1920 Grand Forks Grand Forks County North Dakota, USA
Apr. 13, 1943
On 13 April 1943, over Trapani, Sicily, a B-17F was seen losing altitude. The ship was last seen immediately off the target in the sea. Six to seven members of crew were seen in dinghy or swimming towards it. Air-Sea Rescue was notified but no personnel were picked up.
William B. Teague, Pilot, 1st Lt. Everett O. Golden, Co-Pilot, 1st Lt. George Danish, Navigator, 1st Lt. Durwood W. Ward, Bombardier, 1st Lt. Jay B. Kitchen, Radio Operator, T. Sgt. William E. Morgan, Top Turret Gunner, S. Sgt. Leon L. Schuman, Tail Gunner, S. Sgt. William A. Thompson, Rt Waist Gunner, S. Sgt. Mitchell Tomkowicz, Ball Turret Gunner, S. Sgt. Harvey D. Nelson, Left Waist Gunner, Sgt.
Inscription: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # 37276255 342nd Bomber Squadron, 97th Bomber Group, Heavy Entered the Service from: North Dakota Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart