen Fredrick - Mother's name: Ellen Rose Draper
Death: 1943 - Ellen Rose Whittick - Age 55 - Father's name: Alexander Frederick John Draper - Mother's name: Georgina Mary Capron
Death: 1951 - Owen Frederick Whittick - Age 75 - Father's name: Henry John - Mother's name: Sarah Ann Morley
BMD info Whittick from bdm.qld.gov.au

Whittick - The Servers June 1935
Thorold House - Dec 1935 - June 1936 - Whittick
The Servers - June 1935 - with Alex Whittick
- source: The Southportonian - Lesley Walker - 11 May 2010

Old - Southportonian's Review - 1976 - page 67
Old - Southportonian's Review - 1976 - page 67 - Alexander Frederick Whittick
- source: Old-Southportonian's Review - Lesley Walker - 11 May 2010

Alexander (Alex) Frederick Whittick, Cairns - 1941 -
Alexander (Alex) Frederick Whittick, Cairns - 1941 -
Photograph was sent by Alex from Cairns, Queensland to The Southport School
Taken at the Chargois Studios, Cairns - circa 1941 as the notation
on the back of the photograph is “From Alex Whittick , Cairns. Air Force (overseas by June 1941)
- source: The Southportonian - Lesley Walker - 18 May 2010
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406272 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Albert "Bert" Ernest William Webb - RAAF - Age 29 - MIA
of Cottesloe, WA, Australia - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 111 - CWGC ref. 1531118
Enlisted: 4 R.C. 7 Oct 1940 - Embarked Sydney: 22 Feb 1941 - Marital status: Single
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at Panel 108, Canberra
Son of Mrs. E. L. Webb, 18 Rosendo St, Cottesloe, Western Australia
born: 21 Feb 1913, Canterbury, Kent, England - Religion: Congregational
brother of R. J. Webb, 56 Buckland Ave, Dover, Kent, England
to be informed: Mr. A. E. Joyner, 13 Rheola St., West Perth, WA
- . - . -
Emily Laura Geddes (b.1875) married in 1908 with Ernest James Webb (b.1876), district Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
Reginald Geddes J. Webb, born 1909, district Bridge, Kent, UK
Albert E. W. Webb, born 1913, district Bridge, Kent, UK
Emily Laura Webb ( b.1875 - d.1942 ) - Age 67, district Northam, WA
Ernest James Webb ( b.1876 - d.1950 ) - Age 74, district Perth, WA
- death info from www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au -
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406444 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Allan Edwin "Ed" McCrae - RAAF - Age 25 - MIA
of Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 112 - CWGC ref. 1079212
Enlisted: 4 R.C. 9 Dec 1940 - Embarked Fremantle: 18 Sep 1941 - Marital status: Single
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at Panel 108, Canberra
Son of Donald James McCrae and Ethel Blain McCrae (née Ettridge), 34 Carrington Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
born: 3 Jun 1917, Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia
marriage parents: 1908, E Coolgardie, WA - Donald James McCrae (d.1942, district Boulder, WA)
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403409 - Flying Officer - Front Air Gunner/ Bomb Aimer - Charles "Chas" Roland Lark - RAAF - POW
of Sydney, NSW, Australia - born 21 Jun 1918, Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Enlistment: 6 Jan 1941, Chatswood, NSW, Australia - Discharge: 22 Sep 1944, Sydney, Australia
married: Valerie Norma Dawson, 16 Mar 1946, Chatswood, NSW, Australia

FO Charles (Chas) Roland Lark in uniform before July 1942
403409 - FO Charles "Chas" Roland Lark
- in RAAF uniform - before July 1942 -
- source: australiansatwar.gov.au -

RAAF Prioners - l-r: Tex McLead, Charles 'Chuck' Lark, unknown, unknown - Oflag XXIB - Szubin, Poland
RAAF POWs - Charles "Chuck" Roland Lark - 2nd from left
Oflag XXIB, Szubin, Poland
- source: awm.gov.au - P02028.041 -
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401237 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Jack "Jack" Douglas Hancocks - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA
of Kew, Victoria, Australia - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 112 - CWGC ref. 1799280
Enlisted: 1 R.C. 5 Jan 1941 - Embarked Sydney: 22 Feb 1941 - Marital status: Single
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at Panel 107, Canberra
Son of William Edward Hancocks and Violet Hancocks, of Kew, Victoria, Australia
Address: "Royston", 101 Brougham Street, Kew E.4. VIC
born: 23 March 1920, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England - Occupation: Industrial Chemist
Religion: Church of England

H A N C O C K S
In proud and precious memory of our only child, Sgt. Jack D. Hancocks (R.A.A.F.),
grandson of the late Alderman T. Ashworth, J.P., of Bradford, Yorkshire,
shot down over Holland, July 3, 1942. (Mother and father, 101 Brougham street, Kew.)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newspaper: The Argus ( Melbourne, Vic. ) Tuesday 3 July 1945 - page 2

Birth 1st Qtr. 1884 - William Edward Hancocks - district: Ecclesall B. - Vol 9c Page 400
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1898 - Violet Ashworth - district: Bradford, Y. - Vol 9b Page 122
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1919 - William E. Hancocks - Ms. Violet Ashworth - district: Leeds - Vol 9b Page 1202
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Jack D. Hancocks - mother's surname: Ashworth - district: Ecclesall B. - Vol 9c Page 854
district Ecclesall Bierlow spans the boundaries of the counties of Derbyshire and West Riding of Yorkshire
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
William Edward Hancocks - born 1884, UK - died 1969 in Camberwell, Australia at 85 years old
He was born to Edward Henry Hancocks and Eliza Jane Hancocks née Kinman, and was an only child
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1880 - Edward Henry Hancocks - Eliza Jane Kinman - district: Ecclesall B. - Vol 9c Page 285
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info FreeBMD
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Wellington Mk.IV Z1470 UV-R took off 23:31 on Thursday 2 July 1942 from RAF Breighton - UK for
a bombing mission to Bremen, Germany
Eighteen aircraft from the 460 Squadron took part in this raid
Load was 1 x 4000lb bomb, 48 x 30lb and 540 x lb incendiaries
After it was attacked by a German Night fighter it went down on his way to Berlin
F/O. Lark was able to leave the burning plane with his chute
and did land in the Beulakerwiede (lake) close to the hamlet of "Ronduite"
Z1470 was claimed and identified as being shot down by Oblt. Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld at 01.09 hrs

Oblt. Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld
Oblt. Egmont 'Egi' Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld
14 Jul 1918, Salzburg, Austria – 22 Mar 1944, St. Hubert, Belgium - Age 25
burial: German Wargrave Cemetery at Ysselsteyn, Limburg, Netherlands
- source image: bundesarchiv -
info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egmont_Prinz_zur_Lippe-Weißenfeld

Six stories in one picture Grambo Lark De Mallie Garrett Griffin Hascall
Overview - lake area around Ronduite
click on yellow star for appropriate section and info

He couldn't see any other parachutes leave the aircraft.
But was also tormented by thoughts of his four crew mates.
Had they escaped from the burning plane?
He managed to get ashore and was helped by boatbuilder Huisman
He was wounded (eye) and treated in the hospital in Meppel and became POW
finally ended up in Stalag Luft III
Eventually he was one of the first two Australians repatriated
as seriously wounded exchange POWs and arrived home in time for Christmas 1943

See here the "whole story" of the sole survivor Charles Roland Lark
who had volunteered to take the place of the front gunner bomb aimer
who was still on the sick list, and was on his fifth operation.

None of the other four crew mates were ever found also the crash location
of the plane is still unknown till nowadays
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SGLO - T1674

WELLINGTON Mk.IV - Z1470 - UV-R - 03 Jul 1942 - UNKNOWN LOCATION - CREW 5

Sgt. - Pilot - Alexander 'Alex' Frederick Whittick - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA Pilot Officer - Navigator - Albert 'Bert' Ernest William Webb - RAAF - Age 29 - MIA Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Allan Edwin 'Ed' McCrae - RAAF - Age 25 - MIA
Flying Officer - Front Gunner/ Bomb Aimer - Charles 'Chas' Roland Lark - RAAF - POW Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Jack 'Jack' Douglas Hancocks - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA

- 4 MIA - 1 POW -

WHITTICK(†) - WEBB(†) - McCRAE(†)
LARK - HANCOCKS(†)

- red - 3 - not found so far -

Contact Lark is pending - 20 Apr 2010 - PATS -

Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS

Wellington Mk.IV - Z1381 UV-H, 460 Sqdn, airborne 2 Jul 1942 - 23:27 - from Breighton
was also lost on this raid to Bremen

"Flying as reargunner in Mk.IV Wellington
Shot by Flak - direct hit - down over Rheine - 02:35 - returning from target Bremen
Plane caught fire given order to abandon at 8000 ft
dislocated my left shoulder when parachute opened
1st Pilot M. Johnson killed with plane, 2nd Pilot D. Downing, killed, baled out too late - chute unopend
bombardier W. Taylor killed in high tension wires
Wireless Operator Sgt. D. Radke taken prisoner with Observer Sgt. M. J. Willie and myself"

- info from Service Records Sgt. William Gerald Reed -



- REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY -

404784 - Flight Sergeant - 1st Pilot - Arthur Maxwell Johnston - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA
of Cairns, Queensland, Australia - Coll. grave 15. B. 9-18 - Reichswald Forest war Cemetery CWGC ref. 2055898
- Commemorated Australian War Memorial - Panel 107, Canberra
Son of John Michael and Annie Jane Johnston (née Curtis), Stratfor Saw Mill, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
born: 9 Mar 1915, Mount Molloy, QLD, Australia - Occupation: Sawmill Manager - Religion: Church of England
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
birth: 1892 - John Michael Johnston - Father's name: James Johnston - Mother's name: Bridget Novmayle Carrig
birth: 1890 - Annie Jane Curtis - Father's name: James Henry Curtis - Mother's name: Ellen Wiggens
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
birth: 1911 - Henry John Johnston - Father's name: John Michael Johnston - Mother's name: Annie Jane Curtis
birth: 1913 - Olga Johnston - Father's name: John Michael Johnston - Mother's name: Annie Jane Curtis
birth: 1915 - Arthur Maxwell Johnston - Father's name: John Michael Johnston - Mother's name: Annie Jane Curtis
BMD info Johnston from bdm.qld.gov.au


LOVED SON
OF MR. AND MRS. J. M. JOHNSTON
OF CAIRNS, NTH. OUEENSLAND

- Epigraph on Johnston memorial -
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407709 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Darryl R. Downing - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA
of Lameroo, South Australia, Australia - Coll. grave 15. B. 9-18 - Reichswald Forest war Cemetery CWGC ref. 2036261
- Commemorated Australian War Memorial - Panel 107, Canberra
Son of Reginald Wilbert Pearce Downing and Pamela Downing, Box 96, Lameroo, South Australia
born: 2 Mar 1922, Adelaide, SA, Australia - Occupation: Accountancy Clerk - Religion: Methodist
Grandmother of Sgt. Darryl R. Downing is Mrs. Mary Graham Downing, Rockleigh, SA
- . - . -
Father Reginald Wilbert Pearce Downing, born 21 Oct 1891, Monarto, SA - was in the Great War
Enlistment: Adelaide, SA, 25 Apr 1916 - Private No.4519 - 32nd Battallion, Australian Imperial Force
Occupation: Farmer - Religion: Methodist
Embarkment: 16 Dec 1916, HMAT "Berrima", Adelaide, SA - wounded in France - discharged 1919
Reginald Welbert/Wilbert Pearce/Pierce Downing : Service Number - S74393
Date of birth - 21 Oct 1891 : Place of birth - Monarto near Rockleigh, SA
Place of enlistment - Lameroo, SA : Next of Kin - Pamela Downing (wife)
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918 - Award: Military Medal - London Gazette: 29 August 1918
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 2 January 1919 - Page 2, position 148


EVER REMEMBERED
BY MUM AND DAD

- Epigraph on Downing memorial -
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407775 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - William James Taylor - RAAF - Age 27 -KIA
of Richmond, South Australia, Australia - Coll. grave 15. C. 14 - Reichswald Forest war Cemetery CWGC ref. 2046365
- Commemorated Australian War Memorial - Panel 108, Canberra
Son of Percival Howard Taylor and Ellen Elizabeth Taylor, 71 Milner Street, Richmond, South Australia
born: 20 Nov 1914, Port Pirie, SA, Australia

All three buried in the Neuer Friedhof at Lingen-Ems, Emsland, Lower Saxony, Germany
later reinterred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


CHERISHED ARE THE MEMORIES
OF ONE WE LOVED SO DEAR

- Epigraph on Taylor memorial -
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The other 3 became POW ( Sgt. Wyllie, later killed )
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405139 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - David August Radke - RAAF - POW - No. 24980 - at Camp 8B/344
born: 3 Apr 1920, Beenleigh, QLD, Australia
Forced march from Stalag 344, formerly Stalag VIII-B (Lamsdorf) to Zeigenhain IXA
a 783 km march, January 1945 - March 1945
Wireless Operator (W/O) Radke was eventually released by advancing United States forces
and returned to the United Kingdom for repatriation
Son of Mrs. C. Radke, corner of Noel and Harding Street, Hendra, Brisbane, Oueensland, Australia
Brother of C. F. Radke, Woodville Street, Hedra, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Religion: Lutheran
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402479 - W/O. - Rear Air Gunner - William Gerald Reed - RAAF - POW - No.24979 at Camp 8B
did escape 11 Jul 44 from a working party and got to Sweden 15 July 44, awarded with DCM
born: 15 Jun 1920, Sydney, NSW, Australia - Religion: Church of England
Next of kin: Kathleen Reed, Mr. John Cairns and Mrs. Mary Cairns (née Swiss) (mother), Russel Street, Melbourne
Uncle: C. Cruikshank, Education Department Sydney
Address on leave: 89 Powlett Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Occupation: Driver - First name of his father: Harold
Engaged with English girl just before he was shot down

W/O. William Gerald (James) Reed - POW #24979 - Gefangenen Stammlager VIII-B
W/O. William Gerald (James) Reed - POW #24979
Gefangenen Stammlager VIII-B - Lamsdorf, Poland
- source - from his Service Records -
Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf was a notorious German Army prisoner of war camp, later renumbered Stalag-344
Located near the small town of Lamsdorf (now called Lambinowice) in Silesia, Poland
- source - wikipedia -
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- KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY -

405001 - Sergeant - Observer - Maxwell Joseph Andrew Wyllie - MID - RAAF - Age 27 - POW - No. 24985 - at Camp 8B/344
of New Farm, Queensland, Australia - Grave: 1. C. 13. - Krakow Rakowicki Military Cemetery CWGC ref. 2193955
Was shot dead while trying to escape from Lamsdorf, 22 Apr 43
buried in Poland at Kracow Rakowicki Military Cemetery
- Commemorated Australian War Memorial - Panel 108, Canberra
Son of William Gerrard Wyllie and Ellen Wyllie (née Shiels), 166 Sydney Street, New Farm, Queensland, Australia
born: 10 Nov 1915, Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Occupation: Business Manager - Religion: Roman Catholic

marriage: 1901 - William Gerrand Wyllie to Ellen Shiels
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
birth: 1902 - Thomas John Wyllie - Father's name: William Gerrard Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
birth: 1904 - Annie Florence Wyllie - Father's name: William Gerrand Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
birth: 1906 - William David Gerrand Wyllie - Father's name: William Gerrand Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
birth: 1907 - James Alfonso Wyllie - Father's name: William Gerrard Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
birth: 1909 - Mary Isabella Ellen Wyllie - Father's name: William Gerrand Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
birth: 1912 - Margaret Angela Wyllie - Father's name: William Gerrand Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
birth: 1915 - Maxwell Joseph Andrew Wyllie - Father's name: William Gerrand Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
death: 1910 - Mary Isabella Ellen Wyllie - Age 1 - Father's name: William Gerrand Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
death: 1943 - Maxwell Joseph Andrew Wyllie - Age 27 - Father's name: William Gerrand Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
death: 1945 - Thomas John Wyllie - Age 43 - Father's name: William Gerrard Wyllie - Mother's name: Ellen Shiels
BMD info Wyllie from bdm.qld.gov.au
Discrepancy - Gerrand / Gerrard

This Australian airman was shot down and taken prisoner of war
He escaped from a camp at Tarnowitz and took a false identity "Mordechai Melzer"
In the early hours of 22 April 1943 he and another escaped POW (4428 J Terry) were captured on a railway line
near Kressendorf/Krakau by a German security man (Alfred Gebauer, born 15.03.1906 at Litzmannstadt)
and a Polish railway policeman (Stanislaw Krakowski, born 8.07.1893 at Ostrowie-Baranowskie)
Within minutes of capture they admitted they were escaped POWs
and Gebauer shot Wyllie, putting Terry in the custody of a Polish policeman
when they reached a place to report
Gebauer may have been interrogated later by FeldgendarmerieAbt (Mot) 899
- source: The murder of Sgt. MJA Wyllie RAAF on forum axishistory.com - posted by Peter 15 Apr 2009 -



MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Wyllie memorial -
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* - These two crashes were at the same night as Hampden B.Mk.I - P5332 PT-T - Zwarte Meer near Ganzendiep -
* - with Wilde (RCAF), Bond (RAF), Crothers (RCAF) and Gibbs (RCAF) -

Last update - 19 Aug 2015 - PATS



Zwartsluis

5 mi SSE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3086

FORD B-24H-1-FO Liberator - c/n 506 - #42-7483 - "Big Dog" EC-R
392nd BG - 578th BS - Crew 2nd Lt. Isaac S. Marx - Sat 13 Nov 1943 - MACR #1553
Damaged by flak and fighters. 13:00 - Crash landing Zwartsluis, Netherlands
8 POW - 2 EVD



392nd BG 'The Crusaders' - patch circle D 8th-air-force-patch

392nd BG - 14th CBW - Circle 'D' - 578th BS - EC - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force

B-24 - #42-7483 in flight
B-24 - #42-7483 - "Big Dog" EC-R in flight
- www.b24.net/aircraft/disposit.htm -

B-24 - #42-7483 in canal - Meppelerdiep
B-24 - #42-7483 in canal Meppelerdiep - tail just visible
- source: "Sporen Terug" - 1997 -
Authors: Dirk Driessen - 27 Jun 1920 - 12 Dec 2006 - Age 85
and Dick van Eerde

Route - 13 Nov 1943 - Mission Bremen
Briefed routes to Target Bremen - "T" - 13 Nov 1943
1st Bomb Div. - Leave Louth at zero hour - 1000 - Return to Lowestoft - 1409
2nd Bomb Div. - Leave Louth at zero hour - 1010 - Return to Lowestoft - 1411
3rd Bomb Div. - Leave Louth at zero hour - 1018 - Return to Lowestoft - 1413
Eight groups of P-47's and one group of P-38's were sheduled to provided target and withdrawal escort
On the IN- and OUT-bound they were several "Fighter Rendezvous" - "FR"
P-38's at 1127 to Target area and P-47's from Target area to the other "FR" points - ( see map above )
The 3rd Bomb Div. did have a third "FR" at 1250 just North of Vollenhove
This was how it was scheduled on paper....... but .... the outcome was quite different
Have to read more docs provided by Pilot "Sackman" Marx - 21 Aug 2007 - PATS

- B-24 - Crew - Marx -
Crew Marx - AFB Topeka, KS 01 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. Victor J. Ferrari 02 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. James Hayden Chenet 03 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Omar E. Roberts 04 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. Isaac Sackman Marx 05 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. Jack Orrin Stewart 06 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Nicholas Mandell 07 - Right Waist Gunner - T/Sgt. Harold Edward Pose 08 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Mario Gevino Sanna 09 - Engineer - S/Sgt. Edgar Braney Fletcher 10 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Richard Samuel Wright
Top left: Ferrari, Chenet, Roberts, Marx
Low left: Stewart, Mandell, Pose, Sanna, Fletcher, Wright
Photo taken late 1943 at Smokey Hill AFB, Topeka, Kansas, USA
A/C was "Star Spangled Hell"
Move cursor over photo/faces for names
image/info Jack O. Stewart, M/Sgt. USAF RTD - 29th Sept 2007 -
- crew image - courtesy Jack O. Stewart -

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Crew: B-24H-1-FO - #42-7483 - "Big Dog" - Sat 13 Nov 1943 - Mission: Bremen - MACR #1553
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14095163 - O-735623 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Isaac Sackman Marx - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth

O-806621 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - James Hayden Chenet - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth

13051857 - O-670054 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Victor Joseph Ferrari - EVD

14066751 - O-668778 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Omar Edward Roberts Jr. - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth

6900258 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Edgar Braney Fletcher - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf

13102105 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Nicholas 'Nick' Mandell - EVD

39397699 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Richard Samuel Wright - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf

39530924 - T/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Harold Edward Pose - POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan

33250085 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Mario Gevino Sanna - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

15335002 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Jack Orrin Stewart - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf - POW No. 100375
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14095163 - O-735623 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Isaac Sackman Marx - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth
born 3 Jul 1920, LA - died 26 Mar 2013, Monroe, Louisiana - Age 92
Son of Mr. Joe E. Marx Sr. (father) - born 24 Nov 1886, LA - died 01 Nov 1975, LA - Age 88
and Mrs. Bessie Slackman Marx (mother) - born 11 Jun 1891, LA - died 12 Oct 1959, LA - Age 68
brother of Joe E. Marx Jr. - born 13 May 1915, LA - died 13 Feb 2004, LA - Age 88
Address 17 Apr 1930: N. 3rd, Monroe City, Ouachita Parish, LA
next-of-kin as on ID-tag: Joe E. Marx, 1414 Emerson Ave, Monroe, LA
Occupation father: Merchant, Hardware - info: US Census 17 Apr 1930
Enlistment: 14 Mar 1942, Jackson, Mississippi, AL - Religion: Jewish - Marital Status: Single
Attended - 1938 - 1940 - Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
married 1943 - Ms. Carol Lewis
husband of Mrs. Carol ‘Nana’ Lewis Marx, born 20 Feb 1923 - died 26 Jan 2006, Houma - Age 83
Compound South - Barrack 4 - Room 7 ( later moved to North 1 ), Isaac Sackman Marx, Monroe, Louisiana
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sackman Marx are the former co-owners of Southern Hardware Supply Co., Monroe, LA
Children: Jill Marx (F), Barbara Marx (F) and Paul Marx (M)

O-735623 - 2nd Lt. Isaac Sackman Marx - ID-tag O-735623 - 2nd Lt. Isaac Sackman Marx - Stalag Luft 1 - POW No. 1526 O-735623 - 2nd Lt. Isaac Sackman Marx - In Honor Of
O-735623 - 2nd Lt. Isaac S. Marx . . . . . . . . . Stalag Luft 1 - No. 1526 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In Honor Of . . . . . . . . . . .
images via Jill Kantrow née Marx (daughter) - 23 Nov 2016
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O-806621 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - James Hayden Chenet - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth
born 26 Aug 1920 - died 28 Nov 1991 - Age 71
Compound South - Barrack 7 - Room 4 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12, James H. Chenet, New York
1st Lt. Joseph "Joe" Andrew Buland Jr. - crash 8 Apr 44, Schokland - was also in South - Barrack 7 - Room 4
- info Nancy Jo Wildey, daughter Joe Buland - 7 Sep 2009 -

JAMES CHENET, Aviation Insurance Specialist
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James Hayden Chenet, 71, of Havertown, a former Army pilot and prisoner of war whose
abiding interest in flight led to an aviation insurance career that ended this year
when he was diagnosed with cancer, went home from the hospital Wednesday
and died peacefully Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by his wife and family.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Chenet served in Europe with the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He entered the military as a second lieutenant and came out a captain,
recalled Ruth Gillespie Chenet, his wife of 45 years.

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01 Dec 1991 - by Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer

Thanks Pats, thank you, proud to share your last name and lucky you made my Dad the greatest person ever,
will always look out for Memom for you (me and like 40 something others, you started quite a family)
she saved me too. The end.
Jonathan Chenet (Son) - 20 Feb 2015 - 8:28 AM
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13051857 - O-670054 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Victor Joseph Ferrari - EVD
born 24 Feb 1916, Marion Heights, Northumberland County, PA - died 5 May 2007, San Antonio, TX - Age 91
Son of Jacob Ferrari and Catherine Ferrari - née Arnoldin - both nativity Austria ( German language )
Siblings: Barbara (F), Esther (F), Adeline (F), Isadore (M), Alfred (M), John (M) and William (M)
Address - Census 8 Apr 1930 - 1234 Chestnut St, Kulpmont, Northumberland, PA
Miss Catherine Arnoldin did immigrate to the US in 1899 - ( info on US Census 1930 )
This area of the former Austria–Hungary Empire is nowadays known as South Tirol and part of Italy - info PATS

Arrived in UK: 27 Apr 1944 - E&E #607 - Escape and Evasion Report (47 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-607.pdf

Navigator - 2nd Lt. Victor J. Ferrari Colonel Victor J. Ferrari Victor J. Ferrari
2nd Lt. - Navigator - Victor J. Ferrari . . . . . . . . Colonel Victor Ferrari . . . . . . . . . . . .
- photos courtesy Douglas Smock ( son in law ) - 28 Mar 2010
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14066751 - O-668778 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Omar Edward Roberts Jr. - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth
born 21 May 1922 - died 10 Feb 1972 - Age 49
Compound North 1 - Omar E. Roberts, Florida
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6900258 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Edgar Braney Fletcher - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf
born 25 Jul 1918 - died 3 Oct 2010, Livonia, Redford, MI - Age 92
Edgar "PJ" Fletcher was preceded in death by his wife Hildegard
State of residence: Kentucky - as on POW report of 14 Jun 1945
Middlename Braney might be Barney !!! - Edgar Barney Fletcher - info PATS
Honored by Mr. Edward E. Stebner, brother-in-law, hometown Westland, MI - see wwiimemorial.com
Mr. Edward Elmer Stebner (1925) - married with Mrs. Dorothy Ruth Stebner (1926-2005)
Sister of Mrs. Dorothy R. Stebner was Mrs. Hilda Gertrude Fletcher (1915-1999)
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13102105 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Nicholas 'Nick' Mandell - EVD
born 21 Jun 1921 - died 25 Nov 1988 - Age 67
Son of Andy and Mary Mandell, Osceola Junction, Rush Twp, Centre Co., PA - info US Census 1930
Enlistment: 03 Aug 1942, Baltimore, MD - Nativity: Pennsylvania
father and grandparents born in Czechoslovakia
Arrived in UK: 11 May 1944 - E&E #629 - Escape and Evasion Report (58 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-629.pdf

Received 5 pages with detailed info over Nick Mandell's escape route
Sent by Adrian VandenBroek, Ontario, Canada - 05 Sep 2013


Nick Mandell was helped by Roelof HEIJS (21) and Bertus BREMAN (23), Genemuiden
Roelof HEIJS (a young journalist) was hiding from the Germans, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jan MOL, Genemuiden
Bertus and Roelof did bring Nick Mandell saturday evening by car to the farm of Mr. and Mrs. H. LUBBERS in Dedemsvaart
During that trip they got easily through road-blocks one and three with Bertus's permit to use his private car
At the 2nd road-block they had to stop for a head light violation but managed to get further without any trouble
and arrived later that night at the farm of Hendrik Lubbers, Stegerensallee D 432b, Dedemsvaart
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info from Nick Mandell's transcript (5 pages) - via Adrian VandenBroek

Roelof K. Heijs - born 19 May 1922 - died 25 Sep 1993, Deventer - Age 71
Roelof's father Hendrik Heijs was liquidate 'Silbertanne' by the Germans - Germaansche SS
Hendrik Heijs, teacher and member of the resistance
born 19 Jan 1884, St. Annen (Ten Boer), died 25 Apr 1944, Middelstum - Age 60
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lambertus Breman - born 07 Nov 1920 - died 15 Apr 1996 - Age 75
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Roelof Klaas HEIJS, Wipstraat 12, GRONINGEN
Lambertus BREMAN, Langestraat 43, GENEMUIDEN
Hendrik LUBBERS, Stegerensallee D 432b, DEDEMSVAART
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names as in Dutch Helper List by IS9 - source: Bruce C. Bolinger
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39397699 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Richard Samuel Wright - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf
born 6 Apr 1921, Salina, Texas - died 30 Nov 1986, Vinton, Plumas County, California - Age 65
enlistment 21 Sep 1942, Sacramento, CA - nativity : Texas
residence county: San Joaquin, CA
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Sibling: Georgia Wright
married Betty Lou Jackson, had 2 sons Robert and Richard (deceased) and 1 daughter Debra (living)
Additional info by Kathleen Wisdom-Wright - info PATS
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39530924 - T/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Harold Edward Pose - POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan
born 20 Mar 1916, CA - died Nov 1981, CA - Age 65
Son of Mr. Edward R. Pose (father) (Head-42 abt. 1888, Germany) - US Citizenship: 1890 - Occupation: Fancy Spotter
and Mrs. Maude A. Pose (mother) (Wife-36 abt. 1894, Illinois), 821 N California St., Burbank Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA
Sibling: Henrietta Pose (sister) (F-12 abt. 1918, CA) - info US Census 2 Apr 1930 -
SSDI - last address of record: Sunland, Los Angeles, CA
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33250085 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Mario Gevino Sanna - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
born 2 Mar 1921, Johnstown, PA - died 9 May 2008, Woodmont, Cambria, PA - Age 87
son of Joseph and Maria Lucia (Marcedda) Sanna, 132 Plum Ave, City of Johnstown, Cambria, PA
Siblings: Samuel, Frank, Elizabeth, Anthony, John, Geno 'Jeno' and Josephine 'Pina'
parents nativity Italy - immigrated to US in 1911

Mario Gevino Sanna
Mario Gevino Sanna

Mario was a longtime member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving as a technical sergeant
in the European Theater, where his airplane was shot down
and he became a prisoner of war for two years
He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Good Conduct Medal
He was a member of Menoher Heights Sportsmen’s Club, St. Clair Tremont Club, Johnstown Sportsmen’s Club
A Deputy Game Warden for 10 years, and Hunter Safety Instructor for PA Game Commission for 25 years

- info from his obituary - The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA
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15335002 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Jack Orrin Stewart - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf - POW No. 100375
born 10 Feb 1923, Lafayette, IN - died 06 Aug 2011, Brookston, IN - Age 88
State of residence: Indiana - as on POW report of 14 Jul 1945
2nd enlistment: 13 Aug 1946, Indianapolis, IN - residence: Tippecanoe County, IN

15335002 - S/Sgt. Jack Orrin Stewart
15335002 - S/Sgt. Jack Orrin Stewart
image from his obituary
clapperfuneralservices.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=431751 - 23 Nov 2016

Biography
Jack Orrin Stewart, 88, of Brookston died Saturday, August 6, 2011 at his residence.
He was born February 10, 1923 in Lafayette to the late Bert Lloyd and Alice Clotene (Martin) Stewart.
He graduated from Jefferson High School. His marriage was to Hildegard Lampe on May 9, 1952 in Kassel, Germany.
She preceded him in death on August 29, 2003.
Jack retired Master Sergeant, United States Air Force, after 20 years.
The B-24, the 392 BG-578 BS crew was on, was shot down and crashed over Zwartsluis, Netherlands
where Jack and several crew members were taken as POW’s.
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( info: AAD-archives & Jack O. Stewart - A.F. No. 15335002 - later 310-18-6052 - )

According to M/Sgt. Stewart, Marx, Chenet and Roberts were at POW Camp Sagan - Luft 3
and Fletcher, Pose and Stewart at Stalag XVII B - Krems
above I did follow the AAD-archive and Marx info

Isaac Sackman Marx - id card POW-ID 'snapshot' - Isaac Sackman Marx
Dulag West I - Isaac Sackman Marx
I'm in contact with Pilot Isaac S. Marx for a better scan of these forms
At the moment this the best I have - Just some patience ;) -
- courtesy Isaac S. Marx -

"Big Dog" - A/C 483 - belonged to the 392nd BG (Heavy) - 578th BS
Wendling - Station 118 USAAF - Norfolk, UK
13th November 1943 - Mission #8 - Target : Bremen - Flight duration: 7:00 hours
On here way to Bremen, still flying in formation, they lost one engine
Last sighted by O-735555 - 2nd Lt. Davis M. Fogarty at 12:35 - location 52.53N 05.22E - Staveren, Friesland
A B-24 believed to be this aircraft was observed at 12:35 turning back over Zuiderzee ( IJsselmeer in 1943 )
and going back towards enemy coast - see MACR report-
Route B-24H-1-FO #42-7483 - 'Big Dog'
Plane was damaged by flak over the target, Focke Wulf factory, and losing their 2nd engine
Flying back on 2 engines, first in formation, but eventually dropping to the rear
Alone and unprotected they were an easy pick for the German fighters
Weather conditions at time of the crash or when last reported: 140 mph wind - 8/10 clouds
Near Genemuiden a ME 109 did give the final push, the plane was out of control

No. 1 engine feathered; No. 3 Engine runaway prop; tail guns and one nose gun out of commision
No fire in ship; no controls on ship except automatic pilot this is the statement of
Nicholas Mandell when he bailed out at approx. 10,500 feet as no.2 man after the Top Gunner

Ferrari and Roberts in Questionnaire of Hendrik Eikelboom
Victor Joseph Ferrari - Omar Edward Roberts Jr. - Hendrik Eikelboom - Peter van den Hurk
Graney is from B-17G-5-BO Fortress #42-31218 - "Eto-Itis" - 10 Feb 1944, Baarlo/Blokzijl
Info: Vragenlijst / Questionnaire of Hendrik Eikelboom - 19 Jun 1946

With a failing intercom not everybody was notified to bail out
Fletcher, Mandell, Chenet, and Marx bailed out first
Ferrari and Roberts bailed out as last - 1000 ft -, Roberts became unconscious on landing
and did hurt his shoulder - dislocated. Resistance-man Hendrik "Henk" Eikelboom was immediately at the scene
Both were told to follow him by bicycle. After he was hiding both men in the marshlands
Henk went for help and came back with civilian clothes
In the evening they found shelter in a single placed farmhouse - "Zwartewaterklooster" -
A few days later the "Underground" group of Peter van den Hurk ( Meppel ) took care of both men
From 14 November 1943 till 14 January 1944 they stayed in Meppel at the house of Rev. van Nooten
Joke Folmer from "Fiat Libertas" was there guide from Meppel to Maastricht by train
After 2 weeks in Maastricht they were handed over to the Belgium resistance - "Comète-line"
via Brussels and Paris, were they met Radio Operator Nicolas Mandell, towards Spain

Omar Edward Roberts - ID tag via 392nd BG - KU 414 file
Omar Edward Roberts - - - - 'Dog Tag' - from KU 414 - National Archives
born May 21, 1922 - died Feb 10, 1972 - Age 49
- MILITARY MARKER -
Keystone United Methodist Cemetery
Hillsborough Co., Florida
- ID-TAG via Annette Tison - www.b24.net -

U.S. ARMY WWII DOG TAGS
More details about 'Dog Tags' - see: http://users.skynet.be/jeeper/page82.html -

Explanation ID-TAG Roberts
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OMAR E ROBERTS = First, Middle, Surname
O-668778 ..T4243... A = Army Serial Number, Tetanus immunization + Bloodgroup [ A ]
EDWARD ROBERTS = Name next of kin - [ father ]
RFD 1 = Address, Number, Street, Next of kin
ODESSA, FLA .......... P - Address, City, State + Religion - [ P = Protestant ]
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Still on board while crashing in the Meppelerdiep, Sanna, Pose, Stewart and Wright
All four were taken POW as Marx, Chenet and Fletcher too
Sanna was seriously injured and taken to the hospital in Zwolle the same evening
Roberts, Ferrari and Mandell did evade (EVD)
Roberts was taken POW - Feb 6 1944 - near Toulouse, France
Ferrari and Mandell flew back from Gribaltar to England in a C-47 - May 10th/11th 1944 -

SGLO - T3086

LIBERATOR B-24H - #42-7483 - 13 Nov 1943 - ZWARTSLUIS - CREW 10

14095163 - O-735623 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Isaac Sackman Marx - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth O-806621 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot -  James Hayden Chenet - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth 13051857 - O-670054 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Victor Joseph Ferrari  - EVD 14066751 - O-668778 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Omar Edward Roberts Jr. - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth 6900258 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Edgar Braney Fletcher - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf
13102105 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Nicholas 'Nick' Mandell - EVD 39397699 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Richard Samuel Wright - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf 39530924 - T/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Harold Edward Pose - POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan 33250085 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Mario Gevino Sanna - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 15335002 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Jack Orrin Stewart - POW - Stalag 17B - Braunau Gneikendorf - POW No. 100375

- 8 POW - 2 EVD -

MARX - CHENET - FERRARI - ROBERTS - FLETCHER
MANDELL - WRIGHT - POSE - SANNA - STEWART

Spoke with Marx and Stewart

Contact Marx is pending - 29 Sep 2007 - 23 Nov 2016 - PATS
Contact Sanna is pending - 29 Sep 2007 - PATS
Contact Stewart is pending - 29 Sep 2007 - PATS
Contact Ferrari is pending - 27 Mar 2010 - PATS
Contact Wright is pending - 28 Mar 2010 - PATS
Contact Chenet is pending - 20 Feb 2015 - PATS

Last update - 24 Nov 2016 - PATS



Bikkersweide - Leeuwte - Vollenhove

1.5 mi NNE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T2612

Messerschmitt Bf-110G-4 G9+HZ - Werke Nr. 5319 - 12./NJG 1 - Leeuwarden
Lt. Robert Denzel - Sat 26 June 1943 - "Bikkersweide" - 22:45
1 KIA - 1 RTB



Rudi Dunger and Robert Denzel at NJG II, Leeuwarden - Summer 1942
l-r: Rudi Dunger and Robert Denzel at NJG II, Leeuwarden - Summer 1942
Collection C. Cornelissen Jr., Almelo - 25 Oct 2013

Oberleutnant Robert Denzel, born Aidlingen 28-3-1921 - Age 22 - was killed in this accident
After the Nachtjäger ME110 was hit by an Allied fighter the plane did crash
in the so-called "Bikkersweide", just NE of Vollenhove
at the land of farmer Lute de Lange, just 100m from the dyke and road to Blokzijl
and 600 m in front of my grandparents old farm - burned down 26 Dec 1946 - in the Leeuwte
One wing was found 600m SE of the crash location near Leeuwte 37 (Leeuwte A 74 in 1943),
on the farm manure heap of Frederik "Freek" van Benthem

The body of Oblt. Robert Denzel was found on the southside of the Moespotvaart
not far from the wreckage just north of this canal
info via Jan de Lange - 04 Mar 2016

Leeuwte 37 - Farm of Freek van Benthem - photo April 1972
Leeuwte 37 - Farm of Freek van Benthem - April 1972
image via Aaltje van Benthem (daughter) - 13 Feb 2016

Oberleutnant Denzel had claimed 9 victories

My mother (Sep 1926) was a witness of the crash - 600m from the scene
"Suddenly the whole living room was light-up by the burning plane"
She told me many times that it was on a Sunday evening !!!
and if somebody can remember days - it's her ;)
A 2nd source also did stick to Sunday evening !!!
so it might be - Sun 27 June 1943 - 22:45 - info by PATS


As my mother came up with Sunday, it seems that she was one day off
after I got details by a 3rd source (Jan de Lange - 04 Mar 2016)

Denzel was buried Tuesday 29th of June in Leeuwarden
at the General Cemetery "Noorderbegraafplaats" - plot 2 - row 6 - nr 8 - till 4 Nov 1958
Denzel - Leutnant. Erk. Marke: 3 Flieger Ausbildungs Regiment 72-695
dis-interred 4 November 1958 - with DIB-report 29169 - in plastic transfered to Ysselsteyn
He is reinterred 1 Apr 1959 at the German Wargrave Cemetery at Ysselsteyn, Limburg - The Netherlands
plot AR row 4 grave 87 and is one of the 31.598 Germans at this cemetery

Leutnant Robert Denzel Uffizier Rudi Dunger
Leutnant Robert Denzel - . - . - . - Uffz. Rudi Dunger
- source images "Wespennest Leeuwarden" II - page 269 -

His Radio Operator / Gunner Uffz. Rudi Dunger did bail out and landed near Heetveld
he just went to the railway station of Meppel, next day, heading for his base at Leeuwarden

T2612- Salvage Report
T2612- Salvage Report - by Ad Huiding - 09 Nov 2014
Firm is Grüter en Copier & Co from Utrecht a civilian firm
Salvage price: fl. 1200 (guilder)

Grave marker - Oberleutnant Robert Denzel - by Fred - 27 May 2012 Grave marker - Oberleutnant Robert Denzel - by Fred - 03 Jan 2016
Grave marker - Oberleutnant Robert Denzel
Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Ysselsteyn, Netherlands - Plot: AR-4-87
images by: Fred Munckhof - 27 May 2012 - 03 Jan 2016 - Find A Grave Memorial# 58835112
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SGLO - T2612

MESSERSCHMITT Bf-110G-4 G9+HZ - 26 Jun 1943 - BIKKERSWEIDE - CREW 2

Pilot - Leutnant Robert Denzel - Age 22 - KIA Radio Operator / Gunner - Uffz. Rudi Dunger - bailed out - safe

- 1 KIA - 1 SAFE -

DENZEL(†) - DUNGER


Last update - 17 Apr 2017 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - Bant - Kavel F-84/85

11 mi NW of Vollenhove



SGLO - T5306

24th Feb 1945 - Kavel F-84/85 - near Bant - #42-51495 - B-24J-5-FO - c/n 3026
Capt. Gene L. Maddocks - 93rd BG - 329th BS - MACR #13348
11 POW - 1 EVD



93rd BG circle B 329th BS 8th-air-force-patch

93rd BG - 20th CBW - Circle 'B' - 329th BS - RE - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Boeing B-24J-5-FO - c/n 3026 - #42-51495 - 24 Feb 1945 - Mission: Misburg - MACR #13348
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O-818902 - Capt. - Pilot - Gene Leroy Maddocks - Los Angeles, CA - EVD

18137520 - O-805460 - Capt - Mission Pilot - Oscar Phil Hoffman - New Orleans, LA - POW

13090631 - O-815171 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Fred Lakner - Lock Haven, PA - POW

13111883 - O-716313 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Edward Nicholas Anderson Jr. - Eddystone, PA - POW

18164739 - O-717007 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Donald Naylor Winn - Stephenville, TX - POW

13090600 - O-712522 - 1st Lt. - Pilotage Navigator - Anthony John De Cillis Jr. - New York, NY - POW

19052262 - O-738596 - 1st Lt. - Mickey Operator - Gunard Clarence Strand - San Francisco, CA - POW

36815099 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard Leroy Wnuk - Milwaukee, WI - POW

36802296 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Norman Earl Fuller - Oshkosh, WI - POW

31370564 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret - Kenneth Warren Johnson - Holbrook, MA - POW

31330077 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Paul Joseph Suchcicki - New Haven, CT - POW

39126670 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Roy Gene Micheli - San Francisco, CA - POW
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O-818902 - Capt. - Pilot - Gene Leroy Maddocks - Los Angeles, CA - EVD
birth 13 Sep 1924, Los Angeles, CA - died 17 Feb 1973, Los Angeles, CA - Age 48
Son of Mr. Raymond E. Maddocks and Mrs. Anna Maddocks (mother) née Anderson
Mr. Raymond E. Maddocks (father), 3314 West 75th Street, Los Angeles, California
Siblings: Ray Charles Maddocks (brother), born 07 Sep 1919, Aspen, Colorado - died 24 Jan 1999, San Clemente, Orange, CA - Age 79
and Edward Chalmers Maddocks (brother), born 12 Jul 1921, CA - died Dec 1986, Irvine, Orange, CA - Age 65
Children of Gene L. Maddocks and Shirley Maddocks are two adopted boys; Thomas and William
E&E #3049 - Escape and Evasion Report (5 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-3049.pdf

Capt. Gene Leroy Maddocks
Capt. Gene Leroy Maddocks
"Vrijheidsmonument Eemnes" - page 108 - via Jaap van der Woude - 21 Sep 2012

clip - Escape and Evasion Report #3049 - Capt. Gene Leroy Maddocks
clip - Escape and Evasion Report #3049 - Capt. Gene Leroy Maddocks

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Interview: 10 May 1945 - 25 Missions - Occupation: Aircraft factory
24 Feb 1944 - departure : 08:00 hrs, UK - crash near Urk - 15:00 hrs

A. Mr. and Mrs. T. KRUIZE, Vliegweg 3B, Blaricum, Holland
Board lodging clothing and comforts. 27 Feb 1945 - 09 May 1945

B. Mr. PETER BLUKHUIS [PETER BLOKHUIS], boat No. BU 33, Bunschoten, Holland
Took me in his boat from near Urk [Urkervaart] to Bunschoten
supplying food and lodging for two days. 25 - 27 Feb 1945
Skipper Peter Blokhuis and his hand de Jong
BU33 = Peter Blokhuis Johz. (Peet van Hannes van Bont)

No. BU 33, Bunschoten - Peter Blokhuis No. BU 33, Bunschoten - Peter Blokhuis and hand de Jong
No. BU 33, Bunschoten - Peter Blokhuis and hand de Jong
"Vrijheidsmonument Eemnes" - page 109 - via Jaap van der Woude - 21 Sep 2012

C. Mrs. T. van KRIMPEN - Supplied me with comforts and food from 28 Feb - 09 May 1945
- info 10 May 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #3049 -
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -
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18137520 - O-805460 - Capt - Mission Pilot - Oscar Phil Hoffman - New Orleans, LA - POW
birth 5 Sep 1917, New Orleans, LA - death 7 Oct 1993, New Orleans, LA - Age 76
Son of Mr. Oscar John Hoffman (father) and Mrs. Aline Jenny Hoffman (mother) née Fried
Oscar John Hoffman (father) - Fire Captain - died in firetruck accident - born 01 Feb 1888, LA - died 25 Jun 1931 - Age 43
Aline Jenny Fried Michel (mother) - born 28 Jan 1893, LA - died 07 Mar 1994, New Orleans, LA - Age 101
MACR = birth 5 Sep 1918 - FamilySearch = birth 5 Sep 1917
15th US Census 07-08 Apr - Age 12 - birth 5 Sep 1917, LA - info PATS
husband of Mrs. Doris P. Hoffman (Wife), 823 Nashville Ave, New Orleans, LA
Mrs. Doris Parr Hoffman - died 24 Nov 2006 - Age 85

Capt. Oscar Phil Hoffman Sr. - in his trainer
Capt. - Oscar Phil Hoffman Sr. - in his trainer
image via Oscar Phil Hoffman Jr. (son) - 05 Oct 2012
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13090631 - O-815171 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Fred Lakner - Lock Haven, PA - POW
birth 10 Jun 1921, PA - death 16 Aug 2007, Hollidaysburg, PA - Age 86
Son of Mrs. Eva F. Lakner (Mother), 101 Allison Street, Look Haven, Pennsylvania
Served 29 Missions - info: Dwight & Donna Lakner, Son & Daughter-in-law
- honored by Dwight & Donna Lakner, Son & Daughter-in-law - wwiimemorial.com -

Fred Lakner - commisioned a 2nd Lt. November 1943 Lt. Col. Fred Lakner - while receiving DFC - 2001
Fred Lakner - commisioned a 2nd Lt. - November 1943
At the right: Lt. Col. (Ret.) Fred Lakner - while receiving DFC - 2001
Letter from Fred Lakner - 20 Nov 2005 - to Pieter Hoekstra

PENNSYLVANIA ELK MEMBER HAS OVERDUE MEDAL
U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Fred Lakner, a life long member of the Tyrone Elks Lodge,
received a long overdue recognition for his WW II exploits: the Distinguished Flying Cross
Fred, a 26 year veteran when he retired, became a POW on his 30th mission
over Europe between July 31, 1944 and Feb. 24, 1945
Fred's DFC was authorized by Congress on July 2, 1926, and was awarded for his heroism
and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight.
Brother Lakner was shot down while piloting a B-24 "Liberator" Bomber on his 30th flight over Germany;
but the medal was not awarded initially because Fred had not completed 30 missions!
Today, Fred Lakner is an active volunteer at the Van Zandt VAMC in Altoona, Pa.,
where the medal was presented, an award that was finally realized through
the efforts of Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Thanks, Fred!
- source - 'PENNSYLVANIA ELK MEMBERS' site -
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13111883 - O-716313 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Edward Nicholas Anderson Jr. - Eddystone, PA - POW
birth 11 Jan 1922, PA - died 23 Dec 1969 - Age 47
Son of Mrs. Margaret E. Anderson (Mother) née Barnum, 1325 Chester Pike, Eddystone, Pennsylvania
Mr. Edward N. Anderson Sr. (father)
Mrs. Margaret E. Barnum (Mother) wife of Edward N. Anderson Sr. - died Feb 1960
Mr. Anderson Jr. was buried Saturday 27 Dec 1969 in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville , NJ

US Census 1940, 1325 Chester Pike, Eddystone, Delaware, Pennsylvania
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Head - Edward N. Anderson - 41 - abt. 1899
Wife - Margaret E. Anderson - 41 - abt. 1899
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Son - Edward N. Anderson Junior - 18 - abt. 1922
Daughter - Mary E. Anderson - 15 - abt. 1925
Daughter - Clara Corcoran - 19 - abt. 1921
Grandson - Edward Joseph Corcoran - 7/12 - abt. 1939
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info www.ancestry.com

Page 13 of Chester Times, November 22, 1944
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Edward N. Anderson Jr., 1375 Chester Pike, Eddystone,
a navigator based at an Eighth AAF Liberator Station in England
has been promoted from Second Lieutenant to First Lieutenant
Lieut Anderson is a member of the veteran group oldest Liberator unit in the Eighth Air Force
and part of the Second bombardment division
These have attacked the enemy from bases in England North Africa and the Middle East
and won a War Department citation for action on the Ploesti oil fields in Rumania on August 1 1943
The group has participated in seven campaigns and completed 230 missions against the enemy.
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Page 13 of Chester Times, June 22, 1945
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First Lieut Edward N. Anderson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Anderson, 1325 Chester Pike, Eddystone
has been returned to military control according to word recently received by his parents.
A navigator on a Liberator bomber the 8th AAP based in England
he was reported missing on Feb 24 this year and no other word had been received concerning
him by his parents until announcement was made by the War Department on May 16 that he was safe.
Since then Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have received a letter from Lieut Anderson informing them
that he had been a prisoner of war and had been liberated April 29
and was stationed in France awaiting transfer home
Lieut Anderson a graduate of Eddystone High School and formerly employed at the Eddystone plant
of the Baldwin Locomotive Works enlisted in the AAF in August 1942
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Page 4 of Delaware County Daily Times , December 30, 1969
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A N D E R S O N
Edward N. Anderson Jr., 47, of 24 N Delancy Place, Atlantic City, NJ
a former Eddystone resident, died last Tuesday
A 1940 graduate of Eddystone High School. Mr. Anderson lived here 20 years
He served in World War II and retired as a major of the USA 8th Air Force
He was a past master of the Belcher Lodge 180 F. & A.M. of N.J.
He was employed by Bell Telephone Co. for 21 years
He is survived by his widow Margaret; a daughter Sandra; two sons James and Carl, all at home;
His father Edward N. Anderson Sr. of Eddystone, PA
and two sisters, Mrs. Clara DiNicolas of Media, PA and Mrs. Margaret Hendershot of Parkside, PA
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13111883 - O-716313 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Edward Nicholas Anderson Jr. 13111883 - O-716313 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Edward Nicholas Anderson Jr.
O-716313 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Edward Nicholas Anderson Jr.
image courtesy Sandy (daughter) - via Bill Corcoran - 25 Mar 2013 -
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18164739 - O-717007 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Donald Naylor Winn - Stephenville, TX - POW
birth 25 May 1922, TX - lived in Garland, TX - died 17 April 2009, Aransas Pass, San Patricio County, TX - Age 86
Son of Mrs. Zea Ola Merrill Winn (Mother), 270 West Green Street, Stephenville, Texas
POW, until liberated April 29, 1945 - info: Ms. Diana Winn Dubrawsky, Daughter
- honored by Mrs. Diana Winn Dubrawsky, Daughter - wwiimemorial.com -

Mr. Fred Martin Winn (Father), b. 23 Jan 1894, Texas - d. 18 Jul 1950, Stephenville, Texas - Age 56
Mrs. Zea Ola Merrill Winn (Mother), b. 12 May 1902, Hempstead, Ark - d. 31 Jan 1994, Dallas, Texas - Age 91
Marriage parents 13 Jul 1922 - Merrill also seen as Merrell -
Siblings: Norma Jean Winn (sister) and Jack Lane Winn (brother)

United States Census, 17 Apr 1930
Stephenville, Erath, Texas, United States
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Fred Martin Winn - Head - M-36, 23 Jan 1894, Texas
Zea Ola Winn - Wife - F-28, 12 May 1902, Arkansas
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Donald Naylor Winn - Son - M-8, 25 May 1922, Texas
Norma Jean Winn - Daughter - F-6, abt. 1924, Texas
Jack Lane Winn - Son - M-3, abt. 1927, Texas

18164739 - O-717007 - 1st Lt. Donald Naylor Winn
18164739 - O-717007 - 1st Lt. Donald Naylor Winn
courtesy Diana Winn Dubrawsky (daughter) - 25 May 2017
collection * PATS * 2017

K R I E G S G E F A N G E N E N P O S T - P O S T K A R T E - STALAG-LUFT 3
to Mrs. Fred M. Winn, 270 W. Green, Stephenville, Tex., U.S.A.
Postcard and POW ID photo - O-717007 - 1st Lt. Donald Naylor Winn
Postcard and POW ID photo - O-717007 - 1st Lt. Donald Naylor Winn
courtesy Diana Winn Dubrawsky (daughter) - 25 May 2017
collection * PATS * 2017

V-MAIL - 04 May 1945
to Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Winn, Box 286, Stephenville, Tex., U.S.A.
V-MAIL - 04 May 1945 - O-717007 - 1st Lt. Donald Naylor Winn
V-MAIL - 04 May 1945 - O-717007 - 1st Lt. Donald Naylor Winn
courtesy Diana Winn Dubrawsky (daughter) - 25 May 2017
collection * PATS * 2017

1st Lt. Donald Naylor Winn - headstone
1922 - 1st Lt. Donald Naylor Winn - 2009
Find A Grave Memorial #36825516 - image by Michael Koelling - 10 Apr 2014

Last contact Mrs. Diana Winn Dubrawsky (daughter) - 07 Feb 2013 - info PATS
. . . items misplaced - need some time to find . . .
Thanks very much for your patience and persistence in waiting for these (for years).
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Diana - 25 May 2017

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13090600 - O-712522 - 1st Lt. - Pilotage Navigator - Anthony John De Cillis Jr. - New York, NY - POW
birth 02 Jul 1921, NY - died 09 Oct 1988, Ponca City, Kay County, OK - Age 67
Son of Mrs. Mary De Cillis (Mother), 2521 Sedgwick, Bronx Co., New York
Enlistment: 15 Jul 1942, State College, PA - Residence: Bronx Co., NY - Marital Status: Single

1st Lt. De Cillis was taken POW and with the other 5 officers initial jailed in Meppel
Some days later they were set on transport to Oberursel, Dulag West, etc ...
source - "Historische Kring Eemnes 1985-3" - page 32

1st Lt. - Anthony John De Cillis Jr.
1st Lt. - Anthony John De Cillis Jr.
source - "Historische Kring Eemnes 1985-3" - page 31 - via Bert Wijs - 18 Sep 2011
courtesy Mr. A. J. De Cillis

US Census 10-11 Apr 1930 - New York City, Bronx Co., New York
2531 Sedgwick Ave
Anthony De Cillis - Head - 38/30 - born abt. 1892, Italy - 1903 Immigrated to USA - Occupation: Manager, Dept. Store
Mary De Cillis - Wife - 31/20 - born abt. 1899, NY
Anthony De Cillis - Son - 8 - born 2 Jul 1921, NY - died 9 Oct 1988 - Age 67
Phillip De Cillis - Son - 6 - born 30 Dec 1923, NY - died Feb 1982, Sacramento, CA - Age 58
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Mrs. Juanita M. De Cillis (wife of Anthony Jr.) - born 4 Nov 1920 - died Sep 1993, Ponca City, Kay, OK - Age 72
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19052262 - O-738596 - Mickey Operator - 1st Lt. - Gunard Clarence Strand - San Francisco, CA - POW
birth 14 Jan 1918, MI - death 5 May 1998, CA - Age 80
Husband of Mrs. Lois E. Gunnard (Wife), 500 Circular Ave, San Francisco, California
Burial: Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA - Plot: AG, G, 11

Maj. Gunard Clarence Strand - gravestone - Riverside National Cemetery
Maj. Gunard Clarence Strand
image by CRob - Find A Grave Memorial #1228058

Hi Teunis!

I did get your voicemail message.
I am very sorry but I know nothing about the pictures or where they are.
Gail, put them away somewhere and has no idea at this time where they are either.
I’ve reminded Gail (sister) about them several times when you have emailed me.
She doesn’t seem too enthused about looking for them.
Do you have any kind of deadline as to when you would need to have the pictures.
Again, I am very sorry but there isn’t anything I can do about it except remind Gail once again.

Sincerely, Gary Strand (son) - 10 Oct 2014
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36815099 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard Leroy Wnuk - Milwaukee, WI - POW
birth 7 Nov 1924, WI - 19 Mar 1975, Milwaukee, WI - Age 50
Son of Mrs. Mary B. Wnuk (Mother) née Borzych, 2015 South 7th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Richard Wnuk is buried in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI - Section: 48 - Row 2 - No. 5

Wood National Cemetery  - Milwaukee,WI Tombstone - T/Sgt. Richard Leroy Wnuk
36815099 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard Leroy Wnuk
images by Steven Blackwood and Charles Haig - Find A Grave Memorial #97306393 - 24 Sep 2012

US 15th Census 07 Apr 1930
Address: 797 2nd Ave, Milwaukee City, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin
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Walter Wnuk - Head - 40/22 - abt. 1890, IL
Mary Wnuk - Wife - 36/18 - abt. 1894, WI
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Leonard Wnuk - Son - 17 - born 02 Oct 1913, WI - died Feb 1966, WI - Age 52
Esther Wnuk - Daughter - 16 - abt. 1914, WI - ??? 20 May 1914 - Sep 1990 - Age 76 ???
Irene Wnuk - Daughter - 14 - abt. 1916, WI
Evelyn Wnuk - Daughter - 11 - abt. 1919, WI - ??? Evangeline ??? 19 May 1918 - 08 Jul 2001 - Age 83 ???
Alice Wnuk - Daughter - 9 - abt. 1921, WI
Richard Wnuk - Son - 5 - born 07 Nov 1924, WI - died 19 Mar 1975, WI - Age 50
Gilbert Wnuk - Son - 1 - born 20 May 1929, WI - died Oct 1976, WI - Age 47
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Anton Borzych - Brother-in-law (Lodger) - 33 - abt. 1917, WI
Roman Borzych - Brother-in-law (Lodger) - 23 - born 08 Jan 1907, WI - died Feb 1979, Milwaukee, WI - Age 72
Ruth Wnuk - Lodger - 19 - abt. 1911, WI
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36815099 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard Leroy Wnuk
36815099 - T/Sgt. - Eng. / Top Turret Gunner - Richard Leroy Wnuk
image - via Jaap van der Woude - 14 Sep 2012 -
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36802296 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Norman Earl Fuller - Oshkosh, WI - POW
birth 8 Jul 1923, WI - death 16 Apr 2002, Tucson / Kino, Pima, AZ - Age 78
Son of Mr. Ray H. Fuller (Father), 61 Grove Street, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

36802296 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Norman Earl Fuller T/Sgt. Norman E. Fuller and S/Sgt. Paul J. Suchcicki
36802296 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Norman Earl Fuller
T/Sgt. Norman E. Fuller and S/Sgt. Paul J. Suchcicki
images - via Jaap van der Woude - 14 Sep 2012 -
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31370564 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Kenneth Warren Johnson - Holbrook, MA - POW
birth 24 Sep 1923, MA - died 3 Feb 1991, Brockton, Plymouth Co., MA - Age 67
Son of Mrs. Lena Johnson, 35 Walnut Street, Brockton, Plymouth Co., MA
Brother of Mrs. Ethel J. Corti (Sister), 199 Weymouth Street, Holbrook, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts
Bailed out over the North-East-Polder, captured and jailed at Meppel local prison,
Dulaf Luft Frankfurt, Stalag Luft Nuremberg, Stalag Luft IV , Moosberg
Liberated by American Forces, April 29 1945. Camp Lucky Strike at Le Havre, France, Return USA

31370564 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner- Kenneth Warren Johnson
31370564 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner- Kenneth Warren Johnson
image - via Jaap van der Woude - 14 Sep 2012 -
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31330077 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Paul Joseph Suchcicki - New Haven, CT - POW
birth 16 Apr 1924, Hamden, New Haven, CT - death 27 Feb 2008, Ponce Inlet, Volusia, Florida - Age 83
Son of Mrs. Vonda G. Suchcicki (Mother), 33 Lander Street, New Haven, Connecticut
Obit is published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on 29 Feb 2008
Burial: Volusia Memorial Park, Ormond Beach, Volusia Co, Florida, USA - Plot: Garden of Faith

T/Sgt. Norman E. Fuller and S/Sgt. Paul J. Suchcicki
S/Sgt. Paul J. Suchcicki
image by Elaine Ackerman - Find A Grave Memorial #81868044
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39126670 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Roy Gene Micheli - San Francisco, CA - POW
birth 26 Nov 1923, CA - death 31 May 1964 - Age 40
Son of Mr. Nallo Micheli (Father), 355 Wilde Avenue, San Francisco, California
Burial: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA - Plot: 2E, 2069
- honored by Roy J. Micheli - wwiimemorial.com -

39126670 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Roy Gene Micheli 39126670 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Roy Gene Micheli T/Sgt. Roy Gene Micheli - Tombstone - Golden Gate National Cemetery Plot: 2E, 2069
39126670 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Roy Gene Micheli . . . . . . . . . . . . . T/Sgt. Roy Gene Micheli
images - via Jaap van der Woude - 14 Sep 2012 -
right image by Kevin Quattrin - 27 Oct 2012 -
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- info MACR 13348 , KU 3756 -

Captain Maddocks and his crew left - 08:00 - Hardwick, Norfolk, UK - USAAF - Station 104 -
for an operational mission to target Misburg, a suburb on the eastern side of Hannover
Like the normal 9 or 10 on board, this time we did have a 12 men crew - reason: leading plane ? -
O412719 - Capt. Bennett E. Everest made last contact by radio - 12:55 - just North of Hannover

The plane, forced down, came down at 14:30 in the North-East Polder
10 km South of Lemmer and 6 km west of polder camp / polderlager Schotterbruck
According to material found, belongs to 329th Bomb.Sq. 93rd Group
- info KU 3756 - crash H 177 -
These info was quite accurate, now we know that it was on "Kavel F-84/85" west of the village of Bant
The village of Bant wasn't even there in 1945. The 10 km south of Lemmer is correct - 9 km exact -
The name of the camp was Schoterbrug and was located 2 mi NE of the crash site
( brucke in German is brug in Dutch - means bridge - )
There were 11 Prisoners of War as reported in KU 3756 - H 177 on March 12 1945
On March 17 1945 there are 6 POW names on the Dulag Luft West form
Due the high number of the crew, the Germans must have thought when they got 11 POW's ... that's it
But Capt. Gene Maddocks was nr. 12 and was able to escape when he bailed out as last

- birth / death - info from MACR, AAD, FamilySearch, etc........

