384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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bigelow.jpg 42-3216 JD*S The Joker and Bigelow Crew, 547th BSThumbnailsBigelow Crew, 547th BS, The Joker42-3216 JD*S The Joker and Bigelow Crew, 547th BSThumbnailsBigelow Crew, 547th BS, The Joker42-3216 JD*S The Joker and Bigelow Crew, 547th BSThumbnailsBigelow Crew, 547th BS, The Joker

2LT William Bigelow crew (547th BS)

Replacement crew assigned to the 547th BS on July 3, 1943. Shot down on the August 12, 1943 mission to Gelsenkirchen, Germany, aboard B-17F 42-29686 "Pie-Eyed Piper," code SO*B. While flying in coffin-corner, the plane was attacked by 4 Fw 190's from the rear, which shot the vertical stabilizer off. All but one of the crew bailed out. The rest became POW's.

BACK ROW L-R: William Bigelow, Richard G. Hill, Walter Humphreys, Earl H. Price

FRONT ROW L-R: George M. Fulton, William L. Hamilton, Walter Nowotny, Michael Lome, William G. Bartels, Martin L. Parisot

photo courtesy of Martin Parisot

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