487th Bomb Group (H)
Station 137 - Lavenham, Suffolk, UK
22-Sep-43 to 7-Nov-45

Honor Roll of POWs of the
487th Bomb Group


From available records this is a list of crewmembers of the
487th Bomb Group who were POWs during the war.
Note: This list may not be complete. If you know of others who should be included, or some
who are listed incorrectly, please email any corrections to Lee at LCH_NH@Comcast.net

Name Rank Position Aircraft Squadron Notes
Abadie, Emile JSgtGunner-Top TurretFoxy Phoebe83728-May-44, crew abandoned aircraft POW, Also Shot down 24-Dec-1944, but don't record where this information was obtained.
Adams, Clyde DS/SgtFlight Engineer44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany POW 30-Sep-44 at Trusen
Alcar, Max ET/SgtFlight EngineerBlonde Bomber83725-Nov-44, Aircraft abandoned due to battle damage, POW, book had name as Alkire
Alich, William MS/SgtRadio OperatorBashful Marion838Shot down 11-May-44, POW 15-Jun-44 at Chartres sur Cher
Allen, Thomas JS/SgtGunner-Waist43-3800883915-Oct-44, shot down, flak, POW
Althouse, Richard L1st LtPilotMean Widdle Kid83910-Apr-1945, flak hit, bailed out, POW. Note, when I spoke with Dick ('98) he mentioned they'd survived the first 4 flak hits ok, but the 5th did them in. He said he 'merely' walked out the front of the plane because the nose was gone
Anchondo, William ASgtGunner-Waist42-9801383814-Jan-45, Shot down, POW
Atkinson, John PS/SgtGunner-Ball Turret43-3917383817-Mar-45, shot down, flak, survived, wife Colleen
Bachman, Harold JT/SgtRadio OperatorFime Sientz83722-Sep-44, POW. Aircraft was hit by flak near Wiesbaden at 22,000 ft. Pilot attempted to return to Allied lines. No 4 engine was lost, no 3 partially, but when a fire developed in the outer wing tanks, crew bailed out. The B-17 crashed West of Seibersbach/Hunsruck, 15 km W of Bingen, Germany.
Bailey, Frank D2nd LtBombardier43-3800883915-Oct-44, hit by flak, crashed, POW
Baldwin, Robert LSgtGunner-Ball TurretPaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Bauchens, William JS/SgtGunner-Waist44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany
Becker, Clarence RSgtFlight Engineer43-3814183926-Nov-44, plane downed, POW
Beeson, John DS/SgtGunner-Tail44-827683718-Mar-45, shot down, wounded, POW - Address in Blue book is Box 185, Losantville, IN
Bellow, Irving S/SgtFlight Engineer44-85478368-Apr-45, shot down POW
Blanchard, Willard J2nd LtNavigator43-3814183926-Nov-44, plane downed, POW
Boland, Donald ESgtGunner-WaistSweat Box83829-Dec-44, crashed near Bitburg/Eifel, Germany, returned, also listed on plaque at 8th museum as part of Lang crew, shot down 24-Dec-44
Bovier, Russell ES/SgtGunner-TailFime Sientz83722-Sep-44, POW. Aircraft was hit by flak near Wiesbaden at 22,000 ft. Pilot attempted to return to Allied lines. No 4 engine was lost, no 3 partially, but when a fire developed in the outer wing tanks, crew bailed out. The B-17 crashed West of Seibersbach/Hunsruck, 15 km W of Bingen, Germany.
