Crew* Info, Docs (MIL-Downed in Austria-1c-Crew/4c-Crew Docs)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1c CREW SECTION (Docs down below)*Other than Wynn & Zuidema-Records. Preserved Docs in Family *heritage)*B*Backman, Albert •POW•Correspondence -see rightoBackman, Edith (Mrs.) (by Mail); Address: 823 G St.. Centralia, WAoDate(s): ▪1944/08/29 ▪1944/10/25. sent to Anallene Wynn. Letter itself shows 1944/10/23: Mentions a postcard directly from Albert postmarked April 17. 1944 which said he is "a prisoner of war in Germany and is safe and well." Also, someone from "here" - her area - said "he had been in the same prison camps with our boy [Albert] and had last seen him in August. Was able to send a parcel and letter to Albert, having received official instructions from the War Department.Bailey Jr, Ed•(Navigator) Stalag-Luft 3•POW •Correspondence oBailey, Peggy (Mrs. E. O. Bailey, Jr. ) 1669 Peach Ave, Memphis, TNoDates: ▪1944/10/17 Correspondent material: son moved to Stalag-Luft 3, only 85 miles from Berlin. 1944/10/17 the camp where her son was held also had the fliers of the R.A.F as captives, as well. Peggy had two younger sons she felt would probably fight in the Pacific, "a mighty bad lot." Second hand information that an eyewitness in another plane saw Orian's plane going down; before that 7 parachutes open [later Zuidema said only 3 bailed using parachutes]*F*Ferguson, Jack L. (Sgt) •MIA•Was on bomber with Orian, MIA was one of several listed missing in action•Correspondent: Florence I (sp?) Ferguson, Custer City, OKla R#2, Bx 41; had heard word from (likely Mrs.) Petschauer.•https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=101102*J*Jones, William (Bill)Jorgun (sp?), MoraCorrespondence Date: 1944/05/09 to Anallene Wynn*L*Luft, Walter copilotWalter E LuftBorn: 1 April 1917Died: 4 February 1976Military ServiceBranch: ARMYRank: FIRST LIEUTENANTConflict: WORLD WAR IITranscription: 1st LT Army Air Forces World War IIhttps //billiongraves com/grave/Walter-E-Luft/32129093*M*Masonheimer Bernard R Staff Sgt (Bernie, B.R., or “Buddy”) Position on plane/mission: btg•POW Stalag 17 (18 months)•fall turret gunner, gunnery training in Mission, TX•died 14 Jan 2009 (aged 92)•Correspondence: 1944/09/20-mother, Address 711-27 Ave, Brandenton, FL-https //www ancientfaces com/person/bernard-r-masonheimer-birth-1916-death-2009/42685440https //www findagrave com/memorial/63281061/bernard-rider-masonheimerhttps //airforce togetherweserved com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ROHSBV&type=Person&ID=209490Miller, Walter A. (Sgt) •POW was on same bomber with Orian, POW by Germans perhaps released May 25•Correspondent: Mrs. Emma Miller, 2834 Chicago Ave South, Apt 202, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (Formerly 3300 Clinton Ave S.)•Another Walter A miller, perhaps as found:•Edit entry Walter A Miller copilot•Killed in Action (KIA) near Zwickau in B-17 'Smokey Liz II' #4337542 perhaps Mar 19 1945*P*Petschauer, John Paul Technical Sergeant Service number assignment was 6731215.