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B-17 #42-97091 / Dear Mom

Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG [F] Knettishall 6/3/44; Missing in Action Kiel 22/5/44 with Gailard Mergenthaler, Co-pilot: Bernie Cohen, Navigator: Paul Pearson, Bombardier: Bill Hamilton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Knepper, Radio Operator: Don Sprague, Ball turret gunner: George Anshutz, Waist gunner: Bill Ficklen, Waist gunner: John Shartz (9 Prisoner of War); Tail gunner: Bob Hildebrand (Killed in Action); flak KOd #3 & #4, crashed Nettelsee, 11 miles NE of Holstein, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4956. DEAR MOM.

Crew 42-97091 / Dear Mom

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTGaillard Roscoe Mergenthaler Jr.POW
CP2LTBernard Lloyd CohenPOW
BOMB2LTWilliam Corbett HamiltonPOW
ENG/TTS/SGTRaymond Roland KnepperPOW
ROT/SGTDonald Edward (Don) SpraguePOW
BTS/SGTGeorge Delmer AnshultzPOW
WG---W. W. FicklenPOW
WGS/SGTJohn S. ShartzPOW
TGS/SGTRobert Andrew HildebrandKIA

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