Bottom row L-R: S/Sgt. Charles C. Gialloreto – ball turret gunner; S/Sgt. James B. Gray – waist gunner; S/Sgt. Luther J. Jorg – tail gunner; unidentified - possibly Joseph Groff? Grunholz?; T/Sgt. Peter M. Trunzo – radio operator/radio operator gunner.
Photo taken 6 July 1944.
On 12 September 1944, enemy aircraft shot down this crew in Flying Fortress #43-38355 over Wackersleben. The plane crashed at Üplingen, where the survivors – Fahey, Tipton, Fiore, Gialloreto, and Jorg – were captured by German soldiers. Owen, Blaydes, Trunzo, and Gray were killed when the plane went down. More information: http://bit.ly/2ISpPkU
Family of George Owen.
Shot down 12 September 1944 in B-17 #43-38355. Prisoner of War (POW).
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Units served with
|Bolivar, New York, USA|
Killed in Action (KIA)
|Germany||12 September 1944|
Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.