S/Sgt. Kenneth Warren Johnson Top l-r : Roy Micheli, Paul Suchcicki, Richard Wnuk
        Front l-r : Kenneth Johnson, Norman Fuller Top l-r : Roy Micheli, Paul Suchcicki, Richard Wnuk
        Front l-r : Kenneth Johnson, Norman Fuller
Top l-r : Roy G. Micheli - Tail Turret Gunner, Paul J. Suchcicki - Waist Gunner, Richard L. Wnuk - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
Front l-r : Kenneth W. Johnson - Nose Gunner, Norman E. Fuller - Radio Operator
Left image: S/Sgt. Kenneth Warren Johnson
- photos courtesy Diane Chaet [née Johnson], daughter - via Jaap Vermeer -
right image - via Jaap van der Woude - 14 Sep 2012 -

Richard Wnuk - Roy Micheli - Kenneth Johnson - Paul Suchcicki
Richard Wnuk - Roy Micheli - Kenneth Johnson - Paul Suchcicki
image - via Jaap van der Woude - 14 Sep 2012 -

SGLO - T5306

LIBERATOR B-24J-5-FO - 24 Feb 1945 - KAVEL F-84/85 - CREW 12

O-818902 - Capt. - Pilot - Gene Leroy Maddocks - Los Angeles, CA - EVD 18137520 - O-805460 - Capt - Mission Pilot - Oscar Phil Hoffman - New Orleans, LA - POW 13090631 - O-815171 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Fred Lakner - Lock Haven, PA - POW 13111883 - O-716313 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Edward Nicholas Anderson Jr. - Eddystone, PA - POW 18164739 - O-717007 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Donald Naylor Winn - Stephenville, TX - POW O-712522 - 1st Lt. - Pilotage Navigator - Anthony John De Cillis Jr. - New York, NY - POW
9052262 - O-738596 - 1st Lt. - Mickey Operator - Gunard Clarence Strand - San Francisco, CA - POW 36815099 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard Leroy Wnuk - Milwaukee, WI - POW 36802296 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Norman Earl Fuller - Oshkosh, WI - POW 31370564 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Kenneth Warren Johnson - Holbrook, MA - POW 31330077 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Paul Joseph Suchcicki - New Haven, CT - POW 39126670 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Roy Gene Micheli - San Francisco, CA - POW

- 11 POW - 1 EVD -

MADDOCKS - HOFFMAN - LAKNER - ANDERSON Jr. - WINN - DE CILLIS Jr.
STRAND - WNUK - FULLER - JOHNSON - SUCHCICKI - MICHELI


Contact Johnson is pending - 08 Feb 2009 - 16 Sep 2012
Contact Suchcicki is pending - 08 Jul 2010 - 15 Sep 2012
Contact Strand is pending - 14 Sep 2012 - 10 Oct 2014
Contact Hoffman is pending - 14 Sep 2012
Contact Winn is pending - 17 Sep 2012 - 24 May 2017
Contact Anderson is pending - 19 Sep 2012 - 22 Mar 2013

Last update - 26 May 2017 - PATS



Zwartewaterklooster - De Velde

7.5 mi SE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3135

29th Nov 1943 - Zwartewaterklooster - P-38H-5-LO - #42-67090
2nd Lt. John J. Carroll - 55th FG - 38th FS - MACR #1431
1 POW



55th Fighter Group

55th FG 38th FS 8th-air-force-patch
55th FG - - - - - - 38th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

Nuthampstead - Station #131 - UK
Station #131 - Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire - UK

Some P-38's were cut off by a group of ME-109's
In the following moments 3 Lightnings of the 38th FS went down
Statement - 1st  Lt. Wilton E. Wyche
- Statement - 1st Lt. Wilton E. Wyche, Air Corps. 38th Fighter Squadron -

SGLO - T3133

P-38H-5-LO - 42-67020 - "Flying Wolf"
O-416308 - Major - Fighter Pilot - Milton Joel - MIA
C.O. of the 38th Fighter Squadron
near Oldenburg - Germany - MACR 1429
Memorialized at: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge , England

see also summary of Major Milton Joel at www.station131.co.uk



SGLO - T3134

P-38H-5-LO - 42-67051 - "Spirit of Aberdeen"
O-743300 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Albert A. Albino - KIA - Hoogeveen - MACR #1428
March 1978, his "ID's" and some human remains are found during construction works
October 1978 - burial at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Beaverton, OR
Section W - Lot 653 - Grave 6

Salvage Lockheed P-38H-5-LO - 42-67051 - March 1978
Salvage Lockheed P-38H-5-LO - 42-67051 - March 1978
source delpher.nl - 06 Mar 1978 / Het Vrije Volk / page 5

Salvage Lockheed P-38H-5-LO - 42-67051 - March 1978
Salvage Lockheed P-38H-5-LO - 42-67051 - March 1978
source delpher.nl - Nieuwsblad van het Noorden - 06 Mar 1978

P-38F 43-2050 - with 2nd Lt. Albert A. Albino (photo taken before 26 Nov 1943)
P-38F #43-2050 - with 2nd Lt. Albert Anthony Albino (photo taken before 26 Nov 1943)
- image courtesy Bob Rini (nephew) - 13 Sep 2008

Date: 26 Nov 1943
Type: Lockheed P-38F Lightning - Registration: 43-2050
Pilot: O-755830 - 2nd Lt. Walter F. Alberty - born abt. 1915 - died 17 Jun 1944 - Age ~29
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Whidbey Island, 10 mi NWW, Paine Field, WA, USA

O-755830 - 2nd Lt. - Walter F. Alberty US Air Force
30th Photographic Squadron, 67th Reconnaissance Group
Entered the Service from: Washington
Died: 17-Jun-44
Buried at: Plot L Row 2 Grave 20
Brittany American Cemetery - St. James, France
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart



Walter F. Alberty is my great uncle
He was from Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA
Eric Dahlberg - 3 Jun 2006

P-38H 42-67051 'Spirit of Aberdeen' - with Albert A. Albino
P-38H #42-67051 - "Spirit of Aberdeen" - 2nd Lt. Albert Anthony Albino in the middle
- image courtesy Bob Rini (nephew) - 13 Sep 2008

see also summary of 2nd Lt. Albert A. Albino at www.station131.co.uk



P-38H-5-LO - 42-67046
O-740164 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - James M. Garvin - KIA - MACR #1427
reported down near Leda Canal - near Leer - Germany
wingman of Major Milton Joel
see below slighty modified map from MACR

Map Leda canal area - NW Germany
Headstone - James Michael Garvin - Cemetery Marcus, IA
Marcus Cemetery - James Michael Garvin - 1915 - 1943
- image courtesy Jack Clarkson -
Temporary burial site at Saint Andre Cemetery, Evreux, France
later moved at request of next of kin to Marcus, Cherokee, Iowa , USA
James Michael Garvin - born 4 Jul 1915 - in Marcus, Cherokee, Iowa

James M. Garvin - cockpit
From the desk - Lt. James M. Garvin
- courtesy Mrs. Mary Garvin Brady - via Jack Clarkson, Marcus, IO - 20 Aug 2008 -

James Garvin - private Newsclip - Garvin James Garvin - Airforce
Newspaper clip - Lt. James M. Garvin - by Jack Clarkson - 7 May 2008 -
- other images - courtesy Mrs. Mary Garvin Brady - via Jack Clarkson - 20 Aug 2008 -

The Marcus News - 60 years ago - 7 May 2009
Newspaper clip - The Marcus News - 7 May 2009 - via Jack Clarkson -

May 7, 2009 - From the Past Files Of - The Marcus News
60 Years Ago - 1949 - Word has been received that the body of Lt. James Garvin
has arrived at New York. He was reported missing November 29, 1943
He was a pilot of a P-38 Lightning escort plane

see also: Station131



P-38H-5-LO - #42-67090
O-743313 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - John J. Carroll - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth

John J. Carroll Sr cartoon-john-1943
2nd Lt. John J. Carroll - 55th FG - 38th FS -

John J. Carroll - cockpit - Aug/Oct 1943
2nd Lt. John J. Carroll - 8 Oct 43 - ??? 10 Aug 1943 ???
- all images courtesy Mike Carroll (son) -

John J. Carroll - cockpit - Aug/Oct 1943
2nd Lt. John J. Carroll - 8 Oct 43 - ??? 10 Aug 1943 ???
image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 26 Feb 2013
- . - . -

Lt. Albert A. Albino and Lt. John J. Carroll - discuss map
Lt. Albert A. Albino and Lt. John J. Carroll - discuss map in pilot room
image via fold3.com - 79830A.C.

The P-38 of Carroll was also hit, his starboard engine was on fire
escaping at the base of a cloud layer he was heading West
5 to 10 minutes later, the fire was getting out of hand and he had to bail out
The plane crashed near the tiny farm community Zwartewaterklooster - just outside Zwartsluis
After he became POW, he was ultimately taken to Leeuwarden, Amsterdam , Dulag Luft and
finally Stalag Luft I, Barth at the Baltic Sea
He was the North 1 Entertainment Officer due his background
John - born 25 Dec 1919 - passed away on June 11, 2003 at the age of 83 years old

Lockheed-P38-cartoon Lockheed-serial-no-2421-75
P-38 - Lockheed - Serial No: 2421 75 - assembly plate
Found in 2000 by Klaas Niemeijer - returned to John J. Carroll - 7 March 2001
------------------------------------------
LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP. BURBANK CALIFORNIA
SERIAL No. 2421 75
ASSEM. No. J248700L
DATE MFD. 7 21 43
INSPECTOR ( L311G
------------------------------------------

SGLO - T3135

P-38H-5-LO - #42-67090 - 29 Nov 1943 - ZWARTEWATERKLOOSTER - CREW 1

2nd Lt. John J. Carroll - Fighter Pilot - POW

- 1 POW -

CARROLL


Contact Garvin is pending - 7 May 2008 - PATS
Contact Carroll is pending - 28 Aug 2008 - PATS
Contact Albino is pending - 13 Sep 2008 - PATS
Contact Alberty is pending - 2 Aug 2011 - PATS

Last update - 26 Dec 2015 - PATS



Willemsoord - 8

11 miles NNE of Vollenhove

- 8 Commonwealth graves - 1 NZ - 2 CAN - 5 UK -





SGLO - T728

23rd Jun 1940 - near Willemsoord - Blenheim - R3688 - OM-?
107th Squadron - Operation : Soest (Germany)
3 KIA



Airborne from Wattisham, Suffolk, UK. Causs of loss not established
R3688 was one of two 107th Sqdn Blenheims lost on this operation (other was N3593)
Crashed at Willemsoord (Overijssel), NW of Steenwijk, Holland
P/O. S. G. Esson, P/O. J. J. Tozer and Sgt. G. R. Murchison all KIA
and 25 Jun 1940 buried at Willemsoord General Cemetery - Row O - coll. grave 1

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Crew: Blenheim Mk.IV - R3688 - OM-? - 23 Jun 1940 - Mission: Soest (Germany)
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40376 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Stephen George Esson - RAF - Age 20 - KIA

77983 - Pilot Officer - Observer - James Johnstone Tozer - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

967455 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - George Ross Murchison - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - R3688 - OM-? - Esson
Loss Card - R3688 - OM-? - Esson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
- . - . -

40376 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Stephen George Esson - RAF - Age 20 - KIA
of Banchory, Kincardineshire, UK - Willemsoord General Cemetery - Row O - coll. grave 1 - CWGC ref. 2820657
born 29 May 1919, 41 Abergeldie Terrace, Aberdeen
Son of George Forbes Esson and of Margaret Esson (née Stephen), of Banchory, Kincardineshire, UK
George Forbes Esson (father) - 31 Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland
Lightweight Boxing Champion, R.A.F., 1938
brother of George Forbes Esson, born 1915 - died 1915 - Age 4 days, Aberdeen, Scotland
brother of Alan Flockhart Esson, born 1920, Aberdeen, Scotland
brother of Margaret Esson who married Edgar Somerville

Father George Forbes Esson, Captain in the Merchant Navy
Temp wartime position in the RNR - Royal Naval Reserve - was Lieutenant
- info via Stephen Esson, nephew - 16 May 2011 -

Stephen G. Esson - at Naval School - H M S Conway
Stephen Esson at Naval School - H M S Conway
- image via Stephen Esson, nephew - 21 Sep 2009 -

Group photo - RAF Wattisham Station - PO Stephen G. Esson - 2nd row centre
Group photo - RAF Wattisham Station - PO Stephen G. Esson - 2nd row centre -
- source wattishamairfieldmuseum.org - via Stephen Esson, nephew - 13 Jun 2011 -


HE FOUGHT OPPRESSION
AND DIED FOR FREEDOM

- Epigraph on Esson memorial -
- . - . -

77983 - Pilot Officer - Observer - James Johnstone Tozer - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
Finaghy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK - Willemsoord General Cemetery - Row O - coll. grave 1 - CWGC ref. 2820663
Son of William J. Tozer and Mary Tozer, of Finaghy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
P/O. J. J. Tozer is commemorated at Lisburn War Memorial, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Lisburn War Memorial, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Lisburn War Memorial, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
- source original images ww2talk.com - member dbf - 17-11-2009 -

"We did have a total of 6 Airmen in our house, Gerritz, Rye and Borst are the names I do remember
Also familiy of Jim Tozer (KIA 23 Jun 1940) did visit our parents after the war
A photo of Irishman Jim Tozer was hanging in our cafe in Gelderingen" - info Harry Bennik - 12 Oct 2010


IN THE EVENING
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM

- Epigraph on Tozer memorial -
- . - . -

967455 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - George Ross Murchison - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of Leith, Edinburgh, UK - Willemsoord General Cemetery - Row O - coll. grave 1 - CWGC ref. 2820660
born 10 Sep 1918, 7 Henderson Street, South Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland
Son of Kenneth and Margaret Helen Murchison (née Anderson), 7 Henderson Street, South Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Margaret Helen Murchison (mother) died 11 Jul 1959, Age 78
daughter of James Anderson, Carter and Euphemia Anderson (née Taylor)
Kenneth Murchison (father) - Engineer's Machineman, Engineer (Fitter) - died in 1962
Helen is also written as Ellen

Siblings (6) of George Ross Murchison, 10 Sep 1918, Leith - died 23 Jun 1940, Willemsoord - Age 21
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 brothers and 2 sisters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James Anderson Murchison, 1903, Leith - died 1903 - Age 2 days
John Alexander Murchison, 1904, Leith
Kenneth Murchison, 1906, Leith
William Murchison, 1908, Leith
Euphemia Taylor Murchison, 6 Jan 1912, Leith
Margaret Ellen Murchison, born 24 May 1914, Leith - died 9 Dec 1974, Leith - Age 60
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Margaret Ellen Warner (née Murchison) (sister) - 1st married to James Harrison (Sales Representative)
2nd married to David Warner (Sales Representative)
Address in Dec 1974: 19 Belgrave Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, UK
- - - - - - - -
Euphemia Taylor Murchison (sister) married Charles White in 1933 in Leith North - address in 1974: 113 Pitt Street, Leith
daughter Margaret Smith White, born 12 Apr 1933, married Alexander McCulloch in 1954 in Leith
children (3): Barbara Ann McCulloch (1955), Kenneth Ian McCulloch (1957)
and Graeme Richard McCulloch (1961) all born in Leith
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- additional info Esson and Murchison - via Patricia 'Trish' Irving - 22 Aug 2009 -


GOD'S GREATEST GIFT,
REMEMBRANCE

- Epigraph on Murchison memorial -
- . - . -

Willemsoord Cemetery - Remembrance day 1948
Willemsoord Cemetery - Remembrance day 1948
Coll. Grave 1 (Murchison, Tozer, Esson) - Grave 2 (Patton) - Grave 3 (Makay) - Grave 4 (Fuller)
- image via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011 -



SGLO - T728

BLENHEIM Mk.IV - R3688 - OM-? - 23 Jun 1940 - WILLEMSOORD - CREW 3

Pilot Officer - Pilot - Stephen George Esson - RAF - KIA - Cemetery Willemsoord Pilot Officer - Observer - James Johnstone Tozer - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Willemsoord Sergeant - Wireless Operator - George Ross Murchison - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Willemsoord

- 3 KIA -

ESSON(†) - TOZER(†) - MURCHISON(†)


Contact Esson is pending - 22 Aug 2009 - PATS

Last update - 19 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1895

Wellington Mk.III - BK360 - JN-? - 31st Oct 1942 - 13:15 at De Pol near Willemsoord
150th Squadron - Crew A. G. Makay - Operation : Emden
5 KIA



BK360 was one of two 150 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this operation (other Z1625)
Airborne 1040 from Kirmington, Lincolnshire - UK
Shot down by a Fw-190 (Ofw. Ernst Heesen, 5./JG1) and crashed 13:15 at De Pol (Overijssel)
in the commune of Willemswoord 6 km NW of Steenwijk, Holland.
All are buried in Steenwijkerwold (Willemsoord) General Cemetery.
Patton, Makay, Fuller and Tolmie on 31 Oct 1942 while Cocks was buried one day later on 1 Nov 1940

One month earlier - 5th of Oct 1942
Airborne - 18:45 - from Snaith, Yorkshire - UK for a mission to Aachen
the crew - F/Sgt. A. G. Makay, P/O. W. A. Tolmie, F/Sgt. A. Drabble, Sgt. J. G. Cocks and Sgt. C. R. Patton -
did abandoned their ship, when it was out of fuel,
just to the SE of Hawkhurst, 16 miles S of Maidstone, Kent UK
Now 26 days later four of those had no escape

Original Crew Makay - 1942
Original Crew Makay - 1942
l-r: F/S. A. G. Makay, Sgt. C. R. Patton, F/O. R J. Keyes, F/O. W. A. Tolmie and Sgt. J. G. Cocks
F/O. R. J. Keyes not on 31 Oct 1942 mission - replaced by Sgt. Fuller
F/O. Robert Joseph Keyes - KIA - 13 Feb 1943 - Age 24
- image source: from Keyes family send to Cocks family -
- via Duncan Lingard (cousin of Cocks) and Lieuwe Boonstra -

J/9738 - Flying Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Robert Joseph Keyes - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA
of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - Row 5 - Grave 6 - Guidel Communal Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2814202
born 02 Mar 1918 - died 13 Feb 1943, Guidel, France - Age 24
Son of Robert James Keyes and Regina De Sales Keyes, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

I have found a photograph of Flying Officer Robert Joseph Keyes of the RCAF,
with his four other crew members (my cousin, John Gilbert Cocks is also in the photograph)
standing in front of their Wellington Bomber. Robert was killed on 13 Feb 1943 and is buried
in Guidel Communal Cemetery in France. I also have a letter from Robert's mother
to my cousin's father dated 1949 when she sent the photograph to my family
How strange fate is - the morning of the raid to Germany when my cousin was killed on 31 Oct 1942,
Robert was too ill to fly but alas died only 3 months or so later on a different raid
13/14 Feb 1943 - 199 Sqn Wellington III X3870 EX-S - Operation: Lorient
buried on 17th February in Guidel Communal Cemetery
Duncan Lingard, UK - 16 Aug 2010

- . - . -

J/9738 - P/O. Robert Joseph Keyes - RCAF J/9738 - P/O. Robert Joseph Keyes - RCAF
J/9738 - P/O. Robert Joseph Keyes - RCAF
source: RCAF - Keyes' service records - 10 Oct 2013 - 11 Jan 2017


REQUIESCANT IN PACE

- Epigraph on Keyes memorial -
- . - . -

RCAF - Service records - Keyes - request 12 May 2013 - received 10 Oct 2013 - PATS -

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Crew: Wellington Mk.III - BK360 - JN-? - 31 Oct 1942 - Mission: Emden
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R/86164 - Warrant Officer Class II - Pilot - Albert George Makay - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

1376644 - 120617 - F/O. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - William Alexander Tolmie - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

1384870 - Sgt. - Observer / Nose Gunner - John Gilbert Cocks - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

NZ.412322 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Alexander Fuller - RNZAF - Age 20 - KIA

R/110977 - F/Sgt. - Tail / Air Gunner - Charles Reginald Patton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - BK360 - JN-? - Makay
Loss Card - BK360 - JN-? - Makay - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
- . - . -

R/86164 - Warrant Officer Class II - Pilot - Albert George Makay - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Row O - Grave 3 - Willemsoord General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820659
born 25 Dec 1921 - died 31 Oct 1942, Willemsoord, The Netherlands - Age 20
Makay, Albert George. F/Sgt., missing, believed killed during air operations overseas
Mrs. Jerry Makay (mother), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- RCAF Casualty list 438, Globe and Mail, 1942/12/04 - missing -

Albert George Makay - RCAF - at start of training WO2 - Albert George Makay - RCAF
R/86164 - Warrant Officer Class II - Pilot - Albert George Makay - RCAF
images courtesy Robert Potyok (nephew) - via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011

Albert George Makay, born 25 Dec 1921, Stockholm, Saskatchewan
registered at birth under "Albert Potyok" - true and lawful father's name: Stephen Potyok, born Hungary
true and lawful mother's name was "Julia Mackay", born Hungary
At the age of two his parents were separated, mother Julia remarried with Jerry Makay (step-father)
Enlistment: 18 Dec 1940, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Religion: Roman Catholic - Occupation: Student
RCAF - Service records - Makay - request 6 Apr 2010 - received 29 Nov 2010 - PATS -

Makay, Albert George. F/Sgt., previously reported missing believed killed
on active service overseas, now for official purposes presumed dead
- RCAF casualty list 620, Globe and Mail, 1943/07/07 -
- via Dennis Burke - RAF Commands forum -

Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 7, 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba
********************************************************
Lists Five Casualties Five Manitoba airmen are in-cluded in
the official casualty list issued Tuesday night ( Jul 6th )
------------------------------------------------------------
They P/O. Charles K. Coker son of Henry Coker, Park Street, Brandon is missing
on active service after air operations - Bomb Aimer - 115 RAF Squadron -
...............................................
J/17259 - P/O. Charles Kenneth Coker was born at Heaslip, Manitoba - 21 years ago
Son of Henry and Daisy Coker, of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
born 15 Dec 1921 - died 30 May 1943 - Age 21
buried at Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium - Grave - 10. B. 4. - CWGC ref. 2777350
He enlisted in 1941 receiving his wings at ?Bank? , Saskatchewan
where he topped his class for level bombing
His brother is in the ?ind? another brother Malcolm is a member
of the Brandon Sea Cadets RLC
has two sisters Mrs Bates Berry Man and Margaret at home
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Flight Sgt. Albert George Makay, son of Mrs. Jerry Makay, 553 Side Street, Winnipeg
and Sgt. Charles Reginald Patton son of G. E. Patton
of previously reported missing are now pre-dead
...............................................
F/Sgt. Makay was educated at St Mary's school and St Paul's college
He received his Air Force training at Portage la Prairie Fort
RF William, Ontario and Yorkton, Saskatchewan ?ne rt? gaining his wings
in the fall of 1941 ?every? and overseas a time later
He is well known in high school grid circles
Besides his parents he has six siblings: William, Louis, James, Laddie, Ernest, and Steve
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Sgt. C. R. Patton was born in Petersfield, Manitoba
and enlisted in the Air Force in 1941 at the age of 21
He trained at the Trenton wireless school and the Dafoe bombing
and gunnery school graduating in 1942 and going overseas soon after
He has two brothers serving overseas Victor Edwin Patton in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
and Pte Glen Robert Patton ?in in?, a brother-in-law is also overseas and another older brothers
in addition to the two serving overseas and three sisters
********************************************************
- source Winnipeg Free Press - 7 Jul 1943 -
Text is "slightly cripple" due pdf to txt conversion - info PATS
Additional info added from CWGC site - info PATS
- . - . -

1376644 - 120617 - F/O. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - William Alexander Tolmie - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of Dundee, UK - Row O - Grave 5 - Willemsoord General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820662
born 28 Mar 1921, 4 Nairn's Place, Seafield Road, Dundee
Son of Alexander William and Margaret 'Mag' Tolmie ( née Neish ), of Dundee, UK
marriage 22 May 1915 - Alexander William Tolmie and Margaret Neish, district Annandale, Sydney, Australia
Margaret (mother), divorced from Alexander William Tolmie - born 26 Nov 1889, Glasgow - died 26 May 1974, Dundee - age 84
Margaret Neish (mother), daughter of William Neish, Railway Signalman and Agnes Neish (née Penman)
William Neish (maternal grandfather), b.~1858, Fifeshire, Charlestone - d.1933, Dunfermline - Age 75
Agnes Penman (maternal grandmother), b.~1856, Fifeshire, Dunfermline - d.1943, Dunfermline - Age 87
- additional info Tolmie - via Patricia 'Trish' Irving - 26 Aug 2009 -

F/O. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - William Alexander Tolmie - RAFVR
1376644 - 120617 - F/O. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - William Alexander Tolmie - RAFVR
image courtesy Tolmie family - via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011


TILL WE MEET AGAIN

- Epigraph on Tolmie memorial -
- . - . -

1384870 - Sgt. - Observer / Nose Gunner - John Gilbert Cocks - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK - Row O - Grave 6 - Willemsoord General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820656
born 4th Qtr. 1920 - mother's surname Cook - district Steyning, Sussex
Son of Harry and Olive Cocks ( née Cook ), of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK

Sgt. - Observer - John Gilbert Cocks - RAFVR Grave - Sgt. - Observer - John Gilbert Cocks - RAFVR - late 40's, Willemsoord
1384870 - Sgt. - Observer / Nose Gunner - John Gilbert Cocks - RAFVR
images courtesy Duncan Lingard (cousin) - via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011
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NZ.412322 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Alexander Fuller - RNZAF - Age 20 - KIA
of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand - Row O - Grave 4 - Willemsoord General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820658
born 28 Sep 1922, Auckland, New Zealand - died 31 Oct 1942, Willemsoord, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Mr. Arthur Charles Fuller (father) and Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller (mother), 116 Richmond Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Sibling: Thomas Charles Fuller (brother)
Father Arthur Charles Fuller (Clerk) - born in England - died in 1941 -
Mother Elizabeth Fuller born in New Zealand (Scottish roots)
Attestation for Service: before 25 March 1940, Auckland - Oath 18 Oct 1940 - Enlistment: 13 Apr 1941
Ocupation: Blacksmith Apprentice - Religion: Church of England - Marital status: Single
Previous service: 1st Cadet Battalion 3rd Auckland Regiment - Jan 1936 to March 1937
Blacksmith apprentice on Naval Base Devonport
Embarked for Canada, 26 May 1941 - Embarked from Canada; 8 Jan 1942 to UK: 19 Jan 1942
3PRC: posting on 20 Jan 1942, 1 S.S.: posting 24 Mar 1942

NZ.412322 - Sgt. John Alexander Fuller - RNZAF Grave in 1947 - Sgt. John Alexander Fuller - RNZAF - via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011
Sgt. John Alexander Fuller - RNZAF - . . . Sgt. Fuller - Grave in 1947
- left image via Auckland museum cenotaph records -
- right image via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011

RNZAF - Service records - Fuller - request 11 May 2010 - received 11 Jul 2010 - PATS -
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R/110977 - Flight Sgt. - Tail / Air Gunner - Charles Reginald Patton - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
of Petersfield, Manitoba, Canada - Row O - Grave 2 - Willemsoord General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820661
born 22 Feb 1919 - died 31 Oct 1942, Willemsoord, The Netherlands - Age 23
Mr. G. E. Patton ( father), Petersfield, Manitoba, Canada
- Globe and Mail, 1942/11/25 - missing -

Occupation: Farmer - Religion: Anglican Church - Marital status: Single
Attestation paper, 24 Jun 1941, RCAF Recruiting Centre, Winnipeg, Sask. - Enlistment: 30 Jun 1941
Notes from Interview Report - 24 Jun 1941 - :
Age: 22 - Height: 6' 1" - Weight: 160 - High School: IX plus part X
One month with Winnipeg Light Infantry at Portage la Praire - 9 Oct 1940 - 7 Nov 1940 - Completed
Sports: Soccer, Hunting, Target schooting
Hobbies: Rebuilding rifles and shotgun
Officer's opinion : Very hard to assess - Farm boy
Says he likes Mathematics. Just fair applicant
Posted to #2A Manning Depot Penhold - Trade AC2 Stan ( Aircrew)
Air Gunners Badge: 16 Feb 1942, Embarked: 13 Mar 1942
Present Address: 527 Simcoe, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Permanent address: Petersfield, Man.
Father: George Edward Patton, birthplace: Lucknow, Ontario - farmer
Mother: Hannah Margaret Bird, birthplace: St. Andrews, Manitoba
RCAF - Service records - Patton - request 2 Nov 2009 - received 31 Mar 2010 - PATS -

Patton, Charles Reginald, Sgt. previously reported missing believed killed
on active service overseas, now for official purposes presumed dead
G. E. Patton (father), Petersfield, Manitoba
- RCAF casualty list 620, Globe and Mail, 1943/07/07 -
- via Dennis Burke - RAF Commands forum -
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Sons and Son-in-Law in Armed Forces
Sons and Son-in-Law in Armed Forces
Winnipeg Free Press - courtesy Patton family - via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011
Fred Tillett married with Irene Elizabeth Patton
Newsclip reformatted by PATS to optimal landscape

F/Sgt. - Charles Reginald Patton - born and raised on a farm in the Petersfield area of Manitoba
Son of George Edward Patton Sr. and Margaret Hannah Bird
was the third youngest child out of 12 children (7 boys and 5 girls)
brother Frederick (3) and sister Della May (1) died in infancy
Siblings: William John Patton (1902-1999), Thomas James Patton (1904), George Edward Patton Jr. (b. 31 Oct 1905)
Frederick Walter Benjarmin Patton (1907-1910), Della May Patton (1909-1910), Rose Patton
Eva Luella Patton (1913-1995), Irene Elizabeth Patton, Bernice O'Dell Patton, Glen Robert Patton and Victor Edwin Patton
Charles died on the birthday of George Jr.
Had received a "Caterpillar" pin for the succesful bail-out on 5th of Oct 1942

- additional info from letter of Mrs. Bernice O. Hawkins (née Patton) -
- to Manitoba Provincial Surveys and Mapping Branch (received 25 Jan 1985)
- via Des Kappel, BA, MBA - Provincial Toponymist, Manitoba - 15 Apr 2010 -

His youngest brother, H/20894 - Lance Corporal - Victor Edwin Patton
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, R.C.I.C. died in Normandy, France
Grave XII. H. 3 - Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2335229
born 03 Nov 1922 - died 14 Aug 1944, France - Age 21

It was a sad time for the Patton family

Willemsoord Cemetery - Graves - 1945
Willemsoord Cemetery - Graves - 1945
l-r: Coll. Grave 1, Grave 2, Grave 3, Grave 4, Grave 5, Grave 6
image via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011

Note: discrepancy names on headmarkers 1945 / nowadays - info PATS
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names Tozer, Esson and Muchison at Coll. Grave 1
names Tolmie and Patton at Grave 2 - later changed to Patton
name Fuller at Grave 3 - later changed to Makay
name Makay at Grave 4 - later changed to Fuller
name C. P. Fitzpatrick / Jobrin at Grave 5 - later corrected with name Tolmie
name Cocks at Grave 6

Willemsoord Cemetery - Grave - #5 - with name C. P. Fitzpatrick / Jobrin
Willemsoord Cemetery - Grave - #5 - with name C. P. Fitzpatrick / Jobrin
While searching the wreckage the Germans found a cigarette lighter with inscription "C. P. Fitzpatrick"
Assuming that this was the sixth crew member ..... other name on their list was Jobrin

How did this lighter end up in Willemsoord ?

????? FITZPATRICK, CHARLES PHILLIP ?????
R/80915 - Warrant Officer Class I - Bomb Aimer - Charles Phillip Fitzpatrick - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
born 06 Jul 1920, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - Grave/Memorial: 2. J. 3. - CWGC ref. 2079471
Halifax DK260 - 434 Sqdn - 18 Aug 1943
Son of Mr. Patrick Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (both deceased as on 12 Aug 1940)
Sibling: Michael Joseph Fitzpatrick (brother)
Husband of Mrs. Ruth Naomi Fitzpatrick née Connor (marriage: 26 Feb 1942, Toronto, ON)
address: Mrs. Ruth Naomi Fitzpatrick, 130 Armstrong Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
21 Apr 1950 - address: Mrs. Ruth Naomi Fitzpatrick, 151 Dowling Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada

RCAF - Service records - Fitzpatrick - request 12 May 2013 - 10 Oct 2013 - PATS -
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Willemsoord Cemetery - Remembrance day 1947
Willemsoord Cemetery - Remembrance day 1947
Grave 2 (Patton) - Grave 3 (Makay) - Grave 4 (Fuller) - Grave 5 (Tolmie) - Grave 6 (Cocks)
- Collage by PATS - original images via Lieuwe Boonstra - 13 May 2011 -



SGLO - T1895

WELLINGTON Mk.III - BK360 - JN-? - 31 Oct 1942 - DE POL - CREW 5

R/86164 - Warrant Officer Class II - Pilot - Albert George Makay - RCAF - KIA - Cemetery Willemsoord 1376644 - 120617 - Flying Officer - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - William Alexander Tolmie - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Willemsoord 1384870 - Sergeant - Observer / Nose Gunner - John Gilbert Cocks - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Willemsoord
NZ.412322 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - John Alexander Fuller - RNZAF - KIA - Cemetery Willemsoord R/110977 - Flight Sergeant - Tail / Air Gunner - Charles Reginald Patton - RCAF - KIA - Cemetery Willemsoord

- 5 KIA -

MAKAY(†) - TOLMIE(†) - COCKS(†)
FULLER(†) - PATTON(†)


Contact Patton is pending - 16 Apr 2010 - PATS

WELLINGTON BK360 search is set on hold for me, it's now done by Lieuwe Boonstra - 16 Apr 2010 - PATS
BLENHEIM R3688 crash is on my plate - 16 Apr 2010 - PATS

WELLINGTON BK360 search is completed by Lieuwe Boonstra - 06 May 2011 - PATS
BLENHEIM R3688 data and contacts exchanged with Lieuwe Boonsta - 06 May 2011 - PATS
Detailed info and updated photos added after 13 May 2011 - PATS

Last update - 11 Jan 2017 - PATS



Kallenkote - 11

12 miles NE of Vollenhove

- 11 Commonwealth graves - 9 UK - 1 CAN - 1 NZ -





SGLO - T3422

20th Feb 1944 - near Kallenkote - Halifax Mk.III - LW367 - EY-L
78th RAF Squadron - Operation : Leipzig
7 KIA



Halifax Mk.III LW367 - EY-L was airborne 00:11 - 20th Feb 1944 from Breighton, Yorkshire, UK
Shot down by Oblt. Hans-Heinz Augenstein in 'Raum ZS' at 6400m, crash near Kallenkote
LW367 was one of the three 78 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation on Leipzig
Other were LK763 and LV816
Funeral services for 6 crew members were held 23rd Feb 44 at Kallenkote General Cemetery
Sgt. Hemmings was discovered in the remains of the plane on March 10 and brought to the
cemetery at 12th March 1944

!!! Discrepancy !!! 10 Mar 1944 - Also Sgt. Chaplin is given instead Sgt. Hemmings
Based on grave order it was likely Sgt. Chaplin - Row 1 - Grave 7 - info PATS - 05 Dec 2012


Post war - Memorial Grave marker - Kallenkote Cemetery
Post war - Memorial Grave marker - Kallenkote Cemetery
image via Christine E. Chaplin (sister-in-law) - 19 Nov 2012

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Crew: Halifax Mk.III - LW367 - EY-L - 20 Feb 1944 - Mission: Leipzig
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1384555 - 159075 - P/O. - Pilot - Thomas Henry Smith - RAF - Age 20 - KIA

1251406 - 159427 - P/O. - Navigator - Ivor George Bunn - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA

415575 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albert Carl Hamilton - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA

941457 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William James Webb - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA

R/107906 - J/18089 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - Douglas Athol Riach - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

980268 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Harold Hemmings - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA

1812960 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Ronald James Chaplin - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - LW367 - EY-L - Smith
Loss Card - LW367 - EY-L - Smith - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1384555 - 159075 - P/O. - Pilot - Thomas Henry Smith - RAF - Age 20 - KIA
of Rainham, Essex, UK - Row 1 - Grave 2 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820653
Son of Alfred George and Lilian Miriam Smith, of Rainham, Essex, UK
Mrs. L. M. Smith (mother), 238 Wennington Road, Rainham, Essex, UK

The London Gazette issues:
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26 Nov 1943 - issue 36267 - page 5245 - 25 Sep 1943 - RAFVR - F/Sgt. - 1384555 - Thomas Henry Smith (159075)
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OUR DARLING ONLY SON
FOREVER IN OUR MEMORY
REST IN PEACE TILL WE MEET
MUM AND DAD

- Epigraph on Smith memorial -
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1251406 - 159427 - P/O. - Navigator - Ivor George Bunn - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
of Cardiff, UK - Row 1 - Grave 5 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820647
born 4th Qtr. 1916 - mother's surname Frazer - district Pontypridd
Son of Frank and Mary Bunn ( née Frazer ); husband of Mabel Laura Bunn (née Smith), of Cardiff, UK
Marriage 3rd Qtr 1939: Ivor G. Bunn to Mabel L. Smith - district of Cardiff, Wales, UK
Mrs. M. L. Bunn (wife), 4 Chrichton Street, Cardiff, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1940 - Patricia Bunn - mother's surname: Smith - district: Cardiff, UK
birth: 4th Qtr. 1944 - Anthony I. Bunn - mother's surname: Smith - district: Cardiff, UK

The London Gazette issues:
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03 Dec 1943 - issue 36276 - page 5343 - 25 Sep 1943 - RAFVR - F/Sgt. - 1251406 - Ivor George Bunn (159427)
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P/O. - Navigator - Ivor George Bunn - RAFVR
P/O. - Navigator - Ivor George Bunn - RAFVR
image via Mrs. Patricia Bunford née Bunn (daughter) - 02 Dec 2012

Kallenkote War Graves - post war
Kallenkote War Graves - post war Kallenkote War Graves - post war
Kallenkote War Graves - post war
Kallenkote War Graves
images via Mrs. Patricia Bunford née Bunn (daughter) - 02 Dec 2012


WE LOVED HIM WELL
CHRIST LOVED HIM BEST
AND CALLED HIM HOME
WITH HIM TO REST

- Epigraph on Bunn memorial -
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415575 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albert Carl Hamilton - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA
of Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand - Row 1 - Grave 4 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820649
born 7 May 1922, Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand
Son of Thomas Albert and Mary Johanna Hamilton (née Erickson), Strassburg Street, Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand
Mrs. T. A. Hamilton (mother), Strasburg St., Martinborough, New Zealand
14 May 1940: Joined as Volunteer 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment - Rank: Private - Reg. No. 2/1/428
discharged to RNZAF - 16 Jun 1941
Enlistment: 2 Nov 1941, Initial Training Wing, Levin - Embarked for Canada: 28 Dec 1941
Occupation: Clerk by the Gear Meat Co Ltd, Wellington - Religion: Church of England
Persons to be notified of casualties: Mother and Ms. M. Johnson, 124 11A Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (relationship: unknown)
376 hours as Wireless Operator Air Gunner
Sibblings: Six sisters and one brother
Mary Johanna Erickson - born: 13 Sep 1884 - died: 16 May 1952 - Age 67
daughter of Carl (Charlie) Erickson, born 20 Sep 1848 and Alice Williscroft, born 1860, Upper Hutt, NZ

F/Sgt. Albert Carl Hamilton - RNZAF
F/Sgt. - Albert Carl Hamilton - RNZAF -
- image by Weekly News; 3 May 1944 - via Auckland museum cenotaph records -

RNZAF - Service records - Hamilton - request 28 Apr 2010 - received 05 Jun 2010 - PATS -
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941457 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William James Webb - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
of Northampton, UK - Row 1 - Grave 1 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820654
Son of William Richard and Louisa Webb, of Northampton, UK
Mrs. L. Webb (mother), 8 St. Leonards Road, Northhampton, UK


"WHOSOEVER
BELIEVETH IN HIM.
SHALL NOT PERISH
BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIVE"

- Epigraph on Webb memorial -
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R/107906 - J/18089 - P/O. - Bomb Aimer - Douglas Athol Riach - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
of Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada - Row 1 - Grave 3 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820652
born 28 Nov 1920 - died 20 Feb 1944, Kallenkote, The Netherlands
Occupation: Farmer - Religion: Anglican Church - Marital status: Single
Attestation paper, 30 Oct 1940, RCAF Recruiting Centre, Regina, Sask. - Enlistment: 1 Jul 1941
Son of William T. Riach and Dorothy H. Riach, of Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada
Mrs. W. Riach (mother), Nokomis, Saskatchewan, Canada
- Globe and Mail, 1944/03/25 - missing -

R/107906 - J/18089 - Pilot Officer - Douglas Athol Riach - RCAF R/107906 - J/18089 - Pilot Officer - Douglas Athol Riach - RCAF
Pilot Officer - Douglas Athol Riach - RCAF -
- left - source: Service Records - 11 Jan 2017
- right - source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial - submitted by his brother Bill and family
- Veterans Affairs Canada -
. . . . . . .
Relatives as in letter of 16 October 1944:
Father: William Tawse Riach (65) - Mother: Dorothy Helen Riach (51), Nokomis, Sask.
Brothers: Ronald McDonald Riach (25) and William Ross Riach (18), R.C.A.F.
Stuart Richard Riach (16) and Ian David Riach (15), Nokomis, Sask.
Sisters : Constance Esther Flectcher (26) and Phyllis Primrose Riach (20), 1425 Garnet St. Regina
Dorothy Mildred Helen May Riach (12), Nokomis, Sask.
Marriage parents: 8 March 1916 - Mr. William Tawse Riach and Miss Dorothy Helen Hards
birthplace father: Aberdeen, Scotland - Riach = associated with Clans Farquharson and MacDonald
birthplace mother: Hastings, Sussex, England
Next of kin: Mrs. L. C. Fletcher, 2070 Garnet Street, Regina, Sasketchewan, Canada

RCAF - Service records - Riach - request 2 Nov 2009 - received 31 Mar 2010 - PATS -

Ian David Riach, born 13 Oct 1929, died 8 Mar 2005 - Age 75 - Raymore, SK
Stuart Richard Riach, born 5 Oct 1927, died 7 May 2008 - Age 80 - Victoria, BC


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR SON DOUGLAS.
BORN NOKOMIS,SASK.,CANADA
MUM AND DAD

- Epigraph on Riach memorial -
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980268 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Harold Hemmings - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
of Tranmere, Cheshire, UK - Row 1 - Grave 6 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820650
Son of Samuel Kitching and J. M. Hemmings, of Tranmere, Cheshire, UK
Mrs. J. M. Hemmings (mother), 46 Mill Street, Birkenhead, Chesire, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
birth: 4th Qtr. 1919 - Harold Hemmings - mother's surname MacDuff - district of Birkenhead, Cheshire, UK
Tranmere is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England

Sgt. Harold Hemmings - RAFVR - in sunny gear
Sgt. Harold Hemmings - RAFVR - in sunny gear
image via Tom Forber (nephew) - 01 Jun 2013

Hi Teunis,
Had another look.
Janet Magdalen MacDuff (JM in the parents of Harolds reference) was born in the 4th Qtr. of 1882
She married Alfred Hemmings in the 4th Qtr. of 1900, Birkenhead.
They had four (4) children:
Florence Lilian Hemmings b. 1st Qtr. 1902, Birkenhead - died 1978 - Age ~76
Ethel Hemmings b. 1st Qtr. 1906, Birkenhead - died 1976 - Age ~70
Frederick H Hemmings b. 2nd Qtr. 1910, Birkenhead - died 3rd Qtr. 1911 - Age 1
Elsie May Hemmings b. 1st Qtr. 1913, Birkenhead
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
First four are definitly Hemmings - after 1915 it was Samuel Kitching as father
info Samuel Hemmings (90y) - 20 Nov 2012
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elizabeth Ellen Hemmings b. 2nd Qtr. 1916, Birkenhead
Harold Hemmings b. 4th Qtr. 1919, Birkenhead - died 20 Feb 1944, Holland - Age 24
Marguerite Hemmings b. 1st Qtr. 1923, Birkenhead - died 2nd Qtr. 1924, Birkenhead - Age 1
Samuel Hemmings b. 1st Qtr. 1923, Birkenhead
Betty Hemmings b. 4th Qtr. 1925, Birkenhead
Edward Hemmings b. 3rd Qtr. 1928, Birkenhead

In the 1901 census Janet is aged 18 married born Birkenhead
Alfred aged 21 married born Scotland
Alfred Hemmings - died 1st Qtr. 1945, Birkenhead - Age 65
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Florence Lilian HEMMINGS married Martin LYONS - b: 1st Qtr. 1900 Toxteth Park
marriage: 17 Apr 1920 St Peter, Birkenhead
Ethel HEMMINGS married Ernest FORBER - b: 3rd Qtr. 1902 Warrington - d: 1992 - Age ~92
marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1927 Birkenhead
Elsie May HEMMINGS married Arthur V. GARBUTT b: Unknown
marriage: 4th Qtr. 1934
Samuel HEMMINGS married Maureen CROPPER d: Unknown
marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1951 Birkenhead
Betty HEMMINGS married Unknown LUCAS b: Unknown
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info FreeBMD and info via Len Davies - 18-21 May 2011

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Harold Hemmings and Samuel Hemmings were both in RAF - info Samuel Hemmings (90y) - 19 Nov 2012


WHEN DAY IS DONE
AND SHADOWS FALL
I'LL THINK OF YOU.
MOTHER

- Epigraph on Hemmings memorial -
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1812960 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Ronald James Chaplin - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
of UK - Row 1 - Grave 7 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820648
Son of Leonard James Chaplin (b.1906) and Violet Maud Chaplin née Wright
Mrs. V. Chaplin (mother), 2 Carter Close, Collier Row, Romford, Essex, UK
Fiancée was pregnant - Feb 1944 - Father of Ronald Jr. (son) - born Jun 1944

1812960 - Sgt. Ronald James Chaplin - RAFVR 1812960 - Sgt. Ronald James Chaplin - RAFVR 1812960 - Sgt. Ronald James Chaplin - RAFVR
Sgt. - Ronald James Chaplin - RAFVR -
images via Christine E. Chaplin (sister-in-law) - 19 Nov 2012

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
birth: 4th Qtr. 1906 - Leonard James Chaplin - district: Hackney
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1924 - Mr. Leonard J. Chaplin and Ms. Violet M. Wright - district of Hackney, UK
The district Hackney spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Ronald J. Chaplin - mother's surname Wright - district of Hackney, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1927 - Constance M. Chaplin - mother's surname Wright - district of Hackney, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1931 - Kenneth J. Chaplin - mother's surname Wright - district of Romford, UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1940 - Brian L. Chaplin - mother's surname Wright - district of Romford, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1944 - Geoffrey A. Chaplin - mother's surname Wright - UK
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- info FreeBMD -

Sgt. Ronald James Chaplin - while in training - group photo
Sgt. Ronald James Chaplin - while in training - group photo - RAF Stn. Pembrey, Llanelli, S. Wales, UK
2nd row back - far right - see highlight
image via Sally Chaplin (sister-in-law) - 27 Nov 2012

I am granddaughter of Leonard James Chaplin he migrated from England in 1954 to Australia
He was married to Violet Maud Chaplin (née Wright)
Married in Bow Street Church, London
Their children:
Ronald James Chaplin - RAF 1944 - buried in Holland
Constance M. Chaplin
Kenneth John Chaplin - [married to Sally]
Brian Leonard Chaplin
Geoffrey Alfred Chaplin - married to Christine Elizabeth Anderson - [divorced]

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
My father is Geoffrey Alfred Chaplin and I'm with Daniel Raymond Cluff - [divorced]
Our child - Haley Brooke Cluff
- . - . -
Karen Lee Chaplin - @ Genealogy forum - 22 Dec 2000

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[married ... divorced] - info PATS - 29 Nov 2012

Kallenkote Cemetery Ceremony - likely before 1950
Kallenkote Cemetery Ceremony - likely before 1950
Kallenkote Cemetery Ceremony - likely before 1950
Kallenkote Cemetery Ceremonies - likely before 1950
courtesy Kenneth J. Chaplin (†) (brother) - 01 Mar 2011
Kenneth John Chaplin - 02 Mar 1931 - died 04 Mar 2012 - Age 81
via Marina van der Ploeg / Henk Spreen - 24 Nov 2012



SGLO - T3422

HALIFAX Mk.III - LW367 - 20 Feb 1944 - KALLENKOTE - CREW 7

P/O. - Pilot - Thomas Henry Smith - RAF - KIA - Cemetery Kallenkote P/O. - Navigator - Ivor George Bunn - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Kallenkote F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albert Carl Hamilton - RNZAF - KIA - Cemetery Kallenkote Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William James Webb - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Kallenkote
P/O. - Bomb Aimer - Douglas Athol Riach - RCAF - KIA - Cemetery Kallenkote Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Harold Hemmings - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Kallenkote Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Ronald James Chaplin - RAFVR - KIA - Cemetery Kallenkote

- 7 KIA -

SMITH(†) - BUNN(†) - HAMILTON(†) - WEBB(†)
RIACH(†) - HEMMINGS(†) - CHAPLIN(†)


Contact Riach is pending - 01 Apr 2010 - PATS
Contact Hemmings is pending - 17 May 2011 - 19 Nov 2012 - PATS
Contact Chaplin is pending - 23 May 2011 - 19 Nov 2012 - PATS
Contact Bunn is pending - 23 Nov 2012 - PATS

Last update - 11 Jan 2017 - PATS

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Just before Liberation three soldiers lost their lives in the fight for Freedom
and buried at Kallenkote General Cemetery
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

14767030 - Private - Alfred John Bott - Age .. - KIA - died 06 Mar 1945
of UK - Row 2 - Grave 1 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820646
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) - Unit: 10th Bn.
- . - . -

??? 4 possible options ??? - need to be verified - info PATS - 28 Feb 2014 ???
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 1st Qtr. 1909 - Alfred John Bott - mother's surname: ....... - district: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire - Vol. 6b - Page 233
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1913 - Alfred J. Bott - mother's surname: Hayward - district: Tamworth, Staffordshire - Vol. 6b - Page 890
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Alfred J. Bott - mother's surname: Simons - district: Market Bosworth, Leicestershire - Vol. 7a - Page 124
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1926 - Alfred J. Bott - mother's surname: Edwards - district: East Grinstead, Sussex - Vol. 2b - Page 174
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
??? 4 possible options ??? - need to be verified - info PATS - 28 Feb 2014 ???

Deaths for year 1945
14767030 - Pte. - Alfred J. Bott - H.L.I. - Ref: Volume: 8 - Page: 234
Source: GRO War Death Army Other Ranks (1939 to 1948)
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14430913 - Private - Oswald Arthur Jeffries - Age 19 - KIA - died 14 Mar 1945
of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK - Row 2 - Grave 2 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820651
Regiment/Service: East Lancashire Regiment - Unit: 1st Bn.
Son of Oscar Stanley Jeffries and Beatrice Holland Spencer Jeffries (née Barlow), of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1924 - Oscar S. Jeffries to Beatrice H. S. Barlow, district of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1925 - Oswald A. Jeffries - mother's surname Barlow - district of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1931 - Kathleen W. Jeffries - mother's surname Barlow - district of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1934 - Gordon W. Jeffries - mother's surname Barlow - district of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1936 - Sylvia B. Jeffries - mother's surname Barlow - district of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

14430913 - Private - Oswald Arthur Jeffries
14430913 - Private - Oswald Arthur Jeffries
source: Royston Jeffries (brother) - 01 Feb 2013

Letter submitted by Mr. & Mrs. O. Jeffries
Letter submitted by Mr. & Mrs. O. Jeffries
source: Royston Jeffries (brother) - 01 Feb 2013

Oscar Stanley Jeffries - born 31 Dec 1900, Ipswich, Suffolk - died 22 Jun 1967, High Wycombe - Age 66
married Beatrice Holland Spencer Barlow in 1925 in St Johns Desborough Road, High Wycombe
Beatrice Holland Spencer Barlow - born 5 Dec 1906, High Wycombe - died 18 Aug 1982, Amersham Hospital - Age 75
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Oswald Arthur Jeffries - born 1 Jun 1925 - died 14 Mar 1945, Kallenkote, Netherlands - Age 19
Kathleen Winifred Jeffries - born 18 Jan 1931
Gordon William Jeffries - born 11 Jul 1934 - died 28 Dec 1997 - Age 63
Sylvia Beatrice Jeffries - born 9 Jul 1936
Royston Jeffries - born 6 Oct 1938 - married 04 Apr 1959 - Ms. Betty F. Newton, St Mary & St Georges, High Wycombe
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Kevin Royston Jeffries - born 14 May 1960, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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additional family info from Kevin Royston Jeffries (nephew) - 20 May 2010

Discrepancy !!! - birth 01 Jun 1925 / 3rd Qtr. 1925 on FreeBMD - info PATS

Kallenkote War Graves - post war
Kallenkote War Graves
image via Mr. Royston Jeffries (brother) - 02 Feb 2013


YOU LEFT A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY
AND A SORROW
TOO GREAT TO BE TOLD.
MUM, DAD AND FAMILY

- Epigraph on Jeffries memorial -
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3322012 - Private - James Begg - Age 28 - KIA - died 04 Apr 1945
born 21 Aug 1916, 6 Elder Park St., Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
- Row 2 - Grave 3 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820645
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) - Unit: 10th Bn.
Son of Mr. James Begg (father) and Mrs. Jane Begg (mother) née MacMillan, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Siblings: John Begg (brother) - born 08 Jun 1910 - died 12 Mar 1996, Glasgow - Age 85
William Begg (brother) - born 31 Dec 1913 - died 3rd Qtr. 1997, North Tyneside, Northumberland, UK - Age 83
Grace Begg (sister) - born 26 Jun 1922 - died 17 Jun 2012, Kirkintilloch - Age 89

James Begg Jr. with his father James Begg Sr.
James Begg Jr. with his father James Begg Sr.
image via Michael Dougall (nephew) - 10 Mar 2014

Marriage 11 Mar 1909 - Mr. James Begg, Police Constable (31) with Ms. Jane MacMillan, Spinster (24)
Mr. James Begg (father) - died 29 Jul 1956, Glasgow - Age 78, Inspector of Police (ret.)

1946 - Ms. Grace Begg married Mr. Roy S. C. Dougall
Mr. Roy Samuel Copeland Dougall - died 22 Sep 1990, Kirkintilloch

additional Begg info via Patricia Irving - 20 Jan 2014


UNTIL THE DAY DAWN

- Epigraph on Begg memorial -
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14767030 - Private - Alfred John Bott - Age .. - KIA - died 06 Mar 1945 --- 14430913 - Private - Oswald Arthur Jeffries - Age 19 - KIA - died 14 Mar 1945 --- 3322012 - Private - James Begg - Age 28 - KIA - died 04 Apr 1945

- 3 KIA -

BOTT(†) --- JEFFRIES(†) --- BEGG(†)


Contact Jeffries is pending - 20 May 2010 - 23 Nov 2012 - PATS
Contact Begg is pending - 20 Jan 2014 - PATS

Last update - 11 Mar 2014 - PATS


SGLO - T5267

21st Feb 1945 - near Aijen (Limburg) - Lancaster Mk.I - NN744 - TC-V
170th RAF Squadron - Operation : Duisburg
1 KIA - 1 DOW - 5 POW



Good morning Teunis,
I have spent some hours this week with John Hartley.
He does not agree with a lot of the information on record.
He states categorically that none of the crew were injured.
All landed safely apart from a minor cut to one crew member, Ron Price, who hit the tailplane on exiting the aircraft.
F/Sgt. Willis landed safely but he was the only member of the crew that carried a Webley pistol!
I'm attaching a couple of pics from his R.A.A.F. service between 1951 - 1972.
More information soon.
Regards, Howard Chetham - 26 Jun 2015
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When lost this aircraft had a total of 69 hours
NN744 was one of two No.170 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation
Airborne - 19:09 - 21 Feb 45 from Hemswell. Crashed at Aijen ( Limburg )
F/Lt. T. C. B. Smith - KIA was buried in Limburg. Later Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Nijmegen

F/Sgt. Willis was injured - was reported to have died from wounds while being treated
in a German staffed hospital - 6th of April 1945 - and buried in Kallenkote General Cemetery
The other 5 crew members, W/O. A. C. M. Bates (also recorded as A. C. N.), F/Sgt. J. C. Hartley, F/Sgt. W. F. E. Moss,
F/Sgt. J. Downing and F/Sgt. R. E. Price (injured) were taken POW until Liberation - no POW no's

NN744 was hit by flak after leaving the target (Duisburg), and at 19,000 feet fire developed
Not by Flak !!! ... but shot down by Me-190 ... Engine 3 was hit - info: Joe Hartley (Navigator) - 10 Aug 2015
in the starboard inner engine and there was a large hole in the wing with the leading edge ablaze.
The starboard inner engine was feathered but unable to be turned off.
With the situation hopeless and height being lost, bale out was instituted at 15,000 feet.
The Lancaster crashed at Aijen (Limburg), on the bank of the Maas, about 10 miles north of Venlo.
The pilot was killed and the navigator later died from injuries, but the remainder of the crew were taken prisoner.

AUS426587 - P/O. John Claude HARTLEY - RAAF, landed in a farmyard at Wankum, north of Krefeld, Germany.
He was arrested by German soldiers and later incarcerated in Stalag VII-A, PoW No.11176
Hartley became a member of the Caterpillar Club
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Source: "Wingless" - A Biographical Index of Australian Airmen Detained in Wartime
Author: Thomas V. Robberts, 2011, p.234
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Rafcommands Forum - Thread: 22nd Feb 1945 - near Aijen (Limburg) - Lancaster NN744 - TC-V
via COL BRUGGY; 04 Jun 2013
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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - NN744 - TC-V - 21 Feb 1945 - Mission: Duisburg
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1375057 - 173785 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Thomas Cecil Birdwood Smith - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - died 21 Feb 1945

O35061 - 426587 - F/O. - Navigator - John Claude Hartley - RAAF - Age 21 - POW - POW No. 11176

1587035 - F/S. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - William Frederick Edward Mole - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW - no POW number

1604003 - Flight Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Leslie Robert Willis - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW/DOW - died 06 Apr 1945

1253513 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Arthur Charles Norris Bates - RAFVR - Age 24 - POW - no POW number

1517775 - F/S. - Air Gunner - John Richardson Downing - RAFVR - Age .. - POW - no POW number

1301587 - F/S. - Air Gunner - Ronald Edward Price - RAFVR - Age .. - INJ/POW - no POW number
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - NN744 - TC-V - Smith
Loss Card - NN744 - TC-V - Smith - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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HARTLEY, John Claude - (Pilot Officer); Service Number - 426587
In addition to the file subject, the following servicemen are mentioned in this record:
SMITH T. C. B. – (Flight Lieutenant); Service Number – 1737851
WILLIS L. R. – (Flight Sergeant); Service Number – 1604003
BATES A. C. N. – (Warrant Officer); Service Number – 1253513
MOLES W. F. H. – (Flight Sergeant); Service Number – 1587035
DOWNING J. R. – (Flight Sergeant); Service Number – 1517775
PRICE R. R. – (Flight Sergeant); Service Number – 13015589 or 13055587
- info awm.gov.au - RAAF Service record J. C. Hartley -

Discrepancy Names and ASN !!! - need verification - 16 May 2011 - PATS
Under construction - 17 May 2011 - PATS

Five crew members were also in a crash 19 Aug 1944 - 01:50am - on return to base Elsham Wolds, UK
No injuries reported with Lancaster LM293 PM-? - 103rd RAF Squadron
P/O. K. S. Pearce, F/S. J. C. Hartley - RAAF, F/S. A. I. N. Bates, Sgt. L. R. Willis
Sg. W. F. E. Mole, F/S. J. D. McCredie, Sgt. H. E. Price
Discrepancy names against other listings - NN744 and RAAF

1604003 - Flight Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Leslie Robert Willis - RAFVR - Age 22 - DOW - died 06 Apr 1945
of Langley, Buckinghamshire, UK - Row 2 - Grave 4 - Kallenkote General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820655
Son of Robert and Tracy Isabel Willis, of Langley, Buckinghamshire, UK
F/Sgt. Willis was injured - was reported to have died from wounds while being treated
in a German staffed hospital - 6th of April 1945 - and buried in Kallenkote General Cemetery


AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM

- Epigraph on Willis memorial -
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- JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY -

1375057 - 173785 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Thomas Cecil Birdwood Smith - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - died 21 Feb 1945
of UK - Grave/Memorial Reference: 17. B. 2. - Cemetery: Jonker War Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2646910
born 2nd Qtr. 1916 - mother's surname Briant - district Poplar
likely son of James W. Smith and Gertrude J. Briant - marriage 1st Qtr. 1912 - Poplar
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O35061 - 426587 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Claude Hartley - RAAF - Age 21 - POW
born: 17 Mar 1923, Cairns, QLD
Enlistment: 18 Jul 1942, Brisbane, QLD
Next of Kin: Alfred Hartley - Date of Discharge: 31 Oct 1945
Stalag VII-A - POW No. 11176

P O S T - W A R - P H O T O S
O35061 - 426587 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Claude Hartley O35061 - 426587 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Claude Hartley
O35061 - 426587 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Claude Hartley
Flying Officer - Navigator - John Claude Hartley
R.A.A.F. service between 1951 - 1972
images courtesy John Claude Hartley via Howard Chetham - 26 Jun 2015
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1587035 - F/S. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - William Frederick Edward Mole - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW
born 07 Nov 1923, UK - died 14 May 2016 - Age 92
no POW number
Address 1956/1957: Shop "W. Mole, Butcher", 4 Teign Street, Teignmouth, Devon
Address info: John Claude Hartley - 10 Aug 2015

AIR78 - ID - 1587035 - William Frederick Edward Mole
AIR78-112-0-1 - page 752
1587035 - William Frederick Edward Mole - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 03 Jun 2013

William Frederick Edward Mole - aged 18 and 90
William Frederick Edward Mole - aged 18 and 90
images via Chris Mole (son) - 13 Sep 2015
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1517775 - F/S. - Air Gunner - John Richardson Downing - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
no POW number
also recorded as J. R. Downing

AIR78 - ID - 1517775 - John Richardson Downing
AIR78-147-0-2 - page 549
1517775 - John Richardson Downing - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 03 Jun 2013
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1253513 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Arthur Charles Norris Bates - RAFVR - Age 24 - POW
born 3rd Qtr. 1920, UK
no POW number

Birth 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Arthur C. N. Bates - mother's surname: King - district: Isle of Wight - Vol 2b Page 1227
district Isle of Wight spans the boundaries of the counties of Hampshire and Isle of Wight

AIR78 - ID - 1253513 - Arthur Charles Norris Bates
AIR78-11-0-1 - page 1017
1253513 - Arthur Charles Norris Bates - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 03 Jun 2013
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w-f-e-mole-aged-18-and-90 ?13015589? or ?13055587? - F/S. - Air Gunner - R. E. Price - RAFVR - Age .. - INJ/POW
injured and taken POW - confined in Hospital NK due injuries until Liberation - no POW number
?13015589? or ?13055587? !!! - RAF Army Serial Numbers do NOT have eight digits !!!

