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42-97856

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 16/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-W] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-R]; 18m, Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Jim Redin, Co-pilot: Jim Ward, Navigator: Bob Meinke, Bombardier: Bill Hearne, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Smith, Radio Operator: George Paolantonio, Ball turret gunner: Russ Loughner, Waist gunner: Bob Rozck, Waist gunner: John Reed,Tail gunner: Lloyd Iverson (10 Killed in Action); flak hit sent ship down which exploded, crashed Neubiburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7500.

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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Hearne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 34297856

  • Lloyd Iverson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 #4297856

  • Russell Loughner

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 #4297856

  • Robert Meinke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • George Paolantonio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 #4297856

  • James Redin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 #4297856

  • John Reed

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 #4297856

  • Robert Rozck

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 #4297856

  • Richard Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 #4297856

  • James Ward

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down and crashed at Neubiberg in B-17 #4297856

Missions

  • 469

    12 July 1944
    Picked up a few flak holes. Overcast weather all the way. Another long ride. This makes 17 completed Missions.

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Neubiberg, Germany 12 July 1944 – 12 July 1944

Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44. Cause - The flak over the target was intense and accurate, and the tail section of the plane was hit so severely that it was seen breaking up, sending the plane into a steep, and fatal nose dive, as it
disappeared into the clouds, crashed Neubiburg, Germany. (10 x RTD) Missing Air Crew Report MACR7500.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 11:49:25 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60446126

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7500 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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