The Crew

Bury St. Edmunds Airfield

B-17 V. BF109

Crews in Red did not return from bombing Berlin Aug. 6th 1944

Voss 138

After bombing Berlin, Theiss and his crew ditched their B-17 into the North Sea. They were picked up two days later by German airmen in the Voss 138.

Dulag Luft I

After being rescued in the North Sea, the crew was removed to Dulag Luft I for interrogation.

Stalag Luft IV POW Camp

Letters Home

News Articles Upon Release from POW Camp

Returning Home

Theiss' Wife Hectorine

Service Uniform

Service Medals

Theiss Family

James E Theiss (Curly)

Made In Loving Memory of S/SGT James E Theiss

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