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43-37949

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 2/7/44; {15m} Missing in Action Stuttgart 5/9/44 with Art Eacham, Co-pilot: Edgar Berry, Navigator: Vic Durley, Bombardier: Bob Petry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Pitman, Radio Operator: Clayton Reiter, Ball turret gunner: Harry Light,Tail gunner: Ed Long (8 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Jim Jent (evaded capture); mid air coll with 43-37866 (486BG), crashed Coataudun, E of Brest, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 8460. NOBODY GETSZIT.

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...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

    835th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    *Taken from the official web page of the '486th Bomb Group Association' (https://486th.org/BS835/index.htm)* ...

People

  • Edgar Berry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brest inB-17 Nobody Gotszit #4337949

  • Victor Durley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 Nobody Gotszit #4337949

  • James Jent

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Mid air collision and crashed near Brest on 9/5/44 in B-17 Nobody Gotszit #4337949

  • Harold Light

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 Nobody Gotszit #4337949

  • Edward Long

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 Nobody Gotszit #4337949

  • Robert Petry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Brest in B-17 Nobody Gotszit #4337949

  • Francis Pitman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Brest in B-17 Nobody Gotszit #4337949

  • Clayton Reiter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brest in B-17 Nobody Gotszit #4337949

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 5 September 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 8460 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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