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42-97131

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Presque Is 25/2/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [Z] Glatton 8/3/44; Missing in Action Genshagen 6/8/44 with Vince Frost, Navigator: Bob Danaher, Bombardier: Earl Peronto, Ball turret gunner: Dan Rice, Waist gunner: Hubert Rempp (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: John Folson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sol Bernstein, Radio Operator: Chester Bartoszewicz, Waist gunner: Dan Taylor (4KIA- one man seen to fall without chute, snagged on wing); flak KO’d #2, crashed Michelsdorf, E of Brandenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7889. HOME JAMES.

Service

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Chester Bartoszewicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Michelsmoor in B-17 Home James #4297131

  • Solomon Bernstein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Robert Danaher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Michelsmoor in B-17 Home James #4297131 POW

  • John Folsom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group

  • Vincent Frost

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Michelsmoor in B-17 Home James #4297131 on 8/6/44 POW

  • Earl Peronto

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War. Shot down by flak and crashed at Michelsmoor on 8/6/44 in B-17 'Home James' 42-97131

  • Hubert Rempp

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Daniel Rice

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW); Shot down by flak.

  • Daniel Taylor

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 6 August 1944 in B-17 #4297131 'Home James' PH

Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2019 21:08:23 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added nickname per desription.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7889 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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