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GeorgeDannehl

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My dad is Sgt George Dannehl he flew with Johnny Brian. He was a tailgunner on a B-17. I am looking for any info on this crew if anyone can help me. I am learning more and more about my dad. thanks        Raeo

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I do show a Lt. John Brian in the 773rd Sq as well as S/Sgt. George Dannehl on the 773rd roster but I do not have the crew listings for most of the crews in the 463rd.  I do have some but unfortunately not very many.

Sorry I can't help you to identify the remaider of your father's crew mates.

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Joel
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soalebm

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Hey I may be able to help you. I've been working on a research project centered around the 463rd 773rd. I've been interviewing surviving crew members. in particular the crew of 'Never Satisfied' B-17 #44-6261. have you been able to locate your father's plane nickname? what was his position on the aircraft? and most importantly do you know the approximate time inwhich he was in Foggia?

also If anyone knows anything about B-17 #43-38482 piloted by Lt. Ernest kirby downed Oct. 13 1944 over vienna MACR#9054 please let me know.
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What is it you would like to know about A/C #43-38482?  I have part of the MACR and can get the remainder of the MACR if you want it.

Let me know what it is you need to know.

Joel

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soalebm

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I have been attempting to get in touch with you through the armyairforce website. A member told me you were the man to speak to about the 463rd. I'm interested in events on Oct. 13th 1944 over florisdorf, Austria with the 773rd. I'm in contact with some veterans who were flying in formation near B-17 #43-38482 when it exploded. But they recall 4 men bailing out. I wandered if the MACR listed the survivors, the planes nickname, and any pilots who may have listed first hand accounts on the accident.
please email me soalebm@muohio.edu

thanks,
Brandon
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Please help, any material on Sgt.Weaver Doyle from 773rd.thank you very much   Jirka
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My great uncle was T-Sgt. Charles W. Reuter a crewmember of the plane listed here as Erickson crew. I was only 11yrs old when I last seen him but I've always rememberd his visit for a couple weeks in 1973.He was living in Tucson,Arizonia at that time with his family. On the trip back I think he visited R.D.Lawrence in Kansas as they remained lifelong friends. As I understood there whole crew were POW's after being shot down 6/27/1944 over Budapest.He told us about the death marches from camp to camp and how bad it was starving and trying to stay alive.They said when he was finally liberated he weighed only 98 pounds,but family did'nt know he was even alive till after his recovery.What a story 35 missions, the worst POW treatment, the trip back to health and home to family.When I met him I asked why he had gold teeth, he told me the army gave'm to him and laughed'n grined.What a guy! He's gone now but I've never forgot him. So now I want to tell my nephew who just got back from Afganastan all about his great great uncle in WWII. Can you add to our infomation about uncle Charley? Thanks 
























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