Breiling, Robert CS/SgtRadio Operator44-646383928-Sep-44 hit by flak abandoned by crew. Died of wounds 10-Feb-45
Bressler, William RT/SgtRadio OperatorMean Widdle Kid83910-Apr-1945, flak hit, bailed out, POW
Brill, Murray A2nd LtCo-Pilot44-880883710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, POW
Brink, Douglas C2nd LtCo-Pilot43-3814183926-Nov-44 POW
Brodsky, Edward JCaptainPilotBlow Job838Shot down 11-May-44
Brooks, James ET/SgtRadio OperatorBlonde Bomber83725-Nov-44, Aircraft abandoned due to battle damage, POW
Brown, Charles AS/SgtRadio Operator44-62908369-Nov-44, shot down, flak, POW
Brownstein, Robert ISgtGunner-Ball TurretQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Bullion, Bobby JS/SgtWaist Gunner44-85478368-Apr-45 shot down, POW
Burckes, Ralph S2nd LtPilotStarduster837Shot down 28-May-44, POW flying Starduster
Burrow, Robert GS/SgtRadio OperatorPicadilly Lilley8376-Feb-44, crew bailed out on return, POW
Cameron, Wallace OS/SgtRadio Operator43-391088393-Mar-45, shot down by Me-262, POW
Carey, Dennis E1st LtNavigatorBlonde Bomber83725-Nov-44, shot down, POW
Carpenter, Donald WSgtGunner-NoseStarduster83728-May-44, crew abandoned aircraft POW flying Starduster, captured 22-Jul-44 in Liege in civilian clothes
Cathcart, Charles JS/SgtGunner-Ball Turret44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Chase, Herbert FS/SgtRadio OperatorPaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Child, Richard PS/SgtGunner-Tail44-880883710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, POW
Clare, Charles SgtGunner-Ball Turret43-391088393-Mar-45, shot down by Me-262, POW
Clark, Thomas M2nd LtBombardier42-9801383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW, captured 20-Jan-45 at 0700h at Penkefitz, District Dannenberg
Claussen, John WT/SgtFlight EngineerSweat Box83829-Dec-44, crashed near Bitburg/Eifel, Germany, returned
Claxton, John DSgtFlight EngineerYankee Maid83814-Jan-45, shot down POW
Conn, Aaron CT/SgtTogglierMean Widdle Kid83910-Apr-45, flak hit, bailed out, POW
Constantino, Saverio TSgtGunner-WaistYankee Maid83814-Jan-45, shot down POW
Conway, Richard FT/SgtFlight Engineer43-378058376-Aug-44, shot down, POW
Coon, Aaron CS/SgtGunner-TailMean Widdle Kid839Shot down 10-Apr-1945, POW
Copelin, Robert LSgtGunner-Ball Turret44-874683715-Mar-45, shot down, POW
Couchran, Douglas D2nd LtNavigatorMean Widdle Kid83910-Apr-45, flak hit, bailed out, POW
Crandell, Loren W2nd LtNavigator42-9801383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Crawford, Francis PS/SgtFlight Engineer44-62908369-Nov-44, shot down, flak, POW
Crooker, Robert JSgtGunner-WaistMoldy Fig (The)8385-Aug-44, survived,POW. Was severely mistreated by German civilians. direct flak hit on right wing and in bomb bay 1 to 2 minutes before bombing. Part of wing came off and aircraft exploded, all in a matter of seconds. Crashed at Lostau, 13 km SSW of Burg near Magdeburg.
Crotty, John H2nd LtNavigator44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW, Stemple crew
Crow, William T2nd LtNavigator43-3917383817-Mar-45, shot down, survived, previously was F/O T-129791
Cummins, Fred ES/SgtGunner-WaistFime Sientz83722-Sep-44, POW. Aircraft was hit by flak near Wiesbaden at 22,000 ft. Pilot attempted to return to Allied lines. No 4 engine was lost, no 3 partially, but when a fire developed in the outer wing tanks, crew bailed out. The B-17 crashed West of Seibersbach/Hunsruck, 15 km W of Bingen, Germany.
Davidson, Burr E2nd LtPilot43-3814183926-Nov-44, shot down - POW. The B-17 fell back just before the target, doors open but it is not believed that the bombs were dropped. A fire in the bomb bay was seen. German reports, attached to the MACR, say the aircraft went down in Holland and the prisoners were collected on Gutersloh Airfield, Germany; the POW's came from the Krefeld area.
Davis, Leonard C2nd LtNavigatorFime Sientz83722-Sep-44, POW. Aircraft was hit by flak near Wiesbaden at 22,000 ft. Pilot attempted to return to Allied lines. No 4 engine was lost, no 3 partially, but when a fire developed in the outer wing tanks, crew bailed out. The B-17 crashed West of Seibersbach/Hunsruck, 15 km W of Bingen, Germany. Captured 29-Sep-44 when crossing Mosel at Bullay 16 km south of Cochem/Mosel. They had progressed 40 km in 7 days.
De Mure, Roy R2nd LtBombardier43-3814183926-Nov-44, plane downed, POW
Detwiler, Henry 2nd LtCo-PilotPaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Deuschle, Charlton A2nd LtPilotMoldy Fig (The)8385-Aug-44, Shot down, survived POW, direct flak hit on right wing and in bomb bay 1 to 2 minutes before bombing. Part of wing came off and aircraft exploded, all in a matter of seconds. Crashed at Lostau, 13 km SSW of Burg near Magdeburg.
