An article pulled from the Spring Grove Herald recalls Harold “Link” Ellingson’s experiences in the 8th Air Force. Harold was the uncle of one of our parents.
Harold survived the war and had 4 children! He was a Mobile gas hauler.
More on the B-17 pictured in the article of Life Magazine.
“Berlin First” B-17-G Flying Fortress, aircraft model: 42-32002, Squadron: 335 X.
The airplane was shot down by a fighter near Quakenbrück with motors #3 & #4 damaged, motor #2 in fire, crew bailed. Crash Location near Barnsdorf.