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2nd Lt. Leonard S. Houston Jr. Crew
42-78184 - The Rowdy Dowdy's
720th Squadron




The Rowdy Dowdys Crew

Standing Left to Right:
2nd Lt. Morris (Mike) Sipser - Navigator
2nd Lt. Leonard S. Houston - pilot.
Shot down april 1944 the aircraft crashed in Switzerland.
Morris Sipser and Sam Houston were interned in Switzerland before escaping and returning to base.
Four other members of the crew bailed out on pilot's orders, were interned, and became POWs.
Upon returning to the States Sipser underwent Army Intelligence training and was sent to occupied Germany where,
as part of Operation Paperclip, he evacuated seven German scientists including Werner von Braun, inventor of the V2 rocket.

Other Crew Members:
2nd Lt. Wesley Urquhart - Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. William Chatham - Bombardier
Sgt. Albert V. Latimer - Engineer
Sgt. William L. Haley - Radio Operator
Sgt. Benjamin H. Roderique - Ball Turret
S/Sgt. Donald A. Durant - Gunner
S/Sgt. Howard A. Dowse - Gunner
Sgt. George K. Monroe - Tail Gunner


Information provided by Clint Houston and Walter Sipser

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