The Crew of B-17 #43-39338

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The crew members named in the official Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) were assigned to the European Air Transport Service (EATS) in Weisbaden, Germany, and to the 61st Troop Carrier Group (TCG) in Eschborn, Germany.

The EATS organized and provided planes, crews and flights in support of troop movment, diplomatic missions and civilian travel in Europe after the end of the war in May of 1945.

The officers on this ill-fated flight were assigned to the Headquarters of EATS. The enlisted men were experienced airmen assigned to the 61st TCG.

The purpose of this mission is still unknown.

The exact route of the flight is still unknown.

They may or may not have been together before this flight but they are now joined together for eternity as the wreckage of their aircraft was buried in the glacier and their remains were buried in common ground.



Colonel Ford Larimore Fair
Command pilot

Service Number:0-17029
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on July 9, 1898


Upham Hudson

Colonel Hudson Hutton Upham
Command pilot

Service Number: 0-19467
Born in Washington DC, on December 13, 1912


Maggiore Cobb

Major Lawrence Lofton Cobb

Service Number: 0-24736
Born in Camp Lee, Virginia, on April 28, 1920



2nd Lt. Alfredo Doroteo Ramirez

Service Number: 0-2082524
Born in New Mexico on 1917


John Edward Gilbert

M/Sgt John E. Gilbert

Service Number: 6990531
Born in Frankfort, Indiana, on 1921


S7/Sgt William Allec Hilton
Assistant Engineer

Service Number: 38515193
Born in: Tom Green County, Texas, on September 5, 1921


Zoltan Joseph Dobovich

S/Sgt Zoltan Joseph Dobovich
Radio Operator

Service Number: 33835227
Born in Pennsylvania on September 19, 1925


T/Sgt William Seldon Cassell
Assistant Radio Operator

Service Number: 34896920
Born in Kokomo, Indiana, on August 30, 1925


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