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42-97257

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Dalhart 3/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-L] Horham 28/3/44; with Horace O. Turner, 24/4/44, Bombardier/Navigator [wia]; with J.C. Bertram 11/7/44, Waist gunner: Ray Carpenter [wia]; with T.G. Bek 24/12/44, Ball turret gunner: Leon Erisman [wia]; with J. Durham force landed B-58 Moelsbroek, Belg. 28/3/45; 111m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45. KNOCK-OUT BABY.

This aircraft was assigned to the 412th BS 95th BG Horham 28/3/1944. It survived the war and was sent for scrap 8/11/1945.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-97257 'Knock-Out Baby!'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Dalhart 3/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-L] Horham 28/3/44; with Horace O. Turner, 24/4/44, Bombardier/Navigator [wia]; with J.C. Bertram 11/7/44, Waist gunner: Ray Carpenter [wia]; with T.G. Bek 24/12/44,...

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jack Anderson

    Military | Corporal | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Bek

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Bertram

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Carpenter

    Military | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA. 11 Jul 1944. B-17G AC #42-97257 'Knock-Out Baby'

  • John Durham

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leonard Erisman

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA on 24 Dec 1944 in B-17G #42-97257 'Knock-out Baby'.

  • Roy Gieland

    Military | Pilot

  • Delbert Hubbard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Charles Hyde

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Frank Martin

    Military | Tail Gunner

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Missions

  • 306B

    18 April 1944

  • 308A

    19 April 1944

  • 309

    20 April 1944

  • 311

    22 April 1944

  • 315

    24 April 1944

  • 317A

    25 April 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Combat casualty Friedrichshafen, Germany 24 April 1944

With Lt. Horace O. Turner, Bombardier/Navigator [WIA]

Combat casualty Friedrichshafen, Germany 11 July 1944

With Lt John C Bertram 11/7/44, Waist gunner: Ray Carpenter [WIA].

Combat casualty 24 December 1944

With Lt Thomas G Bek 24/12/44, Ball turret gunner: Leon Erisman [WIA].

Crashed Melsbroek, 1820 Steenokkerzeel, Belgium 28 March 1945

Force landed B-58 Moelsbroek, Belgium. 28/3/45. Pilot Lt John O Durham.

Returned Stateside Bradley Field, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA 26 June 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45. 111 mission veteran, sold for scrap.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2016 13:26:20 aquaflow1 Changes to description
Sources

Added by Karen Turner, daughter of Horace O. Turner

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2016 13:21:59 aquaflow1 Changes to events
Sources

Added by daughter of Horace Turner, Karen Turner.

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2016 09:53:58 aquaflow1 Changes to description
Sources

Added by Karen Turner, daughter of Horace Turner.

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2016 09:46:34 aquaflow1 Changes to markings and mission associations
Sources

Added by Karen Turner, daughter of Horace Turner.

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2016 07:16:33 aquaflow1 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added by Karen Turner, daughter of Horace O "Hank" Turner.

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2015 19:53:46 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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