Langston Everett V / 34386480

 Adopted by Huub Schouteten since February 2009.

381st Bomb Group Heavy - 534th Bomb Squadron
(GD)

Walls of the Missing Margraten


Born: 29 June 1921,  Timmonsville, South Carolina, U.S.A
Died: 6 March 1944, Between Niederlehme and Wernsdorf, Germany  (22)


Mary F. Langston (grandmother) June 1866 - 1 December 1924  (58)
Clarence D. Langston Sr. (father) 11 April 1893 - 30 December 1952  (59)
Berry Langston (mother) 15 June 1893 - 25 August 1927 (34)
Eleanor Langston (sister) 19 March 1923 - 5 June 2004  (81)
Clarence D. Langston Jr. (brother) 4 November 1924 - ?
Clinton W. Langston (brother) 9 July 1926 - 8 February 2006  (79)
Mae E. (Cox) Langston (wife) ? - ?
Iris L. Langston (daughter) ? - ?


Right Waist Gunner
Serialnumber: 42-31553
Type: B17G
Nickname: Myer's Flaw
Destination: Berlin, Germany
Mission: Erkner Ball-Bearing Plant
MACR: 3241

Schuit Richard R - Haushalter Edward E - Hensley Herman M - Herrick John W



Back (L-R): Jones Eldon P - Shaw Allen F - Dragon John - Taft Michael
Front (L-R): Lee Harry E - Langston Everett V


Back (L-R): Jones Eldon P - Schuit Richard R - Hensley Herman M - Haushalter Edward E - Herrick John W - Lee Harry E
Front (L-R): Shaw Allen F - Taft Michael - Dragon John - Langston Everett V

Pilot 1st Lt. Edward E. Haushalter KIA Plot A, Row 32, Grave 15 Ardennes
20 August 1920 - 6 March 1944 (23)
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Herman M. Hensley POW
4 November 1917 - 25 October 2005 (87)
Navigator 2nd Lt. Richard R. Schuit POW
22 November 1920 - 15 January 1997 (76)
Bombardier 2nd Lt. John W. Herrick POW
? - ?
Radio Operator S/Sgt. Richard H. Nisbet MIA Walls of the Missing Margraten
1921 - 6 March 1944
Engineer S/Sgt. Harry E. Lee MIA Walls of the Missing Margraten
? - 6 March 1944
Ball Turret Gunner Sgt. Edward J. Creevy MIA Walls of the Missing Margraten
1916 - 6 March 1944
Right Waist Gunner Sgt. Everett V. Langston MIA Walls of the Missing Margraten
29 June 1921 - 6 March 1944 (22)
Left Waist Gunner Sgt. Ralph A. Alfaro POW
19 December 1920 - 5 February 2003 (82)
Tail Gunner Sgt. Eldon P. Jones POW
10 March 1923 - 26 September 1997 (74)

Aircrafts which they have flown:
 No Name Flown from U.S.A. to England in Ridgewell
No Name B-17G mission 59 - 11 January 1944 Target Oscherleben, Germany
No Name B-17G mission 61 - 29 January 1944 Target Frankfurt, Germany
No Name B-17G mission 62 - 30 January 1944 Target Brunswick, Germany
No Name B-17G mission 65 - 5 February 1944 Target St. Avord, France
No Name B-17G mission 69 - 21 February 1944 Target Achmer, Germany
No Name B-17G mission 70 - 22 February 1944 Target Oschersleben, Germany
No Name B-17G mission 71 - 24 February 1944 Target Schweinfurt, Germany
Dreambaby B-17G 42-32025 VP-P Boeing mission 75 - 4 March 1944 Target Dusseldorf, Germany
Myer's Flaw B-17G 42-31553 GD-B Boeing mission 76 - 6 March 1944 Target Berlin, Germany


 

Myer's Flaw was attacked by fighters on its bombrun, setting on fire, left formation and the most of the crew bailed out before the B-17 crashed between Niederlehme and Wernsdorf. One report puts the crash site as 1100 Yards East an other 3 Miles North East of Forest Krummenluch at about 13:10 hours, six miles South West of Ekner. Lt Haushalter was killed due to parachute failure and his body was found in the Horst-Wessel Street at Zernsdorf, this was about 4 miles of the crashsite.

In the bomber were two unidentified crew members buried in the Ardennes
X-6978 in plot A-40-19 and X-6979 in plot C-16-17
 
X-6978 in plot A-40-19

X-6979 in plot C-16-17

 

Veterans Day at Margraten 11 November 2016 with Jim, Desiree and Tori Langston