Hiding place of Edward Appel in Hochfelden France. He hid here with the son of the family, Georges Wencker, from Sept 8 to November 23, 1944. Edward stayed in contact with the family for a few years after the war, and Georges later named his son, Edouard after Edward Appel, the American pilot that hid with him in the barn.
The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot, Bomber Pilot, Fighter Pilot
Edward Appel was one of the few Pilots who completed tours both in a Bomber Group (30 missions) and as a fighter pilot (17 missions) in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). His bomber was the B-24 Liberator the Latrine Rumor, B-24 (Number 42...