01 VIII 1944 POW Camp Shumen, March 1944 The Plateau of Shumen
 
John Muirhead

On 23 June 1944 B-17G-15-DL Fortress from 301 BG, 32 Bomb squadron  ser.# 42-37813, name of the plane not known, on its 64th mission was shot down by German fighters and fall around Diva Slatina, western Bulgaria. The pilot was 1st Lt. John Muirhead , the crew: Thomsen, Rice, Spires, Burger, Murphy, McHugh, Naddeo, Gardner, Kelley. Spires, Burger, Gardner -KIA, rest POW in Shumen POW camp. Liberated 8th September 1944. (MACR 16203).

 In 1986 John Muirhead published in N.Y. the book “ Those who fall” with their story.

 




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