AIR78 - ID - 1301587 - Ronald Edward Price
AIR78-129-0-2 - page 223
1301587 - Ronald Edward Price - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 03 Jun 2013
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SGLO - T5267

LANCASTER Mk.I - NN744 - TC-V - 21 Feb 1945 - AIJEN (LIMBURG) - CREW 7

1375057 - 173785 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Thomas Cecil Birdwood Smith - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - died 21 Feb 1945 O35061 - 426587 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Claude Hartley - RAAF - Age 21 - POW 1587035 - F/S. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - William Frederick Edward Mole - RAFVR - Age 21 - POW 1604003 - Flight Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Leslie Robert Willis - RAFVR - Age 22 - DOW - died 06 Apr 1945
1253513 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Arthur Charles Norris Bates - RAFVR - Age 24 - POW 1517775 - F/S. - Air Gunner - John Richardson Downing - RAFVR - Age .. - INJ/POW 1301587 - F/S. - Air Gunner - Ronald Edward Price - RAFVR - Age .. - INJ/POW

- 1 KIA - 1 DOW - 5 POW -

SMITH(†) - HARTLEY - MOLE - WILLIS(†)
BATES - DOWNING - PRICE


Contact Hartley is pending - 30 May 2015 - PATS
Contact Mole is pending - 20 Aug 2015 - PATS

Last update - 07 Jul 2016 - PATS



Gelderingen

10 mi NNE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3931

15th Aug 1944 - B-24H - #41-28932 - 6L-E - "RAMBLIN'WRECK" - 13:30 - Gelderingen
466th BG - 787th BS - 2nd Lt. Robert W. Harrington - Crew #747 - MACR #8430
3 KIA - 4 POW - 3 EVD



'RAMBLIN'WRECK' - nose art
"RAMBLIN'WRECK" - nose art
- source: www.b24bestweb.com - contributor: Brendan Wood -

'Ramblinwreck' - 41-28932 6L E-bar
#41-28932 - 6L-E - "Ramblin'Wreck" - date unknown - source 466th BGA

Liberator B-24H - #41-28932 was on a mission to Airfield Vechta, Germany
It was a mixed crew from the Sqd. pool
Shot down - 13:30 - by a fighter, near Gelderingen, 5 km West of Steenwijk on his way back to England
According to report from Air Base HQs Steenwijk 3 to 4 deads - names of which not yet identified

466th BG circle L 787th BS 8th-air-force-patch

466th BG - 96th CBW - Circle 'L' - 787th BS - 6L - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Liberator B-24H - #41-28932-"6L-E" - "RAMBLIN'WRECK" - 15 Aug 1944 - MACR #8430
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17097129 - O-817669 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Robert William "Bob" Harrington - EVD

O-703007 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - James Edward Miller - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan - POW

13093969 - O-716705 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Robert Gerald Borst - Chenango County, NY - EVD

35679773 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - William Harold Rye - Butler County, OH - EVD

18194593 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Tice L. Jones - Roger Mills County, OK - KIA

39276049 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Louis Palermo - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW

33530252 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd O. Kelley - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW

18168351 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William Kearney Meyer - Craighead County, AR - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW

14160074 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - William "Bernie" Martin Julian Jr. - Knoxville, Knox County, TN - KIA

36649609 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Chester A. Zyb - Cook County, IL - KIA
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17097129 - O-817669 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Robert William "Bob" Harrington - EVD
born 17 Nov 1920, Newton, IA - died 9 Oct 2009, San Francisco, CA - Age 88
Son of William H. Harrington and Ina May Harrington ( née Bison ), Newton, IA
Enlistment: 06 Jul 1942, Des Moines, IA - Residence: Jasper Co., IA - Nativity: Iowa - Marital Status: Single
Address 9 Apr 1930 : 314 South 3rd Avenue East, Newport, Jasper County, Iowa
Siblings: Francis H. Weiler (step-brother), Paul M. and Mary
8 months at Underground Steenwijk (242 days)
E&E #2964 - FTR Aug 44 - evaded in Holland - Escape and Evasion Report (21 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2964.pdf

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
JAN KIEZEBRINK [JOHANNES KIEZEBRINK], Onnastraat 37, Steenwijk, Holland (Z-9168)
Furnished food and shelter 15 Aug - 31 Dec 1944
Is tailor, 5'9", dark, 25 yrs, married, baby born in Mar 1945, has shallow face
Johannes Kiezebrink - born 15 Aug 1919 - died 27 Feb 1946 (motorcycle accident) - Age 26
Husband of Ms. Elisabeth 'Lies' Kamp (wife) - born 01 Dec 1919 - died 06 Feb 1985 - Age 65

TEENUS [TINUS] BLUM, farmer, lived second house W of Catholic church at point (Z-8768)
When Lt. Harrington reached the ground, younger brothers Meindert (24y) and Wiebe (20y) took charge of disposing parachute,
mae west, and flying jacket. Tinus was not involved in the field
Later in the afternoon Tinus contacted policeman Albertus van Olaphen ( Albertus van Olphen )
while Robert, in civil clothes of Wiebe, was praticing to ride a ladies bicycle for 5 miles to Steenwijk
In the evening he was first brought to Gerard Diemont (Onnastraat 5) and transfered to Jan Kiezebrink (Onnastraat 37)
Suplied food from farm to later helpers, typical farmer, 30-33 yrs, 5'10", single
Sons of Joachim 'Jochem' F. Blum (farmer), Gelderingen
first farm W of Catholic church = Family Tiel Groenestege
Martinus 'Tinus' H. Blum - born 22 Feb 1914 - died 31 Jul 1980 - Age 66
Husband of Ms. Wilhelmina 'Mijntje' H. Kamp (wife) - born 17 Feb 1915 - died 30 Jul 1988 - Age 73
- additional info by Wiebe Blum (b.1924) via Boudewijn Blum - 29 Oct 2010 -

My mother Wilhelmina (Mijntje) was married with Martinus Hermanus (Tinus) Blum
Aunt Elisabeth (Lies) was married with Johannes Kiezebrink
A tailor at the "Johan van Kornputkazerne" in Steenwijk; also during the war
shortly after the war he was killed in a motorcycle accident in Tuk
Aunt Sentina (Tine) was married with Albertus van Olphen
He passed also away at a young age due hart problems
There was another sister Sjoukje Kamp, who was married with Jan van Olphen, brother of Albertus
As I can remember Jan was not in the resistance
- info by Boudewijn Blum, son of Tinus Blum - 12 Oct 2010 -


ALBERTUS VAN OLAPHEN [VAN OLPHEN] (probable spelling) - Rozenstraat 3, Steenwijk, Holland (Z-9168)
Furnished civilian clothes, identity papers, tobacco, secured doctor to treat injuries
Contacted helpers. Policeman, having jurisdiction over entire country. 6', 28 yrs, underground leader here
Picked up by Germans in Jan 45 but must have escaped because he was on hand when Canadians liberated town
Albertus van Olphen - born 22 Jun 1916 - died 26 Jan 1952 - Age 35
Husband of Ms. Sentina 'Tine' Kamp (wife) - born 03 Mar 1917 - died 11 Jun 1993 - Age 76

G. M. A. DIEMONT [GERARD MARIUS ADOLF DIEMONT], Onnastraat 5, Steenwijk, Holland
Furnished food and shelter 1 Jan - 13 Apr 1945
Also did small favors to make life more pleasant. Printer of local paper, 6'1", 50 yrs, bald with light colored frings
Married, 3 children, aged 12 to 16
Gerard Marius Adolf Diemont, born 15 Juni 1895, Zaltbommel
printer, publisher and director of the "Opregte Steenwijker Courant"
Three children are: Jacoba Adolfine ( Feb 1929), Willem Gerard Henry (Jul 1930) and Henriette Carolina (Jan 1932)

Doctor TIJKS [dr. A. F. TIJKS] (probable spelling), Steenwijk, Holland. Hunchback, speaks a little English, 40-45 yrs
Treated my injured ankle twice. Both times while at Kiezebrink's
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

- info 18 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2964 -

Harrington did NOT meet or visit Gerritz and Rye while evading - info Fred Gerritz - 02 Sep 2009 - PATS

Lt. Robert W. Harrington Lt. Robert W. Harrington
2Lt. Robert W. Harrington - 1944
- image from his sister Mary, via her daughter Kathy - 18 May 2010 -

Air Medal awarded to Missing Son Lt. Robert W. Harrington
2Lt. Robert W. Harrington - 1944
- images via Clark Beyer (nephew) - 30 Aug 2010 -
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O-703007 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - James Edward Miller - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan - POW
Address 1944 - Mrs. Luella G. Miller (step-mother), 9505 Baltic Road N. W. , Cleveland, Ohio
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
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13093969 - O-716705 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Robert Gerald Borst - Chenango County, NY - EVD
born 1 Nov 1922, Delhi, NY
Address 1944 - Mr. James W. Borst (father), Greene, New York
Parents were Mr. James W. Borst (father), born 17 Jan 1900, Seward, NY - died Feb 1972, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL - Age 72
and Mrs. Jennie M. Borst (mother), born 05 Aug 1902, Harvard, NY - died Apr 1974, Walton, Delaware Co., NY - Age 71
Siblings: Jay V. Borst (brother), born 1924, Delhi, NY
Douglass A. Borst (brother), born 1931, Ararat, PA
Gordon Alfred Borst (brother), born Jan 1941, Greene, NY - died Jun 1998, AL - Age 57
- info SSDI and US Census 16 Apr 1930 - Ararat Twp, Susquehanna Co. PA -
- additional and corrected info via Robert G. Borst - 02 Oct 2010
Enlistment: 30 Nov 1942, Harrisburg, PA - Residence: Chenango Co., NY - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
8 months at Underground Steenwijk
Roommate at the 466th BG base was 2nd Lt. Navigator - William B. Gatlin
Married to the late Mrs. Grace N. Borst - b. 05 Apr 1925 - d. Sep 1993, Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD - Age 68

He was sheltered by the family Joh. de Vries, Eikenlaan, Blesdijke - info 'De Regio', Wiebe H. de Vries - page 80

Last contact with Robert G. Borst - 09 Oct 2010

2nd Lt. Robert G. Borst - 1944 - Gowan Airfield, Boise, Idaho, USA Crew Wunderlich - #730
2nd Lt. Robert G. Borst - Navigator - with Wunderlich crew - #730 - back row at the left
left image - 1944 - Gowan Airfield, Boise, Idaho, USA
left image via Robert Borst - 03 Sep 2009 - Crew image via Clark Beyer - 30 Aug 2010

Bob Borst was originally with Wunderlich crew - #730, which crashed on takeoff on 13 Jul 1944
Their plane was probably "Bird Dog" #42-95084, the only one shown as crashing that day
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35679773 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - William Harold Rye - Butler County, OH - EVD
born 24 Mar 1921, North Little Rock, AR - died 05 Jan 2012 - Age 90
Son of Thomas D. Rye (Head-52) and Minnie M. Rye (Wife-43)
Address 1930: Scipio Pike, Reily Township, Butler Co., OH - info US Census 2 Apr 1930
Siblings: Minnie L. Rye (F-17), John T. Rye (M-13), Ellen M. Rye (F-10), Claud D. Rye (M-7) and Robert L. Rye (M-1 7/12)
Address 1944: Mrs. Ada E. Rye (wife), 315 Long Street, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Rye née Eubanks - born 11 Jan 1925 - died 24 Dec 1999 - Age 74
Enlistment: 28 Dec 1942, Cincinnati, OH - Residence: Butler Co., OH - Nativity: Arkansas - Marital Status: Separated, without dependents
8 months - at Underground Steenwijk / Eesveen ( info himself )
E&E #2974 - Escape and Evasion Report (6 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2974.pdf

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
On 15 Aug 1944, Sgt. Rye, nose gunner on a B-24, was on a mission to bomb an airport at Vechta, Germany (W-3860)
On the return trip the plane was attacked by ME 109's and the crew was forced to bail out
he landed near Giethoorn, Holland (Z-8960) where the plane crashed and burned
Sgt. Rye evaded capture by the enemy and returned to
Allied control on 13 Apr 1945 at Steenwijk, Holland (Z-9168)
He was an evader for a period of 239 days

Following is a list of his helpers:
Sgt. Rye's helpers were identical with those for T/Sgt. Fred J. Gerritz - see Evasion report #2973
additional name in report of S/Sgt. Rye is:
NICO BENNIK, Rijksstraatweg, Willemsoord (Ov), Holland - son of HARRY BENNIK [HENDRIKUS BENNIK]
Harry (b.1932) was the youngest brother of Nico - his father was Hendrikus Bennik - info PATS - 10 Oct 2010
Nicolaas 'Nico' Eusebius Bennik - born 20 Apr 1921 - died 02 Jan 1990 - Age 68
- info 22 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2974 -
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

Listed as 'Right Waist Gunner' ..... but he was Nose Turret Gunner !!!! that day - info William Harold Rye - 28 Aug 2010

Last contact with William Harold Rye - 28 Aug 2010

Headstone - William Harold Rye - Ada Elizabeth Rye
Headstone - William Harold Rye - Ada Elizabeth Rye
Burial: Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Butler County, Ohio, USA
image via Find A Grave Memorial# 157193193 - Eileen Shelton - 17 Jan 2016
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18194593 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Tice L. Jones - Roger Mills County, OK - KIA
born 18 Nov 1923 - died 15 Aug 1944, Gelderingen, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of David L. and Verna L. Jones, Poarch Twp, Beckham Co., OK - info US Census Apr 1930
Enlistment: 11 Dec 1942, Oklahoma City, OK - Residence: Roger Mills, OK - Nativity: OK - Marital Status: Single
buried at 19 Aug 1944, Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt Cemetery - as "Unknown" - No marker on grave 2
body disinterred 7 Jan 1946 - Grave 2 - X18
Initial buried in USMC Margraten with remains of X-2150 [Julian, Wm, M Jr.] in grave WW-5-122 - 31 Jan 1946
reburied in USMC Margraten as X-7951 in grave GGG-8-184 - 20 Jul 1948
Address 1944: Mrs. Verna L. Jones (mother), Box 125, Hammon, Custer and Roger Mills counties, Oklahoma
Religion: Protestant - reinterred - Carter Cemetery, Beckham County, Oklahoma
. . . . . . . . . .
Mrs. Verna Lewis Jones (mother) - 1904-1963 - Age 59
Address 1945: 621 Southeast 32nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK
Mr. David Lenard Jones (father) - 1895-1977 - Age 82
Address 1949: 705 Southeast 31st Street, Oklahoma City, OK

Identification Check List - 11 Oct 1948 : When remains of Julian, William M., Jr. (prev. X-2150)
crew member with subject deceased on A/C #41-28932 (MACR#8430) were reprocessed parts of two remains
and teeth common among remains remains were found
The above-mentioned parts of remains were segregated from the grave of Unknown X-2150
and reinterred in the aforesaid grave as Unknown X-7951
The Field has identified the subject deceased as Jones, Tice L.

Remains are shipped to USA - arrive by military escort - Wed 3 Aug 1949, Sayre, OK - Scroggins Funeral Home

Tice L. Jones was also with Hammond crew - #744, which was shot down on 12 Aug 1944 - all KIA - #41-28747, "Gruesome Goose"
466th BG, 787th BS, "Gruesome Goose/Desperate Virgin" a/c letter "B"
Reported as ditched in English Channel, 12 Aug 1944
Cause AA damage - 10 KIA - MACR #7911

Headstone - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Tice L. Jones
Memorial - S/Sgt. - Tice L. Jones - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
Carter Cemetery, Beckham County, Oklahoma
- via findagrave.com - YukonOkie - 07 Nov 2009


FOIA - IDPF - Jones - request 9 Nov 2009 - received 8 Aug 2010 - 98 pages
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39276049 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Louis Palermo - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW
born 27 Apr 1923, Dallas, TX - died 18 Feb 1998, Coarsegold, Madera, CA - Age 74
Son of Mr. Lupe/Luke Palermo and Mrs. Rosalie R. Palermo
Siblings: Tony Palermo (M), Rosa M. Palermo (F), Laurence Palermo (M), Elizabeth Palermo (F),
Samuel Palermo (M), Benny Palermo (M) and John Palermo (M)
Enlistment: 11 Jan 1943, Los Angeles, CA - Residence: Los Angeles Co., CA - Nativity: TX - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944: Rosalie R. Palermo (mother), 1433 East 74th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Louis Palermo was with Reed/Starnes crew - #722, which had completed their missions

S/Sgt. Louis Palermo - front row - 2nd left - with unknown crew and location
S/Sgt. Louis Palermo - front row - 2nd left - crew and location unknown
- 1 , - 2 , - 3 , - 4
- 5 , - Palermo , - 7 , - 8 , - 9 , - 10


Pfc. Louis Palermo S/Sgt. Louis Palermo
Pfc. Louis Palermo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - S/Sgt. Louis Palermo
images via Brian Coppock (son-in-law) and Elsie Palermo (daughter) - 27 Apr 2016

His brothers Benny and John also enlisted for the Air Force
ASN - 39018884 - Benny Palermo
Enlistment: 09 Feb 1942, Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CA - Residence: Los Angeles Co., CA - Nativity: TX - Marital Status: Single
ASN - 39560576 - John Palermo
Enlistment: 16 Feb 1943, Los Angeles, CA - Residence: Los Angeles Co., CA - Nativity: TX - Marital Status: Single

US Census 19 Apr 1940
Address 1433 East 74th Street, Florence, San Antonio Township, Los Angeles, CA
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Lupe/Luke Palermo - Head - M-66 - abt. 1874, Italy - immigrated in 1890
Rosalie Palermo - Wife - F-59 - abt. 1881, Texas
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tony Palermo - Son - M-16 - abt. 1904, Texas - info from Census 1920
Rosa M. Palermo - Daughter - F-13 - abt. 1907, Texas - info from Census 1920
Laurence Palermo - Son - M-12 - abt. 1908, Texas - info from Census 1920
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elizabeth Palermo - Daughter - F-29 - abt. 1911, Texas
Samuel Palermo - Son - M-27 - abt. 1913, Texas
Ben Palermo - Son - M-24 - abt. 1916, Texas
John Palermo - Son - M-21 - abt. 1919, Texas
Lewis/Louis Palermo - Son - M-16 - born 27 Apr 1923, Dallas, TX
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info for Tony, Rosa and Laurence is from Census, 1920 - Justice Precinct 8, Brazos, Texas, United States
Census 03 Apr 1930 - Family Luke Palermo lives with wife and eight children at 3521 Howell Street, Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Farmer

Samuel Palermo (brother) - born 14 Jan 1913 - died 25 Jan 1977, CA - Age 64

3 Ex-POW - 17 Jun 1991 - Arthur Dean Batchelor (68), Robert Tharratt (69), and Louis Palermo (68)
3 Ex-POW's Reunite for First Time - 17 Jun 1991
Arthur Dean Batchelor (68), Robert Tharratt (69), and Louis Palermo (68)

With a smile, a handshake and a hug, Lou Palermo greeted two long-lost buddies who had
helped him survive internment in a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp and a 500-mile forced march.
Palermo, 68, and fellow wartime fliers Arthur Dean Batchelor, 68, and Robert Tharratt, 69,
reunited for the first time in 47 years at Palermo's home
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newsclip - Los Angeles Times - via Brian Coppock (son-in-law) and Elsie Palermo (daughter) - 27 Apr 2016
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33530252 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd Odell Kelley - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW
born 15 Sep 1923, died 6 Jan 2002, Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia - Age 78
Address 1944: Mrs. Chester L. Kelley (mother), Route Five, Box 420, Roanoke, Virgina
Son of Mr. Chester Kelley - born 06 Jan 1890 - died Dec 1981, Roanoke, Roanoke City, VA - Age 91
Enlistment: 11 Jan 1943, Roanoke, VA - Residence: Roanoke Co., VA - Nativity: Virginia - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Headstone - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd O. Kelley
Memorial - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd O. Kelley
Signal Hill Memorial Park, Hanover, Hanover Co., VA
via findagrave.com - Robin & John Mercer - 26 Jun 2009


Addie Lee Kelley (wife) - 28 Oct 1928 - 08 Jul 2011 - Age 82
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KELLEY, Mrs. Addie Lee, 82, died on July 8 after a lengthy illness.
Born October 28, 1928 in Bastian, Virginia, she worked on the family farm
and for the Postal Service and Jefferson National Bank in Richmond.
She was a loyal member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church.
She was devoted to her family and friends.
Her husband, Lloyd Sr. and son Lloyd Jr. preceded her in death.
Surviving are her daughters, Diane, Joyce; sons, John and Kraig;
and grandchildren; and great- grandchildren.
A memorial Service will be held at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 16th at 4 p.m.
The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to either Bon Secours Hospice
or Mechanicsville United Methodist Church.
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Headstone - SP4 - Lloyd Odell Kelley Jr.
Memorial - SP4 - Lloyd Odell Kelley Jr.
Lloyd Odell Kelley Jr. (son) - 30 Dec 1950 - 24 Jan 2001 - Age 50
US Army Veteran - SP4 - Vietnam
Signal Hill Memorial Park, Hanover, Hanover Co., VA
via findagrave.com - Robert Munson - 29 Jun 2009

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18168351 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William Kearney Meyer - Craighead County, AR - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW
William Kearney Meyer - born 14 May 1924, Weleetka, OK - died 19 Dec 2008, New Braunfels, Comal Co., TX - Age 84
Son of Harold J. Meyer (father) - born Apr 1896, MO - died 1968, Jonesboro, AR - Age 72
and Helen M. Kearney - born 27 Oct 1898, Elk Creek, Erie Co., PA - died 27 May 1965, Jonesboro, AR - Age 66
Marriage: 24 Nov 1920
Address 1944: Mrs. Helen M. Meyer (mother), 250 Church Street, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas
Enlistment: 31 Nov 1942, Little Rock, AR - Residence: Craighead Co., AR - Nativity: Oklahoma - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Married 14 Jul 1954 - Anna L. Company (wife) - born 02 Jan 1925 - died 03 Mar 1995, New Braunfels, TX - Age 70

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William K. Meyer, 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels
He was born May 14, 1924, in Weleetka, Okla., to John H. Meyer and Helen Kearney Meyer
He married Anna L. Company on July 14, 1954. She preceded him in death on March 3, 1995
Mr. Meyer worked with Southwestern Bell as a telephone repairman and installer
He served in the United States Army Air Force achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant
He served during World War II and was a prisoner of war of the German government from Aug. 15, 1944, to May 2, 1945
He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Meyer was a member of the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church
- info obituary - 21 Dec 2008 - Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels, TX -
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14160074 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - William "Bernie" Martin Julian Jr. - Knoxville, Knox County, TN - KIA
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
born 1 Aug 1916 - died 15 Aug 1944, Gelderingen, The Netherlands - Age 28
Son of Mr. William Martin Julian Sr. (father) and Mrs. Laura Lona Julian (mother) née Stephens
400 "D" Avenue, Route #10, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee
Siblings: Haskell James "Bob", Mary Katherine, Cecil Richard "Jack", Clarence Edward and Carl Freeman
Husband of Mrs. Rachel M. Julian (wife), 401 South Castle Street, Knoxville, TN
Enlistment: 26 Oct 1942, Camp Forrest, TN - Residence: Knox, TN - Nativity: Tennessee - Marital Status: Married
buried at 19 Aug 1944, Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt Cemetery - as "Unknown" - No marker on grave 2
body disinterred 7 Jan 1946 - Grave 2 - X18
Initial buried in USMC Margraten as X-2150 in grave WW-5-122 - 31 Jan 1946
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: P Row: 2 Grave: 17
Address: Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. Julian (father), 1664 Mabry Ave, Knoxville, TN - US Census 1930 - 1664 Mabry St
Mrs. Rachel Houk Julian ( Rachel M. Julian ), 306 Hamilton Rd, Knoxville, TN - remarried 18 Aug 1947 - Mrs. W. H. Young Jr.

William Julian was with Burt crew - #704, which finished its missions

S/Sgt. William 'Bernie' Martin Julian Jr. S/Sgt. William 'Bernie' Martin Julian Jr. S/Sgt. William 'Bernie' Martin Julian Jr.
William "Bernie" Martin Julian Jr.
courtesy Jeanie Broome (niece) - 22 May 2011

William Martin Julian Sr. (father) - born 13 Oct 1886 - died 7 Jan 1967 - Age 80
Laura Lona Stephens Julian (mother) - born 15 Jun 1892 - died - 1 Dec 1963 - Age 71
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Haskell James Julian (brother) - born 14 Jun 1914 - died 18 Apr 1949 - Age 34
William "Bernie" Martin Julian Jr. - born 1 Aug 1916 - died 15 Aug 1944 - Age 28
Mary Katherine Julian Coleman (sister) - born 24 Nov 1918 - died 09 Jul 1994 - Age 75
Cecil Richard "Jack" Julian (brother) - born 17 May 1921 - died 1980 - Age 59
Clarence Edward Julian (brother) - born 2 Mar 1925 - died 12 Aug 2003 - Age 78
Carl Freeman Julian (brother) - born 15 Oct 1931 - died 07 Jan 2009 - Age 77
- additional Julian info - by Jeanie Broome (niece) - via Findagrave and SSDI - 15 Aug 2010 -

FOIA - IDPF - Julian - request 9 Nov 2009 - received 8 Aug 2010 - 156 pages
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36649609 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Chester A. Zyb - Cook County, IL - KIA
born 17 Jul 1922 - died 15 Aug 1944, Gelderingen, The Netherlands - Age 22
Date of entry on current active service (Enlistment): 11 Mar 1943
Son of Mr. Alexander "Alex" Zdyb (father) and Mrs. Stanislawa "Stella" Zdyb (mother) née Sosnowka
Marriage parents: 21 January 1914 at St. Hedwig's Church in Chicago, IL
Siblings: Alex and Edward
buried at 19 Aug 1944, Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt Cemetery - as "Unknown" - No marker on grave 1
body disinterred 7 Jan 1946 - Grave 1 - X17
Initial buried in USMC Margraten as X-2147 in grave WW-4-99
Next of kin - 1944-1945 : Mr. Edward Zyb (brother), c/o Lee Stone, 433 South Bell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Letter of 21 Apr 1945 : Mr. Alexander Zyb (brother), 629 Douglas St., Bradley, Illinois
Zyb is an uncommon name - I did find one with Ukranian roots - info PATS
Religion: Catholic - Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois - Plot: C, 0, 710
Burial 23 Sep 1949

Headstone - Sgt. Chester A. Zyb - Springfield, IL, USA
Sgt. Chester A. Zyb
image courtesy "bjj" - www.findagrave.com

Zdyb (Zyb), Chester   36649609
Sgt. Chester Zdyb - Sgt. Chester Zyb - 36649609
source 'IDPF' Julian [crew member]
Zdyb is pointing to Polish roots

Chester Zdyb (M-7) - born Illinois - parents born in Poland
inmate of St. Hedwig's Industrial School - US Census 10 Apr 1930
St. Hedwig's, a Roman Catholic orphanage, Village of Niles, Main Twp, Cook Co., IL


FOIA - IDPF - Zyb - request 9 Nov 2009 - received 8 Aug 2010 - "Not Located"
FOIA - IDPF - Zyb - request via NPRC - 9 Jul 2011 -
FOIA - IDPF - Zyb - received letter to get 'reconstruced' records - 12 Dec 2011 -
FOIA - IDPF - Zyb - ordered 'reconstruced' records - 15 Dec 2011 - received 28 Dec 2011 - one page
FOIA - VA Claim 'XC' file - Zyb - request via VA - Washington, DC - 2 Jan 2012

PGSA - Volunteer Dell Kasuk - email 27 Dec 2011
Good Evening....
I am a volunteer with the Polish Genealogical Society of America,
I assist with replying to the many letters and e-mail received each week.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find much more information
than what you have on Chester A. Zyb (Zdyb).

This is all of the information I have been able to find to date:

Chester A. Zyb (Zdyb) - born 17 July 1922 - died 15 August 1944 - Age 22
Father: Alexander Zdyb - born 01 Feb 1890, Poland
Mother: Stanislawa Sosnowka - born abt. 1893, Poland
Marriage parents: 21 January 1914 at St. Hedwig's Church in Chicago, IL

Father: Alexander Zdyb - born 1 February 1890 in Krasnik, Poland - died 8 May 1927 in Chicago, IL - Age 37
Employed by International Harvesting Co., Argo, IL
Residence: 2144 Frankfort St., Chicago, IL
Note: Frankfort St. was changed to Charleston St.
Above information is from his WWI Draft Registration Card
1920 Census indicates Alexander was a presser in a tailor shop

Mother: Stanislawa Sosnowka - born abt. 1893
Immigrated: 16 July 1911 from Hamburg to New York
Stanislawa immigrated from Rzeczyca (Russia Partion) of Poland
Left in Poland her father Josef Sosnowka
She was going to her brother Wojciech Sosnowka, 2232 Frankfort St., Chicago, IL

The 1920 Census shows Alexander and Stanislawa had two sons:
Alex - 4 y - born abt. 1916
Edward - 2 y - born abt. 1918

The 1930 Census shows:
Chester Zdyb was at St. Hedwig's Industrial School. (St. Hedwig's Orphanage);
don't know where brother Alex and Edward are living.

Found no other information.

Dell Kasuk, PGSA Volunteer, email 27 Dec 2011
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Alex Zdyb and Stanislawa Sosnowska had two other children who both died as infants:

Edmund Zdyb, b. 14 November 1914 - d. 26 November 1914 - Age 12 days
Cycelia Zdyb (misspelled Zayb), b. 29 January 1920 - d. 23 April 1920 - Age 2 months
Both died of gastric enteritis and are buried at St. Adalbert's Cemetery in Niles, IL

Alex b. 27 January 1916 married Maybella R. Nourie 11 August 1936 in Kankakee County, IL
Maybella was born 03 May 1918. Maybella and Alex divorced,
Maybella married Leroy Pangle 27 May 1950. Maybella Pangle died 18 June 2003 - Age 85

Alex died in 1952 - Age ~36 - Name misspelled to Adyb

Maybella and Alex are listed in the 1947 and 1949 Kankakee Directory
as living at 196 1/2 N. Vasseur in Bradley, IL
The 1947 directory shows Alex worked for David Bradley Mfg Co. as a receiving clerk
The 1949 directory shows Alex was a driver, no name of an employer

Dell Kasuk, PGSA Volunteer, email 02 Jan 2012
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The 1940 Census shows: Alexander J. Zdyb - Birth: abt. 1917, Illinois
Spouse: Maybella E. Zdyb
Residence: 1935 - St. Charles, Kane, Illinois
Residence: 1940 - Manteno, Kankakee, Illinois

Stanislawa "Stella" Sosnowka - Age at Arrival: 18y (born abt. 1893) - housemaid
Arrived aboard the "President Grant" on July 16, 1911
- info: Ellis Island foundation -

Stanislawa "Stella" Zdyb née Sosnowka - born 05 May 1894, Poland - died 02 Feb 1927, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois - Age 32
Spouse Name: Alex - Address: 2024 N. Winchester
Burial place: Niles, Cook Co., IL - Cemetery: St. Adalbert
aka : Old (Polish) Bohemian Cemetery, Saint Adalbert Cemetery
source Ancestry - FHL Film Number: 1877901 - via Chicago Public Library - 29 Dec 2011
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Those killed (3) - Sgt. Zyb, S/Sgt. Jones and S/Sgt. Julian - were buried in Steenwijkerwold / Kerkbuurt Cemetery
Unknown USAAF - buried Aug 19 - Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt - Cemetery - grave 1
Unknown USAAF - buried Aug 19 - Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt - Cemetery - grave 2
Unknown USAAF - buried Aug 19 - Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt - Cemetery - grave 3
Remarks on graves: The graves are registered in the books of the office of the mayor
of the community of Steenwijkerwold
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later reinterred to Margraten, NL and USA
IDPF's - '293' files might have more details

FOIA - IDPF - Zyb - request 9 Nov 2009 - received 8 Aug 2010 - "Not Located"
FOIA - IDPF - Julian - request 9 Nov 2009 - received 8 Aug 2010 - 156 pages
FOIA - IDPF - Jones - request 9 Nov 2009 - received 8 Aug 2010 - 98 pages

Steenwijkerwold Rang Position Name Date of death Force Cemetery IDPF
Grave 1 Sgt. Tail Turret Gunner Chester A. Zyb 15 Aug 1944 USAAF USA, IL - not located -
Grave 2 S/Sgt. Left Waist Gunner William Martin Julian Jr. 15 Aug 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 2 S/Sgt. Top Gunner/Flt. Eng. Tice L. Jones 15 Aug 1944 USAAF USA, OK Yes

NOTE : According IDPF's of Julian and Jones it came clear that there were ONLY 7 graves !!!
NOTE : Remains of Julian and Jones were in grave 2 !!!

Margraten-NL : Netherlands American Cemetery
Headstone - Julian - Margraten, NL Headstone - Julian - Margraten, NL
- S/Sgt. William M. Julian Jr. - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

More details later - after receiving MACR - 10 August 2007 - PATS
received MACR - 26 September 2007 - PATS


At August 22nd 1944 one identification tag was found - 36649609 - from Chester A. Zyb
by the Recovering Detachment 17/IV, when salvaging the scrap of Liberator
shot down 15, 1944, at Gelderingen, Steenwijkerwold community
It is the only one found at place of crash of this aircraft
signed: Schmidt, S/Sgt. and Officer in Charge of burials
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KU 2775 - Message August 19 , 1944 - 1140 hrs - From: LSEB - To: Information Center West - OBERURSEL -
Subject: Identified frequencies of enemy aircraft

1.) Type of aircraft: "Liberator", shot down near "Gelderingen", 5 km West of Steenwijk (Holland)
2.) Date: August 15, 1944, at 1330hrs.
3.) Identified frequency set: U.K.W. Receiver BC - 264 - A. -
Crystal-fequenties: 8306, 250 k/c channel not exactly identified, apparently "B"
3.) Position of Dial of HYPERB RADIO SET: receiver R 1335 with fixed band-tuning
R.F.UNIT TYPE 25 tuning knob 1 position .- 1 - tuning knob 2 position - X .-

4.) Markings on tail-assembly:
a) Rudder and fin left outside painted red with white bar, parallel to horizontal chord
enclosing "E", below a red horizontal bar
b) Fin left outside has figure 12938 at top ( painted over)
c) Rudder left inside, ordinary camouflage coat. Fin left inside painted red with with horizontal bar,
enclosing red letter "R", below red horizontal bar
d) Rudder right insight ( rudder and fin ) black figure 128932 on top, rudder an fin not painted
e) Rudder right outside same as left outside. Aircraft not painted
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Parts recovered 1977; near Thij / Steenwijk

Newspaper clip - William H Rye -
Hamilton Journal - 31 March 1948

William H Rye Frederick James Gerritz
William H. Rye - - - - - - Frederick James Gerritz

Ohio - - - - - REUNITED - - - - - California

Plus BILL - ! ! ! - 62 YEARS - ! ! ! - FRED Plus

Got in contact - Sunday 7th of October 2007 - with Mr. William H. Rye
Bill Rye told me that he had not spoken or seen his evasion buddy Gerritz for a long time
During the same phone-call I was able to trace Mr. Frederick J. Gerritz
Luckely Fred Gerritz was still there !!!!! - So I could exchange the phone-numbers
Half an hour later they spoke with each other..... after ... 62 YEARS !!!!
It really made my day :) - PATS

Note William H Rye - 19 Oct 2007
With the Hamilton Journal Newspaper clipping, Bill did add this small note
His good friend - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd O'Dell Kelley passed away in 2002
Lloyd O'Dell Kelley - born: 15 Sept. 1923, Roanoke, VA - died: 6 Jan 2002, VA
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SGLO - T3931

LIBERATOR B-24H - #41-28932 - 15 Aug 1944 - GELDERINGEN - CREW 10

17097129 - O-817669 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Robert William 'Bob' Harrington - EVD O-703007 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - James Edward Miller - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan - POW - Stalag Luft 3 13093969 - O-716705 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Robert Gerald Borst - Chenango County, NY - EVD 35679773 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - William Harold Rye - Butler County, OH - EVD 18194593 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Tice L. Jones - Roger Mills County, OK - KIA - Age 20
39276049 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Louis Palermo - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW 33530252 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd Odell Kelley - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW 18168351 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William Kearney Meyer - Craighead County, AR - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW 14160074 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - William 'Bernie' Martin Julian Jr. - Knoxville, Knox County, TN - KIA - Age 28 36649609 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Chester A. Zyb - Cook County, IL - KIA - Age 22

- 3 KIA - 4 POW - 3 EVD -

HARRINGTON - MILLER - BORST - RYE - JONES(†)
PALERMO - KELLEY - MEYER - JULIAN Jr.(†) - ZYB(†)

Spoke with Borst and Rye
- contact Palermo, Kelley and Meyer - - - Miller, Jones and Zyb not found -

Contact Rye is pending - 07 Oct 2007
Contact Borst is pending - 02 Jul 2009
Contact Harrington is pending - 27 Mar 2010
Contact Julian is pending - 14 Aug 2010
Contact Kelley is pending - 01 Oct 2010 - 13 Aug 2014 - 10 Nov 2016
Contact Meyer is pending - 15 Jan 2011
Contact Palermo is pending - 03 Nov 2015

Last update - 11 Nov 2016 - PATS



Steenwijk - Zuidveen

10 mi NE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3929

15th Aug 1944 - B-24H - #41-29449 - "D" - "TRUE LOVE" - 13:30 - W of Steenwijk - Verlaatpolder
466th BG - 786th BS - 1st Lt. J. S. Archer - Crew #637 - MACR #8429
5 KIA - 4 POW - 1 EVD




'True Love' - nose art
"TRUE LOVE" - nose art
- source: www.b24bestweb.com - contributor: Bruce A. Daniels -

Crew Archer 'True Love'
Crew Archer - "TRUE LOVE"
Standing left to right: Bell , Archer , Stegall , Peck
Kneeling - left to right: Lowen, McCarty , Lehman , Clark, Capps, Philo
Lt. Doyle E. Stegall ( Bombardier) was not on 15 Aug 1944 mission
Stegall from Tyler, Texas - Flew on the first ten missions with crew Archer
Lt. Doyle Emerson Stegall - born 17 Nov 1921 - died 07 Oct 2009 - Age 87

466th BG circle L 786th BS 8th-air-force-patch

466th BG - 96th CBW - Circle 'L' - 786th BS - U8 - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Liberator - B-24H - #41-29449 - "D" - "TRUE LOVE" - 15 Aug 1944 - MACR #8429
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35322020 - O-809346 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Simpson "Jack" Archer Jr. - Cuyahoga County, OH - KIA

39906199 - 0-817617 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Thomas Lynn "Tommy" Bell - Salt Lake County, UT - KIA

O-703301 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Norman "Norm" Peck - Kings County, NY - KIA

38395312 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Robert Joseph "Bob" Lehman - Kowana, Seminole County, OK - KIA

36450215 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Edward Bartrom "Bart" Philo - Hesperia, Oceana County, MI - KIA

35723725 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Waist Gunner - Donald Edward "Don" McCarty - IN - POW

38327189 - T/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Flt. Engineer - William Alonzo "Willie" Lowen - Ponca City, Kay Co., OK - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan - POW

O-1549986 - 2nd Lt. - Squadron Gunnery Officer - Right Waist Gunner - William Leslie II - NY - POW

19000426 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harry Arthur "Knobby" Clark - EVD

18177210 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John Marvin "Johnny" Capps - Stoddard County, MO - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW
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!!! NOTE: Discrepancy in crew positions !!!
need a closer look - 28 Jun 2011 - info PATS

35322020 - O-809346 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Simpson "Jack" Archer Jr. - Cuyahoga County, OH - KIA
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
buried at 19 Aug 1944, Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt Cemetery - as "Unknown" - No marker on grave 7
body disinterred 7 Jan 1946 - X21 - grave 7
Initial buried in USMC Margraten as X-2143 - in grave WW-1-23
5 Mar 1949 - Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: M Row: 2 Grave: 2
born 7 Sep 1921, Philadelpia, PA
Son of Mr. John Simpson Archer Sr. (father) - born 20 Nov 1896, County Down, Northern Ireland
and Mrs. Mable Cecilia Archer (mother) née Elwell - born 18 Dec 1895, Pittsgrove, Salem, NJ, USA
Mabel married John S. Archer Sr. 9 Jul 1920
Enlistment: 25 Aug 1942, Cleveland, OH - Residence state: Ohio
family address - Apr. 1930 - 2375 Bensonia Ave, Pittsburg, Allegheny Co., PA - info Census 1930
Sibling: Robert Carlton Archer (brother) - born 1928, Philadelphia, PA - died 10 Dec 2000, Murfreesboro, TN - Age 72
Step-mother of Robert Carlton Archer is Mrs. Violetta B. Archer of Sarasota, FL - [as in obit Dec 2000]

John Simpson Archer Sr. (father), 2124 Rossmoor Rd, Cleveland Heights 18, Ohio [old address]
Mabel Elwell Archer (mother), 2124 Rossmoor Rd, Cleveland Heights 18, Ohio [old address]
John S. Archer Sr. (father), 23937 Russell Rd, Bay Village, Ohio [new address]
husband of Mrs. June Rose Archer (wife) - remarried 11 Sep 1948 with Mr. Richard E. Bible
Mrs. June Archer (wife), Skybrook Farm Dr., Hendersonville, NC [02 Jun 1944]

FOIA - IDPF - Archer - request 16 Feb 2011 - expecting Aug 2011 - received - 161 pages - 5 Jul 2011
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39906199 - 0-817617 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Thomas Lynn "Tommy" Bell - Salt Lake County, UT - KIA
born 11 Sep 1922 - died 15 Aug 1944, Steenwijk, The Netherlands - Age 21
buried at 19 Aug 1944, Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt Cemetery - as "Unknown" - No marker on grave 5
body disinterred 7 Jan 1946 - Bell - grave 5
Initial buried in USMC Margraten in grave WW-1-25
Religion: Protestant, Mormon - Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California - Plot: J - 857
Enlistment: 05 Jan 1943, Salt Lake City, UT - Nativity: Utah
brother of Richard William Bell
address - Apr 1930 - N. 10th West, Salt Lake City, UT - George R. Allen ( step-father ) - Ethel Allen ( mother )
half-brother of George F. Allen

Mrs. Ethel Laura Davis (mother), 638 Oakley St, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mr. Richard William Bell ( brother), Riverton, Salt Lake City Co, Utah
Mrs. Maurine Bell (wife) née Ball, 1231 Pacific Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT
Mrs. Maurine Bell (widow), 243 East 1st South, Salt Lake City, UT
Mrs. Maurine Ball Bell - remarried (L.D.S. Church) with Mr. Mark Henderson on 16 Dec 1946, Salt Lake City, UT
Mrs. Maurine Henderson (widow - remarried), 518 N 7th Street West, Salt Lake City, UT
Mrs. Maurine Henderson, 957 Mission Street - Apt #231, San Francisco, California


Headstone - 1st  Lt. Thomas 'Tommie' Lynn Bell
1st Lt. Thomas Lynn "Tommy" Bell
- image courtesy Danica Burdine - www.findagrave.com

FOIA - IDPF - Bell - request 16 Feb 2011 - expecting Aug 2011 - received - 129 pages - 5 Jul 2011
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O-703301 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Norman "Norm" Peck - Kings County, NY - KIA
born 27 Apr 1922, NY - died 15 Aug 1944 - Age 22
Son of Mr. Albert Pecker and Mrs. Dora Pecker née Feldman, 111 Fourth Street, Lakewood, NJ
Mr. Albert Pecker (father), King & Locust Streets, Toms River, New Jersey, USA
Mr. Julian Peck (only brother), 2350 E 17th St., Brooklyn, NY, USA
Religion: Hebrew - Cemetery - State of New York
born as Norman Pecker, last name changed to PECK - info 'The Evader' - by Harry A. Dolph (Clark)
buried at 19 Aug 1944, Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt Cemetery - as "Unknown" - No marker on grave 3
body disinterred 7 Jan 1946 - X19 - grave 3
Initial buried in USMC Margraten as X-2146 in grave WW-2-47
Final burial 21 Aug 1949 at United Hebrew Cemetery, Staten Island, NY, USA

15th US Census 18 Apr 1930, Brooklyn Borough - Block 'H' - Kings Co., New York
address: 591 N Williams Ave
Albert Pecker (Head) - 33/21 - born abt. 1897, Poland - year of immigration: 1913
Dora Pecker (Wife) - 31/19 - born abt. 1899, Russia - year of immigration: 1912
Julian Pecker (Son) - M-11 - born abt. 1919, NY
Norman Pecker (Son) - M-8 - born 27 Apr 1922, NY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Samuel Feldman (Father-in-law) - 56 - Widow - born abt. 1874, Russia - year of immigration: 1910
Ida Feldman (Sister-in-law) - 26 - born abt. 1904, Russia - year of immigration: 1912
Samuel Feldman (Brother-in-law) - 21 - born abt. 1909, Russia - year of immigration: 1912
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16th US Census 1940
Albert Pecker - Age 43, born abt 1897, Birthplace Russia-Poland - Gender Male - Race: White
2352 East 17th Street, New York, Kings Co., New York
Household Members - Age
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head - Albert Pecker - 43
Wife - Dora Pecker - 41
Son - Julian Pecker - 20
Son - Norman Pecker - 17
Maid - Louise Maddox - 19
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FOIA - IDPF - Peck - request 29 Nov 2011 - expecting Apr 2012 - received - PDF - 139 pages - 18 Jun 2012
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38395312 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Robert Joseph "Bob" Lehman - Kowana, Seminole County, OK - KIA
born 25 Aug 1922, OK - died 15 Aug 1944 - Age 21 - 10 days before his 22nd Birthday
Religion: Catholic - Cemetery near Enid, Oklahoma
Son of David 'Dave' Lehman (farmer) and Mrs. Anna Belle Lehman, Avora Twp, Pottawatomie Co. - address US Census Apr 1930 -

38395312 - S/Sgt. Robert Joseph 'Bob' Lehman
38395312 - S/Sgt. Robert Joseph "Bob" Lehman
source ancestry.com - via Marcia D. Melnyk - 12 Nov 2016

Siblings: Laura F., David P., Willie A., Bernard and Gregory T. Lehman
buried at 19 Aug 1944, Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt Cemetery - as "Unknown" - No marker on grave 6
body disinterred 7 Jan 1946 - Lehman - grave 6
Initial buried in USMC Margraten in grave WW-2-50
According "The Evader" (page 15) he was from Ada, Pontotoc County, OK ( Just South of Kowana )

FOIA - IDPF - Lehman - request 29 Nov 2011 - in progress - expecting Apr 2012 - received - PDF - 54 pages - 06 Jul 2012
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36450215 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Edward Bartrom "Bart" Philo - Hesperia, Oceana County, MI - KIA
born 01 Aug 1923 - died 15 Aug 1944, Steenwijk, The Netherlands - Age 21
Religion: Protestant - Cemetery: Fruitvale, Michigan - nowadays known as 'West Hesperia Cemetery'
Son of Edward J. Philo (father) and Jessie E. Philo (mother), Denver Township, Village of Hesperia, Newaygo County, MI
occupation father: teacher - Public School
Siblings : Harry Ellwood, Arthur W. and Max Dwane Philo - info: US Census 1930
buried at 19 Aug 1944, Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt Cemetery - as "Philo" - No marker on grave 4
body disinterred 7 Jan 1946 - X20 - grave 4
Initial buried in USMC Margraten as X-2144 in grave WW-1-24
parents name discrepancy - on head stone James E. and Jessie W. Philo

ID-tag - S/Sgt. Edward Bartrom 'Bart' Philo ID-tag - S/Sgt. Edward Bartrom 'Bart' Philo
36450215 - ID-tag - S/Sgt. Edward Bartrom 'Bart' Philo
!!! PHIMO instead of PHILO !!!
- source IDPF Philo - page 63 -

West Hesperia Cemetery Headstone - S/Sgt. Edward Bartrom 'Bart' Philo
West Hesperia Cemetery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - S/Sgt. Edward Bartrom "Bart" Philo
- image courtesy Debby J - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - image courtesy Janet Stout -

FOIA - IDPF - Philo - request 29 Nov 2011 - expecting Apr 2012 - received - PDF - 135 pages - 18 Jun 2012
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35723725 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Waist Gunner - Donald Edward "Don" McCarty - IN - POW
born 17 May 1924, Terre Haute, IN - died Apr 1974 - Age 49
Son of Mrs. Dorothy Alice McCarty, 639 Oak Street, Terre Haute, Indiana
Enlistment: 25 Jan 1943, Evansville, IN - Nativity: Indiana - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 - Compound "B" - Barracks 5 - Room 3
He was imprisoned first at Stalag Luft VI (Heidekrug, East Prussia)
then Stalag Luft 4 at Gross Tychow near Danzig
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38327189 - T/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Flt. Engineer - William Alonzo "Willie" Lowen - Ponca City, Kay Co., OK - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan - POW
born 11 Oct 1922, Coffeyville, KS
Son of William Irvin Lowen (b. 10 Aug 1900 - d. Aug 1978 - Age 78) and Euphamia Ellendor Livingston
Siblings: Harry Oliver Lowen , Jack L. Lowen ( b. 17 Jul 1928 - d. 21 Jun 2008 - Age 79), Joseph Lincoln Lowen and Lucy Marie Lowen
Mrs. Geraldine F. Lowen (wife), 518 North 9th Street, Ponca City, Oklahoma
He married in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Geraldine Faye Howard they had 1 child William Howard Lowen
- family info via Michael D. Lowen - 31 Jul 2010 -

Was severely wounded by exploding 20 mm cannon fire. Spent a week in the hospital at Leeuwarden
were he was stripped from the shrapnel by the German doctors
While he picked small fragments of shrapnel from his body constantly during the months in the POW camp
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O-1549986 - 2nd Lt. - Squadron Gunnery Officer - Right Waist Gunner - William Leslie, II - NY - POW
Was as an observer on this mission - 1452 Ordnance Corps / Department
1452 Ordnance Supply & Maint Company (Aviation) - Attlebridge (120)
Graduated from Las Vegas Aerial Gunnery School - info 'The Evader'
Mr. Warren Leslie (father), 24 East 94th Street, New York Co., New York

15th US Census - 9 May 1930 - New York Co. NY
Address: 24 East 94th Street
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Warren Leslie - (Head-58 - born 1871, NY - died 1952) - Lawyer
May Keily Leslie - (Wife-54 - abt. 1886, NY)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James Leslie - (Son-29 - abt. 1901, NY) - Engineer
Katherine "Kay" Leslie - (Daughter-25 - 29 Oct 1903, NY) - Actress - died 25 Jan 1975 - Age 71
Esther Leslie - (Daughter-23 - abt. 1907, NY)
William Leslie 2nd - (Son-16 - 01 Apr 1914, NY)
May Leslie - (Daughter-14 - abt. 1916, NY)

16th US Census - 22 Apr 1940 - New York Co. NY
Address: 24 East 94th Street
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Warren Leslie - (Head-68 - born 1871, NY - died 1952) - Chairman - Water Co. - Jamaica Water Supply Co.
May Keily Leslie - (Wife-63 - abt. 1887, NY)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James Leslie - (Son-37 - abt. 1901, NY) - Secretary - Jamaica Water Supply Co.
Katherine L. Chaqueneau - (Daughter-33 - abt. 1905, NY) - Actress - died 25 Jan 1975 - Age ~70
Julien Chaqueneau - (Son-in-law - 40 - abt. 1900, NY) - died .. Jan 1958, Accapulco, Mexico - Age ~60
Esther L. Hennessey - (Daughter-31 - abt. 1907, NY)
William Leslie 2nd - (Son-25 - 01 Apr 1914, NY) - Contractor, Road building

LESLIE, WILLIAM was born 01 April 1914, received Social Security number 051-16-4564 (indicating New York)
and, Death Master File says, died November 1970 - Age 56
info: sortedbyname.com/pages/l105996.html

Mrs. Leslie, née May Keily, and one of her three daughters.
Mrs. Leslie was the wife of Warren Leslie (1871-1952), a New York lawyer
info: The Letters of Rudyard Kipling: 1920-30
Discrepancy with ages in Census 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 - info PATS

Saturday 15 Jul 1933 - Miss Esther Leslie Will Be Married on July 15 To Richard F. Hennessy
Miss Esther Leslie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Leslie of 24 E. 94th St., Manhattan, and Center Moriches,
will be married to Richard Francis Hennessey of Paris on Saturday. July 15. at noon In St. John's Church, Center Moriches.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
05 Jul 1933 - The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York - Page 17

Thursday 04 Jun 1931 - Marriage Ms. Katherine "Kay" Leslie with Mr. Julien St. Charles Chaqueneau (born as Julien Shackno of Brooklyn, NY)
1975 - Mrs. Katherine Chaqueneau - died Saturday 25 Jan 1975 at home 130 East 67st Street, Manhattan, NY - Age ~70
A sister, Mrs. Edward Steele, survives
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info: NY Times - 27 Jan 1975
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19000426 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harry Arthur "Knobby" Clark - EVD
born 12 Mar 1918, Kalamazoo, Michigan - died 12 Jun 1994, Marietta, Ohio - Age 76
Resident of Williamstown, Wood, West Virginia - buried Arlington National Cemetery
Mrs. Norma M. Clark (wife), Box #105, North Bend, Nebraska - 21 Jul 1947 -
- info via Patricia, Harry's late-2nd-wife - info 12 Apr 2009 -

Teunis,
I have found information on one of the men that you don't have much on. He was part of the flight crew
for the "True Love" that was shot down on 15 Aug 1944. His name on your web page is Harry Arthur CLARK.
His name was really Harry Arthur DOLPH. He was born 12 Mar 1918 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, son of Harry Arthur DOLPH, Sr
and his wife, Flossie May WHITE. They divorced on 10 Aug 1921, when Harry was only 3 1/2 years old.
Both father and mother remarried. Flossie married a William CLARK on 5 May 1923 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
All the records for Harry, Jr. that I have found (birth, marriage, census and death) are under the surname DOLPH.

Harry is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia under Harry Arthur DOLPH, Jr.
I have not been able to locate his enlistment papers under either surname. He was married to his second wife,
Patricia SHOEMAKER on 12 Jun 1970 in Las Vegas.
Both were listed as residents of Massachusetts (don't know what that is about - why they would have been in MA).
I have not found the marriage of Harry to a Norma (supposedly his first wife). as yet.

Harry's father Harry A. DOLPH, Sr. died in 1933 in Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan of bronchial pneumonia and mitral stenosis.
He was only 35 years, 5 months & 19 days old. His spouse at that time was listed as Bertha DOLPH.
It also stated that Harry Sr. was born in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.

Harry DOLPH, Jr. is listed in the BIRLS Veterans' Death File under DOLPH. and in the 1920 US census
(Kalamazoo, Ward 2, Kalamazoo County, MI with his parents Harry and Flossie DOLPH.
It states that he enlisted on 22 Oct 1940 and was released from service on 28 Oct 1948.
That release date seems awfully late since most were released in 1945.

In 1940 he is listed as a lodger in the household of Rettie KEADLE in Los Angeles, CA.
He lists himself as 22 years old; born in Michigan, and a truck driver for a dental laboratory
and stated that in 1935 he was living in Lansing, Michigan.

I hope all this info helps round out his profile. Talk to you soon.
Marcia D. Melnyk - 13 Nov 2016
Author of: Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research - 1999
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18177210 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John Marvin "Johnny" Capps - Stoddard County, MO - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW
born 18 May 1917, MO - died 26 May 1995, Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri - Age 78
Enlistment: 10 Oct 1942, Dallas, TX - Residence: Stoddard Co., MO - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Dollie E. Capps (mother), 326 North Walnut Street, Dexter, Missouri
Son of Mr. John M. Capps (Head-47) (father) and Mrs. Dollie E. Capps (Wife-43) (mother),
210 Carter, Dexter Cty, Ward 2, Liberty Twp, Stoddard County, MO
Mr. John M. Capps - born 29 Apr 1881 - died 29 Mar 1967 - Age 85
Mrs. Dollie E. Capps - born 09 Sep 1886 - died 04 Feb 1969 - Age 82
Siblings: Carl (M-20) and Pauline (F-15) - info US Census 9 Apr 1930
Mrs. Pauline Capps Hart (sister) - born 24 Mar 1915 - died 27 Apr 2001 - Age 86
Married 19 Dec 1952, Ms. Glenda Juanita Stark

S/Sgt. - Tail-Gunner - John Marvin 'Johnny' Capps
S/Sgt. John Marvin 'Johnny' Capps
- image via "The Evader" - page 335 -

Glenda Juanita Capps, daughter of the late O.H. and Mamie Caple Stark, was born in Caledonia, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
on June 3, 1927, and died in Tulsa, OK, on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at the age of 79
Mrs. Capps spent most of her life in the Dexter community, but she had been a resident of Tulsa since 2001
She married John Marvin Capps on Dec. 19, 1952, who preceded her in death
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter, the American Legion Auxiliary
and had been involved in various community activities
Survivors include one son, John M. Capps of Houston, TX; three daughters, Kristie Gibson of Tulsa, OK
Cathy Miller of Houston, TX, and Carla Hunt of St. Peters, MO
three granddaughters, Katie Gibson of Tulsa, OK and Sarah and Becca Hunt of St. Peters, MO;
one grandson, John Marvin Capps, II of Houston, TX; one sister, Wynola Hill of St. Louis, MO;
one brother, Orin Stark of Mystic, CT; beloved nieces Sandra Hart Shaw of Fairfax Station, VA,
Karen Ortmann of St. Louis, MO, and other extended family
- info obituary - 21 Dec 2006 - Dexter Daily Statesman / Sikeston Standard Democrat -

Dexter Cemetery Headstone - John Marvin Capps - Glenda J. Capps
Dexter Cemetery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Glenda J. - John Marvin Capps
- images courtesy Tim Crutchfield - via findagrave.com -
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All (5) KIA were first buried in Steenwijkerwold / Kerkbuurt Cemetery
Edward B. Philo - buried Aug 19 - Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt - Cemetery - grave 4
unknown USAAF - buried Aug 19 - Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt - Cemetery - grave 5
unknown USAAF - buried Aug 19 - Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt - Cemetery - grave 6
unknown USAAF - buried Aug 19 - Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt - Cemetery - grave 7
unknown USAAF - buried Aug 19 - Steenwijkerwold - Kerkbuurt - Cemetery - grave 8
Remarks on graves: The graves are registered in the books of the office of the mayor
of the community of Steenwijkerwold
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later reinterred to Margraten, NL and USA
IDPF's - '293' files might have more details

Steenwijkerwold Rang Position Name Date of death Force Cemetery IDPF
Grave 3 1st Lt. Navigator Norman Peck 15 Aug 1944 USAAF USA, NY Yes - PDF
Grave 4 S/Sgt. Asst. Engineer / Top Turret Gunner Edward B. Philo 15 Aug 1944 USAAF USA, MI Yes - PDF
Grave 5 1st Lt. Co-Pilot Thomas Lynn Bell 15 Aug 1944 USAAF USA, CA Yes
Grave 6 S/Sgt. Nose-Turret Gunner Robert Joseph Lehman 15 Aug 1944 USAAF USA, OK Yes - PDF
Grave 7 1st Lt. Pilot John Simpson Archer Jr. 15 Aug 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes

NOTE : According IDPF's of Julian and Jones it came clear that there were ONLY 7 graves !!!
NOTE : Remains of Julian and Jones were in grave 2 !!!

Berend Mast - headstone Sketch - Cemetery Kerkbuurt, Steenwijkerwold, Holland - 16 Jan 1946
Sketches - Cemetery Kerkbuurt, Steenwijkerwold, Holland - 7 Jan 1946 - source 'IDPF' Julian
Civilian grave - Berend Mast - born 29 Nov 1859 - died 11 Mar 1932 - Age 72
additional text in color - by PATS - 15 Aug 2010

Margraten-NL : Netherlands American Cemetery
Headstone - Archer - Margraten, NL Headstone - Archer - Margraten, NL
- 1st Lt. John S. Archer Jr. - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

More details later - after receiving MACR - 10 August 2007 - PATS
received MACR - 26 September 2007 - PATS

Air Gunner Capps was captured - 13:15 - location: Air base Steenwijk - by Flak - Anti Aircraft Unit -

Wrong crew positions as given in MACR#8429 - page 4
Wrong crew positions as given in MACR #8429 - page 4 -
Correction of crew positions as given by S/Sgt. John M. Capps in MACR #8429 - page 29-30
Correction of crew positions as given by S/Sgt. John M. Capps in MACR #8429 - page 29-30 -
S/Sgt. Harry A. Clark - Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. Robert J. Lehman - Nose Turret Gunner instead of Right Waist Gunner
Ground officer Lt. Leslie - Right Waist Gunner

Discrepancy - Ball Turret Gunner is Willie Lowen - Left Waist Gunner is Harry Clarke
according Harry Clark ( himself) in his book "The Evader"

Cover - 'Evader' by Harry A. Dolph aka Harry A. Clark
THE EVADER
"ISBN 0890159742" - written by Harry A. Dolph
( aka Harry Arthur Clark ) - Ball Turret Gunner on "True Love"

S/Sgt. Harry A. Clark aka Harry A. Dolph
Harry A. Clark
1918 - 1994

Harry Arthur Dolph - born 12 Mar 1918 - died 12 Jun 1994 - Age 76
buried - "Patton Street" - Arlington National Cemetery, VA

Parts recovered 1983; Leyweg - W of Steenwijk



SGLO - T3929

LIBERATOR B-24H - #41-29449 - 15 Aug 1944 - ZUIDVEEN - CREW 10

35322020 - O-809346 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Simpson 'Jack' Archer Jr. - Cuyahoga County, OH - KIA 39906199 - 0-817617 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Thomas Lynn 'Tommy' Bell - Salt Lake County, UT - KIA O-703301 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Norman 'Norm' Peck - Kings County, NY - KIA 38395312 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner - Robert Joseph 'Bob' Lehman - Kowana, Seminole County, OK - KIA 36450215 - S/Sgt. - Asst. Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Edward Bartrom 'Bart' Philo - Hesperia, Oceana County, MI - KIA
35723725 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Waist Gunner - Donald Edward 'Don' McCarty - IN - POW 38327189 - T/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Flt. Engineer - William Alonzo 'Willie' Lowen - Ponca City, Kay Co., OK - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan - POW3 O-1549986 - 2nd Lt. - Squadron Gunnery Officer - Right Waist Gunner - William Leslie II  - NY - POW 19000426 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harry Arthur 'Knobby' Clark - EVD 18177210 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John Marvin 'Johnny' Capps - Stoddard County, MO - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW

- 5 KIA - 4 POW - 1 EVD -

ARCHER Jr.(†) - BELL(†) - PECK(†) - LEHMAN(†) - PHILO(†)
McCARTY - LOWEN - LESLIE II - CLARK - CAPPS

- photo Leslie II not found -

Contact Dolph is pending - 13 Dec 2008 - PATS
Contact Archer is pending - 23 Oct 2009 - 31 Jan 2015 - PATS
Contact Bell is pending - 23 Oct 2009 - PATS
Contact Philo is pending - 24 Oct 2009 - PATS
Contact Lowen is pending - 31 Jul 2010 - PATS
Contact Capps is pending - 02 Aug 2010 - PATS

Last update - 28 Aug 2017 - PATS



Nijetrijne

12.5 mi N of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3930

Tuesday - 15th Aug 1944 - B-24H - #42-95157 - "H" - Nijetrijne - 13:00
466th BG - 786th BS - 1st Lt. Verdun W. Munroe - Crew #648 - MACR #8427
6 KIA - 3 POW - 1 EVD



Crew R. C. Greenwood - #42 - 466th Bomb Group Crew #648
- Crew #42 - R. C. Greenwood - - - - - 466th Bomb Group - Crew #648 -
standing l-r : Lt. Robert C. Greenwood , Lt. Harry E. Haseman Jr., Lt. Terence H. Crowley, Lt. Charles D. Welde
kneeling l-r : T/Sgt. Frank Kayden, S/Sgt. James A. Ehredt, T/Sgt. Stephen N. Reiter,
S/Sgt. William J. Weisner, S/Sgt. Gerald D. Boles, S/Sgt. Dale R. Estle
- image and names via Jim Haseman -
Lt. Robert C. Greenwood was not on 15 Aug 1944 crew - 1st Lt. Verdun W. Munroe was his substitute
26th Mission for 1st Lt. Verdun W. Munroe (see his obituary in Poughkeepsie Journal - 9 Jul 1966)

466th BG circle L 786th BS 8th-air-force-patch

466th BG - 96th CBW - Circle 'L' - 786th BS - U8 - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Liberator - B-24H - #42-95157 - "H" - 15 Aug 1944 - MACR #8427
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32043416 - O-750818 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Verdun Winston Munroe - Dutchness Co., NY - Stalag 9C - Bad Sulza - POW

13839445 - O-820758 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Harry E. Haseman Jr. - Salt Lake County, UT - KIA

12129894 - O-716371 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Terence H. Crowley - Wayne County, NY - KIA

15126116 - O-717121 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles David Welde - Portsmouth, Scioto County, OH - KIA

13084055 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Frank Kayden - Cambria County, PA - KIA

13170854 - T-Sgt. - Radio Operator - Stephen N. Reiter - PA - EVD

33568833 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James Albert Ehredt - Denver, CO - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW

15383151 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William J. Weisner - Decatur Co., IN - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW

37652527 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Dale Raymond Estle - Ledyard Twp, Kossuth County, IA - KIA

39275720 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Gerald Dean Boles - Ventura, CA - KIA
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32043416 - O-750818 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Verdun Winston Munroe - Dutchness Co., NY - Stalag 9C - Bad Sulza - POW
born 11 Apr 1916, Mawer, Saskatchewan, Canada - died 29 Jun 1966, North Miami, FL - Age 50
came with his parents in 1919 from Canada to the United States
burial Arlington National Cemetery, Tuesday 5 Jul 1966, at 2 p.m. - , Arlington Co., VA, USA - Plot: Sec: 1, Site: 1844

Son of Mr. Edwin J. Munroe and Mrs. Susanna 'Edna' Munroe (née Peterman) - Marriage: 1913
Mr. Edwin J. Munroe (father) - born 20 Oct 1884 (?1882?) , St. Elmo, Ontario, Canada - died Sep 1973, Rhinebeck, NY - Age 88
Mrs. Susan 'Edna' Peterman Munroe (mother) - born in Sharon, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Elvina 'Elva' Gertrude Munroe - born 2 Feb 1915 - died 26 Dec 2004, Roselle, Union Co., NJ - Age 89 - (married to Fred Schlick)
and Lorena Pearl Munroe - born 04 May 1918 - died 9 Oct 2000, Sedona, Coconino Co., AZ - Age 82 - (married to John Adams)
Husband of Mrs. Wanda I. Munroe (Wife) (née North), 17 South Street, Rhinebeck, NY, USA
Enlistment - 27 Feb 1941 - Albany, NY, USA - Private, Warrant Officers, USA - Residence: Dutchess Co., NY
Marital Status: Single - Nativity: British North America or Canada or Labrador or New Foundland
daughter Wynn Munroe - born 5 Jan 1944, Rhinebeck, NY - died 26 Sep 1997, Las Vegas, NV - Age 53
Mrs. Wanda I. Munroe (wife) - born 05 Sep 1918 - died 28 Feb 2003, Longmont, CO - Age 84

Shot down on his 26th mission
Lt. Munroe was taken POW at 14:45, near Munnekeburen / Oldelamer
by M/Sgt. Fritsche of Company 8, AF Signal Corps Rgt.201,
taken to Airforce Hospital of Leeuwarden
Lt. Munroe transfered August 18 1944, from Station Hospital Leeuwarden to Hohemark - info KU 2776

Rhinebeck - Clips Poughkeepsie Journal - Verdun Munroe - 1945 - 1948 - 1966
Collage - Clips Poughkeepsie Journal - Verdun Munroe - 1945 - 1948 - 1966
source Poughkeepsie Journal - via Footnote.com -

Memorial MUNROE - rear Memorial MUNROE - front
Memorial MUNROE
source Anne Cady - via findagrave.com - 23 Jan 2011

For Thou Art With Me A Personal Journal
For Thou Art With Me
A Personal Journal
Author: Verdun W. Munroe, Sr.; Terri Vigna, Contributor
13-Digit ISBN: 978-1-941049-16-7
Specs: 6" x 9" Perfect Bound; 156 Pages - Retail Price: $15.95
Publication Date: April 3, 2014 - Joshua Tree Publishing


His uncle 782296 - Private - Ernest Malcolm Munroe died in WWI - 25 Dec 1918 - Age 26
Force: Army - Unit: Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) - Division: 46th Bn.
Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom - Grave Reference: AA. C52 - CWGC ref. 359541
Son of Thomas and Ellen Aird Munroe, of Mawer, Saskatchewan, Canada - born in Ontario abt.1892
Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Ellen Aird Munroe (grandparents of 1st Lt. Verdun W. Munroe)

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13839445 - O-820758 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Harry E. Haseman Jr. - Salt Lake County, UT - KIA
born 12 May 1920, Pittsburg, PA - died 15 Aug 1944, Nijetrijne, The Netherlands - Age 24
Religion: Catholic - 1st reinterred Margraten, NL - 2nd - cemetery in Pennsylvania, USA
Husband of Mrs. Norma Haseman (Wife), 1257 Hudson Ave, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Enlistment - 13 Oct 1941 - Pittsburg, PA, USA - Private, Air Corps, USA

Cockpit - Harry E. Haseman
Harry with his nieces Carol and Majorie Haseman Training - Harry E. Haseman Private - Harry E. Haseman
- - - Private - - - - - - - - Training - - - - Harry Edward Haseman Jr. - - - - Private -
- images via cousin Jim Haseman -
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12129894 - O-716371 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Terence H. Crowley - Wayne County, NY - KIA
born 1920 - died 15 Aug 1944, Nijetrijne, The Netherlands - Age 24
Religion: Catholic - 1st reinterred Margraten, NL - 2nd - cemetery in New York, USA
Son of Mr. Pete and Mrs. Delia Crowley, 250 Fayette Street, Palmyra, NY, USA
Enlistment - 01 Feb 1943 - Atlantic City, NJ, USA - Private, Air Corps, USA
Address on Census Apr 1930 record - 60 Fayette Street, Palmyra Village, Palmyra Twp, Wayne County, NY
April 1930 - Mr. Pete Crowley (Head 46 abt. 1884) (father) and Mrs. Delia Crowley (Wife 45 abt. 1885) (mother)
Siblings of Terence: Nora (19), John (16), Mary (15), Bernard (11), Gerald (6) and Marjory (3.5 years)
Father Pete and mother Delia born in 'Irish Free State' - Nativity: Irish - info US Census 1930 -
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15126116 - O-717121 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles David Welde - Portsmouth, Scioto County, OH - KIA
born 1920, OH - died 15 Aug 1944, Nijetrijne, The Netherlands - Age 24
Son of Mr. George F. Welde and Mrs. Louise Welde, 1124 4th Street, Portsmouth, OH, USA
Enlistment - 25 Sep 1942 - Columbus, OH, USA - Private, Air Corps, USA - Nativity: Ohio - Marital Stautus: Single
reinterred - Margraten, NL - Plot: F Row: 1 Grave: 25
awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Husband of Mrs. Charles D. Welde (wife), - 1124 4th Street, Portsmouth, OH, USA
US Census 03 Apr 1930 - Address: 1124 Fourth Street, Portsmouth City, Second Ward, Scioto County, Ohio, USA
No siblings for David - 03 Apr 1930 -
At same address: Robert C. Stahler (36) - (brother-in-law - married) - born 1893/94, Ohio
Elizabeth Lorbach (74) - (aunt - widow) - born 1855/56, Ohio
Margaret Streitenberger (71) - (aunt - widow) - born 1858/59, Ohio
George F. Welde (father) - born 28 Sep 1894 - died Apr 1970 - Age 75
Louise Welde (mother) - born 21 Jun 1895 - died Jun 1978 - Age 83
Occupation father: Pharmacist, Drug Store
1949 - 1959: Ohio State Board of Pharmacy Members - George F. Welde, R.Ph., Portsmouth
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13084055 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Frank Kayden - Cambria County, PA - KIA
reinterred - Margraten, NL - Plot: A Row: 3 Grave: 17
born 1923 - died 15 Aug 1944, Nijetrijne, The Netherlands - Age 21
Enlistment - 12 Mar 1943 - Nashville, TN, USA - Private, Air Corps, USA
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mary E. Kayden (Mother), 310 10th Street, Barnesboro, PA, USA
awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
John Kayden (Head-31 born 18 Dec 1898 - died Jan 1981 - Age 82), coal miner - Mary Kayden (Wife-30 abt 1900) née Seibert
Siblings: Olive E. Kayden (F-5 abt.1925) - born 1 Nov 1924, Barnesboro, PA - died 24 Oct 2010, Northern Cambria, PA - Age 85
Robert E. Kayden - 5 Jan 1932, Barnesboro, PA - died 16 Apr 2002, Miners Hospital, Hastings, PA - Age 70 -
and sister Mary Jane Smith, deceased
at same address also Chester Siebert (37 abt 1893), brother-in-law of John Kayden - 310 10th Street
additional info US Census - 9 Apr 1930
obituary of Robert E. Kayden - Tribune-Democrat, 18 Apr 2002, Page D7, Contributed by Lisa Baker
Discrepancy - Siebert or Seibert - also seen as Sybert

My uncle was Frank Kayden from Barnesboro PA.
He was a gunner KIA.
Thomas J. Smith (nephew) - 29 May 2011

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13170854 - T-Sgt. - Radio Operator - Stephen N. Reiter - PA - EVD
born 15 Apr 1924 - died 25 Jul 2005, Glenshaw, Allegheny, Pennsylvania - Age 81
Enlistment - 11 Dec 1942 - Pittsburg, PA, USA - Private, Air Corps, USA
Son of Mrs. Catherine R. Hoover (Mother), 212 19th Street, Sharpsburg, PA, USA
was selected by a board of examiners at the Pueblo Army Air Base, to attend aviation cadet school
Sgt. Reiter, who is nine teen years of age, is a graduate of St. Mary's High School, class of 1942
E&E #2963 - Escape and Evasion Report (18 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2963.pdf
Stayed with the underground in Nijeholtpade and Oldeholtpade,
liberated 12 Apr 1945 by Canadians - info Wiebe H. de Vries


Stephen N. Reiter - Aviation Cadet - local paper - Sharpsburg, PA Cockpit - Stephen N. Reiter Stephen N. Reiter in front of St. Mary's Parish Lyceum in  Sharpsburg,PA
- - - Aviation Cadet - - - - - - - - - - Cockpit - - - - Stephen N. Reiter - - - - - - - - - - Sharpsburg, PA - - -
- images via Mrs. Margaret Reiter ( wife ) - 21 Feb 2009 -

Original crew of Stephen Reiter - background #206
- Stephen N. Reiter - with his original crew - in front of tire at the left, others unknown -
- image via Mrs. Margaret Reiter ( wife ) - 21 Feb 2009 -
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33568833 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James Albert Ehredt - Denver, CO - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW
born 10 May 1924, PA - died 30 Nov 2002, Thornton, Adams County, CO - Age 78
Son of Mr. Fay E. Ehredt (father) and Mrs. Jeanette Ehredt (mother) née Roberts, 2219 Beale Ave, Altoona, PA
James Albert Ehredt - married Ms. Bettye R. Sipes, 18 Dec 1943
Husband of Mrs. Bettye Rosalie Ehredt (wife), 4427 Thompson Court, Denver, CO, USA
Enlistment - 4 Jan 1943 - Altoona, PA, USA - Private, Warrant Officers, USA - Nativity: Pennsylvania
Mrs. Bettye R. Ehredt (wife) née Sipes, born 7 Jan 1926, Forbes, MO - died 26 Dec 1996 - Age 70 - Adams County, CO
James and Bettye had 3 children, William, Edward D. and Jamie Bartis Ehredt (born 03 Nov 1961 - died 06 May 2001 - Age 39)

He is a graduate of Altoona High School in the class of 1942 and prior to going overseas was employed
by the Schwarzenbach Huber Company at the Juniata mill

Mr. Fay E. Ehredt (father), born 04 Aug 1901, PA - died Jun 1985, Commerce City, Adams Co., CO - Age 83
Fay E. M. Ehredt (M-8 abt. 1902, PA) as great grandson of Mrs. Maria Moses (Head-83 abt.1827, PA)
and son of Mrs. Ella Clara Ehredt (F-38 abt.1872, PA) - as in US Census 19th/20th Apr 1910
Mr. Albert E. Ehredt, Altoona (grandfather), PA and Miss Clara Ella Moses (grandmother), daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Moses, Osterburg, PA were married yesterday - 30 Oct 1900
at the bride's home - in the presence of a large number of invited guests
Altoona Mirror, Wednesday, 31 Oct 1900

M. Almeda Ehredt (aunt) (F-6 abt.1904, PA) - Mrs. Almeda Hughes, Hollidaysburg, PA - [obit 25 Jun 1985]
Sylvania Fern Mann née Ehredt (aunt) - born 18 May 1906, PA - died Jan 1996 - Age 89, Hollidaysburg, PA
Ms. Sylvania Fern Ehredt - married Philip Edgar Mann, 16 Apr 1927, Altoona, PA

Newsclip - Missing Sgt. James A. Ehredt
Newsclip - Missing Sgt. James A. Ehredt
- via Mrs. Sharon Merritts, President - Blair County Genealogical Society - 25 Aug 2010

Newsclip - Missing Sgt. James A. Ehredt
Newsclip - POW - Sgt. James A. Ehredt
- via Mrs. Sharon Merritts, President - Blair County Genealogical Society - 24 Aug 2010

Headstone - James A. and Bettye R. Ehredt, Thornton, CO
Olinger Highland Cemetery, Thornton, CO
--- image courtesy Michael ---
www.findagrave.com
- 29 Dec 2009 -
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15383151 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William J. Weisner - Decatur Co., IN - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW
born 22 Feb 1924 - died 6 May 1994, Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana - Age 70
Son of Mrs. and Mr. Edward M. Weisner (Father), 730 W Main Street, Greensburgh, IN, USA
Enlistment - 15 Dec 1942 - FT Benjamin Harrison, IN, USA - Private, Air Corps, USA - Nativity: Indiana
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Indiana history collection M0783 - Box 52, Folder 2
William J. Weisner, “The WW II Adventures of a Lad Named Billy Jim,” 1989
Contact with Kris Weisner (Son) - 29 Dec 2009 - PATS
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37652527 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Dale Raymond Estle - Ledyard Twp, Kossuth County, IA - KIA
initially buried - 18 Aug 1944 - Plot 1 Grave #21 - General Cemetery Wolvega, Friesland, NL
reinterred - Margraten, NL - Plot: B Row: 5 Grave: 17
born 16 Sep 1915 - died 15 Aug 1944, Nijetrijne, The Netherlands - Age 29
Son of Mr. Tony Ray Estle (father) - (Head-52 abt.1878, Iowa), Clark Ave, Lakota, Kossuth Co., USA
and Mrs. Mary Ann Estle (née Pfa(e)nder) (mother) - (Wife-44 - born 15 Dec 1886, Germany - died Dec 1981 - Age 94-95)
Siblings: 8 sisters and 3 brothers
Mabel Katherine, Pearl Marie, Robert Lee, Edna May, John William, Ruth Ann,
Leroy Wibur "Nick", Dorothy Jeanne, Velda Irene, Doris Maxine and Norma Faye
In 1932 the family moved to Ledyard, Springfield Twp, Iowa
Husband of Mrs. Lu Metta Mae Estle (wife) née Reese, Ledyard, IA - born 9 Mar 1916 - died 6 Nov 1997 - Age 81
Enlistment - 28 Dec 1942 - CP Dodge Herrold, IA, USA - Private, Warrant Officers, USA
Tour of active duty began 4 Jan 1943, transfered to the Army Air Force later in 1943
Sent overseas in June 1944. Duty in England, Scotland + Ireland bases
Active bombing duty as a tailgunner on a B-17 bomber
awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Dale with his wife Lu Metta Dale in Air Force uniform
Dale with his wife Lu Metta - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dale Raymond Estle

Dale with his dog Early gravemarker Margraten
Dale with his dog - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Margraten Cemetery
- images and info - Dale Raymond Estle - via his sister Velda - 6 Dec 2008
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37652527 - ID-tag DALE R. ESTLE
37652527 - ID-tag - DALE R. ESTLE
Found May 1987 by Mr. Wim Stienstra - photo via SMAMF - Mr. Douwe Drijver - 21 May 2011
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ID-TAG S/Sgt. Dale R. Estle back to family
Identiteitsplaatje S/Sgt. Dale R. Estle terug naar familie
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In mei 1987 werd door detectoramateurs in een weiland nabij de Scheensloot in Nijetrijne
het identiteitsplaatje gevonden van de Amerikaanse vliegenier Dale R. Estle uit Iowa.