Dillard, Frank D1st LtCo-PilotSweat Box83829-Dec-44, crashed near Bitburg/Eifel, Germany, returned
Dippo, Ramon WF/OMickey Operator44-874683715-Mar-45 shot down, POW
Dodd, Ivan LSgtGunner-Waist43-391088393-Mar-45, shot down by Me-262, POW
Domitrovich, George SgtGunner-WaistPicadilly Lilley8376-Feb-45, bailed out on return, POW. Got this email from Ivo's contact list, I'm guessing it is this George Domitrovich
Doran, Harry L2nd LtNavigatorMurph's Mighty Mob8362-Jun-44, shot down, POW
Dory, Joseph WSgtGunner-Tail43-3814183926-Nov-44, plane downed, POW
Drake, Virgil VS/SgtGunner-Ball TurretBlonde Bomber83725-Nov-44, shot down, POW
Duncan, Joseph A1st LtPilot43-3798083925-Aug-44, POW received direct flak hit over target and immediately exploded in mid-air after bombs away. Crashed just north of target in Muritz Lake near Boek
Dunham, William F2nd LtNavigatorStarduster83728-May-44, abandoned aircraft, POW
DuPre, David J2nd LtMickey operator44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Edwards, Arnold FS/SgtSpot JammerQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Elam, Paul J2nd LtCo-Pilot43-3859683720-Feb-45, shot down, bailed out, POW
Emerson, Thomas RT/SgtFlight Engineer43-3917383817-Mar-45, shot down, survived
Enders, Leroy SgtGunner-NosePicadilly Lilley8376-Feb-45, bailed out, POW
Endres, Eugene JSgtGunner-TailPicadilly Lilley8376-Feb-45, bailed out, POW
Eugene, Thomas JT/SgtGunner-Top TurretMean Widdle Kid839Shot down 10-Apr-1945, POW
Evans, George DT/SgtFlight EngineerFime Sientz83722-Sep-44, POW. Aircraft was hit by flak near Wiesbaden at 22,000 ft. Pilot attempted to return to Allied lines. No 4 engine was lost, no 3 partially, but when a fire developed in the outer wing tanks, crew bailed out. The B-17 crashed West of Seibersbach/Hunsruck, 15 km W of Bingen, Germany.
Felker, Charles WS/SgtGunner-Tail43-3917383817-Mar-45, shot down, survived
Fitzhugh, Elda MS/SgtGunner-Waist44-62908369-Nov-44, shot down, flak, POW
Fitzsimmons, William HF/OBombardier/NavigatorForever Amber83610-Apr-1945 shot down by Me-262 MIA, moved to navigator after Carr left crew
Flannery, Coy LSgtFlight EngineerOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
Floyd, Thomas MF/ONavigatorPicadilly Lilley8376-Feb-45, bailed out, POW
Franke, John H2nd LtBombardierLiberty Belle83630-Sep-44, shot down, POW
Fugere, Thomas JT/SgtFlight EngineerMean Widdle Kid83910-Apr-45, flak hit, bailed out, POW
Garrison, Norman BS/SgtGunner-Ball TurretMean Widdle Kid83910-Apr-1945, flak hit, bailed out, POW
George, Gust TT/SgtRadio Operator44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW, hospitalized
Giannini, John SSgtGunner-TailQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Glover, Cecile OS/SgtGunner-Ball Turret43-378058376-Aug-44, shot down, POW
Goss, Merle GSgtGunner-WaistForever Amber83610-Apr-45, shot down POW - WWII Address 1660 N.Bell Avenue, Chicago, IL
Grabhorn, Edgar A2nd LtNavigator42-5257783829-May-44, Aircraft exploded in mid-air, crashed in Baltic Sea off Bornholm Island. Picked up by German steamer 'Oskar Freidrich' at 1815h floating in life raft. Transferred to hospital near Konigsberg due to fractured lower leg. Earlier served on The Consolidated Mess
Green, Claude BSgtGunner-Tail43-391088393-Mar-45, shot down by Me-262, POW
Greer, George HT/SgtFlight EngineerMurph's Mighty Mob8362-Jul-44, shot down, POW
Gross, Billy DS/SgtFlight EngineerBox Car8397-Jun-44, shot down, POW, Schwab crew
