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Crew PILOT: Carl G.  GUSTAFSON

Crew of ‘The Liberty Belle’ - Left to Right: 1st.Lt. Carl C. Gustafson Jr., F/O. Michael J. Nemerowski Jr., F/O. Victor I. Kinkade, S/Sgt. Marccena F. Dottoviano (Courtesy of Herr Bernd Schmidt)Aircrew Remembered

Crew of ‘The Liberty Belle’ - Left to Right: T/Sgt. Anthony G. Trebnik, S/Sgt. Jack G. Kromer, S/Sgt. Frank A. Caldwell, S/Sgt. William R. ‘Billie’ Ewing Courtesy of Herr Bernd Schmidt).Aircrew Remembered

MACR: 07816 CR: 07816

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 Lt Carl G. GUSTAFSON P KIA
2 LT Michael J. NEMEROWSKI CP KIA
3 LT Evin L. PERDUE NAV CPT
4 F/O Victor I. KINKADE BOM KIA
5 T/SGT Marccena F. DOTTOVIANO TOG/NG KIA
6 T/SGT Robert E. FIFE TTE POW
7 S/SGT Anthony G. TREBNIK ROG KIA
8 S/SGT Jack G. KROMER BTG KIA
9 S/SGT Frank A. CALDWELL WG KIA
10 S/SGT Sigmund A. KAZMIERSKI WG CPT
11 S/SGT William R. EWING TG KIA

PHOTOS:

Story of T/Sgt Robert Fife, TTE on Lt Gustafson's Crew.   

T/Sgt Fife D-Day Recollections with Lt Gustafson Crew. 

T/Sgt Robert Fife TTE on Lt Gustafson Crew.  Shot down over Merseburg July 29, 1944.  

Page 2 of the shoot down July 29, 1944 over Merseburg as told by T/Sgt Fife. 

Page 2 of POW story of T/Sgt Fife

Page 3 of POW life of T/Sgt Fife. 

Moosburg Forced March recalled by Robert Fife.  

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, Common Grave I/177-180.

On the 56th anniversary of the murder, a stone was erected in Ottmannshausen to the memory of the five airmen murdered there. (Aircrew Remembered)