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The author, Merle Olmsted, exchanged letters with my father after he found medals belonging to Golden Hill. This is the resulting article.



  • Parker Finney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters and crashed at Brockhoefe on 24-Aug-44 in B-17 Down N' Go. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8202 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Golden Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Brockhoefe in B-17 Down N' Go #42102394


  • 42-102394 Down N' Go

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Parker Finney, Co-pilot: Virgil Price, Navigator: Dale Scott, tog-Brown Bralley, Waist gunner: Burton...


Date Contributor Update
15 June 2018 08:26:40 cfinney Created entry with caption

From my father's records.