Joe Crilley

F/O Noel McCann

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Piloting the "Queen City" was Flight Officer Noel McCann of Norwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. In the co-pilot seat was Lt. Ray Hiltunen of Baker Company, 326th AEB. An eye witness to their downing was FIO George Anderson who lives today in Herkimer, NY, who watched helplessly as his best friend, Noel McCann, was killed when the glider crashed. There was no time to mourn as he had to land a glider containing soldiers and supplies. To the right is McCann next to his aircraft with his wife's name above the nickname and the grave in Holland in 1945. Later the family would have has body returned to his home state of Kentucky. Below, the final resting place for Lt. Hiltunen.

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