S/Sgt. Estle vloog op 15 augustus 1944 als zijluikschutter mee in de B-24 van Lt. Verdun Munroe.
Hun bommenwerper kwam tijdens de retourvlucht van een bombardement op het vliegveld van Vechta
boven Noord-Nederland hevig onder vuur te liggen van Duitse jachtvliegtuigen.
Het vliegtuig raakte door de beschietingen zwaar beschadigd en maakte uiteindelijk een stijle duik naar beneden.
Vier bemanningsleden wisten de B-24 nog levend te verlaten; de andere zes kwamen bij Nijetrijne om het leven.

Estle lag tijdens de oorlog begraven op de begraafplaats van Wolvega.
Na de bevrijding werden zijn stoffelijke resten overgebracht naar het ereveld Margraten in Limburg.
Het graf daar wordt mede verzorgd door de familie Hermsen, die al geruime tijd contacten met de familie Estle
en sinds kort ook met de Stichting Missing Airmen Memorial Foundation onderhoudt.

Door bemiddeling van de SMAMF kan de ‘dog tag’ zevenenzestig jaar na Estle’s dood aan zijn nabestaanden worden teruggegeven.
De stichting is de heer Wim Stienstra – die het plaatje sinds 1987 in zijn bezit had – zeer erkentelijk
dat hij het voor dit doel beschikbaar heeft willen stellen.
(24-01-2011)
source www.luchtoorlogfriesland.nl - aktueel - 2011

Let you known that the ID-tag never made it to the USA !!!
It's still in possession of the family Dennis Hermsen - info PATS - 24 May 2014

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39275720 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Gerald Dean Boles - Ventura, CA - KIA
reinterred - Margraten, NL - Plot: A Row: 4 Grave: 21
born 1922/1923, Logan County, Arkansas - died 15 Aug 1944, Nijetrijne, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Newell E. Boles (Head-26 abt. 1904, Logan Co., AR) and Arbie J. Boles (Wife-27 abt. 1903, Logan Co., AR) née Scherer
brother of Ilagene 'Ila' Boles (sister) (F-5 abt. 1925, AR)
229½ North 5th Street, Santa Paula Twp, Ventura Co., California - info US Census 8 Apr 1930 -
Father was working as groundman by Electric Power Co. - Mother was washer by Citrus Packing House - 8 Apr 1930
Arbie Jo Scherer (mother) - born 27 Mar 1902, AR - died 15 Nov 1966 - Age 64 - married 15 Jan 1922 with Mr. Newell E. Boles
Gerald, husband of Mrs. Hattie L. Boles (wife) (née Wilson), Route Number Two, Mitchell, Davison Co., South Dakota, USA
Address - 16 Apr 1930 US Census - Hattie L. Wilson (F-5 abt.1925), Prosper Twp, Davison Co., SD
daughter of Mr. Arthur Hilmer Wilson (abt.1883, SD - Swedish) and Mrs. Sadie May Wilson (née Johnson/Jonsson) (abt.1891, Canada)
their son Gerald 'Jerry' Boles Jr. - born 29 Oct 1944, Mitchell, SD - died 28 Apr 1980, Kern County, California - Age 35
awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
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Gerald 'Jerry' Boles Jr. was also killed in a plane crash - info Christopher Boles - 14 Jun 2009
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Gerald Dean Boles Jr. married Karen Kay Daniels on 9 Oct 1976, Carson City, Nevada
additional info via Gary O. Green - 11 Aug 2010 -

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Next of kin and addresses as in 1944 - info from MACR -

All KIA first buried - 18 Aug 1944 - in Wolvega, Friesland
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2nd Lt. - Charles David Welde - Cemetery Wolvega - Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave #18
2nd Lt. - Terence H. Crowley - Cemetery Wolvega - Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave #19
T/Sgt. - Frank Kayden - Cemetery Wolvega - Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave #20
S/Sgt. - Dale R. Estle - Cemetery Wolvega - Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave #21
S/Sgt. - Gerald D. Boles - Cemetery Wolvega - Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave #22
S/Sgt. - Gerald D. Boles first buried as unknown - Grave #22
2nd Lt. - Harry E. Haseman - Cemetery Wolvega - Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave 23

Oct 1945 - reinterred to Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, Netherlands
Co-Pilot Haseman and Navigator Crowley were later from Margraten reinterred to the USA

ID-card - Pfc. Gerald D. Boles ID-card - Pfc. Gerald D. Boles
ID-cards A.A.F. Tech. School - 39275720 - Pfc. Gerald D. Boles - 809th
Height: 6" - Weight: 160 - Eyes: Blue - Hair: Brown
via Sarah Jean Boles (granddaughter) - 08 Oct 2015
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Headstone - Welde - Margraten, NL Headstone - Welde - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. Charles D. Welde - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Margraten-NL : Netherlands American Cemetery
Headstone - Boles - Margraten, NL Headstone - Boles - Margraten, NL
- S/Sgt. Gerald D. Boles - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Estle - Margraten, NL
        grave adopted by Hermsen family Headstone - Estle - Margraten, NL
        grave adopted by Hermsen family
- S/Sgt. Dale R. Estle - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Kayden - Margraten, NL Headstone - Kayden - Margraten, NL
- T/Sgt. Frank Kayden - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

S/Sgt's Ehredt and Weisner were injured and taken POW directly near Nijetrijne
Lt. Munroe was taken POW at 14:45, by M/Sgt. Fritsche of Company 8, AF Signal Corps Rgt.201,
near Munnekeburen / Oldelamer
All three taken to Airforce Hospital of Leeuwarden
Lt. Munroe transfered August 18 1944, from Station Hospital Leeuwarden to Hohemark - info KU 2776

More details later - after receiving MACR - 10 August 2007 - PATS
Received MACR - 9 Oct 2007 - PATS

-------- info FamilySearch + AAD archive + MACR -----------

Liberator #42-95157 - monument- Nijetrijne Liberator #42-95157 - monument- Nijetrijne
Liberator #42-95157 - monument- Nijetrijne
images via Hans Hollestelle - 14 Sep 2016
T.H. Crowley = Terence H. Crowley
Frank K. Kadayen = Frank Kayden
C.D. Welde = Charles D. Welde
Names on plaque are incorrect or inconsistent - info PATS



SGLO - T3930

LIBERATOR B-24H - #42-95157 - 15 Aug 1944 - NIJETRIJNE - CREW 10

32043416 - O-750818 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Verdun Winston Munroe - Dutchness Co., NY - Stalag 9C - Bad Sulza - POW 13839445 - O-820758 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Harry E. Haseman Jr. - Salt Lake County, UT - KIA 12129894 - O-716371 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Terence H. Crowley - Wayne County, NY - KIA 15126116 - O-717121 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles David Welde - Portsmouth, Scioto County, OH - KIA 13084055 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Frank Kayden - Cambria County, PA - KIA
13170854 - T-Sgt. - Radio Operator - Stephen N. Reiter - PA - EVD 33568833 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James Albert Ehredt - Denver, CO - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW 15383151 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William J. Weisner - Decatur Co., IN - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross-Tychow - POW 37652527 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Dale Raymond Estle - Ledyard Twp, Kossuth County, IA - KIA 39275720 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Gerald Dean Boles - Ventura, CA - KIA

- 6 KIA - 3 POW - 1 EVD -

MUNROE - HASEMAN Jr.(†) - CROWLEY(†) - WELDE(†) - KAYDEN(†)
REITER - EHREDT - WEISNER - ESTLE(†) - BOLES(†)


Contact Haseman is pending - 29 Nov 2008 - PATS
Contact Reiter is pending - 29 Nov 2008 - PATS
Contact Estle is pending - 29 Nov 2008 - PATS
Contact Weisner is pending - 29 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Boles is pending - 28 Mar 2009 - 06 Oct 2015 - PATS
Contact Ehredt is pending - 24 Aug 2010 - PATS
Contact Kayden is pending - 01 Sep 2010 - 27 Oct 2012 - PATS
Contact Munroe is pending - 03 Aug 2010 - 20 Jan 2011 - PATS

Last update - 16 Feb 2017 - PATS



Wapserveen

16 mi NE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3932

15th Aug 1944 - B-24H-15-FO - #42-52597 - "U8-W" - "LADY LIGHTNING" - Wapserveen - 13:00
466th BG - 786th BS - 1st Lt. John Suchiu - Crew #725 - MACR #8428
4 KIA - 5 POW - 1 EVD



First assigned to 8th 466BG 784BS (T9-M)
25297 - 'Lady Lightning' - in flight
252597 - "Lady Lightning" - in flight
source ???? - via Robert Tong - 23 Jan 2013 -

S/Sgt. Wilbur F. Whiting, USAAF had made the sketch and painted "Lady Lightning" nose-art
see: http://nltaylor.net/sketchbook/archives/129

Later assigned to 8th 466BG 786BS (U8-W)
Lady Lightning - brake - chute landing
"Lady Lightning" - Due loss of hydraulics they used two crew parachutes for landing - date unknown
- source 466th BGA - with permission of Chris Brassfield

466th BG circle L 786th BS 8th-air-force-patch

466th BG - 96th CBW - Circle 'L' - 786th BS - U8 - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator - #42-52597 - "U8-W" - "LADY LIGHTNING" - 15 Aug 1944 - MACR #8428
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O-425057 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Suchiu - Warren, Trumbull County, OH - KIA

15131815 - O-700972 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Mervin Louis Ransom - Sandusky County, OH - POW - Stalag Luft 3 and Stalag 7A

14147607 - O-691887 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - William B. Gatlin - Fulton Co., GA - POW - Stalag Luft 3

31082194 - O-701433 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Arthur Palladino - Revere, Suffolk County, MA - POW - Stalag Luft 1

14046730 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Emile G. Piazza - Hancock Co., MS - POW - Stalag Luft 4

32739130 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Frederick J. "Fred" Gerritz - Erie County, NY - EVD

33558860 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Jerome Ralph Samburg - Baltimore City Co., MD - KIA

33560157 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Lowell D. Stiles - Fairmont, WV - KIA

35608603 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Edward Anthony Dobran - Mahoning Co., Ohio - POW - Stalag Luft 3

35553545 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Robert Richard Abbott - Findlay, Hancock County, OH - KIA
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O-425057 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Suchiu - Warren, Trumbull County, OH - KIA
born 20 Mar 1918 - died 15 Aug 1944, Wapserveen, The Netherlands - Age 26
buried 17 Aug 1944 - Vledder_ Nijensleek_Cemetery - Single grave no.1 ( disinterred as X-255, Vledder )
body disinterred, initial buried in USMC Margraten as X2102 in grave BBB-1-16 - 14 Dec 1945
Son of Nicholas and Mary Suchiu, 2238 Niles Rd SE, Warren, OH
Siblings: Nicholas Jr.(b.1920), Raymond (b.1922) and Anne - info via Mary Suchin (niece), daughter of Raymond
Husband of the former Wilda E. Pickett (wife), lives at Kempner, Texas (Aug 1944)
married to Ms. Wilda Elaine Pickett - 5 Jan 1944
Grandmother of John is Mrs. Maria Muntain (died before 3 Nov 1943)
14 Dec 1945 reburied as X2102, Margraten, NL - later identified and brought back to the USA - info via Jan Hey
1st Lieutenant John Suchiu is interred - 21 Jul 1949 - at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren, Ohio
Garden Section GG, Lot # 72, and Space #2 - info via Lori Gillespie - 24 Sep 2010
Address - 1950 - Mrs. Mary Suchiu (mother), Rural Delivery #2 North Rd., Warren, Ohio

Headstone - John Suchiu, Warren, OH
Headstone - John Suchiu, Warren, OH
via Findagrave - Jean Jordan - 11 May 2011

Body was heavely burned and found in plane
'ID-tag' was found near plane by O. Winterdijk, Frederiksoord 39, Holland
Later it was handed to the German Unit, located at Café Blok, in Wapserveen
- info IDPF Suchiu - Statements O. Winterdijk and Burgomaster R. O. van Moltker
Misspelled - R. O. van Moltker = Jonkheer Rudolph Otto van Holthe tot Echten - info PATS - 27 Jan 2011
O. Winterdijk = Onno Winterdijk - b.1927, Monster, Z-H - info Rien Krijnen - 28 Jan 2011

Vledder - 1940-1945 - Memorial - 
J. BEKHOF - G.M. van CORSTANJE - J. van DIJK - P. GROENHUIS - J.A. v.d. HEIDE - I.J. HOOGEVEEN -
C. HOS - W. KLOONEN - TH. Le LOUX - D. OOMENS - D. de RUITER - F. GEORG - J. GEORG-REINHARDT - C. GEORG -
JOHN SUCHIU - Ch. van TONGEREN - A. VELDHUIZEN - J.W. VELDMEIJER
Vledder - Memorial - 1940 - 1945 - VOOR HEN DIE VIELEN
1940 - 1945 - FOR THOSE FALLEN
unveiled by Cornelis Veldhuizen - 04 May 1948
- source original images - www.fledderkerspel.nl - in Dutch -
Note: Last name misspelled as SUCHLU instead of SUCHIU

Purple Heart - John Suchiu - front 1st Lt. John Suchiu 1st Lt. John Suchiu Purple Heart - John Suchiu - back
- 1st Lt. John Suchiu -
- via Nicki Suchiu (niece) - 12 Aug 2010 -

Next of Kin - MACR #8428 - page-34 - Suchiu
Next of Kin - MACR #8428 - page-34 - Suchiu
Suciu, Suchiu and Suchin are variants for this Romanian surname

Also from Trumbull County, OH enlisted for the Air Corps
15125208 - Nick Suchiu Jr. - enlistment: 8 Apr 1942, Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio - born 1920, OH - Marital status: Single
15131716 - Raymond Suchiu - enlistment: 5 Feb 1943, Cleveland, Ohio - born 1922, OH - Marital status: Single
Enlistment of John Suchiu - not found in the on-line AAD-archives
FOIA - IDPF - Suchiu - request 12 Aug 2010 - received - 115 pages - 26 Jan 2011
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Nick Suchiu Jr. - born 17 Jan 1920, OH - died 22 May 1992, Lubbock, TX - Age 72 - SSN 279-16-8145 issued Ohio
Raymond Suchiu/Suchin - born 10 Mar 1922, OH - died Jun 1983, Riviera Beach, FL - Age 61 - SSN 289-16-3462 issued Ohio
Mary Suchiu/Suchin - born 08 Sep 1894 - died Jan 1981, Riviera Beach, FL - Age 86 - SSN 264-78-2144 issued Florida
Last name was changed to Suchin in 1950 - info Mary Suchin
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O-815013 - 2nd Lt. Raymond Suchiu - Co-Pilot - Prytulak Crew 907 - 492nd BG 859th BS
transferred 10 Aug 1944 as Crew #7 to 467th BG - 788th BS
All Suchiu's verified in relation to John Suchiu - info PATS 26 Jul 2010

John Suchiu - Raymond Suchiu - Nick Suchiu
- 2nd Lt. John Suchiu - - - - - - - - 2nd Lt. Raymond Suchiu - - - - - - - - - PFC Nick Suchiu -
- via Nicki Suchiu (daughter of Nick) - 12 Aug 2010 -

Newsclips - 5 Oct 1943 and 3 Nov 1943 - Warren Tribune Chronicle
Newsclips - 5 Oct 1943 and 3 Nov 1943 - Warren Tribune Chronicle
- via Warren-Trumbull County Public Library - 23 Sep 2010 -

Warren Tribune Chronicle - newsclip - 8 Jul 1942 - "Round the Camps"
Lt. John Suchiu has returned to Camp Hood, Texas after spending a 10-day furlough
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Suchiu, Sr. of Niles Rd.

Warren Tribune Chronicle - newsclip - 5 Oct 1943 - "District Men in U.S. Service"
W E A R S - P I L O T - W I N G S
Lt. John Suchiu, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Suchiu, 2238 Niles SE,
was presented the silver wings of a pilot in pilot graduation exercises in Texas, Oct. 1
Lt. Suchiu was with the tank destroyer and field artillery branches of the Army until he transfered to the Air Force
He is now home on furlough and will leave Thursday for Liberal, Kansas, to attend B-24 School

Warren Tribune Chronicle - newsclip - 3 Nov 1943 - "District Men in U.S. Service"
B R O T H E R S - P R O M O T E D - I N - A I R - F O R C E
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Suchiu, Sr., 2238 Niles SE, have three sons in the service, all with the Air Force
John (left) won his wings as pilot last month at Blackland Field, Texas, and is now a second lieutenant stationed at Liberal, Kansas
Raymond (center) is receiving his pilot's wings and commision of second lieutenant at Turner Field, Georgia today
and Nick, Jr., (right) has been promoted to private first class at Lubbock, Texas where he is a blind flight instructor
The brothers were recently home at the same time
called here because of the death of their grandmother, Mrs. Maria Muntain

- newsclips via Local History & Genealogy Center; Warren-Trumbull County Public Library -

Newsclip - 21 Oct 1944 - Warren Tribune Chronicle
Newsclip - 21 Oct 1944 - Warren Tribune Chronicle - reformat
source: Local History & Genealogy Center Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
via Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk - 16 Aug 2016


Hi Pats,
Ray was in my crew and my best friend. Lost track of him after the war.
Do you know what happened to him after the war.
John was Rays brother. We saw him get blown up on a mission over Germany,
Ray was never the same person after that.
Ben Babitz - 08 Jul 2010 -
O-702882 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. Benjamin 'Ben' Babitz
Prytulak Mission #30 with the 467th BG, 788th BS - 15 Aug 44 - 42-50439, Uchte, Germany - Target: airfield
15131716 - O-815013 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. Raymond Suchiu
Mission #100 from the 467th BG
Crew and Mission info from www.492ndbombgroup.com -

Crew #907 - Prytulak - with Raymond Suchiu
Crew #907 - Prytulak - April 1944, Herington, KS
Photo was taken just before they took off for England
Back l-r: 2nd Lt. Donald Prytulak - Pilot, 2nd Lt. Richard West - Bombardier, 2nd Lt. Raymond Suchiu - Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt. Benjamin Babitz - Navigator
Front l-r: T/Sgt. Duane Heath - Engineer, Cpl Thomas Floyd, Tail Turret Gunner, T/Sgt. Benjamin Cronemeyer - Radio Operator,
S/Sgt. Anthony Maiorino - Ball Turret Gunner, S/Sgt. Alton Mohney, Nose Turret Gunner
- photo submitted by Tom Floyd, Tail Gunner - source 492ndbombgroup.com -

Mary Suchin - Posted: 8 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT - message board - ancestry.co.uk
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I was wondering if Suchiu - my father was Raymond Suchiu, born in Warren, OH,
could the name have originally been Suciu. His parents, Nicholas and Mary (?Maria?),
were from the Transylvania area. He had 2 brothers, John (died WW2), Nicholas, and 1 sister Anne.
I don't know that much about Romanian surnames, and thought maybe Suchiu was a derivative of Suciu
- source: message board - ancestry.co.uk -


Contact with Mary Suchin - 09 Jul 2010 - 03:51AM GMT
THAT'S EXACTLY 10 YEARS AFTER HER POST

Vledder Rang Position Name Date of death Force Cemetery IDPF
Grave 1 1st Lt. Pilot John Suchiu 15 Aug 1944 USAAF USA, OH YES

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15131815 - O-700972 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Mervin Louis Ransom - Sandusky County, OH - POW - Stalag Luft 3 and Stalag 7A
born 8 Dec 1916, Huron, Erie County, OH - died 20 Nov 2004, Canton, Stark County, OH - Age 87
Burial in Castalia, Sandusky Co., OH - Castalia Cemetery -
Enlistment: 14 Aug 1942, Cleveland, OH - Residence: Sandusky Co., OH - Nativity: Ohio - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944 : Mrs. Gladys W. Ransom (mother), Castalia, Sandusky Co., OH
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11 - see POW 'dog-tag' 7811
Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

POW tag 7811 and Air Medal - 2nd Lt. Mervin L. Ransom - A.C.
7811 - Kgf.lg. Nr.3 d. Lw - Kriegsgefangenlager Nummer 3 der Luftwaffe . . . . . . . . . . Air Medal
Stalag Luft 3 is Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
source image - usmilitariaforum.com - member KASTAUFFER - via Rob Haars

Army Portrait - 2nd Lt. Mervin L. Ransom William B. Gatlin - Age 87 - 2009
2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Mervin L. Ransom . . . . . . . . . . . . Mervin Ransom - 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . .
- photos courtesy Jane Ransom (daughter) - 26 Mar 2010
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14147607 - O-691887 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - William B. Gatlin - Fulton Co., GA - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 30 Jul 1922, Atlanta, GA
Son of Mr. James Leonard Gatlin (father) and Mrs. Mamie Gatlin (née Moody) - formerly of Griffin, GA
Siblings (7) - four (4) brothers and three (3) sisters
Enlistment: 15 Sep 1942, Atlanta, GA - Residence: Fulton Co., GA - Nativity: Georgia - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944: Mrs. Mamie M. Gatlin (mother), 332 Hopkins Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Roommate at the 466th BG base was 2nd Lt. Navigator - Robert G. Borst

Army Portrait - 2nd Lt. William B. Gatlin - Age 21 - 1943 William B. Gatlin - Age 87 - 2009
2nd Lt. - Navigator - William B. Gatlin . . . . . . . . . . Ben Gatlin - 2009 . . . . . .
- photos courtesy Ben Gatlin - 30 Oct 2009

Last contact William Benjamin 'Ben' Gatlin - 07 Dec 2012 - PATS
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31082194 - O-701433 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Arthur Palladino - Revere, Suffolk County, MA - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 24 Oct 1921, Revere, MA - died 07 Mar 2017, Arlington, MA - Age 95
Enlistment: 17 Aug 1942, Fort Devens, MA - Residence: Suffolk Co. MA - Nativity: Massachusetts - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
North 2 - Baracks 3 - Room 11
Address in 1944 - Mrs. Mary A. Palladino (wife), 52 Alexander Avenue, Belmont, MA, USA
Last contact Arthur Palladino - 18 Aug 2010 - PATS

US CENSUS 03 Apr 1940
Address: 12 Thorndike St., Ward 3, Revere City, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, United States
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Patsey Palladino - Head - M-42 - born abt. 1898, Italy - Shoe worker - Shoe Shop
Flora Palladino - Wife - F-39 - born abt. 1901, MA
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Arthur Palladino - son - M-18 - born 24 Oct 1921, MA - Florist - Greenhouse
Dorthy Palladino - daughter - F-14 - born abt. 1926, MA
Marie Palladino - daughter - F-13 - born abt. 1927, MA
Nellie Palladino - daughter - F-9 - born abt. 1931, MA
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info familysearch

2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - photo 1 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - photo 2 - 20 Aug 2016 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - photo 3
2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino
source Arthur Palladino - via Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk - 22 Aug 2016 -

2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - 1944 POW #5354 - Stalag Luft I - Barth - Raum 203/11
2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - 1944 . . . . . . . Raum 203/11 - POW #5354 - Barth - Stalag Luft 1
ID card - 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - 21 Aug 1945
ID card - 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - 21 Aug 1945
- images via Arthur Palladino - 17 Oct 2009 -

ID-card 5354 POW - 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - Stalag Luft 1
ID-tag 5354 POW - 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - Stalag Luft 1
ID-tag 5354 POW - 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - Stalag Luft 1
source Arthur Palladino - via Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk - 16 Aug 2016 -

Articles - 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - Revere Journal, Revere, MA
Articles - 2nd Lt. Arthur Palladino - Revere Journal, Revere, MA
source Arthur Palladino - via Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk - 22 Aug 2016 -


- † - IN MEMORIAM - † -

Arthur Palladino
ARTHUR PALLADINO

PALLADINO, Arthur Of Arlington. Passed peacefully on March 7, 2017, at the age of 95,
surrounded by his loving children.
Born in Revere on October 24, 1921 to the late Pasquale Palladino and Fortunata "Flora" (Coppola).
Beloved husband to the late Mary A. (Amodeo).
Loving father of Nancy Palmieri and her late husband Richard P. of VA,
and Arthur Palladino, Jr. and his wife Robyn Marcow of Amherst.
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source Boston Globe - 08 Mar 2017

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14046730 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Emile G. Piazza - Hancock Co., MS - POW - Stalag Luft 4
Emile George Piazza - born 18 Nov 1922 - died 6 Jan 1994, Bay Saint Louis, Hancock Co., MS - Age 71
Enlistment: 09 Apr 1941, Montgomery, AL - Residence: Hancock Co., MS - Nativity: Mississippi - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944: Pasquale G. Piazza Jr. (father), 506 Dunbar Ave, Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, MS
Pasquale G. Piazza Jr. - b. 9 Mar 1898 - died 14 Jul 1944 - Age 46 - Burial: Plot: S13-23
Pasquale G. Piazza Sr. - b. 15 Aug 1845 - died 10 Mar 1926 - Age 80 - Burial: Plot: S05-22
Crash was on birthday of his grandfather Pasquale Sr.
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow ( ? formerly Heydekrug ?) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug was evacuated - 14 Jul 44 - 19 Jul 1944 - info PATS - 12 Mar 2009

Son of Pasquale George Piazza (father) and Mrs. Mable Jones Piazza (mother) born 9 Apr 1900 - died 11 Sep 1990 - Age 90
Siblings: Clifton Harold Piazza (M-5 1924), Thelma Piazza (F-3 7/12 - 1926)
Buford "Bernie" Piazza (M- 1 2/12 - 1929) and Albert A. Piazza (M - abt. 1932)
- info obituary Clifton Harold Piazza (brother) - born 26 Aug 1924 - died 13 Sep 2011 - Age 87
Thelma Niolet née Piazza (sister)
address 1930: Selmer Town, McNairy Co., TN
- additional info from US Census 1930 sheet -

T/Sgt. Emile G. Piazza - photo
T/Sgt. Emile G. Piazza
via Hancock County Historical Society, Eddie Coleman - 05 Jan 2012

T/Sgt. Emile G. Piazza - memorial PIAZZA - Crypt Saint Marys Cemetery
Burial: Plot: S13-22 - Saint Marys Cemetery, Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi, USA
- images via Findagrave.com - Donald R. Newcomb - 03 Jul 2010 -

Honored by Lawrence Englert (friend), New Orleans, MS on - wwiimemorial.com -
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32739130 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Frederick J. "Fred" Gerritz - Erie County, NY - EVD
born 19 Aug 1923, Buffalo, NY
Enlistment: 20 Jan 1943, Buffalo, NY - Residence: Erie Co., NY - Nativity: New York - Marital Status: Single
US Census 7 Apr 1930: Huetter Ave, Tonawanda, NY - Greatparents born in Germany
Son of Henry Gerritz (father) - (Head-45 - born abt. 1885 - died 21 Feb 1944 - Age 59)
and Lena Gerritz (mother) - (Wife-44 born abt. 1886 - died in 1930 after 7 Apr - Age 44)
Siblings: Raymond J. (M-20), Josephine (F-17), Henry C. (M-9), Clara (F-6) and Bernard F. (M-1/12)
Bernard F. Gerritz (brother) - born 17 Mar 1930 - died 03 Jan 1999, Buffalo, Erie, NY - Age 68
Address 1944: Mr. Henry C. Gerritz Jr. (father), 108 Huetter Avenue, Tonawando, New York
8 months - at Underground Steenwijk / Eesveen
E&E #2973 - FTR Aug 44 - Escape and Evasion Report (12 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2973.pdf
Location of Service: Scott Field, Illinois; Gunnery School, Harlingen, Texas;
Station 120, Attlebridge, England (Aerial Combat Duty); France; Belgium; Germany
17 Nov 1945 - Frederick James Gerritz married Ms. Lauretta Hollenbeck (born 2 Sep) in Madison, IL

Casualty Questionnaire - Frederick J Gerritz
Frederick James Gerritz Frederick James Gerritz Frederick James Gerritz - July 2008
1944 - - - - - - - - - - - - Frederick James Gerritz - - - - - - - - - - - - 2008

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
On 15 Aug 1944 T/Sgt. Gerritz was on a mission to bomb an airport at Vechta, Germany (W-3860)
On the return trip the plane was attacked by ME 109's and the crew was forced to bail out
Sgt. Gerritz landed near Havelte, Holland (Z-9965). He evaded capture by the enemy and returned to
Allied control on 13 Apr 1945 at Steenwijk, Holland (Z-9168)
He was an evader for a period of 239 days

Following is a list of his helpers:

FRANZ DUVON [GJALT DUPON], Steenwijkerwold, Holland, (Z-9168)
Provided coveralls, a place to hide until night, a bicycle and two guides to take him to next stop
5'11", dark hair, dark complexion, 170 lbs, 28 yrs. 17 Aug 1944 for one day.
Gjalt Dupon - born 23 Sep 1893 - died 9 Apr 1963, Meppel - Age 69
Husband of Ms. Hiltje de Vries (wife) - born 13 Nov 1894 - died 02 Nov 1985 - Age 90
Steenwijkerwold should be Frederiksoord

HARRY BENNIK [HENDRIKUS BENNIK], Rijksstraatweg No. 1 A, Willemsoord, Holland (Z-8871)
Provided food and shelter for one day, 18 Aug 1944. Storekeeper in Willemsoord
Manufacturing Store at "de Witte Paarden"
Hendrikus Bennik - born 19 Dec 1893 - died 26 Nov 1959 - Age 66
Husband of Ms. Rembertha H. Luiken (wife) - born 13 May 1897 - died 03 Jul 1985 - Age 88
Sons of Hendrikus Bennik are Nico (1921), Theo, Antoon and Harry Bennik (b. Jan 1932)

The Bennik Family - 'de Witte Paarden'
The Bennik Family - "de Witte Paarden"
back l-r: Lisa, Theo, Anne Marie, Antoon, Nico E.
front l-r: Harry, Father Hendrikus, Femia, Mother Rembertha
- image via Fred Gerritz -

"We did have a total of 6 Airmen in our house, Gerritz, Rye and Borst are the names I do remember
Also familiy of Jim Tozer (KIA 23 Jun 1940) did visit our parents after the war
A photo of Irishman Jim Tozer was hanging in our cafe in Gelderingen" - info Harry Bennik - 12 Oct 2010
23rd Jun 1940 - near Willemsoord - Blenheim R3688 - OM-? - crew (3) Esson, Tozer and Murchison - all KIA

JOH VAN GLEEN [JOHANNES VAN SLEEN], Rijksstraatweg 273, Willemsoord, Holland (Z-88171)
Provided two meals, 19 Aug 1944. Passed on to next stop.
Johannes van Sleen - born 11 Jun 1904 - died 03 Sep 1986 - Age 84
Husband of Ms. Geertje Pit (wife) - born 21 Aug 1907 - died 15 Mar 1991 - Age 83
Neighbours of the Bennik family - info Lucas van Sleen (son) (b.1932) - 10 Oct 2010

Mrs. JANNAKE EBILLINGS or BILLINGS [JANNEKE IBELINGS], Willemsoord, Holland (Z-8871)
House was named "Laanzicht"
Provided food and shelter. Sgt. Gerritz was housed in a tent in a woods near her home and only went
to her house for a bath. 19 Aug to 11 Sep 1944. A widow, 65 yrs., 5'6", 160 lbs., white hair.
Janneke (Janna) Ibelings, widow of Jan van Vollenhoven, born 05 Dec 1917 - died 30 Oct 2006 - Age 88
widow, 65 yrs. = Mrs. Ibelings (mother of Janneke), owner of "Laanzicht"

WILLIAM HOL [WILLEM HOL], Willemsoord, Holland (Z-8871)
Provided food, shelter and clothing for 7½ months, 11 Sep 1944 to 18 Apr 1945
Game warden in the district of "Landgoed de Eese"
5'8", 155 lbs., 49 yrs, dark hair and mustache.
Weintje Hol (wife) - Teunis Hol (son)

Willem and Weintje Hol
Willem and Weintje Hol

Marriage: Saturday 20 Mar 1920, Steenwijkerwold
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Groom: Willem Hol, born 28 Nov 1895, Haarlemmermeer - Age 24 - Game warden
Son of Teunis Hol, labourer and Mrs. Martha van der Hengst
Bride: Weintje Luchtmeijer, born 14 Jun 1895, de Baars, Steenwijkerwold - Age 24
Daughter of Fokke Luchtmeijer, Labourer and Mrs. Klaasje Kielstra
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- info genlias.nl

Wim Hol - 05 Aug 1943, Steenwijk - 11 Aug 2013, Bilthoven - Age 70
Son of Teunis and Corry Hol
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info Fred Gerritz - 03 Sep 2013

Weintje also written as Wijntje

T/Sgt. Fred Gerritz - Westover Field, MA - 1943 Willem Hol with Max - 1944
left - T/Sgt. Fred Gerritz - Westover Field, MA - 1943
right - Willem Hol with Max - 1944
images courtesy Fred Gerritz - via Martha M. Fox (Fred's daughter) - 03 Feb 2012 -

C. STEGINK [CORNELIS STEGINK], Markt 19, Steenwijk, Holland (Z-9168)
Underground agent in Steenwijk area. Supplied civilian clothes, some tobacco.
Visited Sgt. Gerritz several times and advised him of the Allies progress.
Cornelis Stegink - born 13 Mar 1913 - died 16 Jan 1996 - Age 85

- info 22 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2973 -
Additional info via drs. Henk Spreen - 02 Oct 2010 - PATS
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

Last contact Fred / Lauretta Gerritz - .. Sep 2016 - PATS
Last contact Fred Gerritz - 08 Mar 2017 - PATS
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33558860 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Jerome Ralph Samburg - Baltimore City Co., MD - KIA
born 1924 - died 15 Aug 1944, Wapserveen, The Netherlands - Age 19
Son of Mr. Herman Samburg and Mrs. Ida Rief Samburg (b. 3 Jan 1890 - d. Mar 1977 - Age 87 )
Enlistment: 22 Feb 1943, Baltimore, MD - Residence: Baltimore City, MD - Nativity: Maryland - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944: Ida Samburg (mother), 2104 Brookfield Ave, Baltimore, MD
Sibling : Phrona Samburg (b. 1923 - d. 7 Jan 1997 - Age 73 )
buried 17 Aug 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 12
body disinterred, initial buried in USMC Margraten in grave BBB-2-32
His final resting place is Bnai Israel Cemetery, Southern Ave., Baltimore, MD, USA
Additional info - Ann Michael Rosenberg, niece - 09 Feb 2010 - PATS

Memorial - Jerome R. Samburg - Age 19 Memorial - Jerome R. Samburg - Age 19
Memorial - S/Sgt. Jerome R. Samburg - Bnai Israel Cemetery
- images via Neil Noble - 16 Oct 2010 -

Thinking of all our veterans on Veterans Day, especially my grandfather, Reuben Rosenberg
(for whom I was named - he passed away in January of 1977; he was a marksman and
was awarded three bronze stars in WWII), and my mother's Uncle Jerome Samburg,
who on his 25th mission as a rear-tail gunner in WWII was shot down.
10:52 pm - 12 Nov 2007 - rjr - Reuben Joseph Rosenberg, Harrisburg, PA, USA


Uncle Jerome Ralph Samburg
S/Sgt. Jerome Ralph Samburg
image via Ann Michael Rosenberg, niece - 10 Feb 2010 - PATS
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33560157 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Lowell D. Stiles - Fairmont, WV - KIA
born 3 Mar 1923 - died 15 Aug 1944, Wapserveen, The Netherlands - Age 21
Enlistment: 26 Feb 1943, Baltimore, Maryland - Nativity: West Virginia - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944: Mrs. Anna M. Stiles (mother), 416 Wiley Street, Fairmont, West Virginia
buried 17 Aug 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 14
body disinterred, initial buried in USMC Margraten in grave BBB-1-25
moved at request of Next of Kin to permanent cemetery - West Virgina, USA
award: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Memorials - Stiles - Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairmont, WV
Memorials - Stiles - Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairmont, WV
- images by K. Alan Lewis - findagrave.com -

Lowell D. Stiles, born 3 Mar 1923, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA
died 15 Aug 1944, Wapserveen, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Joseph Morris & Anna M. Keener
Died same year as his younger brother, Lewis C., died from drowning
born 03 Mar 1923, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA
died 28 May 1944, Valley Falls, Marion County, West Virginia, USA - Age 21
Son of Joseph Morris & Anna M. Keener

Joseph Morris Stiles (father) - born 01 Feb 1876, Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA - died 1950 - Age 74
Discrepancy - Joseph Morris Stiles - According to death certificate: 2 Jan 1959 - Age 82 -
Address 1959: 426 Wiley Street, Fairmont, West Virginia
Son of Stephen Stiles & Sarah C. Smallwood. Husband of Anna M. Keener
Anna M. Keener Stiles - born 21 Jun 1883, Grant Town, Marion County, West Virginia, USA - died 21 Dec 1981, USA - Age 98
Daughter of Elias Elbert Keener & Sarah Ellen Hildebrand. Wife of Joseph Morris Stiles
Burials: Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA
- info by K. Alan Lewis - findagrave.com -

SSgt. LOWELL D. STILES
S/Sgt. Lowell D. Stiles - 1923 - 1944
- image via Howard & Judy ( née Stiles ) Fowler
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35608603 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Edward Anthony Dobran - Mahoning Co., Ohio - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 13 May 1924 - died 30 Dec 1987 - Age 63
Son of Michael Dobran (b.1881) and Elizabeth Ferko
Enlistment: 29 Mar 1943, Akron, Ohio - Residence: Mahoning Co., OH - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944: Mrs. Elizabeth Dobran (mother), 106 Webb Street, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Sibling : Anna Dobran ( married 09 Jun 1934 with Laverne Lester Streb )

Dust jacket P.O.W. - book by Edward A. Dobran Dust jacket P.O.W. - book by Edward A. Dobran
Title & dust jacket P.O.W. - 123 pages - book by Edward A. Dobran Title page P.O.W.
P.O.W.: The Story of an American Prisoner of War During World War II"
By Edward A. Dobran - Published by Exposition Press, 1953 - 123 pages

Edward A. Dobran presents his 'P.O.W.' book to Mayor Charles P. Henderson Ed Dobran receives letter from president Eisenhower
Edward A. Dobran presents his 'P.O.W.' book to Mayor Charles P. Henderson
Ed Dobran receives letter from President Eisenhower - Aug 1954
- clips via his daughter Leann - 01 Oct 2010 -
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35553545 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Robert Richard Abbott - Findlay, Hancock County, OH - KIA
born 17 May 1923 - died 15 Aug 1944, Wapserveen, The Netherlands - Age 21
Enlistment: 10 Apr 1943, Toledo, OH - Residence: Hancock Co., OH - Nativity: Ohio - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944: Mr. Charles M. Abbott (father), 519 Hull Avenue, Findlay, Ohio
buried 17 Aug 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 11
body disinterred, initial buried in USMC Margraten in grave BBB-1-17
moved to hometown of Findlay, Ohio in 1947 at the parents' request
award: Purple Heart

His immediate family included:
Charlie and Winnie (parents), Kate and Tean (sisters), Stub, Deke, Ned and Bill (brothers)
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info Deke Abbott (nephew) - 06 Apr 2014

Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, OH
S/Sgt. Robert Richard Abbott - Memorial at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, OH
S/Sgt. Robert Richard Abbott - 1923 - 1944
Memorial at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, OH
- images via findagrave - contributor Law-Miller Roots -

Next of kin: - info from US Census 18 Apr 1930 - Allen Twp, Hancock Co., Ohio
Address : Dixie Highway - Charles M. Abbott (father) 49 - Farmer - , Winifred K. Abbott (mother) 47
Siblings: Verdette O. Abbott (M-27) (1902-1972), Deyuos C. Abbott (M-23) (1906-1991), Treva Abbott (F-29) (1910-1978)
Kathleen I. Abbott (F-15) (1914-1977), Ned D. Abbott (M-12) (1917-1994) and William R. Abbott (M-9) (1920-1997)
Additional info by Deyuos C. Abbott Jr. - 02 Apr 2010

Sgt. Robert Abbott, burial - 8 Jan 1949 - Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA
Charles M. Abbott - b. 1880 d. 01 Jul 1957 - Age 76 - Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock Co., OH
Verdette O. Abbott - b. 22 Apr 1902 d. 17 Apr 1972 - Age 69 - Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock Co., OH
Kathleen Abbott - b. 10 Sep 1914 d. 01 Nov 1997 - Age 83 - buried Denver, Colorado
Treva Abbott - b. .. May 1910 d. .. Sep 1978 - Age 68 - buried Irving, Texas
Winifred K. Abbott - b. 16 Oct 1882 d. 17 Jul 1980 - Age 97 - Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock Co., OH
Deyuos C. Abbott - b. 01 May 1906 d. 29 Jul 1991 - Age 85 - Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock Co., OH
Ned D. Abbott - b. 23 Dec 1917 d. 04 Nov 1994 - Age 76 -
William R. Abbott - b. 06 Nov 1920 d. 19 Dec 1997 - Age 77 - Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arcadia, Hancock Co., OH
- info via findagrave.com, familysearch.com and Deyuos C. Abbott Jr. -

Brother Deyous, father Charles and Robert
l-r - brother Deyous, father Charles and Robert
- photo via Deyuos C. Abbott Jr. (nephew) - 10 Apr 2010 -

Honored by Deyuos C. Abbott Jr. (nephew) on - wwiimemorial.com -

S/Sgt. Robert Abbott - Westover Field, MA - 1943 S/Sgt. Robert Abbott - Westover Field, MA - 1943
S/Sgt. Robert Abbott - Westover Field, MA - 1943
images courtesy Fred Gerritz - via Martha M. Fox (Fred's daughter) - 03 Feb 2012 -

Roll oF Honor - S/Sgt. Robert Richard Abbott - USAAF
Roll oF Honor - S/Sgt. Robert Richard Abbott - USAAF
American Memorial Chapel - St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK
photo via Deyuos C. Abbott Jr. (nephew) - 6 Apr 2014
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Nose art - #42-52597 - 'Lady Lightning' Nose art - #42-52597 - 'Lady Lightning'
Nose art - #42-52597 - 'Lady Lightning'
Nose art - B-24H - #42-52597 'Lady Lightning'
source 466th BGA - with permission of Chris Brassfield
color impression by PATS - 30 Oct 2016

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator - c/n 1314 - "Lady Ligntning"
crashed near the Steenwijker AA just South of Nijensleek
Pilot John Suchiu, found in these wreckage was temporary buried in Vledder, Drenthe
The tail-section came down near Wapserveen. Near this location three KIA airmen found

Robert R. Abbort - buried Aug 17 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 11
Jerome R. Samburg - buried Aug 17 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 12
Lowell D. Stiles - buried Aug 17 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 14
John Suchiu - buried Aug 17 - Vledder_ Nijensleek_Cemetery - Single grave no.1

Six were able to bail-out, 5 were take POW , while Radio Operator Fred Gerritz did evade
Fred Gerritz was together with William Rye of #41-28932 for 8 months hiding near Steenwijk

All KIA are not in Margraten anymore, so they must be reinterred in the USA

Fin painted red with white horizontal beam enclosing red letter W; plane destroyed by 95% - see KU 2780 -
L-Waist-gunnner Dobran was captured immediately - 13:00 - location: Air base Steenwijk - by Anti Aircraft Unit -
Navigator Gatlin was captured - 13:15 - location: Air base Steenwijk - by Anti Aircraft Unit -
Top Turret Gunner Piazza was captured - 14:30 - location: Wapserveen - Air Force Gren.Platoon 12/XI -
Co-Pilot Ransom wearing civilian clothes was captured 17 Aug - shortly before 14:00 hrs - near Steenwijk by Navy Unit

More details later - after receiving MACR - 11 August 2007 - PATS
Received MACR - 26 September 2007 - PATS

Nijensleek - 15 Aug 1944 Memorial - 1st plaque (with Samberg) Nijensleek - 15 Aug 1944 Memorial
Nijensleek - 15 Aug 1944 Memorial Nijensleek - 15 Aug 1944 Memorial - 2nd plaque (with Samburg)
Nijensleek - 15 Aug 1944 Memorial
Ter nagedachtenis aan alle slachtoffers van het luchtgevecht boven deze regio op 15 Augustus 1944
IN MEMORY OF ALL CASUALTIES FROM THE AIR BATTLE IN THIS REGION ON 15 Aug 1944
unveiled 15 Aug 2008
- source original images - www.fledderkerspel.nl - in Dutch -
Note: Last name misspelled as SAMBERG instead of SAMBURG on 1st issue
Note: SAMBURG name was corrected on 2nd issue of plaque - image via Rien Krijnen - 29 Sep 2010
Note: SCHIERGHOFER was not killed !!!!!
Indeed, Schierghofer survived
We stayed a long time in contact and he helped me for my JG 5 chronicle
It was his friend Uffz. Ernst Thomas who was killed
regards Eric Mombeeck - 29 Sep 2010



SGLO - T3932

LIBERATOR B-24H - #42-52597 - 15 Aug 1944 - WAPSERVEEN - CREW 10

O-425057 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Suchiu - Warren, Trumbull County, OH - KIA 15131815 - O-700972 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Mervin Louis Ransom - Sandusky County, OH - POW - Stalag Luft 3 and Stalag 7A 14147607 - O-691887 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - William B. Gatlin - Fulton Co., GA - POW - Stalag Luft 3 31082194 - O-701433 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Arthur Palladino - Revere, Suffolk County, MA - POW - Stalag Luft 1 14046730 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Emile G. Piazza - Hancock Co., MS - POW - Stalag Luft 4
32739130 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Frederick J. 'Fred' Gerritz - Erie County, NY - EVD 33558860 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Jerome Ralph Samburg - Baltimore City Co., MD - KIA 33560157 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Lowell D. Stiles - Fairmont, WV - KIA 35608603 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Edward Anthony Dobran - Mahoning Co., Ohio - POW - Stalag Luft 3 35553545 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Robert Richard Abbott - Findlay, Hancock County, OH - KIA

- 4 KIA - 5 POW - 1 EVD -

SUCHIU(†) - RANSOM - GATLIN - PALLADINO - PIAZZA
GERRITZ - SAMBURG(†) - STILES(†) - DOBRAN - ABBOTT(†)

Spoke with Palladino, Gatlin and Gerritz

Contact Gerritz is pending - 07 Oct 2007
Contact Stiles is pending - 01 Nov 2008
Contact Palladino is pending - 01 Oct 2009
Contact Gatlin is pending - 15 Oct 2009
Contact Samburg is pending - 06 Nov 2009
Contact Ransom is pending - 26 Mar 2010
Contact Abbott is pending - 01 Apr 2010
Contact Piazza is pending - 05 Jul 2010
Contact Suchiu is pending - 09 Jul 2010
Contact Dobran is pending - 10 Aug 2010

Last update - 14 Mar 2017 - PATS



German accidents - 15 Aug 1944 -

Six Messerschmitt lost in this air battle around Steenwijk
Three pilots were killed and one was wounded
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SGLO - T3935
13:00 - Benderse (Ruinen ) - Bf-109G-6 - 440051 - 6/JG5 - Uffz. Ernst Thomas - KIA
Gelb 12 / Yellow 12
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SGLO - T3936
13:00 - Steenwijk (Nijensleek) - Bf-109G-6 - 441988 - 6/JG5 - Uffz. Rudolf Schierghofer
Uffz. Rudolf Schierghofer - born 11 Jul 1923 - died 2003 - Age ~80

Uffz. Rudolf Schierghofer - early Aug 1944, Sachau
Uffz. Rudolf Schierghofer - early Aug 1944, Sachau
l-r: Fw. Zacharias, Lt. Paul Wei(t)zberg, Uffz. R. Schierhofer, Unknown
Lt. Ernst Scheufele, Lt. Lukas, Unknown, Fw. Müller
source: Gemeinschaft der Flieger Deutscher Streitkräfte e.V. - via fledderkerspel.nl
Oberleutnant Ernst Scheufele - born 21 Aug 1923, Walldorf - died 18 Feb 2010 - Age 86
Scheufele, 18 air victories, served with the JG 5 Eismeerjäger and the JG 4 in home defense
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SGLO - T3937
13:00 - Ruinerwold (Madeweg) - Bf-109 - II/JG5 - Lt. Paul Weitzberg

Lt. Paul Weitzberg
Lt. Paul Weitzberg - Stk. der 5./JG 5 vor der Me-109 G-6 "gelbe 1" von Oblt. Günther Schwanecke
Steenwijk - Holland, 15. August 1944 in der Reichsverteidigung
source: jagdgeschwader5und7.de/me-109-g-piloten-und-maschinen/
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SGLO - T3938
13:00 - Diever (landgoed "Oldengaerde") - Bf-109G-6 - 165544 - II/JG53 - Uffz. Karl Lampen - Age 24 - KIA
residence: Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia - initial buried in Groningen
born 10 Aug 1920 - Unteroffizier - II./JG 53 - Grave in Ysselsteyn - Block AX Reihe 10 Grab 246
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SGLO - T3939
13:00 - Diever ("Oude Willem") - Bf-109G-6 - 166043 - II/JG53 - Ofhr. Horst Starzinski - Age 20 - KIA
Czlopa (in German Schloppe) (nowadays Poland ) - initial buried in Groningen
born 09 Nov 1923, Schloppe, Oberfähnrich - II./JG 53 - Grave in Ysselsteyn - Block AX Reihe 9 Grab 218
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SGLO - T3939A
..:.. - Appelscha (Tilgrupsweg) - Bf-109G-6 - 19/JG53 - Gefr. E. Kölsch - WIA
wounded - brought to hospital in Assen
Gefreiter E. Kölsch - likely from Austria
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main info : "De Regio" - page 78 - W. H. de Vries - and SGLO crash log register
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Last update - 06 Aug 2015 - PATS



Uffelte

16 mi NE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3934

P-38J-15-LO - L2-Z - #44-23169 - 1st Lt. J. L. Wallace - Uffelte - 13:16
479th FG - 434th FS - 8th AF - 15th Aug 1944 - MACR #8121
1 KIA



479th Fighter Group - Riddle's Raiders
479th FG - RIDDLE'S RAIDERS"

479th FG 434th FS 8th-air-force-patch
479th FG - - - - - 434th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

Army National Guard - Sgt. James Leland 'Lee' Wallace Sgt. James Leland 'Lee' Wallace
at a PR picture from Flight Training School
- left as Sgt. Army National Guard - James Leland "Lee" Wallace - right with A/C trainer in
a PR picture from Flight Training School, Williams Field, Arizona -

The Eight Air Force - Mission 554 - was with 932 bombers and 443 fighters dispatched to 11 Airfields
in NW Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium, Plantlunne was one of them.
While the 1000 Royal Air Force (RAF) Heavy bombers and Mosquitos rading 9 airfields
in the Netherlands and Belgium; 16 bombers and 5 fighters were lost

350 B-24's are dispatched to 5 German Airfields, Wittmundhaafen (91), Zwischenahn (90), Vechta (67),
Plantlunne (54) and Hopstein (10); they claim 9-1-2 aircraft
4 B-24s are lost and 6 damaged; 1 airman is WIA and 40 MIA
Escort is provided by 163 P-38s and P-51s; they claim 4-0-0 aircraft in the air
and 7-0-9 on the ground; 2 P-38s and 2 P-51s are lost (pilots MIA)
3 P-51s are damaged; 1 pilot is WIA
- - - info: www.usaaf.net/chron/44/aug44.htm - - -

Tuesday 15th Aug 1944, Point of departure: Station F377 - Wattisham Air Base, Suffolk, UK; Course: 90°
Intended destination: Plantlunne, Niedersachsen, Germany - Lat: 52°25'60N, Long: 7°25'60E -
Type of Mission: Bomber Escort

P-38J - 'Sleepy Time Gal' - #42-23169
P-38J - “Sleepy Time Gal” - #42-23169
Lt. James L. Wallace - 434th Fighter Squadron - P-38J 44-23169 L2-Z “Sleepy Time Gal”
Showing a fine example of S/Sgt. Fred Hayner’s work, in this instance another “Varga Girl”
Lt. Wallace was KIA in this a/c on 15 Aug 1944. Crew Chief was S/Sgt. C. Perkins
Photo: Fred Hayner via Danny Morris
- source www.littlefriends.co.uk -

"Lightning" was hit by flak while in dive west to east on strafing run - Steenwijk AD-Holland
Both engines on fire, pieces were falling from the plane. It rolled to the right and
exploded with it hit. When it rolled over, Lt. Wallace was partially hanging out of the cockpit
The plane crashed vertically and was for 95% damaged by crashfire
10 km E of Steenwijk it came down in Uffelte on a pasture behind a farm
Parts of the wreck were spread over a circle of about 50 m. The plane was not sprayed ( painted )
On fin a black circle, therein white letter E

- info: MACR 8121, casualty report J1972, witness statement - 1st Lt. John W. Hansen -
Witness statement - 1st Lt. John W. Hansen
Crash-witness-statement - O-760295 - 1st Lt. John W. Hansen

Casualty report J 1972 - MACR 8121
Casualty report - J 1972 -

JLW Headstone - Arlington Gravemarker 1st Lt. James Leland 'Lee' Wallace
James Leland "Lee" Wallace

James Leland Wallace, born 24 Jan 1918, Outlook, WA, USA
O-758255 - 1st Lieutenant James L. Wallace was killed and buried on the cemetery of Havelte
on the 17th of Aug 1944 at Row: 15 Grave No.: 13
After the war - 1948 - reinterred to USA and buried at
Arlington National Cemetery, Section 34, #3960

"Lee" was born in Outlook, WA and reared on a dairy farm in Snohomish, WA
He joined the Army Reserve soon after High School and then the U.S. Army Air Corps when the war broke out
He married Georgiana Meredith Brown of San Francisco, CA 24 Jan 1944 (on his 26th birthday)
Soon after, he was posted to Wattisham, England as a P-38-J "Lightning" pilot
with the 479th Fighter Group of the US 8th Air Force
He was KIA on 15 Aug 1944 when he was shot down near Uffelte, Holland
while returning from a bomber escort mission over Germany
His remains were buried in the Havelte Cemetery near Zwolle, Holland on 17 Aug 1944
and later moved to the US Military Cemetery Margraten near Maastricht, Holland
His remains were then moved to Arlington National Cemetery, Section 34, #3960 in 1948
At that time he was KIA, Georgiana was pregnant with their son, who was born 4 months later on 18 Dec 1944
The son was named the same James Leland Wallace after his father,
and is now known as Jim "Bowie" Wallace

Lee Wallace while posing with riffle
Lee Wallace (left) while posing with riffle - other two unknown

JAMES LELAND WALLACE - 1918 - 1944 - ARLINGTON
JAMES LELAND WALLACE - 1918 - 1944 - ARLINGTON
images Lt. Wallace - courtesy his son James "Jim" Lee Wallace -

Dear PATS,
BTW, "Lee" was the oldest of the four boys & one girl born to Armour & Shirley Wallace of Snohomish, WA
I am the oldest of the 14 cousins. Also, I am not a "Junior" as I was born 18 Dec 1944
after 1st Lt. James Leland (Lee) Wallace was killed 15 Aug 1944
So I took the full same name of James Leland Wallace and go by the nickname of Jim
Yours, Aye! - "Jim Bowie" Wallace, Bowie, MD, USA - email 21 Feb 2011

Mr. Armour L. Wallace (Head) (36, b.~1894, IN) - Dairy farmer - and Mrs. Shirley Wallace (wife) (35, b.~1895, IL)
Siblings: Gale (M-10 b.~1920, WA), Leighton (M-8 b.~1922, WA) and Wayne (M-5 b.~1925, WA)
- info US Census 9 Apr 1930, Snohomish County, WA -



SGLO - T3934

LOCKHEED P-38J-15-LO - L2-Z - #44-23169 - 15 Aug 1944 - UFFELTE - CREW 1

1st Lt. James Leland 'Lee' Wallace - Fighter Pilot - KIA

- 1 KIA -

WALLACE(†)


Contact Wallace is pending - 25 October 2007

Last update - 16 Jan 2014 - PATS



Veeningen

17 mi E of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3933

P-38J-15-LO - L2-U - #43-28376 - Capt. H. G. Turner Jr. - near Veeningen - 13:20
479th FG - 434th FS - 8th AF - 15 Aug 1944 - MACR #8120
1 POW



479th Fighter Group - Riddle's Raiders
479th FG - RIDDLE'S RAIDERS"

479th FG 434th FS 8th-air-force-patch
479th FG - - - - - 434th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force


Witness statement - 1st Lt. John W. Hansen
cut from eyewitness statement 1st Lt. J. W. Hansen - full statement, see above at J. L. Wallace

O-25543 - Capt. Hiram G. Turner Jr. plane crashed after it was hit by the flak of Airfield Havelte
Broke his left leg while he left the P38 on low altitude
Taken POW and transfered to Steenwijk, later to St. Bonifatius Hospital in Leeuwarden

Capt. Hiram Glenn Turner, Jr
Hiram Glenn Turner, Jr
- image via Paula -

born 18 Aug 1920, Georgia, USA
Son of Mr. Hiram Glenn Turner Sr. (Head-49) and Mrs. Addie Brown Turner née Hesterly (Wife-37)
Siblings: Julia Christina Turner (F-13, FL) and James Homer Turner (M-7, FL)
address 1930: 5204 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL - Occupation (father): proprietor Marble works
info US Census 10 Apr 1930

January 1943 Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point
Commissioned the Army Air Corp
Deployed to England with the 434th Fighter Squadron of the 479th Fighter Group
Flew P-38s and flew 36 combat missions
Recipient of three Air Medals prior to being shot down and badly wounded
Hospitalized in the Netherlands and then interned in Stalag 10B Sandbostel Schleswig 53-09, Germany
Commander of 48th Flying Training Squadron (AETC) - Jul 1957 - 30 Jun 1958
Retired in 1966
Extracted from information orginally published in ASSEMBLY, October 1989

News clip - Leeuwarder Courant - 15 May 1962 - Turner's search for helpers
Mr. Harm Dragt - Mrs. Schrotenboer - Col. Turner - Mr. R. Schrotenboer
Mr. Harm Dragt - Mrs. Schrotenboer - Col. Turner - Mr. R. Schrotenboer
12 Jun 1962 - at Air base Leeuwarden - 323 Squadron
source - Leeuwarder Courant Archive - via Rob Haars

