Another crash near PerléOn 9 November 1944, another B-17 crashed near Perlé. 1/Lt. Lewis C. Williams (Pilot), died in this crash with his B-17 "Boomerang", assigned to the 349th Squadron of the 100th Bomb Group.
The Memorial Monument and the local Museum in Perlé will remember these young US airmen, the US Air Force and all victims of W.W.II.
OFF SPRINGB-17 GNo. 42-31917call code : S (sierra)call sign : Off Spring8th Air Force385th Bomb Group (Heavy)551st Bomb Squadronlocation : AAF Sta.155 Great Ashfieldairplane delivered :Cheyenne 4/1/1944Kearney 13/1/1944Grenier 26/1/1944MACR (missing air craft report) : 7507CREWcapt. Richard B.WHITE, pilot2nd Lt. Patrick J.FLANAGAN, bombardier2nd Lt.Clarence E.GITTINS, co-pilotF/O James “Jim” W.JOHNSTON, navigatorS/Sgt Marvin W.NIEMAN, top turret/flight eng.S/Sgt Harry E.FITZWATER, radio operatorS/Sgt Willian R.LORD jr. right waist gunnerS/Sgt Homer C.COMEGYS, ball turret gunnerS/Sgt Samuel L.CANTER, left waist gunnerS/Sgt Robert P.McPHERSON, tail gunner
CURLEY’S KID’SB-17 GNo. 42-102606call code : K (kilo)call sign : Curleys Kids8th Air Force385th Bomb Group (Heavy)550st Bomb Squadronlocation : AAF Sta.155 Great Ashfieldairplane delivered :Cheyenne 18/3/1944Kearney 2/4/1944Dow fd 14/2/1944MACR (Missing air craft report) : 7489CREW1st Lt. Robert L.McDONALD, pilot2nd Lt. Stephen F.RYAN, co-pilot2nd Lt. William T.HENRY, navigatorF/O Francis M.CHRISMAN, bombardierS/Sgt Russel HALE, radio operatorS/Sgt Peter J.HEFFERNAN, right waist gunnerS/Sgt Walter R.BEROSH, ball turret gunnerS/Sgt Peter LINTON, tail gunnerS/Sgt George E.BROWN, top turret/flight eng.S/Sgt Larry ATIYEH, left waist gunner