*** B-17G - #42-97273 ***

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- Individual Jump near Giethoorn - 23,000 feet - 7 km -

384th BG - 41 CBW - Triangle 'P' - 546th BS - BK - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
Mission #153 - Oil Refinery - Leipzig
Bailed out of a B-17G without observed crash of aircraft on 7 Jul 1944 - KU 2407 / KU 2432
Bailing out of a B-17G near Zwolle without perceptible reason

Misunderstanding. A/C in violent prop wash at the time

About 09:30am 7 Jul 1944 - captured by landguard - location Giethoorn
Report KU 849 A - Airfield Steenwijk - 15:00 o'clock - individual parachute jump

* The rest of the men - crew 'Pranger' returned safely to AAF Station 106 - Crafton Underwood, UK

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Crew: Boeing B-17G-45-BO - MSN 7746 - #42-97273 - BK*F - 07 Jul 1944 - "ACES & ATES" - Mission Leipzig
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39171815 - O-816357 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Nicholas Vincent Pranger - Yakima Co., WA - flew back to base, UK

13179514 - O-820110 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Kenneth Underwood Vaden - Powhatan Co., VA - flew back to base, UK

20217804 - O-757870 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Edward John Cheresnik - New York Co., NY - flew back to base, UK

13083732 - O-761488 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr. - Cambria Co., PA - flew back to base, UK

35628157 - S/Sgt. - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner - Cameron Hutchison Brooker - Franklin Co., OH - flew back to base, UK

6988914 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Ralph Richard Neyer - ....., OH - flew back to base, UK

11097701 - Sgt. - Ball Turret - Erle Royden Browne - Sagadahoc Co., ME - flew back to base, UK

32831345 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - John Joseph Sullivan - Niagara Co., NY - flew back to base, UK

35368019 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hugh Thomas Kidwell - Morgan Co., IN - POW
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SGLO - T3856A - NO crash !!!

Boeing B-17G-45-BO - #42-97273 - BK*F - 07 Jul 1944 - GIETHOORN - CREW 9

39171815 - O-816357 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Nicholas Vincent Pranger - Yakima Co., WA - flew back to base, UK 13179514 - O-820110 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Kenneth Underwood Vaden - Powhatan Co., VA - flew back to base, UK 20217804 - O-757870 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Edward John Cheresnik - New York Co., NY - flew back to base, UK 13083732 - O-761488 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Charles Elmer Wolf Jr. - Cambria Co., PA - flew back to base, UK 35628157 - S/Sgt. - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner - Cameron Hutchison Brooker - Franklin Co., OH - flew back to base, UK
6988914 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Ralph Richard Neyer - Hamilton Co., OH - flew back to base, UK 11097701 - Sgt. - Ball Turret - Erle Royden Browne - Sagadahoc Co., ME - flew back to base, UK 32831345 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - John Joseph Sullivan - Niagara Co., NY - flew back to base, UK 35368019 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hugh Thomas Kidwell - Morgan Co., IN - POW

- 1 POW - 8 RTD -

PRANGER - VADEN - CHERESNIK († - 25 Sep 1944) - WOLF JR. - BROOKER
NEYER († - 11 Oct 1944) - BROWNE - SULLIVAN - KIDWELL


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