Gruwell, Richard RS/SgtGunner-Tail44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany
Gustine, Harold RS/SgtGunner-WaistMean Widdle Kid839Shot down 10-Apr-1945, POW
Gutschow, Richard GS/SgtGunner-Waist43-3917383817-Mar-45, shot down, survived
Hackbarth, Leslie GS/SgtFlight Engineer43-3800883915-Oct-44, shot down, flak, POW, MACR 9492
Hartman, Edward ASgtGunner-Tail44-62908369-Nov-44, shot down, flak, POW
Hatfield, Jay J1st LtPilot43-378058376-Aug-44, shot down, POW
Hauck, Benjamin F/OCo-PilotQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Heimerman, Lawrence AS/SgtGunner-WaistPeg O' My Heart838Shot down 11-May-44, POW
Heintz, Daniel JSgtGunner-Ball Turret44-62908369-Nov-44, shot down, flak, POW
Henry, Charles LS/SgtGunner-Ball TurretStarduster83728-May-44, crew abandoned aircraft POW flying Starduster
Herrera, Sam S/SgtGunner-NosePaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Herring, Joseph I2nd LtPilot44-62908369-Nov-44, POW, Direct flak hit, no 3 engine enveloped in flames and fire in nose at about 10,000 ft. Went down seemingly out of control vertically and blew up. Crashed 500 m NW of Illingen, 10 km NW of Neunkirchen/Saar, Germany. Most of crew were blown out in explosion.
Hildebrand, Durston M1st LtNavigator44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Hodge, Francis GCaptainBombardierPeg O' My Heart838Shot down 11-May-44, POW wounded by flak in leg, eye and arm. Sent to hospital at Paris-Chichy.
Hubbard, George D2nd LtBombardierFime Sientz83722-Sep-44, POW. Aircraft was hit by flak near Wiesbaden at 22,000 ft. Pilot attempted to return to Allied lines. No 4 engine was lost, no 3 partially, but when a fire developed in the outer wing tanks, crew bailed out. The B-17 crashed West of Seibersbach/Hunsruck, 15 km W of Bingen, Germany. Captured 29-Sep-44 when crossing Mosel at Bullay 16 km south of Cochem/Mosel. They had progressed 40 km in 7 days.
Huber, Charles C2nd LtCo-PilotFime Sientz83722-Sep-44, POW. Aircraft was hit by flak near Wiesbaden at 22,000 ft. Pilot attempted to return to Allied lines. No 4 engine was lost, no 3 partially, but when a fire developed in the outer wing tanks, crew bailed out. The B-17 crashed West of Seibersbach/Hunsruck, 15 km W of Bingen, Germany. Captured 29-Sep-44 when crossing Mosel at Bullay 16 km south of Cochem/Mosel. They had progressed 40 km in 7 days.
Hudson, Lincoln S/SgtMechanicMean Widdle Kid83910-Apr-1945, flak hit, bailed out, POW. He's listed as 'passenger' on MACR, MOS 678
Hyatt, Gilbert ES/SgtGunner-Tail43-3859683720-Feb-45, POW, hit by flak, bailed out
Hyland, James 1st LtNavigator43-3787783630-Nov-44, shot down, POW
Irving, Brice L1st LtMickey Operator44-880883710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, POW
Iverson, Marvin A1st LtBombardierSweat Box83829-Dec-44, crashed near Bitburg/Eifel, Germany, returned
Jackson, John AT/SgtRadio Operator44-85478368-Apr-45, shot down, POW
Jamison, Charles DSgtGunner-Waist43-378058376-Aug-44, shot down, POW
Jeziorski, John SS/SgtGunner-Ball TurretSweat Box83829-Dec-44, crashed near Bitburg/Eifel, Germany, returned
Johnson, Lee G1st LtNavigatorBlow Job83811-May-44, MACR 4783
Johnson, Warren GS/SgtGunner-Ball TurretFime Sientz83722-Sep-44, POW. Aircraft was hit by flak near Wiesbaden at 22,000 ft. Pilot attempted to return to Allied lines. No 4 engine was lost, no 3 partially, but when a fire developed in the outer wing tanks, crew bailed out. The B-17 crashed West of Seibersbach/Hunsruck, 15 km W of Bingen, Germany.
