321stBG,447thBS, S/Sgt Robert C Drogosch, R/G
DROGOSCH; Shot-Down on the 447th very first Mission; 20 March, 1943 (at Sea)
MISSING IN ACTION on 20 March 1943 on Sea Sweep Mission Between Tunisia and
Sicily. Attacked By Enemy Fighters~SHOT DOWN at SEA.
One Crew Member Killed Before the Crash, The 5 Surviving Crew Members Made it to the Life Raft, Rowed to Shore ~ EVADED ENEMY CAPTURE~Made it to Friendly Lines, Were Treated for Minor Injuries, and RETURNED to the 447th Squadron on 27 March 1943, ALL 5 Were Wearing British Uniforms.
A/C No. 41-13171 "Trigger" (shot down)
Ackley, James H., 2Lt, pilot
Duke, Albert (NMI) "Al", 2Lt, pilot
Orr, Douglas C. "Doug", 2Lt, bombardier
Drogosch, Robert C., T/Sgt, radio-gunner
Govoni, Harold F., S/Sgt, engineer-gunner--(KIA)
Noble, Francis L., S/Sgt, armament-gunner
Owner: Barbi Ennis Connolly
Size: 5 items