Reunion - 18 year after lifesaving parachute jump and help of three people
Reunion at Air base 18 year after lifesaving parachute jump - 12 Jun 1962, Leeuwarden
15 Aug 1944 - He got help of 10-y old Harm Dragt and stayed for one hour at Schrotenboer's farm
Doctor S. G. Vegter (42y) did give Turner (3 days for his 24th BD) first-aid for his broken left leg (hit by tail section)
source - Leeuwarder Courant Archive - via Rob Haars

Col. USAAF ret. Hiram Glenn Turner, Jr
Col. USAAF ret. Hiram Glenn Turner, Jr - Burial - Section 3 - Lot 78 - Space 20
Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
- via Tammy Carter Inman and Paula -

Turner - Hesterly Memorial
TURNER - HESTERLY MEMORIAL
Colonel USAAF (ret.) Hiram Glenn Turner Jr. - born 18 Aug 1920, GA - died 10 Mar 1970, FL - Age 49
Mr. Hiram Glenn Turner Sr. (father) - born 7 Jun 1880, GA - died 7 Jan 1972, FL - Age 91
Mrs. Addie Turner Hesterly (mother) - born 23 Jul 1892, GA - died 9 Jul 1977, FL - Age 84
Mr. James Homer Turner (brother) - born 27 Mar 1923, FL - died 20 May 2008, FL - Age 85
Mrs. Julia Christine Turner Kooy (sister) - born 21 Aug 1916, FL - died 28/29 Nov 2008, FL - Age 92
- info findagrave.com and SSDI -

- additional info from MACR, AAD, AFHRA and FamilySearch -

SGLO - T3933

LOCKHEED P-38J-15-LO - L2-U - #43-28376 - 15 Aug 1944 - VEENINGEN - CREW 1

Capt. Hiram Glenn Turner Jr. - Fighter Pilot

- 1 POW -

TURNER


Contact Turner is pending - 15 Jan 2011

Last update - 16 Jan 2014 - PATS



Nijelamer

15 mi N of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3651

B-17G - "SARA JANE" - #42-38161 - 1st Lt. Clarence E. Darnell - under Nijelamer - ~13:00
379th BG(H) - 525th BS - 8th AF - 7 May 1944 - MACR #4559
5 POW - 4 EVD




"SARA JANE" - name comes from Pilot and Navigator's wife first name
Mrs. Sara McWhorter Darnell and Mrs. Jane H. Bistline
others from the crew were single at that time
- info from 1st Lt. Clarence E. Darnell - interview by Eric Jones (son of Co-pilot) - 18 Feb 1994, Punta Gorda, FL -

Crew 'Sara Jane'
Crew "Sara Jane"
- image via Wiebe H. de Vries -

Crew 'Sara Jane' - via Jones
Crew "Sara Jane"
standing l-r : James R. Wilson , Harold J. Torbert, Lewis P. Rule, Tom W. Wilkens, Thomas P. Reilly, Jack T. Ballew
kneeling l-r : Clarence E. Darnell, Roy M. Bistline, Walter J. Tyson
courtesy Jim Wilson - via Geoffrey Jones (co-pilot's son) - 04 Jul 2011

Torbert and Ballew were not with crew on 7 May 1944
Ballew replaced by Sgt. William H. Snider - while Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. John E. Jones was not present in this photo

"I think Airman Ballew was wounded on 01 May 44 because he doesn't fly again for almost four months
Harold J. Torbert left the crew 29 March 44 and there are no more entries as to his ever flying again"
- info via cody1947 - forum.armyairforces.com - 23 Feb 2011 - source data: 8thAirForce.com


Mission: Berlin
10 mi from Berlin serious #4 engine troubles, afterwards losing #4 propeller which damaged also #3 engine
The cripple "Sara Jane" made a perfect wheels-up crash landing just North of Nijelamer, Kooiweg - Friesland, NL
Four men did bail-out on time and could evade. The remaining five, still on board due low altitude,
were not able to jump and Pilot Darnell was using all his skills to get it safely on the ground
All five were taken POW and ending up in Stalag 3 & 4

B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location Tail fin B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location
B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location
B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location
B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location
B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location
Cockpit B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location
B-17G - "SARA JANE" - #42-38161 at crash location Nijelamer - May 1944
source collection Mensink, archive HCO Zwolle - via Paul Harmens - 16 Jun 2011

Sketch B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location
B-17G - 'SARA JANE' - #42-38161 at crash location - ~100m from farm of family Rameier
via Geoffrey Jones - 21 Jun 2011 - sketch made by Wiebe H. de Vries

379th BG - patch triangle K 525th BS - patch 8th-air-force-patch

379th BG - 41st CBW - Triangle 'K' - 525th BS - FR - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Boeing - B-17G - "SARA JANE" - FR-O - #42-38161 - 7 May 1944 - MACR #4559
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34262751 - O-805410 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Clarence Edward Darnell - Royston, Franklin County, GA - POW

13087147 - O-693054 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Eric Jones - Muncy, Lycoming County, PA - POW

12086846 - O-694314 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy M. Bistline - Scarsdale, Westchester County, NY - EVD

32219904 - O-754987 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter J. Tyson - Little Neck, Oueens County, NY - EVD

17071288 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - James Reece Wilson - Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IA - EVD

35526689 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Tom Wesley Wilkens - Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, OH - POW

15382253 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - William Harold Snider - Willow Branch, Hancock County, IN - POW

35537208 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Lewis Perl Rule - Claypool, Kosciusko County, IN - POW

32784980 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Thomas P. Reilly - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - EVD
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34262751 - O-805410 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Clarence Edward Darnell - Royston, Franklin County, GA - Age 28 - POW
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
born 29 Nov 1916, GA - died 15 Apr 2005 - Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida - Age 88
Address 1944 - Mrs. Sara M. Darnell (wife), Post Office 152, Royston, Georgia
Husband of Mrs. Sara McWhorter Darnell - born 15 Aug 1917, GA - died 03 May 1996, FL - Age 78
daughter Madeline Darnell, Athens, GA
Enlistment: 3 Mar 1942, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA - Residence: Jackson Co., GA - Nativity: GA - Marital Status: Single

He graduated from Martin Institute High School in 1933,
followed by graduation from Athens Business College in 1934
He retired in 1974 from General Motors Corporation as a regional sales manager in the Rocky Mountain Region
Mr. Darnell was a veteran having served in the 8th United States Army Air Corps
as a B17 first pilot with 19 missions over Germany in the European Theater of Operations
during World War II and spent one year in a prisoner of war camp
He was discharged as a captain in the Air Force Reserve
- info obituary - The Madison County Journal - 11 May 2005 -
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13087147 - O-693054 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Eric Jones - Muncy, Lycoming County, PA - Age 23 - POW
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
born 13 Jul 1921, Beaver, PA - died 30 Sep 1983 - Age 62
Son of Mr. John P. Jones (father), 480 South Main Street, Muncy, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 26 Jun 1942, Pittsburgh, PA - Residence: Beaver Co., PA - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
- honored on 'wwiimemorial.com' by Robb Jones (Son) - hometown: Muncy, PA -

2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Eric Jones 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Eric Jones 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Eric Jones
2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Eric Jones
courtesy Geoffrey Jones (son) - 21 Jun 2011 - 04 Jul 2011 - 12 Sep 2011
Always try to find the best resolution :) - as seen here in three steps - 13 Sep 2011 - PATS

29 Jan 2004 - Search No. 1173 - John Eric Jones / "Sara Jane" - Geoffrey Jones (son)
Geoff,
Our records indicate that Lt. John E. Jones flew 20 missions with the 526th Bomb Squadron
It is possible that he flew more but our records only indicate the ones listed:
81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 97, 100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 108, and 111
www.379thbga.org - 30 Jan 2004 - Mike
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12086846 - O-694314 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy M. Bistline - Scarsdale, Westchester County, NY - Age 24 - EVD
born 9 Mar 1920, Pocatello, Bannock Co., Idaho - died 17 Dec 1993, Sequim, Clallam Co., WA - Age 73
Enlistment: 26 Jun 1942, New York City, NY - Residence: Westchester, NY - Nativity: Idaho - Marital Status: Single
Son of Jean and Bessie Bistline
Jean Bistline (b. 14 Mar 1898, Idaho - d. Jun 1977, Denver, CO - Age 79 ) ; Apr 1930 - Sales Manager, Food
Bessie Bistline ( b. 19 Mar 1901, Kansas - d. Dec 1973, Denver, CO - Age 72 )
Siblings: Merrill Baird (M) - (b. 14 Dec 1925 - d. 16 Dec 1994 - Age 69) and Ida May (F) - (1929)
Address 14 Apr 1930 US Census: 4252 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland City, Alameda County, CA
husband of Jane H. Bistline (wife), #3 Elmdorf Drive, Scarsdale, NY
- additional info from: MACR, US Census 1930, familysearch.org and findagrave.com -

2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy M. Bistline 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy M. Bistline
2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy M. Bistline
courtesy Roy M. Bistline - via Mrs. Koopman - source: "Sporen aan de Hemel (3)"

E&E #2961 - FTR May 44 - Escape and Evasion Report (15 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2961.pdf

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
date of interview: 15 - 18 Apr 1945
Air Medal - 18 Missions
Peace time occupation: Student
Private address: 5, Elmdorf Drive, Scarsdale, New York

On 7 May 1944, ten miles from Berlin, Lt. BISTLINE's plane developed serious engine troubles
The crew (4) baled out over HEERENVEEN, HOLLAND (Z-7886)
Lt. BISTLINE landed in the immediate vicinity (5 kms NE) of that town
evaded captured by the enemy, and returned to Allied control 14 Apr 1945 at Heerenveen

The following is a list of his helpers:

YAPP [JAAP/JACOB], last name unknown [HEIDA]
( See report of Lt. WALTER J. TYSON - E&E Report #2962)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2962.pdf

"DICK", last name unknown, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
( See report of Lt. WALTER J. TYSON - E&E Report #2962)

U. HOEKSTRA [UILKE/ULKE HOEKSTRA], Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
9 May 1944 - 23 Aug 1944 - FOOD
( See report of Lt. WALTER J. TYSON - E&E Report #2962)

G. M. PEEREBOOM [GOOITZEN "GO" MARTEN PEEREBOOM], Gedempte Molenwijk 86, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
23 Aug 1944 - 14 Apr 1945 - FOOD
( See report of Lt. WALTER J. TYSON - E&E Report #2962)

Family Peereboom - Jan, Mother Wytske, Go, Sjoerd - summer 1949
Peereboom family portrait - Jan, mother Wytske, Go and Sjoerd - Summer 1949
via Jan Peereboom (brother) - 07 Oct 2011

L. KOOPMAN [LAMBERTUS KOOPMAN], Gedempte Molenwijk 88, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
Acting for the Underground, supplied clothing, food (distribution coupons and money)
and false identification papers
( See report of Lt. WALTER J. TYSON - E&E Report #2962)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2962.pdf

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -
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32219904 - O-754987 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter J. Tyson - Little Neck, Oueens County, NY - Age 24 - EVD
born 21 May 1920, New York - died Mar 1973 - Age 53
Enlistment: 25 Feb 1942, Camp Upton, Yaphank, NY - Residence: Queens Co., NY - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. Arthur F. Tyson and Marie Tyson, 53-21 Concord Street, Little Neck, Queens, Long Island, NY
Address 1930 : 184-40 Edgewood Ave, Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York City, NY
Census 1930 - Sibling (1) : Arthur F. Jr. (11) - ( b. 21 Jun 1918 - d. 18 Aug 1990 - Age 72 )
Occupation Arthur Frank Tyson Sr. (father) : Fireman, City
Mr. Arthur Frank Tyson Sr. ( b. 11 Jul 1890 - d. 15 Apr 1966 - Age 75 ) , Northport, Suffolk, NY
Mrs. Marie Tyson ( b. 28 Jan 1896 - d. Sep 1990 - Age 94 ) , Northport, Suffolk, NY

2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter J. Tyson
2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter J. Tyson
via Mrs. Koopman - source: "Sporen aan de Hemel (3)"

E&E #2962 - FTR May 44 - Escape and Evasion Report (19 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2962.pdf

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
date of interview: 15-18 Apr 1945
Peace time occupation: Student
Private address: 5321 Concord St., Long Island, New York

On 7 May 1944, ten miles from Berlin, Lt. TYSON's plane developed serious engine troubles
The crew (4) baled out over HEERENVEEN, HOLLAND (Z-7886)
Lt. TYSON landed in the vicinity of that town
evaded captured by the enemy, and returned to Allied control 14 Apr 1945 at Heerenveen

The following is a list of his helpers:

YAPP [JAAP/JACOB], last name unknown [HEIDA]
lived on farm outside Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886) - [KATLIJK]
14 [17] yrs. old, 5'11", 135 lb.s, blond, clean-cut, spoke English falteringly
Attended School of Dutch Reform Church in Heerenveen. Security-conscious
Hid Lt. TYSON 7-10 May 1944, furnished civilian clothing, food, shaving equipment

Jacob "Jappie" was a son of Riekele Jeeps Heida, Mildam
Emigrated to Canada and moved later to Idaho, USA
Jacob Heida - born 19 Oct 1926 - 27 Mar 2009, Melba, Idaho, USA - Age 82
Alida Klaasje Heida née Rodenhuis (wife) - born 13 Aug 1929, Ferwerd - 25 May 2009, Boise, Idaho, USA - Age 79

"DICK", last name unknown, Heerenveen, Holland
A chief petty officer in Dutch Navy
5'10", 135 lbs., 35 yrs. old, buck teeth, popeyes, blonde, jovial
Brought tobacco, English cigarets, some K rations, clothing, 1944-1945

K-Rations = a small package containing emergency rations
used by US and Allied forces in the field in World War II


S. V. D. LAAN [SIEGER VAN DER LAAN], Mr. Halbe Binnertstraat 57, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
5'11", 135 lbs., 37 yrs. old, dark, good-looking, had wife and four children
two of them boys and two of them girls
Was a teacher at Dutch Reform Church School [ULO]
Furnished shelter 10 May - 10 Jul 1944, as well as meals
arranged for contact with underground leader L. KOOPMAN

- Wedding photo of Sieger - . . . . . . . . . . . . - Family photo with Sieger -
SIEGER VAN DER LAAN - crop of wedding photo SIEGER VAN DER LAAN - crop of family photo
SIEGER VAN DER LAAN
courtesy Jake van der Laan - 07 May 2012

Sieger van der Laan was shot by a German in Tijnje, 14 April 1945
He was that day as an interpreter with a Canadian unit to negogiate with the Germans to surrender
Sieger van der Laan - born 15 Jan 1907 - died 14 Apr 1945, Tijnje - Age 38

15 Jan 1946 - "Verlengde Dekemalaan" renamed to "SIEGER VAN DER LAANSTRAAT"

L. KOOPMAN [LAMBERTUS KOOPMAN], Gedempte Molenwijk 88, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
Lived next to the church of which he was custodian - [Also known as "Lange Bertus"]
6'3", 180 lbs, dark hair turning grey
Married, and wife, who was very fat, was called "DOUGHT" [DOUWTJE]
Made arrangments for food cards 10 May 1944 to 14 Apr 1945
furnished identification papers, clothing, books, money, arms and ammunition

Lambertus Koopman - born 07 Jul 1903 - died 18 Oct 1971 - Age 68
Douwtje 'Dout' Koopman née Rienstra - born 06 Aug 1907 - died 11 Mar 1984 - Age 76

U. HOEKSTRA [UILKE/ULKE HOEKSTRA], Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
Lived in house behind KOOPMAN's - [Verlengde Korflaan 83 - not existing anymore]
5'7", 50 yrs. old, 165 lbs., short and stocky, reddish complexion, reddish hair turning grey
Wife is former nurse, and daughter of 24 is a nurse
HOEKSTRA worked as an inspector for the local tram line
Furnished shelter and meals 10 Jul 1944 to 23 Aug 1944

G. M. PEEREBOOM [GOOITZEN "GO" MARTEN PEEREBOOM], Gedempte Molenwijk 86, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
Family consisted of Mother/widow and three sons, one of whom did not stay at home
Other two were 19 yrs. and 15 yrs. old, both over 6' tall
Family could speak English and were highly intelligent
Provided shelter and meals 23 Aug 1944 to 14 Apr 1945. Excellent treatment

Family Peereboom also furnished shelter and meals - 13 Dec 1944 [likely 15 or 16 Dec 1944] to 14 Apr 1945 for
11056622 - S/Sgt. Richard A. Trombley - EVD
a waist gunner of B-17G - #43-37913 "Seattle Sleeper" - 26 Nov 1944, Haulerwijk
came down near Veenhuizen, Holland (V-1195); hid in woods
evaded capture by enemy and returned to Allied control: 14 Apr 1945, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
E&E #2965 - 18 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (16 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2965.pdf
Evading for 4 month + 19 days (139 days)

Pieter Peereboom (father) - born 19 May 1893, Follega - died 06 Dec 1941, Heerenveen - Age 48
Wytske Peereboom née Zwanenburg (mother) - born 10 Apr 1890, Lippenhuizen - died 28 Jun 1972 - Age 82
Sjoerd Jan Peereboom (son) - born 21 Feb 1922 - died 31 Mar 1987 - Age 65
Gooitzen "Go" Marten Peereboom (son) - born 01 Sep 1925 - died 31 Oct 1995 - Age 70
Jan Peereboom (son) - born 12 Nov 1929
.......................................................................
My eldest brother Sjoerd Jan was hiding in the North of Friesland at his uncle in Lioessens, NE of Dokkum
Marriage parents 06 May 1921, Opsterland Co. - Mr. Pieter Peereboom and Ms. Wytske Zwanenburg
genlias.nl - family info by Jan Peereboom - 07 Oct 2011

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -
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17071288 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - James "Jim" Reece Wilson - Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IA - Age 20 - EVD
born 30 Jun 1924, Marshalltown, IA - died 14 Oct 2005, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa - Age 81
Son of Mrs. Gerald Edwards Wilson (father) and Mrs. Nellie Gail Wilson (mother) née Reece
Address 1944 - Mr. Gerald K. Wilson (father), #53½ East Fourth Street, Waterloo, Iowa
Enlistment: 10 Nov 1942, Camp Dodge, Herrold, Polk Co., IA - Residence: Black Hawk Co., IA - Nativity: IA - Marital Status: Single
married Ms. Dorothy 'Mig' Keller Levi (wife) on 30 Sep 1945, Carrollton, IL
born 9 Dec 1923, Carrollton, IL - died 31 Jan 1995, Waterloo, IA - Age 71
Discrepancy middle name father - 10 Sep 2010 - PATS

Crew 'Sara Jane' - at training
Crew "Sara Jane" at training
rear l-r : Clarence E. Darnell, Thomas P. Reilly
mid l-r : John E. Jones, Walter J. Tyson
front l-r : James R. Wilson, Harold J. Torbert
courtesy Jim Wilson - via Geoffrey Jones (co-pilot's son) - 04 Jul 2011
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35526689 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Tom Wesley Wilkens - Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, OH - Age 22 - POW
born 24 June 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio - died 27 Jan 2010, Elyria, Ohio - Age 87
Son of Charles E. ?...restia? (father), 1436 Larchmont Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow ( ? formerly Heydekrug ? ) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust)
(To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
- Enlistment records not found on AAD-Archives -
- Last name of father hard to read in MACR ..... for sure it's not 'Wilkens' - 02 Sep 2010 - PATS

Tom W. Wilkens, 87 years old, of Elyria, Ohio died on Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 at EMH Regional Medical Center
Mr. Wilkens was born on 24 Jun 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio
He made his home in Elyria the past 22 years, moving from Westlake, Ohio
Employed at Bendix Westinghouse as a tool and die maker, a design engineer, and a consultant
He retired from Bendix Westinghouse
Attended St. Jude Catholic Church, graduate of Lakewood High School
During WWII he served in the 8th Air Force, 379th Bomb Group, 525th Squadron, as a radio operator-gunner on a B-17
He crash landed in Holland, after a Berlin raid on 7 May 1944 - Interred as a POW in Stalag-Luft IV
This camp was evacuated on the 6th of February, 1945, thus beginning the 81 day “Black March”
The German guards surrendered POWs and themselves to American forces at the Elbe River, Bittefeld, Germany on 26 Apr 1945
Mr. Wilkens was a life member of the VFW Post 1079
His fondest memory was of building his log cabin in Canada
He is survived by his wife, Mary C. (nee Stydnicki), one son, Tom G. Wilkens (Loreen) of Avon, OH
one daughter, Becky (Ken) Rothkegel of Grafton, OH
two step daughters, Christine Wilczak and Pamela Weber both of Elyria, OH
6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren
Mr. Wilkens was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte (nee White) in 1973 and one step son, Dale Wilczak
Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, will officiate
Burial with full military honors, by the VFW Post 1079, will follow in Lakewood Park Cemetery, Lakewood, Ohio
- source info - obituary - T O M - W - W I L K E N S - burial 30 Jan 2010
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15382253 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - William Harold Snider - Willow Branch, Hancock County, IN - Age 21 - POW
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow ( ? formerly Heydekrug ? ) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust)
(To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Address - census 1930 - Angling Road, Brown Twp, Hancock Co., IN - father occupation: Garageman
born 28 Sep 1923, Willow Branch, Hancock Co., Indiana - died 23 Dec 1963, Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, IN - Age 40
Son of Mr. Pearl Cleveland Snider(father) and Mrs. Ada Mabel Snider (mother) née Eakins, Willow Branch, Indiana
Siblings: Donald E. (10) and Max B. Snider (8) - census Apr 1930
Mrs. Ada Mabel Snider (mother) - b. 19 Mar 1897 - d. 21 Nov 1933 - Age 36
Enlistment: 8 April 1946 - SGT, Indianapolis, IN - Residence: Madison Co., IN - Nativity: IN - Marital Status: Single

Patricia 'Pat' and William 'Bill' - while Bill was stationed in Mojave dessert - 1947
Patricia "Pat" and William "Bill" - while Bill was stationed in Mojave dessert - 1947
via Susan Brewer (daughter) - 15 Sep 2011

- honored on 'wwiimemorial.com' by Pat Snider, Greg & Susan - Wife, Son & Daughter - hometown: Willow Branch, IN
POW for 1 year and a day
Susan Brewer ( née Snider ) - class 1977 - graduate of Greenfield-Central High School in Greenfield, IN
Contact with daughter Susan - 04 Jan 2010 - PATS

Sgt. William Harold Snider Obituary - William Harold Snider Obituary - William Harold Snider
Sgt. William Harold Snider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Obituary . . . . . . .
photo and obituary via Susan Brewer (daughter) - 11 Sep 2011

Crew with 'SARA JANE' members
Crew photo with "SARA JANE" members
standing l-r : Darnell (P) , Tyson (B), Jones (CP), Bistline (N)
kneeling l-r : Rule (WG), ??? 6 ???, ??? 7 ???, ??? 8 ???, Reilly (TG),??? 10 ???
photo via Susan Brewer (daughter) - 11 Sep 2011
photo was sent by wife of S/Sgt. Rule to Mrs. Patricia Snider (wife)
Need verificaton for other names - 12 Sep 2011 - PATS
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35537208 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Lewis Perl Rule - Claypool, Kosciusko County, IN - Age 27 - POW
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow ( ? formerly Heydekrug ? ) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust)
(To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
born 03 Mar 1916, IN - died 28 Jan 2009 - Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN - Age 92
Son of Frank and Pearl M. Rule, Grand Rd, Etna Township, Kosciusko Co., IN - address 1930
Enlistment: 12 Dec 1942, Toledo, OH - Residence: Kosciusko Co. - Nativity: Indiana - Marital Status: Single
Address - 1945 - : Mrs. Pearl M. Rule (mother), Claypool, IN
Siblings: Irene, Vera, Junior, Agnes, Roscoe and Ina Rule - info census 1930
Contact with Rule family (brother & daughter) - 29 Dec 2009 - PATS
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32784980 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Thomas P. Reilly - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - Age .. - EVD
born 19.., USA
Son of Mr. Thomas P. Reilly (father), 258 East 55 Street, Brooklyn, New York
- Enlistment records not found on AAD-Archives -

S/Sgt. Thomas P. Reilly and 2nd Lt. Walter J. Tyson - Brooklyn Eagle - 12 Jun 1944
Clip - Brooklyn Eagle - 12 Jun 1944 - Page 11
S/Sgt. Thomas P. Reilly and 2nd Lt. Walter J. Tyson

S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Thomas P. Reilly Thomas P. Reilly back in Heerenveen
S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Thomas P. Reilly . . . . . . . . . Thomas P. Reilly back in Heerenveen (199?) . . . . . . .
left image via Mrs. Koopman - source: "Sporen aan de Hemel (3)"
right image via René Bosma - source: "Heerenveense Courant" 05 May 2011 - page 3
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Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug was evacuated - 14 Jul 44 - 19 Jul 1944 - info PATS - 12 Mar 2009

Underground Friesland collage Roy M. Bistline Walter J. Tyson James R. Wilson Thomas P. Reilly
- - - - - Collage - - - - - - - Roy M. Bistline - - - - - Walter J. Tyson - - - - - James R. Wilson - - - - - Thomas P. Reilly -
- images taken by underground for their "fake" papers - via Wiebe H. de Vries -
- right image - collage Underground Friesland -

Monument Sara Jane Historical Marker - Sara Jane
'Sara Jane' - Historical Marker - Kooiweg
52°53'46.60"N 5°56'7.33"E

On "Footnote.com" I did find in Report 11678: Page 144-155 - the info of MACR 4559 - ;)
In MACR 11980 you will see also 42-38161 but this is 43-38161 - crew Heironimus !!!


SGLO - T3651

BOEING B-17G - "SARA JANE" - #42-38161 - 7 May 1944 - NIJELAMER - CREW 9

34262751 - O-805410 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Clarence Edward Darnell - Royston, Franklin County, GA - POW - Stalag Luft 3 13087147 - O-693054 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Eric Jones - Muncy, Lycoming County, PA - POW - Stalag Luft 3 12086846 - O-694314 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy M. Bistline - Scarsdale, Westchester County, NY - EVD 32219904 - O-754987 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter J. Tyson - Little Neck, Oueens County, NY - EVD 17071288 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - James Reece Wilson - Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IA - EVD
35526689 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Tom Wesley Wilkens - Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, OH - POW - Stalag 4 15382253 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - William Harold Snider - Willow Branch, Hancock County, IN - POW - Stalag 4 35537208 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Lewis Perl Rule - Claypool, Kosciusko County, IN - POW - Stalag 4 32784980 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Thomas P. Reilly - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - EVD

- 5 POW - 4 EVD -

DARNELL - JONES - BISTLINE - TYSON - WILSON
WILKENS - SNIDER - RULE - REILLY


Contact Rule is pending - 29 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Snider is pending - 04 Jan 2010 - PATS
Contact Wilkens is pending - 24 Feb 2010 - PATS
Contact Jones is pending - 21 Jun 2011 - PATS
Contact Wilson is pending - 23 Jun 2011 - PATS
Contact Peereboom is pending - 07 Oct 2011 - PATS
Contact Darnell is pending - 26 Apr 2012 - PATS

Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS



Havelte

13 mi NE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3655

B-17G - #42-97259 - 2nd Lt. Darvin A. Smith - Havelte - 11:05
306th BG(H) - 367th BS - 8th AF - 8 May 1944 - MACR #4556
10 KIA




Crew Smith - 'Our Baby' - March 1944, Dalhart, TX
Crew Smith - 'Our Baby' - March 1944, Dalhart, Texas
back row l-r : Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. Eugene E. Wright, Engineer - Sgt. Maynard M. Miller, Radio Operator - S/Sgt. Jack W. Childers
Ball Turret Gunner - Sgt. George E. Krieckhaus, Left Waist Gunner - Sgt. William D. Holder, Tail Turret Gunner - Sgt. Robert P. Granberg
front row l-r : Pilot - 2nd Lt. Darvin A. Smith, Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. M. J. Rahn , Navigator - 2nd Lt. Claude R. Hawkins, Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Anthony J. Laura
- photo in possession of Steve Krieckhaus - 02 Jan 2010
2nd Lt. M. J. Rahn not on crew of 8 May 1944- replaced by 2nd Lt. Arturo E. Camosy

The damaged B-17G did try to make a landing at the German airfield at Havelte, Drenthe, NL
Also known as "Flugplatz Steenwijk" or Airfield Steenwijk
3 Flak's around the airfield were ignoring the SOS signal ( wheels down ) of the plane
and did fire at the B-17G not allowing to land safely
As a result it did really crash - with wheels down - Eursinger Es - just South of the community of Darp
Immediately everything was on fire and took the lives of 10 brave Americans
On the 12th of May all 10 KIA were buried at the cemetery of Havelte
Grave location: Row 15 - Grave numbers 1 through 10
Later reinterred in Margraten, NL - from here five airmen were reinterred in the USA

306th BG triangle H 367th BS 8th-air-force-patch

306th BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'H' - 367th BS - GY - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Boeing - B-17G - #42-97259 - 8th May 1944 - Mission: Berlin - MACR #4556
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16041844 - O-687715 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Darvin A. Smith - Wayne County, MI - KIA

16060497 - O-736986 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Arturo Enrico "Arthur" Camosy - Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI - KIA

14133127 - O-703992 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Claude Ray Hawkins - Hendry County, FL - KIA

12075720 - O-741192 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony John Laura - Kings County, NY - KIA

36606465 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Maynard M. Miller - Cook County, IL - KIA

38464704 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Jack Wilson Childers - Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK - KIA

17073979 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - George E. Krieckhaus - Overland, McDonald County, MO - KIA

35763967 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Eugene E. Wright - Berlin Heights, Erie County, OH - KIA

39556500 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - William D. Holder - Orange, CA - KIA

32741189 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Robert P. Granberg - Rensselaer County, NY - KIA
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16041844 - O-687715 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Darvin A. Smith - Wayne County, MI - KIA
born 1920, IL - resident State: Michigan - Census 1930, 3744 15th Street, Detroit City, Wayne Co. MI
Enlistment 16 Oct 1941, Detroit, MI - Nativity Illinois,
Address 1945: Mrs. Marcella Smith (wife), 222 A Street, Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA
Census 15 Apr 1930: Darvin Smith (9) as boarder by his family (likely grandparents) Mr. Henry N. Smith (67) and Mrs. Anna Smith (59)
initally buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 8
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: O Row: 14 Grave: 7

2nd Lt. Darvin A. Smith with his wife Marcella, Dalhart, TX Pilot Smith (right) with Navigator Hawkins, Dalhart, TX
left image - Darvin Smith and his wife Marcella, Dalhart, TX
right image - Pilot Smith (right) with Navigator Hawkins, Dalhart, TX
- images via Louise Hawkins, sister - 26 Jan 2010
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16060497 - O-736986 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Arturo Enrico "Arthur" Camosy - Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI - KIA
born 23 Apr 1919 - Son of Dominic and Virginia Camosy, 2120 37th Street, Kenosha, WI ( address 1945 )
Enlistment: 20 Mar 1942, Milwaukee, WI - Nativity: Wisconsin
Address - census Apr 1930 - 4717 24th Ave, Kenosha City, Kenosha County, WI
Siblings : Joseph (M), Raolo (M), Remo E. (M) and Gloria Camosy (F)
Arthur "Arturo" Camosy parents - nativity Italy
initally buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 9 - Age 25
1945 reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Contact with his brother Remo E. Camosy - 17 Dec 2009 - PATS

2nd Lt. Art Camosy 2nd Lt. Art Camosy
2nd Lt. Arturo 'Art' Enrico Camosy - 1919 - 1944
image via Ray E. Camosy, brother - 14 Jan 2010

The four sons of Dominic and Virginia Camosy were all in the WWII at the same time
and were all assigned overseas. - info via Remo 'Ray' E. Camosy - 5 Jan 2010
Remo E. Camosy served with the Army Airforces for 3.5 years
and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1946

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14133127 - O-703992 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Claude Ray Hawkins - Hendry County, FL - KIA
Claude Ray Hawkins was born in Dowling Park, Florida, 21 September 1920
He graduated from Siminole Hight School, Sanford, Florida in 1938
The following year, he entered Florida Stae University, Gainesville, FL, which he attended for three years
Immediately after Pearl Harbour, he enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve for flight training
He was eliminated from pilot training, making one tenth of a point below the
requirement and was discharged 24 June 1942. He then enlisted in the Army Air Corps
Following his discharge from the Navy, Lt. Hawkins was employed by the U.S. Sugar Company,
while awaiting his orders to report to the Army Air Corps at Page Field, Ft. Myers, FL for basic training
He trained as a navigator at Selman Field, Monrow, Louisiana and graduated 25 June 1943
B-17 combat crew training at Dalhart, Texas followed graduation and he became a second lieutenant
Lt. Hawkuins was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in England and was on his seventh combat mission
in a B-17 bomber when he was shot down over Havelte in the northern part of Holland on 08 May 1944
He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart

Son of John Ebenezer Hawkins and Annie Maude Hawkins (née Hart) - b. 12 Aug 1899 d. 04 Mar 1971 - Age 71
Enlistment: 05 Sep 1942, Orlando Air Base, FL - Resident: Lake County, FL - Nativity: Florida
Address 1945: Mr. John E. Hawkins (father), Box 1317, Clewiston, Lee County, Florida, USA
Address Census 14 Apr 1930 - 121 9th Ave South, Lake Worth City, Palm Beach, FL
Siblings: Martha Louise Hawkins (F) and Mary Lois Hawkins (F)
initally buried 12 May 1945 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 6
1945 reinterred Margraten - final burial USA

Hawkins family
Hawkins family
l-r: Annie Maude (née Hart), Mary Lois, John Ebenezer, Claude Ray, Martha Louise

Claude Ray Hawkins 2nd Lt. Claude Ray Hawkins - Navigator
2nd Lt. Claude Ray Hawkins
image courtesy Hawkins family - sisters - Louise and Mary - 26 Jan 2010

Margraten - Grave #21 - O-703992  - 2nd Lt. Claude Ray Hawkins Margraten - Grave #44 - 33512456 - Pvt. Lloyd L Palmer Jr.
left image - Tulips at grave #21 - O-703992 - 2nd Lt. Claude Ray Hawkins
right image - Flowers are laid by grave #44 of 33512456 - Pvt. Lloyd L. Palmer Jr.
KIA - Saturday, 31 Mar 1945 - U.S. Army, 513th Parachute infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division
born 1922 - enlistment 7 Jul 1943, Harrisburg, PA - status: married
Nowadays: Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: G Row: 21 Grave: 6
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

CRH - Margraten Margraten - overall view
Havelte - postcard - 1945 Family van der Made - Clinia, May, Herman
images via Louise Hawkins, sister - 29 Jan 2010

The 'van der Made' family was in Havelte on vacation ( summer 1944 )
After the war Mrs. May van der Made did correspond with the Hawkins family
Mrs. May van der Made (48), Herman (10) en Clinia (8) - as in letter 20 Oct 1946 -
Potgieterstraat 24, Utrecht, Holland - as in letter 02 Dec 1946 -
Their little children did pray and laid flowers at the graves while in Havelte and Margraten

Mrs. van der Made describes this raid in a letter to Mrs. Hawkins
She mentioned the first bomber was shot down, but the crew came down with their parachutes
While watching, a German fighter came also down, while two other bombers did crash ......

This doesn't fit for 08 May 1944 ( there was only one crash that day near Havelte )
........ but it's the air combat on 15 Aug 1944 !!! - info PATS - 29 Jan 2010


He is buried in West Palm Beach, Florida next to my Mother and Father - info Louise - 28 Jan 2010

Headstone - Claude R. Hawkins
Headstone - Claude R. Hawkins
Headstone - 2nd Lt. Claude Ray Hawkins - 1920 - 1944
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Plot: Block 24, Lot 107 (South Section)
- photos via findagrave - Gerry A. Mahler - 30 Jan 2010

Contact with his sister Mary Lois Hawkins - 19 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact with his sister Martha Louise Hawkins - 24 Jan 2010 - PATS
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12075720 - O-741192 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony John Laura - Kings County, NY - KIA
born 1922 - residence State : New York - Enlistment: 07 Apr 1942 - Nativity: New York
Son of Anthony Laura ( born in Italy ) and Lena Laura
address 1945: Mrs. Lena Laura (mother), 1918 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Siblings: Anne (F), Rosario A. (M), Charles (M), Joseph C. (M) , Andrew (M) and ...... (F)
initally buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 3
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: H Row: 8 Grave: 6
Contact with his brother Joseph C. Laura - 18 Dec 2009 - PATS
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36606465 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Maynard M. Miller - Cook County, IL - KIA
initally buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 5
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: K Row: 5 Grave: 6
Address 1945: Mrs. Tanna J. Noble (mother), 700 North Wisconsin, Staples, Minnesota, USA
His stepfather was William H. Noble (37) - info Census 1930
Stepsisters are Herriet ( Harriet ? ), Margret ( Margaret ? ) and Willma (Wilma ?) Noble
Mrs. Tanna J. Noble - b. 17 Sep 1896 - d. Feb 1978 - Age 81 - Walla Walla, WA
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38464704 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Jack Wilson Childers - Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK - KIA
born 1923, Tulsa, OK
Son of Mr. Albert Wilon Childers and Mrs. Hattie Francis Childers née Churchman
Siblings: Garland C. Childers (abt. 1920), Alberta F. Childers (abt. 1928) and Clifford H. Childers (abt. 1930)
Address 1945: Mrs. Sarah E. Childers (wife), 1202 East 33rd Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
initally buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 4
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: I Row: 18 Grave: 13

Albert Wilson CHILDERS, b. 1897, Tulsa, Oklahoma , d. 1970, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hattie Francis CHURCHMAN, b. 1896, Edmonter, Kentucky , d. 1979, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Garland Clayton CHILDERS, b. 3 Jan 1920, Tulsa, Oklahoma , d. 16 Sep 1971, Oklahoma
Geneva Francis CHILDERS, b. 1922, d. 1922
Jack Wilson CHILDERS, b. 1923, Tulsa, Oklahoma , d. 1944, Shot Down In Holland
Nancy Alberta CHILDERS, b. 1928, Tulsa, Oklahoma , d. 1994, California
Harry Clifford CHILDERS, b. 1930, Tulsa, Oklahoma , d. 1999, Yu
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info : www.miles-shute-kouns-families.com - 22 May 2014

Jack. W. Childers - 1923 - 1944 - right image
"www.southwesttulsa.org/veterans.htm"

S/Sgt. Jack Wilson Childers Jack W. Childers - School, Tulsa, OK
S/Sgt. Jack Wilson Childers
images courtesy Childers family via Roy Heim - 25 Apr 2008

S/Sgt. Jack Wilson Childers - uniform Jack Wilson Childers - School, Tulsa, OK
S/Sgt. Jack Wilson Childers
images courtesy Childers family via Roy Heim - 20 May 2014

S/Sgt. Jack Wilson Childers with Ruth Ellen Childers '1st cousin' S/Sgt. Jack Wilson Childers with Ruth Ellen Childers '1st cousin'
S/Sgt. Jack Wilson Childers with first cousin Ruth Ellen Childers
images courtesy Childers family via Roy Heim - 20 May 2014
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17073979 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - George E. Krieckhaus - Overland, McDonald County, MO - KIA
born 1923, MO - Enlistment 13 Aug 1942, St Louis, MO - residence county: St Louis City
Son of Mr. Eugene Robert Krieckhaus and Mrs. Georgie H. Evans
buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 1
1945 reinterred Margraten
final burial at Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, St. Louis County, MO, USA
Address 1945: Mr. Eugene R. Krieckhaus (father), 2806 Calvert Street, Overland, St. Louis, Missourri, USA
Mr. Eugene Robert Krieckhaus - b. 04 Aug 1887 - d. 22 May 1950 - Age 62
Mrs. Georgie H. Krieckhaus ( née Evans ) - b. 25 Dec 1886 - d. Jul 1974 - Age 87
Sibling: Robert Eugene Krieckhaus - b. 07 Jan 1920 - d. 01 Mar 1997 - Age 77
Grave in Margraten was adopted by Mrs. Jacoba 'Cootje' Ignatia Wobbe, Eindhoven
Contact with his nephew Steve Krieckhaus - 20 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Mieke Wobbe, sister and Mariska Wobbe, niece of aunt Cootje

Purple Heart - AF wing Sgt. George Evan Krieckhaus - Air Force - Apr 1944 Sgt. George Evan Krieckhaus - Air Force - Apr 1944 Purple Heart - AF wing
Sgt. George Evan Krieckhaus - Air Force - Apr 1944
- photos in possession of Steve Krieckhaus - 02 Jan 2010

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Sgt. - George Evan Krieckhaus
Religion: Protestant - Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, St. Louis County, MO, USA
Disposition: According to next of kin
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Headstone - Sgt. George Evan Krieckhaus, Bridgeton, MO Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, MO
Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, MO
--- images courtesy Linda Mahood Morgan and David M. Habben ---
via www.findagrave.com - 30 May 2008 -
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35763967 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Eugene E. Wright - Berlin Heights, Erie County, OH - KIA
born 1922, OH - Enlistment 14 Nov 1942, Camp Perry, Lacarne, OH - Nativity: Ohio
initally buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 7
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: I Row: 7 Grave: 10
Address 1945: Mrs. Margaret Wright (wife), White Bridge Road, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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39556500 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - William D. Holder - Orange, CA - KIA
born 1919, OK - Enlistment: 26 Jan 1943, Los Angeles, CA - Resident: Orange County, CA - Nativity: Oklahoma
initally buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 2
1945 reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Address 1945: Mrs. Blanche M. Holder (wife), 675 Plummer Street, Costa Mesa, California, USA
Census 1920 does have William D. Holder - Belle, Woods County, Oklahoma - 25 Dec 2009 - PATS
Son of Elmer Holmer and Altie (Alta) Harriett Holder (née Newell), Belle, Woods County, OK - address 1920 -
Siblings: James L., Violet M., Silas R., Ivan A. and Dorothy J. Holder
- info via Ivan Holder - 25 Dec 2009 -
Contact with his brother Ivan A. Holder - 25 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact with his cousin Tom I. Holder - 27 Jan 2009 - PATS
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32741189 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Robert P. Granberg - Rensselaer County, NY - KIA
born 1923, NY - Son of Mr. Oscar P. Granberg and Mrs. Marie L. Granberg
Enlistment: 08 Jan 1943, Albany, NY - Resident: Rensselaer County, NY - Nativity: NY
initally buried 12 May 1944 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 10
1945 reinterred Margraten - final burial USA
Address 1945: Mr. Oscar P. Granberg (father), 326 Congress Street, Troy, New York, USA
Sibling: Norman T. Granberg (M) - b. 1920
Robert's parents born in Norway and Germany
Contact with his nieces Michelle and Lisa - 21 Dec 2009 - PATS
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Havelte Cemetery Grave numbers 1-10 - according page 139 - Signed by Ring - Captain and Army Grave Officer
- see page 14 - MACR 4556 - A.V. 875/44 - 139 - KU 1778 -
Need verification via Havelte Municipality records - 28 Dec 2009 - PATS

On "wwiimemorial.com" I do find O-736386 - 2nd Lt. Arturo E. Camosy, Lorain County, OH - KIA
Looks like a "typo" for the ASN - have to verify the ASN & County - 16 March 2008 - PATS

KU 1778 - Telegram Form - May 11, 1944 - send 15:45 hrs - received 18:40 hrs
From: Air Force PW Concentration Point HOLLAND
To: Information Center West - OBERURSEL -
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Subject: Casualties of the enemy air force over the Netherlands, May 8 and 9, 1944

1.) KU 1778: Downing of one B 17 by Anti-Aircraft, at 1100 hrs.
near Steenwijk, 1 km West of Havelte;
Insignia on fin: letter H enclosed in triangle, beneath figure 7 259, beneath letter Q.
Plane destroyed 95%
10 men dead

KU 1778 - Casualties of the enemy force over the Netherlands
2.) Lt. Smith D. O-687715 --- Laura, A. O-741192 ? --- Hawkins C. O-703992 ---
Camosy A. O-736986 --- Krieckhaus G. 17 07 39 79 --- Holder W. 39556500 ---
Childers J. --- RUPRM.-J.- --- Wright E. 35763967 - ? 32 74 1 ---
HOORN in JSSELMEER AKO to identify 2 prisoners: F/Lt. C ARR D.23957 R CAF.-
F/O. CONNEL, J.M. 1456 R CAF

3.) for May 10, 1944: negative report

4.) Additional report to KE 8434: another dead recovered: Sgt. Tucker, K.D.R. 1900 41.-
- - - end report - page 102 - -

Notice how accurate the Germans did keep track of almost everything - PATS -
- below - what I found about these two Canadian prisoners -
C/1456 - F/O. - Pilot - Connell J M - RCAF - Camp L3 - POW No. 5103
J/23957 - F/Lt. - Navigator - Carr D W J - RCAF - Camp L3 - POW No. 5102
These two were from 418 Sqdn RCAF - Mosquito FBVI - NS986 - 8-5-44 / 9-5-44
Missing from night intruder to Greifswald, Germany
There is a Mosquito recorded for 9 May 44 - 13 km NE of Hoorn ( source KE8554 )
KU Report May 8 - 02:00 - KE 8554
Posted by Floyd Williston - 09-Jul-05 - "Rafcommands" forum -
"On the night of the 8th they failed to return from a sortie to Griefswald
They called F/O. Cairns on R/T that they had run into severe flak
three times and did not know if they would make it home
Cairns told them to reduce height and follow but no further word was heard from them."


According KU 1778 2.) Crashed in IJsselmeer near Hoorn, Prov. of N-Holland - info - 16 Nov 2008 - PATS
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F/O. - John Martin Connell - Waterloo, ON, Canada
Mrs. J. M. Connell (wife) - Waterloo
- Globe and Mail - 1944/06/14
F/Lt. - David William John Carr - 49 Homewood Ave, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Son of Col. Leeming A. Carr (father)
- Hamilton Spectator - 1944/06/20

F/Lt. - CARR - reported missing F/Lt. - CARR - reported prisoner of war
F/O. - David Carr
- Globe and Mail, 1944/06/14- Hamilton Spectator, 1944/06/20
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Margraten-NL : Netherlands American Cemetery
Headstone - Smith - Margraten, NL Headstone - Smith - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. Darvin A. Smith - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Laura - Margraten, NL Headstone - Laura - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. Anthony J. Laura - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Miller - Margraten, NL Headstone - Miller - Margraten, NL
- Sgt. Maynard M. Miller - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Childers - Margraten, NL Headstone - Childers - Margraten, NL Headstone - Childers - Margraten, NL
- S/Sgt. Jack W. Childers - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Wright - Margraten, NL Headstone - Wright - Margraten, NL Headstone - Wright - Margraten, NL
- S/Sgt. Eugene E. Wright - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

All "Margraten - 25 May 2008 - images" on this link by Andy Swinnen
layout, resize, crop and modified by PATS




SGLO - T3655

B-17G - #42-97259 - 8 May 1944 - HAVELTE - CREW 10

16041844 - O-687715 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Darvin A. Smith - Wayne County, MI - KIA 16060497 - O-736986 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Arturo Enrico 'Arthur' Camosy - Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI - KIA 14133127 - O-703992 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Claude Ray Hawkins - Hendry County, FL - KIA 12075720 - O-741192 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Anthony John Laura - Kings County, NY - KIA 36606465 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Maynard M. Miller - Cook County, IL - KIA
38464704 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Jack Wilson Childers - Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK - KIA 17073979 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - George E. Krieckhaus - Overland, McDonald County, MO - KIA 35763967 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Eugene E. Wright - Berlin Heights, Erie County, OH - KIA 39556500 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - William D. Holder - Orange, CA - KIA 32741189 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Robert P. Granberg - Rensselaer County, NY - KIA

- 10 KIA -

SMITH(†) - CAMOSY(†) - HAWKINS(†) - LAURA(†) - MILLER(†)
CHILDERS(†) - KRIECKHAUS(†) - WRIGHT(†) - HOLDER(†) - GRANBERG(†)


Contact Childers is pending - 25 Apr 2008 - 22 May 2014 - PATS
Contact Camosy is pending - 17 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Laura is pending - 18 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Hawkins is pending - 19 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Krieckhaus is pending - 20 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Granberg is pending - 21 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Holder is pending - 25 Dec 2009 - PATS
Contact Smith is pending - 22 May 2014 - PATS

Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS




SGLO - T5520

Spitfire Mk.IX - MK369 - Lt. F. P. de Moras d'Aligny - near Havelte - ~16:00
GC II/2 "Berry" - Squadron 345 - 7 Apr 1945
1 KIA





Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX was hit by light flak of Airfield Havelte
Lieutenant - Baron - François Roland Marie Fidele Picot de Moras d'Aligny - Age 24 - was killed
and buried 2 days later on the cemetery of Havelte
buried 09 Apr 1945 - Havelte Cemetery - Row 15 - Grave 15
The 5th of May 1947 he was brought back and reinterred in France
On the same day his family placed a memorial at the crash-location
It's restored and made more public in 1999 by the Historical Society of Havelte
Recieved by Royal Decree No. 18 - the "Vliegerkruis" - "Flying Cross" award posthume on the 11th of May of 1948

Monument - Lt. F. P. de Moras d'Aligny
Monument - Lt. F. P. de Moras d'Aligny
- photos by Rob Kreukniet -



SGLO - T5520

SPITFIRE Mk.IX - MK369 - 7 Apr 1945 - HAVELTE - CREW 1

Lieutenant - Baron - François Roland Marie Fidele Picot de Moras d'Aligny - KIA

- 1 KIA -

D'ALIGNY(†)


Last update - 29 Jun 2011 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - 2 mi West of Schokland

11 mi WSW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T4532

Spitfire Mk.IX - BS534 - RF-Y - Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz - 2 mi W of Schokland - ~15:15
303 (Polish) Squadron - 13 Oct 1944
1 EVD





Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX BS534 with Fighter Pilot - Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz
crashlanded some kilometers West of Schokland (NW of Zwolle) when in non-combat
while with the underground his alias name was Piet Smit
S/L reported he was safe on the ground 5 mi E of Urk
was with Underground of Vollenhove - #32 on list(37) Kingma - sheltered in Vollenhove (van Kluyve)

Evasion report - IS9 1/304/#2396

783194 - Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz, born 23 Mar 1920, Poland - died 07 Jul 1989, Australia - Age 69

Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz  - helped by Dirk Kuiper, Ramspol
Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz - helped by Dirk Kuiper, Ramspol

Sep 43 - Two American Waist Gunners - U.S.A. - 08 Oct 1943 - Elton F. Kevil and Theodore J. Sysol
Apr 44 - Figther Pilot Barlo - U.S.A. - 23 Apr 1944 - James E. Barlow
Jul 44 - William Owen - Waist Gunner - U.S.A. - 29 Jun 1944 - William Franklin Owens Jr.
Sep 43 - Polish Fighter Pilot Stankiewicz - R.A.F. - 13 Oct 1944 - Kazimierz Stankiewicz
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - Dirk Kuiper, Vollenhove, 14 Jan 1946
Some small discrepancy in names and time - 25 Jun 2014 - PATS

13 Oct 1944 - Spitfire - 2 mi West of Schokland - clip of Questionaire/Vragenlijst
13 Oct 1944 - ~16:00 - Spitfire - 2 mi West of Schokland
clip - Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - Johannes G. van HULZEN - 10 Jan 1946
Same person ( not Dirk Kuiper !) brought him also to Opperwachtmeester J. T. den Besten at Ramspol

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
source Record Group 498 - collection PATS

Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz
Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz
source Mrs. A.M.C. Lankwarden-Kuypers, Nijmegen
- via Wolter Noordman -

ISBN 90 435 0593 0
GEVANGEN OP DE VELUWE - 3rd PRINT 2002 - WOLTER NOORDMAN
On page 132 - 137 a very detailed escape report of Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz

SGLO - T4532

SPITFIRE Mk.IX - BS534- RF-Y - 13 Oct 1944 - 2 MI W OF SCHOKLAND - CREW 1

783194 - Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz - PAF - Fighter pilot - EVD

- 1 EVD -

STANKIEWICZ


Under construction - 29 Jul 2016 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - Creil - Kavel C-40

14 mi WNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3856

B-17G-5-BO - c/n 6303 - #42-31189 - FR-X - "PARAGON" - 1st Lt. Robert M. Harrah - Kavel C-40
379th BG(H) - 525th BS - 8th AF - 7 July 1944 - MACR #7358
1 KIA - 4 POW - 4 EVD



Aircraft was hit by flak over target - Aircraft factory - Leipzig
3 Engines were finally out - NO fire - and due losing altitude they were forced to bail out at 5000 ft
over the NE-Polder near the village of Vollenhove
5 men - Tracy, Ashbrook, Harrah, Giles and Campbell used the nose escape hatch
while the other four, Alexanian, Cimino, Garofalo and Mays, used the waist door
#42-31189 was crash landing in the Noordoostpolder on "Kavel C-40" - 6 mi NNE of Urk -

Crash locations at 'Kavel C-40' - #42-31189
and 'Kavel F-84/85' - #42-51495
Crash location at "Kavel C-40" - #42-31189 - 1st Lt. Harrah - 7 Jul 1944
Crash location at "Kavel F-84/85" - #42-51495 - Capt. Maddocks - 24 Feb 1945
---- only 8 miles from each other ----

All did land safely and were able to escape from the Germans
Torn ledgiments in ankle for RO and WG - BT had also minor injury -
Giles, Tracy, Ashbrook, Alexanian and Mays were within 5 hours together
and with agents of the Underground of Vollenhove
All nine had been found - by the Underground - and this was verified as the number of the crew
After that they were separated into pair
Mays was last seen in Vollenhove 8 Jul 1944 by Navigator Tracy
Pilot, Co-Pilot, Bombardier and Ball Gunner ware taken POW in Antwerp, Belgium - 22 July 1944
Cimino was last seen near Roermond 11 Aug 1944 by Navigator Tracy

Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T Sgt. - Phillip Cimino was killed near Spa,? Baroumme ?
in a skirmish with German troops, during the fight he was killed by machine gun
while operating a British Bren gun - 10th Sep 1944 -
Ironically he was on his last mission - 31 - while the Co-Pilot was on his 1st mission

Central High School - Madison - Phillip Cimino - Tombstone
T/Sgt. Phillip Cimino
left: Clip from CHS magazine - 21 Nov 1947 - Six war dead back in Madison, WI
MADISON MIRROR - VOL XXV, No.5 - Central High School, Madison, Wisconsin, November 21, 1947
Cimino was the first Central boy to receive the 'GOLD STAR'
for outstanding heroism in the fullfillment of duty -

right: Tombstone image - via Erin Proctor - 14 Jun 2009 -

Radio Operator and Tail Gunner did give their report to the Mil. Intelligence Service on 15 Sept 1944
Waist Gunner at 20 Nov 1944 and one day later the Navigator was questioned by M.I.Service

Kavel C-40 - B-17G shown as in 1947 - (c) Imagem
Kavel C-40 - B-17G shown as in 1947 - (c) Imagem
notified by Hans Hollestelle - 27 Mar 2014

379th BG - patch triangle K 525th BS - patch 8th-air-force-patch

379th BG - 41st CBW - Triangle 'K' - 525th BS - FR - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Boeing B-17G-5-BO - c/n 6303 - #42-31189 - FR-X - "PARAGON" - 7 Jul 1944 - MACR #7358
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O-754282 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Robert "Bob" Max Harrah - Marion County, IN - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1

14123360 - O-754334 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Edward Giles - Spindale, Rutherford County, NC - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1

19112236 - O-550317 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Richard Michael Tracy - Seattle, King County, WA - EVD

15133196 - O-706662 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph "Joe" Louis Ashbrook - Akron, Summit County, OH - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1

16155991 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Phillip Cimino - Madison, Dane County, WI - EVD/KIA

12152160 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - John Alexanian - New York County, NY - EVD

18171683 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Kenneth Eugene Mays - St. Landry County, LA - EVD/POW

33588458 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Frank E. "Ed" Garofalo - Philadelphia County, PA - EVD

12131203 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William "Bill" Ross Campbell - New York County, NY - EVD
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O-754282 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Robert "Bob" Max Harrah - Marion County, IN - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 14 Jan 1918, Indianapolis, IN - died 6 Sep 2003, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana - Age 85
Son of Mr. Carl A. Harrah (father), 1221 Hiatt Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
Carl Harrah - born 8 Sep 1896 - died Dec 1973, Marion County, IN - Age 77
Mr. Carl A. Harrah (father) (Head-33) and Mrs. Audra M. Harrah (mother) (Wife-32), 1437 Lee St., Indianapolis
Siblings: Mary J. Harrah (F-15), Wilbur W. Harrah (M-10), Anna L. Harrah (F-4) - US Census 7 Apr 1930
35145943 - Wilbur W. Harrah - Enlistment: 05 Jul 1943, Marion Co. Indianapolis, IN - Year of birth: 1919 - Married
Wilbur W. Harrah - born 12 Sep 1919 - died 04 Apr 1999, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN - Age 79

379thBG - General Order number 166 dated 11 July 1944 awarded the "Air Medal" to 1st Lt. Robert M. Harrah
379thBG - General Order number 169 dated 13 July 1944 awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" to 1st Lt. Robert M. Harrah

was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #25 on list(37) Kingma
Harrah was in Schijndel with fam. van den Boogaard
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
taken POW in Antwerp, Belgium - 22 July 1944

17 Jul 1944 till 20 Jul 1944 - 3 days - 1st Lt. Robert "Bob" Max Harrah in Schijndel with family van den Boogaard
Mr. Antoon and Mrs. Petra van den Boogaard - Timmermans
info Mrs. Til Kenkhuis - van den Boogaard (daughter) - 22 Nov 2011

ID - Harrah - underground 1st Lt. Robert Max Harrah
ID-Underground . . . . . . . Robert Max Harrah . . 1918 - 2003
- source: "Vlucht van vliegend fort eindigt in de Noordoostpolder" - J. de Lange -

Maxine and Bob Harrah - visiting North East Polder - May 1995 Maxine and Bob Harrah - visiting Isle of Schokland - May 1995
Maxine and Bob Harrah - visiting North East Polder - May 1995
images via Marinus van der Weele - 10 Mei 2013
Marinus Abraham van der Weele - born 09 Jun 1922, Colijnsplaat - died 09 Apr 2017, Emmeloord - Age 94

Harrah, Robert M "Bob", died September 6, 2003
He served with the 379 BG 8th AF and was held in Luft 1
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, 1 sister and several nieces and nephews
- source www.merkki.com/powtaps.htm - November 2003 -

R. M. ''BONNIE'' HARRAH - 14 Jan 1918 - 06 Sep 2003, Indianapolis
Visitation: 09 Sep 2003 - Service: 10 Sep 2003 - Cemetery: Garland Brook, Indianapolis
...................................................................
R. M. ''Bonnie'' Harrah, 85, Indianapolis, died 6 Sep 2003 - He was born 14 Jan 1918
Mr. Harrah was a manager with J. D. Adams, retiring in 1978 - He served in the Air Force until 1955
He was a P.O.W. and helped veterans in obtaining benefits
Mr. Harrah was a member of Friends Church and Indianapolis Masonic Lodge 669
Preceded in death by brother Wilbur W. Harrah; sister Mary Jane Griffith
Survivors: wife Maxine (Funston) Harrah; sister Anna L. Ford; several nieces and nephews
- info obituary "Bonnie" Harrah - Sep 2003 -
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14123360 - O-754334 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Edward Giles - Spindale, Rutherford County, NC - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 11 Jun 1924, SC - died 3 Feb 2003 - Age 78
Son of Mr. James H. Giles (father) - died 1946 - and Mrs. Lillie M. Giles (mother) née Wilson - born 30 Nov 1900 - died 07 Oct 1998 - Age 97
Mr. James H. Giles (father), Post Office Box Number 415, Spindale, North Carolina
Enlistment: 24 Jul 1942, Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC - Residence: Rutherford County, NC - Nativity: SC - Marital Status: Single
Siblings: Statia (F), Margaret (F), Joseph, Franklin (M), James B. (M) and Reuben Lamar Giles (M)
Co-Pilot Giles was on his 1st mission and first association with the members of this crew
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #21 on list(37) Kingma
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
taken POW in Antwerp, Belgium - 22 July 1944
Robert Edward Giles, Spindale, NC - North 2 Compound at Stalag Luft I - Barrack 7 - Room 13

2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Edward Giles - 1943
2nd Lt. Robert Edward Giles - 1943 - Pilot training
- via Mrs. Alice R. Giles (wife) - 12 Oct 2010 -

After reaching the ground and folding the parachutes, a few Dutch citizens arrived
who identified themselves as "Underground". Together with my bombardier Ashbrook
we were rushed into a nearby small village
In the house were we stopped we left our clothes and were given civilian garments, keeping only our "dog tag"
his new Dutch identity was Johannes van Dam - Occupattion: Textile worker
- notes from meeting talk, Raleigh, NC - Robert Edward Giles - 19 Jan 2002 -
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19112236 - O-550317 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Richard Michael Tracy - Seattle, King County, WA - EVD
born 14 Jan 1922, WA - address: 2709 - 44th SW Seattle, WA - died 16 Mar 2002 - Age 80
Son of Mr. Richard Tracy (father), 2709 44th Street Southwest, Seattle, Washington
Enlistment: 12 Sep 1942, Seattle, WA - Residence: King County, WA - Nativity: WA - Marital Status: Single
Commissioned 2nd Lt. Navigator, USAAF, 5 Feb 1944. Combat training Ardmore AAB, OK
assigned May 1944, 379th BG(H) Kimbolton, UK
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #23 on list(37) Kingma
Tracy was in Kelpen, near Roermond, with fam. Mooren
Rescued by Canadians advancing into Germany near Weert, Holland - 18 Nov 1944
Occupation: Iron Worker E&E #2678 - 21 Nov 1944 - FTR July 44 - crashed in Holland - Escape and Evasion Report (7 pages)
source: http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2678.pdf

2nd Lt. - Navigator - Richard Michael Tracy - March 1943
2nd Lt. Richard Michael Tracy - March 1943
- via Marilyn Tracey (daughter) - 16 Sep 2010 -

Married Ms. Dorothy May Brown, 30 April 1945, Houston, TX
Two children: Marilyn Kathleen Tracey and Richard Michael Tracey Jr. - two grandchildren: Joseph and Elizabeth
Released from active duty 12 Dec 1945, Lt. Col., and returned to Seattle, WA
Engineering graduate of University of Washington, Dec 1948
Founder of OAC, Olympic Associates Company, in 1955 - Retired in 1984

Richard M. Tracey, born 14 Jan 1922 - died 16 Mar 2002 - Age 80, Seattle, King, WA - SSN issued by Washington
- Note: In SSDI it's TRACEY instead of TRACY -
- when my dad was born the doctor wrote 'T R A C Y' on his birth certificate - info daughter Marilyn
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15133196 - O-706662 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph "Joe" Louis Ashbrook - Akron, Summit County, OH - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 17 Apr 1924, OH - ret. Lt. Col. USAAF - died 26 Jan 2009, Panama City, FL - Age 84
Enlistment: 09 Oct 1942, Cleveland, OH - Residence: Summit County, OH - Nativity: OH - Marital Status: Single
Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Ashbrook (wife), 24 Grand Avenue, Akron, Ohio
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #17 on list(37) Kingma
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
taken POW in Antwerp, Belgium - 22 July 1944
Joseph Louis Ashbrook, Copley, OH - North 2 Compound at Stalag Luft I - Barrack 7 - Room 11

2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph 'Joe' Louis Ashbrook 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph 'Joe' Louis Ashbrook
2nd Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Louis Ashbrook
- images via Joseph Ashbrook (son) - 23 Nov 2010 -
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16155991 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Phillip Cimino - Madison, Dane County, WI - EVD/KIA
born 23 Jan 1923 - died 10 Sep 1944, Belgium - Age 21
Son of Mr. Ben Cimino (father) and Mrs. Marie R. Cimino (mother), 10 South Murray Street, Madison, WI
Enlistment: 03 Dec 1942, Milwaukee, WI - Residence: Dane Co., WI - Nativity: Undefined Code - Marital Status: Single
Lived in Madison's old Greenbush neighborhood
Alumni of Central Junior High School
1947 - Mrs. Ben Cimino - 629 S. Orchard St, Madison, WI
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #15 on list(37) Kingma
Cimino was at 'Zwarte Plak', America, with fam. Poels
Cimino [Italian roots] was in Kelpen, near Roermond, with fam. Mooren
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Killed 10 Sep 1944 while with a Belgium Combat Brigade - aka - "White Army"
He was buried with his dog tags in a field near Spa, Belgium
reburied at Henri Chapelle, Belgium - HHH-6-120
Final burial - Nov 1947 - Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, WI, USA

T/Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - Phillip Cimino T/Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - Phillip Cimino - 19 Apr 1944
T/Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - Phillip Cimino
- left image via Craig Cimino (nephew) - 12 Oct 2010 -
- right image - crop from Vickers crew photo -

379th Bomb Group Association - Looking4 section did point me to Vickers
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Search No. 1143 - Charles Vickers - 379thbga.org Looking4 section
From: Gray Steven G. Lt Col ACC/CCX - Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - @langley.af.mil
Subject:
Charles L. Vickers

Hello,
I'm L/C Steve Gray, USAF
I'm trying to track down information concerning my great uncle Charlie Vickers,
a B-17 pilot during the war. I have 2 photos of him
The
1st photo has the inscription - "G-6 crew E-28 600 SQ 398 B.G. 12-7-43"
Other crew members listed on the back of the picture are:
Bombardier - P. M. Schacherer, Navigator - F. E. Daniels, Tail Turret Gunners -
W. R. Campbell
Radio Operator - N. J. Occhionero, Ball Turret Gunner -
F. E. Garofalo, Engineer - P. Cimino
Armorer/Gunner - L. D. Brown, Asst Eng Gunner -
Mays
Co-pilots name unreadable

The picture was taken in SD where the 398th trained, but the unit historian thinks
the crew was transferred to a different group shortly thereafter

The
2nd picture has the inscription "GM-67-30-379" with a date of 19-4-44
Some of the crew members look different than in the first picture
Not sure where this photo was taken
Thanks for your time and effort
Respectfully,
Steve "Spud" Gray

Crew Vickers - 600th BS 398th BG - 07 Dec 1943 - South Dakota
Crew Vickers - 600th BS 398th BG - 07 Dec 1943 - South Dakota
standing l-r: M. H. Craven (CP), F. E. Daniels (N), C. L. Vickers (P), P. M. Schacherer (B)
kneeling l-r: K. E. Mays (WG / Asst. ENG) , L. D. Brown (WG), W. R. Campbell (TG),
P. Cimino (ENG / TT), N. J. Occhionero (RO), F. E. Garofalo (BTG)
A better copy is on his way via Steve Schacherer (son) - 29 Jul 2011

Crew Vickers - via Steve Schacherer
Crew Vickers - 600th BS 398th BG - 07 Dec 1943 - South Dakota
via Steve Schacherer (son) - 10 Sep 2011
- move cursor over image for retouch by PATS - also seen in next image -

Crew Vickers - retouch by PATS
Crew Vickers - 600th BS 398th BG - 07 Dec 1943 - South Dakota
retouch by PATS - 11 Sep 2011

Names on back on photo - Crew Vickers - 600th BS 398th BG - 07 Dec 1943 - South Dakota
Names on back of photo - "G-6 crew E-28 600 SQ 398 B.G. 12-7-43"
- photo via Steven G. Gray - COL MIL US USA - 19 Jul 2011 -

18076212 - 2nd Lt. Milton H. Craven Jr. - Texas - born 1924
16082527 - 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Daniels - Montana - born 1921
20403188 - 2nd Lt. Charles L. Vickers - Georgia - born 1921
17097231 - 2nd Lt. Phillip M. Schacherer - Iowa - born 1920 - died 18 Aug 1992, Libertyville, IL - Age 72
18171683 - Sgt. Kenneth E. Mays - Louisiana - born 1924
34624384 - Sgt. Lonnie D. Brown - Mississippi - born 1923
12131203 - Sgt. William R. Campbell - New York - born 1922
16155991 - S/Sgt. Phillip (nmi) Cimino - Wisconsin - born 1923
33546584 - S/Sgt. Nicholas J. Occhionero - Maryland - born 03 May 1917 - died Apr 1975 - Age 57
33588458 - Sgt. Frank E. Garofalo - Pennsylvania - born 1924
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info via AAD archives
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33546584 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Nicholas J. Occhionero
born 03 May 1917, Maryland - died Apr 1975 - Age 57
Son of Louis and Madeline Occhinero, Baltimore, Maryland
Enlistment : 28 Dec 1942, Baltimore, Maryland - Residence County: Undefined Code - Marital Status: Married
Education: 1 year of college
Civil Occupation : Skilled occupations in manufacture of radios and phonographs

33546584 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Nicholas J. Occhionero 33546584 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Nicholas J. Occhionero
33546584 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Nicholas J. Occhionero
- right image: crop from Vickers crew photo -

US Census 9 Apr 1930, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
2039 Lanvale Street
Louis Occhionero - Head - 39/26 - born 21 Jun 1890, Rome, Italy - immigrated to USA 1896 - Occupation: Barber, Own Shop
Madeline Occhionero - Wife - 30/16 - born 21 Oct 1899, Naples, Italy - immigrated to USA 1911
Nicholas J. Occhionero - Son - 12 - born 03 May 1917, MD
Michael J. Occhionero - Son - 10 - born 20 Nov 1919, MD
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
33728692 - Michael J. Occhionero (brother)
born 20 Nov 1919 - died 04 Jul 2007 - Age 87 - last address in record: Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Madeline Occhionero (mother) - born 21 Oct 1899, Naples, Italy - died Oct 1973 - Age 73/74
last address in record: - Ellicott City, Howard Co., MD
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info via Census 1930, AAD Archives, SSDI and Fold3.com

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below the 2nd picture as I found it on Footnote.com with code 70897AC - info PATS -
names via own contacts (Cimino, Mays, Campbell, Vickers and Schacherer)
and other photo info for Garofalo

Crew Vickers - 325th BS 379th BG - 19 Apr 1944 - England APO #634 - photo 70897AC
Crew Vickers - 325th BS 379th BG - 19 Apr 1944 - England APO #634
back l-r: Cimino, Mays, Occhionero, Campbell, Brown, Garofalo
front l-r: Vickers, Craven, Schacherer
- NARA Reference: 342-FH-3A11350-70897AC - source Footnote.com - 22 Jul 2011 -
Occhionero - confirmed by Louis N. Occhionero (nephew) - 14 Feb 2013
info Brown and Craven - via Richard D. Lewis - sites.google.com/site/379thbgnoseart/ - 24 Nov 2014

Hi PATS,
You have a wonderful site and it very detailed.
I am wondering if I may use some of your photos and info for my sites?
I do not want to use all of the ones of the 379th BG but a few.
I will use them as a teaser & add a link to your sites explaining "For more info go to"
your site and provide a link to it.

