“The Wild Hare” was based at Great Ashfield, England. For further information about the airfield, see: http://www.controltowers.co.uk/G/Great_Ashfield.htm.
It was shot down 11 November 1943 between the village of Hedikuizen and the town of Heusden east of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (also known as Den Bosch) in the province of Brabant, The Netherlands.
Members of the crew were:
Pilot – John P. McGowan
Co-Pilot – James C. Bufkin
Navigator – Ellis Shorb
Bombardier – Thomas Applewhite
Top Turret Gunner – Nello Malavasi
Radio Operator/Gunner – James C. French
Ball Turret Gunner – Vernon L. Mulvaney
Tail Gunner – Robert D. Johnson
Left Waist Gunner – William J. Bloeser
Right Waist Gunner – Anthony T. Barckett
A photo taken in England of “The Wild Hare” shows the plane, some of the crew, and a group of English cadets: