Geschichte der
B-17 #42-29727 / In Der Fuehrer’s Face

Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Tinker 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-M] Bassingbourn 18/4/43; Earls Colne 21/5/43; Missing in Action Emden 21/5/43 with Lowell Wetzel, Co-pilot: Earl Sutton, Bombardier: Carl Pearson, Radio Operator: Stacey Hendrix RIP 4/6/43, Ball turret gunner: Carl Rendler, Waist gunner: Bryant Loftus, Waist gunner: Russell Crisp, Tail gunner: Glenn Harding (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: Cliff Hopewell Wounded in Action, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Kurn (2 Prisoner of War); Enemy aircraft hit #3 and radio room caught fire, crashed Stobben, near Vleegtwedde, 25 miles SE of Groningen, Holland; No MACR. IN DER FUEHRER’S FACE.

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  1. von MAJ [R] Alan Hopewell am 10. Oktober 2018 16:43 Uhr

    I am the son of Clifford Hopewell, the Navigator on „In der Fuerer’s Face,“ and one of only two survivors. He was interned in the famous Stalag Luft III, where he was on the X Committee as the South Compound stenographer. We pray for both the dead and the survivors of this warplane.


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