Discussion in '397th BG' started by Stan McLeod, Feb 7, 2017.
Elisabethville POW Jun44 photo
Welcome to the AAF forum Stan.
Are you referring to this incident? http://www.seconde-guerre-mondiale.com/pow-elisabethville-historical-research.htm & http://www.seconde-guerre-mondiale.com/pow-elisabethville.htm
The 20 page MACR 6199 for B-26B-55-MA-42-96121 starts here on fold3 https://www.fold3.com/image/29400250 page 3 attached. 4 POW, 2 Evaded.
2nd Lt William E. Giffhorn, O-747691, bombardier, E&E Report 1170 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5555806
Sgt William F Koenig, ASN: 19147442, gunner, E&E Report 1146 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5555783
Also, there is a 397BG forum for threads about that group here http://www.forum.armyairforces.com/forums/397th-bg.214/
Yes, welcome Stan. Is there a specific question behind your initial post? We could be a lot more helpful if we knew exactly what you were trying to learn and what resources you have already consulted.
Freal Charles Knox
William Giffhorn E & E report ; https://nara-media-001.s3.amazonaws.com/arcmedia/nw/305270/EE-1170.pdf
William F Koenig E & E report ; https://nara-media-001.s3.amazonaws.com/arcmedia/nw/305270/EE-1146.pdf
And like Hal asked why are we here? In short, Stan is the son of Lt. Col. Robert M. McLeod, CO 596BS, 397thBG and pilot of Marauder "Dee Feater" B-26B-55-MA-42-96142
Featured and cited here http://www.markstyling.com/b26s.07.htm (nice click close-up of nose available)
Photo courtesy http://www.atterburybakalarairmuseum.org/wwii-years.html
These airmen were under his command.
1st Lt Freal C Knox, O-684353, (P), POW
2nd Lt Ossian A Seipel, O695772 (CP), POW
Sgt James W Mellody 18178493, (EG), POW
Sgt Norman C Edwards, 33558570, (RO), POW
Sgt Jerome Ornstein, 36736362, (Photo), POW
Remember Forum member Alf Johannessen who used Deefeater as his screen name.
Alf was a great friend and researcher. He passed away to young.
Thanks for posting that Jaap. Alf was very helpful to me when I was researching the 17th BG for a friend. He generously shared his knowledge regarding the B-26 anytime questions arose on the old Forum. Agree, he left us much too soon. RIP Alf.
Rest in peace Alf
Perhaps only Alf had this photo, not able to find a larger copy.
Maj. McLeod is believed second from left.
Here is a larger version of B-26B 42-96142 "Dee Feater" image from the Roger Freeman collection. Sadly no caption with crew member names.
Photo courtesy Roger Freeman http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/10482
Separate names with a comma.