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B 17F 41-24481 crashed in the North Sea west of Amrum 14/5-1943.


The aircraft belonged to USAAF, 8 Air Force, 91 Bomb Group, 322 Bomb Squadron and was coded LG-M.
T/O Bassingbourn. OP: Kiel.


The aircraft which was christened ”Hells Angels” was last seen west of Amrum at 12:30 with a hole on the rudder and with one engine stopped. It crashed into the North Sea killing all onboard.
 
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt Edward S. Casparriello was on 25/6 found washed ashore near Emmerlev Klev while Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt Kenneth T. Donovan was found on Jorsand on 26/6.
Both were laid to rest in Fovrfeld cemetery in Esbjerg on 29/6-1943.
 
On 30/4-48 their bodies were disinterred and evacuated to the American Cementery in Luxemburg from where Casparriello was brought back to USA.
 
The rest of the crew were: Pilot Lt William H. Broley believed resting in USA, Co-Pilot 2.Lt Albert H. Davies rests in Neupre, Belgien, Navigator 2.Lt Armado H. Ambalagi have no known grave, Bombardier 2.Lt Joseph M. Darmienio believed to rest in USA, Top Turret Gunner T/Sgt Edward K. Clyne rests in Neupre, Belgien, Radio Operator T/Sgt Lowell A. Dawson believed to rest in USA, Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt Edward H. Jones have no known grave while Tail Gunner S/Sgt Kenneth S. Greer rests in Neupre, Belgien.

 

Sources: FB, UA, BE, ABMC.
 

 

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