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B-17 Crew shortly before they were shot down

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On 4 Oct 2013 wrote:

<a href="http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Photo_of_the_Week"><img src="photo_of_week.gif" alt="Family History Photo of the Week" width="120" height="70" style="float:right; margin: 5px;"></a> This is the winner of the Family History Photo of the Week for the First week of October 2013.


On 4 Oct 2013 wrote:

The B-17G was shot down on May 12 1944 over Germany. 6 of 10 were killed including the whole front row. The story of the bombing mission is at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Klecha-1#Magazine_Article_on_Bombing_Mission (Alex's profile).


On 2 Oct 2013 wrote:

(Transcribed from the back)

(Top row l-r) Forest Corley, 736 W. Mooney Ave, Visalia CA. Tail Gunner. Paul B. Howard, 200 N Bubard, Charlotte NC. Ball Turrent. Carl T. Duff, 2716 Highland Ave, Cleveland TN. Top Turrent. Dyton W. Herrin, 256 S. Ann St., Ventura CA. Radio. Kenneth E. Elliott, Box 305, Wayne MI. Right Waist Gunner. Alexander J. Klecha, 72 Albert St., Garfield NJ. Left Waist Gunner.

(Bottom row l-r) Lt George L. Korty, 1024 S. 16th, Chickasha OK. Navigator Lt Gustaf J. Soderlund, 70 Kent Ave, East Prov[idence] RI. Co-Pilot Lt. Robert W. Lewis, 410 Second N.E., Mason City Iowa. Pilot Kenneth W. Foote, 1903 W. Holly, Phoenix AZ. Bombardier.

"Best Darn Crew in the ETO [European Theater of Operations]"

Censor: This picture was taken by: Public Relations Office, U.S. Army


On 2 Oct 2013 wrote:

Incredible. Very moving........


On 1 Oct 2013 wrote:

This is a great photo with a amazing story


On 1 Oct 2013 wrote:

Thanks for sharing this, Bob.


On 30 Sep 2013 wrote:

Amazing story. Thank you for sharing.

gail


On 30 Sep 2013 wrote:

what a story, so glad that the picture and info found it's way home - heart-warming

W


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