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FRED E. STILES

Contributor - Joseph Howard
Shown with my Uncle, Fred E. Stiles (R/Waist Gunner - Kneeling far right), during training, and before the crew was assigned to BACHELOR'S PARADISE (42-52432). BACHELOR'S PARADISE was shot down over Sandved, Denmark on Easter Sunday, 9 Apr 44 (MACR 3838). Logie, Reed, and Murphy escaped to England with the help of the underground. Kita, Scott, and Jacobson were captured and placed in POW camps. Sheren, Cisek, Schram and my Uncle Fred Stiles were killed in the crash.

Standing (L-R)
Walter Kita - Bombardier
Byron Logie - Pilot
George Reed - Co-Pilot
Bernard Jacobson - Navigator


Kneeling (L-R)
Sgt Sidney Sheren - Tail Gunner
Sgt Edward Cisek - L/Waist Gunner
Sgt Walter Scott - Top Turret Gunner
Sgt John Schram - Ball Turret Gunner
Sgt Thomas Murphy - Radio Operator
Sgt Fred E. Stiles - R/Waist Gunner

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