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B26-C45 42-107591 ‘Gayle’
Capt. Robert C Foote. Pilot
1Lt. William D Zahrte. Bombardier/Navigator
1Lt. Kenneth A Brower. Co-Pilot

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  • Kenneth Brower

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    On his 46th bombing night mission, July 8, 1944, a German fighter attacked, forcing the crew to parachute from their flaming aircraft. With the aid of the French Underground in the village of Bettencourt-Saint-Quen, he hid for three months until...

  • Robert Foote

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down in B-26 Marauder 42-107591 on 8 July 1944, on a mission to Chateau De Ribeaucourt. He was sent to hospital in Paris with a leg injury and was liberated there at the end of August 1944.

  • William Zahrte

    Military | Captain | Bombardier/Navigator
    Shot down in B-26 Marauder 42-107591 on 8 July 1944, on a mission to Chateau De Ribaucourt. Zahrte was captured and taken prisoner of war. As he was wounded in the upper thigh he was hospitalised in Amiens before being transferred to Dulag Luft transit...

Aircraft

  • 42-107591 Gayle

    B-26 Marauder
    Shot down by a German fighter above Northern France on 8 July 1944. Crashed near Condé-Folie, 16km SE of Abbeville, Somme Department, France. 3 Prisoners of War (POW)/4 Evaded (EVD). Missing Air Crew Report-MACR 6627.

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Date Contributor Update
23 April 2022 19:58:51 CraigZahrte Created entry with caption
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