12/19 1943 Augsburg, Germany. ME Development Plant. Dropped on or near target about 11:50. Unsure due to cloud cover. Hit by another B-24 from our formation about 12:15 and about 135 miles south of Augsburg. Landed by parachute near Canazei. Italy; about 20 miles east of Bolzano and about 35 miles south of the Brenner Pass. About four hours and fifteen minutes of flying time.
After the war, Daniel wrote an analysis of what caused his plane to "crash." Click on any page to read his account.