In reply to this question you posed to me, I may be able to help clear up some information.
The photo of the crew during training is not the full crew that reported to the 379th BG.
The Navigator F. E. Daniels did not go overseas with this crew and never served with the 379th BG;
reasons unknown. Brown however did go with the crew to the 379th BG and served with the Vickers Crew
until July 1944 when he was transferred to fill in the position with the Hersberger Crew.
He stayed with that crew until his tour was over.

The Vickers Crew flew with different Navigators during the rest of their tour and many times
they went on missions without a Navigator. In any sense a crew photo from the 379th BG would
not have Daniels and The Airman seated between Vickers and Schacherer is Lt. Cravens the Co-Pilot;
Brown is standing in the rear and is the tallest Crewman in the photo since he flew with Vickers
most of the time. The photo you have showing the names in white above each crewman was taken
outside and near the Photographic Section of the 379th BG. It is featured in many Crew photos from the Group.

The 379th BG during those days usually took a Crew Photo in or around 5 to 15 missions,
if time allowed them to get one. The date of this photo is 19 April a little early than most.
Since this crew just arrived in Kimbolton around the first week of April 44 but it is not unusual
for a crew to get it done when ever the time was allowed.
So, you can add Lt. Milton H. Craven and Sgt. Lonnie D. Brown name to the unidentified crewman.

Richard Lewis, Elizabethtown, KY - 24 Nov 2014
Websites: sites.google.com/site/swampfiresite/home
sites.google.com/site/379thbgnoseart/

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12152160 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - John Alexanian - New York County, NY - EVD
John Alexanian, born 07 Nov 1923 - died 30 Jun 2007 - Age 83, Mesquite, Clark, NV - SSN issued by New York
Son of Mr. Yervant Alexanian (father), 240 Wadsworth Ave, Manhattan, New York, NY
Enlistment: 9 Oct 1942, New York Co., NY - Resident: New York Co., NY - Nativity: Turkey - Marital Status: Single
E&E #2137 - 15 Sep 1944 - FTR July 44 - crashed in Holland - Escape and Evasion Report (8 pages)
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #26 on list(37) Kingma
Alexanian was at 'Zwarte Plak', America, with fam. Poels
Alexanian was in Kelpen, near Roermond, with fam. Mooren
Husband of Magdalon Mary Alexanian
Discrepancy - birth year for 12152160 in AAD archives is 1924
source: http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2137.pdf

Sgt. - Radio Operator - John Alexanian
Sgt. - Radio Operator - John Alexanian
- via Diane Alexanian (daughter) - 22 Sep 2010 -

Clips - E&E #2137 - Alexanian - 14 Sep 1944, Belgium
Clips - E&E #2137 - Alexanian - 14 Sep 1944, Belgium
source: media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2137.pdf
Co-pilot GILES, bombardier ASHBROOK

Questionaire / Vragenlijst Dutch helpers - Freules Sloet van Marxveld
Alexanian and Cimino at Oldenhof estate/castle, Ambt-Vollenhove - 1944
source: Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - 02 Aug 1945 - Freules Sloet van Marxveld
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18171683 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Kenneth Eugene Mays - St. Landry County, LA - EVD/POW
born 19 Jan 1925, LA - died 05 Sep 1979, VA - Age 54
Son of Mrs. Carrie C. Mays (mother), Box 661, Eunice, Louisiana
Enlistment: 05 Dec 1942, Lafayette, Louisiana - Residence: St. Landry County, LA - Nativity: LA - Marital Status: Single
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #12 on list(37) Kingma
Mays was in Schijndel with fam. van den Boogaard
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
taken POW in Antwerp, Belgium - 22 July 1944
discrepancy - born 19 Nov 1923 ( KU 2430 - MACR ) - ( born 1924 - AAD )
Last contact Everette Mays, Son - 24 Jan 2011

Vragenlijst / Questionnaire Dutch helpers - A. Christiaan Soeters (21)
Robert Giles (20) and Kenneth E. Mays (19) with Soeters (21)
Soeters provided shelter, food and clothing for Robert Gerks and Kenneth E. Mayer, USAAF
source: Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - 28 Aug 1945 - A. Christiaan Soeters (22)
Robert Gerks = Robert Giles
Kennet E. Mayes = Kenneth E. Mays
8 Apr 1944 (crew Gecks) = 7 Jul 1944 (crew Harrah)
Dates and names are mixed up by Soeters - info PATS - 30 Sep 2014

17 Jul 1944 till 20 Jul 1944 - 3 days - S/Sgt. Kenneth Eugene Mays in Schijndel with family van den Boogaard
Mr. Antoon and Mrs. Petra van den Boogaard - Timmermans
info Mrs. Til Kenkhuis - van den Boogaard (daughter) - 22 Nov 2011

S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Kenneth Eugene Mays - 19 Apr 1944
S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Kenneth Eugene Mays - 19 Apr 1944
- crop from Vickers crew photo -
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33588458 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Frank E. "Ed" Garofalo - Philadelphia County, PA - EVD
born 11 Oct 1924, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan - info via fam Mooren -
Son of Mrs. Carmella Garofalo (mother), 6026 Magnolia Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Enlistment: 27 Feb 1943, Philadelphia, PA - Residence: Philadelphia Co., PA - Nativity: MI - Marital Status: Single
379thBG - General Order number 356 dated 11 May 1944 awarded the "Air Medal" to Sgt. Frank E. Garofalo
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #22 on list(37) Kingma
Garofalo was at 'Zwarte Plak', America, with fam. Poels
Garofalo was in Kelpen, near Roermond, with fam. Mooren
E&E #2681 - 20 Nov 1944 - FTR July 44 - crashed in Holland - Escape and Evasion Report (7 pages)
source: http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2681.pdf

S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Frank E. 'Ed' Garofalo - 19 Apr 1944
S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Frank E. "Ed" Garofalo - 19 Apr 1944
- crop from Vickers crew photo -

Clip letter Rev J. P. Honnef - Vollenhove, 11 Dec 1945
Clip letter - Rev. J. P. Honnef - 11 Dec 1945
- via Don Griffin -
Proof that Garofalo was with Underground of Vollenhove

Clip - Garofalo record - born 11 Oct 1924, Sault Ste Marie - Fam. Mooren, Kelpen
Clip - Garofalo record from archive Fam. Mooren, Kelpen
born 11 Oct 1924, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
- via Mrs. Drientje Geraets-Mooren (daughter Mr. Andries Mooren) - 19 May 2009 -
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12131203 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William "Bill" Ross Campbell - New York County, NY - EVD
born 22 Mar 1922, Clarendon, VA - died 04 Oct 2010, FL - Age 88
Son of Mr. William R. Campbell (father), 69 Denton Ave, East Rockaway, NY
Enlistment: 08 Aug 1942, New York, NY - Residence: New York County, NY - Nativity: VA - Marital Status: Single
after he bailed out he was with Phillip Cimino and made contact with two farmers
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #24 on list(37) Kingma
Campbell was at 'Zwarte Plak', America, with fam. Poels
E&E #2140 - 15 Sep 1944 - FTR July 44 - crashed in Holland - Escape and Evasion Report (8 pages)
Cimino, Mays and Garofalo were from Bill's original crew - other five were "stangers" that day - 7 Jul 1944 -
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2140.pdf

William "Bill" Ross Campbell (Student - son of notary at New York)
stayed for four nights with Arend Vos (butcher), Kloosterweg B 24, St. Jansklooster, Vollenhove
Confirmed by Rev. J. Wolven, Koudekerk aan de Rijn, 29 May 1946
Rev. Joannes Wolven (1911 - 1985) did live during wartime at Kloosterweg B 1, St. Jansklooster
Rev. J. Wolven - Reformed Church, St. Jansklooster - 24 Nov 1940 - 07 Oct 1945 - see also dominees.nl

S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William 'Bill' Ross Campbell - 19 Apr 1944
S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William "Bill" Ross Campbell - 19 Apr 1944
- crop from Vickers crew photo -

Campbell, William R., 88, of Jupiter, died Monday. Neptune Society, Pompano Beach
Lt. Col. William "Bill" "Willie" R. Campbell passed away October 4, 2010, at age 88
He was preceded by his wife of 43 years, Jacqueline Morris Campbell
Bill was born March 22, 1922 in Clarendon, VA
married Jacqueline Morris in 1947
- published in 'The Palm Beach Post' - 6 Oct 2010 -

Last contact William "Bill" Ross Campbell - 14 Sep 2010
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Evaders with fam. Mooren, Kelpen
Evaders with fam. Mooren at 'Jeurissenhof', Kelpen, The Netherlands
l-r : Frank Peichoto, Dennis Sharpe, Raymond Francis, John Fullerton
Frank Garofalo, Richard Tracy and Mr. Andries Mooren
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Sharpe and Francis are from Lancaster ME722 - 22 May 1944 - crew Jones - near Zwolle
Peichoto and Fullerton are from B-24H - 29 Jun 1944 - crew Armour - Noordoostpolder
Garofalo and Tracy are from B-17G - 7 Jul 1944 - crew Harrah - Noordoostpolder
- info and photo via Mrs. Drientje Geraets-Mooren (daughter) - 19 May 2009 -



For the town ?Baroumme? I do find the hamlet of Brume near Trois Points - S of Spa

SGLO - T3856

B-17G - "PARAGON" - #42-31189 - 7 Jul 1944 - Kavel C-40 - CREW 9

O-754282 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Robert 'Bob' Max Harrah - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 14123360 - O-754334 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Edward Giles - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 19112236 - O-550317 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Richard Michael Tracey - EVD 15133196 - O-706662 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph 'Joe' Louis Ashbrook - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 16155991 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Phillip Cimino - Madison, Dane County, WI - EVD/KIA
12152160 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - John Alexanian - New York County, NY - EVD 18171683 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Kenneth Eugene Mays - St. Landry County, LA - EVD/POW 33588458 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Frank E. 'Ed' Garofalo - Philadelphia County, PA - EVD 12131203 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William 'Bill' Ross Campbell - New York County, NY - EVD

- 1 KIA - 4 POW - 4 EVD -

HARRAH - GILES - TRACY - ASHBROOK - CIMINO(†)
ALEXANIAN - MAYS - GAROFALO - CAMPBELL

Spoke with Campbell

Contact Mays is pending - 16 Oct 2007 -
Contact Alexanian is pending - 31 Aug 2010 -
Contact Cimino is pending - 05 Sep 2010 -
Contact Tracey is pending - 05 Sep 2010 -
Contact Ashbrook is pending - 10 Sep 2010 -
Contact Giles is pending - 13 Sep 2010 -
Contact Harrah is pending - 13 Sep 2010 -
Contact Campbell is pending - 14 Sep 2010 - 07 Dec 2014
Contact Vickers is pending - 19 Jul 2011 -
Contact Schacherer is pending - 28 Jul 2011 -
Contact Occhionero is pending - 10 Jan 2013 -

Last update - 13 Apr 2017 - PATS



Noordoostpolder . . . . . . Zeeuws-Vlaanderen

Noordoostpolder W of Vollenhove
Area Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is 120 mi SW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3853

B-24H-20-DT Liberator - #42-51095 - 7V - "SHOO SHOO BABY" - 2nd Lt. Charles B. Armour -
458th BG(H) - 754th BS - 8th AF - 29 June 1944 - MACR #7092
6 POW - 4 EVD
crashed 12:13 at Nieuw-Namen ( municipality Clinge ) - Prov. of Zeeland, Holland
- 3 civilians killed -



#42-51095 = Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator - c/n 617, Douglas c/n 16140
- info Joe Baugher's Serial Numbers - http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1942_3.html -
Aircraft was hit by flak over target - Ju88 Aircraft factory - Aschersleben, Germany
Radio fix @ 5238 0600

Crew Armour - Assigned 754th Squadron - May 1944
Crew Armour - Assigned 754th Squadron - May 1944
back l-r: John Fullerton, Don Blodgett, Charles Armour, John Beddow
front l-r: Jerome Brill, Frank Peichoto, Billy Joe Davis, William Owens, Carry Rawls, Everett Allen
- image via Mark Owens, son - 15 April 2009 -
John Beddow not on 29 Jun 1944 mission - replaced by Frederick H. Erdmann - info PATS
http://www.458bg.com/crewarmour.htm - Darin Scorza

458th BG Circle K 754th BS 8th-air-force-patch

458th BG - 96th CBW - Circle 'K' - 754th BS - 7V - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-24H-20-DT Liberator #42-51095 - 7V - "SHOO SHOO BABY" - 29 Jun 1944 - MACR #7092
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31090487 - O-691455 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Charles Brad Armour - Middlesex County, MA - EVD

16081592 - O-701868 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Donald E. Blodgett - Cook County, IL - EVD

13109753 - O-712547 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John O. Fullerton - Freeport, Armstrong County, PA - EVD

19102737 - O-752809 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Frederick "Fred" Henry Erdmann - Portland, Multnomah Co., OR - POW - Stalag Luft 1

34506572 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Carry Garvin Rawls - Greenbrier, Robertson Co., TN - POW - Stalag Luft 4

33601860 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Jerome Brill - Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 4

39411039 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank Peichoto - Stanislaus Co., CA - EVD

35651617 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William Franklin Owens Jr. - Freeman, Mercer Co., WV - POW - Stalag Luft 4

38303263 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Billy Joe Davis - Rains Co., TX - POW - Stalag Luft 4

11105323 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Sumner Allen - West Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA - POW - Stalag Luft 4
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31090487 - O-691455 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Charles Brad Armour - Middlesex County, MA - EVD
born 05 Mar 1917, MA - died 22 Feb 1991 - Age 73
Enlistment: 13 Apr 1942, Boston, MA - Residence: Middlesex Co., MA - Nativity: MA - Marital Status: Married
Bailed out N of Hulst - area Lamswaarde / Graauw - Holland
Liberated 5 Sept 1944, Zele, Belgium - returned in UK - 12 Sept 1944
E&E #2024 - 12 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (7 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2024.pdf
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16081592 - O-701868 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Donald E. Blodgett - Cook County, IL - EVD
born 11 Sep 1916, Morrison, IL - died 19 Feb 2000, Naples, FL - Age 83
Enlistment: 31 Aug 1942, Chicago, IL - Residence: Cook Co., IL - Nativity: IL - Marital Status: Married
Bailed out N of Hulst - area Lamswaarde / Graauw - Holland
Liberated 5 Sept 1944, Zele, Belgium - returned in UK - 12 Sept 1944
E&E #2025 - 12 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (8 pages)
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13109753 - O-712547 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John O. "Toby" Fullerton - Freeport, Armstrong County, PA - EVD
born 13 Jul 1922, PA - died Jan 1993, Ft. Erie, Ontario, Canada - Age 70
Enlistment: 17 Sep 1942, Pittsburg, PA - Residence: Armstrong Co., PA - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
Address 1944 - 206 Buffalo St, Freeport, PA
Bailed out W of Vollenhove - area Noordoostpolder - #16 on list(37) Kingma
Overnight in Vollenhove together with Erdmann, next morning by car to Meppel
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
Fullerton was in Kelpen, near Roermond, with fam. Mooren
Liberated 15 November 1944, Kelpen
E&E #2679 - 21 Nov 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (8 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2697.pdf

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Appendic "C" to E&E Report No. I.S.9 (WEA)/6/652
12 Missions - none decorations - Wounded: NO
Peace time occupation: Steel Worker
departure: B-24 from Station 123, 29 Jun 1944, 06:00 hrs
where down: Near Vollenhove, Holland, 11:30 hrs, 29 Jun 1944
dispose of parachute, harness and mae west: Farmers hid them for me
- info 22 Nov 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #2679 -

Visit Mrs. Anna Fullerton (mother) to Mr. & Mrs. Marten Kingma - May 1962 - Beesterzwaag
Visit May 1962 - Mrs. & Mrs. Marten Kingma and Mrs. Anna Fullerton (mother) (right)
Clip LC - 22 May 1962 - Kingma - Fullerton - Noordoostpolder, Vollenhove, Meppel, etc ...
Clip LC - Kingma and- Fullerton - Noordoostpolder, Vollenhove, Meppel, etc ...
source: 22 May 1962 - Leeuwarder Courant 'LC' Archive - via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

Census 1940
206 Buffalo Street, Freeport, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Charles G. Fullerton - Head - 51 - born abt. 1889, PA - Clerk, Aluminium Compagny
Anna O. Fullerton - Wife - 41 - born abt. 1899, PA
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John O. Fullerton - Son - 17 - born 13 Jul 1922, PA
Mary Ann Fullerton - Daughter - 16 - born abt. 1924, PA
Charles D. Fullerton - Son - 13 - born abt. 1927, PA
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John O. Fullerton '45
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Published in Feb. 7, 1996, issue - Princeton Alumni Weekly

Toby Fullerton died in Jan. 1993 in Ft. Erie, Ontario, his home for many years,
following a prolonged bout with cancer.
Recognized as one of western Pennsylvania's top athletes, Toby played football, basketball,
and baseball at Freeport H.S. and Kiski Academy.
At Princeton, he again was a three sport man.

Toby left Princeton for the Air Corps in Sept. 1942
He was sent overseas and, after completing a dozen missions, was shot down behind enemy lines
on June 29, 1944. He was reported as Missing in Action
However, Toby had parachuted to safety and was picked up by the Underground
and reported safe in England on Dec. 1, 1944
Toby returned to Princeton, where he starred on the 1947 baseball team
and captained the 1948 nine. In 1947 he won the William J. Clarke Baseball Cup
for all-round ability on the diamond

After graduation in June 1948, Toby worked at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.
In the early sixties, Toby joined Lerch-Hubbell, Inc. (then owned by Nels Hubbell '45),
where he remained until 1976 when he formed his own company,
The John C. Fullerton Co. He retired in 1986

To Ester, his wife for 40 years, and to his family, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1945
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info via: paw.princeton.edu/memorials - class 45 - 15 Jul 2013
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19102737 - O-752809 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Frederick "Fred" Henry Erdmann - Portland, Multnomah Co., OR - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 13 Mar 1921, La Grande, OR - died 15 Mar 2010, Garland, Dallas Co., TX - Age 89
Enlistment: 17 Jun 1942, Portland, OR - Residence: Multnomah Co., OR - Nativity: OR - Marital Status: Married
Bailed out W of Vollenhove - area Noordoostpolder - #18 on list(37) Kingma
Overnight in Vollenhove together with Fullerton, next morning by car to Meppel - 30 Jun 1944
In Zwolle, pictures and passport made, in Camera Shop
Mr. Henri (Speaks all languages, studying to be lawyer, spoke Greek), Amsterdam - Food, shelter, for one week. Best treatment - Age 32
Family in Utrecht - one week
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
Family in Antwerp - four days
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Evading for a few weeks - captured in Antwerp, Belgium
Stalag Luft 1 - North II - Barrack 8 Room #10

1st Lt. - Bombardier - Frederick 'Fred' Henry Erdmann 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Frederick 'Fred' Henry Erdmann Frederick Erdmann - Underground 'ID'
1st Lt. Frederick 'Fred' Henry Erdmann
- courtesy Mrs. Janet C. Erdmann (wife) - via Rachel Price (friend) - 21 Sep 2010 -
- Underground 'ID' via Ronald Vernes - 23 Nov 2010 -
- Source 'ID': StrolZaand, De Ketsheuvel van Vroeger, Jaargang 10, Sep 1995, nr. 4, page 19 -

Erdmann - 21 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 4 page 204/205
Erdmann - 21 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 4 page 204/205
via catalog.archives.gov - College Park, MD - 26 May 2016
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2Lt. Frederick H. Erdmann, bombardier on 1Lt. Robert Davis' Crew 49 (an original 754th crew)
replaced Lt. John Beddow (Feb 1945 - Completed Tour) as bombardier on this mission.
The crew was flying B-24 #42-51095, Shoo Shoo Baby over the target when the ailerons,
and all four engines were damaged, presumably by flak.
The ship "...lost 7,000 feet of altitude very fast".
Number 1 engine was feathered, and "...all engines were throwing gas".
Sgt. Billy Joe Davis was "...slightly wounded in the head by flak".
All crew members bailed out safely.
Charles Armour, Donald Blodgett, John Fullerton, and Frank Peichoto evaded successfully through the Dutch Underground.
While Davis (head wound) and Rawls (broken ankle) were captured immediately by the Germans,
William Owens, Everett Allen, and Frederick Erdmann evaded capture for a while as well,
but were betrayed and turned over to the Gestapo in Belgium, and spent the rest of the war in a German Stalag.
Armour and Blodgett returned to England in rather short order, by September 12, 1944.
Fullerton and Peichoto took a little longer arriving by November 21, 1944.
Their abandoned aircraft crashed into a Dutch farm killing the farmer, his wife, and their 18-year old daughter.
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source: www.458bg.com/crewarmour.htm

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34506572 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Carry Garvin Rawls - Greenbrier, Robertson Co., TN - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 8 Feb 1924, TN - died 20 Dec 1996, Nashville, TN - Age 73
Enlistment: 19 Jan 1943, Fort Oglethorpe, GA - Residence: Greenbrier, Robertson Co., TN - Nativity: TN - Marital Status: Single
Bailed out E of Hulst - area Doel, Belgium
Captured [wounded] 29 June 1944, Doel, Belgium - Air Guard 1, Gent
Hospital; on 18 July to Dulag Luft
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Carry Garvin Rawls Carry Garvin Rawls
S/Sgt. Carry Garvin Rawls
- courtesy Mrs. Donna Crutcher née Rawls, daughter - 1 Jun 2009
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33601860 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Jerome Brill - Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 7 Mar 1924, Wilkes-Barre, PA - died 11 Jan 2010, Tallahassee, FL - Age 85
Enlistment: 24 Mar 1943, Wilkes Barre, PA - Residence: Luzerne Co., PA - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
Son of Joseph Brill (father) and Rose Brill (mother) née Schlesinger, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Father Joseph born in Hungary. Mother Rose born in Czechoslovakia
Siblings: Miriam, Lillian, Shirley and Gertrude - all deceased -
Enlistment: 24 Mar 1943 - Religion: Hebrew - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
Husband of Rosalind 'Pat' Brill née Sim(m)ons - daughter of Joseph 'Joe' Willie Sim(m)ons and Alice Oransky - all born Boston, MA

Bailed out E of Hulst - area Doel, Belgium
Captured 29 June 1944, Doel, Belgium - Air Guard 1, Gent
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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At a modest 5 feet 4 inches ( 1.63 m ) he enlisted 24 March 1943 the Air Force, Wilkes-Barre, PA
"I was the littlest guy on the crew and I was their mascot almost,
except that I could run fast for a little guy"
On his 13th mission he landed in a river ( Scheldt ) on the border of Holland / Belgium
Brill spent a year as a prisoner of war, with little food, causing his small frame to shrink to a mere 84 pounds ( 38 kg )
May 1945 he was rescued by the British Polar Bear Division
Jerome Brill, May 26 2008 - WCTV6 - by Heather Biance, Tallahassee
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39411039 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank Peichoto - Stanislaus Co., CA - EVD
born 11 Feb 1922, Arena, CA - Address 1944: PO Box 875, Crows Landing, CA
Enlistment: 26 Feb 1943, Sacramento,CA - Residence: Stanislaus Co., CA - Nativity: CA - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Airplane mechanic - died 23 Feb 2006, Cottonwood, Shasta Co., CA - Age 84
Bailed out W of Vollenhove - area Noordoostpolder
was with the Underground of Vollenhove and transfered to Meppel - #14 on list(37) Kingma
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
Peichoto was in Kelpen, near Roermond, with fam. Mooren
E&E #2680 - 21 Nov 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (7 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2680.pdf

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Appendic "C" to E&E Report No. I.S.9 (WEA)/6/656
H E L P E R S
Besides the OP HEY brothers at Leveroy, whose address is "St. Helena",
the only organization who gave me their addresses were:

HENK GEERDINK - p/a Fam. HUYS, Beekstraat 33, Weert, Limburg and
Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm - Hendrikus G. Geerdink, Stramproy - Amsterdam 21 Nov 1946
Hendrikus G. Geerdink - born 3 Dec 1917

PIETER HENDRIKSE [HENDRICKX] - Kelpen 43, Post E 11, Limburg
Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm - Pieter L. Hendrikx, Kelpen - Amsterdam 21 Nov 1946
Note: Kelpen 43 - Farm in frontline Nov 1944; destroyed - owner: L. Hendrickx - source: municipality Grathem

FRITS and HARRY OP HEY were the best of the lot and did a wonderful job taking care of the six of us
while we were marooned on their farm under shellfire the last few weeks. They did not leave the farm until
just before the final attck, althrough they had a brother in Germany in a prison or work camp, and were
afraid the Germans might take them too
Likely - ??? Frits op Hey - born 01 Jun 1914 - died 27 Jun 1989 ??? -

While we were staying in the barn at Roermond, two of the other men there gave me their names. They were:
T/Sgt. - Philip Cimino, 379th Gp - B-17G #42-31189 - 379th BG(H) - 525th BS - 7 July 1944
F/Sgt. - Bill McGee, Royal New Zealand Air Force - F/Sgt. - William E. McGee, RNZAF, 75 Sqn Lancaster ME752
These men left on 12 Aug 1944 for Belgium, with 14 others whose names I do not know
My story is the same as that of Lt. Fullerton (see E&E Report No. 6/652) most of the time

I landed about 1 mile away from the other chutes, near the edge of the polder
Some Dutchmen came up in a boat, landed, and came to me. They took my chute and other equipment and hid it
They made signs they would help me. One of them spoke a little English and told me to follow him
We walked about a mile to where the bombardier, Lt. Erdman and S/Sgt. Davis were hiding in the wheat

Later the Dutch brought us some civilian clothes and we all walked up the road towards the nearest village together
We saw no Germans. After a while a truck came along and stopped. We got in and hid under some lumber in the back of it
We went on to Vollenhove, Where we spent the night. Lt. Fullerton was brought to the house late that night

After we were sent to Meppel, then to Amsterdam by train. I did not stay with the others in Amsterdam,
but was in an apartment in the city for 3 days. I had to go into the next building to sleep each night

After leaving Amsterdam I stayed in all the same places Lt. Fullerton was in
The last two weeks, while the British were shelling us at Leveroy, he was in a nearby town trying to get help
We had to seat it out in a haystack and a small dugout during this time, and food was very scarce.
The Germans were only a few yards away at times. We were plenty glad to get out of there
- info 22 Nov 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #2680 -
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -
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35651617 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William Franklin Owens Jr. - Freeman, Mercer Co., WV - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 3 Nov 1922, Freeman, WV - died 25 Dec 2004, Gainesville, FL - Age 82
Enlistment: 17 Feb 1943, Huntington, WV - Residence: Mercer Co., WV - Nativity: WV - Marital Status: Single
Bailed out W of Vollenhove - area Noordoostpolder - #19 on list(37) Kingma
Overnight in Vollenhove at the home of a policeman, next morning to Meppel
In Meppel he got his phony passport and working papers
Identity: Hendrick Bloomhoff, dentist born 6 June 1919
On the station platform in Meppel he met the other five, also picked up by the underground
From Meppel they went all six with 3 guides on a first class train to Amsterdam, Zaandijk
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp

William Franklin Owens Jr. - ID by Underground - North-Brabant
Sgt. William Franklin Owens Jr.
- ID snap by Underground North-Brabant - Piet Felix
- Source 'ID': StrolZaand, De Ketsheuvel van Vroeger, Jaargang 10, Sep 1995, nr. 4, page 19 -

Evading for three weeks - captured 21 July 1944, Antwerp, Belgium
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Stalag Luft 4 - Lager C, Barrack 2, Room #9 - POW #7234 - Liberated 26 April 1945, Germany
- info via Mark Owens, son -

Wooden Shoe Souvenir - from fam. Otten to owens Edrmann, Peichoto and Owens with fam. Otten in Erp - July 44 Wooden Shoe Souvenir - from fam. Otten to owens
- With fam. Otten in Erp - July 1944 -
back l-r : Frederick Erdmann, Thea Otten, Antoinette Otten, Frank Peichoto, William Owens
front l-r : Leo van Druenen (Lelox) and Paul Reybroek
- Souvenirs and photo send by Otten's to William Owens - via Mark Owens, son

GI Dog Tag - Owens
owens Mission Log - 1 - 13
- Owens Mission Log - 1 - 13
- Mission 13. Oschersleben for 29 Jun 1944 - via Mark Owens, son
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38303263 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Billy Joe Davis - Rains Co., TX - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 11 Jun 1920, TX - died 2 Apr 1992 - Age 71
Enlistment: 14 Nov 1942, Tyler, TX - Residence: Rains Co., TX - Nativity, TX - Narital Status: Married
Bailed out W of Vollenhove - area Noordoostpolder - Davis had a flak-wound - #40 on list(37) Kingma
Billy Davis was an experienced para-trooper - ( info Allen - 29 Jun 2009 )
Davis was in Schijndel with fam. van den Boogaard
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
Evading for a few weeks - captured in Meerle, Belgium - just 1 mile over the border
captured [wounded] - Hospital; on 28 July to Dulag Luft
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

10 Jul 1944 till 12 Jul 1944 - 2 days - Sgt. Billy Joe Davis in Schijndel with family van den Boogaard
Mr. Antoon and Mrs. Petra van den Boogaard - Timmermans
info Mrs. Til Kenkhuis - van den Boogaard (daughter) - 22 Nov 2011
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11105323 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Sumner Allen - West Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 16 Sep 1920, Portsmouth, NH
Enlistment: 09 Oct 1942, Springfield, MA - Residence: Worcester Co., MA - Nativity: NH - Marital Status: Single
Bailed out W of Vollenhove - area Noordoostpolder - came down in 10ft ditch - hid in hayfield - #41 on list(37) Kingma
After he landed in the Noordoostpolder -aka- NOP, he stayed overnight in Vollenhove
Transfered by resistance to Meppel, Utrecht, Zaandam, Amsterdam and Erp ( Fam. Otten )
Allen was in Schijndel with fam. van den Boogaard
Stayed with fam. Otten in Erp
Evading for a few weeks - captured in Meerle, Belgium - just 1 mile over the border
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
- info via Everett S. Allen - 13 Apr 2009 -

10 Jul 1944 till 12 Jul 1944 - 2 days - Sgt. Everett Sumner Allen in Schijndel with family van den Boogaard
Mr. Antoon and Mrs. Petra van den Boogaard - Timmermans
info Mrs. Til Kenkhuis - van den Boogaard (daughter) - 22 Nov 2011
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- info MACR #7092, KU 2394, FamilySearch, AAD-archives -

Crew Armour - Topeka, Kansas - April 1944
- Photo: Everett Allen - 2ADA (Second Air Division Association ) Journal - via Darin Scorza -
Crew Armour - Topeka, Kansas - April 1944
"Crew Armour - Topeka, Kansas - April 1944"
back l-r : Beddow, Fullerton, Blodgett, Armour
front l-r : Owens, Rawls, Allen, Brill, Davis, Peichoto
- info names/location from William F. Owens Jr. story -
- good photo via Everett S. Allen - 25 Jun 2009 -

Phrases from E&E report #2679 - 21 Nov 1944 - O-712547 - 2nd Lt. John O. Fullerton
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29 Jun 1944 - 11:30 hrs - Vollenhove, Holland
Ailerons shot up. No. 1 engine feathered; other engines throwing gas
Waist gunner, Davis, hit by flak in head
12.000 feet - All members jumped; saw six chutes open
On the ground I saw: Peichoto, Erdmann, Davis, Owens and Allen
Blodgett was reported killed. All other crew members reported to be with the organization
Believe Blodgett killed - underground news
Believe Armour, Brill and Rawls captured by Germans - have never seen
Believe others safe - saw them last in Holland
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Fullerton didn't know that only six(6) did bail out near Vollenhove

Phrases from E&E report #2680 - 21 Nov 1944 - 39411039 - S/Sgt. Frank Peichoto
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29 Jun 1944 - 11:30 hrs - Holland
Losing altitude fast
12.000 ft approximately bail out
Right Waist Gunner slightly injured on head by flak
Understand all bailed out - I saw only six chutes
Did the plane explode or striking the ground ? : Yes
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Peichoto never saw the crash !!! - info PATS
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2680.pdf

Pilot Armour, Co-Pilot Blodgett, Radio Operator Brill and Engineer Rawls were still onboard !!!
and were heading in SW direction towards Rotterdam
Near Hulst, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, Prov. of Zeeland they (4) were forced to bail out - 10.000 feet
2 km NE of Kieldrecht; 15 km NW of Antwerp
Brill and Rawls(wounded) were taken POW right away
Pilot Charles B. Armour and Co-Pilot Donald E. Blodgett were able to evade
Kieldrecht and Antwerp are in Belgium - plane crashed on Dutch soil - info Jaap Geensen
4 km NNE of Kieldrecht; 20 km NW of Antwerp is more accurate for crash location
Location given in MACR is likely were Brill and Rawls were captured

Phrases from E&E report #2024 - 12 Sep 1944 - O-691465 - 2nd Lt. Charles B. Armour
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29 Jun 1944 - 12:00 hrs - Hulst, Netherlands
No.1 engine out - fuel system shot up - interphone system, oxygen and radio out
Approx. 10.000 feet bail out
Waist Gunner (L) had slight head wound
All members of the crew bailed out - four 'chutes opened - balance unknown
Saw Co-Pilot on the ground
Received information from civilians that Brill was P/W as well as Rawls
latter also having a broken leg
Did not examine wreckage - plane hit farm house and burned
All believed to be evading except Brill and Rawls
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Hulst is 120 mi SW of Vollenhove - info PATS
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2024.pdf

Plane was hitting a large barn - approx. 12:13, Prosper Polder D16, Nieuw-Namen, Holland - killing three on the ground
Nieuw-Namen is part of municipality Clinge, Holland
Farm is at the end of Zorgdijk against the dyke of Koningin Emma Polder
The farmhouse suffered little fire damage. Several windows were broken and a wall was damaged
Both barns were in flames - The grain that could be saved was brought to a safe place

Petrus Gerardus Staes, Clementina Maria de Maeijer, Maria José Staes - Nieuw-Namen, 29 June 1944
Petrus Gerardus Staes - 1887 - 1944 - Age 56 - Nieuw-Namen, 29 June 1944
Clementina Maria de Maeijer - 1889 - 1944 - Age 55 - Nieuw-Namen, 29 June 1944
Maria José Staes - 1926 - 1944 - Age 18 - Nieuw-Namen, 29 June 1944
- info crash location, fam. Staes - via Jaap Geensen - 15 April 2009 -
- courtesy Prudent Staes - additional info via genlias.nl -



Emmahoeve - Armour and Blodgett - July 1944 - photo via Jaap Geensen
"Emmahoeve" - Blodgett and Armour with their helpers - July 1944
back l-r : Blodgett, ??????, Armour, ??????
front l-r : ?????? , ??????
- photo via Jaap Geensen - 15 April 2009 -

'Emmahoeve' is just 1 mile W of crash location

Approx. route and related places
Map Holland with route and some related places - 1944
- distance Vollenhove - Nieuw-Namen is 120 miles -

SGLO - T3853

B-24H - "SHOO SHOO BABY" - #42-51095 - 29 Jun 1944 - NIEUW-NAMEN - CREW 10

31090487 - O-691455 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Charles Brad Armour - Middlesex County, MA - EVD 16081592 - O-701868 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Donald E. Blodgett - Cook County, IL - EVD 13109753 - O-712547 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John O. Fullerton - Freeport, Armstrong County, PA - EVD 19102737 - O-752809 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Frederick 'Fred' Henry Erdmann - Portland, Multnomah Co., OR - POW - Stalag Luft 1 34506572 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Carry Garvin Rawls - Greenbrier, Robertson Co., TN - POW - Stalag Luft 4
33601860 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Jerome Brill - Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 4 39411039 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank Peichoto - Stanislaus Co., CA - EVD 39411039 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank Peichoto - Stanislaus Co., CA - EVD 38303263 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Billy Joe Davis - Rains Co., TX - POW - Stalag Luft 4 11105323 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Sumner Allen - West Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA - POW - Stalag Luft 4

- 6 POW - 4 EVD -

ARMOUR - BLODGETT - FULLERTON - ERDMANN - RAWLS
BRILL - PEICHOTO - OWENS - DAVIS - ALLEN

Spoke with Allen

Contact Allen is pending - 13 Apr 2009
Contact Blodgett is pending - 14 Apr 2009
Contact Owens is pending - 15 Apr 2009
Contact Rawls is pending - 18 Apr 2009
Contact Peichoto is pending - 30 Jul 2010
Contact Erdmann is pending - 01 Sep 2010

Last update - 08 Jan 2017 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - Urk - Kavel H-32

13 mi W of Vollenhove


SGLO - T2935

B-17G-10-DL - c/n 8537 - #42-37751(P) - 2nd Lt. Wallace E. Emmert - 15:12
305th BG(H) - 365th BS - XK-P - 8th AF - Friday 8 Oct 1943 - MACR #871
9 POW - 1 EVD



! ! ! "TYPO" in MACR 871 ! ! ! NOT 42-30751 ! ! !
Serial number of the aircraft in "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story"
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Batch 42-30732/30831 - Boeing B-17F-120-BO Fortress - c/n 5865 -
42-30751 Del(livered) Cheyenne(WY)23/7/43; Ephrata(WA) 1/8/43; 222B(ase)U(nit) Ardmore 22/1/45;
332 BU Ardmore 19/8/45; RFC(Reclaimation Finance Center-scrapped)Walnut Ridge 14/9/45

Airplane Record Card - #42-30751 - via Ronald Vernes
Airplane Record Card - #42-30751 - via Ronald Vernes - 19 May 2009

Batch 42-37721/37803 - Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-10-DL Fortress - c/n 8537
42-37751 Del Denver 7/8/43; ass 365BS/305BG (XK-P) Chelveston 16/9/43;
MIA Bremen 8/10/43 w/Emmert; flak, cr(ashed)Noordoostpolder, Hol; 1 EVD 9 POW MACR 871

Airplane Record Card - #42-37751 - via Ronald Vernes
Airplane Record Card - #42-37751 - via Ronald Vernes - 19 May 2009
- Info via Bruce Smith, his father was a copilot in the 305th BG/364th BS -
info #42-30751 - #42-37751 - 19 December 2008 - PATS

'Original' Crew Emmert - photo taken May 1943, USA - from Bob Fortnam's album
- "Original" Crew Emmert - photo taken May 1943, USA - from Bob Fortnam's album
rear l-r : LWG - Elton Kevil, ENG/TT - Joseph Weiss, BT - James Strange, RWG - Virgil O. Bartels, TG - Howard Newton
front l-r : Pilot (P) - Wally Emmert, Co-Pilot (CP) - Bob Fortnam, Navigator (N) - Ernie Shelander, Bombardier (B) - Urb Klister
- photo courtesy Bob Fortnam - via Pieter Hoekstra -

- 36210785 - O-676294 - Bombardier Urban H. Klister was not on crew of 8 Oct 1943 -
- replaced by Nose Turret Gunner - 18069336 - Walter J. Fox - not on photo -

- RWG - S/Sgt. Virgil O. Bartels was not on crew of 8 Oct 1943 - replaced by RWG - Sgt. Theodore J. Sysol
- 16133969 - S/Sgt. Virgil Oliver Bartels, Muscoda, WI - POW #3406 - 30 Jan 1944 - #42-31461 - 305 BG / 366 BS - MACR 2261
- Radio Operator - RO - 11056499 - Henry E. Bessette - not on photo -
- RWG - 36152220 - Sgt. Theodore J. Sysol - not on photo -
- Names photo - by Bob Fortnam - 22 Jan 2009 -
- Have to do some "cross-checks" for positions and names - PATS - 24 Jan 2009
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Virgil Oliver Bartels - born 12 Mar 1923, Steuben, Crawford County, Wisconsin, USA
died 07 Dec 2007, Port Andrew, Richland County, Wisconsin, USA - Age 84
Virgil Bartels, who was in the crew photo, but was removed from the crew when
he fell off a truck and injured his knee. Later, he was shot down with another crew
info Pat Manning - 17 Jan 2015
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URBAN KLISTER POST 436
War Memorial - Church - Wrightstown, WI Urban Henry Klister - Wrightstown, WI War Memorial - Church - Wrightstown, WI
Urban Henry Klister - 1918 - 1943

Son of Mr. Bernard H. Klister and Mrs. Wilhelmina "Minnie" Klister (née Kerkhoff), Wrightstown, Brown County, WI
His dad - blacksmith - was born 12 Jul 1875 in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands
Bernard "Barney" came in 1884 to the USA at the age of nine years old
image/info via Bob Wicker - 'Urban Klister Post 436' - 24 Jan 2009
War Memorial and 'Urban Klister Post 436' via Rie-ann Jansen - 24 Aug 2014

Ok, I just sent you some pictures that I took this weekend (24 Aug 2014).
Two are from our church's veteran's memorial.
St. Clare Church, Wrightstown, formerly St. Paul's Church.
The other is from the American Legion Club in Wrightstown.
Urban was the first Wrightstown to be killed in combat.
Hope that this helps!

Rie-ann Jansen


36210785 - O-676294 - 2nd Lt. Urban H. Klister, Wrightstown, Brown County, WI - Age 25 - KIA - 14 Oct 1943
on a mission to Schweinfurt - Crew Maxwell - 305th BG / 365th BS - B-17F - #42-30804 - 7 KIA - 3 POW - MACR 922
Funeral services were held - 18 Dec 1948 - at Wrightstown for Lt. Urban Klister
The Wrightstown Post of the American Legion - "Urban Klister Post 436" -
Enlistment: 16 May 1941, Milwaukee, WI - Residence: Hawaii - Nativity: WI - Marital Status: Single
Height: 67 in. (1.70m) - Weight: 141 lbs. (64kg)
- info crew names, etc..... - Co-Pilot Bob Fortnam - 17 Jan 2009
- Urban Henry Klister - info Legion #436, Bob Wicker - 23 Jan 2009
2nd Lt. Urban H. Klister was on 'original' crew Emmert - US to UK -

2nd Lt. Urban H. Klister - grave marker
2nd Lt. Urban H. Klister - 1917 - 1943
image by Danielle Green - Find a Grave - Memorial# 134507772
!!! Discrepancy in birth year - 1917/1918 - info PATS !!!
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Clip of page 17 - High Squadron - not at target - Escape and Evasion report #322 - Kevil
Clip of page 17 - High Squadron - not at target - Escape and Evasion report #322 - Kevil

Position '751' in High Squadron - 305th Bombardment Group (H)
Position '751' in High Squadron - 305th Bombardment Group (H)
305th BG - Operations Narrative F.O.214 - Bremen, Germany - Oct.8, 1943
18 aircraft scheduled - 18 aircraft took off - 2 returned early
15 did bomb primary target - 3 aircraft failed to drop bombs - 1 aircraft failed to return ("No. 751")

USAAF - Station 105 - Chelveston, Northamptonshire, England
Was last sighted - 14:46 - SW of Bremen near Harpstedt by 35320495 - S/Sgt. - Walter E. Lutz
and 35370762 - S/Sgt. - Edward M. Lepley
Both became also POW - 26 Nov 1943 - Walter - Stalag Luft 3 - Lepley - Salag 17B - Barrack 18A
One B-17 was seen with fire between No. 3 & 4 engines, four parachutes seen, believed to be No. 751
Chutes are NOT from No. 751 - info 22 October 2008 - PATS

Aircraft damaged due battle damage by fighter attacks
Crew made on this Friday afternoon a crash landing ???SE ??? of Urk at 15.12 hrs
At least 3 men were picked up by the Dutch underground, the RO, ENG and the BTG
these were picked up by the vessel "Argus", skipper Jan van de Laar
On Saturday the 3 men where brought by Ieleke Vos to the brothers Hakvoort in Urk
Later they went to the Family Brouwers and stayed there for at least a week
From Urk they were brought to the Zaanstreek, province of North Holland
If the 3 men did reach Engeland is unknown
- source - www.armyairforces.com and freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com -
- source: "Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces" - of S.D. Bishop and Jan Hey -
both sources give SE ........ but this is
WRONG ...... must be NE of Urk
- Last update 6 Jan 2009 - PATS

The 3 men, RO - ENG - BTG, helped by the "Resistance" were taken POW after a month
they went to Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf near Krems, Austria 48-15 - info by PATS

Location SE is questionable - 22 October 2008 - PATS
Location is 100% NE !!- See Pasterkamp info below - 09 November 2008 - PATS

305th BG (H) - 'CAN DO' - Chelveston triangle G 365th BS - patch 8th-air-force-patch

Mission 305th BG - 08 Oct 1943 - Thurleigh - Bremen
Mission 305th BG - 08 Oct 1943 - Thurleigh - Bremen
305th BG - Operations Narrative F.O.214 - Bremen, Germany - Oct.8, 1943

305th BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'G' - 365th BS - XK - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: Boeing B-17G-10-DL Fortress - c/n 8537- # 42-37751 - XK-P - Friday 8 Oct 1943 - MACR #871
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19076093 - O-737384 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Wallace Ernest Emmert - Madera, Madera Co., CA - POW - Oflag 9A/H

11041765 - O-681371 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert William Fortnam - Wollaston, Norfolk Co., MA - EVD/POW - #2818 - Stalag 3 - Stalag 7A

17026590 - O-747144 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest F. Shelander - Northome, Itasca Co., MN - EVD/POW - #2881 - Stalag 7A

18069336 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - Walter Junior Fox - Denver, Denver Co., CO - POW - Stalag Luft 3

36359646 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Joseph V. Weiss - Chicago, Cook Co., IL - EVD/POW - #100186 - Stalag Luft 17B

11056499 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Henry Edmund Bessette - Chittenden County, VT - EVD/POW - #100148 - Stalag Luft 17B

39456016 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James F. Strange - Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID - EVD/POW - #100333 - Stalag Luft 17B

36152220 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Theodore J. Sysol - Shiawassee Co., MI - EVD/POW - #100334 - Stalag Luft 17B

38229125 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Elton "Red" Fred Kevil - Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX - EVD

17090660 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Howard L. Newton - Denver, Denver Co., CO - POW - #99294 - Stalag Luft 3
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19076093 - O-737384 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Wallace Ernest Emmert - Madera, Madera County, CA - POW - Oflag 9A/H
born 26 Oct 1915, Madera, Madera County, CA - died 15 Jun 2017, Madera, Madera County, CA - Age 101
Son of Mr. Charles J. Emmert and Ethel F. Emmert ( née Wharff ) - occupation father: Watermaster / Irrigation district
Siblings of Wallace: Keith Merton (18y), Francis C. (16y), Corinne E. (Sister 14y) and Charles J. Jr. (10y) - info Census 1930
Enlistment: 11 Mar 1942, Hammer Field, Fresno, CA - Residence: Madera Co., CA - Nativity: CA - Marital Status: Single
Height: 68 in. (1.73m) - Weight: 151 lbs. (68.5kg)

Wallace E. Emmert - no wings - Texas, 1943 Wallace E. Emmert - AAF photo - unknown - 194x Lt. Wallace E. Emmert - wings - Texas, 1943
19076093 - O-737384 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Wallace Ernest Emmert
Here are the two photos taken of Wallace E. Emmert in Texas in 1943.
left image was taken previous to him receiving his commission (as a Lt.) and his wings.
right image was taken after finishing pilot training and receiving his wings.
middle image - location and year unknown

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images and info via Pat Manning (niece) - 27 Jun 2014

Was heavily wounded and taken POW a few hours later, the next day brought to Amsterdam
and confined in "Wester Gasthuis" c.q. 'Wilhelmina Gasthuis' Hospital for the next 11 weeks
He left the hospital in Amsterdam - 31 Dec 43 - info by Wallace E. Emmert
Oflag 9A/H Spangenberg-Kassel Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 51-09 ( source National Archives - AAD )

Last contact with Wallace Emmert (101) - 26 Oct 2016 - PATS

Letter of Elisabeth - 20 Dec 1945, Amsterdam
Letter of Elisabeth - 20 Dec 1945, Amsterdam
via Pat Manning (niece) - 18 Jul 2017
Nurses are Ms. Elisabeth Serda and Ms. Erna Tisch - info PATS - 21 Jul 2017
27 Aug 1947, Amsterdam - Marriage Ms. E. Serda and Mr. G. Kornaat
Ernestina Therese Antonia Tisch - born 31 Jul 1911, Vienna, Austria (info Tisch via Jan van Ommen - 20 Jul 2017)
Wallace's daughter Margaret Elizabeth Emmert Ogle <--- 2nd name is Elizabeth, named after Nurse Elizabeth Serda
Donald Towers is 1386882 - 127968 P/O. D. Towers (RAFVR) of Lancaster Mk.I - W4827 - 26 Jun 1943, Nieuw Vennep

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The Pilot, Lt. Emmert, suffered a bullet wound in the belly, plus a bullet severed his oxygen hose,
so he left the cockpit to seek a portable O2 bottle at the Navigator's station, however,
he passed-out before reaching there, and after I alerted the crew that the was missing from the cockpit,
he was found in the crawlway under the cockpit, and was promptly revived !
Lt. Emmert was in hospitals in Amsterdam (and others) in critical condition.
He was finally repatriated to the US as a non-combatant
Repatriated July 23 - 1944
- info received via Co-Pilot Bob Fortnam [86y]- 17 Jan 2009 -
Likely ... Repatriated August 23 - 1944 - info by PATS - 25 Apr 2014
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Dear PATS,

I was carried out and sent by RR train to Frankfurt on Dec, 31, 1943
Next was by ambulance to an intelligence center in a large old Insane asylum
where I had a next visit with an American Interrogator who was working for Hitler
Next, I was shipped to Obermassfeld hospital in Germany
Obermassfeld hospital was serviced by British Army doctors and orderlies primarily,
taking care of British Army Officers
On about April, I was carried before a hearing of visiting Swiss Medical Doctors
who certified me as 100% disabled and eligible for a free trip home
About the middle of Aug, 1944, I got carried by train, up by Berlin
and on up across Sweden to go onboard the Gripsholm,
and then a wonderful journey across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City, USA
They kept the cafeteria open for us all day long every day

Yours truly, Wallace

P.S. - It was the 'SS Gripsholm' that brought us home

------------- info send by Wallace "Wally" Emmert [93y] - 21 Jan 2009 ------------
Obermassfeld Hospital #1249 (serves Stalag 9-C) Obermassfeld Thuringia, Germany 50-10
Reserve-Lazarett IX-C(a), Obermassfeld - Orthopedic Hospital

The Fresno Bee - 11 Oct 1944 - MADERA HERO IS HOME ... Lt. Wallace E. Emmert
The Fresno Bee - 11 Oct 1944 - MADERA HERO IS HOME ... Lt. Wallace E. Emmert
source: newspapers.com - via Jaap Vermeer - 14 Apr 2014
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Early in the morning of September 11, 1944, the Gripsholm was en route from Göteborg to Liverpool, England
She was repatriating a thousand ailing and wounded POWs.
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He's on the Swedish liner, the Gripsholm. and is enroute from Göteborg. Sweden, to the United Kingdom
and from there will go to New York where the ship is expected to dock about Sept. 25
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additional info via other sources with same topic

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Urkerland 18 - 28 Apr 2014 - page 8 Urkerland 18 - 28 Apr 2014 - page 9 Urkerland 20 - 12 May 2014 - page 12
. . . . . . . . . . . . "Terug naar 8 october 1943" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Eindelijk: verhaal kompleet"
source URKERLAND - via Pat Manning - 07 Jul 2014
Click at the top on page 8, 9 and 12 for full page PDF in Dutch (opens in new window)
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The Madera Tribune - 19 Sep 2015 - page B1 The Madera Tribune - 19 Sep 2015 - page B2 The Madera Tribune - 20 Oct 2015 - page A1 The Madera Tribune - 20 Oct 2015 - page A2
. . . "Emmert's story crossed the ocean" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Wallace Emmert: A Madera hero" . . . by Bill Coate
WWII pilot celebrates 100 years
source THE MADERA TRIBUNE - via Pat Manning - 19 Sep 2015 - 28 Oct 2015
Click at the top on page B1, B2, A1 and A2 for full page PDF (opens in new window)
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!!! One more clarification. !!!

The wound was not in the chest, it was on his left side about three to four inches above his waistline.
Wallace told me that the bullet went thru his spleen, stomach and intestines.
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Pat Manning (niece) - 29 Oct 2015

- Signed photo -
'Original' Crew Emmert - photo taken May 1943, USA - from Wally Emmert's album
- "Original" Crew Emmert - photo taken May 1943, USA - from Wally Emmert's album
Emmert as on crew photo - May 1943 Fortnam as on crew photo - May 1943 Shelander as on crew photo - May 1943
Klister as on crew photo - May 1943 Weiss as on crew photo - May 1943 Bartels as on crew photo - May 1943
Kevil as on crew photo - May 1943 Strange as on crew photo - May 1943 Newton as on crew photo - May 1943
Crop ID-photos of crew Emmert - as in May 1943, TX
2nd Lt. Urban H. Klister (B) was replaced by S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - Walter Junior Fox on 08 Oct 1943 -
S/Sgt. Virgil O. Bartels (RWG) was replaced by Sgt. Theodore J. Sysol on 08 Oct 1943 -
T/Sgt. Henry Edmund Bessette (RO) not on photo -
image via Pat Manning (niece) - 10 Jul 2014
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Berlin short-wave radio - 25 Jan 1944 - 2nd Lt. Wallace E. Emmert
Berlin short-wave radio - 25 Jan 1944 - 2nd Lt. Wallace E. Emmert
info: File B-2177 - Short-wave listening post - E. E. Alderman, 434 Grand Ave, Dayton, Ohio
image via Pat Manning (niece) - 16 Jul 2014

Wallace - 99th birthday - 26 Oct 2014
Wallace - 99th birthday - 26 Oct 2014
Still image from video by Yurie Goto - via Pat Manning (niece) - 26 Jan 2014
Lt. Wallace Emmert WWII B-17 Pilot ~ Grateful To Be Alive ~ Uploaded by Yurie Goto - 30:14 min - 26 May 2015
click for video
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11041765 - O-681371 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert William Fortnam - Wollaston, Norfolk Co., MA - EVD/POW - #2818 - Stalag 3 - Stalag 7A
born 15 Aug 1922, Boston, MA - died 01 Aug 2017, Concord, NH - Age 94
Enlistment: 2 Jan 1942, Boston, MA - Residence: Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA - Nativity: MA - Marital Status: Single
Height: 72 in. (1.83m) - Weight: 157 lbs. (71kg)
Son of Mr. William Fortnam (father) (Head-34 25 Oct 1895, England) and Mrs. Olive Fortnam (mother) (Wife-29 abt. 1901, MA)
Siblings: George A. Fortnam (M-6 born 17 Jan 1924, MA), Richard A. Fortnam (M-3 10/12 abt.1927, MA)
and Allan B. Fortnam (born 17 Dec 1930, Quincy, MA
Address - 16 Apr 1930: 72 West Elm Ave, Wollaston, Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA
Same address: Mr. Alton R. Sedgeley (father-in-law, 65 abt.1865, ME) and Mrs. Lucy M. Sedgeley (mother-in-law, 65 abt.1865, MA)
13 Jun 1889, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine - Marriage of Mr. Alton R. Sedgeley and Ms. Lucy M. Walton
Mr. William Fortnam (father) - born 25 Oct 1895, district Halifax, UK - died Apr 1977, Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA - Age 81
Mrs. Olive M. Fortnam (mother) - born 02 Mar 1901, ME - died 15 Dec 1990, MA - Age 89
Mr. George A. Fortnam (brother) - born 17 Jan 1924 - died 22 Nov 1993, Jupiter, Palm Beach, FL - Age 69
Mr. Allan B. Fortnam (brother) - born 17 Dec 1930, Quincy - died 12 Oct 2010, Weymouth, MA - Age 79
- family info via US Census 1930, familysearch.org and SSDI -

Married Ms. Marion L. Johnson, 15 Dec 1945, Durham, NH
Mrs. Marion J. Fortnam - born 02 Aug 1924, NH - died 17 Dec 1993, NH - Age 69
Married Ms. Janet E. Monet, 20 Jul 1996
Fortnam was moved from Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12
( Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11 )
- enlistment record not found with normal search at AAD-archives -
- reason misspelling ..... FORTMAN#ROBERT#W######## -

- - - - - next email info send by Bob Fortnam - 24 Nov 2010 - - - - -
Also the following resume of my wartime years will be informative
I enlisted in the U.S.Army Air Corps on 2 Jan 1942, Boston, MA, and, after basic training at Jefferson Barracks, St Louis, MO,
I was sent to Oakland, CA for aircraft mechanics schooling. However, fortunately, in the Spring of 1942, the pre-requisite
of two years college training for qualification for Aviation Cadets was deleted, so I promptly applied for pilot training
Due to the high volume of applicants, I was not called to start Flight School until September, then I was graduated
in the Pilot Class of 43E on 23 May 1943 (Rated Pilot, two engine) with rank of 2nd Lt., US Army Air Force
In July, I was sent to Pyote, TX, and was assigned as copilot on a B-17 Bomber crew, Lavoie Provisional Group, which was
already half-way through the required 12 weeks of transition training in a new aircraft

Four Officers - Klister, Shelander, Fortnam and Emmert
Four Officers - Klister, Shelander, Fortnam and Emmert
image collection Bob Fortnam - via Pat Manning (niece of Emmert) - 12 Jul 2015
Pat and Ed Manning did visit Bob Fortnam (92) in NH on Sunday July 12th, 2015 for 5 hours

Bob Fortnam (92) - with Pat Emmert Manning - 12 Jul 2015, NH
Bob Fortnam (92) - with Pat Emmert Manning - 12 Jul 2015, NH
source image - Pat Emmert Manning - 14 Jul 2015

In late Aug 1943, we flew a B-17 across the Atlantic Ocean to Scotland
From there we were assigned, as a replacement crew, to the 305th Bombardment Group (H) at Chelveston, Northamptonshire, UK
It was from there that we as aircrew flew our second bombing mission in to Germany, which ended in an emergency,
off-airport landing near the Zuiderzee in Holland, and from there, our POW life began for 19 months,
until liberation on April 29, 1945, at Stalag 7A at Moosburg, Bavaria

After returning to MA, I enrolled at the Univ. of NH, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering on 12 Jun 1945
Marion and I raised five children - 3 boys and 2 girls
I am still flying occasionally in rented aircraft
My home is only five miles from the Concord, NH airport
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Fortnam and Shelander were together, they were helped the other day, Saturday, near Emmeloord
by Bart Bos, they changed their outfit with 'old' civil work dress and got some food
after Bart Bos did row them across the canal around noontime they were pointed in the SE direction to Ramspol
Fortnam was arrested on the 3rd day - Sunday Oct 10 - 15:15PM - in Loenen ( 7 km S of Apeldoorn )

Newsclip - Missing - from Wartime Logbook Newsclip - Missing - from Wartime Logbook
Newsclip - POW - from Wartime Logbook Newsclip - POW - from Wartime Logbook
Clips from "WARTIME LOGBOOK"
courtesy Bob Fortnam - Dec 2010

R. W. Fortnam - POW #2818 - Stalag Luft 3
Personalkarte - Fortnam R. W. - O-681371 - Nr. 2818 - Oflag Luft 3
- image via Bob Fortnam - 22 Jan 2009 -

Robert Fortnam - Nov 2007 - Manchester, NH
Robert 'Bob' Fortnam was a Co-Pilot on a B-17 similar to this one at a recent Manchester, NH fly-in
Article "Shot down and captured" - Concord Monitor - 10 Nov 2007
Bob Fortnam, now 85 ( Nov 2007 ), stayed in the service and continued to fly
photo by Ken Williams / Monitor staff
- Still flying local flights - [ Cessna 172 - 4 passengers ] - info Bob Fortnam - 17 Jan 2009 -

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. . . . . email - 02 Jun 2011 . . . . . . . .

Hi PATS,
It has been a long time since I have written to you!
Many months ago, you requested any possible pix from my Wartime Logbook
which was maintained during my incarceration in Stalag Luft III
It was decided to make a DVD to show every page (174)
Nearly all of the colored sketches in the book were made by various prisoners,
and the tracings were passed to many of us to copy into our own logbook
When we were on the "forced" March in January of 1945, during a snowstorm and 15 to 20 F. degree temperatures,
many of the fellows dumped their logbooks along the road as the book weighs 2 1/2 lbs,
besides the foodstuffs and personal items we wanted to carry. However, I saved mine.
I think you will be really interested to learn about the problems I now have when the Fw-190s hit us:
the 1st pilot received a bullet in the belly, and had to leave the cockpit; No,3 engine was on fire,
and I had to shut down no. 2 engine for a mechanical problem, --and I was still continuing to fly the aircraft alone!
We fell back in the formation, and I reversed course to head back to the UK, or a ditching!
Wally never came back to the cockpit.
It soon became apparent that we had to land: I made a successful "off-airport" emergency landing near Urk.
The rest is history.
I did not know exactly why Wally Emmert left the cockpit: --until four years ago, Janet and I visited him in California,
and learned that another bullet had severed his O2 hose, and he was suffokating at 25,000 feet!
Janet and I will be visiting him again in September! He is now 96 years old!
I hope you are well, and will enjoy the coming Summer!

BobF - 02 Jun 2011
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Last phone contact with Bob Fortnam - 30 Oct 2013 - 19 Aug 2015 - PATS
Last email contact with Bob Fortnam - 30 Jun 2014 - PATS
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17026590 - O-747144 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest F. Shelander - Northome, Itasca County, MN - EVD/POW - #2881 - Stalag 7A
born 27 Apr 1920, MN - died 16 Oct 1983, Los Angeles, CA - Age 63
Burial: Popple Cemetery, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA - Plot: Lot 038-0
Son of Mr. Eric W. Shelander and Mrs. Anna M. Shelander née Shogren
Marriage (parents): 29 Oct 1911, Itasca Co., MN
Siblings: Three brothers and three sisters
Enlistment: 29 Sep 1942, Fort Snelling, MN - Residence: Itasca Co., MN - Nativity: MN - Marital Status: Single
Height: 71 in. (1.80m) - Weight: 165 lbs. (75kg)
Shelander was at Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12
(Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

Shelander was arrested on the 3rd day - Sunday Oct 10 - 15:15PM - in Loenen ( 7 km S of Apeldoorn )

17026590 - O-747144 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest F. Shelander 17026590 - O-747144 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest F. Shelander 17026590 - O-747144 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest F. Shelander
17026590 - O-747144 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest F. Shelander
images courtesy Shelander family - via Casey - 28 Jul 2015 -

Grand Rapids Herald - 1943 - 1944

27 Oct 1943 - Lt. Ernest Shelander of Northome is reported missing in action
from a bombing mission over Europe.

08 Mar 1944 - Second Lt. Ernest Shelander, a Grand Rapids High School graduate,
a prisoner of war in Germany since October 1943, was awarded the Air Medal for exceptionally
meritorious achievement while participating in five separate bomber combat missions in Europe.