•MIA Engineer MICorrespondent: Mrs. Philip [one l in Philip] Petschauer, 340 N. Central Ave, Chicago, IL•Listed as having lived in Cook County, Illinois•Service Number: 6731215•https //www honorstates org/index php?id=324378•https //www abmc gov/decedent-search/petschauer%3Djohn•https //www bundesheer at/download_archiv/pdfs/missing_in_action.pdf•https //www armyaircorpsmuseum org/missing-in-action/petschauer-john-mia-13771.cfm•https //www findagrave com/memorial/56374809/john-p-petschauerHonor States lists Petschauer as MIA, Declared Dead while missingArmy Air Corps Museum lists Petschauer as: “highly recoverable” 4c DOCUMENTS-CREW1-BACKMAN, ALBERT (Wife Edith, Centralia, WA)2-BAILEY (Jr.) ED O (Navigator) (Mrs. Peggy E.O. Bailey) Stalag-Luft-3 85 miles from Berlin; flyers of RAF* also there*Royal Air Force3-FERGUSON, JACK (Mrs. - Florence I, D or J? Custer City, OK)4-JONES No letters)5-MASONHEIMER6-MILLER, WALTER A. (Wife Emma 0 Minneapolis, Minnesota)7-PETSCHAUER, JOHN PAULor JOHN PHILIP (ENGINEER ) (Wife “Mrs. Philip”)8-ZUIDEMA Moved9-LUFT, WALTER No lettersUpdates: 2023/02/10 editing has been occurring this week over the past 2-3 days *CREWList of Names Same attacked/crashed planeoMiller, Walter A. (Walt)▪wgoBackman, AlbertoLuft, Walter E. ▪copilot▪mentioned in Zuidema▪Note: Lt Walter E. Luft copilot last name is same as Nazi Luft Prison System -don’t confuse the two, oBailey, Ed▪Navigator▪moved to POW camp Stalag-Luft 3 (85 miles from Berlin)oMasonheimer, Bernard R▪btg, fall turret gunner▪died Jan 14 2009at age 92oJones, Bill•Known POW CampsoStalag-Luft 3 (Bailey)o(Masonheimer)▪Stalag 17 double check this▪Luft 3 Prison no 106 2b-2 p. 2 of Vera Masonheimer letter Sept 20, 1944)•List of Names linked to Orian - see rightoABC D -E F GHI JKLoM N O P Q R S T U V-Z•POW, MIA, Killed sources•Contacts with some information in our records•Sources, ResourcesoLetters see Wynn-3 Preserved DocumentsoArticles▪Links List now on Wynn-5•Originally listed MIA or killedoFerguson, Jack L▪tailgunoPetschauer, John Paul▪engineer, tt gunUPDATES: 2022/10/15 re-arranging Crew Section; 2022/10-1/-2 Campell also added to Wynn-4 Nurse Corps section;2022/09/17 Allen Flynt section added with some letters; 2022/09/08 Orian Correspondence section added; ; 2022/09/07 Coppedge - more added; 2022/09/06 Bailey second page added; 2022/09/04 more Campbell and Silberman letters added; War Dept and Telegram added to Irian-Military section; 2022/09/03 Silberman section fleshed out and added to; 2022/09/02 Silberman added and started; Petschaur added; Miller added; Comments moved to Wynn-4; 2022/09/01; 2022/08/31; 2022/08/28 2022/08/27-4--PAGE STARTED-Orian T. Wynn Comments, Scanned Documents
STATES OF CREW/CONTACTS•Montana BoBillingsoVan Atta, LaurenceoCorrespondent ▪Clare - his mother•WashingtonoCentralia▪Backman, Albert▪Correspondent: •Edith (Mrs.)oSpokane, Orting▪Coppedge, Jess▪Mrs. Coppedge•TennesseeoMemphisoBailey, Ed P or Ooaka Bailey, Jr.oCorrespondent: ▪Peggy (Mrs. E.O.)•MassachusettesoZuidema
Not exact same crew as the one downed April 2, 1944, but a few here were on that plane: Petschauer. Zuidema, Masonheimer. and Bailey.(Photo credit to Peter Zuidema unlike one seen on internet, this photo has names! Very appreciated!)
COMMEMORATIVE WW2 STUDY OF AN APRIL 2, 1944 DOWNED US ARMY AIR FORCES PLANE AND CREW IN THE AUSTRIAN STEYR
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STATES, cont.•FloridaoBrandentonoMasonheimer•IllinoisoChicagooPetschaueroCorrespondent:▪Mrs.•OklahomaoJack FergusonoCuster CityoCorrespondent: ▪Mrs. Florence (D, I or J?)•MinnesotaoMinneapolisoMiller, Walter AoCorespondent:▪Mrs.