The burial of Lt Ewart Sconiers at the Lubin municipal cemetery on 27 January 1944. Officiating on the left is "Padre Mac", Murdo Ewen Macdonald (Scottish Chaplain of the 1st Parachute Brigade, captured in North Africa in November 1942). The men standing near the coffin are, from left to right 1st Lt. Milton M. Stenstrom, Col. Delmar T. Spivey and Lt. Col. Albert P. Clark. Maj. Clermont E. Wheeler stands to the right of Clark and is barely visible in this photo. All, like Padre Macdonald, were interned at Stalag Luft 3. The four photos of the funeral in this series were reproduced in the book "Clipped Wings", published in 1948 by O. M. Chiesel and Richard W. Kimball (himself a Stalag Luft 3 prisoner). The original pictures are held by the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Military | Lieutenant General | Pilot
Shot down doing a sweep over France with the 412 Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force) 26 July 1942 while assigned to 31st Fighter Group as a Lieutenant Colonel, flying Spitfire Mk Vb, BL964. Prisoner of War (POW). Was executive officer of the 31st FG in...
Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
Lt Ewart Sconiers was Bombardier on B-17 #41-9089 'Johnny Reb', one of the 12 B-17s participating in the first heavy bomber raid of the 8th Air Force on 17 August 1942. The target were the shipyards of Rouen/Sotteville, France.
Military | Colonel | Observer
Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-30081 'USS Aliquippa. ' Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Milton Stenstrom enlisted in April 1941 and followed pilot training. Assigned to the 97th Bomb Group/414th Bomb Squadron, he was sent to England.