44-6027

B-17G-40-DL 44-6027

709th SQ —  O

 

June 29, 1944: Shortly after bombs-away, the aircraft received a direct flak hit and exploded. Two members of the crew survived and were captured.

From MACR No. 6730 for A/C 44-6027

Pilot 2Lt William G. Hoyer KIA
Copilot 2Lt Joseph J. Soyen KIA
Navigator 2Lt John F. Riddell KIA
Bombardier 2Lt Charles W. Pearson POW
Top Turret S/Sgt Bernard A. Duwel KIA
Radio Operator S/Sgt Walter J. Degutis KIA
Ball Turret S/Sgt Thomas E. Burke KIA
Left Waist Sgt Edwin R. Thornton KIA
Right Waist Sgt Floyd L. Broman KIA
Tail Gunner Sgt Thomas C. Holland POW

 

 

 


709SQ; FTR Bohlen 6/29/44 w/Hoyer; flak, cr Jahnsheim, Ger; 8KIA 2POW (B&P, FFS, Sh)