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MACR: 7316

Date: 08/03/1944

Aircraft Type: B-17
Aircraft Number: 44-6284

Group: 301BG
Squadron: 352
Command: 15AF


Target - Fredrichschaffen Germany

Flak damaged 1st Lt. Edmond Simon's aircraft near the target. It was not until after bomb release that Simon feathered his number four propeller, and shortly thereafter his B-17 dropped back from the main formation, along with his two wingmen. Fifteen minutes later Simon's crew began jettisoning equipment as the pilot feathered the number two prop. The Fortress lost more airspeed and altitude before all ten men bailed out. Waist Gunner S/Sgt William "Gil" Sultan was killed and all others were taken prisoner.


  • Edward Simon Pilot
  • Frank Cadena Co-pilot
  • James Coil Navigator
  • James Burton Bombardier
  • William Patterson Engineer/Gunner
  • Stephen Pokiniewski Radio Operator
  • Richard Haleblian Ball Turret
  • Yue Lee Waist Gunner
  • William Sultan Waist Gunner
  • Theodore Gawel Tail Gunner

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