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(crew assigned 360BS: 25 July 1944 - photo: 29 Aug 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Arthur R. Mehlhoff (P-POW),
F/O Harry F. Newcomb, Jr. (B-POW), 2Lt Gaylon C. Williams (N-POW/Died)(*),
2Lt Edgar H. Nelson (CP-POW)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt Vernon H. Harms (WG),
S/Sgt Benjamin V. Quackenbush, Jr. (TG-POW), T/Sgt Norman W. Thye (R-POW),
T/Sgt Donald L. Wagner (E-POW), S/Sgt Elwood R. Keeran (BT-POW)

(*) Williams (N) - Died while a POW on 10 October 1944

(POW) - On 12 September 1944 mission #241 to Brux, Czechoslovakia in B-17G #42-107196 Temptress (360BS) PU-G. Received a hit in engine #1 and the propeller was feathered. Temptress first dropped back out of formation and seemed to be holding altitude pretty well. It then slid off to the left and made a 180 and into a tight spin after the crew had bailed out. The B-17 crashed near Jachymov, Czechoslovakia.

[photo courtesy of David Reyher]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]