Front (left to right) Harold Taylor, Gene Kitto, Horace Teague, Bernard Ockman Back (left to right) Rex Runyan, William Ebbert, Fred Nichols, Harry Everhart, Perry Olson, Milton Helmle
2nd Lt Harold R. Taylor P KIA 11-Sep-44 Ruhland 2nd Lt Joseph E. Kitto CP KIA 11-Sep-44 Ruhland 2nd Lt Martin W. Nielson NAV KIA 11-Sep-44 Ruhland 2nd Lt Horace W. Teague BOM KIA 11-Sep-44 Ruhland T/Sgt Frederick B. Nichols ROG KIA 11-Sep-44 Ruhland S/Sgt Rex V. Runyan TTE KIA 11-Sep-44 Ruhland S/Sgt Perry L. Olson BTG KIA 11-Sep-44 Ruhland S/Sgt Harry D. Everhart WG POW 11-Sep-44 Ruhland S/Sgt William D. Ebbert TG KIA 11-Sep-44 Ruhland
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A letter written by Sgt. Harry Everhart on 1 Aug.1946:"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 exclaimthat 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 beenthrown 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 andfrom 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 anything of my crew, and he told me they were all dead."