447th BS Ave Maria and crew #43-27636 /Rogowski Photo
310thBG,380thBS, Sgt Wesley W Marquis, Aerial Gunner
MARQUIS, Wesley, 72, a retired Air Force technical sergeant who was one of a handful of Americans to escape from the notorious Stalag 17 Nazi prisoner-of-war camp; in Milwaukee. Captured after his B17 was shot down over northern Italy, he escaped after six months but was recaptured after 31 days. His treatment by the Gestapo left him 100 per cent disabled.