Kader, Raymond A1st LtNavigatorSweat Box83829-Dec-44, crashed near Bitburg/Eifel, Germany, returned
Kathary, Raymond D2nd LtBombardier44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany
Kazmouz, Joseph HSgtGunner-Tail43-378058376-Aug-44, shot down, POW, 22-Jan-44 orders show MOS as Flgt Eng
Kenney, Paul E2nd LtBombardierOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
Ketcham, Robert LSgtGunner-Ball TurretOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
Kinney, Robert C2nd LtNavigator43-378588365-Nov-44, shot down flak
Kohr, Paul T1st LtPilot43-3917383817-Mar-45, Survived. Hit by flak over Ruhland and lost altitude. Left formation near the RP and was seen heading East at 1225h, presumably to Russian lines. The Squadron Air Leader attempted in vain to contact the B-17 by VH
Kolb, Edward LSgtGunner-Ball TurretYankee Maid83814-Jan-45, shot down POW
Kremler, Frank J2nd LtNavigator44-880883710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, POW
Kulichefsky, Philip S/SgtFlight EngineerPaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Lamason, Clarence M1st LtPilot44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany
Lamborn, Hugh LSgtGunner-Tail43-378588365-Nov-44, shot down, flak
Larkin, Mayo IF/ONavigatorOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
Layton, William HT/SgtRadio Operator44-880883710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, POW
Lehmkuhl, Donald J2nd LtBombardier43-3859683720-Feb-45, shot down, blown out in explosion, POW
Leo, Orland DSgtRadio OperatorOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
Lewis, Ernest 2nd LtBombardierPatches83610-Apr-1945, shot down by Me-262, POW, flew that day with Hauenstein crew, wife Marjorie
Lindquist, Bertram 2nd LtCo-Pilot44-874683715-Mar-45, shot down, POW
Litka, Raymond LSgtGunner-TailYankee Maid83814-Jan-45, shot down POW, attended 2011 Savannah
Lopez, George E2nd LtBombardier44-880883710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, POW
Lordi, William TT/SgtGunner-Waist44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany
Lowe, John ES/SgtGunner-Waist44-880883710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, POW
Loy, John PT/SgtFlight Engineer44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Marinello, Guy HT/SgtRadio OperatorForever Amber83610-Apr-1945 shot down by Me-262 POW
McBride, Charles ASgtGunner-Ball Turret43-3814183926-Nov-44, plane downed, POW
McCullough, Floyd W1st LtPilot43-3859683720-Feb-45, POW, hit by flak, blown out in explosion, wife Elaine
McGinn, Clarence H2nd LtCo-Pilot43-378058376-Aug-44, shot down, POW
McIntyre, Howard W2nd LtNavigator44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany
McKinney, James R2nd LtNavigatorQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Meek, Lowell ES/SgtRadio Operator43-3800883915-Oct-44, shot down, flak, POW
Meier, Robert R1st LtCo-PilotBlonde Bomber83725-Nov-44, shot down, POW
Meyer, Richard J2nd LtCo-Pilot44-62908369-Nov-44, shot down over Saarbrucken, POW -- Email dick1019@interaxs.net doesn't seem to work
Meyers, Roy CSgtRadio Operator44-630583812-Sep-44 Lost one engine between Bremen and Hamburg and fell behind the formation; Pilot radioed he would meet again at the rendez-vous point. Near Kassel he called: 2 engines out. When the 3rd became inoperative all the crew bailed out. Landed in enemy held territory, POW
Michael, George RS/SgtRadio OperatorLiberty Belle83630-Sep-44, shot down POW
Millard, William SgtRadio Operator43-3814183926-Nov-44, plane downed, POW
Moore, Richard ASgtTogglier43-3917383817-Jul-44, wounded on Borchert crew. Aircraft crashed on approach to Lavenham with battle damage. 17-Mar-45 shot down POW 17-Mar-45, shot down, survived
Moore, Walter W1st LtCo-Pilot43-3917383817-Mar-45, shot down, survived
Moser, James L2nd LtPilotOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
Nance, Lloyd A2nd LtNavigatorPaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Narthaler, John JS/SgtGunner-WaistBlonde Bomber83725-Nov-44, shot down, POW
Nyland, Harry T2nd LtPilotYankee Maid83814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Oakman, Jack HF/OBombardier43-378588365-Nov-44, shot down flak
Ong, Henry T/SgtRadio Operator43-378058376-Aug-44, shot down, POW, wounded in thigh by flak.. Got this email from Ivo's contact list, I'm guessing he is this Henry Ong
O'Steen, Bramlett F2nd LtNavigator43-391088393-Mar-45, shot down by Me-262, POW
Ovial, Angelo SgtRadio OperatorYankee Maid83814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Owens, Harold ET/SgtFlight EngineerLazy Lady838Shot down - 11-May-44 blown clear in explosion of aircraft, POW
Parker, Cecil P2nd LtPilotPicadilly Lilley8376-Feb-45, bailed out, POW
Parr, Cyrus GSgtFlight Engineer43-378588365-Nov-44, shot down, flak
Peak, William WSgtGunner-Tail42-9801383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Pelletier, Arthur JS/SgtFlight EngineerPeg O' My Heart838Shot down 11-May-44, POW
Perrot, Edward T1st LtPilotSweat Box83829-Dec-44, crashed near Bitburg/Eifel, Germany, returned.
