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Contributor - Kelly M. Christensen
Taken in Shipdham, England. Pilot Capt. J. W. Swanson (in place of McAtee) was shot down by flak and fighters over Kiel, Germany 14 May 43, while bombing Krupp Submarine Works. All officers taken POW, all enlisted KIA. Christensen and Wolf are buried in Ardennes American Cemetery. 44th Bomb Group was awarded the first (of two) Presidential Unit Citations for the attack. Standing in far row - Maintenance Crew (Names not known).

Standing (L-R)
S/Sgt Joseph B. Duncan - L Waist Gunner
S/Sgt George E. Christensen - R Waist Gunner
S/Sgt Stanley W. Gliemboski - Tail Gunner
T/Sgt William J. Mears - Top Turret Gunner
T/Sgt Frederick T. Wolf - Radio Operator
Kneeling (L-R)
Lt. J. C. "Curt" McAtee - Pilot
Lt. Douglas B. Myers - Co-Pilot
Lt.Richard L. Schiefelbusch - Navigator
Lt.Sydney W. Bank - Bombardier

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