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Milton Joseph Deville
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Birth: Feb., 1907
Opelousas
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jan., 1985
Bossier City
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA

Hometown: St. Landry County, Louisiana

Son of Edmon and Evelina Deville. Husband to Ruby.

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10 MEMBER CREW (6 KIA) (4 POW)

Pilot: 1Lt. George B Keck, KIA
Co-Pilot: 2Lt. Raymond A Gaither, KIA
Navigator: 2Lt. William O. Juart, POW
Bombardier: 2Lt. Arthur R. Bryant, POW
Radio Operator: TSgt. Frank H. Hollingsworth, KIA
Top Turret: TSgt. Milton J. Deville, POW
Ball Turret: SSgt. William D. Wolven, KIA
Tail Gunner: SSgt. William F. Igou, POW
Flexible Gunner: SSgt. Walden A. Hughes, KIA
Flexible Gunner: SSgt. Theodore Paduch, KIA

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Boeing B17F Flying Fortress
Serial#: 42-30104
384th Bombardment Group
547th Bomb Squadron
Missing Air Crew Report #286
Date: Aug 12, 1943
Mission: Synthetic Gas Refinery
Destination: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Plane was shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed in Haus Oelgarten, a district of the city Hennef in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia. Haus Oelgarten consists of only two houses on a wooded hill between the villages of Hennef Geistingen and Dambroich.
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German KU Report
Shot down by:
Pilot: Lt Kurt Ibing
Unit: Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1/4)
Aircraft: Focke-Wulf (Fw 190A-6)
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POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
near Krems Austria 48-15
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DISCREPANCIES REGARDING B17 AIRCRAFT ID:
ID#42-30104 on Missing Air Crew Report
IS#42-3104 on numerous websites
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Info contributed by Jen
Sources: Sources: MACR report 286 and research
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Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Wanted to honor his service to our country. Do not know where he was laid to rest.
 
Created by: Jen
Record added: Jun 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111792095
 


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