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Crew PILOT: John P.  KEYS

 The John P. Keys crew: (Left to Right) John P. Keys, Patrick H. Lollis, Elton Dickens Elvin W. Samuelson, Harry D. Park, Joseph A. Costanza, Gilbert A. Borba, Frank O. Thomas, Peter P. Martin and Donald V. Rieger. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

Lt John P. Keys Crew with 2107230: Yehudi
The John P. Keys crew: (Left to Right) John P. Keys, Patrick H. Lollis, Elton Dickens, Elvin W. Samuelson, Peter P. Martin, Harry D. Park, Gilbert A. Borba, Donald V. Rieger Frank O. Thomas, Joseph A. Costanza,

MACR: 08073 CR: 08073

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT John P. KEYS P KIA
2 F/O Elvin W. SAMUELSON CP KIA
3 LT Patrick H. LOLLIS NAV KIA
4 LT Elton DICKENS BOM KIA
5 T/SGT Harry D. PARK TTE KIA
6 T/SGT Frank O. THOMAS ROG KIA
7 S/SGT Peter P. MARTIN BTG KIA
8 S/SGT Gilbert A. BORBA WG POW
9 S/SGT Joseph A. COSTANZA WG CPT
10 S/SGT Donald V. RIEGER TG KIA

PHOTOS:

 (L-R) S/Sgt Gilbert A. "Gib" Borba-WG, S/Sgt Donald Rieger-TG, Peter Martin-BTG, all from the John P. Keys crew with unknown ground crewman. S/Sgt Rieger and S/Sgt Martin were KIA on the 8 Aug 44 mission to St. Sylvian flying in A/C 42-37865. S/Sgt Borba was the only survivor. (Photo courtesy of Mark Provost, nephew of Gilbert Borba) Keys crew information 

from Yann Thomas "I cannot conclude this day of 5 June 2015 without having a thought for the crew of John P. Keys of the 100 th Bomb Group (100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum) which will carry out on 6 June 1944 a mission of bombing on ouistreham (Calvados, Normandy), But also my gratitude goes to the whole American Veterans and their families who will always be welcome in Normandy. I think about my friend Michael Faley in the United States that perpetuates the memory of the guy from the 100th bomb group."

Gravestone for Lt John P. Keys Crew at Arlington Cemetery. 

Map showing where John P. Keys B-17G 337865 crashed on Aug 8, 1944.  

Gilbert Borba letter to Family of Lt John P. Keys. 

Crash scene report by a British Wing Commander after hostilities locating the crash site of 337835 XR-P  At the time, this site had never been listed with authorities.  It describes finding the wedding ring of Lt Patrick Lollis.    

Ring belonging to one of the Crew of Lt John P. Keys. Found at Crashsite.