Norman C ClarkMilitary
Richard Wollstein Crew
466th BG - 786th BS
Standing Left to Right: Fred A. Riebe (B), Richard S. Wollstein (P), Maurus C. Owens (N), James B. Smith (CP).
Kneeling Left to Right: William Scott (Ground Crew Chief), Eldred Schroeder (G), Bernard H. Tighe (FE), Charles J. Vejda (R/O), Steve Lindquist (G), Albert W. Pittman (G), Norman Clark (RWG).
This crew were shot down on 13 August 1944 while flying B-24H-15-FO #42-52529 "Wild Pussy" (name changed to "Wild Princess" per officers' request) Code: U8-B
Wollstein (P), Smith (CP), and Owens (N) were all KIA.
Vejda (R/O), Clark (RWG), and Tighe (FE) all evaded capture and eventually returned to England.
Lindquist had been had been KIA on 17 July 1944 when the crew was hit by flak and forced to crash land B-24H-15-FO #42-52511 on the beach near New Romney, England.
The rest of the crew were made POW for the duration.
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Joseph M. Owens, son of 1st Lt Maurus C Owens (N)
Crashed at Orival on 8/13/44 in B-24 'Wild Pussy' #42-52529, Evaded (EVD).
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Units served with
|Garrison, Texas, USA||22 April 1923|
|Orival, France||13 August 1944||Evaded capture|
|Jay, OK 74346, USA||2 June 1995|
|Jay, OK 74346, USA||4 June 1995||Duffield Memorial Cemetery Jay Delaware County Oklahoma, USA|
Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
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