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Crash Location B-17E Flying Fortress 42-30306 "Las Vegas Avenger"

On November 26, 1943, the B-17F bomber crashed in these meadows. It concerns the Las Vegas Avenger: 42-30603, 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers of the 423rd Bomb Squadron.
After an attack on Bremen, the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Above Friesland it was again attacked by German fighters.

Crew:
Pilot, 1LT, Virgil H. Jeffries (POW)
CoPilot, 1LT, Thomas R. McGalliard (POW)
Navigator, 2LT, Francis L. Ramsey (POW)
Bombardier, 1LT, John H. Moon (POW)
Engineer/Top Turret Gunner, T/SGT, James S. Porter Jr. (POW)
Radio Operator, T/SGT, Richard G. Mowrer (KIA)
Ball Turret Gunner, S/SGT, Arthur R. Adrian (KIA)
Waist Gunner, S/SGT, William L. Threatt Jr. (POW)
Waist Gunner, S/SGT, Harold M. Owen (KIA)
Tail Gunner, S/SGT, Henry A. Steelsmith (KIA)

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Source

  • Text: TracesOfWar
  • Photos: Cor Keuning

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