Calvin Leroy Anthes
384th Bomber Group, Heavy, 547th Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force
On 13 April 1944, aircraft B-17G, serial number 42-97274 was on a combat mission to Schweinfurt, Germany. The aircraft was flying no. 5 position in the Lead Squadron. At 1548 hours, over Brussels the aircraft was struck by flak in the no. 2 and no. 3 engines. Shortly thereafter the ship exploded in mid-air. The remains of 2nd Lt Anthes were found at the crash point at Fouleng, 18 Km North of Mons, Belgium. He had several bone fractures. Calvin Anthes was initially buried at the cemetery in Chièvres, comrade grave nr. 12 on 15 April 1944.
He is now buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, A, 11, 31.
Pilot, 1st Lt James Robert Lavin
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Louis Anger Bendon
Navigator, 2nd Lt Harold Eugene Ashman
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Calvin Leroy Anthes
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Edward L. Price
Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt Troy Hollar
Ball Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Lloyd George Brady
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt James Woodie Malone
Right Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Raymond Richard Marz
Left Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Charles William Johnson