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John E. Fletcher, Pilot
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(crew assigned 427BS: 06 July 1944 - photo: 08 July 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Ramon L. Spooner (N-KIA), 1Lt Raymond E. Haakonsen (B),
2Lt John E. Fletcher (P), 1Lt Lawrence M. Johnston, Jr. (CP)

(Front L-R) T/Sgt Jay R. Clark (E), S/Sgt Donald E. Skinner (TG),
S/Sgt Frederick J. Eichenberger (BT)(WIA), S/Sgt Calvin L. Lance (WG),
T/Sgt Joseph F. Brady (R), S/Sgt Norman F. Rogers (WG)

Crew Notes:

  • 1Lt Ramon L. Spooner was Killed in Action on 26 November 1944 flying as lead navigator with the Capt Robert F. Healy Crew.
  • S/Sgt Frederick J. Eichenberger was wounded on mission 230, 18 August 1944. Flak hit his arm leaving it hanging by a muscle. First aid was applied by Bombardier 2Lt Elmer E. Prusha. S/Sgt Eichenberger was hospitalized when the crew returned to Molesworth and removed from combat status.
[photo courtesy of John E. Fletcher]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]