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1944 - Blanco Diablo (B-17G 42-102658), DeMallie Crew. Back Row: Jow Marlowe, Loel Bishop, Don Holmes, Hank Rutkowski, Lowell Strain, Harold S. Derr, Jr. Front Row: Howard DeMallie, Chuck Olson, Bill Leader, Dick Fuller.

Connections

People

  • Loel Bishop

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 12/6/44 near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658

  • Howard DeMallie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Mepple on 12/6/44 in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658

  • Harold Derr

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 12/6/44 near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658

  • Richard Fuller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed near Mepple on 12/6/44 in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658. He was only member of crew to escape. Spent 5 months with Dutch Underground. Returned to Allied Control 1 Apr 45 Pilot was Richard De Mellie

  • Donald Holmes

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 12/6/44 near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658

  • Joe Marlowe

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658

  • Charles Olson

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Crashed on 12/6/44 near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42-102658, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Henry Rutkowski

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 12/6/44 near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo #42102658

  • Lowell Strain

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 12/6/44 near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658

Aircraft

  • 42-102658 Blanco Diablo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/45/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Howard DeMallie, Chas Olson, Don Holmes, Howard Derp, Lowell Strain, Henry Rutkowski, Loel Bishop (7...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2018 19:52:45 BruceDerr Created entry with caption and person associations
Sources

Harold S. Derr, Jr Archive

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