Lt J.T. Davis, Pilot (1 KIA, 8 POW & 1 Evd/POW).
The B-17 crashed into a meadow just short of the Apeldorn Canal near
the village of Eerbeek, Holland. The B-17 hit a birch tree in the meadow
that caused it to veer away from a house occupied by Mrs. Riek
Brouwer-Boezewinkle. The Germans were quick on the sceen and guarded the
wreckage at first. After they had inspected the interior and removed
remaining machine guns and ammunition, the wreckage was left to itself.
Many Dutch civilians visited the location and stripped off The 8 Ball MkIII .
After the war a scrap metal firm took away the remains of this once proud
303rd BG(H) B-17.