Date: 1943 Nov26/26 A/C Type: B-17F  Fortress SN: 42-30603 Code: RD-H A/C Nickname: Las Vegas Avenger
 File: 677 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 306 BG - 423 BS Mission/Raid: Bremen
1 Pilot 1Lt. Virgil H. Jeffries                 evd - POW. 9 LWG S/Sgt. William L. Threatt Jr.
2 Co-pilot 1Lt. Thomas R. McGalliard 10 TG S/Sgt. Henry A. Steelsmith      KIA
3 Nav 2Lt. Francis L. Ramsey 11    
4 B 1Lt. John H. Moon 12    
5 E T/Sgt. James S. Porter Jr. 13    
6 RO T/Sgt. Richard G. Mowrer       KIA 14    
7 BTG S/Sgt. Arthur R. Adrian            KIA 15    
8 RWG S/Sgt. Harold M. Owen           KIA 16                    

Came back damaged from a raid on Bremen. Attacked by fighters and crew had to bail out. Aircraft crashed at village named Doniaga, some 8km north of Lemmer. 4 KIA buried in the Protestant Churchyard in village St. Nicolaasga. Others POW.  

Below photo: the Germans investigate the wreckage. 

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