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Crew PILOT: Edward  HANDORF

 Edward Handorf crew. Norman Rasmussen is kneeling at far right. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

Lt Handorf Crew Photo ID . Courtesy of  Clarissa Dewey Butler

MACR: 03023 CR: 03023

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Edward HANDORF P KIA
2 LT Frederick G. SPENCE CP KIA
3 LT John W. DEWEY NAV KIA
4 LT Norman L. RASMUSSEN BOM KIA
5 T/SGT Charles H. FORD TTE KIA
6 T/SGT Henry C. VERDEUR ROG KIA
7 S/SGT Allen D. HORTON BTG KIA
8 S/SGT John J. GVEROVICH WG KIA
9 S/SGT John L. WILLSEY WG POW
10 S/SGT Fair C. LAWRENCE TG POW

PHOTOS:

German KU report Courtesy of  Clarissa Dewey Butler

On Jun 15, 2015, at 7:23 AM,   wrote:

Jardinghausen is a small village and there´s only one plane-crash in world war II. “Luftgaumeldung” of 06.03.1944 says a B-17 crashed in Jardinghausen. The witness knows a four-mot Airplane and several dead men lying around the crashplace.
Matthias Zeisler

John Willsey Berlin Mission story