US Census 1920 - Apr 1920 - Kinghurst, Itasca, Minnesota, United States
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Erick Shelander - Head - M-35 - Sweden - Immigration Year 1890
Anna Shelander - Wife - F-30 - Sweden - Immigration Year 1893
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Carl W. Shelander - Son - M-4 - Minnesota
Florence M. Shelander - Daughter - F-2 - Minnesota
George A. Shelander - Son - M-0 - Minnesota

US Census 1930 - 02 Apr 1930 - Kinghurst Twp, Itasca Co., MN
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Eric W. Shelander - Head - Age 45 - born 15 Sep 1884, Sweden - died .. Feb 1970 - Age 76 - Occupation: Farmer
Anna M. Shelander - Wife - Age 40 - born 1889, Sweden - died 1964 - Age ~75
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William "Bill" Carl Shelander - Son - Age 14 - 29 Sep 1915, MN - 26 Feb 1980, FL - Age 64
Florence M. Shelander - Daughter - Age 12 - abt. 1918, MN
Arnold George Shelander - Son - Age - 29 Mar 1919, MN - 17 Dec 1992, MN - Age 73
Ernest F. Shelander - Son - Age 9 - 27 Apr 1920, MN - died 16 Oct 1983, Los Angeles, CA - Age 63
Margaret Anne Shelander - Daughter - Age 7 - 10 Sep 1922, near Alvwood, MN - died 29 Oct 2011, Bemidji, MN - Age 89
Mildred H. Shelander - Daughter - Age 2 - abt. 1928, MN
Harry Shelander - Son - Age ?? - baby of Eric and Anna - died as infant
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info Census 1920, 1930 - fold3.com - SSDI - findagrave.com and familysearch.org
Additional info - obituary Mrs. Margaret Anne Waller née Shelander - 29 Oct 2011

Headstone - 17026590 - O-747144 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest F. Shelander - 1920 - 1983 by JT
Headstone - 2nd Lt. Ernest F. Shelander - 1920 - 1983
Burial: Plot: Lot 038-0 - Popple Cemetery, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
image by JT - Jotaylor - 04 Sep 2016 - Find A Grave Memorial# 92508389
!!! Discrepancy !!! - SSDI - United States Social Security Death Index - 16 Oct 1983 - info PATS
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Postcard from Ernie Shelander to Wally Emmert - 11 Oct 1944 / 27 Nov 1944 - Stalag Luft 3
Postcard from Ernie Shelander to Wally Emmert - 11 Oct 1944 / 27 Nov 1944 - Stalag Luft 3
Postcard from Ernie Shelander to Wally Emmert - 11 Oct 1944 / 27 Nov 1944 - Stalag Luft 3
images via Pat Manning (niece of Wally) - 27 Jul 2014
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18069336 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - Walter Junior Fox - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 27 May 1923, CO - died 14 Apr 2001, Denver, Denver County, CO - Age 77
Enlistment: 7 Jan 1942 - Residence: Undefined Code - Nativity: Undefined Code - Marital Status: Single
Height: 70 in. (1.78m) - Weight: 150 lbs. (68kg)
Fox was moved from Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria to Stalag XIII D Nuremberg-Langwasser 49-11

Was wounded and taken POW a few hours later, the next day brought to Amsterdam
and confined in 'Wilhelmina Gasthuis' Hospital for 6 weeks
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Walter Fox enlisted to the Army Air Corps January 7, 1942
After one year training in the USA, he sailed early '43 with the "Queen Mary"
to Scotland and further by train to their base in England

Individual Flight Record - S/Sgt. Fox, W. J -
        365th BS - Oct 1943
October 1943 - Flight records - S/Sgt. Fox, W. J.
365th Bombardment Squadron (H) AAF - APO#634 - Station 105

Assigned 24 Aug 1943 for combat, his duty on his first seven Missions as a Gunner (G)
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6 Sep 1943 - G - 1st Mission - Stuttgart, Germany ( Strasbourg, France ) - 7:35 - Combat
7 Sep 1943 - G - 2nd Mission - Brussels, Belgium - 5:05 - Combat
9 Sep 1943 - G - 3rd Mission - Lille, France - 4:45 - Combat
16 Sep 1943 - G - 4th Mission - Nantes, France - 7:45 - Combat
23 Sep 1943 - G - 5th Mission - Nantes, France - 7:10 - Combat
27 Sep 1943 - G - 6th Mission - Emden, Germany - 6:15 - Combat
2 Oct 1943 - G - 7th Mission - Emden, Germany - 6:15 - Combat
4 Oct 1943 - B - 8th Mission - Frankfurt, Germany - 8:35 - Combat - 1st as a Bombardier (B)
8 Oct 1943 - B - 9th Mission - Bremen, Germany - duty - Bombardier - Missing in Action -
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September '43 - 57:50 - October ' 43 - 18:35 - Total - 76:25 hrs F.Y -
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- info from S/Sgt. Walter Fox 'Individual Flight Record' -
8 Oct 1943 - B-17 is given as a 'F' model - info PATS
According 305th BG - Mission - 6 Sep 1943 - was Strasbourg, France - info PATS

Bombardier ??? ..... Togglier is probably a better description
At the otherhand bombardiers were officers too !!! - info PATS - 23 Apr 2014
The togglier was 'responsible' for arming and dropping the bombs in lieu of a bombardier.
As the war progressed, the bombing formations would drop when the lead aircraft dropped,
and the need for skilled bombardiers decreased. Dropping bombs involved flipping (or toggling)
the switch(es) that result in activating the bomb release mechanisms.
This is the origin of the title "togglier", a combination of toggle and bombardier.
The lead aircraft crew would include a skilled "group" bombardier,
and many of the other crews would utilize toggliers...

Walter Junior Fox - USAAF - USA Walter Junior Fox - POW ID - 1943
USAAF photo - - - - - - SSgt. Walter Jr. Fox - - - - - - POW ID-1943
- images courtesy Mrs. Janet Fox, wife - 10 Feb 2009 -

Walter J. Fox - May 1995 - Urk
Walter Fox with some shrapnel, collected by Willem Pasterkamp
May 1995, Town hall Urk, The Netherlands
- photo via Henk Pasterkamp, son -
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36359646 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Joseph V. Weiss - Chicago, Cook County, IL - EVD/POW - #100186 - Stalag Luft 17B
born 16 May 1917, IL - 22 Jun 2000, Chicago, Cook, IL - Age 83
Enlistment: 16 Jul 1942, Chicago, IL - Residence: Cook Co., IL - Nativity: IL - Marital Status: Single
Height: 66 in. (1.68m) - Weight: 114 lbs. (52kg)
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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11056499 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Henry Edmund Bessette - Chittenden County, VT - EVD/POW - #100148 - Stalag Luft 17B
born 3 Jan 1924, VT - died 9 Feb 1999, Essex Junction, Chittenden Co., VT - Age 75
Address: Burlington, VT
Son of Mr. Henry Bessette and Mrs. Alice Bessette, Audette St, Winooski City, Vermont - US Census 11 Apr 1930
Siblings: George (M-16), Bernard (M-15), Florence (F-13), Doris (F-11), Viola (F-9), Howard W. (M-6) and Delima (F-3)
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Enlistment: T/Sgt. 24 Oct 1945, Suffolk Co. AAF ,Westhampton Beach, NY - Residence: Chittenden Co., VT - Nativity: VT - Marital Status: Single
2nd Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Husband of Mrs. Gwendolyn A. Bessette - born 19 Jan 1923 - died 16 Apr 1997, Burlington (hospital), Vermont - Age 74
Honored by Mrs. Phelina M. Manning, hometown Essex Junction, VT - see wwiimemorial.com

T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Henry E. Bessette - 1944 M/Sgt. - Henry E. Bessette - 7 Oct 1958
. . . . . . 1944 . . . . T/Sgt. . . . . Henry E. Bessette . . . . M/Sgt. . . . . 1958 . . . . . .
- photos via Mrs. Phelina 'Jane' M. Manning, daughter - 15 Dec 2010

11056526 - Sgt. Howard W. Bessette (twin-brother) - born 3 Jan 1924, VT - died Sep 1973 - Age 49
Enlistment: Sgt. 17 Dec 1945, Selman Field, Monroe, LA - Residence: San Diego, CA - Nativity: VT - Marital Status: Married
2nd Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Howard William Bessette was living in Colchester, Vermont when he died Sep 1973
Married to Betty
- 1st enlistment records not found at AAD-archives -
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39456016 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James Francis Strange - Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID - EVD/POW - #100333 - Stalag Luft 17B
born 6 Apr 1921, Clarkston, Asotin County , Washington, USA - died 27 Nov 1970 - Age 49
Address: Clarkston, WA
Son of Mr. William Henry Strange and Mrs. Alice C. Strange
Sibling: Geraldine M. Strange (sister)
Parents and one sister known via US Census 1930/1940 ..... It's James F. Strange !!! - info PATS - 28 Aug 2013
Enlistment: 24 Sep 1942, Spokane, WA - Residence: Nez Perce Co., ID - Nativity: WA - Marital Status: Married
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
World War II Army Enlistment Record File ( AAD-Archive & MACR ): James F. Strange
World War II Prisoners of War Record File ( AAD-Archive ): James P. Strange
- Discrepancy middle name - 'F' or 'P'

Strange, Weiss and Bessette got on Urk help - Oct 1943 -
from Johannes Gerssen (33), Lubbert Hoekman (30), Lubbert Hakvoort (59) and Meijer
info: Vragenlijst / Questionnaire - Gersen and Hoekman - 02 Jun 2014

Residence: Wahkiakum County, Washington
Height: 66 in. (1.68m)- Weight: 118 lbs. (53.5kg)
info: wwii-army.findthebest.com

'JIMMY' - original photo -  source Janne Bakker via Pieter Hoekstra (St. Urk in Oorlogstijd) 'JIMMY' - retouch by PATS S/Sgt. James Francis Strange - as on crew photo
"JIMMY"
This is likely S/Sgt. James Francis Strange - as we have only one "Jimmy" in our crew
and also reproducible versus his crew photo on the right
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source: Janne Bakker via Pieter Hoekstra (St. Urk in Oorlogstijd) - photo retouch by PATS - 18 Apr 2014
move cursor over left image for comparison

US Census 14 Apr 1930
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Address: Elm Street, West Clarkston, Asotin Co., WA
William H. Strange - Head - 53/40 - born abt. 1877, Iowa - taxidermist - own taxidermy shop
Alice C. Strange - Wife - 44/30 - born abt. 1886, French Canada - taxidermist - shop - speaks French - came to USA in 1890
Geraldine M. Strange - Daughter - 13 - born abt. 1917, Idaho
James F. Strange - Son - 9 - born abt. 1921, Washington

US Census 16 Apr 1940
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Address: Elm Street, West Clarkston, Asotin Co., WA
William H. Strange - Head - 64 - born abt. 1876, Iowa - taxidermist
Alice C. Strange - Wife - 53 - born abt. 1887, Canada
James F. Strange - Son - 19 (Single) - born abt. 1921, Washington - Retail Clerk - Retail Grocery
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Mrs. Alice C. Strange - born abt. 1886/1887 - died 15 Aug 1970 - Age ~83/84
Burial: Vineland Cemetery, Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington, USA
Plot: St. Joe., Row9, 5, 17
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Find A Grave Memorial #28630091 - by Barbara Crossler

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T/Sgt. James Francis Strange - death: 27 Nov 1970 - burial: 04 Dec 1970
Willamette National Cemetery - Section U Site 1973 - Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
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Find A Grave Memorial #36371971 - by GCO (Inactive) - 26 Apr 2009
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36152220 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Theodore J. Sysol - Shiawassee Co., MI - EVD/POW - #100334 - Stalag Luft 17B
born 15 Nov 1918, MI - died 09 Apr 1984, Chicago, Cook, IL - Age 65 - Social Security Number: 375-16-9334
Enlistment: 5 Mar 1941, Saginaw, Michigan - Residence: Shiawassee County, Michigan - Nativity: MI - Marital Status: Single
Sibling: Mary Sysol (sister) born abt. 1922, MI
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Name: Theodore J. Sysol - Race: White - Birth Year: 1918
Residence: Shiawassee County, Michigan
Place of Birth: Michigan - Height: 67 in. (1.70m) - Weight: 138 lbs. (62.5kg)
Civilian Occupation: Machine shop and related occupations, n. e. c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Education: Grammar School - Citizenship Status: U.S. Citizen
info: wwii-army.findthebest.com

Today's War Casualties, Michigan
Today's War Casualties, Michigan - Lansing State Journal - 11 Nov 1943
Sgt. Theodore J. Sysol - Miss Mary Sysol, sister, R. 1, Newport, MI
Source Newspapers - via Pat Manning - 26 Sep 2016

Name: Mary Sysol - 18 - lodger at this address of Mr. Emil A. Reibitz in 1940
Birth: abt. 1922 - Michigan
Residence: 1935 - Rural, Monroe, Michigan
Residence: 09 Apr 1940 - 21964 Dixie Highway, Rockwood, Wayne, Michigan

3 weeks in Kampen, transported to The Hague
Sysol - 21 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 1 page 177/178
Sysol - 21 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 1 page 177/178
via catalog.archives.gov - College Park, MD - 26 May 2016

Hartin-Sysol Nuptials, East Lansing, Michigan
Hartin-Sysol Nuptials, East Lansing, Michigan - Lansing State Journal - 05 Jul 1949
Source Newspapers - via Pat Manning - 26 Sep 2016

Michigan, Divorce Records, 1897-1952
Theodore John Sysol and Elizabeth Louise Harton - location: Ingham, MI
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They were married Friday 1 July 1949 in East Lansing MI and divorced 22 Aug 1951 in Ingham MI.
her maiden name is Harton, daughter of Mrs. Earl Scott Harton, 519 N. Chesnut St., East Lansing, MI
Bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jordan of Morrice, MI
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Ms. Elizabeth Louise Harton remarried Mr. Leonard E. Wilson on 30 Jun 1952
Mrs. Elizabeth L. "Betty" Harton Wilson - born 27 Jan 1925 - died 02 Dec 2000 - Age 75
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Source Ancestry - info via Toni Geren - 05 Nov 2014
Source Newspapers - info via Pat Manning - 26 Sep 2016
info Findagrave - 27 Sep 2016
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Headstone - Sgt. Theodore J. Sysol - 1918 - 1984 - by Steven Blackwood
Headstone - Sgt. Theodore J. Sysol - 1918 - 1984
Burial: Plot: C, 597 - Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
image by Steven Blackwood - 08 Sep 2013 - Find A Grave Memorial# 2927868
Note !!! - Middle name not on headstone - need to be verified - info PATS - 09 Sep 2013
- surname Sysol is pointing to Polish roots - info PATS

18 letters sent to people in Michigan (16) and Illinois (2) with surname Sysol - info PATS - 20 Oct 2014
1st email reply - area Jackson, MI - not related and rules out several other Sysol's - 03 Nov 2014
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38229125 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Elton "Red" Fred Kevil - Ballinger, Runnels County, TX - EVD
born 16 Jun 1921, Norton, Runnels County, TX - died Dec 1979, Odessa, Ector, TX - Age 58
Height: 72 in. (1.83m) - Weight: 175 lbs. (79kg) - a red-headed Texan
Son of Mr. Edward 'Ed' Franklin Kevil and Mrs. Eva Edness Kevil née Riggs, Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas, USA
Siblings: Mrs. Leo Tierce née Kevil (F), Odessa - ( Mildred Lilian Kevil - (F - 15 Oct 1902, TX - 26 Feb 1963, TX - Age 60)
Mary Kathleen Kevil - (F - 13 Apr 1904, OK - 26 Jun 1904, OK - Age 2 months)
Kenneth Edward Kevil - (M - 09 Jan 1906, TX - 24 Mar 1991, TX - Age 84)
Ira Clyde Kevil - (M - 24 Aug 1909, TX - 24 Mar 1991, TX - Age 81)
Thomas 'Tom' Franklin Kevil - (M - 18 Jan 1911, TX - 25 Aug 1980, TX - Age 69)
Uriah Jesse Kevil - (M - 22 Sep 1913, TX - 21 Dec 1999, TX - Age 88)
Address: Route B, Ballinger, Runnels County, TX
Shot down on his 4th mission
E&E #322 - Escape and Evasion Report (17 pages)
https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/5554962/content/arcmedia/nw/305270/EE-322.pdf

38134698 - KEVIL#THOMAS#F########## - TEXAS - RUNNELS - ABILENE, TEXAS - 1942 - born 1911
38047398 - KEVIL#URIAH#J########### - TEXAS - DALLAS - DALLAS, TEXAS - 1942 - born 1913
38229125 - KEVIL#ELTON#F########### - TEXAS - RUNNELS - FT WORTH AAF TARRANT FLD, TEXAS - 1945 - born 1921

The Odessa American - Newsclips - Kevil - 21 and 26 oct 1943
ODESSA MAN MISSING IN ACTION OVERSEAS ... Elton Kevil
source: newspapers.com - via Jaap Vermeer - 14 Apr 2014
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SAN ANGELO STANDARD TIMES - MARCH 1944
SAN ANGELO STANDARD TIMES - MARCH 1944
SAN ANGELO STANDARD TIMES - MARCH 1944 ... Elton Kevil
from Emmert's scrapbook via Pat Manning - 14 Jul 2014
clip is a reformat - info PATS - 04 Aug 2014

THE LINCOLN STAR - THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1944
THE LINCOLN STAR - Newsclips - Kevil - 11 May 1944
ADVENTURES OF AIR BASE FLIER FEATURE ON KFOR PROGRAM ... Elton Kevil
source: newspapers.com - via Jaap Vermeer - 14 Apr 2014
clip is a reformat - info PATS - 04 May 2014

Kevil talks about "Hell Cat" .... but this is very doubtful and misleading !!!
At the otherhand there is also NO sign of any nose-art on the original three photos taken after 08 Oct 1943
Futher 42-37751 is a B-17G !!! .... 42-5910 "HELL CAT" is a B-17F !!!
"Hell Cat" - Scrapped on 17 Sep 1943 !!!
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B-17F-35-VE - 'HELL CAT' 42-5910
B-17F-35-VE - "HELL CAT" 42-5910 - IN FLIGHT
Photo taken at: RAF Chelveston (AAF-105), England - Date 1943
source: fold3.com - 04 May 2014

B-17F-35-VE - 'HELL CAT' 42-5910 - at crash location, Hawkinge, UK
B-17F-35-VE - "HELL CAT" 42-5910 - AT CRASH LOCATION
Photo taken at: Hawkinge, England - September 1943
source: fold3.com - 04 May 2014

"Hell Cat" Lockheed/Vega B-17F-35-VE Flying Fortress s/n 42-5910, of 365th BS, 305th BG, 8th AF
This aircraft was originally assigned to the 326th BS, 92nd BG and named "Ruthie"
She was badly shot up by fighters on the July 4, 1943 mission to Nantes but managed to make it back to Alconbury.
After being repaired she was transfered to the 305th BG and renamed "Hell Cat"
Ran out of fuel and crashlanded at Hawkinge, England on September 15, 1943. Scrapped two days later
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Clip of page 1 - Escape and Evasion report #322 - Kevil - 17 Jan 1944, London, UK
Clip of page 1 - Escape and Evasion report #322 - Kevil - 17 Jan 1944, London, UK

Clip of page 11 - Escape and Evasion report #322 - Kevil
Clip of page 11 - Escape and Evasion report #322 - Kevil

From the crash location he was together with RWG - Sgt. Theodore J. Sysol
Soon they came to some canals they could not cross
At dark they slipped into a small town and tried to find help
Knocked on the back door of a checked house and got some water
but the people were unwilling to keep them and motioned for them to leave
Walked to the edge of the town to a bridge, but found out it was guarded
Went back from where they came and spent the rest of the night to find another place to cross the canal
It was getting light and still no crossing was found, so they hid in some tall weeds and grass
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..... more of Kevil's Evasion Report, follows later - info PATS - 13 Feb 2009 .....

"Thanks a Million for all you have done for Me"

S/Sgt. Elton 'Red' Fred Kevil - 38229125
on his false papers from 'Comète-line' in 1943 Logo - La Ligne d’Evasion 'Comète' Million thanks - Elton Kevil - note to his guide Pierre Elhorga
Kevil was transfered through Belgium and France by the 'Comète-line'
passing the Pyrenees Mountains to Spain at the 28th of December 1943
with his only guide Pierre "Franco" Elhorga, a Basque, on the 85th passage of the 'Comète-line'
Arriving 31 Dec 1943 - San Sebastian
At Madrid - British Embassy - 2 Jan 1944
Arrival in Gibraltar - 11 Jan 1944
Departure for UK: Gribaltar - 16 Jan 1944 by Air
Arrived in UK: 17 Jan 1944 - See E & E Report No. 322 -
- Statements, E & E Report - received via Mrs. Kathy Walker (née Kevil), daughter - 12 Feb 2009 -
www.cometeline.org
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org

Thanks note from Elton F. Kevil to Cometeline - guide Henry Nys
Thanks note from Elton F. Kevil to Comete Line
Letter to national guide Henry Nys
- images courtesy www.cometeline.org -

Enlistment: T/Sgt. 07 Nov 1945, Fort Worth, AAF Tarrant Field, TX - Residence: Runnels Co., TX - Nativity: TX - Marital Status: Married
2nd Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
- 1st enlistment record not found at AAD-archives -

Sgt. Kevil Arrives In Panama Area
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T-Sgt. Elton F. Kevil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Kevil, Odessa,
has arrived in Panama for duty it has been announced by Sixth Air Force Headquarters.
He has been assigned to the 2115th Service Unit, Albrook Field, Canal Zone,
as an aerial engineer. Prior to enter in the service on October 9, 1942,
Sgt. Kevil was employed by the Merchants Fast Motor Lines as a heavy truck driver.
His wife, the former Miss Ruth Evelyn Lowry is now living at Odessa.
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info: "The Odessa American", Odessa, Texas - Issue Date: Thursday, 04 Jul 1946 - Page 4

194x - Mr. Elton F. Kevil married Ms. Ruth Evelyn Lowry, Ft Worth, TX
Their children are:
22 Oct 1945 - Evelyn Fay Kevil, Tarrant County, Ft Worth, TX
27 Sep 1949 - Kathy Louise Kevil, Ector County, Odessa, TX
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info from Mrs. Penny Kevil DiBrito (niece) - 27 Aug 2005
via Bruce Bolinger, Robert Hofman - 01 Aug 2014

25 Mar 1976, Tarrant County, Texas - 2nd marriage - Laura L. Jones
07 Sep 1977, ....... County, Texas - Divorce
!!! need to be verified with his daughters - 01 Aug 2014 - PATS !!!
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17090660 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Howard L. Newton - Denver, CO - POW - #99294 - Stalag Luft 3
born 16 Dec 1910, NE - died May 1974, Broomfield, Boulder, Colorado - Age 63
Enlistment: 11 Nov 1942, Denver, Colorado - Residence: Denver, CO - Nativity: Nebraska - Marital Status: Widow
Height: 68 in. (1.73m) - Weight: 141 lbs. (64kg)
Newton was moved from Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria to Stalag XIII D Nuremberg-Langwasser 49-11
Taken POW - 9 Oct 1943 - in Emmeloord ( see remarks Fortnam and Kevil )

According CP - Fortnam, the tailgunner was wounded
According LWG - Kevil, the tailgunner was wounded in neck - See E & E Report 322 - 17 Jan 1944
a light wounded was arrested Saturday 9 Oct 1943 in Emmeloord - 21 October 2007 - PATS
So we might conclude that TG - Howard L. Newton was taken POW in Emmeloord
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Sgt. Fox had bullet wound in lower leg. Was alive when seen bailing out - info CP Fortnam - MACR
Sgt. Sysol last seen bailing out - info CP Fortnam - MACR
In a newspaper article of 10 Nov 2007, Robert Fortnam is not mentioning any bail out !!!!! - info PATS

After the phone call with Emmert - 21 Oct 2008 - I'm 100% sure - NOBODY BAILED OUT !!! - info PATS
In the booklet of Urk they put Emmert 11 months in Amsterdam - it's 11 weeks

In the booklet "Van bezetting en bevrijding" - "Urk in Oorlogstijd 1940-1945" I do find a location 5 km NE of Urk
The Pilot and Bombardier were heavily wounded, they were carried by the other crew members
to a small canal, so-called "Steenbanktocht" - see page 80 and 81, this is located North East of Urk !!!
Do have another map - Feb 1947 - with a crash location on Kavel H-17 ( 4th kavel North of canal )
kavel width is 300m - so location is approx. 1 km from the canal - 19 October 2007 - PATS


Still some questions here and there

Did some members bail out ( solved by Wallace Emmert ), was it SE or NE of Urk
It was damaged by fighter attack - info article Fortnam, 10 Nov 2007 - info 21 Oct 2008 - PATS


Another confusion is the plane's serial in the MACR it's B-17F-120-BO - c/n 5865 - #42-30751
while other sources wil give Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-10-DL Fortress - c/n 8537 - #42-37751 as serial
Did find a link with B-17G-10-DL "Blue Dreams" with 42-37751, so I thought I got it
but "Blue Dreams" also shows up as #42-37761 ..... another typo ????... who knows
So a "close" view will be nescessary on this
At Joe Baugher "serial" site - #42-37761 is not even in the list !!!!
Joe Baugher "list" gives for 42-37751 ( 305th BG, 365th BS, "Wacky Woody of Hellcat" ) damaged then
shot down by Lt. Franz Ruhl in Bf-109G-6 of JG3/4 and crashlanded
at Noordoostpolder area, Netherlands - Oct 8, 1943 - MACR 871 - 9 POW, 1 EVD
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"Wacky Woody of Hellcat" and Lt. Ruhl - both are incorrect to my knowledge - info PATS

08.10.43 - Ltn. Franz Ruhl: 25 - 4./JG 3 - B-17 - £ FM-4.2: 9.500 m. [Ens-Emeloord] - 15.12 - Film C. 2031/II VNE: ASM
This B-17 is not #42-37751 !!! - based on reports of Wallace, Fortnam and Kevil
Altitude 9500 m (31.000 ft) and strike position at FM do not match and at the otherhand
Lt. F. Ruhl was shot down in his Messerschmitt near Groningen at the same time - info PATS - 26 Sep 2015

SGLO T2948 - www.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/verliesregister/zoek-t-nummer.php?SGLO=T2948
Messerschmitt - Bf 109 G-6 - 4./JG 3 Luftwaffe - Flugzeugführer Lt. F. Ruhl - survived - 15:15 near Groningen

To my knowledge the name "Wacky Woody of Hellcat" is not correct
it's a mix of English/Dutch translation errors and lack of language knowledge
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First - "Hellcat" is from 42-37719 - came down 13 mi WSW of 42-37751
B-17G - #42-37719 "Hellcat" - 2nd Lt. Donald E. Nason - 11:03 - IJsselmeer/Enkhuizerzand
381st BG - 533rd BS - 11th Jan 1944 - MACR #1881
5 KIA - 4 MIA - 1 POW
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Second - "Wacky Woody" is from 42-39856 came down 5 mi NE of 42-37751
Lockheed/Vega B-17G-1-VE Fortress c/n 6599 - #42-39856 - 2nd Lt. Russell H. Gecks - 15:00
96th BG(H) - 337th BS - 8th AF - 8 Apr 1944 - MACR #3651
5 POW - 5 EVD
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info - PATS - 20 Jul 2013


U P D A T E - 20 Mar 2017

According B-17 Master Log by Dave Osborne : #42-39856 should be "Lane Tech of Chicago" a.k.a. "Wacky Woody"
We can rule out "Wacky Woody" and "Lane Tech of Chicago" is also doubtful - info PATS

"Wacky Woody" is #42-39841 - see comment of Bob Denissen
No Nose art for #42-39856 - see comment of Bob Denissen
"Wacky Woody" #42-39841 is lost 25 Feb 1944, Germany - crew Lupole - see MACR 2862

! ! ! C L E A R - L A N G U A G E ! ! !

Clear language by Bob Dennisen (Dennison)
Clear language by Bob Dennisen (Dennison)
Source 96th Bomb Group Newsletter August 2016 Issue No.67 - page 19
Likely Robert "Bob" DENNISON instead of Dennisen
NO Bob or Robert Dennisen in the AAD-Archives - info PATS - 17 Mar 2017

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The crash location is also 100% clear, after contacting Willem Pasterkamp (b.1930)
He was providing detailed info about that Friday afternoon in October 1943
After Steenbanktocht ( canal ) - 3rd Kavel on the right - Section H-32, 3 miles NE of Urk
Bombs were still on board ( he was inside the plane ), plane was later destroyed by the Germans
Kavel H-17 ( described earlier ) is opposite of H-31 - 09 November 2008 - PATS
Willem Pasterkamp - born 10 Nov 1930 - died 03 Dec 2015 - Age 85

B-17G-10-DL Fortress - c/n 8537 - #42-37751 at crash location
copyright: Verzetsmuseum Friesland - beeldnr. 120625
B-17G-10-DL Fortress - c/n 8537 - #42-37751 at crash location
copyright: Verzetsmuseum Friesland - beeldnr. 120624
B-17G-10-DL Fortress - c/n 8537 - #42-37751 at crash location
copyright: Verzetsmuseum Friesland - beeldnr. 120626
B-17G-10-DL Fortress - c/n 8537 - #42-37751 at crash location
copyright images source: Verzetsmuseum Friesland - 25 Nov 2011

Three Sections E-14, H-32, J-86 and J-107
Location Sections E-14, H-32, J-86 and J-107
- MAP area shown - approx. 8 x 4 miles -
- H-32 = 800 x 300 m -

Note: 'Kavels' - Sections made after 1947 in that area of the polder
RAF aerial images of 2 Oct '44 are just taken 2 km South of location
On aerial footage of 1947 - no sections - on aerial footage of 1949 - kavels/sections are visible

SGLO - T2935

B-17G - #42-37751(P) - 08 Oct 1943 - URK - Kavel H-32 - CREW 10

19076093 - O-737384 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Wallace Ernest Emmert - Madera, Madera Co., CA - POW - Oflag 9A/H 11041765 - O-681371 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert William Fortnam - Wollaston, Norfolk Co., MA - EVD/POW - #2818 - Stalag 3 - Stalag 7A 17026590 - O-747144 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest F. Shelander - Northome, Itasca Co., MN - EVD/POW - #2881 - Stalag 7A 18069336 - S/Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - Walter Junior Fox - Denver, Denver Co., CO - POW - Stalag Luft 3 36359646 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Joseph V. Weiss - Chicago, Cook Co., IL - EVD/POW - #100186 - Stalag Luft 17B
11056499 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Henry Edmund Bessette - Chittenden County, VT - EVD/POW - #100148 - Stalag Luft 17B 39456016 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James F. Strange - Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID - EVD/POW - #100333 - Stalag Luft 17B 36152220 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Theodore J. Sysol - Shiawassee Co., MI - EVD/POW - #100334 - Stalag Luft 17B 38229125 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Elton 'Red' Fred Kevil - Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX - EVD 17090660 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Howard L. Newton - Denver, Denver Co., CO - POW - #99294 - Stalag Luft 3

- 9 POW - 1 EVD -

EMMERT - FORTNAM - SHELANDER - FOX - WEISS
BESSETTE - STRANGE - SYSOL - KEVIL - NEWTON

Spoke with Emmert and Fortnam
photo Sysol not found

Contact Emmert is pending - 30 Jan 2009 - PATS
Contact Fortnam is pending - 30 Jan 2009 - PATS
Contact Fox is pending - 30 Jan 2009 - PATS
Contact Klister is pending - 30 Jan 2009 - 18 Aug 2014 - PATS
Contact Bartels is pending - 30 Jan 2009 - PATS
Contact Kevil is pending - 30 Jan 2009 - PATS
Contact Bos is pending - 30 Jan 2009 - PATS
Contact Pasterkamp is pending - 30 Jan 2009 - PATS
Contact Bessette is pending - 15 Sep 2010 - PATS
Contact Shelander is pending - 16 Jul 2014 - PATS

Last update - 05 Aug 2017 - PATS



Noordoostpolder - Urk - Kavel E-14

14 mi W of Vollenhove


SGLO - T1950

Lancaster Mk.I - ED333 - OF-B - F/O. S. L. McBurney - 20:38 - 4 km E of Urk
97th Squadron - RAF - Thursday 17 December 1942 - Mission: Neustadt
7 KIA



The aircraft took off at 17:22 from Woodhall Spa for a mission to Neustadt
At 20:38 shot down by a night-fighter - Obst. Helmut Lent -
Plane did crash 4 km East from Urk on "kavel E-14"
Four were buried at the New Eastern Cemetery in Amsterdam
Mattoon, Trudell and McBurney were found in 1949 and buried at the Oud Leusden Cemetery
Was one of two 97 Squadron Lancasters lost on this operation
Lancaster R5497 : Lost without a trace !!!!



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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - ED333 - OF-B - 17 Dec 1942 - Mission: Neustadt
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R/92197 - J/8785 - F/O. - Pilot - Samuel Lorne McBurney - RCAF - Age 21 - CAN - KIA

R/78983 - W/O.II. - Air Observer - Leonard Everett Thorneycroft - RCAF - Age 29 - Wilcox, SK, CAN - KIA

1006928 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Henry Paul Kelleher - RAF - Age 26 - Cardiff, UK - KIA

960182 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - James Izatt - RAF - Age 22 - Camberwell, London, UK - KIA

R/113277 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Stanley Finace Mattoon - RCAF - Age 20 - Hardisty, AB, CAN - KIA

1422760 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Glyn Bull - RAF - Age 19 - Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, UK - KIA

R/83089 - W/O.II. - Rear Air Gunner - Chester Charles Trudell - RCAF - Age 21 - Windsor, ON, CAN - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - ED333 - OF-B - McBurney
Loss Card - ED333 - OF-B - McBurney - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

R/92197 - J/8785 - F/O. - Pilot - Samuel Lorne McBurney - RCAF - Age 21 - CAN - KIA
Plot 13 Row 13. Coll. Grave 208-210 - Oud Leusden - CWGC ref. 2620359
born 15 Mar 1921 - died 17 Dec 1942, Urk, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Dr. Albert McBurney, born 15 Aug 1883, Kinnear's Mills, Quebec - died 13 Jun 1951, New-Westminster, BC - Age 67
and Mrs. Olive Lorne McBurney (née Chambers), born 12 Mar 1879, London, ON - death: 2 Jul 1956, Vancouver, BC - Age 77
marriage parents: 19 Jan 1916
Sibling: Albert Yeoman(s) McBurney, born 1917, Vancouver, BC - death: 1937 - Age 20
Samuel's maternal grandparents are: Mr. Robert Chambers and Mrs. Annie Chambers (née McCaveney) born 30 Sep 1858, Ontario
Aunt: Mrs. Lena May Chambers, born 12 Feb 1881, Tilsonburg, Oxford South, ON
Uncle: Mr. Milo Roy Chambers, born 09 Sep 1883, Ingersoll, Oxford South, ON - dead: 1960 - Age 77
Niece: Mrs. Beverlee Lorraine Smith (née Chambers) - daughter of Mr. Milo Roy Chambers and Mrs. Reita Etherington
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McBurney Lane - Historical site, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Albert McBurney
for his care and attention to the citizens of Langley
Location: 20494 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC

F/O. - Pilot - Samuel Lorne McBurney - RCAF
F/O. - Pilot - Samuel Lorne McBurney - RCAF - clip Vancouver Sun
image via Operation: Picture Me - Canadian Virtual Memorial

Memorial - Fort Langley, BC, Canada
L. McBurney - Memorial - Fort Langley, BC, Canada
Note: G. Sawatzky is from Halifax DT550 - 08 Nov 1942 - near Rottumeroog

Dogtags S. L. Burney RCAF J-8785 - given to Hanley - approx. 10 Apr 1944
Dogtags S. L. Burney RCAF J-8785 - given to T/Sgt. Clifton E. Hanley - approx. 10 Apr 1944
- info Escape and Evasion report #1977 - T/Sgt. Clifton E. Hanley (Crew Gecks - crash 8 Apr 1944) -

RCAF - Service records - McBurney - request 12 Jan 2012 - received 16 Aug 2012 - PATS -
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R/113277 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Stanley Finace Mattoon - RCAF - Age 20 - Hardisty, AB, CAN - KIA
Plot 13 Row 13 Coll. Grave 208-210 - Oud Leusden - CWGC ref. 2620374
born 14 May 1922, Battle Ridge, Alberta - died 17 Dec 1942, Urk, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Mr. Finace C. and Mrs. Esther A. Mattoon née Allen, of Hardisty, Alberta, Canada
Mr. Finace Carleton Mattoon, born 23 May 1894 in Thornton, Whitman County, WA, USA
Mrs. Esther Alice Allen, born 24 May 1897 in Waverly, Whitman County, WA, USA
Marriage of his parents: 20 Nov 1913

Mr. Finace Carlton Mattoon (father), born 23 May 1894, Rosalia, Whitman County, Washington, USA - Occupation: Farming
Mrs. Ester Allen (mother), born 24 May 1897, Rosalia, Whitman County, Washington, USA
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Roland Wesley Mattoon (M) - born 02 Jan 1914 - married to Margaret Elizabeth .......
Goldey Fairrivan 'Fay' Mattoon (F) - born 20 Aug 1916 - married to Norman Simpson
Carol Pauline Mattoon (F) - born .. ... 19.. - married to Roy Jarvis
Leslie Wilbur Mattoon (M) - born .. ... 19.. - married to Katherine Laughy
Stanley Finace Mattoon (M) - born 14 May 1922 - died 17 Dec 1942, Urk, The Netherlands - Age 20

Attestation paper - 14 May 1941 - Permanent address parents: Nilrem, Alberta - Present address Stanley: Hardisty, Alberta
Enlistment: 11 Jul 1941, Edmonton, AB - Religion: United Church - Occupation: Student
- additional info via Bruce Coleman - geneanet.org -
dicrepancy - Finace / Finice in CWGC database
dicrepancy - Carleton / Carlton
RCAF - Service records - Mattoon - request 8 Apr 2010 - received 29 Nov 2010 - PATS -

Finace (father) and Stanley Mattoon Stanley and his eldest brother Roland
. . . Finace (father) and Stanley Mattoon . . . . . . Stanley and his eldest brother Roland . . .
images via Betty Ann Mattoon née Onyschuk spouse of Carl Mattoon (nephew) - 06 Sep 2017

Leslie, Stanley, Carol with nephews Wade and Terry F/Sgt. Stanley Finace Mattoon - RCAF - portrait
. . . Leslie, Stanley, Carol with nephews Wade and Terry . . . F/Sgt. Stanley Finace Mattoon - RCAF . . .
images via Tami McGregor (niece) - 30 Sep 2017

A I R   F O R C E   C A S U A L I T I E S
R.C.A.F. - casuality lists 485 - 795 - Globe and Mail - 30 Jan 1943 - 03 Feb 1944
R.C.A.F. - casuality lists 485 - 795 - Globe and Mail - 30 Jan 1943 - 03 Feb 1944
source: collections.warmuseum.ca - reformat by PATS

Newsclip - Sgt. Mattoon - missing - presumed dead
Newsclip - Sgt. Mattoon - missing - presumed dead
clip via Tami McGregor (niece) - 01 Oct 2017


GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, SON,
YOUR PLACE
HAS NOT BEEN FILLED
BY ANYONE

- Epigraph on Mattoon memorial -
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R/83089 - W/O.II. - Rear Air Gunner - Chester Charles Trudell - RCAF - Age 21 - Windsor, ON, CAN - KIA
Plot 13 Row 13 Coll. Grave 208-210 - Oud Leusden - CWGC ref. 2620436
born 29 May 1921, Windsor, ON - died 17 Dec 1942, Urk, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mr. Wilfrid Trudell and Mrs. Gladys Trudell née Stephens, 1123 Lilian St., Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Mr. Wilfrid Trudell (father), born Tilbury, ON - Foreman, Chrysler Corp
Mrs. Gladys Stephens (mother), born Windsor, ON
Address 1943 - parents: 1817 Gladstone, Windsor, ON
Enlistment: 12 Dec 1940, Windsor, ON - Religion: Roman Catholic - Occupation: Cook
dicrepancy - Chester Charles / Charles Chester Trudell and Wilfrid / Wilfred in CWGC database
RCAF - Service records - Trudell - request 8 Apr 2010 - received 29 Nov 2010 - PATS -

R/83089 - W/O.II. - Rear Air Gunner - Chester Charles Trudell - RCAF - reformat clip
R/83089 - W/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Chester Charles Trudell - RCAF - reformat clip
Clip Windsor Daily Star - Operation: Picture Me - Canadian Virtual Memorial - 25 Aug 2017


GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
REJOICE IN THIS
THAT YOUR NAME
IS WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

- Epigraph on Trudell memorial -
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- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

R/78983 - W/O.II. - Air Observer - Leonard Everett Thorneycroft - RCAF - Age 29 - Wilcox, SK, CAN - KIA
Plot 69. Row D Joint Grave 4 - Amsterdam - CWGC ref. 2619725
born 3 Nov 1914, Blairmore, Alberta - died 17 Dec 1942, Urk, The Netherlands - Age 29
Son of Mr. Samuel Thorneycroft and Mrs. Auriole Thorneycroft (née Bourgoin), of Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ms. Auriole Bourgoin, born in Winn, Maine, USA
Mr. Samuel Thorneycroft (father), born in Glasgow, Scotland, died before 13 Jan 1941
Mother Auriole remarried - Mrs. A. McFarlane (mother), Craven, Saskatchewan
Enlistment: 13 Jan 1941, London, ON - Religion: Anglican - Occupation: Shoe Clerk
Address 13 Jan 1941: 100 Church St., Stratford, Ontario
RCAF - Service records - Thorneycroft - request 6 Apr 2010 - received 29 Nov 2010 - PATS -

A I R   F O R C E   C A S U A L I T I E S
R.C.A.F. - 637th casuality list - Globe and Mail - 27 Jul 1942
R.C.A.F. - 637th casuality list - Globe and Mail - 27 Jul 1942
source: collections.warmuseum.ca - reformat by PATS

R/78983 - W/O.II. - Leonard Everett Thorneycroft - RCAF
R/78983 - W/O. - Leonard Everett Thorneycroft - RCAF
photo by Pieter Schlebaum


TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE HE LEFT BEHIND
IS NOT TO DIE.
LOVINGLY. MOTHER

- Epigraph on Thorneycroft memorial -
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1006928 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Henry Paul Kelleher - RAF - Age 26 - Cardiff, UK - KIA
Plot 69. Row D Joint Grave 3 - Amsterdam - CWGC ref. 2619623
born 1916 - died 17 Dec 1942, Urk, The Netherlands - Age 26
born 4th Qtr. 1916 - mother's surname Kingston - district Cardiff
Son of Mr. William Henry Kelleher and Mrs. Mary Kelleher née Kingston, of Cardiff, UK
Siblings: Kathleen Kelleher, Emma Kelleher, Edward F. Kelleher, Mary Kelleher,
Phyllis H. Kelleher, Julia C. Kelleher and Margaret M. Kelleher

1911 UK Census - Parish: Cardiff - County: Glamorganshire
Person: KELLEHER, William H.
Address: 452a Swansea St, Cardiff
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KELLEHER, William H. - Head - Married - M-28 abt. 1883 - Milk Vendor - Glamorgan, Cardiff
KELLEHER, Mary - Wife - Married - F-27 abt. 1884 - Glamorgan, Cardiff
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
KELLEHER, Kathleen - Daughter - F-3 abt. 1907 - Glamorgan, Cardiff
KELLEHER, Emma - Daughter - F-2 abt. 1909 - Glamorgan, Cardiff
KELLEHER, Edward F. - Son - M-0 (8 MONTHS) 1910 - Glamorgan, Cardiff
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KELLEHER, Julia - Sister - Single - F-32 abt. 1879 - General Servant Domestic - Glamorgan, Cardiff
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Registration District: Cardiff - Sub District: East Cardiff
info via Findmypast

Marriage 3rd. Qtr. 1906 - William Kelleher - - district: Cardiff - 11a 709
Marriage 3rd. Qtr. 1906 - Mary Kingston - - district: Cardiff - 11a 709
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1907 - Kathleen Kelleher - - district: Cardiff - 11a 351
Birth ... Qtr. 1909 - Emma Kelleher - - district: Cardiff - 11a xxx
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1910 - Edward F. Kelleher - - district: Cardiff - 11a 396
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1912 - Mary Kelleher - mother's surname: Kingston - district: Cardiff - 11a 723
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1913 - Phyllis H. Kelleher - mother's surname: Kingston - district: Cardiff - 11a 784
Birth 4th Qtr. 1916 - William H. P. Kelleher - mother's surname: Kingston - district: Cardiff - 11a 660
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Julia C. Kelleher - mother's surname: Kingston - district: Cardiff - 11a 756
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1923 - Margaret M. Kelleher - mother's surname: Kingston - district: Cardiff - 11a 662
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additional info 1907-1923 - via FreeBMD



"ON WHOSE SOUL,
SWEET JESUS, HAVE MERCY"
R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Kelleher memorial -
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960182 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - James Izatt - RAF - Age 22 - Camberwell, London, UK - KIA
Plot 69. Row D Joint Grave 7 - Amsterdam - CWGC ref. 2619611
born 1920 - died 17 Dec 1942, Urk, The Netherlands - Age 22
born 4th Qtr. 1920 - mother's surname Byrne - district Camberwell
Son of Mr. James Harry Izatt and Mrs. Jackey (Jacey) Izatt née Byrne, of Camberwell, London, UK
Siblings: Jacey J. Izaat (sister) (1927-1928 - Age 0) and Alick John Izatt (brother) (06 May 1929-2001 - Age ~72)

Death of Father James Harry Izatt (1895–1963) - 13 Jan 1963 - Ely, Cambridgeshire, England - Age ~68
Death of Mother Jacey Byrne (1898–1980) - .. Sep 1980 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England -Age ~82

Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - James Izatt - mother's surname: Byrne - district: Camberwell - Vol 1d Page 1491
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1927 - Jacey J. Izatt - mother's surname: Byrne - district: Camberwell - Vol 1d Page 1094
Death 2nd Qtr. 1928 - Jacey J. Izatt - Age 0 - district: Camberwell - Vol 1d Page 782
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1929 - Alick J. Izatt - mother's surname: Byrne - district: Camberwell - Vol 1d Page 1053
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Marriage 1st Qtr. 1955 - Alick J. Izatt with Ms. Josephine A. Fox - district: Islington - Vol 5c Page 2219
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1957 - Andrew J. Izatt - mother's surname: Fox - district: Islington - Vol 5c Page 1325
Birth 1st Qtr. 1960 - Stuart K. Izatt - mother's surname: Fox - district: Islington - Vol 5c Page 1403
Birth 1st Qtr. 1962 - Heather J. M. Izatt - mother's surname: Fox - district: Islington - Vol 5c Page 1811
Birth 4th Qtr. 1967 - Lorna Alexis G. Izatt - mother's surname: Fox - district: Surrey South Western - Vol 5g Page 617
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1975 - Alick John Izatt with Margaret E. Durrant - district: Chichester- Vol 18 Page 888
Death - Alick John Izatt - 2001, West Sussex, England - Age ~72
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info FreeBMD and Ancestry - 27 Aug 2017

A M S T E R D A M - N E W - E A S T E R N - C E M E T E R Y
Initial grave marker of Sgt. K. Forster and 'Unbekannter Flieger'
Initial grave marker of Sgt. Kenneth Forster and "Unbekannter Flieger"
source Kenneth Harlow (nephew and namesake) - 13 Sep 2017

Hi PATS,
Sgt. K. Forster initial buried in Grave 34 - deep 2
On 17 Dec 1942 an ‘UNBEKANNTER FLIEGER’ on top of it - Grave 34 - deep 1
German date is given as 17 XII 1942, later identified as 960182 Sgt. J. Izatt of Lancaster Mk.I - ED333 - OF-B

Historic photo

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additional cemetery - e-mail Nico Kwakman - 14 Sep 2017

Graves registration Amsterdam - 23 Feb 1954- source CWGC
Graves registration Amsterdam - 23 Feb 1954
source CWGC - 16 Sep 2017


"PEACE, PERFECT PEACE"
ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS

- Epigraph on Izatt memorial -
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1422760 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Glyn Bull - RAF - Age 19 - Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, UK - KIA
Plot 69. Row D Joint Grave 8 - Amsterdam - CWGC ref. 2619532
born 1923 - died 17 Dec 1942, Urk, The Netherlands - Age 19
born 4th Qtr. 1923 - district Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, UK
Son of Mr. David John Bull and Mrs. Beatrice May Bull née Nicklin, of Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, UK
Sibling: Muriel Bull (sister)

BULL - London Gazette issue 48556 - page 3952 - 19 Mar 1981
BULL - London Gazette
David John Bull - 29 Garn Cross, Nantyglo, Gwent, Coal Hewer - died 19 Oct 1969 - Age 85
Beatrice May Bull - 29 Garn Cross, Nantyglo, Gwent, Widow of David John Bull - died 07 Sep 1980 - Age ~82
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info London Gazette issue 48556 - page 3952 - 19 Mar 1981

Birth 3rd Qtr. 1884 - David John Bull - district: Bedwelty - Vol 11a Page 115
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1898 - Beatrice May Nicklin - district: Crickhowell - Vol 11b Page 104
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1921 - Mr. David J. Bull and Ms. Beatrice M. Nicklin - district: Bedwellty - Vol 11a Page 226
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1921 - Muriel Bull - mother's surname: Nicklin - district: Crickhowell - Vol 11b Page 156
Birth 4th Qtr. 1923 - Glyn Bull - mother's surname: Nicklin - district: Bedwellty - Vol 11a Page 107
The districts Crickhowell and Bedwellty spans the boundaries of the counties of Monmouthshire and Breconshire
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Death 4th Qtr. 1969 - David John Bull - born 21 July 1884 - district: Bedwellty - Vol 8c Page 123
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info FreeBMD

???? - Birth 4th Qtr. 1921 - James H. Bull - mother's surname: Nicklin - district: Brentford - Vol 3a Page 323 - ????
The district Brentford is in the county of Middlesex
birth certificate is needed to verify this - info PATS - 27 Aug 2017



NOT JUST TO-DAY
BUT EVERY DAY
IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER

- Epigraph on Bull memorial -
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SGLO - T1950

LANCASTER Mk.I - ED333 - OF-B - 17 Dec 1942 - 4 KM EAST OF URK - CREW 7

R/92197 - J/8785 - F/O. - Pilot - Samuel Lorne McBurney - RCAF - Age 21 - CAN - KIA R/78983 - W/O.II. - Air Observer - Leonard Everett Thorneycroft - RCAF - Age 29 - Wilcox, SK, CAN - KIA 1006928 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Henry Paul Kelleher - RAF - Age 26 - Cardiff, UK - KIA 960182 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - James Izatt - RAF - Age 22 - Camberwell, London, UK - KIA
R/113277 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Stanley Finace Mattoon - RCAF - Age 20 - Hardisty, AB, CAN - KIA 1422760 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Glyn Bull - RAF - Age 19 - Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, UK - KIA R/83089 - W/O.II. - Rear Air Gunner - Chester Charles Trudell - RCAF - Age 21 - Windsor, ON, CAN - KIA

- 7 KIA -

McBURNEY(†) - THORNEYCROFT(†) - KELLEHER(†) - IZATT(†)
MATTOON(†) - BULL(†) - TRUDELL(†)


Contact Mattoon is pending - 10 Apr 2010 - 04 Sep 2017 - PATS
Contact McBurney is pending - 17 Apr 2010 - 30 Apr 2014 - PATS
Contact Izatt is pending - 26 Aug 2017 - PATS

Last update - 02 Oct 2017 - PATS



Ruinerwold - 6

12 mi ENE of Vollenhove

- 6 Commonwealth graves - 5 UK - 1 CAN -




SGLO - T3272

Halifax Mk.II - JD314 "OLA" - ZA-X - F/Sgt. P. B. Green - 18:50 - Ruinerwold
10th Squadron - RAF - Wednesday 29 December 1943 - Mission: Berlin
4 KIA - 3 MIA



Skipper F/Sgt. Paul B Green

Paul Brian Green Andy Colbourne Walter Douglas Hall Bob Edward Roos - RCAF
--- Paul Green -------- Andy Colbourne -------- Wally Hall -------- Bob Roos ---

Serial range JD296 - JD333. 38 Halifax Mk.II. Part of a batch of 350 HP59 Halifax Mk.II
The aircraft took off at 17:13 from Melbourne, Yorkshire for a mission to Berlin
Shot down by a night-fighter, Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer - IV./NJG 1 - his 41st claim -,
on his way to Germany. Plane did crash at 18:50 near Ruinerwold
Four were buried at the Ruinerwold General Cemetery and three have no known graves
Two of these three are "likely" buried as "unknown airmen" at Ruinerwold

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - JD314 "OLA" - ZA-X - 29 December 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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1556996 - Fl. Sgt. - Pilot - Paul Brian Green - RAFVR - Age 22 - Dunstonon-Tyne, Co. Durham, UK - KIA

1474360 - Sgt. - Navigator - Andrew Colbourne - RAFVR - Age 20 - Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, UK - KIA

13826651 - 169387 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Stanley Webb - RAFVR - Age 22 - UK - MIA

1254960 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Walter Douglas Hall - RAFVR - Age 23 - Wimbledon, Surrey, UK - MIA

R/145968 - W/O II - Bomb Aimer - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF - Age 20 - Mount Forest, ON, CAN - KIA

1604813 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Donald Robert Cox Appleyard - RAFVR - Age 20 - UK - KIA

1003229 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Philip John Greenmon - RAFVR - Age 21 - Buttershaw, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK - MIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - JD314 "OLA" - ZA-X - Green
Loss Card - JD314 'OLA' - ZA-X - Green - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1556996 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Paul Brian Green - RAFVR - Age 22 - Dunstonon-Tyne, Co. Durham, UK - KIA
Grave 449 - Ruinerwold General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820849
Son of Ernest George and Eleanor Alice Green ( née Adams );
nephew of Miss Eleanor Alice Adams, of Dunstonon-Tyne, Co. Durham, UK

A beautiful memorial to those brave young men
I would be very interested to receive any information about the crew & what happened etc.
as the pilot Paul Green was my fathers cousin.
Unfortunately none of the family who would remember any details are still alive.
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Elizabeth Adams, Ciutadella - 03 Feb 2014 - from Traces of War - tracesofwar.com


TO HEAVENLY WAYS
TO LIFE ETERNAL

- Epigraph on Green memorial -
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1474360 - Sergeant - Navigator - Andrew Colbourne - RAFVR - Age 20 - Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, UK KIA
Grave 452 - Ruinerwold General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820848
Son of Thomas and Edith Mabel Colbourne, of Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, UK


ARE THE PURE IN HEART:
FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD

- Epigraph on Colbourne memorial -
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R/145968 - Warrant Officer Class II - Bomb Aimer - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF - Age 20 - Mount Forest, ON, CAN - KIA
Grave 450 - Ruinerwold General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820850
Son of Dr. Edward Aaron Roos and Frances M. Roos née Reynolds, of Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada
born 30 Nov 1923, Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada - died 29 Dec 1943, Ruinerwold, The Netherlands - Age 20
Mr. Edward Aaron Roos (father) - born Galt, ON, Canada
Mrs. Frances Reynolds (mother) - born Mount Forest, ON, Canada
Sibling: Margaret Gayle Roos (sister)

1929 - 1937 = General course - Public School, Mount Forest, ON
1937 - 1941 = General course - High School, Mount Forest, ON
1941 - 1942 = Many odd jobs
Special hobbies, etc. : Signalling, Model Aeroplane, Radio, Boy Scouts
Occupation : Student - Religion: United Church - Marital Status: Single
Attestation Paper - 13 Dec 1941 - Enlistment at #10 Recruiting Centre, RCAF, Hamilton, ON - 21 Jan 1942
Posted to: #1 Manning Depot, Toronto, Ontario, Canads - Trade: Pilot Observer Standard
- info from RCAF Service Records - W.O.2 Robert Edward Roos-

RCAF - Service records - Roos - request 25 May 2010 - received 04 Jan 2011 - PATS -

Information - Holland: G.R.R. Form shows four members of this crew buried in the Cemetery indicated.
Of the three remaining members one was known to be blown to pieces and the bodies of the other two are untraceable.
In the circumstances, they must be recorded as having no known graves, and their names will be commemorated
on the General Memorial to the Missing. Case Closed
- info from RCAF Service Records - W.O.2 Robert Edward Roos-

A beautiful memorial and tribute to these brave young men.
My second cousin F/S. Robert E. Roos, who is buried at this site was the Bomb Aimer
on Halifax Bomber ZA-X, Serial Number JD314 when this aircraft was shot down on 29 Dec 1943.
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Gordon Lyons, Waterloo, Ontario - 19 Mar 2009 - from Traces of War - tracesofwar.com

Civil - Robert Edward Roos R/145968 - Warrant Officer Class II - Bomb Aimer - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF
R/145968 - Warrant Officer Class II - Bomb Aimer - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF Grave memorial - Ruinerwold - R/145968 - Warrant Officer Class II - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF
R/145968 - Warrant Officer Class II - Bomb Aimer - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF
images from Service records - 11 Dec 2015

Service and Pay book - R/145968 - Warrant Officer Class II - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF
Service and Pay book - R/145968 - Warrant Officer Class II - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF
images from Service records - 11 Jan 2017


HE IS NOT DEAD
WHO LIVES IN HEARTS
HE LEAVES BEHIND HIM

- Epigraph on Roos memorial -
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1604813 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Donald Robert Cox Appleyard - RAFVR - Age 20 - UK - KIA
Grave 453 - Ruinerwold General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820847
born 4th Qtr. 1923 - mother's surname Cox - district Pontypridd, Wales
Son of Walter R. Appleyard and Edith L. M. Appleyard ( née Cox ) - district Pontypridd, Wales
marriage - Walter and Edith - 2nd Qtr. 1923 - district Pontypridd, Wales
brother of Eustace A. Appleyard - born 2nd Qtr. 1931 - district Pontypridd, Wales

Claim ME210 - 23 Nov 1943 - RG Fl. Sgt. Grant and MUG Sgt. Appleyard
23 Nov 1943 - Halifax Mk.II JP314 'O' - Claim ME210
Rear Gunner - Fl. Sgt. Grant - No. 10 O.T.U. 1663 Con. Unit
Mid Upper Gunner - Sgt. Appleyard - No. 19 O.T.U. 1663 Con. Unit
- via Gloria Sheehan, niece of Fl. Sgt. Grant - 30 Jan 2011
Note: JP314 instead of JD314

Hi Teunis aka PATS,
Donald Appleyard you have already got a picture of him, aka Donald (Hills) Appleyard,
his 'nickname' as he was from Wales (Land of Valleys and Hills)
- info Paul Skelly - 14 Feb 2011

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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

13826651 - 169387 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Stanley Webb - RAFVR - Age 22 - UK - MIA
Panel 133 - Runnymede Memorial - CWGC ref. 1531142
born 1921, UK
Sibling: Laurie Webb (brother)

28 Jan 1944 - Supplement to the London Gazette, 1 Feb 1944 - issue number: 36354 page number: 583
F/Sgt. - 12th Dec 1943 - 1382651 Stanley Webb (169387)

P/O. Stanley Webb - RAFVR P/O. Stanley Webb - RAFVR
P/O. Stanley Webb
images courtesy Laurie Webb (brother) via Mr. Paul Skelly - 25 Mar 2012
right image - via Freek Harms - 01 Sep 2017


Of Stanley Webb, I have no information at all, other than the 24 operations
which I have worked he did and a promotion after his death to Pilot Officer
Stanley went on the No 10 Squadron the same day as my mother's late husband Phillip, the 24th March 1943
Both crews arrived from 1658 HCU based at RAF Riccall, Yorkshire
- info Paul Skelly - 14 Feb 2011


I have been in touch with Stanley Webbs brother Laurie who has given permission for you too add
his photograph to the blank space on Halifax JD314
A little about him, he lived near Shoreditch London and joined the RAF after the blitz on the docks.
He was 22 years old when he was killed and had a sweetheart who was due too marry.
- info Paul Skelly - 25 Mar 2012

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1254960 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Walter Douglas Hall - RAFVR - Age 23 - Wimbledon, Surrey, UK - MIA
Panel 152 - Runnymede Memorial - CWGC ref. 1799154
born 4th Qtr. 1920 - mother's surname Hayward - district Kingston
Son of Douglas and Selina Hall ( née Hayward ), of Wimbledon, Surrey, UK
marriage - Douglas and Selina - 4th Qtr. 1919 - district Croydon
brother of Joan Hall ( 1922 ) and Donald N. Hall ( 1927 ) - district Kingston

'Hills' - Hall - Grant ---
Note: Don 'Hills' - this is Donald Appleyard !!!! - info Paul Skelly - 14 Feb 2011 Hall - Grant - 'Hills' --- 
Note: Don 'Hills' - this is Donald Appleyard !!!! - info Paul Skelly - 14 Feb 2011
Sgt. - Flt. Eng. - Walter Douglas Hall with David Grant (RAAF) and Don Hills
- images via Gordon Lyons - 30 Aug 2007
Note: Don 'Hills' - this is Donald Appleyard !!!! - info Paul Skelly - 14 Feb 2011
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1003229 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Philip John Greenmon - RAFVR - Age 21 - Buttershaw, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK - MIA
Panel 151 - Runnymede Memorial - CWGC ref. 1798806
born 08 Jan 1922, 76 Telford Street, Middlesbrough U.D. - Sub-district Ormesby, UK - died 23 Dec 1943 - Age 21
birth registered: 06 Mar 1922
Enlistment: 06 Jun 1940
Son of Philip J. Greenmon and Gertrude Greenmon née Broadbent
Philip J. Greenmon (father) (deceased) - Occupation: Steel Works Labourer
Husband of Vera Greenmon née Bennett, of Buttershaw, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK
Marriage - 18 Sep 1943, St. Augustine Church at Newland, Hull - Philip J. Greenmon and Vera Bennett
1946 - Mrs. Vera Greenmon remarried with Mr. Leslie Skelly

Philip John Greenmon - born 8 Jan 1922
Philip John Greenmon - born 8 Jan 1922
courtesy Patricia 'Pat' Anne (daughter) - via Paul Skelly - 08 Jun 2017

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Philip J. Greenmon and Gertrude Broadbent - district Middlesbrough, UK
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1922 - Philip J. Greenmon - mother's surname Broadbent - district Middlesbrough
Death - 1st Qtr. 1922 - Philip J. Greenmon (father) - Age 21 - district Sunderland, UK
Marriage 18 Sep 1943 - Philip J. Greenmon and Vera Bennett - district Hull, UK
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1944 - Patricia Anne Greenmon - mother's surname Bennett - district Hull, UK - Vol 9d Page 314
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1946 - Vera Greenmon and Leslie Skelly - district Bradford, UK
- info: FreeBMD -

!!! Discrepancies !!! - birth 1922/1923 - First name - Philip / Phillip - info PATS - 15 Aug 2012

Sgt. Phillip John Greenmon AT THE FOOT OF OUR STAIRS
Sgt. Phillip John Greenmon . . . AT THE FOOT OF OUR STAIRS
ISBN 13 (TP): 978-1-4653-0712-5 - by Paul Skelly -
www2.xlibris.com/books/webimages/wd/uk/302965/index.html
- image courtesy Mr. Paul Skelly (author) -

About the Author

Born in Kingston upon Hull 16th February 1956, Britains most bombed city by area in World War II.
Married to Emma for fifteen years and the mother of his three children.
Engineer of thirty years and built the equipment which lifted the road deck sections of the Humber Bridge,
the longest suspension bridge in the world when built.
Lecturer and Engineering Assessor for two colleges in the local region in the last few years.
Shares the same birthday with the Night-fighter pilot who was credited
with the shooting down of Halifax JD314, whose rear gunner was married to the Authors mother
during the Second World War.


The aircrew buried in this cemetery are from No 10 squadron, 4 Group, Bomber Command.
The aircraft Halifax II coded ZA-X and serial No. JD314.
On board was my late mothers husband Phillip John Greenmon in the rear gunners position,
who was killed with the rest of the crew when Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer shot them down at Dijkhuizen
a road close to the church. It was his 41st Abschuss.
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Paul Skelly, Willerby, East Yorkshire - 21 Feb 2009 - from Traces of War - tracesofwar.com

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Halifax 'OLA' - Grant, Hills and Ground crew ---
Note: Don 'Hills' - this is Donald Appleyard !!!! - info Paul Skelly - 14 Feb 2011
Halifax Bomber "OLA" , with "Aussie" Rear Gunner David Grant - #1 -
and Mid Upper Gunner Don ( Donald ? ) 'Hills' - #2 -, both former colleagues of Robert Edward Roos
David Grant - RAAF - was the regular tail gunner, but when he was with HX186 - ZA-E
on a mission to Frankfurt - Dec 20th 1943, it was his last one . . . MIA

Halifax 'OLA' - With crew ---
Note: Don 'Hills' - this is Donald Appleyard !!!! - info Paul Skelly - 14 Feb 2011
Crew in front of Halifax
Wireless Operator Bob Harris, Navigator Sgt. Andrew Colbourne, Flight Engineer Wally D. Hall, skipper F/Sgt. Paul B. Green
Mid Upper Gunner Don 'Hills', "Aussie" Air Gunner Dave Grant and Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. Robert E. Roos
(Robert Percy Harris was on JN883 - ZA-S when it failed to return after a mission to Berlin
All seven killed are buried in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery)

Don 'Hills' --- Note: Don 'Hills' - this is Donald Appleyard !!!! - info Paul Skelly - 14 Feb 2011 David Charles Grant - RAAF - KIA 20/12/1943 Bob Harris
--- Don 'Hills' ------------- David Grant ---------- Bob Harris ---
Note: Don 'Hills' is the 'nickname' of Donald Robert Cox Appleyard !!! - info Paul Skelly
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426437 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner David Charles Grant - RAAF - Age 20 - South Townsville, Queensland, AUS - MIA
Commemorated - Panel 192 - Runnymede Memorial - CWGC ref. 1798683
born 11 Nov 1923, Granite Hills, Townsville, Qld. - died 20 Dec 1943, Germany - Age 20
the second son and fourth child of Donald Grant and Dorothy Eade
Donald and Dorothy Grant, 78 McIlraith Street, South Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Asst. Refrigeration Mechanic
Religion: Presbyterian - Marital Status: Single
Rejected: R.A.N. - Medically unfit 9 Oct 1941
Application - 20 Nov 1941 - Enrolment Reserve: 17 Jan 1942, 3A RAAF R.C. Townsville
Reserve: 16th A. A. Battery - 10 Apr 42 - 19 Jun 42 (discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) to join RAAF)
Enlistment: 22 Jun 1942, 3 R.C. Brisbane - Embarked 6 Mar 1943 to UK
Assigned to 10 Squadron on 01 Oct 1943
Usual place of residence: 78 McIlraith Street, South Townsville, Qld.
Father: Donald Grant - 5 Div Arty. - Served in Boer War and World War I
Brother: W.O. Donald Grant Served in Middle East, with 2nd A.I.F.

