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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-R] Sudbury 11/7/44; 34m Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Bob Miller, Edmund Barcikowski, Fred Kinsler, Dick Hobgood, Marion Taylor, Bill Effinger, Jim Mathis, Frank Ward, Stan Pavlic (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Uuddorp, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11047. MR TACOMA.

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...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edmund Barcikowski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorp on 6 Dec 1944 in B-17 'Mr. Tacoma' #4337944

  • William Effinger

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorp on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 'Mr Tacoma' #4337944

  • Richard Hobgood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorp on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 'Mr Tacoma' #4337944

  • Frederick Kinsler

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorp on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 'Mr Tacoma' #4337944

  • James Mathis

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at unddorp on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 'Mr Tacoma' #4337944

  • Robert Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorp on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 Mr. Tacoma' #4337944

  • Stanley Pavlic

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorf on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 'Mr Tacoma' #4337944

  • Marion Taylor

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorp on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 'Mr Tacoma' #4337944

  • Frank Ward

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Unddorp on 6 Dec 44 in B-17 'Mr Tacoma' #4337944

Places

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11047 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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