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LT  Horace W. TEAGUE

UNIT: 350th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV
SERIAL #: O-723286 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 08816 CR: 08816

Comments1: 11 SEP 44 RUHLAND OIL (EAC - EXP)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW
DATE: 11 Sept.1944           350th Sqdn.     A/C #43-38076

MISSION: RUHLAND                           MACR #8816,Micro-fiche  3236


2nd Lt Harold R.Taylor             P  KIA
2nd Lt Joseph E.Kitto             CP   KIA
2nd Lt Martin W.Nielson       NAV    KIA
2nd Lt Horace W.Teague     BOM  KIA
 T/Sgt Frederick B.Nichols      ROG   KIA
S/Sgt Rex V.Runyan              TTE    KIA
S/Sgt Perry L.Olson           BTG  KIA
 S/Sgt Harry D.Everhart         WG   POW/WIA
 S/Sgt William D.Ebbert         TG   KIA

MISSIONS OF LT H.R.TAYLOR CREW: 
DATE             Last          First     Rank   Pos        Target                      a/c #
8/8/1944   TAYLOR        H R.    LT	     P           ST. SYLVAIN        	    97924
8/27/1944  TAYLOR      H.R.      LT      P           BERLIN  (RECALL)   38043
8/30/1944 TAYLOR       H.R      LT       P           BREMEN 	            38076
9/11/1944 TAYLOR        H.R.    LT       P            RUHLAND                38076

A letter written by Sgt.Harry Everhart on 1 Aug.1946 is quoted below:

   "On September 11,1944,around 5 o'clock in the morning we started out for a
    bombing raid on an oil plant.   About noon we ran into heavy enemy opposition
    and in about ten minutes of fighting our plane was hit.   As I had received
    no word to bail out,I stayed with my guns.  I heard S/Sgt.P.L.Olson exclaim
    that he had shot a plane himself.   When I was aware that our plane was going
    to crash it was too late to parachute out so I stayed where I was as I
    supposed the rest of the crew did.   From there on I do not recall anything
    until I woke up and found that I was surrounded by Germans.I must have been
    thrown out of the plane as I was a good ways from where I could see a plane
    burning which I supposed was ours.   The plane crashed in a wooded area and
    from what I could see was damaged very badly.   As for the rest of the crew
    I didn't see or hear anything from them.   I Was then taken to a hospital in
    Nuenstein.   I stayed at the hospital for almost 12 weeks and when I was able
    to leave for a prison camp I asked the interrogation officer if he knew any-
    thing of my crew,  and he told me they were all dead."

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Ruhland DATE: 1944-09-11  
AIRCRAFT: (43-38076) CAUSE: EAC & Crash Landing  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  

PHOTOS:

Lt. Harold R. Taylor Crew, Front row L. to R. Lt. Harold Taylor P, Lt. Joseph E Kitto CP, Lt. Horace Teague NAV, Lt. Bernard Ockman BOM.  Second row, Sgt Rex Runyan, Sgt William Ebbert, Sgt. Fred Nichols, Sgt. Harry Everhart, Sgt. Perry Olson, Sgt. Milton Helmle.       (100th Photo Archives)

Lt Wesley Carlton Crew Headstone. 

 

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