426437 - Flight Sergeant - David Charles Grant - RAAF
426437 - Fl. Sgt. David Charles Grant - RAAF
- via Gloria Sheehan, niece - 30 Jan 2011

426437 - Flight Sergeant - David Charles Grant - RAAF ID-photo - 426437 - Flight Sergeant - David Charles Grant - RAAF Green, Grant and Harris
426437 - Flight Sergeant - David Charles Grant - RAAF
- ID-photos - source digital copy Service Records - www.awm.gov.au -
- other images via Gordon Lyons - 30 Aug 2007
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Newspaper clip 'The Nugget' with 'OLA' crew Flight Sergeant - Bob Roos - Bomb Aimer Halifax 'OLA'
Newspaper clips - The Nugget - Friday, December 1983, North Bay, Ontario
Article written by Bessel Jan Vandenhazel - 1927-2005 -
Nipissing University College
Mr. Vandenhazel was born in Zwolle, 25 km SSW of Ruinerwold , he moved to Canada early 50's
Became teacher in Mount Forest, ON in 1955 were he met local dentist Dr. Roos who's son Robert was on JD314

Sgt. Robert Roos - Homer IX - magazine 2002
Sgt. Robert Roos
- as in Magazine Homer IX - 2002 -
images courtesy Gordon Lyons - cousin of Robert E. Roos -

Flight Engineer Walter Douglas Hall was injured on a previous crash
with Handley Page Halifax Mk.V DG404 coded OO-A of 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF
near to Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, UK on the 12th July 1943 - 3 KIA - 4 INJ
This time he is one of the three with a "unknown" grave
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Found these related posts to the crash at Ruinerwold
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Request ---- Posted 29 May 2005 -----
Please could anyone help with a quest that has been going on for over 22 years
namely a photograph of a No 10 squadron Halifax JD314
which had the code letters either ZA-Q, ZA-Z, OR ZA-X and
was on squadron strength with Shiny 10 for six months during 1943
On the final flight was my Mother's late husband Sgt. Phillip John Greenmon
who was in the rear gunners position that fateful night
Regards Paul
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Halifax Bomber JD314 ZA-X - December 31 2006 at 3:45 AM
Hi, I came across your offer of Halifax bomber pictures
A cousin was Bomb Aimer on Halifax Bomber JD314 "OLA" based at Melbourne,Yorkshire in 1943
This aircraft was shot down over Holland on 29/12/1943 with the loss of all seven crew members aboard
I would very much like to obtain pictures of this aircraft if possible
Thank You, Gord
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05 May 2012 - Ruinerwold Cemetery - War Graves - photo via Freek Harms
05 May 2012 - Ruinerwold Cemetery - War Graves
image via Freek Harms - 21 Jan 2013

29 Dec 2015 - Memorial plaques placed by Paul Skelly on tree at crash location of JD314
29 Dec 2015 - Memorial plaques placed by Paul Skelly on tree at crash location of JD314
image via PATS - 29 Dec 2015

03 May 2017 - Unveilment Memorial by Mrs. Patricia A. Newby née Greenmon and Mr. Paul Skelly
Unveilment Memorial by Mrs. Patricia Anne Newby née Greenmon and Mr. Paul Skelly
Patricia Anne is the daughter of Rear Air Gunner - Philip John Greenmon
Paul Skelly is her half-brother from the remarriage of her Mom
Meppeler Courant - photo by Peter Nefkens - 03 May 2017

Memorial Monument for JD314 - unveiled 03 May 2017
Memorial Monument for JD314 - unveiled 03 May 2017
image via Freek Harms - 19 May 2017



SGLO - T3272

HALIFAX Mk.II - JD314 "OLA" - ZA-X - 29 Dec 1943 - RUINERWOLD - CREW 7

1556996 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Paul Brian Green - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1474360 - Sergeant - Navigator - Andrew Colbourne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA R/145968 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Stanley Webb - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA 1254960 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Walter Douglas Hall - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
Warrant Officer Class II - Bomb Aimer - Robert Edward Roos - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA 1604813 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Donald Robert Cox Appleyard - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1003229 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Philip John Greenmon - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

GREEN(†) - COLBOURNE(†) - WEBB(†) - HALL(†)
ROOS(†) - APPLEYARD(†) - GREENMON(†)


Contact Roos is pending - 27 Aug 2007 - PATS
Contact Greenmon is pending - 28 Aug 2007 - PATS
Contact Grant is pending - 30 Jan 2011 - PATS
Contact Webb is pending - 25 Mar 2012 - PATS
Contact Green is pending - 03 Feb 2014 - PATS

Last update - 01 Sep 2017 - PATS



Grafhorst - 6

7 mi S of Vollenhove

- 6 Commonwealth graves - 4 UK - 2 AUS -



Grafhorst - 6 Commonwealth War Graves
Grafhorst - Commonwealth War Graves
A. Gordon, D. C. P. Lundie, R. O. Vaughan
L. F. C. Day, D.A. Thomas, C. W. R. Young
- image via Eric van den Reek -


SGLO - T2455

Lancaster Mk.I - W4316 - AR-Q - "Queenie" - Sgt. R. O. Vaughan - Grafhorst
460th Squadron - RAAF - Sunday 13 June 1943 - Operation Bochum
6 KIA - 1 POW



Lancaster Mk.I - W4316 - AR-Q left Binbrook Airfield at 23:10 for an operation to Bochum
On his route to Bochum it was hit by Hptm. Rudolf Sigmund - 10./NJG 1 - at 5400 m @ 01:23
( Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.42) and crashed in the "Ganzendiep" near the hamlet of Grafhorst
Those killed are buried in Grafhorst General Cemetery.
The sole survivor Canadian John C. ("Jake") Cornish - became POW
and was interned in Camps L6/L4 as POW No. 304

Memorial Lancaster W4316 - Grafhorst
A memorial was erected in 1996 along the banks of the Ganzendiep in Grafhorst

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4316 - AR-Q - 13 Jun 1943 - Mission: Bochum
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1388329 - Sgt. - Pilot - Ronald Oliver Vaughan - RAFVR - Age 22 - UK - KIA

412986 - Fl. Sgt. - Navigator - David Crawford Paterson Lundie - RAAF - Age 20 - AUS - KIA

1336716 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - Dennis Arthur Thomas - RAFVR - Age 19 - UK - KIA

1433929 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Leonard Frederick Charles Day - RAFVR - Age 20 - UK - KIA

132851 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Charles William Ross Young - RAFVR - Age 27 - UK - KIA

R/156778 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - John Carlyle Cornish - RCAF - Age 22 - CAN - POW

409404 - Fl. Sgt. - Air Gunner - Andrew Gordon - RAAF - Age 20 - AUS - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - W4316 - AR-Q - Vaughan
Loss Card - W4316 - AR-Q - Vaughan - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1388329 - Sgt. - Pilot - Ronald Oliver Vaughan - RAFVR - Age 22 - UK - KIA
Row B - Grave 47 - Grafhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820532
born 3rd Qtr. 1920 - mother's surname Head - district Malling
Son of Oliver and Alice Elizabeth Vaughan ( née Head ), of Friern Barnet, Middlesex, UK
marriage - 4th Qtr. 1917 - Oliver Vaughan and Alice Elizabeth Head - district Malling


NEVER FORGOTTEN

- Epigraph on Vaughan memorial -
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412986 - Fl. Sgt. - Navigator - David Crawford Paterson Lundie - RAAF - Age 20 - AUS - KIA
Row B - Grave 45 - Grafhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820530
born 25 Sep 1922, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Occupation: Clerk in Public Service of Comm. of Australia
Enlistment: 15 Aug 1941, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Son of Andrew Paterson Lundie and Mary Paterson Lundie (née Muir), of Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia
marriage parents 1916, district Marrickville, NSW, Australia
Roll of Honour - eastwood, NSW, Australia
Address - 1943: 26 Wingate Avenue, Eastwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia

RAAF aircraft crash report Tiger Moth A17 at EFTS (Elementary Flying Training School)
Tiger Moth A17-309 - No. 10 E.F.T.S., Temora - Lundie, D.C. No. 412986 LAC
Temora - 01 Dec 1941 - 12:55pm hours - condition: Normal
Nature of accident: Aircraft ballooned, stalled, and landed heavily
Probable cause: Inexperience
Damage: Undercarriage damaged, Starboard lower mainplane damaged - Engine: Airscrew broken

412915 - W/O. - Clarence R. Craven and 412986 - Fl. Sgt. - David Crawford Paterson Lundie
left : - 412915 - W/O. - Clarence Reginald 'Clarrie' Craven, of Canowindra, NSW
right : - 412986 - Fl. Sgt. - David Crawford Paterson Lundie, Eastwood, NSW
October 1942 - Hampshire, England, UK
- source awm.gov.au - donor : R. L. Newman -


MEMOR ALIORUM, SUI IMMEMOR

- Epigraph on Lundie memorial -
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1336716 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - Dennis Arthur Thomas - RAFVR - Age 19 - UK - KIA
Row A - Grave 46 - Grafhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820531
born 3rd Qtr. 1923 - mother's surname Quelch - district Ticehurst
Son of Harold James Thomas and Lilian May Thomas ( née Quelch ), of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, UK
marriage - 4th Qtr. 1919 - Harold James Thomas and Lilian May Quelch - district Ticehurst
Sgt. Dennis Thomas ( nick name "Happy" ) - info Diana Burgess (niece), UK

Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Pamela E. E. Thomas - mother's surname: Quelch - district: Ticehurst - Vol 2b Page 205
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Derek F. Thomas - mother's surname: Quelch - district: Ticehurst - Vol 2b Page 163
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1923 - Dennis A. Thomas - mother's surname: Quelch - district: Ticehurst - Vol 2b Page 169
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1934 - Janet M. Thomas - mother's surname: Quelch - district: Ticehurst - Vol 2b Page 145

Subject: 460 Squadron - Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 20:17:39
From: "Diana Burgess"
Dear Mr Dunn,
I am the Niece of Sgt Dennis Thomas (nick name "Happy") who served in the 460 Squadron.
His last mission was to Bochum on 12th June 1943. The Lancaster Mark I, serial number W4316
came down over Grafhorst, Holland. The other members of the crew who perished were
R. O. Vaughan, C. W. R. Young, D. C. P. Lundie, Gordon & Day.
The sole survivor was J. C. Cornish.
Our family have already found minimal information and have visited the town of Grafhorst
to witness the erection of a memorial in 1996.
We are going to visit this coming May for the Dutch 'poppy day'.
The purpose of my e mail to you is: I was wondering if anyone out there
had any additional information on this event/photos etc on the squadron's time here.
(Absolutely anything appreciated!) My mother was very young when her brother died,
so doesn't remember much, and has very few photographs.

Many thanks, Diana Burgess (niece) - 03 Jan 1999


EVEN THOUGH HE HAS GONE
HIS MEMORY STILL LIVES ON

- Epigraph on Thomas memorial -
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1433929 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Leonard Frederick Charles Day - RAFVR - Age 20 - UK - KIA
Row A - Grave 44 - Grafhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820528
Frederick C. L. Day - born 2nd Qtr. 1923 - mother's surname Rivett - district Farnham
Note : First names are in different order !!!! - PATS
Son of Albert Harry Morris Day and Dorothy Mary Day ( née Rivett ), of Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Albert Harry Morris Day and Dorothy Mary Rivett - district Farnham


TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE WE LOVE
IS NOT TO DIE

- Epigraph on Day memorial -
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132851 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Charles William Ross Young - RAFVR - Age 27 - UK - KIA
Row A - Grave 48 - Grafhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820533
Son of William Ross Young and Margaret Young, of Livingston, West Lothian, UK
husband of Caroline Bishop Young, of Livingston, West Lothian, UK


SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS BY TURN
BUT ALWAYS LOVE

- Epigraph on Young memorial -
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R/156778 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - John Carlyle "Jake" Cornish - RCAF - Age 22 - CAN - POW
born 08 Dec 1920, Usborne Twp, ON - died ?14? Mar 2004, Newmarket, Ontario - Age 83
WO - John Carlyle Cornish - Brucefield, Ontario, Canada
J. K. Cornish (father), Brucefield
- Globe and Mail, 1943/07/13 - missing - POW - Globe and Mail, 1945/05/14 - liberated list -
Graduate as airgunner - No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School, Mont Joli, Quebec - 18 Dec 1942 -
- Globe and Mail, 1942/12/19 -

John C. "JAKE" Cornish - POW -
Jake was born on December 8, 1920 at Usborne Township, ON
He enlisted in the RCAF at Hamilton on February 22, 1942
Trained at: #1 Manning Depot, Toronto; Guard Duty, Aylmer; #5 ITS, Belleville; #9 B&G, Mont Joli
Awarded his Air Gunner on December 1942 at Mont Joli
Posted overseas to #3 PRC, Bournemouth on February 1943
Trained at #27 OTU, Litchfield and Conversion Unit, Glighton, UK
Posted to #460 Squadron, RAAF, 1 Group, Bomber Command

"Jake" was demobbed from the RCAF in 1945

In September 1946 he married Wilma Jean Hamilton and they raised 4 sons and have 9 grandchildren
Jake retired in 1985 after 32 years as an Ambulance Attendant and Funeral Director
- info from www.worldwariiaircrew.com -

Mrs. Wilma Jean Cornish née Hamilton - born abt. 1922 - died 21 Nov 2014 - Age 92
info obituary
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409404 - Fl. Sgt. - Air Gunner - Andrew Gordon - RAAF - Age 20 - AUS - KIA
Row B - Grave 43 - Grafhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820529
born 31 Mar 1923, Liverpool, England, UK
Enlistment, 15 Aug 1941, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Embarked at Sydney on 24 Aug 1942 for UK
Occupation: Glazier & Lead Light
Son of Andrew and Violet Gordon née Howlett, 89 Nelson Road, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
marriage 1st Qtr. 1919 - Mr. Andrew Gordon and Ms. Violet Howlett, district West Derby, Lancashire Co., UK
4th Qtr. 1919 - William A. Gordon (brother) - mother's surname: Howlett - district West Derby, Lancashire Co., UK
1st Qtr. 1921 - Ronald E. Gordon (brother) - mother's surname: Howlett - district West Derby, Lancashire Co., UK
2nd Qtr. 1923 - Andrew Gordon - mother's surname: Howlett - district West Derby, Lancashire Co., UK
2nd Qtr. 1925 - Violet J. Gordon (sister) - mother's surname: Howlett - district West Derby, Lancashire Co., UK
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Roll of Honour, Box Hill, VIC, Australia

409404 - Fl. Sgt.Andrew Gordon - RAAF
409404 - Fl. Sgt. Andrew Gordon - RAAF
- Service Records Gordon - 37 pages - Digital Copy - naa.gov.au -


SLEEP IN PEACE, DEAR,
YOUR DUTY NOBLY DONE

- Epigraph on Gordon memorial -
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In 1943 crashte een Lancaster in het Ganzendiep.
De gemeente Kampen gaat nu in dat water op zoek naar explosieven, maar de Grafhorster Henk Zegers
en de IJsselmuidenaar Gerrit de Ruiter hebben in het verleden dat werk al gedaan.
In 1948 is door de gemeente IJsselmuiden de 4.000 lb zware hoofdbom (1814 kg) uit het water gevist,
maar beide mannen haalden alle overige explosieven naar boven, die ze vervolgens aangaven bij de politie,
die de bommen onschadelijk maakte. De laatste keer (in 1997) beperkte de vangst zich tot oud ijzer.
De beide bommenzoekers vinden de actie van de gemeente dan ook geld in het water gooien.
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30 Jul 2009 - Kamper Kroniek 2009 - by Ita Gunnink
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SGLO - T2455

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4316 - AR-Q - 13 Jun 1943 - GRAFHORST - CREW 7

1388329 - Sgt. - Pilot - Ronald Oliver Vaughan - RAFVR - Age 22 - UK - KIA 412986 - Fl. Sgt. - Navigator - David Crawford Paterson Lundie - RAAF - Age 20 - AUS - KIA 1336716 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - Dennis Arthur Thomas - RAFVR - Age 19 - UK - KIA 1433929 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Leonard Frederick Charles Day - RAFVR - Age 20 - UK - KIA
132851 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Charles William Ross Young - RAFVR - Age 27 - UK - KIA R/156778 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - John Carlyle 'Jake' Cornish - RCAF - Age 22 - CAN - POW 409404 - Fl. Sgt. - Air Gunner - Andrew Gordon - RAAF - Age 20 - AUS - KIA

- 6 KIA - 1 POW -

VAUGHAN(†) - LUNDIE(†) - THOMAS(†) - DAY(†)
YOUNG(†) - CORNISH - GORDON(†)


Contact Cornish is pending - 12 Jun 2015 - PATS

Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS



IJsselmuiden - 7

8 mi S of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 7 UK -




SGLO - T3770

Lancaster Mk.III - PA986 - PH-D - P/O. A. Williams - Mastenbroek
12th Squadron - RAF - Tuesday 13 June 1944 - 01:30
7 KIA



Airborne 23:01 - 12 Jun 1944 - from Wickenby Airfield, Lincolnshire, UK
The aircraft was shot down at 01:30 on his returm from Gelsenkirchen
and crashed in the Mastenbroeken polder

Memorial Lancaster Mk.III - PA 986 - PH-D - Mastenbroeken polder
Memorial PA986 - Mastenbroeken polder - 3 May 1995
OOK ZIJ VIELEN VOOR ONZE VRIJHEID
- photo courtesy Hans van't Noordende -

Crew Lancaster Mk.III - PA 986 - PH-D
Crew Lancaster Mk.III - PA 986
l-r: W. Wallinger, D. F. W. Keyte, ? unknown ?, T. Gribben, D. Lloyd, A. Williams, R. C. Barber and H. J. Plant
photo via Gerrit de Ruiter - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 10 Feb 2012
source: "Zij vielen rondom Zwolle" - page 73
!!! Discrepancy !!! Have to verify names - 18 Jul 2013 - PATS
back row l-r: Sgt. W. Wallinger and F/O. D. F. W. Keyte
front row l-r: ? unknown ?, Sgt. T. Gribben, Sgt. D. Lloyd, P/O. A. Williams, Sgt. R. C. Barber and Sgt. H. J. Plant

Crew Lancaster Mk.III - PA 986 - PH-D
Crew Lancaster PA 986
Written on the back of the original photograph
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"E"
TAKEN SITTING ON A 2,000LB BOMB IN FRONT OF "E", IN WHICH THEY DID TWENTY TWO OPS
THEY WENT TO NURENBURG ON THIS RAID.
WALLY (BOMBER), DON (NAV)
STAFF BOY ?, JOCK, DEWI (A.G), BERT (PILOT), RICKY (W/OP), HARRY (FLT. ENGINEER)
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back row l-r: Sgt. W. Wallinger and F/O. D. F. W. Keyte
front row l-r: ? Staff boy ?, Sgt. T. Gribben, Sgt. D. Lloyd, P/O. A. Williams, Sgt. R. C. Barber and Sgt. H. J. Plant
Source: Mrs. Edna Evelyn Williams (wife) - via Gerrit de Ruiter - 03 Oct 2013

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - PA986 - PH-D - 13 Jun 1944 - Mission: Gelsenkirchen
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174529 - P/O. - Pilot - Albert Williams - DFC - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA

1323777 - 151424 - F/O. - Navigator - Donald Frederick Westfield Keyte - RAFVR - Age 20 - UK - KIA

1577217 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Charles Barber - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA

1636803 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Henry John Plant - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA

1390000 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Wallace Wallinger - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA

1333297 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Gribben - RAFVR - Age 22 - UK - KIA

2209263 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Dewi Lloyd - RAFVR - Age 19 - UK - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - PA986 - PH-D - Williams
Loss Card - PA986 - PH-D - Williams - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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174529 - P/O. - Pilot - Albert Williams - DFC - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA
Grave 28 - IJsselmuiden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820527
Son of Bertie and Lilian Rosina Williams, Edmonton, Middlesex Co., UK
husband of Edna Evelyn Williams, Edmonton, Middlesex Co., UK


'TIS ONLY THOSE
WHO HAVE LOST CAN TELL
THE PAIN OF PARTING
WITHOUT FAREWELL

- Epigraph on Williams memorial -
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1323777 - 151424 - F/O. - Navigator - Donald Frederick Westfield Keyte - RAFVR - Age 20 - UK - KIA
Grave 32 - IJsselmuiden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820524
born 4th Qtr. 1923 - mother's surname Westfield - district Tewkesbury
Son of née Westfield and Laura Marjorie Keyte née Westfield, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1922 - George Francis Westfield Keyte and Laura Marjorie Westfield - district Tewkesbury
brother of James E. N. Keyte ( 1925 ) - district Tewkesbury


THERE'S A VACANT PLACE
NO OTHER CAN FILL
YOUR LOVED ONES REMEMBER
AND ALWAYS WILL

- Epigraph on Keyte memorial -
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1577217 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Charles Barber - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA
Grave 30 - IJsselmuiden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820523
Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Barber
husband of Lilian Mary Barber née Hook, Dinnington, Yorkshire Co., UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Raymond C. Barber - mother's surname: Mayer - district: Atcham, UK
marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1944 - Raymond C. Barber with Lillian Mary Hook - district: Welton, Lincolnshire Co., UK


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF MY DEAR HUSBAND.
O LORD, REWARD HIM
AT THY HEAVENLY GATE

- Epigraph on Barber memorial -
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1636803 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Henry John Plant - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA
Grave 24A - IJsselmuiden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820526
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Plant, Barnsbury, London, UK
birth: 1st Qtr. 1921 - Henry J. Plant - mother's surname: Priday - district: Lambeth, UK

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03 Sep 2007 - 16:05 - forum.12oclockhigh.net - roger123 -
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Hello Pats,
Thank you for the reply
My wife’s uncle *Henry John Plant* was the flight engineer.
The family changed there name from Pflandz to Plant during the early part of WW2.
The only pictures that I have are the grave for *Henry John Plant* and a picture of him in civilian clothes.
All this information is in the loft with the family history I am on holiday tomorrow for 2 weeks,
upon my return I will send you all the information that I have.
I have the full flight history of the crew and aircrafts that they flew.
I also have a letter from one of the other pilots (Australia) who was on the fatal mission.
Many moons ago the niece of the rear gunner contacted me with additional infomation
and I have an account from a witness who saw the aircraft shot down and crash.
Will be in contact after my holiday
Regards Roger - roger123 -
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Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum
entitled "Re: Lancaster Mk.III PA986 - 13-06-1944"
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Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1919 - Harry Pflanz - Eleonor H. Day - district: Lambeth, UK
- info FreeBMD -


HE GAVE HIS LIFE TO CRUSH
THE ENEMIES OF MANKIND

- Epigraph on Plant memorial -
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1390000 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Wallace Wallinger - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA
Grave 22A - IJsselmuiden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2964974
Son of Walter Wallinger and Alice Wallinger née Smith, Herne Hill, London, UK
Siblings: Ruth Wallinger (born 1925 - died early 1990 - Age 64) and Pamela Smith née Wallinger (born 1930 - died Feb 2015 - Age 84)

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Mr. Walter Wallinger with Ms. Alice M. Smith - district: Lambeth, UK
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birth: 3rd Qtr. 1921 - Wallace Wallinger - mother's surname: Smith - district: Lambeth, UK - Vol 1d Page 764
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1925 - Ruth Wallinger - mother's surname: Smith - district: Lambeth, UK - Vol 1d Page 598
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1930 - Pamela Wallinger - mother's surname: Smith - district: Lambeth, UK - Vol 1d Page 580
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info FreeBMD


Hello,
Thank you very much for so much family information, it's very kind of you to take the time
and very much appreciated.
Pamela Wallace died last month (Feb 2015), which has brought this to our attention
Many, many thanks
Best regards, Richard King - 23 Mar 2015


1390000 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Wallace 'Wallis' Wallinger - RAFVR 1390000 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Wallace 'Wallis' Wallinger - RAFVR
1390000 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Wallace "Wallis" Wallinger - RAFVR
Wallace 'Wallis' Wallinger - 2nd left - with unknown
Wallace 'Wallis' Wallinger - 2nd left - with unknown
l-r: - 1 -, Wallinger, - 3 -, - 4 -, - 5 -, - 6 -, - 7 -
images via Richard King - 22 Apr 2015

The body of Sgt. Thomas Gribben was recovered in the position of the
Mid upper Gunner, when the wreckage of the plane was recovered in 1989
This means that the unknown body/grave in the IJsselmuiden cemetery was
in fact that of Wallis Wallinger
The plane was probably shot down at 01.30am. 12 Squadron confirm this

Also Wallis was at : 30 O.T.U 20 Aug 1943 - 5 Nov 1943;
1656 conversion unit 22 Dec 1943 - 10 Feb 1944; 12 Squadron from 11 Feb 1944

The fatal mission was their 27th mission as a crew
Wallis flew in Halifax's, Wellington's, Blenheim's and Anson's before the Lancaster
info by Richard King - 22 Apr 2015
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1333297 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Gribben - RAFVR - Age 22 - UK - KIA
Grave 22 - IJsselmuiden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2964972
Son of William and Agnes Gribben, Belfast, UK

Sgt. GRIBBEN
Burial - 08 Dec 1992 - newsclip - Britse oorlogsvlieger wordt begraven in IJsselmuiden
Britse oorlogsvlieger wordt begraven in IJsselmuiden
archive Mr. Jan Kroes - via www.poldermastenbroek.nl/toen# - 19 Sep 2014
It's Gribben not Gribbon !!! - info PATS
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2209263 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Dewi Lloyd - RAFVR - Age 19 - UK - KIA
Grave 26 - IJsselmuiden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820525
Son of Edward and Elizabeth Ellen Lloyd née Thomas, Brymbo, Denbighshire, UK
marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Edward Lloyd and Elizabeth Ellen Thomas - district: Wrexham, Denbighshire Co, UK
birth: 3rd Qtr. 1924 - Dewi Lloyd - mother's surname: Thomas - district: Wrexham, Denbighshire Co, UK

PA986 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Dewi Lloyd - photos by Mr. Jan Kroes
Rear Air Gunner - Dewi Lloyd - near crash location
Dewi is likely carried out rear turret section as shown in photo below
photos by Mr. Jan Kroes - via www.poldermastenbroek.nl/toen# - 19 Sep 2014

PA986 - rear turret - at crash location - photo by Mr. Kroes
PA986 - rear turret - at crash location
photo by Mr. Jan Kroes - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 10 Feb 2012


"TI WYDDOST
BETH DDYWED FY NGHALON"

- Epigraph on Lloyd memorial -
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1989-05-30 - RNLAF-(162) - Mastenbroek/IJsselmuiden
Lancaster Mk.III - PA986 - PH-D - 12th Sqn - 13 Jun 1944
Wreck and 1x MIA recovered. - Coll.gr. - 08 Dec 1992
08 Dec 1992 - Burial with military honor - Sgt. Wallace Wallinger or Sgt. Thomas Gribben



SGLO - T3770

LANCASTER Mk.III - PA986 - PH-D - 13 Jun 1944 - MASTENBROEK - CREW 7

174529 - P/O. - Pilot - Albert Williams - DFC - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA 1323777 - 151424 - F/O. - Navigator - Donald Frederick Westfield Keyte - RAFVR - Age 20 - UK - KIA 1577217 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Charles Barber - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA 1636803 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Henry John Plant - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA
1390000 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Wallace Wallinger - RAFVR - Age 23 - UK - KIA 1333297 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Gribben - RAFVR - Age 22 - UK - KIA 2209263 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Dewi Lloyd - RAFVR - Age 19 - UK - KIA

- 7 KIA -

WILLIAMS(†) - KEYTE(†) - BARBER(†) - PLANT(†)
WALLINGER(†) - GRIBBEN(†) - LLOYD(†)


Contact Plant is pending - 02 Sep 2007 - PATS
Contact Wallinger is pending - 24 Oct 2013 - 23 Mar 2015 - PATS

Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS



De Wijk - 1

14 mi E of Vollenhove

- 1 Commonwealth grave - 1 AUS





SGLO - T2276

Welligton Mk.X - HE530 - HD-? - Sgt. L. F. James - De Wijk
466th Australian Squadron - RAAF - Wednesday 5 May 1943 - Mission Dortmund
1 KIA - 4 POW



Wellington Mk.X - HE530 - HD-? was airborne 22:33 from RAF Leconfield on May 4th for a bombing mission to Dortmund
Shot down at 18,000 feet by Oblt. Lothar Linke, IV./NJG 1 - 20st claim -
Later that night he did shot three other RAF bombers
Nine days later he was killed
while flying his Bf-110G-4 (W.Nr. 4857) "G9 + CZ"

The starboard engine from the HE530 was damaged and lost. There was fire in the bomb bays and rear of
the aircraft and the controls were jammed. WO James did give a bale order at 10,000 ft
It crashed at 00:58 between Meppel and De Wijk on the land of Mr. J. Eelkman Rooda (info Joost Kam)
Francis Graham Latham from Sutherland (N.S.W.) was found near the wreckage
The other 4 crewmembers did bail out, but were made prisoner of war
WO James was uninjured and evade capture for 3.5 days travelling approx. 40 mi SW before capture
The Germans told him that the Rear Gunner had been killed
Some info is from statement WO James - 16 Apr 1945 -

Crew #42 - 466th Squadron - crew James
Crew #42 - 466th Squadron - crew James
Lutton (Bomb Aimer), Latham (Air Gunner), James (Pilot), Baxter (Wireless Operator) and Dolby (Navigator)
source: 466 Squadron book "Brave and True" - via John Dann - 11 Apr 2013

Crew #42 - 466th Squadron - crew James - archive Wim Bakker
Crew #42 - 466th Squadron - crew James
Lutton (Bomb Aimer), Latham (Air Gunner), James (Pilot), Baxter (Wireless Operator) and Dolby (Navigator)
source: Archive Wim Bakker - via Patric van Aalderen - 01 Nov 2013

"Brave and True": A history of 466 RAAF Halifax Squadron whilst based in Yorkshire England
as part of Four Group, Royal Air Force - authors: Alby Silverstone 1921-1991, Stan Parker; edited by Ross A. Pearson
(Sydney: 466-462 Squadron Association, 1992)


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Crew: Wellington Mk.X - HE530 - HD-? - 5 May 1943 - Mission: Dortmund
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414299 - Sgt./WO2 - Captain - Pilot - Leonard Francis "Jessie" James - RAAF - POW

414212 - Sgt./WO2 - Navigator - Ronald Ernest Dolby - RAAF - POW

1148282 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John R. Baxter - RAF - POW

413214 - Sgt./WO2 - Bomb Aimer - Reginald Lionel "Strawb" Lutton - RAAF - POW

412543 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Francis Graham Latham - RAAF - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - HE530 - HD-? - James
Loss Card - HE530 - HD-? - James - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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414299 - Sgt./WO2 - Captain - Pilot - Leonard Francis "Jessie" James - RAAF - POW
Sgt. James - POW No. 1140 - after evading captured 9th May 1943 - Camps L1/L6/L4/357
born: 5 Feb 1921, Brisbane, QLD, Australia - died 19 May 2011 - Age 90
Place of enlistment - Brisbane, QLD - Next of Kin: Hiram James
Contact Lorna A. James - 31 Jul 2010

Sgt./WO2 - Leonard Francis James - RAAF
Sgt./WO2 - Leonard Francis James - RAAF
photo via Michael James (son) - 15 Apr 2013
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414212 - Sgt./WO2 - Navigator - Ronald Ernest Dolby - RAAF - POW
Sgt. Dolby - POW No. 1125 - after evading captured 9th May 1943 - Camps L1/L6/L4
born: 30 Dec 1914, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Son of Ernest Robert Bowen Dolby and Charlotte Elizabeth Dolby (née Churton)
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Marriage: 1914 - Ernest Robert Bowen Dolby to Charlotte Elizabeth Churton
birth : 1914 - Ronald Ernest Dolby - Father's name: Ernest Robert Bowen Dolby - Mother's name: Charlotte Elizabeth Churton
birth : 191? - Florence Elizabeth Dolby - Father's name: Ernest Robert Bowen Dolby - Mother's name: Charlotte Elizabeth Churton
death : 1919 - Florence Elizabeth Dolby - Age ?? - Father's name: Ernest Robert Bowen Dolby - Mother's name: Charlotte Elizabeth Churton
BMD info Dolby from bdm.qld.gov.au
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1148282 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John R. Baxter - RAF - POW
Sgt. Baxter - POW No. 1117 - Camps L1/L6/L4

It's John Russell Baxter - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 09 Jun 2013

AIR78-11-0-2 page 68 - 1148282 - John Russell Baxter
AIR78-11-0-2 - page 68
1148282 - John Russell Baxter - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 09 Jun 2013
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413214 - Sgt./WO2 - Bomb Aimer - Reginald Lionel "Strawb" Lutton - RAAF - POW
Sgt. Lutton - POW No. 1146 - Camps L1/L6/L4
born: 12 Mar 1922, Paddington, NSW, Australia
Son of William Verdi Lutton and Annabella Lutton (née Currans)
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marriage: 1915 - William Verdi Lutton to Annabella Currans - in Kogarah, NSW, Australia
death: William Verdi Lutton (b.23 Feb 1893, Newtown, NSW, Australia) - 17 Oct 1947, Kogarah, NSW, Australia - Age 54
He was buried in Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW, Australia
death: Annabella "Bella" Lutton (née Currans) - born 3 Mar 1884, Hay, NSW, Australia
She died on 30 Oct 1978 in Hurstville, NSW, Australia - Age 94 - buried in Sydney, NSW, Australia
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birth : 1902 - Elsie Currans (half sister), Nyngan, NSW, Australia - died 1952, Kogarah, NSW, Australia - Age 50
birth : 12 Mar 1922 - Reginald Lionel Lutton - died on 11 Feb 1962, Hurstville, NSW, Australia - Age 39
He married Joan Ellie Emmie Currey in 1945 in Rockdale, NSW, Australia
Joan Ellie Emmie Curey, born 31 Dec 1922 - died 9 Aug 2004, Mudgee, NSW, Australia - Age 81
- additional info - freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com -
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412543 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Francis Graham Latham - RAAF - Age 21 -
Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia - KIA - AUS
Grave 141 - De Wijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820785
Francis Graham Latham's name is located at panel 110
in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia
Son of Edward James Latham and Charlotte Emily Latham, of Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
born: 23 May 1921, Rockdale, NSW, Australia - occupation: Jockey
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Next-of-kin: Mrs. Kay Turton (niece) and Mrs. S. Latham

Headstone - Sgt. Francis Graham Latham - De Wijk Cemetery
Sgt. Francis Graham Latham - RAAF - 1922 - 1943
photo courtesy Joost Kam - 27 Aug 2007

OBS 'de Horst' (Public elementary school) - Group 8 - May 2012 OBS 'de Horst' (Public elementary school) - Group 8 - May 2012
Headstone - Sgt. Francis Graham Latham - De Wijk Cemetery - May 2012
Sgt. Francis Graham Latham - Cemetery de Wijk, 2012
Grave is adopted by OBS "de Horst", de Wijk - Flowers are laid every year by group 8
photos courtesy B. Spin - weblog-dewolden.nl - 12 Apr 2013


CLIMBED THE HILL TO PARADISE

- Epigraph on Latham memorial -
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SGLO - T2276

WELLINGTON Mk.X - HE530 - HD-? - 5 May 1943 - DE WIJK - CREW 5

414299  - Sgt./WO2 - Captain - Pilot - Leonard Francis 'Jessie' James - RAAF - POW 414212  - Sgt./WO2 - Navigator - Ronald Ernest Dolby - RAAF - POW 1148282 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - John Russell Baxter - RAF - POW
413214  - Sgt./WO2 - Bomb Aimer - Reginald Lionel 'Strawb' Lutton - RAAF - POW 412543 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Francis Graham Latham - RAAF - KIA

- 1 KIA - 4 POW -

JAMES - DOLBY - BAXTER
LUTTON - LATHAM(†)


Contact James is pending - 25 Mar 2008 - 15 Apr 2013 - PATS
Contact Latham is pending - 03 Nov 2013 - PATS

Last updated - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS



IJhorst - 6

14 mi E of Vollenhove

- 6 Commonwealth graves - 6 UK -

IJhorst Cemetery - Commonwealth War Graves
IJhorst General Cemetery
- photo courtesy Joost Kam -





SGLO - T1966

Halifax Mk.II - W7775 - NF-R - F/O. G. F. B. Newport-Tinley - 01:03 - near IJhorst
138th Squadron - RAF - Wednesday 23 Dec 1942 - SOE "MARROW 12"
6 KIA - 2 POW



Halifax Mk.II - W7775 - NF-R was airborne - 22:45 - 22 Dec 1942 from Tempsford, Bedfordshire, UK
on a "Nordpol Spiel" Operation, 'MARROW 12', came under Flak near dropping zone
Crashed near IJhorst (Prov. of Drenthe), 6 km ESE of Meppel, Holland
Those killed are buried in IJhorst General Cemetery
Sgt. Bloxham was repatriated aboard the SS 'Stirling Castle' Sep 1944
possibly due to complications with one of his legs which had received
multiple compound fractures
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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - W7775 - NF-R - 23 Dec 1942 - Mission: SOE "MARROW 12" near IJhorst
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1271988 - 108998 - F/O. - Pilot - G. F. B. Newport-Tinley - RAVFR - DFC - Age 20 - KIA

1194505 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - B. M. Pick - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

580998 - W/O. - Navigator - C. A. Howard - RAF - DFC - Age .. - KIA

624640 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - H. C. Taylor - RAF - Age 23 - KIA

1252825 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - B. S. Nixon - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA

577761 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - W. H. Bloxham - RAFVR - Age 19 - POW

1331642 - Sgt. - Air Gunner / Dispatcher - C. C. Hayes - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

R/82760 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - F. O. Tierney - RCAF - Age ~26 - POW
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Two Flight Engineers ???
- after receiving Bloxham's book I can verify this - if possible ;) - PATS


Loss Card - W7775 - ..-. - Newport-Tinley
Loss Card - W7775 - ..-. - Newport-Tinley - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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1271988 - 108998 - F/O. - Pilot - Gervase Francis Benton Newport-Tinley - DFC - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
of UK - Grave 6 - IJhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820634
Son of Lt. Col. Francis Benton Newport-Tinley, M.C., Indian Army, and Cicely Sophia Newport-Tinley, UK

F/O. Gervase Francis Benton Newport-Tinley
FO. Gervase Francis Benton Newport-Tinley
- image via Roel Kisteman -

Gervase Francis Benton Newport-Tinley at STOWE F/O. Gervase Francis Benton Newport-Tinley
F/O. Gervase Francis Benton Newport-Tinley F/O. Gervase Francis Benton Newport-Tinley
F/O. Gervase Francis Benton Newport-Tinley
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 25 Feb 2013


"TOUJOURS SANS TACHE"

- Epigraph on Newport-Tinley memorial -
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1194505 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Ben Michael Pick - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of Benson, Oxfordshire, UK - Grave 3 - IJhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820636
born 18 Dec 1921 - registered 1st Qtr. 1922 - mother's surname Atkins - district Wallingford
Son of Ben and Lizzie Robinson Pick, of Benson, Oxfordshire, UK
marriage - 1st Qtr. 1907 - Ben Pick and Lizzie Robinson Atkins - district Medway

Sgt. Ben Michael Pick Sgt. Ben Michael Pick
Sgt. Ben Michael Pick
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013


AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM

- Epigraph on Pick memorial -
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580998 - W/O. - Nav./ Bomber - Charles Anthony "Tony" Howard - DFC - RAF - Age .. - KIA
of UK - Grave 2 - IJhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820633

DFC in London Gazette - issue:35894 - 5 Feb 1943 - page 702 - 2nd supplement 9 Feb 1943
Distinguished Flying Cross - Warrant Officer Charles Anthony HOWARD (580988), No. 138 Squadron

DFC citation in Flight magazine
W/O. C. A. HOWARD, NO. 138 Sqn. — W/O. Howard is a navigator of outstanding ability
Since February, 1942, he has taken part in many operational flights
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624640 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Henry Charles Taylor - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
of Lewes, Sussex, UK - Grave 1 - IJhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820637
Son of Charles George and Elizabeth Anne Taylor ( née Brown );
husband of Daisy Pearl Taylor, of Lewes, Sussex, UK
marriage parents - 3rd Qtr. 1913 - Charles George Taylor and Elizabeth Anne Brown - district Lewes

F/Sgt. - Henry Charles Taylor - civil
F/Sgt. - Henry Charles Taylor
- courtesy Taylor family -


GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY

- Epigraph on Taylor memorial -
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1252825 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Brenard Stearman Nixon - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
of Lambeth, Middlesex, UK - Grave 5 - IJhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820635
Son of Thomas Stearman Nixon and Norah Nixon née Richardson, Lambeth, Middlesex, UK
Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1910 - Mr. Thomas Stearman Nixon with Ms. Norah Richardson - district: Lambeth, UK
Birth: 14 Feb 1911 - Brenard S. Nixon - district: Lambeth, UK
Husband of Sarah "Sadie" E. Nixon (later Mills), Feltham, Middlesex, UK
Note !!! correct Service number is 1252825 (was 1252858) !!!

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1937 - Mr. Brenard S. Nixon with Ms. Sarah E. Hampton - district: Southwark, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1938 - Patricia S. Nixon - mother's surname: Hampton - district: Southwark, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1939 - Pamela S. Nixon - mother's surname: Hampton - district: Southwark, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1943 - Gloria Nixon - mother's surname: Hampton - district: Spilsby, UK

Walter and Cedric - brothers of Brenard -
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1917 - Walter N. Nixon - mother's surname: Richardson - district: Lambeth, UK
Marriage: 3rd Qtr 1940 - Mr. Walter N. Nixon with Ms. Harriett E. Jeffrey - district: Southwark, UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1941 - Walter N. Nixon Jr. - mother's surname: Jeffrey - district: Surrey North Western, Surrey Co., UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1947 - Bernard S. Nixon - mother's surname: Jeffrey - district: Southwark, UK
Brenard S. Nixon - born 1947 - died 13 Feb 2008, Bury, UK - Age 60

Birth: 1st Qtr. 1920 - Cedric A. Nixon - mother's surname: Richardson - district: Lambeth, UK
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1940 - Mr. Cedric A. Nixon with Ms. McLaren - district: Southwark, UK

THE TEMPSFORD AIRFIELD BARN CEREMONY - 14th November 2010
Gloria Cottrill née Nixon (daughter of Flight Engineer - Brenard S. Nixon)
and John Taylor (next-of-kin of F/Sgt. Henry Charles Taylor)
laid a wreath in memory of
the Crew of Halifax W7775, 138 Squadron

03 November 2013
Where: RAF Tempsford, Sandy, Bedfordshire, UK
When: 1942
Mrs. Gloria Cottrill is looking for W/O. Charles Anthony Howard
My father served with W/O. Howard at RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire,
but they were both killed in action during a mission over Holland on December 22nd 1942.
I have been able to locate photographs of some of the crew that were shot down,
there were eight of them. Six lost their lives but two were taken prisoner of war.
His family may have the information I need to almost complete a picture I have of all eight crew.
There is another member I cannot trace, I will submit this on another lost trail.

Mrs Gloria Cottrill is looking for Sgt. Francis Otterson Tierney P.O.W.
My father served with Sgt. Otterson at RAF Tempsford, Sandy, Bedfordshire, UK in 1942.
Unfortunately their Halifax was shot down over Holland during a clandestine mission.
There were eight crew members, six casualties and two Prisoners of war,
Sgt. Otterson being one of them. He may still be alive,
I am anxious to have a photo of him and maybe to contact him or his family
as he may have a group photo of 138 squadron also,
which would include my father as I do not have one of him in uniform.
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info: britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/lost-trails/


GONE FROM US
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
NEVER SHALL THY MEMORY FADE

- Epigraph on Nixon memorial -
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577761 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William Horace "Bill" Bloxham - RAF - Age 19 - POW
born 25 Sept 1923 - as shown on cover of book 'The Long Haul'
born 4th Qtr. 1923 - mother's surname Lewis - district Neath
Son of John E. Bloxham and Mary J. Bloxham ( née Lewis ) - district Neath
marriage - 2nd qtr. 1913 - John E. Bloxham and Mary J. Lewis - district Neath
Siblings: John Lewis Bloxham b. 1914 - d. 01 Sep 1943, Phyllis M. Bloxham b.1915,
David L. Bloxham b.1921, Winifred Bloxham b.1926 and Walter J. Bloxham b.1929

Sgt. W. H. Bloxham was interned in Camps 9C/L6 - POW No. 42706

William Bloxham - Aircraft Apprentice, RAF Halton, 1940 cover book The Long Haul - by Bill Bloxham - 2006 Flight Engineer - William Bloxham ~ Age 22 - photo 1945/1946
'The Long Haul' - memoirs of a survivor
- ISBN 1-84683-012-5 - by William Bloxham - 2006 - £15.00
An aviator's memories of WW2 138 (Special Duties) Squadron and as a POW
Received book - 18 Dec 2008 - PATS

How a secret mission ended in betrayal and tragedy
There was a full moon as we took off from our base at RAF Tempsford at 22.45
on December 22nd 1942, to carry out operation ‘Marrow 12’
a clandestine mission required by Special Operations Executive (SOE)
We flew at low level from our airfield in Bedfordshire, crossing Cambridgeshire and the Wash
The bright moon cast the shadow of our 138 (Special Duties) Squadron Halifax
on the water,as we crossed the North Sea.................
..............
An extract from 'The Long Haul' by William Bloxham
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In the late hours of 22nd December 1942, a Halifax aircraft of 138 (Special Duties) Squadron
took off from RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire to carry out a clandestine mission ordered
by Special Operations Executive (SOE)
On board, along with seven other crewmembers, was 19-year-old Flight Engineer William Bloxham
They flew at low-level across the North Sea to reach their target
- a patch of isolated heathland near the quiet village of IJhorst in Northern Holland –
the dropping zone for their cargo of steel canisters, containing arms and explosives
to aid Dutch resistance agents operating in that area...............
.............................................
Bill’s account of his wartime activities before and after captivity, and of his later life
after returning home to Britain, is interesting, informative and moving, but most importantly
it is his opportunity to thank the many people who enabled him to survive and who
have enriched his life in the 60-plus years since. - info source - Woodfield Publishing Limited -
www.woodfieldpublishing.com
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Bill's brother Jack was killed over Berlin eight months later - 01 Sep 1943
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - 90 Sqdn - RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire
928126 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - John "Jack" Lewis Bloxham - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
born 1st Qtr. 1914, district Neath - died 01 Sep 1943, Germany
Grave Reference 5. Z. 30. - BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2078756
Son of John Ernest Bloxham and Mary J. Bloxham, Cadoxton, Neath, Glamorgan, UK


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1331642 - Sgt. - Air Gunner / Dispatcher- Cyril Clifford "Cliff" Hayes - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of Hove, Sussex, UK - Grave 4 - IJhorst General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820632
born 1st Qtr. 1922 - mother's surname Willett - district Brighton
Son of Clifford and Rose Pretoria Hayes ( née Willett ), 23 Worcester Villas, Hove, Sussex, UK
marriage - 1st Qtr. 1920 - Clifford Hayes and Rose Pretoria Willett - district Brighton
brother of Gordon P. Hayes ( 1923 ) - district Brighton

Sgt. Cyril Clifford 'Cliff' Hayes - RAFVR
Sgt. Cyril Clifford "Cliff" Hayes - RAFVR
image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013


IN LOVING MEMORY
DAD AND GORDON

- Epigraph on Hayes memorial -
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R/82760 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Francis "Frank" Otterson Tierney - RCAF - Age ~26 - POW
born ~1916, Ontario, Canada - deceased - Age ..
Sgt. F. O. Tierney in Camps 9C/L6/357 - POW No. 42677
Son of Mr. James James Tierney and Mrs. Theresa Elizabeth Tierney née Otterson, Toronto, ON, Canada
Brother of J/92476 - P/O. - Thomas Bernard Tierney - born 22 Aug 1922, Brockville, ON - KIA - 04 Oct 1944, UK - Age 22

Mrs. Maureen Tierney ( née Hinds ) (wife), Poole, Bedfordshire Co., England
- Globe and Mail 1943/01/19 - POW -
W/O. - Francis Otterson Tierney, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
- Globe and Mail 1945/05/25 - Liberated -

Enlistment: July 1940
Marriage: June 1942 - Mr. Francis O. Tierney and Ms. Maureen Hinds - district: Poole, Dorset Co., UK
Mrs. Maureen Tierney was pregnant of a boy 'Jim' - Dec 1942 - James is likely born mid 1943, Poole, UK
1943 - Bernard Tierney (brother) also in the Air Force and is training at Edmonton, AB

Gloucester Photo Collection - Accession Number: 00880031354
The Gloucester Historical Society - Photos may be viewed at the Ottawa City Archives
John Collins family - Bowesville 1916
Four generations at the farm home in Bowesville, Ontario
On the right Mrs. John Collins, middle Mrs George Otterson (née Mary Ann Collins),
left Mrs. James Tierney (née Theresa Otterson) baby is Frank Tierney on mother's knee
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Newsclip 1943 - Francis O. Tierney - POW
Sgt. Francis O. Tierney Now War Prisoner in Europe
Brockville, Ont. - Manager H. P. Wilson of the Regent reports that Sergt. Francis O. Tierney,
formerly an usher of the theatre, has been officially reported a prisoner of war and wounded.
Previously he had been listed as missing after an operational flight.
He enlisted in the air force in July, 1940, and was married in England last June to Maureen Hinds.
Bernard Tierney, a brother who had been an usher at the Regent for 18 months, has also enlisted in
the air force and is training at Edmonton
- transciption of newsclip - 1943 -
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Sgt. Francis 'Frank' Otterson Tierney - RCAF Sgt. Francis 'Frank' Otterson Tierney - RCAF
Sgt. Francis 'Frank' Otterson with relatives
Sgt. Francis "Frank" Otterson Tierney - RCAF
top image: Frank in uniform
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left image: Leonard (younger brother) with Frank
middle image: Leonard, Frank, Theresa (younger sister) and Keith (fiancé of Theresa)
right image: Maureen (wife) and Frank O. Tierney
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images via Dr. Mary C. Tierney (niece, daughter of Leonard) - 25 Dec 2013
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419 Squadron R.C.A.F. - Motto: "Moosa Aswayita" -
Lancaster Mk.X - KB-745 - C/N #37046 - coded VR-V, crashed on return - 04 Oct 1944, near Berwick, Scotland
Mission: U-boat pens and dock area of Bergen, Norway
All (7) were killed

On its return, KB745 crossed the English coast 90 miles north of its intended track
At 04:10hr on 04 Oct 1944 it crashed into Mid Hill at 2270ft - 692m - above sea level
Mid Hill is part of the Cheviot Hills, on the English Scottish border

KB745 - VR-V - Duncan - crew positions and rank
KB745 - VR-V - Duncan - crew positions and rank
source Service Records - 20 Jan 2017

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.X - KB745 - VR-V - 04 Oct 1944 - Mission: Bergen
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R/173615 - J/35615 - F/O. - Pilot - George Ross Duncan - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/157486 - J/38188 - F/O. - Navigator - William George Layng - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/187513 - J/92361 - F/Sgt. > P/O. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - William Russell Karstens - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA

1604114 - 179851 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - John William Frank Hall - RAF - Age 20 - KIA

R/168234 - J/35101 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Andrew Gaddess - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/201675 - J/92914 - Sgt. > P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Donald Alexander Trott - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA

R/188974 - J/92476 - Sgt. > P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Thomas Bernard Tierney - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - KB745 - VR-V - Duncan
Loss Card - KB745 - VR-V - Duncan - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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R/173615 - J/35615 - F/O. - Pilot - George Ross Duncan - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
of Toronto, ON, Canada - Sec. G. Row A. Grave 20 - HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2623563
born 05 Jun 1923, Toronto, ON, Canada
Residence address: 121 Laughton Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Enlistment: 07 Jul 1942, Hamilton, ON - Appointment: 17 Sep 1943, Toronto, ON
Occupation: Aircraft Mechanic - Marital Status: Single - Religion: United Church
Son of Mr. James Kennedy Duncan and Mrs. Jessie Mitchell Duncan, 119 Laughton Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sibling: Marion Elizabeth Duncan (sister)
James Kennedy Duncan (father) - born: Scotland
Jessie Finlayson Duncan néé Mitchell (mother) - born: Scotland

R/173615 - J/35615 - F/O. George Ross Duncan - RCAF R/173615 - J/35615 - F/O. George Ross Duncan - RCAF
R/173615 - J/35615 - F/O. George Ross Duncan - RCAF
R/173615 - J/35615 - F/O. George Ross Duncan - RCAF
source Service Records - 20 Jan 2017
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R/157486 - J/38188 - F/O. - Navigator (Bomber) - William "Bill" George Layng - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
of St. Boniface, MB, Canada - Sec. G. Row A. Grave 16 - HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2623825
born 26 Nov 1922, St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Residence address: 80 Tache Ave, Norwood, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Enlistment: 26 Mar 1942, Winnipeg, MB - Appointment: 12 Nov 1943
Occupation: Student - Marital Status: Single - Religion: United Church
Son of Mr. George H. Layng and Mrs. Marjorie Layng née Ericksen, of St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
Sibling: LAC Gordon H. Layng (brother), Rivers, Manitoba
George Hugh Layng (father) - born: 1886, Neepawa, MB - died 1962 - Age ~76
Marjorie Layng née Ericksen (mother) - born: Theodore, SK
Marriage parents: 21 Nov 1915, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada

R/157486 - J/38188 - F/O. William 'Bill' George Layng - RCAF
R/157486 - J/38188 - F/O. William 'Bill' George Layng - RCAF
R/157486 - J/38188 - F/O. William "Bill" George Layng - RCAF
source Service Records - 20 Jan 2017

GORDON HUGH LAYNG
February 2, 1919 - February 14, 2015 - Age 96
GORDON HUGH LAYNG - Winnipeg Free Press

On Saturday, February 14, 2015 in West Vancouver,
our beloved Dad and Papa died after a long and well lived life. Born in Canora, Saskatchewan
to the late George and Marjorie Layng, Gordon grew up in Norwood with his brother, Bill.
A talented athlete, Gord, in his youth, held the Manitoba record for the 100 yard dash.
In 1940 he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. and in 1942 married Phyllis Smeaton, his high school sweetheart.
After the war, he rejoined UGG, retiring as superintendent of construction in 1983, and the same year
moved to Richmond, BC to be closer to family.
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info obituary - Winnipeg Free Press
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R/187513 - J/92361 - F/Sgt. > P/O. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - William Russell Karstens - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
of Windsor, ON, Canada - Sec. G. Row A. Grave 17 - HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2623782
born 09 Nov 1921, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Residence address: 1622 Church Street, Windsor, Ontario
Enlistment: 24 Aug 1942, Windsor, ON
Occupation: Installer Bell Telephone - Marital Status: Single - Religion: United Church
Embarkment Halifax: 22 Oct 1943
Disembarkment UK: 30 Oct 1943
Son of Mr. William F. Karstens and Mrs. Marguerite Karstens née Smithers, 1622 Church Street, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Marriage parents: 22 Sep 1920, Woodstock, Ontario Canada
William Frederick Karstens (father) - born Milverton, ON
Marguerite Karstens née Smithers (mother) - born Woodstock, ON

R/187513 - J/92361 - F/Sgt. William Russell Karstens - RCAF R/187513 - J/92361 - F/Sgt. William Russell Karstens - RCAF
R/187513 - J/92361 - F/Sgt. William Russell Karstens - RCAF - ID Card - serial no. 93000
R/187513 - J/92361 - F/Sgt. > P/O. William Russell Karstens - RCAF
source Service Records - 20 Jan 2017
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1604114 - 179851 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - John William Frank Hall - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
of Bournemouth, Hampshire, UK - Sec. G. Row A. Grave 18 - HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2623676
Son of Mr. Alfred William Hall and Mrs. Emily Pattie Hall née Bristow, of Bournemouth, Hampshire

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Alfred W. Hall with Emily P. Bristow - District: Christchurch - Vol 2b Page 1592
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1924 - John W. F. Hall - Mother's surname: Bristow - District: Christchurch - Vol 2b Page 1049
Birth 4th Qtr. 1930 - Margaret P. Hall - Mother's surname: Bristow - District: Bournemouth - Vol 2b Page 953
The district Christchurch is in the county of Hampshire


Became Fl. Sgt. on 13th July 1944
1604114 John William Frank HALL (179851) - SUPPLEMENT TO THE GAZETTE, 19 SEPTEMBER; 1944 4313
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R/168234 - J/35101 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Andrew Gaddess - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
of Welland, ON, Canada - Sec. G. Row A. Grave 19 - HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2623622
born 31 Dec 1922, Whickham, Gateshead, England
Present address: 328 Niagara St., Welland, Ontario, Canada
Enlistment: 30 Jun 1942, Hamilton, ON - Religion: Anglican / Church of England
Occupation: Rubber Maulder, Labourer - Marital Status: Single
Embarkment N.Y. - 08 Oct 1943 - Disembarkment U.K. - 16 Oct 1943

Marriage (parents) 06 Oct 1912, Dunston-On-Tyne, UK
Son of Mr. Andrew Gaddess and Mrs. Ann Sadler Gaddess née Eltringham, 317 Commando St., Welland, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Alexander Gaddess - M-31, John Gaddess - M-29, Elizabeth Rowe - F-26 and Nancy Gaddess - F-24

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1912 - Mr. Andrew Gaddess with Ms. Ann S. Eltringham - district: Gateshead - Page Vol 10a Page 1647
Births 4th Qtr. 1892 - Ann Sadler Eltringham - district: Gateshead Vol 10a Page 932
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Births 4th Qtr. 1915 - John Gaddess - mother's surname: Eltringham - district: Gateshead Vol 10a Page 1752
Births 1st Qtr. 1918 - Elizabeth Gaddess - mother's surname: Eltringham - district: Gateshead Vol 10a Page 1662
Births 1st Qtr. 1920 - Annie Gaddess - mother's surname: Eltringham - district: Gateshead Vol 10a Page 2705
Births 1st Qtr. 1923 - Andrew Gaddess - mother's surname: Eltringham - district: Gateshead Vol 10a Page 1986
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info via FreeBMD - 19 Feb 2017

Andrew Gaddess (father) - M-53 born 04 Aug 1889, England
Anne Gaddess (mother) - F-52 born 23 Oct 1891, Gateshead, England
Alexander Gaddess (brother) - M-31 born 19 Oct 1913, Minto, New Brunswick - address: 24 Gwynne Ave, Toronto, ON
John Gaddess (brother) - M-29 born 03 Oct 1915, Dunston-On-Tyne, England - address: Minto, Queens Co., New Brunswick
Elizabeth Rowe (sister) - F-26 born 21 Mar 1918, Dunston-On-Tyne, England - address: Minto, Queens Co., New Brunswick
Annie Nancy Gaddess (sister) - F-24 born 23 Dec 1919, Dunston-On-Tyne, England - address: 317 Commando St., Welland, ON
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Miss B. McMuldrow, 15 Foxholes Road, Southborne, Bournemouth, England
??? Birth 2nd Qtr. 1925 - Betty M. MCMULDROW - mother's surname: Davis - district: Barnet Vol 3a Page 670 ???
??? relative / fiancée ???


R/168234 - J/35101 - F/O. Andrew Gaddess - RCAF           R/168234 - J/35101 - F/O. Andrew Gaddess - RCAF
R/168234 - J/35101 - F/O. Andrew Gaddess - RCAF - ID Card - serial no. 175496
R/168234 - J/35101 - F/O. Andrew Gaddess - RCAF - ID Card - serial no. 175496
R/168234 - J/35101 - F/O. Andrew Gaddess - RCAF
source Service Records - 20 Jan 2017
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R/201675 - J/92914 - Sgt. > P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Donald Alexander Trott - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA
of Wirral, New Brunswick, Canada - Sec. G. Row A. Grave 15 - HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2624213
Son of Mr. James A. Trott and Mrs. Josephine S. Trott, of Wirral, New Brunswick, Canada

R/201675 - J/92914 - Sgt. > P/O. Donald Alexander Trott - RCAF R/201675 - J/92914 - Sgt. > P/O. Donald Alexander Trott - RCAF
R/201675 - J/92914 - Sgt. > P/O. Donald Alexander Trott - RCAF
R/201675 - J/92914 - Sgt. > P/O. Donald Alexander Trott - RCAF
source Service Records - 20 Jan 2017
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R/188974 - J/92476 - Sgt. P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Thomas Bernard 'Bernie' Tierney - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
born 22 Aug 1922, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Row R. Grave 15 - POOLE (PARKSTONE) CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2709409
Buried at Parkstone Cemetery, Row R Grave 50 in Poole, Dorset County, UK
Son of Mr. John James Tierney and Mrs. Theresa Elizabeth Tierney née Otterson, Ontario Hospital Farm, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Francis O. Tierney, Leonard Tierney, Dorothy Fisher née Tierney, Theresa M. Tierney, Allan Tierney and Carole Tierney
Marriage of parents: Billings Bridge, ON - 04 Sep 1916

John James Tierney (55) - born abt. 1889, Jockville, ON - died 1951 - Age ~62 - Concord, ON
Theresa E. Tierney (46) - born abt. 1898, Billings Bridge, ON - Concord, ON
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Francis O. Tierney (26) - born abt. 1918 - Prisoner in German - deceased - Age ..
Leonard Tierney (25) - born abt. 1919 - R.C.N.V.R. Halifax - deceased - Age ..
Dorothy Fisher née Tierney (24) - born 15 May 1920 - died 14 Apr 2010 - Age 89 - Concord, ON
Theresa Marie Tierney (18) - born 1926 - died 12 Nov 2011 - Age ~85 - Concord, ON
Allan Tierney (15) - born abt. 1929 - deceased - Age .. - Concord, ON
Carole Tierney (8) - born abt. 1936 - Concord, ON
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Age as on 07 Dec 1944 - address in 1944 was Concord, ON

McCloskey, Theresa Marie (née Tierney) - 1926 – 2011
Theresa Marie McCloskey passed away peacefully Saturday, November 12, 2011
Theresa is survived by her cherished daughters, Paula and Patty (Bob);
grandchildren, Chris (Shawna), Tim (Chelsea), Becky, Tricia (Chad), Kathryn and Anne;
and her sister Carole.
Theresa was predeceased by her beloved husband Keith;
her four brothers, Bernie, Len, Frank and Allan; and her sister Dorothy.

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 22 Oct 1941 - 12 Oct 1942
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Present Address - Ontario Hospital Farm, Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
Permanent Address - Ontario Hospital Farm, Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
Occupation: Usher - Religion: Roman Catholic - Racial Origin: Irish
Marital Status - Single
Enlistment - 12 Oct 1942, Ottawa, Ontario
Posted to: #5 M.D. Lachine, Quebec - Trade: Aircrew ( Std.)
30 Jul 1942 - Age: 19, Height: 5'4", Weight: 122 pounds
AC2 Aircrew Std. - 12 Oct 1942
LAC Aircrew Std. - 19 May 1943
LAC Airgunner Std. - 20 Oct 1943
T/Sgt. Airgunner Sp. - 28 Jan 1944
T/Sgt. Airgunner Grp 2 - 28 Jan 1944
AG Badge - 11 Feb 1944
Embarkation Halifax - 25 Mar 1944
Disembarkment U.K. - 02 Apr 1944
3 P.R.C - U.K. - 03 Apr 1944
Killed in A/C Accident - 04 Oct 1944

LAC - Thomas Bernard 'Bernie' Tierney - RCAF - ID card 13 Oct 1942
LAC - Thomas Bernard 'Bernie' Tierney - RCAF - ID card 13 Oct 1942
source Service records - T. B. Tierney - 21 Aug 2015

Thomas Bernard 'Bernie' Tierney
Thomas Bernard 'Bernie' Tierney Thomas Bernard 'Bernie' Tierney
R/188974 - J/92476 - P/O. Thomas Bernard 'Bernie' Tierney - RCAF
images source Service records - T. B. Tierney - 21 Aug 2015

RCAF - Service records - T. B. Tierney - request 11 Aug 2015 - PATS -
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A I R - F O R C E - C A S U A L T I E S
Ottawa , Oct 20. - The Department of National Defense for the Air today issued Casualty List No. 1019
of the Royal Canadian Air Force, showing next of kin of those named from Ontario as follows:
OVERSEAS: Killed on Active Service

TIERNEY, Thomas Bernard. Sgt.
J. J. Tierney (father), Ontario Hospital Farm, Concord, Ont.
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Globe and Mail, 1944/10/21
Concord is an unincorporated suburban industrial community in the City of Vaughan in York Region,
located north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Old Catholic Cemetery, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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James J. Tierney - b. 1888 - d. 1951 - Age ~63
Theresa Otterson Tierney - b. 1896 - d. 1944 - Age ~48
Thomas Bernard "Bernie" Tierney - b. 22 Aug 1922 - d. 04 Oct 1944, UK - Age 22
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SGLO - Txxxx

LANCASTER MK.X - KB745 - VR-V - 04 OCT 1944 - MID HILL, UK - CREW 7

R/173615 - J/35615 - F/O. - Pilot - George Ross Duncan - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA R/157486 - J/38188 - F/O. - Navigator - William 'Bill' George Layng - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA