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42-97086

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Hunter 22/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-K] transferred 333BS (TS- ) Rougham 13/3/44; Missing in Action Poznan 11/4/44 with Ben Totushek, Navigator: Harvey Durant, Bombardier: Bill Kipp, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Tidwell (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Kleine, Radio Operator: Pete Papas, Ball turret gunner: Bob Swindley, Waist gunner: Charles J Mott, Waist gunner: Bob Davis,Tail gunner: Bob Doyle (6 Prisoner of War Stalag 17-B); flak, crash landed Osterby, ten miles W of Flensburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4008. AMERICAN MAID.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organisation and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29-Jun-1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28-Aug-42 to 31-Oct-42 than at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas from...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297086 'American Maid. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Doyle

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297086 'American Maid. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harvey Durant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297086 'American Maid. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Jr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • William Kipp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 42-97086 'American Maid. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Mott

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297086 'American Maid. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Pete Papas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297086 'American Maid. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Swindley

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Billy Tidwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297086 'American Maid. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Benjamin Totushek

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297086 'American Maid. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Denmark 11 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 14:58:11 Charlesjmottgranddaughter Changes to description and place associations
Sources

Charles J Mott

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4008 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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