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43-37551

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-L] Deenethorpe 1/6/44; 615BS [IY-L]; Missing in Action Berlin 28/3/45 with Joe McCullough, Norman Schock, John Maxwell, Pascal Santora, Nick Loris, Larry Genauer {rcm} (6 Prisoner of War); Tom McGurn, Bob Winterburn, Oren Tish, Bob Jacobson (4 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Zobbenitz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 13544.

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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Fred Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Fighter pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions on B-17's as co-pilot to 1st Lt Fred D Grinham. ...

  • Joseph Cullough

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Genauer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radar Counter Measures Operator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Thomas Gurn

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Robert Jacobson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Zobbenitz in B17 #4337551

  • John Jr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Nick Loris

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zobbenitz on 28 Mar 45 in B-17 #4337551

  • Pascal Santora

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zobbenitz on 28 Mar 45 in B-17 #4337551

  • Norman Schock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zobbenitz on 28 Mar 45 in B-17 #43-37551

  • Oren Tish

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Zobbenitz in B-17 #4337551

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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) Germany 28 March 1945

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13544 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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