Dennie E. MEDLEY
Picture from Shirley Baer, his daughter Click to enlarge
From left: Dennie, Sherley and their brother (?)
S/Sgt US Army Air Force
Duty: Ball Turret Gunner
Service #: 35651982
Unit: 458 BG 752 BS
Entered Service: 20-02-1943 Huntington, West Virginia
Born: 25/09/1914 Sciotoville, Scioto county, Ohio
Died: 31/01/2001 Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio
Buried: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Franklin Furnace, Scioto County,Ohio, USA
Married: Lou Ella Medley (born Louwe)
30/06/1934 Porthsmouth, Scioto Co, Ohio
Documents from resistance group General Sabotage G93
Report written by Felix Vandevenne and his wife Maria Juchtmans
Take off: 7:30 h 20 July 1944
Aircraft number B24 H – 117
Shot down in the vicinity of Diest.
Private address: 1213Armstrong Str, Porth South, Ohio.
Saved by Louis Jonckers St.-Jansveld 10, Diest. René and Joseph Jonckers Papenbroekstraat 7, Webbekom after landing.
The guard was done by Marcel Vanderstukken, Papenbroekstraat 6, Webbekom.
René Jonckers brought Dennie to Hilaire Gemoets, Struik, Assent (Hilaire was later executed by the Germans. Before he had to dig his own grave).
August Schepers from Waanrode picked him up from there en brought him to Prosper Graulus at Waanrode.
From there to Frans Vandijck at Waanrode.
Then Paul Goossens from Kortenaken, José Graulus from Waanrode, Henri Sondag from Assent-Struik and August Schepers brought Dennie to Charles Busselen at Geetbets.
There he stayed till liberation.
Papers to fill in brought to Prosper Graulus at Waanrode by Severin Vandevenne (10 years old) Begijnenstraat 31, Diest. (in the housing of his bicycle lamp!)
His father Felix Vandevenne, Begijnenstraat 31, Diest gave the papers to René Kempeneers, Dorp 64 Oostham
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