Re: RE: Looking for information on B-17 Pilot
Beaufighter 415 NFS,31th December 1944,Airstrip A-96 Ochey,France.
Aircraft crashed between Noroy and Lievans,France.
Captain Varillus O.Jones,0793117,pilot
The aircraft took off from Airstrip A-96,Ochey,France,31 December 1944 on a Night Intruder Mission.They were vectored on an unidentifed aircraft at 19.06 hours,at 19.24 hours Captain Jones reported the aircraft as friendlt,but had been fired upon.
The radio log showed the aircraft crashing shortly after this about 30 miles South of Luxeul,France.A searching party was sent out from the 67th Military Police Station in Vesoul,France.They located the crash between Noroy and Lievans,France.The aircraft had exploded and was burning.2/Lt.Sussmans body was found and positive indentification made.
2/Lt.Sussman was buried by a Jewish Chaplain,Captain Harold I.Saperstein in the US Cemetery at Epinal,France,plot 2a,row 24,grave 3883.