Date: 1944 Dec 06/06 A/C Type: B-17G   Fortress SN: 42-102658 Code: A/C Nickname: Blanco Diablo
 File: 425 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 447 BG - 708 BS Mission/Raid: Oschersleben
1 Pilot 2Lt. Howard R. DeMallie       evd, POW 9 RWG not carried
2 Co-pilot 2Lt. Richard P. Fuller  evd, sheltered until liberated east NL. 10 TG Sgt. Loel C. Bishop       evd, POW.
3 Nav. F/O Charles S. Olson 11    
4 B Sgt. Joe H. Marlowe          KIA 12    
5 E S/Sgt. Harold S. Derr Jr. 13    
6 RO S/Sgt. Lowell D. Strain 14    
7 BTG Sgt. Donald D. Holmes 15    
8 LWG Sgt. Henry J. 'Hank' Rutkowski 16                    
Had problems on way back from Merseburg. Crew jumped east of Vollenhove. Aircraft crashed in a lake named Belterwijde, on the right side of Ronduite. Five were direct POW. Sgt. Marlowe's parachute did not open. Three men evaded and stayed with the underground, but two of them were found 18 Dec. 1944 in the same safehouse in Meppel and arrested.  

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