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42-98007

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 30/4/44; Kearney 15/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-E/D] Sudbury 4/7/44; on return from mission 10/11/44 with Henry Rapp, Bill O’Leary, Delmar Claussen, Bob Farver, Frank Eisenberg, Bernie Miller, Ed Schoonover, Dave King (8 Returned to Duty); Phil Scott (Killed in Action); (58m) Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 11/12/45. SLEEPY TIME GAL.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 833rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Delmar Claussen

    Military | Bombardier, Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Rapp crew

  • Frank Eisenberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Henry B Rapp crew. Mid-air collision on 10 Nov 1944 with A/C 968 (MACR 10339).

  • Robert Farver

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • David King

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Bernard Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • William O'Leary

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Co-Pilot; Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Rapp crew ...

  • Henry Rapp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Henry B Rapp crew. Mid-air collision on 10 Nov 1944 with A/C 968 (MACR 10339).

  • Edward Schoonover

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Philip Scott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision on 10 Nov 1944 with A/C 968 (MACR 10339), Killed in Action (KIA).

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 10 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2020 22:33:44 jmoore43 Changes to media associations
Sources

Added an association to media FRE 8097 per info in the Caption.

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2020 21:14:16 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added quotes around the nickname.

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2016 17:18:08 flyer17 Changes to nicknames
Sources

386th website

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10339 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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