MY FATHER WAS A RIGHT WAIST GUNNER WITH THE 385TH BG IN GREAT ASHFIELD. ON 8/15/44 THE BIG GAS BIRD HE WAS IN WAS SHOT DOWN.
OTHER CREW MEMBERS THAT DAY WERE:
PILOT 1ST LT ROBERT W HARRINGTON, DENVER, CO
BOMBARDIER 2ND LT JOSEPH G NORBUT, OZONE PARK, NY
CO-PILOT 2ND LT JAMES G KELLY, BRUIN, PENNSYLVANIA
NAVIGATOR FO PHILIP F FELDMAN, DORCHESTER MASS
RADIO/GUNNER SS DOMINICK ROMEO, JERSEY CITY, NJ
ARMORER/GUNNER TS JAMES P CRAVER, SULFUR SPRINGS, TX
TAIL GUNNER SS JAMES T MOULTON, ALBAN,
TAIL GUNNER SS JAMES T MOULTON, ALBANY, OR
ENG/GUNNER TS JAMES E TERRY, FREEPORT, NY
F/O PHILLIP F FELDMAN, DORCHESTER, MA
MY FATHER WAS TAKEN TO STALAG LUFT 6 AND LATER ESCAPED WITH 5 OTHERS DURING THE DEATH MARCH. ONE OF HIS FELLOW ESCAPEES WAS DONALD D DORFMEIER, OF THE 398TH BG AND ALSO FROM FRESNO, CA. HIS SON DAVID DORFMEIER CALLED ME OUT OF THE BLUE YESTERDAY. HE HAS 3 HOURS OF AUDIO TAPES FROM HIS FATHER AND IS RESEARCHING AND WRITING A BOOK. I AM IN THE TV BUSINESS AND FROM WHAT I'VE LEARNED IN THE LAST 20 HOURS, MAY DO A DOCUMENTARY. ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
GARY MCNALLY MCNALLY PRODUCTIONS 15321 DONNINGTON LANE TRUCKEE, CA 96161 (530) 587-8306 GMCNALLY@NETWIZ.NET
Thema: Re: Stalag Luft 6
Datum: 18.02.02 08:36:02 (MEZ) Mitteleuropäische Zeit
From: email@example.com (McNally's Cassie Plug N Play)
Do you have a photo of your father and his crew that you could send via
email? I'd like to take it to my collection of SL6 - material
I'VE GOT PLENTY OF STATESIDE TRAINING PHOTOS, BUT NOTHING FROM EUROPE AT ALL.
Ralph Frenchie Montiel, 73, of Leavenworth, KS, died December 17, 1996. He was a member of Bill Stiel's B-17 combat crew that flew with the 452nd Bomb Group, 728 BS. He flew the waist position and was shot down on his 14th mission over Mannheim, Germany. He was interned at St. Wendel, then moved by boxcar where he was double timed by SS troops with dogs to Stalag Lut IV. He also made the 86-day forced march to meet American troops. He was preceeded in death by his first wife, Marge. He leaves his wife Diane, children and stepchildren.