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Archival Combat Film Footage DVD of the 5th Bomb Wing and 301st BG.

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08/03/1944 - A/C: 44-6284

Target - Fredrichschaffen Germany

Flak damaged 1st Lt. Edmond Simon's aircraft near the target. It was not until after bomb release that Simon feathered his number four propeller, and shortly thereafter his B-17 dropped back from the main formation, along with his two wingmen. Fifteen minutes later Simon's crew began jettisoning equipment as the pilot feathered the number two prop. The Fortress lost more airspeed and altitude before all ten men bailed out. Waist Gunner S/Sgt William "Gil" Sultan was killed and all others were taken prisoner.

Edward Simon Pilot

Frank Cadena Co-pilot

James Coil Navigator

James Burton Bombardier

William Patterson Engineer/Gunner

Stephen Pokiniewski Radio Operator

Richard Haleblian Ball Turret

Yue Lee Waist Gunner

William Sultan Waist Gunner

Theodore Gawel Tail Gunner

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