The Cook Crew B-17 Indeed!

(Posted: April 18, 2011)

As a followup to the B-17! post, I am happy to add the latest:

The bomber is indeed that of my Father’s crew as verified by eye witness, Jaak Ramakers.  Please read his response to the letter that I sent to him inquiring on the photo,

It is another development in my Father’s story that I find absolutely incredible!  To think that this picture would surface at this time 67 years later amazes me.  You have to read of how it came about; the perfect timing making this discovery possible.

It’s difficult to put into words how I feel when I look at the photo realizing that moments before my Father had manned his station. This is a sight that my Dad had never seen. I can only imagine his reaction to this picture of the plane that took him on his last mission if he were here. He may well have wondered many times in his post-war years what became of the doomed bomber that he had to bail out of to save his life! I wish I could see that reaction. I know, like me, he’d be absolutely amazed!

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