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42-97595

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 31/12/43; 1SAG Langley 23/1/44; Grenier 5/2/44; Assigned 813BS-482BG [PC-E] Alconbury 19/2/44; t/o 17/3/44 for Snetterton ready to lead mission the following day with Capt Lopez Mantoux, Co-pilot: Emerson Dyer, Navigator: Bill Ryanseriously injured, Bombardier: Capt Newton Hatfield, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Brown, Radio Operator: Francis Lynen, Waist gunner: John Campbell, Waist gunner: Chas Clark,Tail gunner: Vince Carlwicz, pass: Sgts Harley Rayner, Dan Delmonte & Cpl Harry Williams; visibility was impaired and struck tree, knocking off right stabilizer; (12 Returned to Duty), Salvaged 18/3/44.

Service

Units

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 813th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Albert Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • John Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • Vincent Carlewicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • Charles Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • Daniel DelMonte

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • Emerson Dyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • Newton Hatfield

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • Francis Lynen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • Lopez Mantoux

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

  • Harley Rayner

    Military | Sergeant | 482nd Bomb Group
    Crashed while attempting to land at Snetterton Heath on 17 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-97595. RTD.

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Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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