Peters, John DS/SgtRadio OperatorQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Peyton, James J1st LtBombardierBlonde Bomber83725-Nov-44, shot down, POW Stalag Luft #1
Pflieger, Clifford ES/SgtGunner-TailBlonde Bomber83725-Nov-44, shot down, POW
Phillips, George DS/SgtTogglierMiss Virginly837Shot down 10-Apr-45, Me262, flying that day only with Ted Sell 'Queen of Hearts'
Pierce, Kelvin H2nd LtCo-Pilot44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany
Pilcher, John E2nd LtCo-Pilot43-378588365-Nov-44, shot down, flak
Poindexter, Oliver WT/SgtFlight EngineerForever Amber83610-Apr-1945 shot down by Me-262 POW
Pointon, Floyd RSgtFlight EngineerPicadilly Lilley8376-Feb-45, bailed out, POW
Polifka, George GSgtRadio Operator44-874683715-Mar-45 shot down, POW
Price, Milton OSgtGunner-Waist43-3814183926-Nov-44, plane downed, POW, http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/bal-md.ob.ha.price06aug06,0,5292567.story
Pusey, Leroy ES/SgtGunner-TailPaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Reed, David DCaptainAir Leader44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Reeder, Robert GCaptainPilotBox Car83915-Mar-45, flying Air leader on 44-8746, shot down, POW
Regan, James WS/SgtNavigator43-3800883915-Oct-44, shot down, flak, POW
Rentfro, Clifton ESgtGunner-Ball Turret43-378588365-Nov-44, shot down, flak
Reynolds, Norris TS/SgtGunner-Ball Turret43-3800883915-Oct-44, shot down, flak, POW
Rhett, William H2nd LtCo-PilotYankee Maid83814-Jan-45, shot down POW
Richmond, George MMajorPilot/Air Leader44-880883710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262 POW, Air leader on this mission listed as Pathfinder operations officer in Blue book. Appears to have been 839th Sqd in original deployment
Ritchhart, Warren H1st LtBombardier43-3787783630-Nov-44, shot down, POW
Roberts, John WCaptainCo-PilotBlow Job838Shot down 11-May-44
Robinson, Luther OS/SgtFlight EngineerQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Ross, Albert LS/SgtGunner-Tail42-9521783820-Jun-44, Shot down, bailed out, POW at Mecklenheide near Hanover, remainder of crew killed in crash.
Ross, John FSgtGunnerMurph's Mighty Mob8362-Jul-44, shot down, POW
Rowe, Donald FSgtGunner-Ball TurretPicadilly Lilley8376-Feb-45, bailed out, POW
Sahlstrom, Hubert BSgtGunner-TailOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
Schlotte, Harvey FT/SgtRadio Operator43-38888839Only survivor of Miss Q, shot down March '45 over Hamburg, Sugarman crew. Name spelled Schotte in one case
Schwab, Floyd 2nd LtPilotBox Car8397-Jun-44, Shot down, POW. Aircraft received a direct flak hit and went into a steep. Exploded within 1 minute, both wings separated and fuselage broke up. Two burning chutes were seen. Crash site, Bruz.
Schwarzin, Kurt H2nd LtPilot43-378588365-Nov-44, Hit by flak over target. Peeled off with no 3 and 4 engines smoking and lost + 3000 ft. altitude. Pilot asked for escort to reach allied lines. The crew later bailed out. The aircraft crashed and burned near Wittlich, 30 km NE or Trier, Germany.
