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Daniel (Tex) Rupert Giddens, US, Army

Daniel (Tex) Rupert Giddens from Wichita Falls, Texas entered the service after school. He was assigned to the 8th Army Air Corps, stationed at Horham, England after training. He was a turret gunner on the B17 bomber. During the 6 March 1944 mission for a daylight raid over Berlin, he was shot in the chest and killed. The plane went down and the other nine crewmen were taken as POWs. He is buried at the American National Cemetery in Belgium.

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