Letter from Tony Mininni (5 of 5)

Letter from Tony Mininni (5 of 5)

This is page five of a letter from Tony Mininni to Rose and Oscar Dobler, the parents of John Dobler, pilot of a B-24 from 828th Bombardment Squadron, 485th Bombardment Group of the 15th Air Force that had been forced to ditch near Vis island on the Croatian coast, while returning from a mission to bomb Linz, Austria on 20 January 1945. John hadn't survived the crash, but his parents struggled to accept this, and asked for more details from Tony, one of four survivors from the aircraft. This final page gives the contact details of the five other men lost in the crash.

Co-Pilot - Charles M Burgess

Navigator - Robert J. Vanderpool

Engineer - William L. Vaughan

Radio Operator - Oliver Robertson

Nose gunner - Samuel F. Elliot

Many thanks to Julie Harrison, John Dobler's niece, for sending us this letter.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (12 December 2019), Letter from Tony Mininni (5 of 5), http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_letter_tony_mininni_5.html

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