Scott, Frank GSgtGunner-Ball Turret42-9801383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Sell, Edward L2nd LtPilotQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Shepard, Henry M2nd LtPilotPaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Shields, J C2nd LtPilotBlonde Bomber837Flew 29 missions, 25-Nov-44, shot down, POW Stalag Luft #1
Siegel, Melvin S/SgtGunner-TailBox Car8397-Jun-44, shot down, POW, Schwab crew
Singer, Sidney OSgtGunner-WaistPaddlefoot8399-Feb-45, hit by flak bailed out, POW
Smith, Paul JS/SgtGunner-Tail43-3800883915-Oct-44, shot down, flak, POW
Smith, Stanley G2nd LtCo-Pilot43-3800883915-Oct-44, shot down, POW
Snyder, Solomon SgtGunner-WaistQueen of Hearts83710-Apr-45, shot down by Me262, bailed out, POW
Sorrell, Gordon MS/SgtGunner-Ball Turret44-646383928-Sep-44, POW. Hit by flak. The B-17 was abandoned by the crew and crashed at Naherstille, 4 km SE of Schmalkalden, Germany
Spaid, Ora 2nd LtNavigator44-630583812-Sep-44 Lost one engine between Bremen and Hamburg and fell behind the formation; Pilot radioed he would meet again at the rendez-vous point. Near Kassel he called: 2 engines out. When the 3rd became inoperative all the crew bailed out. Landed in enemy held territory, POW
Sprock, Richard MS/SgtRadio Operator43-3917383817-Mar-45, shot down, survived, 1-Mar-44 orders show MOS as Radio Mechanic
Stemple, Omar D1st LtPilot44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Stone, William LSgtGunner-Waist43-378588365-Nov-44, shot down, flak
Summerlin, Conrad P2nd LtCo-PilotOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
Taber, John DS/SgtGunner-Nose43-378058376-Aug-44, shot down, POW, Ivo/book has him as flt Eng
Taft, Kay ST/SgtFlight Engineer43-3859683720-Feb-45, POW, hit by flak, bailed out
Toole, James MT/SgtFlight EngineerStarduster83728-May-44, crew abandoned aircraft POW, flying Starduster
Valentine, James ASgtGunner-Waist44-874683715-Mar-45, shot down, POW
Vratny, Frank 1st LtPilotPeg O' My Heart83811-May-44 shot down POW
Walker, Laverne DS/SgtGunner-Ball TurretForever Amber83610-Apr-1945 shot down by Me-262 POW
Warner, James L1st LtPilot43-3800883915-Oct-44, Hit by Flak and no 2 engine on file. When number 1 and 4 had to be feathered crew bailed out. The B-17 spun down in flames and crashed in Rieserhof near the village Schnellenbach at the railway to Overath, approx 22km east of Cologne. Warner -POW
Watson, John PS/SgtGunner-Ball TurretPeg O' My Heart838Shot down 11May-44 POW
Wechsler, Stanley I1st LtMickey operator44-812183624-Dec-44, shot down, bailed out, survived 8-Apr-45, shot down bailed out, survived (flying 44-8547) POW
Weeks, Homer A2nd LtBombardierStarduster83728-May-44, crew abandoned aircraft POW flying Starduster
Weisman, Kenneth WSgtGunner-WaistOur Baby83814-Jan-45, POW, crashed into the church at the border of the village Rhode, 21 km east of Brunswick. All crew bailed out, survived.
West, Arthur JS/SgtRadio Operator43-378588365-Nov-44, shot down, flak
Wetzel, Francis JS/SgtGunner-WaistYankee Maid83814-Jan-45, shot down POW, Also served on Timko crew
Wickman, Norman HS/SgtGunner-Waist44-856383814-Jan-45, shot down, POW
Wilson, Donald ECaptainLead NavigatorPeg O' My Heart838Shot down 11-May-44, POW 6-Jun-44
Wolyn, Monroe SS/SgtGunner-Tail43-3798083925-Aug-44, POW received direct flak hit over the target and immediately exploded in mid-air after bombs away. Crashed just north of target in Muritz Lake near Boek
Zalneraitis, Vitold A2nd LtBombardierHeavenly Body83630-Sep-44, crashed POW


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