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43-37510

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-T] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; Missing in Action Cauvincourt 8/8/44 with Capt Frank Ball, Co-pilot: Lt Col Jere Maupin, Navigator: R.W. Marshall, Bombardier: W.T. Kemp, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: G.H. Cooper, obs-Lt W. Anderson (6 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: E.D. Scott, Ball turret gunner: E.T. Kreisel, Waist gunner: John Burgard, Tail gunner: Irving Stewart (4 Killed in Action); flak hit started fire, crashed Culey-le-Patry NE of Vire, Fr; Salvaged.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

People

  • W Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 401st Bomb Group
    RTD Shot down by flak and crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 #4337510

  • Frank Ball

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Four missions in four days, Peenemunde, Augsburg, Leipzig and Cheinfurt didn't bother Lt. Frank Ball. RTD. Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 43-37510

  • John Burgard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 #4337510

  • G Cooper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    RTD Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 #4337510

  • W Kemp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    RTD Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 #4337510

  • Edwin Kreisel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 #43-37510

  • Robert Marshall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    RTD Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 #43-37510

  • Jere Maupin

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot; Former 612th Squadron Commander | 401st Bomb Group
    RTD Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 43-37510. Losses has pix of B17 42-32068 'Fool's Luck' which Maupin and crew had bailed out of on their 3rd mission at the end of Dec 1943. The plane landed itself near Potter's Bar.

  • Elbert Scott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 43-37510

  • Irving Stewart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 #4337510 AM/ PH

Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) 14190 Cauvicourt, France 8 August 1944
Crashed 14220 Culey-le-Patry, France 8 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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