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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.

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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  • Photos: Cor Keuning

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