Veteran of World War II. Master Sergeant, United States Air Force. While serving with the 358th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomber Group-Heavy, his aircraft (Charley Horse) piloted by William R Hartigan, crashed near Mons, Belgium. Evading capture, he managed to escape to Switzerland with the help of the French Maquis 6 months after the crash. Sources: 303rd Bomber Group website and the Nationwide Gravesite Locator.
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