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Old 13th September 2015, 20:02
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Memorial unveiling for B-17F 42-3195, 305th BG.

On Friday the 4th of September, we had a memorial unveiling ceremony for the crew of B-17F 42-3195. She belonged to the 305th BG and went down at Waldenrath on 14 October 1943, during the second Schweinfurt Raid.
The Fisher crew was shot down by enemy fighters and 4 men perished. Of those, LT Carl Booth Jr. is still listed MIA. His three nieces visited Margraten cemetery on Thursday and wanted to visit the crash-site on Friday.
What they did not know is that I was able with the help of Pat Doyle, my Airforce, buddy and some of the locals from Waldenrath, to arrange for a memorial to be erected overlooking the crash-site.
The stone was donated by a local gravel pit, they even delivered it!
The plaque was paid for by the Airforce's Top 3 Association and the wreath was paid for by the 305th Air Mobility Wing, the unit that spawned out of the 305th Bomb Group.
The Waldenrath St. Josef nursing home provided a corner overlooking the crash-site for the stone, plus provided refreshments.
The Protestant NATO chaplain read the eulogy and did the invocation, while the Airforce's Honor Guard provided the color guard.
Over 80 people attended including senior members of the local government and many eye-witnesses who are actually residing at the nursing home.
Attached is a link to a German newspaper report.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
http://www.aachener-zeitung.de/lokal...1943-1.1173581

Danny



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Old 17th September 2015, 18:29
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Re: Memorial unveiling for B-17F 42-3195, 305th BG.

Please find attached an Armed Forces Network broadcast on the ceremony.

https://www.facebook.com/afnbenelux/...1696453947814/
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