B-17G-15-VE 42-97484

710th SQ


Missing in Action Munster 11-Mar-44 Shot down by AA fire. Aircraft crashed in the North Sea, off Haamstede, Isle of Schouwen, Holland. 9KIA 1POW Missing Air Crew Report 3188.

Most aircrew landed on sandbank at low tide, but their pleas for help to German workers and soldiers as tide came in were ignored and they all drowned. After war searches for those responsible failed.


1LT Herbert W. Overdorf Pilot KIA
2LT Leo Teplitz Co-Pilot KIA
2LT Chester Adams Navigator KIA
2LT Nick G. Pantages Bombardier KIA
S/SGT Woodrow W. Harper Engineer / Top Turret Gunner KIA
Daniel J. Fasanello Radio Operator KIA
S/SGT Edward J. Johnson Ball Turret Gunner KIA
S/SGT Charles E. Gessett Waist Gunner L KIA
S/SGT Darrell R. Lincks Waist Gunner R KIA
S/SGT Julius H. Schultz Tail Gunner POW


S/SGT Edward J. Johnson; Ball Turret Gunner KIA






710SQ 1/4/44; FTR Munster 3/11/44 w/Overdorf; flak, cr Haamstede, Hol; 9KIA 1POW

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