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The following source list his burial in Belguim
U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name: Americo S Galle Gender: Male Race: White
Cemetery Name: Neuville-En-Condroz Permanent Cemetery, Belgium
Grave number: b 38 34Disposition: According to next of kin
Service Branch: ArmyRank: Second Lieutenant Service Number: 886490
Original data: United States. Army. Quartermaster General’s Office. Rosters of World War II Dead (all services). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army.
More info on crew etc.
Extracted from pages posted at Footnote.com (subscription site)
Source: Publication Title: Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) of the U.S. Army Air Forces, 1941-1948- Publisher: NARA
Crew bailed out Northeast of Enchede Holland on there way to target of Synthetic Oil Plant at Merseberg Germany
All surving crew were at one time at Dulag Luft West
This was their 27th mission
The aircraft you refer to B-17G; AAF S/N 43-38107; Group 493; Sqdn 861
was piloted by
Llewelleyn H. Baxter 1st Lt, service #0-818812 notes that he (RTD)returned to dutymiddle name Hunter. DOB Jan 20, 1924
Americo S/ Galle, 2nd Lt, service # 0-886490, MIA no further notes
next of kin listed was his mother Mrs. Margeret Galle of 12 Montague St.,Yonkers NY
note: Lt Baxter believes Lt Galle was shot during descent of aircraft.States he saw his chute open.He states that he said "So long i will see you in London" as he departed aircraft
Richard Edgar (no middle initial),2nd Lt., service # 0-886467 POW RTD
DOB June 1, 1919
William B. Cox, 2nd Lt, service # 0-886637, POW RTD
Middle name BiggsDOB June 28, 1920
Richard L. Sipes, Tech Sgt, service # 6896232, POW RTD
William C. Massey, Tech Sgt, service # 20937609, POW RTD
middle name Carrington
Ball Turret Gunner
William B. Jenkins, S/Sgt, service # 6552038, POW RTD
middle name BlakeDOB Dec 12, 1913
Merle Auerbach (No Middle Initial), S/Sgt, service # 36730072, POW RTD DOB Apr 2, 1925
Stated he saw all crew on ground except Galle
Herman A Schroeder Jr., S/Sgt, service # 37623121, POWRTD
middle name AdamDOB Jan 21, 1924
On the 21 November 1944 the crew of an Allied bomber baled out near Enschede in Holland. One of the crew, the co-pilot 2nd Lieutentant Americo S Galle from New York, dropped in the grounds of a villa outside the town, which in fact turned out to be the Headquarters of the German Security SS/SD.
The airman who was estimated to be aged twenty-six years old, who was apparently unhurt, was taken by the SS to the cellar of the villa, where he was kept under guard, while arrangements were made for his disposal.
These arrangements consisted of the removal of his flying kit and the substitution of a civilian light coloured shirt, a pair of dark trousers and a pair of socks. In this outfit he was put into a security vehicle, his hands handcuffed behind his back and taken some distance within the grounds of the Security Forces HQ to a spot within the compound where a grave had already been prepared.
Hans Albin Rauter
The airman was marched from the car by an escort of two SS men, one of whom dropped back and shot the airman in the back of the neck. He was buried and the grave was carefully camouflaged.
Previously it was assumed that he was British or American most probably American ( which indeed was the case) as the trousers he was wearing were of a dark shade of khaki and the fact that when he was informed in the car, in English, that he was to be executed, he made an indistinct reply in which the word “America” occurred.
The murder of this airman came to light immediately after the war, as the result of two Dutch political prisoners who were employed at the SS/SD Headquarters. They witnessed the airman falling to the ground, seeing the airman in the cellar of the Headquarters and witnessing the airman’s transfer from the cellar to the grave where he was shot.
The Dutch witnesses also confirmed the presence of Schongarth and several other SD/SS who were present at the time. On his arrest Schongarth denied complicity in the murder throughout.
It was clear from the evidence of the co-accused that Schongarth was implicated and had in fact given the order to execute the airman. It was also established that Schongarth was attending a conference at the SS/SD Headquarters, which turned into a drinking party with reminiscences of “days gone by” in Krakow and in Lvov. It can be confirmed that the American airman Galle remains were buried at the Ardennes American cemetery at Neupre.
Air Force Memorial Foundation
Lt Col Llewellyn H. Baxter USAF (Ret)