Wiley's Crew


Officers of the Wiley crew (L-R): Bill Wiley (P), Don Demerath (CP), Jim Mauridee (N), George Stiftinger (B).
(reprinted from the O&W N/L Fall 92)

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#648 suffered a flak hit in the right wing, leaving a gaping hole. The aircraft's right inboard engine was feathered and no gasoline was getting to the #3 engine, which was feathered and #4 was smoking. The aircraft was losing altitude and falling behind the formation. LT Wiley manage to make a wheels up landing near Altstödten, Germany.

Their ship was last sighted by LT Milton Chase at 1235 GMT located at 4740N and 1020E, struggling to maintain altitude and on course. LT Chase felt the crew's chances of reaching Switzerland were good. (MACR 12578)


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
William C. Wiley 1st LT Pilot     POW
Donald J. Demerath 2nd LT Co-pilot     POW
Demetrice G. Mauridee Flight Off. Navigator     POW
George Stiftinger LT Bombardier      
Donald W. Brown S/SGT Radioman     POW
Curtis L. Jessen S/SGT Engineer/Top     POW
Keith G. Splude S/SGT Ball Gunner     POW
James B. Manford S/SGT Tail Gunner     POW
Clarence M. Baugh S/SGT Nose Gunner     POW
George Rubin S/SGT Waist Gunner     POW
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
113 12/10/44 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
116 12/16/44 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
118 12/24/44 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
119 12/26/44   TS 43-37928 B17G
122 12/30/44 Blue Grass Girl TV 43-38031 B17G
123 12/31/44   PS 43-37970 B17G
124 01/01/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
126 01/03/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
127 01/05/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
129 01/08/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
131 01/13/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
136 01/21/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
138 01/29/45   NM 43-37983 B17G
142 02/09/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
143 02/14/45   NF 43-37952 B17G
145 02/16/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
148 02/21/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
149 02/22/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
150 02/23/45   PM 44-8595 B17G
151 02/24/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
153 02/25/45   NH 43-38648 B17G-90-BO
Completed 23 Missions

 
Created 08/03/99 Modified 12/23/16

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