*** B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - "Blanco Diablo" ***

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447th BG - 4 CBW - Square 'K'- 708th BS - CQ - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - "Blanco Diablo" - Wednesday 6 Dec 1944 - Mission Merseburg, Germany
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16114023 - O-827144 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Howard Roy DeMallie - Monroe Co., MI - Age 22 - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1

39561313 - O-2061923 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Richard Paul Fuller - Los Angeles Co., CA - Age 24 - EVD

12177040 - T-129728 - F/O. - Navigator - Charles Shaw Olson - Bergen Co., NJ - Age ~25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

14181101 - Sgt. - Bombardier - Joe Huntley Marlowe - Conway, Horry Co., SC - Age 20 - KIA

37731953 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Donald Dean Holmes - Dickinson Co., KS - Age 24 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

13022055 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Harold Schmucker "Shorty" Derr Jr. - Northumberland Co., PA - Age 26 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

17147555 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lowell Dean Strain - Thomas Co., KS - Age 18 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

16187938 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Henry Joseph "Hank" Rutkowski - Cook Co., IL - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

38564926 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Loel C. Bishop - Kiowa Co., OK - Age 20 - EVD/POW - Stalag 13D
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SGLO - T4782

B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - 06 Dec 1944 - RONDUITE - CREW 9

16114023 - O-827144 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Howard Roy DeMallie - Monroe Co., MI - Age 22 - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 39561313 - O-2061923 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Richard Paul Fuller - Los Angeles Co., CA - Age 24 - EVD 12177040 - T-129728 - F/O. - Navigator - Charles Shaw Olson - Bergen Co., NJ - Age ~25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 14181101 - Sgt. - Togglier / Bombardier - Joe Huntley Marlowe - Conway, Horry Co., SC - Age 20 - KIA - aka 'Little Joe' 37731953 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Donald Dean Holmes - Dickinson Co., KS - Age 24 - POW - Stalag Luft 1
13022055 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Harold Schmucker 'Shorty' Derr Jr. - Northumberland Co., PA - Age 26 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - aka 'Pappy' 17147555 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lowell Dean Strain - Thomas Co., KS - Age 18 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 16187938 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Henry Joseph 'Hank' Rutkowski - Cook Co., IL - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 38564926 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Loel C. Bishop - Kiowa Co., OK - Age 20 - EVD/POW - Stalag 13D - aka 'Bish'

- 1 KIA - 7 POW - 1 EVD -

DEMALLIE - FULLER - OLSON - MARLOWE(†) - HOLMES
DERR Jr. - STRAIN - RUTKOWSKI - BISHOP


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