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42-97905

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 31/3/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-R] Molesworth 19/6/44; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with Paul Long, Co-pilot: Harry Carlman, Navigator: Marvin Shaw, Bombardier: Chas Cassidy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Mours, Radio Operator: Art Habich, Ball turret gunner: Joe Flammia, Waist gunner: Wesley Abbott,Tail gunner: Keith Olson (9INT); flak, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 7503.

Service

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Wesley Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42-97905, Interned (INT).

  • Harold Carlman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Charles Cassidy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Joseph Flammia

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/13/44 in B-17 #4297905

  • Arthur Habich

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42-97905, Interned (INT).

  • Paul Long

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    INT Hit by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/13/44 in B-17 #4297905

  • John Mours

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/13/44 in B-17 #4297905

  • Keith Olson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/13/44 in B-17 #4297905

  • Marvin Shaw

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/13/44 in B-17 #4297905

Places

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7503 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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