B-17G Flying Fortress Memorial

Near the Air War Museum Fortres Veldhuis is this memorial dedicated to the crew members of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber which crashed on that spot in 1944. The text on the memorial reads:

"On this spot, an American B17 bomber with the serial number 42.31115 crashed on 10 February 1944 at which four of the ten crew members died."

1st Lt James Robert Feeney Pilot Killed In Action
2nd Lt Samuel Charles Gundy Co-Pilot
2nd Lt Samuel Irving Simon Jr. Navigator
2nd Lt John Carpenter Dirickson Bombardier
T/Sgt Norman Frank Kajut Radio Operator Killed In Action
T/Sgt Charles William Ball Engineer
S/Sgt Walter James Lennous Ballturret gunner
S/Sgt Marion Boyd Forbis Waistgunner Killed In Action
S/Sgt Joseph Francis Smith Waistgunner
S/Sgt Louis Martin Le Fevre Tailgunner KIlled In Action

Let us remember


THEY FELL AND SUFFERED FOR OUR FREEDOM

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Source

  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: John Elsing