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43-37805

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-A] Lavenham 28/6/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/8/44 with Jay Hatfield, Co-pilot: Clarry McGinn, ntg-John Taber, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Conway, Radio Operator: Henry Ong, Ball turret gunner: Cecil Glover, Waist gunner: Chas Jamison,Tail gunner: Joe Kazmouz (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Ed Reichel (Killed in Action); flak KO’d #3, crashed Zeitz, N of Calbe-East rlwy st, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7892.

Service

Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Conway

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Zeitz on 6 Aug 1944 in B-17 #43-37805. POW

  • Clarence Ginn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group

  • Cecil Glover

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    29 1/2 missions. Shot down 6 Aug 1944 on mission over Berlin. Prisoner of War (POW) until May 1945 B-17G #43-37805. AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Jay Hatfield

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Zeitz on 6 Aug 44 in B-17 #43-37805 POW

  • Charles Jamison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Zeitz on 6 Aug 1944 in B-17 #43-37805 POW

  • Henry Jr

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Kazmouz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Zeitz on 6 Aug 1944 in B-17G #43-37805 POW

  • Edward Reichel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Zeitz on 6 Aug 1944 in B-17G #43-37805; Taken to Herman Goering Hospital in Berlin with wound to abdomen. He was not treated and died. He was Jewish.

  • John Taber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Zeitz on 6 Aug 1944 in B-17G #43-37805 POW

Places

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7892 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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