Duane was captured by the German Army after his B24 bomber was shot down during combat on June 9, 1944 over Salsburg, Austria. He was imprisoned in Stalag Luft IV in Gross Tychow, Poland.
He endured and survived a death march of which the details are noted in the following link:
Duane was a Staff Sergeant, and his crew member position on the B24 was that of the Ball Turret Gunner. He is pictured, kneeling and third from the left, with his squad.
Plane Name: Slightly Eager
MACR #: 5782
459 Bombardment Group
Duane's ashes were scattered in Lake Panasoffkee
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