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.