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B-17 #42-3386 / Marie Helena

Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Presque Is 7/8/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-H] Thorpe Abbotts 23/8/43; transferred to 350BS [LN-H]; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Rich Gormley, Co-pilot: Ed Fox, Navigator: Pete Motta, Bombardier: Bill Heath, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jay McPhee, Radio Operator: Dale Von Seggern, Ball turret gunner: Don Hilton, Waist gunner: Bill Avery, Waist gunner: Chas Presley,Tail gunner: Clay Rife (10 Killed in Action), coll with FW190, crashed Bellingwolde, 28 miles E of Groningen, Holl.; Missing Air Crew Report 949. MARIE HELENA.

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  1. von Chris Timmer am 01. Mai 2019 19:15 Uhr

    The pilot of this plane was Raymond J.Gormley, the bombardier was William Heath,
    ball turret was Donald Hilton, waist gunner was Charles Presley, ball turret gunner was Donald R Hilton,, navigator was Peter J. Motta.
    This plane collided with a FW 190-A5 pilot of this plane was Oblt Erich Hondt. Survived and was for 1 year in a Hospital in Groningen. He past away in 1978.
    One brother of William J. Heath visit the crash site of his brother in 2005.

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