These men flew with the 376th BG/512th BS out of Africa. This MACR was in regards to a mission into Italy.Part of the crew perished when the plane was hit by fire from fighter jets and exploded near Padua Italy.Some crew members bailed out and were captured and held as POWs.
P - 1st Lt THomas Haigh - KIA CP - 2nd Lt Albert D Matthai Jr EUS (evacuated to the US) N - 2nd Lt Norman F Troxell EUS B - Capt Ward C Walker EUS E - T/Sgt Peter F Stiles EUS RO - T/Sgt William D ButlerEUS AE - Pvt Winston P Ivey - KIA ARO- S/Sgt Leonard P Hagar RTD (returned to duty) TG - S/Sgt Joseph A Kerschner - KIA ArmorG -S/Sgt Romeo Giagnoni -EUS
Other research about these men listed the following: S/Sgt Romeo Giagnoni, T/Sgt William D Butler, T/Sgt Peter F Stileswere held at Stalag 17 B Brauman near Krems Austria.
Capt Ward C Walker 2nd Lt Albert D Matthai Jrwere held at Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang Prussia