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Picture found in a box with old pictures, belonging to my mother.
After the war she maintained his grave in war cementery Margraten. Local people could "adopt" a grave.
In 1951 my mother received her wedding dress from his parents as a gift.



  • Willis Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    B-17G #42-39908 was attacked by fighters, fell off into a dive, burst into flames, exploded in mid-air and crashed ENE of Boxtel on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).


Date Contributor Update
30 September 2017 12:59:26 P.A. Gubbels Changes to caption

correcting typo

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2017 12:41:15 P.A. Gubbels Created entry with caption

Private family picture collection Gubbels, Brunssum, Netherlands