Date: 1945 Jan 28/28 A/C Type: B-17G   Fortress SN: 44-6105 Code: SO-P A/C Nickname: Sleepy Lagoon
 File: 424 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 384 BG - 547 BS Mission/Raid: Köln train station
1 Pilot 1Lt. Oakley H. Jackson Jr.       7 crew evd. 9 RWG not carried
2 Co-pilot 2Lt. John B. Calkins 10 TG Sgt. James H. Phelps Jr.
3 Nav. 1Lt. Leonard E. Lucas  11    
4 B S/Sgt. Keith R. Height 12    
5 E T/Sgt. Allen Edward Ziner      POW 13    
6 RO T/Sgt. Paul S. Senchuk 14    
7 BTG S/Sgt. Gaetano T. Cappiello   POW 15    
8 LWG Sgt. Vince J.L. Kelly 16                    

After bombing the Cologne station, lost the two right engines. Lost altitude and made a belly landing in the snow at Ossenzijl. Crew was sheltered until liberated 16 April 1945. Only Sgt. Ziner and Cappiello were caught after a day.

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Five men came in the care of pilot helper Marten Kingma, see list below. They were hidden in a house boat until arrival of the Canadian Army.

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