TG 220 095
photos taken 24 November 2012
These photos were taken at the remembrance service, which is held every year on the anniversary of the crash.
“To the memory of the undermentioned members of 753rd Squadron, 458th Bomb Group, 2nd Bombardment Division USAAF, who died near this spot, 24th November 1944.
The Pilot of this Bomber as his last act avoided crashing on this and surrounding cottages thus preventing the possible loss of civilian lives.
2/Lt. Ralph J Dooley. Pilot 74-4 E. Ontario Street, Philadelphia PA
2/Lt. Arthur Akin Jnr. Pilot. 92 Wallace Circle, Portsmouth VA
2/Lt.Paul E. Gorman. Navigator. 2542 East, 29th St. Brooklyn. NY
S/Sgt John J.Jones. Waist Gunner. General Delivery, Gem. Texas.
S/Sgt Paul A. Wadsworth, Radio Operator. P.O Box 635, Forsan, Texas.
S/Sgt Oscar B. Nelson, Ball Turret Gunner, Vashon, Wash.
S/Sgt John A.Phillips, Engineer. North Main St, Norwood, Norfolk NY
S/Sgt Don P Quirk, Tail Gunner, Muncie, Ind.
S/Sgt Ralph von Bergen, Waist Gunner. 607(?) Lipan Street, Denver, Colorado.