Crew 16 - 2Lt George T. Riches, 545th BS
  • 2LT George W. Riches (KIA)
  • F/O Colby A. Waugh (CT)
  • 2LT Donald J. Irwin
  • 2LT William Boomhower
  • SSGT Bernard H. Anderson
  • SSGT William T. Waller (KIA)
  • SSGT Guy E. Smith
  • SSGT Freeman S. Penney
  • SSGT Stanley S. Martin (KIA)
  • SSGT Ralph E. Lavoie
Above verified with Gowen SO # 70, 11 MARCH 1943

The crew was shot down on the 384th's 2nd mission, June 25, 1943, to Hamburg, Germany. Except as noted, the crewmembers became prisoners of war, and spent close to two years in German POW camps.

Waugh was replaced by 2LT Richard McCray while stateside, who was KIA on the 6/25/43 mission.

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