Date: 1944 Nov 06/06 A/C Type: B-17G   Fortress SN: 42-107009 Code:   -P A/C Nickname: Lady Jane
 File: 319 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 401 BG - 613 BS Mission/Raid: Hamburg
1 Pilot 2Lt. Raymon H. Hillestad       all crew POW 9 RWG not carried
2 Co-pilot 2Lt. John H. Emch 10 TG S/Sgt. Harold Fishbein
3 Nav. 2Lt. Fred L. Campbell 11    
4 B 2Lt. Chris A. Montoya 12    
5 E S/Sgt. James B. Dryden Jr. 13    
6 RO S/Sgt. Raymond E. Kriz 14    
7 BTG S/Sgt. Robert M. Andren 15    
8 LWG S/Sgt. Pat C. DiCicco 16                    

After dropping bombs hit by Flak that knocked engine no. 2 out. Became straggler. Chose own course, passing well north the Frisian Isles to get back to Norfolk, but also engine no. 1 stopped. Turned towards the Dutch mainland with intention to go south to Allied liberated south-Netherlands via Lake IJsselmeer (Old Zuyder Sea), but also engine no. 3 seized. Made perfect belly landing in a just ploughed field northwest of Medemblik, only 500m away from German bunker complex and radar station 'Hering'. 9 POW.

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