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42-97264

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; slated 447BG, Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 10/3/44; with J.H. Griffin 28/7/44, Co-pilot: Ed Robert, Ball turret gunner: John Tracy both [wia]; 61m Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44 with Dick Neal, Co-pilot: Albt Johnson, Navigator: Chas Lease, Bombardier: Bob Hannum, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Morris Privin, Radio Operator: Joe Carbonatto, Ball turret gunner: Albt Molik, Waist gunner: Fred Zella,Tail gunner: Harry Yoselowitz (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Bob Hendrian (Killed in Action); left target area with #3 on fire, crashed Jena-Leebstedt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9560. SHOO SHOO BABY.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Vincent Blazquez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, baled out after flak hit Evaded (EVD) MACR 10418 ...

  • Joseph Carbonatto

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Jena-Leebstedt on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Shoo Shoo Baby' #4297264

  • Edward Fetherston

    Military | Sergeant | Radar Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Stand in for McVay crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • Gilbert Frazer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Robert Hannum

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Jena-Leebstedt on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Shoo Shoo Baby' #4297264

  • Robert Haupt

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert Hendrian

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Jena-Leebstedt in B-17 'Shoo Shoo Baby' #4297264

  • Albert Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Jena-Leebstedt on 10/7/44 in B17 'Shoo Shoo Baby' #4297264

  • David Kile

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • Charles Lease

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Jena-Leebstedt on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Shoo Shoo Baby' #4297264

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Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Germany 7 October 1944 – 7 October 1944

Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44. Left target area with #3 on fire, crashed Jena-Leebstedt, Germany. (9 x POW, 1 KIA) Missing Air Crew Report MACR 9560.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 09:36:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9560 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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