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William D. Morgan, Pilot
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(crew assigned 359BS: 29 May 1944 - photo: 08 June 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Abraham Wodinsky (N), 2Lt John W. Parker (CP),
2Lt William D. Morgan (P), 2Lt Frank S. Destito, III (B)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt Stanley W. Lloyd (BT), S/Sgt Edward C. Stemmle (R),
Sgt Ralph E. Wolfe, Jr. (LWG), Sgt James R. Caperton (TG),
Sgt James J. Gross (RWG) S/Sgt Theron M. Hayes (E)

Parker (CP) - Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on 10 Aug 44.

INCIDENT: On 23 July 44 mission #210 to Creil, France in B-17G #42-102960 (No name) 359BS (GN-H). Gasoline in the B-17 was exhausted and the aircraft was ditched in the English Channel. The entire crew was picked by an air-sea rescue boat. One crewman was injured. Not on mission was Sgt Ralph E. Wolfe (WG) who had been deleted from the crew when the crew size was changed from 10 to 9 men.

[photo courtesy of Frank S. Destito]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]